5 Reasons to Buy OnePlus 11R 5G and 2 Reasons to Skip

OnePlus 11R 5G Rear Camera Placement
*Images Credit: Fiiber Hindi

OnePlus 11R for sure a good buy under Rs 40,000 as it offers almost everything that users wanted from the old-OnePlus yet the device does have some flows, so let’s see what are the reasons to buy OnePlus 11R 5G and reasons to skip it.

OnePlus 11R 5G Price in India

OnePlus 11R 5G price in India starts from Rs 39,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage while another 16GB of Ram and 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 44,999.

The device is available in Sonic Black and Galactic Sliver color options while it’s available to buy on Amazon.

Reasons to Buy OnePlus 11R 5G

OnePlus 11R 5G Front Bottom Chin

There are lots of reasons to buy OnePlus 11R 5G which are, the device runs on ColorOS but doesn’t have ads, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will insure everything works fine, has proper 5G Bands, Rock Solid Stereo Speakers, the best option for heavy gaming, stable battery life and most impotent is, it’s available at a good price.


OnePlus 11R 5G About Settings

No one can deny that OnePlus 11R 5G runs on ColorOS, but it does have some features from OxygenOS but mainly, the core layout is from colorOS but like ColorOS, OnePlus 11R 5G doesn’t have a single ad in the UI.

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The rest of the experience is smooth but still, OnePlus needs to fix some of the bugs like the notifications doesn’t expand when you tap.

Still, these are minor bugs that can be fixed with updates.

Earlier, OnePlus did promise 4 years of OS updates but later they announced on Twitter that, the OnePlus 11R 5G will only get 3 years of OS updates and 4 years of Security updates.


The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is powerful enough to handle almost everything whether you want to play games or use social media apps, everything will work like butter.

In short, if you wanted a gaming smartphone under Rs 40,000 then you can consider the OnePlus 11R 5G over any other smartphone as the phone has a clean UI along with a better processor compared to its competition.

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Also, the phone has LPDDR5x Ram and UFS 3.1 Storage, so everything will work fine.

5G Connectivity

5G is a feature now, so if you’re wondering whether OnePlus 11R 5G has enough bands or not then don’t worry, the phone has 9 5G Bands including n1, n3, n5, n8, n28A, n40, n41, n77, and n78.

So if the 5G is available in your city then you will be able to take advantage of it.


Just like any other smartphone, the phone also has a stereo speaker which works fine, so there is nothing to worry about.

The only problem is, the phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio port, so if you wanted to use wired earphones then you will have to use a 3.5mm to Type-C dongle.

Battery Life

The OnePlus 11R 5G has a 5,000mAh battery with a whopping 100W wired fast charging that will take approx 27 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.

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The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is well made SoC because of that, the battery will last longer. So if you’re a normal user then the phone will easily last for 2 days but heavy users who will play games, use social media and watch movies then they will have to charge the device twice a day.

There is a 100W charger available, so charging a device every day won’t be an issue at all.

Reasons to Skip OnePlus 11R 5G

OnePlus 11R 5G Home Screen

There are only two reasons to skip the OnePlus 11R 5G which are the phone has a plastic back that doesn’t feel and look good at all at a 40k price whereas the rear cameras need a bit of improvement in daylight as well as night photography.

The Build

OnePlus 11R 5G Punch Hole

When the phone is priced at 40k, a brand needs to provide a premium build but in the case of the OnePlus 11R 5G, there is the plastic back which is not acceptable at all.

Now, I get it, most of the users in India will use the case but still, there will be users like me who love to use a phone without the case.

It’s debatable, so I will leave it up to you whether you’re okay with plastic build or not.


OnePlus 11R 5G Camera Features

Cameras have been always a weak part of OnePlus from the start, so there is nothing new to talk about.

I have already talked a lot about the OnePlus 11R 5G’s cameras in the in-depth review but still, let’s cover this in short,

The front camera is kind of okay and I feel most of the Indian users will love it as the images come out whiter and more saturated, again, the front camera is nowhere near to Nothing Phone 1 or even Pixel 6A.

Overall, OnePlus can improve the front and even rear cameras with OTA updates, it’s just that, they need to work on it. Still, I feel, the phone has useable cameras under good light and even under low light but it does suffer a lot under extremely low light conditions.

Check out the Camera Samples of the OnePlus 11R 5G (Raw Images – Gdrive)


OnePlus 11R 5G is easy to recommend, so if your budget is Rs 40,000 and you don’t want to spend more than that then you can consider buying OnePlus 11R 5G but keep in mind, the phone doesn’t have great cameras which is okay as you’re getting other features.

OnePlus 11R 5G Full Specifications

Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 39,999
16GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 44,999
Available OnAmazon
Display6.74-inches FHD Curved Display
10-bit Colors
HDR10+ Support
360Hz Touch Response Rate
120Hz Screen Refresh Rate
1450 nits pick the brightness
451PPI density
90% screen-to-body ratio
Resolution1240 x 2772 pixels resolution
Dimensions163.4 x 74.3 x 8.7 mm 
BuildGlass front
Metal Frame
Glass back
OSAndroid 13 – OxygenOS 13
4 Years of OS Updates
5 Years of Security Updates
ChipsetChipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)

GPU: Adreno 730
CPU: Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 &
3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 &
4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
Storage Options8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
16GB Ram + 256GB Storage

UFS 3.1 Storage
SD-Card SlotNo, only 2 SIM
Rear Cameras50MP Primary Sensor (f/1.8) – OIS
8MP Ultra-Wode (f/2.2)
2MP Depth (f/2.4)

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[email protected]/60fps

Camera Samples
Front Camera16MP Selfie Shooter (f/2.4)

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3.5mm JackNo
Stereo SpeakersYes
Carrier AggregationYes, 4 x 4 MIMO.
Bluetooth Version5.3
FM RadioNo
5G SupportYes, 9 5G Bands
n1, n3, n5, n8, n28A,
n40, n41, n77, and n78
SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Flick-detect Sensor
Rear color temperature sensor
Infrared blaster
Fingerprint SensorIn-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Battery5,000mAh (non-removable)
100W Wired Fast Charging
0% to 100% in 27 Minutes
ColorsSonic Black and
Galactic Sliver 
Weight204 Gram
In the boxOnePlus 11R 5G
SUPERVOOC Power Adapter
Type-C Cable
Quick Start Guide 
Welcome Letter
Safety Information and Warranty Card
Screen Protector (pre-applied)
Protective Case 
SIM Tray Ejector

*Images Credit: Fiiber Hindi

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