The OnePlus 11 is one of the first smartphones equipped with Qualcomm's latest chipset, which makes it faster and longer-lived, but the new design of the device has another opinion.
The mobile features a large 6.7-inch OLED screen on the front. There is a metal and glass plate like most premium smartphones, and it is shiny and pure, giving an excellent appearance, and a smooth refresh rate of 120 Hz, which makes it one of the best.
The glass curves on the metal band on the sides while the phone's relatively narrow width makes it easier to hold compared to wider competitors from Google or Samsung. samsung.
This is not the first time that OnePlus has used a large circular block on the back of the phone, as it was present in previous versions.
The black version's frosted glass back looks excellent in hand, but the large circular camera module on top is the standout feature.
The phone is well-made but is only splash-resistant and not rated as water-resistant as most competitors, which gives it a small negative point.
The phone runs on the OxygenOS 13 user interface, which is a modified version of Android 13 with some additional customization options. Overall they are non-passive and work well, behaving similarly to previous iterations.
New for this year is OnePlus' pledge to support the software for five years of bi-monthly security patches and four major Android version upgrades.
Like Google and Samsung, which offer monthly security patches, it's not Fairphone that gives six years and Apple up to seven, so there's still room for improvement - especially when the hardware is likely to have a longer life than the system.
An excellent alert slider on the side of the phone allows you to quickly switch between silent, vibrate, and ring mode.
A glimpse of OnePlus 11 specifications
- Operating system: OxygenOS 13 (Android 13)
- Screen: 6.7in 120Hz QHD+ OLED 525ppi)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2
- Storage: 128 and 256 GB
- RAM: 8 and 16 GB
- Camera: 50 MP main, 48 MP ultrawide, 32 MP 2x
- Selfie camera: 16 megapixel selfie
- Connectivity: 5G, eSIM, wifi 6/7, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, GNSS
- Dimensions: 163.1 x 74.1 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 205 grams
- Water Resistance: IP64 (Splash Proof)
- High performance and long battery life
- USB-C port on the bottom of the OnePlus 11.
The OnePlus 11 fully charges so quickly with the included 100W USB-C Power Adapter that it only takes a few minutes to charge the battery.
OnePlus 11 contains a processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 The new one from Qualcomm, which is slated to be used by most high-end Android phones this year.
The processor is up to 35% faster but also 40% more power efficient than the previous processor for improved battery life and runs cooler during gaming sessions.
Battery life is much improved. They last about 46 to 48 hours between charges, with five to six hours actively using the screen in that time and three hours on 5G, and the rest on wifi.
Increasing the screen resolution to the maximum QHD+ had little effect on battery life so that's pretty good.
When the battery finally runs out, it only takes 23 minutes to fully charge using the 100W power adapter, which is a little slower than the OnePlus 10T but not by much.
The battery is rated to last at least 1,600 full charge cycles, which is nearly twice as long as most competitors and should last the life of the phone without needing replacement.
The phone does not contain recycled materials but can generally be repaired by oneplus Replacing the screen costs about $70 and the batteries cost about $20 plus labor costs. The replacement scheme is run by the company and is included in the parent company's annual sustainability reports Oppo.
OnePlus 11 camera
Camera application Hasselblad Fairly easy to use and has some good features like level indicators and fun modes.
The 11 has a similar imaging setup to the 10 Pro, including camera technology from Hasselblad. It has a 48MP main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide, and a 32MP 2x camera on the back, as well as a good 16MP selfie camera on the front.
The main camera takes some of the best photos on a OnePlus to date, with good detail and range, but it loses some sharpness around the edges of the frame and can have a hard time balancing out colors with warmer scenes sometimes looking a bit orangey.
The ultra wide camera is a bit soft on details and can produce shots that are a bit dark compared to other cameras.
The 2x telephoto lens is one of the best short zoom cameras available, and it's good on detail and balance, but doesn't get as central a distance to objects. Most competitors have at least 3x optical zoom, and better up to 10x.
All three cameras struggle a bit in low-light scenarios compared to the previous models. The 16MP selfie camera takes good-looking, detailed photos with reasonable dynamic range, and it handles poor lighting well.
Macro shooting mode uses the ultra-high resolution camera when getting close and can produce some excellent photos. But you have to be precise to keep the image sharp, which is hard to judge on the screen while shooting. The various additional modes generally work well, including a decent portrait mode and the new Xpan panoramic shots.
In general, the main camera is good for the price, but it will not cause a strong competition with Apple, Google or Samsung.
OnePlus 11 price
The cost of OnePlus 11 is about $ 699 for the 8 GB version of RAM and 128 GB for storage and $ 799 for the 16 and 256 GB version, the phone will be launched on the market on February 16. You can buy from Here .
For comparison, the Google Pixel 7 costs $550, the Pixel 7 Pro costs $800, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ costs $1,000 and the iPhone 14 Plus costs $1,100.
We judged the advantages and disadvantages
The OnePlus 11 is a solid phone that offers plenty of performance, battery life, and very fast charging for its price but struggles to stand out from the crowd.
It's well-made and feels nice and narrower than its competitors, so it's easier to hold despite it being a large phone. The screen is great, the fingerprint scanner is responsive and the camera is solid even if not class-leading. However, the large circular camera block on the back has an attractive shape.
Android's OxygenOS user interface has now been supported for up to five years, but that's kept pace with the core competition. The battery should last a full five years, too, which can't be said of most competitors.
It lacks wireless charging but overall there is little fault with the OnePlus 11, making it a worthy alternative to competitors from major brands.
With some excellent mid-range phones that offer nearly as much for a much lower price, OnePlus might not be your choice.
- Long battery life and longevity
- Smooth performance
- Decent software with five years of updates
- 23 minutes full charge
- Great screen
- The camera is not the best in its class, only 2x optical zoom
- Splash resistant only
- There is no wireless charging
- Security updates are fortnightly only, not monthly.