OnePlus 11 5G Review with Pros, Cons and Verdict
“Born Again” would be a good tagline for the newly launched OnePlus 11 5G because 2022 was a dull year for the OnePlus. Now, it’s not like they have redeemed themself with OnePlus 11 Series but still, this is a good start compared to last year’s OnePlus 10 Series.
So let’s find out in this OnePlus 11 5G review whether it’s worth the Rs 56,999 price tag or it’s just another BBK electronics smartphone.
OnePlus 11 5G Price
- 8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 56,999 ($599 – USA)
- 16GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 61,999 ($799 – USA)
The OnePlus 11 5G is available for Pre-order till 14th February 2023 and after, it will go for open sale via Amazon. The device comes in Titan Black and Eternal Green color options.
OnePlus 11 5G Review
Yes, the OnePlus 11 5G is worth buying because it has everything that flagships should have including top-class software support, however, it doesn’t have an IP68 rating and wireless charging which is not acceptable as this is Rs 56,999 smartphone.
So if you’re okay with no wireless charging and no IP68 rating then do consider the OnePlus 11 5G. Also, if you’re not into heavy gaming then I would highly recommend you consider the Google Pixel 7 5G.
OnePlus 11 5G Pros and Cons
|Super clean OxygenOS||Telephoto Lens needs Optimization|
|Spectacular 120Hz curved AMOLED display||Missing IP68 Rating|
|Rock Solid Build Quality||No Wireless Charging|
|Long Lasting Battery Life|
|80W Fast Charging Support|
|Well Balanced Rear Cameras|
|4 Years of OS Updates|
The OnePlus 11 5G has one of the best displays under 60k, I mean, it has a 6.70-inch 120Hz LTPO3 AMOLED display with a pick brightness of 1300 nits and this is HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
What else can you ask?
By the way, the phone has a little bit of a curved from the left and right sides, not too much but its there.
Now, I’m not a big fan of curved displays, I prefer flat displays but that’s my opinion, you might like curved panels.
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Also, 1300nits brightness is good enough for all kinds of environments whether you want to use a smartphone under sunlight or at home, you will never face any problems and you will able to read or watch anything on OnePlus 11 5G’s Display.
As this is an LTPO panel, the refresh rate can go from 1Hz to 120Hz which will help a lot in battery life. Now, keep in mind, to use this feature, you will have to keep the refresh rate in Auto mode.
All in all, there are no major complaints about the display.
We have Gorilla Glass Victus to protect the display, and Gorilla Glass 5 on the back while the frames are made from Aluminum.
As I have said, the phone has rock-solid build quality, I mean, the phone has 205 grams of weight, so you can tell, how will be the build.
The device also has a fan Favorite alert slider which works just like before.
Whether you’re a gamer or a normal user, you don’t have to worry about performance at all. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is powerful enough to handle almost everything without any problems.
Also, Snapdragon 8 gen 2 is manufactured by TMSC, so as result, it’s now more stable and faster.
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The device runs on Oxygen OS 13 based on Android 13. OnePlus has also promised 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates which is on par with Samsung’s flagship smartphones.
Now, the phone does have some of the ColorOS features but the good thing is, there are no ads.
The 128GB variant has UFS 3.1 storage support while the 256GB variant comes with faster UFS 4.0 support. By the way, you won’t notice a big jump in performance even if you get the 256GB variant because the Snapdragon 8 gen 2 is powerful enough to handle almost everything.
Still, if you want the latest and greatest then OnePlus do offer an option but you will have to pay a bit extra for it.
In short, the software is fast and snappy as it was before, I just hope that OnePlus don’t add every single ColorOS feature.
This is where things get tricky, kind of…
The OnePlus 11 5G comes with 50MP primary sensor (OIS), 32MP telephoto lens, and 48MP ultra-wide while there is also a 16MP selfie shooter on the front.
The rear camera can shoot videos up to [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, and [email protected]/60fps while the front can only shoot at [email protected]
The videos don’t come out as good as iPhone 13 which is also available at Rs 54,999. So if you’re a content creator who wanted the best smartphone that can shoot videos then I would advise you to consider the iPhone 13 other any other smartphone, if your budget is under 60k.
Now, the OnePlus 11 5G comes out well under good lighting but when we move to night or low lights, the videos don’t look good or useable, if you wanted to add in your YouTube Videos.
Still, the videos are not the worst as I was thinking.
That 50MP primary sensor with Hasselblad branding does take good images, and the color calibration is on point but it’s not as good as Pixel 7 5G at all.
