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On the Android side, OnePlus ensures Four years of major system updates and five years of security updates.

OnePlus 11 5G test: power and endurance on the program

OnePlus 11 5G test: power and endurance on the program

It has been a little over nine years since oneplus has raged on the smartphones market. The subsidiary of the Géant Oppo has been able to seduce users over the years with affordable and efficient mobiles. However, for some time, the brand has been a little lost, trying incursions on the high -end market but without having sufficient weapons to win. We remember the OnePlus 10 Pro initially released at the price of 919 € all the same and which had left us a taste of unfinished. The OnePlus 11 5G seems to be better cut to face fierce competition. A more “reasonable” price of € 849 for the entry ticket (8 + 128 GB / € 919 for 16 + 256 GB) accompanies a latest generation Qualcomm processor and the return of the emblematic alert slider so dear to fans of the brand.

Design: Light makeover for a more premium style

Available in two colors only – eternal green (shiny) and black titan (satin) – the oneplus 11 5g remains quite wise. The black model we had in our hands for this test offers the particularity of leaving no trace of fingers on its back. The eternal green version adopts a glass back Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

OnePlus 10 PRO VS OnePlus 11

The case inspires confidence and breathes robustness. The photo block on its side does not take up the square shape of that of the 10 pro. We are entitled here to a generous round block welcoming the three photo modules and the flash, slightly eccentric and which comes to tu the left edge of the appliance. The result is convincing and the design of the smartphone thus manages to distinguish itself from the rest of the competition.

On the left side, we find the traditional volume button when, on the right, the fans of the brand will be delighted to put their finger on the emblematic Alert Slider. This small button mounted on slide allows, without needing to wake up the smartphone, to choose the ringing, vibrator or silent mode. A small detail always as pleasant as practical.

Neat finishes, a soft and pleasant grip … but Still no IP certification Even if OnePlus indicates protection against dust and partial immersion.

Screen: readable and well calibrated

For its display, the OnePlus 11 5G relies on A beautiful 6.7 -inch Amoled screen. This is a screen LTPO 3.0 offering a 1 Hz refresh rate (for Always On Display mode) up to 120 Hz. It offers a Full HD+ definition (2412 x 1080 pixels) by default but it can be pushed to HD HD+ (3216 x 1440 pixels) For more precision at the risk of shooting more on the battery. A relatively comfortable and rather very bright screen.

On the colorimetry side, a small detour in the settings to opt For natural mode (rather than the vivid mode selected by default) makes it possible to restore a good balance of colors and to find tones can be less flattering but in any case, less aggressive for the retina. The whole remains well calibrated with a rather faithful and well -managed colorimetry.

Finally, the brightness settings allow you to descend very low. A good point when it comes to using the smartphone in the dark without dazzling or embarrassing its neighbors.

The display has a certification HDR10+ and supports the Dolby Vision To appreciate for example certain content released by Amazon Prime Video.

Audio: take out the helmet !

With very rare exceptions, smartphones are still struggling as soon as the audio part is approached. The OnePlus 11 5G is part of this continuity. As long as we do not raise the sound too high, the result remains audible and bearable to watch a film for example (OnePlus added the support of Dolby Atmos) or listen to a little music to keep a slight background atmosphere. But as soon as the volume is pushed a little higher (70 or 80 %) the result quickly becomes difficult for the ears with bass covered by the mediums that slam more than it should be and hardly tolerable.

It is therefore better to fall back on a helmet, headphones or a Bluetooth speaker as much as the device adopts the Bluetooth 5.3 And supports in addition to the traditional AAC and SBC codecs, the HD APTX, the LDAC and the LHDC.

Performances: the big Qualcomm artillery at the rendezvous

To enter the competition of high -flying smartphones of 2023, OnePlus bet on the right horse. The aircraft is based on the latest Qualcomm SOC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 supported for the graphic part of an Adreno 740 chip and 8 or 16 GB of RAM (the case of our test copy). It therefore develops enough power for all daily tasks but also for photo processing. Unsurprisingly, therefore, he presents Very honorable scores with our usual benchmarks panoply.

Antutu, Geekbench, PC Mark and 3D Mark

However, on Antutu, it only very slightly exceeds the Xiaomi 12t Pro animated by a snapdragon 8+ gen 1. At stake, the OnePlus 11 5G is doing this too well even if it presents, according to 3D Mark a certain instability of performance over the length. Nevertheless, the smartphone heats up quite little and delivers enough power and endurance for good gaming sessions without latency.

Interface: Android 13 and Oxygenos 13 for a winning duo

Fluid, pleasant and efficient. If we had to summarize the interface Oxygenos 13, These three adjectives are self-sufficient. In detail of course, the interface is extremely fluid under the fingers. The apps launch out in the blink of an eye and access to the settings is clear. We appreciate Multiple facets of personalization (colors, shapes of icons, etc.) and the addition of the Always We Dynamic Display mode which brings some animations to the screen when the smartphone is locked. In the same way, the Spotify app also takes advantage of the Always on mode to display the title being read and the different playlists associated on the black screen.

