When OnePlus launched its first “R” sequence phone- the OnePlus 9R (evaluation), it gave us hope for a swift revival of its flagship killer technique. Nevertheless, issues went south with the 10R, which didn’t carry a shred of the model’s DNA. The brand new OnePlus 11R strives to repair the stature by providing top-notch efficiency, a curved show, and a premium design at a beginning value of Rs. 39,999, the identical as the unique 9R. However does it reach doing so? Right here’s our full evaluation of the OnePlus 11R with execs and cons that can assist you determine if it’s price shopping for.
OnePlus 11R Overview
Launched alongside the OnePlus 11 (evaluation) and Buds Professional 2 (evaluation), the OnePlus 11R is available in two variants- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage which prices INR 39,999, and 16GB RAM + 256GB storage which prices INR 44,999. You should buy it in Galactic Silver and Sonic Black colours.
We have now the top-end variant in Black shade with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. I’ve extensively used the OnePlus 9R, 9RT, the 10R, and the direct competitor of the 11R, i.e., Motorola Edge 30 Fusion, which can replicate for my part all through this evaluation.
However earlier than beginning the evaluation, let’s see what you get contained in the OnePlus 11R retail field.
As standard, the OnePlus 11R is available in a tall red-colored field with the next contents inside:
- OnePlus 11R
- OnePlus 100W SuperVOOC Adapter
- USB Sort-A to Sort-C Cable
- Mushy TPU case
- Sim Tray Ejector Device
- Pink Cable Membership Card and Stickers
- Documentation (Consumer Information, Welcome Letter, and Guarantee Card)
OnePlus 11R: Design and Construct
The OnePlus 11R seems to be the identical as OnePlus 11, with the signature-style pronounced rear digital camera module, which additionally types most of its type assertion. The remainder of the profile is ubiquitous to a typical curved-screen flagship telephone. Lack of Gorilla Glass upfront and plastic body are a number of the evident price chopping components.
The machine flaunts a glass-sandwich design with a plastic body versus aluminum on 11. Either side curve on the perimeters to merge with the body. And for the reason that body has a slight curve, too, it feels tremendous comfy, not like the edgy Edge 30 Fusion. Regardless of the plastic, the in-hand really feel is strong, and only a few can distinguish between the supplies on 11R and 11.
The Sonic Black variant seems to be extra like Charcoal Gray. In distinction, the Silver model tends to replicate blueish hues. Whereas Black seems to be refined and traditional, the latter stands out within the crowd with a definite separation between the digital camera and the remainder of the machine. Having mentioned that, each have a frosted matte end which helps keep away from smudges.
The digital camera module has a big bump with a shimmery end contained in the block, adopted by dots and features operating alongside the perimeter. It doesn’t wobble on flat surfaces. And in contrast to the flagship 11, there’s no Hasselblad branding on the digital camera for apparent causes.
Coming to the entrance, you’ve gotten an immersive full-screen with a middle punch gap. The bezels are skinny and roughly uniform throughout the sides- for that matter, the chin is shorter than the OnePlus 11. And my favourite part- it’s a curved panel that appears and feels premium in opposition to the competitors.
With consideration paid to the telephone’s again end, the pronounced cameras, and a curve profile, OnePlus 11R is the primary within the sequence to supply a flagship appear and feel.
You get the Energy button and a textured alert slider on the best. Quantity rockers sit on the left and are equally tactile. The highest homes the secondary microphone, IR blaster, and speaker vent, whereas the underside occupies a USB-C 2.0 port, the first mic, and the speaker. This sums up the port placement on OnePlus 11R.
General, the telephone feels strong in hand. Additionally it is fairly tall (163.4mm) and thick (8.7mm), which isn’t a nasty factor, for my part. At 201 grams, the burden is manageable too. And whereas the body is plastic-made, it’s of nice high quality and goes unnoticeable in every day use.
Few issues price mentioning- the 11R has a Gorilla Glass 5-coated whereas the entrance makes use of Asahi Dragontrail Star 2 safety, adopted by a pre-applied display screen protector. The machine additionally has no IP ranking, which is disappointing contemplating the Edge 30 Fusion with IP52, Pixel 6a with IP67, and Nothing Telephone 1 (evaluation) with IP53 rankings.
