OnePlus 11 review
This year, OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 11 without a Pro model, which puts pressure on the vanilla version to live up to the expectations of both older OnePlus 9 users and those who opted for the Pro. However, it seems that the company has successfully combined the features of both versions into a single device.
The OnePlus 11 can be seen as an unusual blend of features from both the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 10T released last year. While it falls short of some of the Pro’s noteworthy features, when compared to the 10T, it offers a significant upgrade. For instance, the OnePlus 11 boasts a third-generation LTPO OLED display that supports Dolby Vision and a 120Hz refresh rate, which is a considerable improvement over the 10T. Additionally, it elevates the resolution to QHD+.
The OnePlus 11 runs on the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, providing ample power to handle all those pixels, and is supported by up to 16GB of RAM. The camera system has also received a significant upgrade, with the addition of a 2x telephoto camera boasting a large 32MP sensor, and the ultrawide camera now featuring 48MP with autofocus support. Additionally, the Hasselblad Color Calibration, which was absent in the 10T released last year, has been incorporated into the OnePlus 11. Furthermore, the alert slider makes a comeback in this model.
Although wireless charging is not an option this year, the OnePlus 11 provides 100W fast charging almost everywhere, except in the US where it’s limited to 80W. Nevertheless, this is still a desirable improvement in both markets, and it can charge the battery from empty to full in just 25 minutes.
Notable features of the OnePlus 11 include state-of-the-art cooling hardware, a display tuned for Dolby Vision, and speakers tuned for Dolby Atmos. This ensures an engaging multimedia and gaming experience, even when on the move.
The OnePlus 11 is packaged in a customary big, red OnePlus box, complete with the usual accessories such as user manuals, a USB-A to USB-C charging cable, and a 100W-rated charger. Notably, the OnePlus 10 Pro, released last year, included a USB-C to USB-C cable. However, based on user feedback, OnePlus made the decision to revert to USB-A cables since most sockets and personal computers still utilize the older standard, providing greater versatility.
The OnePlus 11 is equipped with an upgraded 6.7-inch LTPO3 AMOLED display, featuring a resolution of 1440 x 3216px, a 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Atmos HDR standard, and 10-bit color depth. In addition to the improved energy efficiency of the latest LTPO generation, OnePlus has introduced a smart feature that allows the display to recognize specific content types and adjust its refresh rate accordingly. For instance, when reading an e-book, the refresh rate will be lowered to 1 or 10Hz, while gaming will increase it to 120Hz.
Battery performance has been a weak point for OnePlus phones in recent years, with the exception of the 10 Pro. However, the company seems to have improved in this area with the OnePlus 11, despite retaining the same 5,000 mAh battery capacity. The device offers impressive battery endurance.