So, the OnePlus 11 review is finally here by Gadget Bridge. If you are looking to buy a flagship phone under Rs 60,000 then you must read our review before you consider purchasing one. We have been using the OnePlus 11 as our daily driver for almost two weeks. Its starting price in India is Rs 56,999. The device is the successor to last year’s OnePlus 10 Pro, but still lacks the IP68 certification and wireless charging capability. Does It appear that the corporation is sacrificing certain key features or ratings in order to reduce costs? It does, however, the mobile comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, a very decent camera setup, and a lovely 2K display. Let’s talk about it more in the OnePlus 11s review below.
OnePlus 11 review: Design and Display
Let’s start with the design aspect. The OnePlus 11’s ergonomics are quite distinctive, and we really liked it. However, it bears striking resemblance to the OnePlus 10 Pro (review) that was launched last year. But this time the camera module is round rather than square. Also, the horizontal Hasselblad logo is positioned in between the camera sensors now.
The review device we received sports the Titan Black colour, which we really liked. Last year we received the glossy colour variant, which was more susceptible to scuffs. This time there is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the rear and a sort of matte surface with some glitter on it, mimicking the night sky. Over that, the aluminium frame and gentle curves on both sides give it a quality appearance and feel. Because the phone is not too wide, our small hands were able to utilise it with one hand easily.
The company’s trademark alert slider has returned with the OnePlus 11, although it does not have a 3.5mm headphone port. The phone is splash and dust resistant and has an IP64 rating. It should be noted that the OnePlus 11 5G is only intended to offer protection from liquid splashes and cannot ensure protection against water immersion. Mid Range smartphones from Samsung and other manufacturers offer comparable ingress protection at a significantly lower price.
The OnePlus 11 5G’s front display is a magnificent 6.7-inch Samsung LTPO 3.0 AMOLED curved screen with a 1,440 x 3,216-pixel resolution. The panel has a 20.1:9 aspect ratio and a refresh rate that can be adjusted up to 120Hz. The mobile supports always-on displays with a maximum brightness of 1,300 nits and a resolution of 525 ppi. As protection, a Corning Gorilla Glass 7 is employed on top. On the panel, HDR and Dolby Vision codecs can be played.
The display has very accurate colour reproduction, and it responds to touch input instantly. You can make the necessary adjustments in the display settings for improved colour calibration. It has a wonderful white balance and contrast. The firm used an E4 panel that is two generations old, therefore the display’s brightness is about average. So, the screen brightness on the OnePlus 11 might not particularly wow you if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
It is capable of streaming Netflix content in Dolby Vision. In addition, the company used a 602mm vibration motor, which is 67% larger than its predecessor’s, to provide great haptics. The way vibration feedback has been incorporated into the user interface is simply amazing.
While the speakers are sufficient for watching videos and listening to your audio playlists, we notice a certain amount of richness is absent while listening to music or other audio with a deeper acoustic, particularly in terms of bass and high frequencies.
The fingerprint sensor is positioned perfectly in the screen and is fast as well as reliable.
OnePlus 11 review: Performance and Cameras
The OnePlus 11 is powered by an octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and comes integrated with an Adreno 740 GPU for graphics. The system supports UFS4.0 storage with a capacity of up to 256GB and has LPDDR5x RAM up to 16GB.
The chipset is more powerful than you might think, and it can handle any task you throw at it. It can also perform your daily duties efficiently. With regular use, you won’t run into any issues. The performance of the device is unaffected or slowed down in any way by running multiple apps simultaneously. Over this, it can run the majority of high-end, graphically demanding games.
With good stability, we tested Asphalt 9: Legends on the maximum settings. The graphics are superb. There were no lags during races, the graphics are amazing, and the gameplay is fantastic. According to OnePlus, a new, larger vapour cooling system has been introduced, which should provide maximum heat dissipation for long-term performance. However, after 20 minutes of continuous play, the device starts to heat up.
This new phone’s operating system, ColorOS 13.0, is based on Android 13. The software experience is also excellent, so when it comes to daily tasks, the device is quick and smooth. There are many customization options available here, making it pleasant to use and stable.
The fact that OxygenOS from OnePlus is bloatware-free is actually what we appreciate most about it. The company guarantees four years of Android updates in addition to five years of security fixes for software updates. This means that customers of the OnePlus 11 would receive upgrades all the way up to Android 17.
