The mighty OnePlus 11 5G: performance, specs & review

In recent years, there has been some confusion and questions surrounding the changing brand image of OnePlus. Once known for producing high-quality phones at affordable prices, OnePlus has now become a sub-brand of Oppo and offers a wide range of devices.

In its flagship lineup, the company has gone from launching the 10 Pro with all the latest features, including wireless charging, to the 10T with fewer features, to the latest device, the OnePlus 11. The “Pro” naming has been dropped, and this device combines elements from both previous phones to create a balanced flagship. The journey from the OnePlus 9 Pro to the OnePlus 11 becomes clearer when considering these steps. The front of the device hasn’t changed much, except for slimmer bezels on the top and bottom of the display. The phone still has a similar display with curved edges, which has been around for a few years.

The size, thickness, and weight of the device are also similar, which can make it difficult to hold with one hand, especially if you tend to rest it on your pinky finger. This grip can cause strain and make it difficult to reach elements in the top corners of the display. The back of the phone features a large circular island with a shiny and shimmering surface, bearing the logo of Hasselblad. The island has some stainless steel plating that extends to the sides and joins the aluminium frame, which now includes the alert slider switch for easy switching between ring, vibrate, and silent modes.

OnePlus 11 5G features
OnePlus 11 5G – photo

The OnePlus 11 5G features a 6.7-inch LTPO3 AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3216 resolution and 525ppi, and a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and 1hz always-on display. It runs on OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13. In recent years, the biggest advances in mobile display technology have been in adaptive refresh rates. Displays have gone from low refresh rates to very high, with the third-generation LTPO panel in the OnePlus 11 being evidence of this. This panel is an incremental update from the OnePlus 10 Pro and has the same QuadHD+ resolution, peak brightness, and compatibility with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision content. It can also shift from 1Hz to 120Hz and adjust to suit the content on the screen.

In the past, OnePlus AMOLED displays had a tendency to push reds and oranges, but this issue does not seem to be present in the latest device. The colour gamut support is wide, with a lot of depth and brightness, making it eye-catching and attractive. The display settings include a calibration option, allowing users to choose from different colour profiles, including Display P3 mode and a ‘brilliant’ mode, as well as ‘natural’ mode with an adjustable warmth slider. The phone also features several other display features, including ‘nature tone display’ which adjusts the white balance to match ambient lighting and ‘eye comfort’ mode which reduces blue light.

Customization is at the core of OnePlus’ software, which is a fork of Oppo’s ColorOS 13. There are many customizable elements, including the wallpaper, accent colours, always-on display, app icons, quick settings drop-down shade, system font, fingerprint animation, and edge lighting for notifications. The device is known for its smooth and responsive nature, and the combination of a 120Hz display, fluid software, and top-tier processor delivers the fastest and smoothest phone experience available. The device’s performance has also been improved, with an increase in processor speed, LPDDR5X RAM which offers a 30% increase compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro, and UFS 4.0-based storage with doubled read/write speeds.

In terms of battery life, the OnePlus 11 5G features a 5,000 mAh battery which can last for a full day with heavy use. The phone also supports fast charging, with a 80w charger included in the box. This means you can go from 0 to 50% in just 15 minutes and from 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes.

For those who love taking photos, the OnePlus 11 comes equipped with a 48MP main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The main camera can take high-quality photos with good detail and vibrant colors, while the ultra-wide camera is perfect for landscapes and group shots. The macro camera allows for close-up shots and can take some interesting photos. The front-facing camera is 16MP, making it great for selfies and video calls.OnePlus 11 5G features

Finally, the OnePlus 11 is priced very competitively compared to other flagships on the market. It offers top-of-the-line specs and features at a price that is much lower than what you would pay for a similar phone from other brands. This makes it a great option for those who want a flagship phone without breaking the bank.

The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor is a powerhouse, with the option to choose from 8GB/128GB or 16GB/256GB of storage. The phone’s smooth and responsive nature, a hallmark of OnePlus devices, is further enhanced by this processor. Known for offering “fast and smooth” experiences, the 120Hz display, combined with a lightweight software, and the top-notch processor, delivers one of the quickest and most seamless phone experiences available.