On the Bloatware side, we have detected only one added application (in addition to those of OnePlus): Netflix. Unlike others, The manufacturer therefore remained very wise on this side and that’s good.

Finally, OnePlus has further improved haptic feedback (small vibrations) on its device. Result, we almost approach what Apple can offer on its iPhone. It is a real pleasure to use that we still cannot find in other Android smartphones manufacturers.

On the Android side, OnePlus ensures Four years of major system updates and five years of security updates.

Photography: well equipped for almost all situations

For the photo, the OnePlus 11 5G is armed with three sensors all signed Sony. We therefore have a main module consisting of an IMX890 of 50 megapixels, an ultra-wide-angle module provided by an imx581 of 48 megapixels and a portrait-tie module which relies on an imx709 of 32 megapixels. For selfies, a 16 megapixel IMX471 sensor is maneuvering. No ultra wide angle so or macro on the program even if we can still rub shoulders with the exercise. The whole takes advantage of the collaboration with the Swedish specialist in photography Hasselblad which brings three colorimetric filters. And it is clear that the choices of OnePlus for these sensors and these optics is the right one.

Colorimetry remains generally well mastered, Whatever the light conditions. In full light, the main module delivers very good results. Autofocus is quick and optical stabilization is doing very well. The device delivers net and bright shots without forcing on the vibrance.

Grand Angle (Portrait mode)

2x optical zoom in keeping A good clearness. Beyond, with digital zoom (up to 20x) digital noise is inevitably invited.

At night, the OnePlus 11 5G is doing it too well there too. No need to activate specially night mode. The device knows how to manage the light conditions very well on its own in automatic mode. The details are there and the colorimetry remains in the nails. Only stabilization can pose some concerns but it remains very acceptable.

Ultra Grand-Angle mode offers a wide view at 115 °. What to achieve Original shots with a deformation on the edges of the image that does not jump out.

At night, the shots delivered are a little more mixed with A loss of sharpness quite obvious. The ultra-wide-angle module also takes care of macro photos. But that’s not his specialty. Better not to get too close to the subject. 7 cm at most. However, under these conditions, the colors are respected and the sharpness at the rendezvous.

Ultra Grand Angle

For portraits, The Hasselblad paw brings its little more to find the right colorimetry. Without her, the clichés seemed quite bland us. The serenity filter proposed by the Swedish manufacturer thus makes it possible to enhance the colors (in moderation) and to provide a very appreciable natural result. A good point.

Autonomy and recharge: the good student of endurance

To hold the road, the OnePlus 11 5G is powered by a battery of 5000 mAh (composed of two cells of 2500 mAh each). A generous capacity that allows him to remain rather enduring. With our test protocol combining the useless use of video streaming, social networks, web navigation, photos and a little game, all with a brightness fixed at 60 %, the OnePlus 11 5G dropped after 7:30 am. Rather not bad and what suggests about 24 hours of use in normal conditions. Classic for a model of this price range.

But it is especially on the recharge that the OnePlus 11 5G is doing well. OnePlus announces this 100 % recharge in 25 minutes. We can confirm his statements. Thanks to the Supervooc 100 W charger delivered with the device, the smartphone went from 0 to 39 % load in 10 minutes to climb to 85 % after 20 minutes and display a full load after 24 minutes. A nice asset if you forget to recharge your aircraft after a long day. On the other hand, OnePlus ignores wireless recharge. Damage.

A point on competition

With an entry ticket at 849 euros for the 8-128 GB version (919 euros in the 16-256 GB version), the OnePlus 11 5G presents itself as a smartphone at the doors of the high-end at the affordable price. In this price category, he collides with the Sony Xperia 5 Mark IV or, by adding a few euros, at the Pixel 7 Pro, the photo expert.

And that is without counting on the Fresh Samsung Galaxy S23 (billed a hundred euros more) but which promises great services in photo and a usual strike force that we know.

In conclusion

With the OnePlus 11 5G, OnePlus tries to come back to the front of the stage with An elegant and well -finished smartphone, with a solid battery and an ultra -fast recharge. We would still have liked more. A more powerful optical zoom or a more efficient ultra-angle would not have been superfluous. We nevertheless appreciate the dynamism and responsiveness of the Qualcomm 8 Gen 2 SOC which gives this smartphone enough to see coming.

Source of images: Cnet France and Andrew Lanxon de Cnet.com

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ONEPLUS 11 5G test: without mastery the power is nothing

Less than six months after the 10T release, OnePlus markets his flagship on 11G 5G. A highly anticipated smartphone that has it under the hood. With a latest generation engine, a 50 MP photo module, a beautiful AMOLED screen, a large battery, the Chinese manufacturer is positioned on the premium segment. What is it worth in practice ? We tested it and we tell you everything.