OnePlus 11R: Show
The show is actually the identical as OnePlus 11- it’s simply that you simply get a 1.5K decision as a substitute of QHD+. And the panel isn’t LTPO 3.0 however makes use of ADFR 2.0 for variable 40-120Hz refresh fee. There’s a center-placed entrance digital camera and Asahi Dragontrail Star 2 display screen safety.
The OnePlus 11R boasts a big 6.74-inch AMOLED show with a decision of 2772 X 1240 pixels, producing sharp, crisp textual content and pictures with a excessive pixel density.
In addition to the 1.5K decision, the 11R flaunts a excessive 120Hz refresh fee and a 360Hz contact response fee. It additionally helps a 10-bit shade gamut, 100% DCI P3, and HDR10+.
The show reveals vibrant colours with punchy blacks and is a deal with to look at Netflix on. It’s additionally fairly vivid, even underneath direct daylight. The great half is it doesn’t tone down brightness simply in sizzling environments, not like just a few different telephones.
The display screen additionally will get lots dim in low gentle. Furthermore, one can activate high-frequency PWM dimming from settings. Those that don’t just like the native coloring can calibrate the panel in settings. You may select between Vivid, Pure, and Professional mode choices, adopted by display screen shade temperature management.
Whereas it’s not an LTPO panel, OnePlus has used an ADFR (adaptive body fee) algorithm that switches between 40, 45, 60, 90, and 120Hz relying upon the situation. This helps save battery life whereas giving clean jitter-free visuals.
And no, the listing isn’t over but. There’s a brand new function known as “Nature Tone Show.” Like TrueTone on iPhone, it routinely adjusts display screen shade temperature in keeping with the ambient gentle. I discovered it to be lowering eye pressure, particularly in the dead of night, by routinely pushing heat tones.
The display screen is specified by a 20.1:9 side ratio, giving it a tall profile. And whereas it affords extra room for gaming whereas holding the telephone horizontally, it does hinder one-hand usability. Having mentioned that, OnePlus 11R has an ideal AMOLED show one can get for the value.
OnePlus 11R: Efficiency Overview
Because the case with the final yr’s OnePlus 10T, the OnePlus 11R can deal with something you throw at it with ease. You may run any of the heavy video games or apps with out the telephone getting too heat or shedding a lot battery. Multi-tasking is a breeze however the telephone retains killing background apps to save lots of energy.
Towards the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on OnePlus 11, the OnePlus 11R carries solely a generation-old Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It’s coupled with 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The chipset just isn’t solely a efficiency monster however can also be fairly vitality environment friendly (we’ll discuss extra about it within the battery part). It additionally eliminates the overheating points seen on the common 8 Gen 1.
In day-to-day utilization, there’s no lag or stutter in anyway. The apps open rapidly and keep in reminiscence for a very long time. And you’ll multitask with a number of apps within the background with out affecting efficiency.
The telephone additionally has nice haptics. OnePlus has bundled in “O-Haptics” to tweak the vibration depth primarily based in your liking. Coupled with a big X-axis Linear Motor, you get wonderful haptics for touches, swipes, and typing. It simply outshines the spring-like haptics on the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion.
AnTuTu, GeekBench, and A1SDBench Benchmark Take a look at
OnePlus has outfitted quick LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage on the telephone. I attempted a number of benchmarking apps on the machine, together with AnTuTu, GeekBench, and A1SDBench- the outcomes are hooked up under.
On AnTuTu v9, the OnePlus 11R scored 8,34,000 factors in regular mode (virtually similar to Snapdragon 888+ scores on the Edge 30 Fusion). It’s with Excessive-Efficiency Mode enabled when the telephone unleashes its true uncooked efficiency and scores over 10,48,000, however once more, at the price of the battery.
In GeekBench 6, you get a single-core rating of 910 factors and a multi-core rating of 3366. In Excessive-Efficiency mode, the scores bump to 1653 and 4125 factors, respectively.
In storage exams, the telephone gave a sequential learn pace of 1198 MB/s, adopted by a sequential write pace of 263MB/s. However, the RAM take a look at yielded 9393 MB/s, as proven within the hooked up screenshots.
