OnePlus 11 Review  | Ubergizmo

A couple of years in the past, OnePlus had a fame for being a “Flagship Killer” by releasing very highly effective telephones at extremely reasonably priced costs. With the OnePlus 11, the Chinese language telephone maker resides as much as its authentic fame by providing flagship options and top-notch {hardware} for under $699.

Pre-orders began throughout the international launch occasion that was hosted in India on Feb seventh, 2023. The OnePlus 11 is available in two colours, Titan Black and Everlasting Inexperienced, and is out there on the market since Feb sixteenth, 2023. The 8GB+128GB model prices $699, and for $799 you’re going to get the 16GB+256GB mannequin, the unit we used for this evaluate.

Due to the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which additionally powers the just lately launched Samsung Galaxy S23 Collection, the OnePlus 11 received a important enhance in efficiency over the OnePlus 10 Professional and the OnePlus 10T.

Worth and competitors comparability

At $699, the Oneplus 11 comes between the $899 Pixel 7 Professional and the $599 Pixel 7, with higher efficiency, a considerably quicker charging time, the same Ubergizmo Digital camera HW rating (178) because the Pixel 7 (178), and a most important rear shooter of comparable high quality because the Pixel 7 Professional, apart from the optical zoom.

The larger 189 Digital camera HW rating of the Pixel 7 Professional is as a result of presence of a 5X telephoto digicam, because the OnePlus 11 contains a 2X telephoto, which is mirrored within the $200 lower cost.

For that worth ($699), you additionally get a fast-charging 80W adapter within the U.S. (~$40 worth – 100W for worldwide variations).

It’s essential to purchase a Google charger to get the marketed slower charging pace for each the Pixel fashions. With a non-compatible charger, the Google telephones’ charging pace can be even slower.

At the same worth, you may go for the Xiaomi 12T Professional (€799 /699 / ~$600 on Amazon), which options the same Digital camera HW rating of 176, with an important 6.7” 120Hz AMOLED show, a 200MP most important sensor, a supplied ultra-fast charging 120W adapter and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, (solely IP57).

You’ll be able to examine our specs comparisons between the OnePlus 11 vs. Galaxy S23 Extremely, OnePlus 11 vs. Xiaomi 12T Professional, and OnePlus 11 vs. Google Pixel 7 Professional.


Our OnePlus 11 unit comes with a {smooth} “Everlasting InexperiencedGorilla Glass 5 again cowl that does a good job of repealing fingerprints.

The massive black round Hasselblad-branded digicam unit on the again offers the OnePlus 11 a novel aptitude that units the “flagship killer” other than its competitors, design-wise. The telephone is roofed with curved glass back and front, with uber-durable Gorilla Glass Victus on the entrance.

With its properly curved physique and delicate curved metallic accents on glass, the OnePlus 11 feels high-end and appears to be like way more fashionable than the flat iPhone 14 Professional Max, which contains a comparable large-size digicam module on the again (sq. for the iPhone).

We remorse the absence of the waterproof IP68 certification that the opponents provide, which permits for as much as half-hour of immersion, as much as 1.5 meters underwater. With IP64, the Oneplus 11 is merely splash resistant and sealed for mud (IP6) like all the opposite flagships.

The Alert Slider is again!

The absence of the long-lasting Alert Slider within the OnePlus 10T was closely criticized by OnePlus followers. The telephone maker heard them, and the button is again. The Alert Slider lets customers immediately set the telephone to silent or vibrate.

Sound High quality

We examined the Oneplus 11 stay towards the way more costly Galaxy S23 Extremely and iPhone 14 Professional Max.

The Oneplus 11 can ship audio loud sufficient that individuals close by would possibly complain, and on the most quantity, there isn’t a distortion. Throughout our take a look at, we heard a really delicate echo that was not current within the costly telephones, however total the sound high quality is superb, higher than the Pixel 7 Professional, which is much less highly effective and has a slight lack of bass.