Not only has the processor seen an improvement, but the supporting cast, including the LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0-based storage, has also been upgraded. The RAM offers a 30% increase compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro, while the read/write speeds of the storage have doubled. The 5000mAh battery provides ample power to last through a busy day, and with the 100W SuperVOOC fast charging, battery life is no longer a concern. You can charge the phone for just 10-15 minutes, and it will be back to 75% power. A full charge from 1% takes only 25 minutes.

The OnePlus 11 5G phone is reliable, and the battery life is consistent. We didn’t experience any surprises or setbacks, and the fast charging capabilities make it easy to keep the phone charged and ready to go.

The OnePlus 11 5G is a well-rounded phone that offers a great balance of performance, features, and value. Whether you’re a power user or just someone looking for a high-quality phone, it’s definitely worth considering.

OnePlus 11 5G  specs:

Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2
3rd Gen Hasselblad Camera for Mobile
Dolby Vision® HDR, Dolby Atmos®

Width    74.1 mm

Thickness    8.53 mm

Weight    205g

eSIM    Yes


Size     6.7″ (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

Resolution    3216*1440 (QHD+), 525 ppi

Aspect Ratio          20.1:9

Refresh Rate     1-120 Hz dynamic

Type          120 Hz Super Fluid AMOLED with LTPO

Touch Response Rate     Up to 1000 Hz

Support sRGB, Display P3, 10-bit Color Depth

Cover Glass        Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus

Features: Nature tone display, Eye comfort, Image sharpener, Video color enhancer, Screen color mode,

Color personalization, Color vision enhancement, Auto brightness, Manual brightness,

Screen Color Temperature, Bright HDR video mode, Night mode, Multi-brightness color calibration

Operating System    OxygenOS 13.0 based on Android™ 13

CPU       Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform

5G Chipset    X70

GPU    Adreno 740


Storage   128GB UFS 3.1/256GB UFS 4.0

Battery    5,000 mAh (Dual-cell 2,500 mAh, non-removable)



Haptic motor

Available configurations    8GB+128GB / 16GB+256GB

Sensor     Sony IMX709

Sensor Size      1/2.74″

Megapixels     32

Optical zoom    2X

Lens Quantity       6P

Aperture        ƒ/2.0

Field of View         49°

Autofocus         Yes

Front Camera

Megapixels      16

Pixel Size           1.0 µm

Electronic Image Stabilization           Yes


Fixed Focus

Aperture         ƒ/2.45

Video       8K video at 24 fps, 4K video at 30/60 fps, 1080p video at 30/60 fps

720p video at 30/60 fps

Super Slow Motion   1080p video at 240 fps, 720p video at 240/480 fps

Time-Lapse       4K/1080p at 30 fps

Video Editor      1080p video at 30 fps, 720p video at 30 fps


Ultra-wide Camera

Sensor    Sony IMX581

Sensor Size        1/2″

Megapixels        48

Lens Quantity         6P

Aperture         ƒ/2.2

Field of View          115°

Autofocus           Yes


Photo Mode, Video Mode, Portait Mode, Night Mode, Pro Mode, Panorama, Movie Mode, Slo-motion, Time-Lapse, Long Exposure, Dual-View Video, Tilt-Shift Mode, Xpan Mode, Auto macro, AI scene enhancement, Master Style Fliters, Retouch, AI Highlight Video, Ultra Steady Pro, Raw Plus file, Google Lens, 10bit Color, High Efficiency Image, etc.

Face Unlock, Selfie HDR, Screen Flash, Nightscape Selfie, Face Retouching

Main Camera

Sensor        Sony IMX890

Sensor Size           1/1.56″

Megapixels        50

Pixel Size          1.0 µm

Lens Quantity        6P

Optical Image Stabilization          Yes

Electronic Image Stabilization           Yes

Focal Length           24mm equivalent

Aperture             ƒ/1.8

Field of View         84°

Autofocus      Yes

Flash               Dual LED Flash

Autofocus         Multi Autofocus (All pixel omni-directional PDAF+CAF)

Other sensor(s)     13-channel Accu-spectrum Light-color Identifier


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