ONEPLUS 11 5G test: without mastery the power is nothing

Less than a week after the marketing of the Samsung Galaxy S23, OnePlus puts its 11 5G on the market. Coincidence ? We think not. Since the release of series 9, OnePlus has improved significantly with each new launch. There are many hopes on 11 5G: the Chinese manufacturer seeks to Dame the pawn at its eternal rival Xiaomi (and its 13) and even to the Samsung Korean giant… on the high end. Will the OnePlus 11 5G be the ” S23 Killer »» ? The promise is beautiful.

In any case, the alternative brand of OPPO has put small dishes in large ones to seduce demanding users. A luxurious look between chrome and shock glass, a magnificent screen, a high capacity battery and especially the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. OnePlus is one of the first major manufacturers to equip himself with the Qualcomm standard, presented in November 2022. The technical sheet gives mouth water.

Technical sheet

OnePlus 11 5G
Screen 6.7 -inch amoled
2K (3216 x 1400 pixels)
Super Fluid Amoled LPTO 1-120 Hz
Gorilla Glass Victus
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Ram 8 GB or 16 GB
Storage 128 GB or 256 GB
Battery 5000 mAh
Fast wired recharge 100 W
Photo Senior sensor 50 MP IMX890 1/1.56 inch
Ultra Grand Angle 48 MP Sony IMX581
Telephoto 32 MP Sony IMX709
Selfie 16 MP F/2.45
Sony IMX471 sensor
Biometry Fingerprint sensor under the screen
Facial recognition
Certification for water resistance IP54
BONE Oxygenos 13 + Android 13
Dimensions 163.1 x 74.1 x 8.53 mm
Weight 205 g
5g Yes
microSD No

Price and availability

As often, the Chinese manufacturer favored its internal market by marketing its “11” from January 4. A model with 12 GB of RAM is also offered. For the European market, we had to wait today, Tuesday, February 7, 2023. The firm does not distribute a 12 GB version, but a more accessible model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage memory at the recommended rate of 849 euros. For the most gourmet storage or power, a model with 16 GB of Ram and 256 GB of free space is also available for sale for a price of 919 euros.

OnePlus thus practices a very competitive pricing policy. While inflation has not spared electronic components, the Asian giant markets its new flagship 70 euros less than its predecessor (10 pro) with latest generation components and identical configurations. For the time being, it is not planned to declination pro as with the series 10. In addition to the Eternal Green shade (a light metallic green) that we have here in testing, OnePlus also markets the Titan Black (matt black) shade.

Design

In terms of design, this OnePlus 11 5G takes up the lines that made the success of the series 10, especially 10 pro. Thus, we find the glass back Gorilla Glass 5 Du 10T, bent on the vertical edges on the aluminum frame. At the front, the screen is protected by Gorilla Victus, as on the 10 pro. This glass plate exceeds very slightly (of order only a few tenths of a millimeter), but you can clearly feel the ridge by passing your finger above and it is quite unpleasant for a premium smartphone. We must not discuss “tastes and colors”, but the editorial staff loves this look.

Despite the shine of the back, we did not leave any fingerprints and the material is pleasant to the touch, despite “the soap effect”. The photo island is no longer a square with rounded corners, but a prominent disc vanishing in chrome square on the side. An original and closing aesthetic that will not leave insensitive: we hate or we love it. THE Partnership with Hasselblad is put forward with the eponymous label.

Regarding the arrangement of buttons and components, the manufacturer keeps its specified. On the one hand, we find the classic USB type C port at the central telephone base, flanked to the left of a speaker and to the right of the SIM card slot and the main microphone. The arrangement is very unusual (except at OnePlus) and prevents the presence of another hearing for a second speaker. Despite its narrowness, the SIM card drawer is double -employed. It contains the main SIM card and on the back a possible card Secondary physical sim. Despite its high -end positioning, the manufacturer has not opted for the ESIM electronic format. And, as unfortunately many other high -end smartphones, there is no location to insert a microSD card. For major multimedia consumers (shots, on -board videos, HD music or not …), you will have to acquire the 256 GB version … and regularly make room.

On the other hand, which may surprise the user of Android smartphones, the ON/OFF button is on the right flank while the volume button is on the left side. For iPhone users, it is a detail that is familiar to them: they are used to a switch to activate the silence mode (by deleting sounds and activating the vibrator). OnePlus is one of the few Android manufacturers has kept this third button called ” Alert Slider »».

Historical equipment of the brand, he had disappeared on the 10T to facilitate his weight loss cure. This year, it reappears on the OnePlus 11 5G, while its dimensions are substantially identical to those of its predecessor: an enhanced thickness of 0.03 mm for an increased width of 0.2 mm. However, there is a tiny overweight of 5 grams on the scale.