Also, when I was taking night images with night mode, the sensor somehow adds a bit of extra noise which is kind of odd because it doesn’t happen in normal mode too often.
Again, this feels more like a software issue and I’m hoping that it will be fixed.
The 32MP telephoto lens feels more line add-on, it just has 2x optical zoom, I mean 5x wound has been better but hey, OnePlus is known for cutting corners.
That 48MP ultra-wide lens is great if you throw a good amount of natural light but sometimes, the images come with soft corners which are good at all.
In short, the ultra-wide, as well as the Telephoto lens, needs to be updated big time.
The 16MP selfie shooter looks more like OPPO’s optimization rather than OnePlus’s. By the way, this is a social media-ready sensor, so take the image and post the same on social media, there is no need to edit anything as you will look a bit white and saturated which Indian users do like.
So the biggest question is, does the OnePlus 11 5G has better cameras than the Pixel 7 5G or iPhone 13 5G? the answer is no. Now, do whatever you want with that answer and pick the devices that fit well with the work you do.
If you ask me, I’m planning to upgrade my personal smartphone which I have been using for about 3.5 years. Now, I have never used iPhone in my life, so I feel, I might buy my first iPhone this year whether it’s a new iPhone 15 or any other.
That’s me, Now, you let me know in the comments, what will you pick.
Here are all the camera samples of the OnePlus 11 5G (g-drive)
Talking about basics, the phone has stereo speakers, no 3.5mm audio jack, and two microphones that work well.
Again, the stereo speakers are solid, they’re loud and have a good amount of bass. There is also The 4×4 MIMO Carrier Aggregation support is there too, so you will get good single quality too.
In short, the OnePlus 11 5G has good speakers and will provide a stable calling experience.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a well-balanced processor which does reflect in real-life usage whether it’s in gaming or even in battery life.
So if you normal user who doesn’t play games for hours then expect the battery to last for 2 days. Now, if you’re kind of a heavy user then you will have to charge the drive twice a day.
In short, the 5,000mAh battery will give you 8 to 9 hours of screen time which isn’t bad at all.
Also, you can always use the 80W weird charging which is provided with the smartphone.
OnePlus 11 5G
If you’re a fan of OnePlus and wanted a gaming smartphone with decent cameras then do consider the OnePlus 11 5G otherwise, we have Pixel 7 5G which makes more sense compared to OnePlus 11 5G. In short, it’s big hard to recommend the OnePlus 11 5G over Pixel 7 5G, it’s tough time to choose a smartphone, isn’t it?
OnePlus 11 5G Full Specifications
|Price||8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 56,999|
16GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 61,999
LTPO3 AMOLED Panel
360Hz Touch Response Rate
120Hz Screen Refresh Rate
1300 nits pick the brightness
89.70% screen-to-body ratio
|Resolution||1440 x 3216 pixels resolution|
|Dimensions||163.1 x 74.1 x 8.5 mm|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), |
Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5),
|OS||Android 13 – OxygenOS 13|
4 Years of OS Updates
5 Years of Security Updates
|Chipset||Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)|
GPU: Adreno 740
CPU: 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)
|Storage Options||8GB Ram + 128GB Storage|
16GB Ram + 256GB Storage
UFS 3.1 Storage (On 128GB)
UFS 4.0 Storage(On 256GB)
|SD-Card Slot||No, only 2 SIM|
|Rear Cameras||50MP Primary Sensor (f/1.8) – OIS|
32MP Telephoto (f/2.0)
48MP Ultra-Wide (f/2.2)
|Front Camera||16MP Selfie Shooter (f/2.5)|
|Carrier Aggregation||Yes, 4 x 4 MIMO.|
|5G Support||Yes, 13 5G Bands|
N1, N3, N5, N7, N8, N20,
N28A, N38, N40,
N41, N66, N77, and N78
|Sensors||In-display Fingerprint Sensor|
M-sensor Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
|Fingerprint Sensor||In-Display Fingerprint Sensor|
80W Wired Fast Charging
0% to 100% in 27 Minutes
|Colors||Titan Black and Eternal Green|
|Performance Score||AnTuTu: 1140661 (v9)|
GeekBench: 4899 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 57fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
|In the box||OnePlus 11 5G|
100W SUPERVOOC Power Adapter
Type-A to C Cable
Quick Start Guide
Safety Information and Warranty Card
Screen Protector (pre-applied)
SIM Tray Ejector
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This phone needs wireless charging. That is a deal breaker for me.
Thanks for sharing this rahul. When I am planning to take my first iPhone. I use Samsung galaxy a70 mobile. So I wanna take apple now. Let it be iPhone 14 or 15 or more.