Impressive flagship performance of the OnePlus 11 5G at a relatively low price

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  • As soon as I had the chance to test out the OnePlus 5G with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage in the Titan Block color option, my extensive game library and obsession with photography consumed all but 50GB of the remaining space. I feel that this is important to note in case popular culture has misled you into thinking that anything over 100GB is a lot.

  • One common opinion heard in the community in response to the recently unveiled OnePlus 11 5G is that “OnePlus is back.” Even though that is a straightforward confirmation for OnePlus that they are on the right track, it took many failures to get here. The OnePlus 11 5G is first and foremost gorgeous—both to hold and to look at!

Since OnePlus’ inception, I have been a devoted supporter, and I only recently said goodbye to my OnePlus 7T and switched to the 10T. The 10T showed promise because of its quick charging capabilities and light weight, even though I immediately missed the slider.

One of the few smartphones that supports the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which expands the capabilities of AI to personalize your phone to your needs, is the OnePlus 11 5G. When using the Kindle app to read a book, do you ever feel the urge to take a selfie? The device can seamlessly switch between two states.

Naturally, I was thrilled to hold the OnePlus 11 5G in my hands for a variety of reasons, including the Hasselblad camera, the promise of a lightning-fast performance, the return of OnePlus’ iconic slider, which is a feature that is genuinely useful, and fast charging, which has repeatedly saved my life. In the review that follows, we go in-depth on each of those topics.

I don’t recall ever removing any apps while using the device from my app drawer. Where is the lag, too? PS: We don’t want lag, so this is not a complaint! The device did not stutter even when more than 40 apps were running in the background, and there was little to no heating while performing routine tasks. However, you might experience a small amount of heat in your hands while gaming.

According to OnePlus, the Adreno GPU also provides 25% faster performance and up to 45% better power efficiency. Sick of the statistics? So am I! I had no trouble at all switching between Diablo Immortal, YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify while I was traveling.

The camera opens quickly and is prepared to start taking pictures right away. Over the course of two weeks, I opened my camera more than 400 times, and only twice did it malfunction.

The system used by the device, OxygenOS 13, is based on Android 13. Your worries about the Oppo-ization of OnePlus may have good intentions, but this device has very little bloatware and still feels in line with the OnePlus philosophy of power and simplicity. I was a little dubious about the device’s ability to quickly recognize my face in order to unlock it, despite the fact that it is a multitasking powerhouse. However, OnePlus has clearly improved the face scanner on the 115G as I encountered no problems 95% of the time, but I think there is still room for improvement on this front. Using the same feature on the 10T was a complete nightmare, and I just stuck to using the fingerprint scanner on that phone.