After a 10 pro (IP68 certified, therefore waterproof water and dust) and a 10T without certification, the OnePlus 11 5G returns to a certification, but “only” IP64 (waterproof in dust and water splashes). The Chinese manufacturer certainly improves compared to its latest model, but IP68 certification is one of the characteristics sought on a high -end phone. For more than 850 euros, we could have expected better. Again, Oppo, to whom one belongs, seems to favor his own finds for high -end specifications.

Screen

In terms of technical sheet, the OnePlus 11 5G screen has specifications identical to those of 10 pro. We find a slab of 6.7 inches displaying an QHD+ definition (3216 x 1440 pixels), a resolution of 525 pixels per inch. By default, the OnePlus 11 5G displays Full HD+ (2412 x 1080 pixels), for a resolution of 400 pixels per inch. With this setting, the OnePlus displays much less details, but also saves a lot of battery. As you can see below, the differences between Full HD+ and Quad HD+ are minimal in most cases. In the settings, a check box allows automatically to switch to the most suitable resolution.

Beyond the figures, theSuper Fluid AMOLED screen is a pleasure for the eyes. With the naked eye, whites do not fall towards the yolks or green like other slabs. The manufacturer has selected quality tiles, like on series 10. Another visual observation, the screen is very bright. It looks like nothing, but it is not necessary to mount the brightness of the screen, even in clear mode, even outside. Our measurements with a probe confirm the accuracy of the screen calibration. We had rented the excellence of the 10 pro slab, placing it at the top of the best market slabs. We reiterate compliments for that of 11 5G.

With a premium smartphone, we also expect a refreshing of the image worthy of the name, mainly for video games. This is the case on the OnePlus 11 5G. Normally, the frequency of refreshment is only 60 Hz but she automatically switch to 120 Hz When the algorithm judge it necessary. It can also be forced to 120 Hz in the options, but a permanent double frequency will negatively affect the battery life.

With a screen accepting a 10 -bit color display for deep blacks, bright whites with maximum contrast, it is not surprising that this smartphone benefits from certification HDR10+. Technology support Dolby Vision Go even further than HDR10+ to watch videos, especially streaming on VOD platforms.

Interface: Android 13 + Oxygen OS 13

This smartphone benefits from the latest version of the Google mobile OS: Android 13 aka tiramisu. But as we are in the presence of a OnePlus, we benefit from the graphic overlay Oxygen OS version 13. Let’s face it, ergonomics is improved. Admittedly, at the beginning, we grop to find basic settings. But learning is very fast. To the functional and aesthetic wealth of Android 13, there are some additional adjustments (often inherited from Coloros at Oppo).

Thus, the OnePlus 11 5G authorizes manipulation with one hand, haptic returns or even a fertilizer of the apps on the screen. For display, with the classic choice between “lively” or “natural” color mode, Oxygen OS offers a pro mode with a “kinematic” profile (better reproducing colors in videos) and a brilliant profile (to exploit a plus Large range of colors). The temperature of the screen is configurable manually. Otherwise, an option automatically adjusts the colors according to the ambient lighting. It’s truly tailor-made. Other options are also available for food, but we will talk about it in the dedicated section.

Audio

As on the OnePlus 10T or the 10 pro, the sound produced by 11 5G comes in the minority of a tiny orifice at the top of the device and mainly double grid at the base of the phone. Despite the narrowness of the audio chain, the’Acoustic is of quality. Even at the maximum volume, the speaker does not spit. The sound power is moreover greater than that of most phones. The sound is very correct in acute and mediums, but lack serious, as is often case on smartphones.

Software side, this OnePlus 11 5G offers us as much refinement for audio as for display. Thus, in the parameters, we discover the implementation of the codec Dolby Atmos. This technology, let us remember, amplifies the sound of a video or a game and creates immersive sound. Activation of Dolby Atmos requires pairing with compatible headphones or speakers. The American audio treatment specialist provides two additional equalization profiles. On the one hand ” environmental profiles “And on the other hand” specific scenario profiles »». The first correspond to the listening place. They include an interior, exterior, shuttle (for public transport) or plane profile. The latter are suitable for uses. There is an intelligent profile (automatic adaptation depending on the sound diffused) and specific profiles: theater (3D surround and powerful serious), game (extended sound amplitude), music (serious and high -treble). If by the greatest chance, you do not find your happiness in these profiles ready to listen to, the music profile allows a second level of personalization (between 5 possible equalizations) or a manual equalization of 31 Hz at 16,000 Hz. A real luxury for your esgourdes.

But this sophistication for a high -end smartphone would make no sense if the sound was not high definition. Fortunately, this OnePlus 11 5G is perfect for music lovers. In addition to the classic SBC and AAC, we find the famous Qualcomm Aptx Codec, but also its adaptive high -definition versions (already of high definition) and TWS+. But that’s not all. This smartphone also supports the LDAC, LDHC and APTX HD codec. In short, listening in 48 or 96 kHz with a flow rate of 400 to 900 kbps and a maximum quality of 24 bit. To put it simply, the quality of transmission is excellent to broadcast your music locally or streaming. To perfect the quality of transmission, this smartphone has a Bluetooth chip supporting standard 5.3, the last to date. All you have to do is find a compatible helmet ..