Gaming and Throttling Take a look at
The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 can deal with all huge video games with ease. I attempted heavy titles like Genshin Influence, Apex Legends Cellular, and Name of Responsibility Cellular, and all of them may run at their most graphics with none bother.
Genshin Influence, the heaviest of the lot, ran easily on the highest graphics. And it had no hiccups with the in-game body fee stretched to 60fps. The sport hovered within the 55-60fps area all through the playback- with most graphics settings and Professional Gamer mode enabled.
The telephone additionally comes with a devoted Gaming Mode function. You may select between three efficiency modes- Energy Saver, Balanced, and Professional Gamer. I’ve largely gamed on within the Professional Gamer setting, which permits most efficiency with a excessive refresh and contact sampling fee.
There’s additionally a Championship Mode. It intends to present you a secure gaming expertise with the absolute best efficiency whereas adjusting options dynamically. It blocks sure background duties, clears apps, and blocks banners, calls, notifications, and mistouches- good for heavyweight players.
I additionally performed a 15-minute throttle take a look at; taking a look at which, I can say the telephone performs fairly nice in managing efficiency to warmth ratio. The graph stays in inexperienced largely, with the machine solely throttling about 10% from the height efficiency.
The great thermal efficiency additionally outcomes from OnePlus’s Cryo Velocity Cooling system and satisfactory warmth dissipation. Nevertheless, I did observe that the telephone chops down the display screen refresh fee as soon as the interior temperature touches 39-40 levels.
Appendix: I additionally ran the throttling take a look at in high-performance mode and Wild Life Stress Take a look at with each efficiency modes on and off. It was in high-performance mode when the telephone began dipping into the crimson zone close to the 15-minute mark. The stress take a look at yielded a stability rating of 63.4% in excessive efficiency and 61.9% in regular, hooked up under. Inside temperature touched 40 levels Celsius in the course of the take a look at.
OnePlus 11R: Software program
I’ve a love-hate relationship with OnePlus 11R’s software program. These coming from the likes of ColorOS, FunTouchOS, or MIUI would cherish what it brings to the desk. However on the opposite facet, inventory Android lovers would have a tough time getting used to the interface.
OnePlus 11R runs OxygenOS 13 primarily based on the newest Android 13. The software program seems to be good on paper, however being similar to Oppo’s ColorOS in its new avatar, it may be fairly polarising, and your style would outline which facet you may be on.
- With ColorOS and OxygenOS sharing the identical codebase, the software program has significantly better assist than ever and has turned extra dependable and feature-rich.
- OnePlus has promised 3-years of main Android updates and 4-years of safety updates for the 11R. Launched with Android 13, the machine will probably be upgraded to Android 14, 15, and 16 sooner or later.
- The OxygenOS 13 brings in lots of cool options similar to O-Haptics, Enlarged Folders on the house display screen, Good Sidebar (just like the one on Samsung Galaxy telephones), Floating Home windows, Materials You icons, and Theme Retailer.
- You additionally get some actually helpful privateness options like a built-in App Lock, Cover Apps, a Personal Secure vault to retailer all of your delicate recordsdata, and System Clone to create a separate area for apps and information.
- It comes with a devoted Excessive-Efficiency mode. You additionally get battery-specific options like Sleep Standby optimization, Battery Well being standing, and forestall apps from auto-starting.
- Not like inventory Android, you may natively disable cell information and Wifi entry for apps in your telephone.
- There aren’t any adverts or bloatware (aside from Prime Video, Netflix, and a few OnePlus-specific apps).
- For legacy OxygenOS customers, the brand new UI could be overwhelming with a ColorOS-like app drawer and notification panel. The Settings app has no resemblance to inventory Android.
- OnePlus has bundled its personal system apps alongside the inventory variations from Google. You get two clock apps, two Calculator apps, an Web browser, and Oppo’s HeyTap Cloud app. Luckily, these could be disabled.
- There are particular design points with the brand new software program. For example, when you swipe as much as open the app drawer and scroll down slightly, you can not shut it through a swipe-down gesture.
- The software program kills apps within the background to save lots of battery fairly aggressively. It’s worthwhile to “Permit background exercise” and “auto-launch” from the app information web page to stop apps from being killed.
