May 23, 2024
OnePlus 11 5G

The Indian market has just welcomed the OnePlus 11. For the first time since the firm unveiled the OnePlus 7 series in 2019, there isn’t a Pro model in the portfolio this time around. But the “Pro” specifications that the OnePlus 11 offers more thanmake up for its lack of a moniker. The 50MP Sony IMX890 main camera and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC are the most notable additions.

Hasselblad and OnePlus are still partners, and the latter’s branding is clearly visible on the phone’s packaging and optical configuration. Has OnePlus improved its recipe, then, to establish itself as the clear winner of flagship devices? Let’s examine the OnePlus 11 in more detail in our in-depth review.

OnePlus 11 5G Rating: 3.5 / 5

Verdict

With features that nearly correspond to its price, the OnePlus 11 is a feature-rich, high-end product. The phone has a best-in-class display, as promised, to match its sleek design and simple user interface. With the exception of a few minor annoyances related to the macro camera mode and intermittent thermal throttling, the OnePlus 11 experience is still excellent overall.

Design and display

When it comes to design, OnePlus seldom makes mistakes. The firm rarely infuses its phones with a feeling of creativity. The OnePlus 11 is available in two finishes: a matte-finished Titan Black and a glossy appearance with an Eternal Green color scheme. I have the latter, and on a smartphone, it is my favorite appearance. The construction is exquisite, high-quality, and feels refined. Other than that, the gadget tops the scales at around 205g, with a very uniform weight distribution across the chassis. The OnePlus 11’s metallic-finished camera hump blends in with the frame much as it did the last time, but this time it has a round housing rather than a square one. Plasted between the three lenses and the dual-LED flash is the Hasselblad logo.

To put it another way, I watched a couple HDR films on YouTube and was captivated by the image quality. Within the general display options, there is also a Screen color mode where you may adjust the colors further. Additionally, there is the Video Enhancement Engine, which has toggles to increase saturation and sharpen pictures even more. The display has a small curve on either side, which I believe enhances the device’s attractiveness without raising the risk of any unintentional touches. Lastly, the screen has a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, which is respectable enough for any type of outside usage.

Cameras

The phone contains three Sony sensors for optical purposes: a 32MP IMX209 portrait tele lens, a 48MP ultra-wide Sony IMX581 sensor, and a 50MP Sony IMX890 main shooter. I can confidently state that OnePlus is moving in the correct way based on my usage of the device, which makes it appear like the company is building up its photography game. Setting aside any adjustments made by Hasselblad, the primary shooter produced crisp, detailed daytime photos.

In addition to being a 2X telephoto lens, the portrait lens has good background separation and edge recognition capabilities. Highlights of the subject were maintained in focus, and skin tones were true to life. Other than that, the lens’s zoom capabilities were rather good, however in less than ideal illumination, the details can appear a little shaky.

Now let’s talk about the phone’s low light performance, which is, in my opinion, rather good considering its budget. The degree of detail maintained in every frame when there was ambient lighting, in my opinion, was the most amazing aspect. The sensor does a good job handling situations outside as well as poorly light indoors.

However, the colors on the OnePlus 11 appeared a little flat in comparison to certain low-light photos taken with my iPhone 14 Plus. When I looked closely at certain street lights, I could see that the yellow fluorescent bulbs were producing a whiter tint of light. The dedicated night mode was helpful, but because the sensor was large enough to catch a lot of light, it wasn’t necessary for most images. The 16MP selfie camera up front is the last feature you get, and it does a great job of taking selfies with nice contrasts, controlled background exposure, and skin tone matching.

Performance and software

Under the hood of the OnePlus 11 5G is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Given that it is the fastest silicon available for Android smartphones right now, it seems sense that the gadget will easily handle any everyday chores thrown at it. However, there is only one issue, and that is the gadget’s power efficiency. I performed two rigorous throttling benchmarks to assess the device’s performance under continuous load. During the Wild Life Extreme Stress test by 3DMark, the phone achieved a basic stability score of 53 percent.

The preferred software skin of the OnePlus OxygenOS 13 smartphone, which is powered by Android 13. Although it is almost identical to OPPO’s ColorOS, the device’s software is smooth and devoid of bloatware. It displays when you swipe down from the home screen. Other than that, the always-on display may be adjusted still further. Though OxygenOS’s allure may have faded over time, the user interface will still work effectively for the majority of users in most use scenarios.

Battery

The OnePlus 11 has a 5,000mAh battery that can be charged at 100W SuperVOOC. I really utilized navigation a lot and ran the gadget mostly on a 5G network when I was using it. In addition, OnePlus includes its 100W charging solution within the package, which charges the phone in around 20 minutes.

OnePlus 11 5G Final verdict

One word sums up the OnePlus 11 5G phone’s design the best: gorgeous. It is a piece of hardware with a sleek design that can handle any task that requires performance. The gadget also boasts of having excellent viewing quality and more than respectable camera technology. The use cases for this, however, would be primarily focused on ardent gamers rather than the general public. With its lightning-fast charging times, comparatively clean software, and a host of other features, the OnePlus 11 is an excellent and dependable Android device in my opinion.

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