Photo and video

After a giant step with the OnePlus 9 and a confirmation on the 10 pro, we were full of hope concerning the photo part of this OnePlus 11 5G. With an SoC to make competitors pale, we expected an optics boosted with artificial intelligence. Reality is not catastrophic, but deceptive.

On paper, there was everything to make sparks:

  • A main 1/1.56 ’’ Sony IMX890 sensor from 50 million pixels, very bright (f/1.8) with a 24 mm focal length (in 24 × 36 equivalent). A component that we should find in the very next Oppo Find X6.
  • An ultra-large angle sensor of 1/2 ’’ Sony IMX 581 of 48 million pixels, A little less bright (f/2.2) with a field of vision of 115 degrees; as on the Oppo Reno 7.
  • A portrait sensor of 1/2.74 ’Sony IMX709 of 32 million pixels, very bright (f/2.0), with a 2x optical zoom
  • A Sony IMX471 selfie sensor from 16 million pixels, Quite bright (f/2.45); as on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

Certainly, OnePlus collaborated with the reference Hasselblad for the software optimization of the photos. Admittedly, the photos are rather well balanced, with natural shades and not artificially lively. But, for a premium smartphone, the observation is halftone. The promise of the 50 MPs fades in practice. As often on smartphones, very high resolution shots only work in standard focal length (1x with the main sensor) or 0.6x with the ultra-wide-angle sensor (therefore 48 Mpx and not 50 mpx). As often also, the 50 MP mode is twisted in photo in 4/3 format. And OnePlus is shimmering that you can switch to a ratio 1: 1 or 16: 9 in high definition, while it automatically rocks the shooting in 12 MP. The 50 Mpx mode is in the majority of cases a “marketing mode” to be the Boeotian. OnePlus is no exception.

When the light conditions are not optimal (cloudy for example), the shots are rather pale day. If the smartphone allows a Optical zoom of only 2x, THE image smoothing is very correct up to 15x. Even if the shots are made in 12 Mpx (non -HD mode), there are still a lot of details with the digital zoom. The qualities of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, especially in AI, are not unrelated to it.

At night, the result is satisfactory in wide angle and in optical zoom (0.6x to 2x). As soon as we go digital zoom (beyond 2x), AI produces fog areas on the detail areas. From 10x, the digital zoom is anecdotal in night mode. THE images smoothing is equivalent to middle -range photophones. We even perceive a certain granularity for the nostalgic for argentics. In 15x or 20x, the AI ​​can no longer lead to the dark areas and reconstruct a flattering image. However, with a little light, theIA recognizes the type of scenes and adapts as well as possible. In video mode, the rendering is correct at night, even if it lacks details.

For the most experienced in photo, several modes make it possible to increase the use of uses tenfold. Let us quote in particular the Time-Lapse, Long pose where the Xpan (assisted panoramic). Among these modes, we particularly appreciated the pro mode. By acting on sensitivity (ISO), opening (iris), focus or even color temperature, the amateur photographer enjoys a large palette of 0.6x to 10x, in ratio 1: 1, 4: 3 or 16: 9.

On video, the OnePlus 11 5G is capable of filming from 720p to 8k ! However, in this last definition, the wide angle (0.6x) or the zoom (optics as digital) will be disabled. Image stabilization provides videos without microtrebles, inevitable with such a light device.

Performances: a monster of power

Let us remember for those who do not know it: OnePlus is always strong to integrate the last processors in its mobile flagships. The OnePlus 11 5G will not be the exception to the rule. He indeed embeds the last offspring of the Qualcomm family: the 2nd generation snapdragon 8, Announced in November 2023. According to his geniator, this soc “promises a Performance improvement up to 35 % and an 40 % energy consumption reduction “. So we can’t wait to pass it on the benchmarks grill. Proof that the SoC is a racing car, it equips the New Samsung S23

Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus 11 5G (here in RAM 16GB) explodes the scores of a 10 pro (with Snapdragon 8 of Gen 1) or a 10T (Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1). On Geekbench ML, he even doubles the scores of 10T ! On Antutu, he breaks the legendary ceiling of the million with the abracadabrant score of 1,242,612 points, better than 91% of users … This smartphone is still exceeded by the Samsung Galaxy S23, Vivo Iqoo 11 and other Xiaomi 13 with some benchmarks.

It is simply the most powerful Android smartphone currently on the market, in front of the Monster for Gamer Rog Phone 6 of Asus ! The most amazing is that it does not heat up much when you play or mistreat it for hours. The only time he heated a little (and remains manipulable) during our tests, it was when downloading the game of the human impact (proof that the Snapdragon modem is also a heat source). Moreover, on this game, the level of default graphics is “average”, but it can be changed in “high” or “maximum” even if the game advises against it. And it turns well ! A real surprise.

