OnePlus 11 review

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Introduction and specifications

The OnePlus 11 this year comes without a Pro model, so the vanilla has a tough job carrying the weight of two devices. After all, it has to convince older OnePlus 9 users, for example, and those using the Pro. And it looks like the company was able to splice the two versions into one.

We see the OnePlus 11 as a strange mix between the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 10T from last year. Compared to the Pro, it has a few notable downgrades, but in conjunction with the 10T, it offers a significant upgrade. For example, the OnePlus 11 is now equipped with a third-generation LTPO OLED display with support for Dolby Vision and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also increases the resolution to QHD+.

OnePlus 11 review

Of course, the latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 drives all those pixels and is paired with up to 16GB of RAM. The camera department also gets a solid upgrade – 2x telephoto camera with a large 32MP sensor and ultrawide is now 48MP with autofocus support. In addition, the 11 is now equipped with Hasselblad Color Calibration, which was not present in the 10T from last year. Oh, and the alarm slider is back!

OnePlus 11 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 163.1×74.1×8.5mm, 205g; Gorilla Glass Victus front, Gorilla Glass 5 back, metal frame.
  • Screen: 6.70″ LTPO3 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 800 nits (HBM), 1300 nits (peak), 1440x3216px resolution, 20.1:9 ppi aspect ratio, Always 52s.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 740.
  • Memory:128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software: Android 13, OxygenOS 13 (International), ColorOS 13 (China).
  • Rear camera: wide (main): 50MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS; Telephoto: 32 MP, f/2.0, 48 mm, 1/1.56″, PDAF, 2x optical zoom; Ultra wide angle: 48MP, f/2.2, 1/2.0″, 115˚, AF.
  • Front camera: 16MP, f/2.4, 25mm, 1.0µm (wide).
  • Video recording: Rear camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS; Front camera: [email protected], gyro EIS.
  • Battery: 5000mAh; 100W wired, PD, 1-50% in 10 min, 1-100% in 25 min (advertised) – International, 80W wired, PD – USA.
  • Miscellaneous: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); stereo speakers.

Wireless charging is off the menu this year, but we get 100W fast charging almost everywhere except the US, where it’s 80W, which is a welcome upgrade in both markets. It should charge the battery from flat to full in just 25 minutes.

OnePlus 11 review

Other outstanding features include advanced cooling hardware, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos-tuned display and speakers, respectively. This should allow for immersive multimedia and gaming experiences on the go. Of course, we’ll be testing that on the following pages, so be sure to stick around and find out if this year’s OnePlus phone is worth your hard-earned cash.

Unboxing the OnePlus 11

The OnePlus 11 comes in a standard OnePlus-style big red box that contains all the usual stuff like user manuals, USB-A to USB-C cable for charging and the appropriate 100W rated charger. Interestingly, the OnePlus 10 Pro last year came with a USB-C to USB-C cable, but OnePlus said that due to user feedback, they decided to switch back to USB-A as most connectors and PCs still have the older standard give them more flexibility.

OnePlus 11 review

There is no protective case this time. Only Chinese customers get an extra case.

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