OnePlus 11R: Digital camera Overview
OnePlus 11R will get a triple digital camera setup on the rear. This features a major 50-megapixel Sony IMX890, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. For selfies, there’s a 16-megapixel mounted focus digital camera upfront.
The telephone can shoot a most of 4k at 60fps from the first digital camera. Nevertheless, the ultra-wide and entrance cameras are restricted to 1080p at 30fps. The principle rear digital camera will get each OIS and EIS for regular pictures.
OnePlus 11R has a promising major digital camera. It clicks natural-looking photos with satisfactory particulars even in low-light. I additionally like its selfie shooter for detailing and wonderful dynamic vary. Nevertheless, the ultra-wide and macro lens are disappointing at finest. Whereas the 11R doesn’t carry a best-in-class digital camera, it certainly outshines most of its rivals, making it an important general bundle for the value.
The principle 50-megapixel sensor, by default, makes use of pixel binning to seize photos in 12.5-megapixel decision. Pictures are vivid, sharp to take a look at, and retain good element. Extra importantly, colours are pure, and no oversaturation is utilized.
The shutter pace is fast, which helps seize fast-moving objects with ease. However observe that photos clicked by OnePlus 11R, particularly human portraits and selfies, could seem barely oversharpened and beautified, with the face showing unnatural in some photos.
In low gentle, the photographs have a good quantity of element. The telephone fastidiously balances the colours and controls the noise indoors and in artificially lit environments. The onboard Evening Mode enhances the outcomes additional by pulling out particulars from shadows and including a punch to the picture.
Nevertheless, the identical can’t be mentioned in regards to the ultra-wide-angle digital camera. It has a low decision that reveals up within the outcomes. Pictures have a big shade shift from the first shooter, and element ranges are fairly low, with photos showing washed out largely.
The Macro digital camera, too, is extra like a proxy. It clicks very common photographs. Whereas the main target is on level, there’s a scarcity of element and shade.
Coming to the entrance digital camera, the selfies look good, with ample element and pure pores and skin tones. I just like the HDR throughout post-processing, which pulls out particulars from the background and doesn’t wash them out, even in harsh lighting. The portrait mode on the entrance and rear separates edges precisely.
The hooked up photograph samples have been compressed. You may examine their unique variations right here.
The OnePlus 11R shoots movies with nice element and colours. The outcomes are fairly secure even when strolling unexpectedly, because of OIS and EIS. Nevertheless, I did discover some jarring when taking pictures at 4k 60fps, however that didn’t seem in different modes. I discovered the candy spot at 1080p at 60fps.
The Extremely Huge angle can shoot 1080p at a most of 30fps, and the outcomes are simply satisfactory. That being mentioned, the selfie digital camera data good movies and helps background blur with customizable depth management.
Whereas movies are good for probably the most half, I did really feel the necessity for a greater dynamic vary in particular situations, particularly when taking pictures in direct sun- be it from the entrance or rear digital camera.
OnePlus 11R vs. Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Digital camera
OnePlus 11R affords a significantly better digital camera vis-a-vis its direct peer, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion. Pictures have higher particulars, colours, and dynamic vary. Likewise, movies have lesser grain and are extra shade correct.
So far as selfies are involved, Motorola often clicks washed-out photos with blown backgrounds- each of which aren’t a difficulty with the 11R. Having spent a lot time with each telephones, I can say that the 11R outshines most of its competitors regardless of not having the Hasselblad tuning (cough, not the Pixel 6a).
OnePlus 11R: Audio system and Audio
The OnePlus 11R comes with twin stereo audio system. These get actually loud and could be heard in noisy environments. The audio output is nice, too, with richness to it. As anticipated, the telephone doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack.
Moreover, it helps SBC, aptX HD, LDAC, LHDC, and AAC codecs. There’s additionally Dolby Atmos onboard to tweak the audio as you want.
OnePlus 11R: Connectivity, Community, and Name High quality
OnePlus 11R is a 5G smartphone with 9 bands (n1/n3/n5/n8/n28A/n40/n41/n77/n78). I used each Jio and Airtel sim playing cards, and 5G ran with none points in anyway. The telephone has no downside with community reception, and I didn’t face any call-drop points both.