On Work 3.0, mimicking a traditional office use, progress is a little more limited. The most impressive scores are at the level of benchmarks taking advantage of artificial intelligence like geekbench ml or aitu. This snapdragon 8 Gen 2 promises great performance with even more optimized multimedia applications. These rave performance are to be nuanced. Our test model operates 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage memory. On the entry -level version of the OnePlus 11 5G, with “only” 8 GB of RAM (and 128 GB of storage), the performance will naturally be lower.

Battery and load

For a high -end phone, OnePlus could not neglect the power supply part. And the least we can say is that we are not disappointed. Not only, the OnePlus 11 5G is garnished with a voluminous 5000 mAh battery (divided into 2 cells of 2500 mAh), but the manufacturer prompted the defect to provide … A charger in this phone ! Beyond the joke, the chargers provided in the box are rare, even in premium models, for reasons (hum … hum …). Here, the manufacturer does not offer a simple 20W or 30 W charger, but a 100 W model, While the 10Pro only offered 80 W. If you are a regular of Samsung or pixels, you will surely wonder the interest of a notebook charger on a smartphone.

The figures speak for themselves:

  • Ultra-fast load at 25% in 5 minutes
  • Ultra-fast load at 50% in 10 minutes
  • Ultra-fast load at 71% in 15 minutes
  • 90% ultra-fast load in 20 minutes
  • Ultra-fast charge 100% in 25 minutes

Certainly, some manufacturers do even better, but having an autonomy of 25% in 5 minutes or a mobile loaded at 100% in less than 30 minutes is a luxury. The Oppo Find 5x Pro has offered us similar results, but has a smaller battery. Such speed can worry about the life of the battery and thermal dissipation. For the latter, the manufacturer ensures that a small program checks the temperature in real time during the load and monitors the quality of the power chain (charger – cable – telephone). The OnePlus 11 5G won the prestigious Tüv certification (= Technischer überwachungsvere) Rheinland. Tüv is an association of German independent technical organizations which is a guarantee of quality, recognized in Germany of course, but also in Europe and beyond. So, if the ultra-fast load was problematic, 11G would not have its Tüv label.

For battery health, OnePlus has just developed technology for three years Battery Health Engine (BHE). It is no coincidence that you have already seen this software. Our test of the Oppo Find 5x Pro already mentioned it because, let us remember, Oppo is the owner of OnePlus and Realme. Bhe combines theSmart Battery algorithm and the Battery Healing technology. The first is software and adapts the load power according to variable battery capabilities (age, heat, etc.). The second is material and employs a special electrolyte formula to reduce the premature wear of cathodes and anodes (remember your physical and chemistry lessons)).

In front of these praise concerning the power supply, a shadow is to be deplored: why OnePlus did not equip its new flagship with an induction module. Wireless burden democratizes and facilitates the burden. On a high -end phone, this sophistication is missing. OnePlus may have favored thinness for the benefit of technology. For wireless load, it will therefore be necessary to go to Oppo to stay “corporate”.

In practice, This phone takes about two days with intensive use but without quad HD+ display or refreshment blocked at 120Hz. It is not much better than with the first generation snapdragon, but we found that the OnePlus 11 5G “learned” from our uses and closed, as they were, gourmet and useless applications. A saving and super economy mode makes it possible to considerably improve the basic autonomy of this smartphone.

Final note of the test: OnePlus 11 5G

Equipped with high -end components, the OnePlus 11 5G is a premium smartphone by its aesthetic refinements, but also technical. For mobile players or power enthusiasts, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 of 11 5G is a real war machine. One of the most powerful Android smartphone to date. The Soc is doing very well in AI, but the beast consumes a lot. If the screen is splendid and responsive, the photo part leaves us hungry, despite the efforts made to previous generations. An optical zoom of only 2x, an average night mode, an anecdotal 20x digital zoom… Collaboration with Hasselblad is visible, but the photos and product videos do not yet compete with those of high -end photophones. There are still efforts to continue to reach the Olympus of smartphones.

  • The top of power (especially in AI)
  • The alert cursor
  • The ultra -fast charge (100W)
  • Hyperboost invisible optimization
  • The 4 years of updates
  • Photo quality below competition
  • The lack of wireless recharge
  • The vertical edges of the dreading screen
  • Average autonomy

OnePlus 11 test: when power encounters endurance

OnePlus 11 test

Xiaomi 13 Pro Design

After being presented in China at the end of last year, the OnePlus 11 is finally available in France. He is one of the first smartphones to be equipped with the new high -end Qualcomm chip. We spent several weeks in his company and we give you our verdict in this full test.

