OPPO Mobile one of the most reputable smartphone brands leading the Nigeria market launched the Oppo Enco W11 TWS earbuds last year. True wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds are experiencing massive growth in Nigeria and most smartphone companies have begun to explore the market. Today, we are going to review the Oppo Enco W11 TWS earbuds and we hope to give you a detailed and truthful review. Is the earbud a great choice for you? You will find out at the end of the review.
Inside the Enco W11 box
A simple white box packaging with the product specifications at the back and the Oppo Enco W11 branding design at the front. Inside the box, the charging case is what you first see then the warranty card, quick start guide, extra ear tips ( small, medium, large included) and USB type-C cable.
Oppo Enco W11 specifications:
- Bluetooth version 5.0
- Noise reduction during calls
- 20-hour battery life
- Enhanced bass
- Intelligent touch controls
- IPX5-rated water and dust resistance
- Bluetooth range: 10m
- Earbud Weight: 4.4g
- Charging case: 35.5g
- Charging case, with 400 mAh battery capacity
- Earbuds with 40 mAh rechargeable, lithium-ion battery
- Voice assistant support – depends on the brand and model of the device.
- Colour: White
OPPO Enco W11 design and body
The design of the Enco W11 comes in a pill-like shaped and glossy white charging case with a LED charging indicator below the opening by the side and the USB type- C charging port at the back. The hinge of the charging case is made of plastic and might easily break if a user does not handle it carefully. The case is very easy to close because of the magnets attached to the hinge but quite difficult to open and requires two hands. The two earbuds also sit comfortably in the case while charging because of the magnets.
The oval shaped-earbuds are light to wear and sit comfortably in my ear. You can always change the ear tips to find the exact size that fits your ear. I was impressed with the way the Enco W11 earbuds sit comfortably in the ear during my early morning exercise, walking on the street, sleeping, and riding on the bike without the fear of dropping them.
The wireless earphones according to Oppo is sweat-proof and come with IP55 dust and water resistance ratings as well which means they can be used during workout sessions and other related activities. We recommend the device for workout sessions with less sweat but should not be used for swimming or during a heavy downpour.
Using the Enco W11 touch control
They have intelligent touch controls which allow you to play/pause music, increase/decrease volume, answer/end calls and tap for voice assistance.
- To increase or decrease the volume press and hold the earbuds.
- Voice assistant ( for supported brands and models only), can be activated by tapping three times.
- To play/pause, tap once
- For the next/previous track, tap twice
- To answer/end a call tap twice.
- To reset the earbuds, place both earbuds into the chat being case then press and hold the right (r) earbuds until the indicator flashes red three times.
Audio performance and connectivity
The sound quality for the Oppo Enco W11 is great especially when you play music simultaneously on the left and right earbuds. It comes with an 8mm dynamic driver and supports advanced audio coding ( AAC)/subband codec (SBC) which gives high sound quality and makes the performance great. The wireless earphones have two microphones on each earbud.
The Enco W11 connects to supported devices using the Bluetooth 5.0 chip having a range of 10m. Bluetooth transmits sound to each earbud using a stable connection and producing great sound.
Calling with the Enco W11 didn’t really meet my expectation because we used it to call at different locations and intervals to be sure it wasn’t affected by the network. Yet it was difficult to hear sometimes and the caller couldn’t hear me easily. The harmonic sound you get because of the enhanced bass while listening to your favourite music and watching movies is wow! The noise reduction is not the best but still does the work and we didn’t expect to get a perfect noise reduction with the amount the Enco W11 is being sold. We advise you always use the earbuds indoors to pick up calls or in an environment not too noisy.
The Enco W11 charging case comes with a 400 mAh battery capacity and the earbuds are 40 mAh.
According to Oppo after testing in the laboratory using an Oppo standard charger, after a single charge, the battery of the earbuds should last 5 hours with 50% volume and 20 hours with the charging case. The charging time for the earbuds or charging the earbuds and case together is 2 hours.
My earbuds lasted for the first four hours with constant music playtime at 70% volume and it took me about 2 hours and 30 minutes to charge the earbuds. The earbuds were charged three times using the charging case before it went low.
The LED light in front of the vase indicates the charging status and battery level. The green light indicates fully charged or almost charged, the yellow light indicates at 50% battery level or below and red means very low which is less than 10%. The earbuds will only charge when they are both in the case with the lid closed
Immediately I removed the earbuds from the charging case for the first time, it started pairing automatically with my iPhone XS Max. To pair the device with the Enco W11, turn on your Bluetooth device and search for “OPPO Enco W11” then select.
Oppo also made the quick pairing feature available for only selected Oppo devices and models. For quick pairing hold your Enco W11 near the unlocked Oppo phone then follow the instructions on the screen.
To turn off or put the earbuds to sleep, put them back into the charging case. Anytime you wish to pair with a new device, always disable the Bluetooth feature on your present device for the earbuds to be available for pairing.
OPPO Enco W11 is compatible with both iPhone and android devices.
The sound quality with enhanced bass is good coupled with an average battery life that lasts up to 4 hours which should be improved on. Noise reduction, IPX5-rated water and dust resistance are my best features after using the Enco W11. You should buy one if you are looking for an affordable wireless headphone with the few limitations mentioned.
Apart from noise reduction and enhanced bass, we have many other budget-price wireless earbuds from other brands. You can check out the Ceppekyy true wireless earbud review if you want an earbud with long-lasting battery life and fast charge. There are other brands like RedMi and realme with similar earbuds at the same price.
Price and availability
OPPO Enco W11 true wireless headphones are available on AliExpess and sold for 18,000 naira on konga while on Jumia it is sold for about 15,000 naira and you can purchase it from any offline store nationwide.
I rate the device 7/10 using the earbud’s design, battery life, sound quality, comfortability and performance.
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