The beautiful massive 6.7-inch WQHD (3216×1440) AMOLED show options an upgraded LTPO 3.0 adaptive refresh charge know-how that dynamically selects one of the best refresh charge from 1Hz to 120Hz, relying on the consumer’s exercise.

Equally to LTPO 2.0, LTPO 3.0 operates at variable refresh charges from 1 to 120Hz however is meant to supply an improved energy effectivity.

The LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) know-how allows the At all times-On Show that you simply additionally discover within the iPhone and Samsung telephones that present 1-120Hz dynamic refresh charges. To allow the characteristic on the OnePlus 11, you’ll want to go to Settings and choose the At all times-On Show within the Wallpapers & fashion menu.

By default, the OnePlus 11 display screen decision is ready in Full HD+ (2412×1080) to avoid wasting battery life. For those who want the utmost Quad HD+ decision, it’s essential to change it within the Show & Brightness Settings menu.

The Dolby Imaginative and prescient-enabled panel gives a very responsive under-screen fingerprint scanner. We measured the usual brightness in full daylight at 820 NITs which isn’t the brightest cell show in the marketplace however is ample to make use of outside. In idea, there’s a 1300 NITs peak brightness, however we did see it goes above 820 NITs even in direct daylight.


OnePlus 11 Digital camera

Digital camera Specification Highlights:

  • Essential digicam: 50 MP f/1.8 with OIS
  • Ultrawide: 48 MP f/2.2
  • Telephoto: 32 MP f/2.0
  • Selfie: 16 MP f/2.45 with mounted focus

In relation to the digicam, the OnePlus 11 gives large efficiency for the worth.

With an Ubergizmo CAMERA {hardware} rating* of 178, the most recent OnePlus flagship is among the many finest digicam telephones on the planet, on par with the Google Pixel 7 (178) and the Xiaomi 12T Professional (178) and virtually nearly as good because the dearer Google Pixel 7 Professional (189), which get further factors from its 5X telephoto zoom because the OnePlus 11 gives solely a 2X optical zoom.

  • the selfie digicam is just not included in our rating

Essential large digicam – good

OnePlus 11 shot with the primary digicam Sony IMX890 sensor 50MP f/1.8 with OIS

The triple rear shooter contains a 50 MP f1/8 Sony IMX890 sensor with a measurement of 1/1.56” (1 µm/pixel), which has a smaller floor than its opponents’ major sensors, together with the Google Pixel 7 Professional, Pixel 7, and Xiaomi 12T Professional.

We are able to see the distinction in picture high quality. When evaluating pictures from the Pixel 7 Professional and the OnePlus 11, we observed that the HDR is simply too sturdy for the latter, with areas within the shade showing a bit too vibrant. In comparison with the Google digicam, the OnePlus most important shooter loses some contrasts, and the image feels a bit extra “flat.”

The processing fashion is completely different: the OnePlus 11 delivers extra saturation than the Pixel 7 Professional. This can be a matter of style slightly than picture high quality. Total the picture high quality is nice.

Ultrawide digicam – superb

OnePlus 11 Ultrawide digicam 48 MP f/2.2
Left OnePlus 11 Ultrawide (crop) Proper Pixel 7 Professional Ultrawide (crop)

The ultrawide secondary digicam is the place the OnePlus11 shines: the 32 MP SONY IMX709 options the biggest sensor floor and one of the best optical system in comparison with the present flagships’ ultrawide shooters (Pixel 7 Professional, Galaxy S23 Extremely, iPhone 14 Professional Max).

The picture high quality displays the prevalence of the {hardware}, and the OnePlus 11 ultrawide pictures ship extra particulars and retain the colours of the buildings within the background whereas the opposite show monochrome buildings.

The feel on the pink shack is healthier captured by the OnePlus than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely and the iPhone 14 Professional Max.