OnePlus 11 comes with a triple rear camera set up with Hasselblad partnership. Through a partnership with Hasselblad, the OnePlus 11 has a triple rear camera setup. One of the three back cameras on the OnePlus 11 5G is a 50-megapixel sensor (f/1.8 aperture) optical image stabilisation (OIS) sensor from Sony. A 48-megapixel Sony IMX58 super wide-angle sensor (f/2.2 aperture and 115-degree field of view) is included in the camera unit in addition to a 32-megapixel telephoto portrait sensor. A 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture is located on the device’s front for selfies and video calls.
When shooting in daylight, you get good pictures with nice details and clarity, which is more obvious when you pixel peep. The dynamic range is also outstanding, and the colour reproduction is excellent. Since there are no saturation issues, the colours look natural, which is pretty impressive.
There is a Hasselblad XPAN mode, and it has also been executed fairly well. Although the ultrawide angle lens also produces similar results, you obtain high-quality pictures with true colours. The photos are crisp to a good level. We’ve noticed that the primary lens produces photographs with a warmer tone than the ultra-wide lens, which produces images with a cooler tone.
As we move on to the close-up shots, the OnePlus 11 does a wonderful job with the details and the colours looked fantastic. The clarity is also excellent. Keep in mind that the ultra-wide camera, which works really well, also handles the macro. It is crisp and has wonderful details.
The telephoto portrait lens offers a 2x optical zoom and takes pictures that are generally of good quality. They are sharp and have good detail levels, and the colours are also well-preserved. Moreover, it offers to zoom up to 20x. Although you can shoot portraits using a telephoto lens, you can also use the primary lens for this purpose.
However, the primary lens only has a 1x zoom, while the telephoto portrait lens has a 2x zoom. Punchy colours and high levels of clarity are seen in the portraits. The edge detection is also on point. Compared to the primary camera, telephoto portraits are superior.
The indoor lighting’s low-light pictures offer good details and almost no noise. You don’t need to manually switch between the standard mode and the night mode because it is automatic. The extremely low-light images are also good with excellent colour and sharpness levels. The noise levels are kept to a minimum, which is largely noticeable when you zoom in very closely. Overall, we were pleased with the primary camera’s low-light performance.
The telephoto lens can also be used to take decent low shots. The ultrawide camera also has a night mode, and the details are still fairly outstanding.
Now, let’s talk about the selfie camera. The 16-megapixel Sony front-facing camera produces selfies with accurate skin tones. They have excellent sharpness and detail. Moreover, the dynamic range is excellent. There are no issues with saturation, and the colours are lovely and vibrant. The whiteness levels are likewise under control. Selfies seemed amazing and the portrait mode offered perfect edge detection.
The phone is capable of 8K@24fps video recording. Both the video quality and the stabilisation are excellent. The 4K @ 60fps videos offer decent colour and good clarity levels.
The stabilisation also performs well in this case. But, the stabilisation support is included with the 4K@30fps only, and the overall quality is excellent. The telephoto lens allows for 10x digital zoom in the video as well. The telephoto portrait lens with a 2x zoom can also be used to film videos. Also, the video appears to be of honourable quality.
Again, the video quality from the ultra wide-angle camera is quite impressive and is able to record in both 1080p and 4K HD at 30 frames per second with stabilisation. Both the front and back cameras’ portrait videos are excellent. The bokeh effect may also be adjusted, and the edge detection is good.
In terms of endurance, the OnePlus 11 brings a 5,000mAh battery. Our usage simply made it last a day. It was able to deliver around 6 to 7 hours of screen time, which comprised daily tasks including watching videos on YouTube and OTT platforms, gaming, browsing the web, watching reels, and using social media accounts. A 100W charger is also included in the box, and it takes this charger around 30 minutes to fully charge the device.
The OnePlus 11 produces superb photographs in all lighting conditions, including low light, close-up, portraits, and even macros. while taking beautiful selfies. The device is unquestionably recommended for those seeking a more compact design with a strong camera package and fantastic gaming capabilities.
- Decent and compact design
- Reliable software
- Most premium and latest CPU
- Decent cameras
- Not IP68 rated
- Wireless charging is not supported
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