The OnePlus 11 is a comeback for OnePlus as a fan favorite for its bang for the buck flagship phones, peaking around the OnePlus 7 Pro.It has a Snapdragon 8 gen 2 processor with 8GB RAM, 6.7 inch 1440p 120 hertz OLED display, triple cameras, and a 5,000 milliamp hour battery with 80 watt charging.
It has a mixed bag in terms of design; taking a step away from the ultra generic last generation with a textured matte black finish on the back, Hasselblad branding, alert slider, and a hybrid camera bump.The display is a 6.7 inch corner to corner thin bezel with a slight curve over the edges, a 1440p resolution, 120 hertz OLED with 1000 Hertz touch sample rate and 1300 nits peak brightness.
It has future-proof internals, including Wi-Fi 7, UFS 4.0, and LP-DDR5X.It has great battery life with a 5,000 milliamp hour battery.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Display||6.7-inch 1440p 120Hz OLED with 1000Hz touch sample rate|
|and 1300 nits peak brightness|
|Rear Cameras||Triple camera setup with Hasselblad branding|
|Battery||5,000mAh with 80W fast charging|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 7, UFS 4.0, LP-DDR5X|
|Design||Textured matte black finish, alert slider, hybrid camera bump|
Design and Display
The OnePlus 11 is the successor to both the OnePlus 10T and 10 Pro, as there is no Pro model this year.The phone weighs over 200 grams but doesn’t feel heavy.
The back panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and is quite reflective.The display is a curved 6.7-inch LTP03 AMOLED with a QHD resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Victus protection.
The third-generation LPTO tech adaptive refresh rate is more energy efficient. The 120Hz will dial down to 105 or 1 Hz depending on the screen brightness.The OnePlus 11 was able to achieve 490 nits with the manual slider and 770 nits in auto mode when bright sun.
Oxygen OS 13 and Interface
Oxygen OS 13 runs on top of Android 13, and it’s not the near-stock Android experience.The notification shade has custom shapes and arrangement of toggles.
The ability to place an app into a floating window for multitasking purposes.
The smart sidebar is a convenient place within which you can store shortcuts.The icon pull-down gesture can make apps compress and come right to your finger for easy one-handed access.The alert slider doesn’t have customization options.
Chipset and Performance
The new model packs new flagship silicon from Qualcomm the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.The chipset provides considerably higher CPU performance and efficiency, and the GPU performance is much improved.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 supports new faster memory Technologies LP DDR5X and UFS 4.0.The OnePlus 11 holds its own against other recent phones that are running on the same chipset.
The phone has an advanced passive cooling system, and the thermal management is quite respectable.There was hardly any throttling throughout the prolonged stress test.
Battery and Charging
The OnePlus 11 has a 5,000 milliamp-hour battery, just like the OnePlus 10 Pro, and the battery life here is comparable too.The global version of OnePlus 11 supports 100-watt fast charging, but the US versions are 80 Watts.
With the bundled adapter, the phone charged from zero to 100 percent in just 22 minutes.There is no wireless charging, though, which you did get on the OnePlus 10 Pro.
The OnePlus 11 brings a 50-megapixel main cam, a 32-megapixel telephoto with two times zoom, and a 48-megapixel ultrawide cam which has autofocus.The main camera’s photos come out at 12.5 megapixels by default.
Portraits can be taken with either the main cam or the telephoto, which OnePlus actually markets as a portrait camera.It’s nice to have a telephoto camera, which last year’s OnePlus 10T didn’t have.
The ultra-wide shoots excellent photos, maintains a similar Hasselblad vibe to the other two cameras, and there’s plenty of sharp detail for this sort of cam.The main cam resolves more detail and produces more likable colors.The noise is low, and dynamic range is great as well.
Pleasant colors, plenty of detail, and consistent results
Night mode processing automatically used in low light conditions.Virtually the same results whether in default or night mode
Excellent photos with sharpness, low noise, and great dynamic range.Exposure is balanced without excessive brightening
Zooming at night in default mode results in less detail and extra sharpening
Ultra-wide camera also gets night mode processing with vivid colors and true-to-life exposure.
Selfies have plenty of detail, vivid colors, good contrast, and wide dynamic range even in backlit scenes.Main camera can record up to 8K resolution at 24 FPS with wider dynamic range and more consistent exposure than last year.4K video has excellent details and sharp colors with wide dynamic range and consistent white balance.
Telephoto camera can only shoot video in up to 1080p at 30 FPS and quality doesn’t hold up to other cameras, but still provides decent contrast, dynamic range, and enough detail
4K footage from the ultra-wide camera looks just as good as the main camera with plenty of detail, good contrast, and punchy colors.
OnePlus 11 vs. OnePlus 10
OnePlus 11 has a telephoto zoom and an improved screen, chipset, and battery compared to the OnePlus 10.Macro close-ups are possible with the OnePlus 11 camera, something missing from the OnePlus 10
OnePlus 11 is a clear upgrade over the OnePlus 10T.
OnePlus 11 vs. OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus 11 is nearly the same device as the OnePlus 10 Pro, but with a few missing features.Missing features include wireless charging, three times zoom, and a bigger sensor for the main camera.OnePlus 11 is well-rounded and comes at a cheaper price than the Pro
Still worth recommending, especially for those upgrading from an older OnePlus model
OnePlus 11 Pros
The OnePlus 11 may potentially indicate a shift in the right direction for OnePlus after not launching a flagship device in 2020.
Performance and pricing of this phone demonstrate potential and possible improvement of OnePlus.
Other phone options
If looking for alternatives to the OnePlus 11, the Google Pixel 7 Pro or Moto Edge 30 Ultra are options to check out.
A: Yes, it’s highly likely that the OnePlus 11 will support 5G connectivity.
A: It’s uncertain whether the OnePlus 11 will have a headphone jack. However, OnePlus has omitted the headphone jack in its recent releases, so it’s possible that the OnePlus 11 might not have it either.
A: It’s uncertain whether the OnePlus 11 will have a microSD card slot. However, OnePlus has not included expandable storage in its recent flagship models, so it’s possible that the OnePlus 11 might not have it either.