Oppo Enco W11
- Pros: Excellent snug-fit design, great battery life, IP55 dust and water resistance
- Cons: Delicate charging case, no game mode, poor call quality
- Oppo Enco W11 is priced at Rs 2,499 in India
Product Name:Enco W11
Truly wireless earphone segment is witnessing a massive growth in India, and with smartphone makers jumping on the bandwagon, the category has been bombarded with a sea of options varying across the price range. Among other phone manufacturers like Redmi, Realme, and OnePlus, Oppo is one such brand that is trying to gain a piece of share in the TWS or true wireless stereo product segment.
After announcing Oppo Enco Free, Enco W31, Enco M31, the company has brought the Enco W11 as a cheaper version of W31 in the country.
Oppo Enco W11 is priced at Rs 2,499, which makes it a direct competitor to new players like Redmi Buds Air Neo and Realme Buds Q in the market. We have been using the Enco W11 earbuds for a few weeks now, and here’s what we think about it.
Oppo Enco W11 Review: Design and build quality
The Enco W11 arrives in a small oval-shaped charging case with Oppo branding placed right in the middle. Open it, and you will find not-so-tiny earbuds sitting in their separate magnetic slots. They come in a single white colour option that looks glossy and feel decent.
The cover case has an LED light and USB-Type-C charging slot, which makes it quite easy to fuel the earbuds and securely keep them while they are charging. But, the case looks fragile and delicate. It has a plastic build with a hinge and a lightweight body that will make you wonder – they might crack easily or break into two pieces if not handled with care.
Fortunately, the earbuds are durable and can sit comfortably in your ears. They appear to have a one-size-fits-all design, which means they are likely to fit stably in your ears irrespective of your ear shape. We were impressed with the way we could carefree walk, run, cycle, exercise or even sleep wearing the buds without the fear of dropping them.
They have highly responsive touch-sensitive gesture support that allows you to pause music with a single tap and skip tracks with a double-tap. You can also activate the smartphone’s voice assistant with touch controls. Though they get IP55 dust and water resistance ratings as well, we wouldn’t recommend you to take them during swimming or heavy rains.
Oppo Enco W11 Review: Sound performance
Its well-suited design has excellently worked in its favour. You are not going to hear the world once you have put these earbuds on with some music. They offer great noise-cancellation and can allow you to disconnect from the outside noise, even in crowded areas. We used them while running and cycling, and we were quite satisfied with the volume.
While as far as the sound is concerned, they are great and maybe slightly better than other budget-centric wireless earbuds. We tuned into pop, hip-hop and some Bollywood tracks and we enjoyed listening to all of them. But, the problem started when we headed to electronic music or songs with punchy bass and raised the volume up to 80 or full. There were less clarity and poor sound quality. But, wait, hold the thought, before we start complaining about that, it should be noted that the biggest drawback in the earbuds priced below Rs 5,000, is the bass, and for Rs 2,499, they aren’t bad at all. They are fantastic for the price and adequate for daily music listening sessions or casual usage.
However, suppose you are buying these earbuds to use them while playing games. In that case, you might want to look somewhere else as it does not have any dedicated gaming mode – the way you would find in Realme Buds Q. Otherwise, you will be satisfied with its sound performance and overall experience.
In terms of call quality, the buds performed reasonably well. You can manage your daily calls indoor, but when you are somewhere out on the roads, they will fail to reduce background noise and provide a good calling experience.
Oppo Enco W11 Review: Battery and connectivity
After strong build quality, the battery and connectivity are excellent aspects of Enco W11. In our experience, they could last for almost 15 hours with the charging case and around 4.5 hours without them in a single charge. When completely drained out, the buds can fuel back up in approximately 2.5 hours – which isn’t bad considering the battery backup they provide.
As far as the connectivity is concerned, they can be paired via Bluetooth with both Oppo or non-Oppo smartphones without any hassle. The moment they are taken out of the case, they can instantly connect with your phone. You don’t have to go through the process of pairing them with your device every time, do it once, and they will automatically take care of the rest.
We didn’t face any issues at all, but when they are lying out of their charging case for long, they get disconnected and require to be kept back and taken out to be paired with your device again.
Oppo Enco W11 Review: Verdict
The Enco W11 retails at Rs 2,499 in a single white colour option in India.
Oppo appears to have focussed more on the build quality and ergonomic design of these earbuds, and it has managed to pull it off amazingly well. And this is why we would highly recommend you to buy Enco W11 if you are looking for wireless earbuds for your long gym sessions, workouts or daily music listening experience. They also offer great noise-cancellation and long-lasting battery life for the price, making them an excellent package. However, for game enthusiasts, these earbuds aren’t the perfect option.