The decision high quality is nice; different events didn’t face any noise or distortion, nor did I! The IR blaster on high can be utilized to remotely management the TV, set-top field, soundbars, AC, and different IR-based units.
OnePlus 11R: Battery, Standby and Display screen on Time, Charging Velocity
The telephone has wonderful battery life. I may simply get 6-7 hours of display screen on time with over a day of standby. It’s a telephone that I can afford to overlook charging on the night time. And even in terms of it, charging the 11R is a 20-minute affair.
OnePlus 11R packs a sizeable 5000mAh battery. It’s a 2S1P mixture with two cells in sequence and one cell in parallel. The break up battery system permits quicker charging with the given 100W SuperVOOC charger whereas sustaining warmth dissipation.
The telephone performs excellently in both- standby and display screen on time. I might cost the telephone to 100% within the morning, journey half-hour to work with GPS navigation and music streaming over wi-fi buds, quiet down and examine emails, and once I’m midway by the workday, the telephone’s nonetheless hovering over 80%.
The standby drain on each Wifi and battery is minimal. When used on Wifi, I received a display screen on time of 5 hours 45 minutes (internet utilization time of near 27 hours together with standby) with 15% nonetheless remaining. Utilization concerned streaming movies on YouTube, half an hour of heavy gaming, Prime Video, and social media.
When used on 5g cell information, for probably the most half, the discharge fee was barely increased however nonetheless very commendable with a display screen on time of three and 1/2 hours (internet utilization 27.5 hours together with standby) and 37% remaining cost.
In keeping with stats in AccuBattery, the discharge fee with the display screen on is often 12-15% per hour. On the identical time, the display screen off drain is 1-2% an hour.
Do observe that the telephone was used at medium to low brightness in an indoor surroundings for probably the most half. Though the refresh fee was set to 120Hz and options like location, nature tone show, and Bluetooth had been turned on.
The 100W Tremendous VOOC adapter costs the telephone rapidly, with 0 to 100%, in about 25-27 minutes. A ten-minute cost from scratch pumps it to over 50%, giving sufficient juice for a day’s use. The telephone doesn’t warmth when charging. Plus, the software program has options like Battery Booster, Optimized Evening Charging, and Good Speedy Charging (will increase pace if it detects you must cost your machine rapidly).
All-inclusive, OnePlus 11R is a telephone that I can afford to overlook charging at night time simply because it could nonetheless drive me by the following morning.
Nevertheless, observe that OnePlus 10T purchased 150W charging to the table- so technically, the 11R is a downgrade regardless of nonetheless being superfast. Additionally, it’s a propriety charger and doesn’t assist Energy Supply. So whereas you need to use the adapter to quick cost your OnePlus and Oppo telephones, it gained’t be the identical in your laptop computer or different units that assist PD.
OnePlus 11R Overview: Execs and Cons
Causes to Purchase
- Premium design with curved display screen
- Finest-in-class 1.5K 120Hz AMOLED show
- High-notch efficiency, warmth dissipation, and effectivity
- Promising major digital camera
- Lengthy-lasting battery with tremendous quick charging
- A devoted IR blaster
Causes To not Purchase
- Substandard Extremely-wide digital camera
- Gimmicky Macro lens
- Cluttered software program expertise
- Selfie video is proscribed to 1080p/30fps
- No PD Charger
OnePlus 11R Overview Verdict: Ought to You Purchase it?
After a very long time, OnePlus has managed to get so many issues proper on the telephone priced so properly. You get top-notch efficiency with among the best shows within the section, a premium design with a curved display screen, and a long-lasting battery with super-fast charging speeds.
The principle rear and selfie cameras are fairly promising, too, with good element and shade tones. The one cons I really feel are the substandard ultra-wide and gimmicky macro digital camera. Plus, the software program could be overwhelming and really feel non-OnePlus for a lot of customers.
The lengthy 4-year software program assist with three years of main Android updates is considerable. And supplied issues don’t go fallacious with future software program updates, the OnePlus 11R can simply be the perfect Android smartphone one can purchase for underneath Rs. 40,000 in India.
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