01net’s opinion.com

  • + Pleasant handling
  • + Very nice adaptive 120 Hz screen
  • + High performance
  • + Very enduring
  • + Very quick to load
  • + The Oxygen OS interface and its 4 years of Android maj
  • – Telephoto limited to X2
  • – Ultra-Grand-Angle photos
  • – Gorilla Glass 5 protection only
  • – IP64 certification only
  • – No wireless load

Writing note

Note published on 02/23/2023

Technical sheet

System Android 13
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Size (diagonal) 6.7 “
Screen resolution 526 PPP

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In 2022, the Chinese brand launched the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 10T. At the beginning of 2023, the company’s standard bearer is the OnePlus 11 which offers excellent performance, crazy endurance, but also an unbalanced photo experience.

Technical sheet, price and availability

Launched from € 849 in its version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the OnePlus 11 intends to offer the best possible value for money in the category of high-end smartphones. This represents an increase of 120 euros compared to the OnePlus 10T, but the formula has also been improved.

A more muscular version with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage is offered at € 919. An interesting configuration if we consider that storage is not expandable.

OnePlus 11 technical characteristics

The OnePlus 11 takes advantage of a muscular technical sheet. The heart of the phone is based on the new high -end Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Its 6.7 -inch Amoled screen, 5000 mAh battery and 100W charger (in the box) also promise beautiful things.

On the photo side, we will test the camera module made up of a large angle, an ultra-large angle and a telephoto lens. The latter is however limited to an X2 zoom for portraits. The selfie camera is 16 mpx.

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Careful design and pleasant handling

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We do not change a winning team, OnePlus understood this. Thus, the OnePlus 11 benefits from a template very close to that of the OnePlus 10T and 10 pro. The phone is not too wide and rather in height. A form that greatly facilitates its use in one hand.

The main change compared to previous models is to be found at the back of the phone. This is the camera module which is now circular, but which always marries the aluminum framework. A characteristic that has the merit of distinguishing the OnePlus 11 of other products, but on which we have no clear review. We will therefore not discuss tastes and colors.

More objectively, the grainy coating of the matt black version that we tested has the advantage of not marking the fingerprints at all. On the other hand, we found this finish still a little too slippery to be perfectly reassuring. The curved screen and the rounded angles have the merit of not coming to attack the palm of the hands, which participates in the pleasant handling of the OnePlus 11.

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The back of the phone is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus glass (1ʳᵉ version) and the screen by Gorilla Glass 5. This is one of the compromises made by OnePlus to reduce the costs, and consequently the price, of his smartphone. For comparison, the Galaxy S23 benefits the front and back of the best protection available to date: the Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

On the right edge, we find the stress button which falls perfectly under the thumb if you are right -handed, or index if you are left -handed. Fans of the brand will also be delighted to learn that the “Alert Slider” button is back. Absent from the OnePlus 10T, the latter allows you to pass quickly between sound modes: ringing, vibrator or silent.

The volume adjustment buttons, on the left edge, are also ideally positioned. Finally, the hatch can accommodate up to two nanosim cards is on the lower slice of the mobile, right next to the USB-C connector.

If you are wondering, there is no jack on the horizon.

A word on the stereo speakers that deliver a clear and powerful sound, which gives pride of place to the voices (medium). The bass are not very present, however and the upper speaker delivers a more stifled sound than that located on the lower slice of the phone.

A beautiful Amoled screen

The OnePlus 11 is equipped with a 6.7 -inch screen with a QHD+ definition of 3216 × 1440 pixels, thus taking advantage of a comfortable resolution of 525 ppp. AMOLED technology delivers deep blacks and infinite contrast.

The rate of refreshment of the slab is adaptive. Thanks to LTPO 2 technology.0, the screen can go from 1 to 120 Hz depending on the content displayed. A very appreciable fluidity in games and in web browsing which should therefore not prejudice autonomy.

OnePlus 11 screen

Small disappointment on the other hand on the side of the brightness of the screen which reaches only 754 cd/m2 according to the tests of our 01LAB. For comparison, the OnePlus 10T was doing a little better with 790 CD/M2. For its part, the Galaxy S23, sold 110 euros more in its basic configuration, displays a much higher maximum brightness of 1112 cd/m2.

Color loyalty, measured here by the deltae, is not incredible, but is not scandalous. With a score measured at 4.99, the OnePlus 11 even displays more natural colors than that of the Galaxy S23. By selecting the “natural” mode, the OnePlus phone is able to descend up to 2.49, against only 3.97 for that of Samsung.

High -flying performance

After testing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on the Redmagic 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, we start to know the new high -end chip from Qualcomm. She is simply excellent.

Unsurprisingly, the results of the OnePlus 11 on Antutu and Geekbench are similar to those of the Galaxy S23, equipped with the same company. The performances are logically superior to those of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 which equips the (already very powerful) OnePlus 10t.