Night time pictures – superb

OnePlus 11 Ultrawide evening shot

Equally, for evening pictures, the OnePlus 11 delivers one of the best picture high quality with its ultrawide digicam in comparison with the Pixel 7 Professional, Galaxy S23 Extremely, and iPhone 14 Professional Max. The OnepPus 11 captures the small print and the textures higher than the opposite telephones, which ship blurrier particulars.

Relating to the primary sensor, the primary large digicam, the Pixel 7 Professional gives better-defined particulars and texture seize than the OnePlus11. That mentioned, the OnePlus 11 picture high quality shot with the 50 MP f1/8 Sony IMX890 sensor at evening is superb, though barely too brightened (picture processing filter). The HDR seize is effectively achieved as a result of no a part of the picture is washed out.

OnePlus 11 most important digicam (large) evening shot


Just like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Collection (S23 Extremely, S23+, and S23), the OnePlus 11 is powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform, which we have now benchmarked profusely. You’ll be able to learn our full Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 overview to be taught the important thing functionalities and new options.

GeekBench 5: superb CPU efficiency

As we have now seen in our benchmarks of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Apple SoC A16 Bionic featured within the iPhone 14 Professional Max leads on the GeekBench 5 CPU benchmark, each in multi-core and single-core efficiency. It’s price noting that Qualcomm managed to scale back the hole in comparison with earlier years. Such CPU efficiency allows quicker app initialization and shorter wait instances for a big selection of duties.


GFX Bench: spectacular graphics efficiency

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 shines on the GFX benchmark, because it delivers spectacular graphics efficiency. Each the OnePlus 11 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely are approach forward of the Apple gadget and considerably higher than the Xiaomi 12T Professional which options Qualcomm’s previous-gen SoC, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Such graphics efficiency implies that the SoC can deal with probably the most advanced video games on the present cell market, together with those utilizing superior raytracing strategies.

Efficiency per greenback

Battery & Charging Pace

The 5000 mAh battery capability has develop into the usual within the massive high-end Android smartphone market. Just like the Galaxy S23 Extremely and the Pixel 7 Professional, the OnePlus 11 gives such a capability with the added worth of a tremendous quick charging 80W SUPERVOOC adapter supplied within the field.

We measured the charging pace at 0 to 63 % in quarter-hour, 1 to 80% in 19 minutes, and 26 minutes for a full 100% cost.

By comparability, the Samsung Galaxy Extremely was slower at 39% in half-hour, the Pixel 7 Professional was even slower at 37% in half-hour and the iPhone Professional Max was the slowest at lower than 30% in half-hour. We didn’t use these manufacturers’ chargers, as it is suggested to purchase on the specification pages by Samsung, Google, and Apple, to get 50% cost in half-hour.

When confused with a heavy workload, enjoying concurrently 3D graphics over the net whereas streaming a 4K film in a small overlay window, the OnePlus 11 sustained a very good depletion charge of about 0.26% per minute. It means the battery will drain in about 6h40 minutes beneath a heavy workload. The take a look at produced comparable numbers with aggressive units.


As we have now objectively demonstrated, the OnePlus 11 has a lot of qualities and an important market positioning, however is it for you?

The OnePlus 11 is an incredible smartphone relating to the “efficiency per greenback” ratio, and it shines for its spectacular graphics efficiency and glorious charging pace. These traits are a wonderful basis to draw many potential patrons.

OnePlus didn’t spare any efforts to sway patrons: it gives 4 years of Android updates and 5 years of safety updates. On the similar time, it packs a 5000 mAh battery capability, which is the very best folks can get in a skinny, gentle telephone. Its 120 Hz LTPO show is super-smooth and power-efficient on the similar time.

For those who run low on battery, the 80W charging (with included charger) beats massive manufacturers by a large margin relating to charging pace.

The OnePlus 11 was not designed to be good, however slightly to be completely engaging to individuals who need to get probably the most for his or her hard-earned cash. And at that, it’s phenomenal, that’s the reason we’re awarding the OnePlus 11 an Editor’s Selection.

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