Antutu Geekbench OnePlus 11

Same observation on the side of graphic performance or the OnePlus 11 excellent. The 3DMARK stability test reveals, however, that the OnePlus 11 is in the foot by delivering by now being a level of graphic performance of only 53.2 % when it is strongly requested. On this point, the Galaxy S23 and the OnePlus 10T do better.

GPU OnePlus 11

But in use, that does not prevent the OnePlus 11 from being a real racing beast. We submitted to him peoplehin impact which runs without problem at 60 i/s with a graphic quality pushed to its maximum. The heating level is very correct, even if the thermal amplitude is higher than that of the OnePlus 10T.

Interface: Oxygenos or Coloros ?

OnePlus 11 interface

The OnePlus 11 embarks Android 13 with its house overlay, oxygenos 13. The “new” interface looks like Coloros d’Oppo. So that it becomes more and more difficult to differentiate them. This is not a defect, however, as the interface is simply excellent.

We particularly appreciate his minimalism. Design is neat and partner applications are not too many. As always with oxygenos, customization is. We can thus change the coloring colors from its wallpaper, modify the font, the animation of fingerprint or the size of the icons.

One of the best advantages of OnePlus remains its extended software support. Indeed, the brand promises on this model 4 years of major updates from Android and 5 years of security updates. It is as good as Samsung and better than what Google offers.

Photo

The camera block of the OnePlus 11 is more versatile than that of the 10T, but less than that of the 10 pro. Indeed, OnePlus’s latest addition takes advantage of a main (high-angle) module of 50 Mpx, an ultra-large 48 Mpx and a 32 MP telephoto lens. The latter offers an X2 optical zoom without optical stabilization, against an X3 zoom.3 with Ois on the OnePlus 10 Pro. On the other hand, the OnePlus 11 always benefits from the Hasselblad image processing for a natural color rendering.

Great angle and ultra-large angle

On the left the ultra-large-angle, on the right the great angle (main module).

In good light conditions, the OnePlus 11 takes very beautiful photos, with the great angle as with the ultra-large-angle. The dive is there, but we see a difference in color treatment when you go from one module to another. The fault of a badly adjusted white balance which unfortunately does not allow perfect colorimetric continuity.

The zoom

From left to right and from top to bottom: large angle (main), X2 optical zoom, X10 digital zoom and X20 digital zoom.

The telephoto of the OnePlus 11 offers an X2 optical zoom which allows you to get closer to your subject or to take photos in portrait mode. The result is correct, nothing more. Beyond X2, it is the digital zoom that takes over, with an inevitable loss of details. The smartphone therefore does not have the ambition to compete with an ultra galaxy s23 and its X10 optical zoom, far from it. While waiting for a possible OnePlus 11 pro with a more muscular optical zoom, it will be necessary to make with.

From left to right and from top to bottom: large angle (main), X2 optical zoom, X10 digital zoom and X20 digital zoom.

By night

The OnePlus 11 may not have a night vision as impressive as that of a Google Pixel 7, but its night mode comes out with honors. The whole thing is not to move too much during the two seconds necessary on the phone to capture more light and thus limit the digital noise as much as possible.

Activated night mode: Grand-angle photo on the left and ultra-large-angle on the right.

The software processing is rather successful, with not too aggressive smoothing and a global rendering that will do the business to share photos on social networks. Unsurprisingly, the ultra-large angle is much less comfortable when the light is missing.

Portraits and selfies

Front camera: seflie without portrait mode on the left, with right.

The selfie camera allows you to take quality egoportraits, with a convincing portrait mode, but imperfect. We can see that the clutch is a bit aggressive in the beard hair and eyebrows (for lack of being able to be with the hair).

Main camera (big angle): photo without portrait mode on the left, with right.

The observation is similar with the portrait mode of the main camera block which accentuates microcontrasts to improve the sharpness of the image. On the other hand, the clutch is still perfectible. Nothing unacceptable, however.

Autonomy and load

Autonomy is clearly one of the strengths of this OnePlus 11. With 9:01 p.m. versatile autonomy and 6:35 p.m. of video autonomy, it flattens its competitors of the day, the OnePlus 10T and the Galaxy S23.

Concretely, this translates into a day and a half of autonomy if you have intensive use and two full days if you go more slowly. The 5000 mAh battery, combined with hardware and software optimizations, makes oneplus 11 one of the most enduring smartphones on the market.

ONEPLUS 11 load autonomy

The load is not to be outdone insofar as the phone is provided with a 100W charger. What find 50 % battery in just 11 minutes and completely recharge the smartphone in 27 minutes. This is not enough to win the race against OnePlus 10T and its 160W charger that arrives 100 % in just 22 minutes.

ONPLUS 11 load speed

The graph below gives a fairly speaking preview of the performance of the OnePlus 11 against the phones in the same tariff tranche that we tested its last months. The fact that he is one of the first smartphones to be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 plays clearly in his favor. The gap with competition should be reduced in the coming months with the democratization of the new Qualcomm chip.