OnePlus 11R 5G Review
With its effective low cost and excellent performance, the OnePlus 11R 5G has been performing excellently in the Indian smartphone market. The R-series appears to be a throwback to OnePlus' earlier days of providing flagship-killer products. You'll be taken back to OnePlus's glory days after taking a brief look at the OnePlus 11R 5G specifications and price. The phone has been modified to follow the company's most recent design guidelines for smartphones in 2023, even though it uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 plus Gen 1 CPU from the OnePlus 10T.
Since the OnePlus 11R 5G offers the best value for its price range, the company has astonished users in terms of its specification list. The phone has a 5,000mAh battery with a 100W charging rate. It has a triple camera configuration with a primary 50MP camera, an ultrawide width camera, a macro lens as part of its optics. The phone, which is powered by Oxygen OS 13 based on Android 13, will get three key Android updates and four years' worth of security updates.
We have grown to understand the phone's advantages and disadvantages as we use it more frequently. We will examine the OnePlus 11R 5G's features, design, performance, overall value proposition in-depth in this comprehensive review. We'll also get to know how the phone compares to its rivals and whether it lives up to its promise of offering an astonishing experience at a reasonable cost. We will examine the OnePlus 11R 5G in further detail and assess its long-term performance.
Things Given with this Phone
The official Red color of the OnePlus 11R 5G predominates in the standard OnePlus packaging. The following items are given inside the rectangular box:
After using the new OnePlus 11R 5G for more than a month, users found that it resembles its more expensive sibling, the basic OnePlus 11. The only visual differences between the two phones are the absence of the Hasselblad logo on the camera housing and the absence of a sparkly pattern on the camera area.
The two devices' similarity lends the OnePlus 11R 5G a more beautiful appearance, resulting in one of the most pleasing smartphones in its class. Even while the OnePlus 11R 5G is a little thicker, broader, and taller than the OnePlus 11, these variations are barely observed unless you are holding the two devices side by side.
The OnePlus 11R 5G still boasts OnePlus' renowned "Alert slider" function, which allows users to swiftly change between settings for notifications without bothering access to their phone. A recent addition to the OnePlus portfolio, the phone also has an infrared, or IR, emitter at the top.
After a brief setup, the IR Remote software that comes with the phone lets users control a variety of electronic equipment and appliances at home. The glass back of the 11R 5G's black version has a matte finish that easily repels fingerprints.
The standard model's metal housing is replaced by a plastic mid-frame on the OnePlus 11R 5G. Although this difference might only be noticeable when compared to the OnePlus 11, it does contribute to making the 11R seem more affordable. Furthermore, the sensor for fingerprints is placed too low on the screen, which makes it difficult to use and forces the use of face unlock.
The 11R 5G weighs 204g, which is a little more than compared to other smartphones, but this is to be expected because of its larger 6.74-inch screen and construction materials. OnePlus has nevertheless done a fantastic job of evenly dispersing the weight across the smartphone, resulting in a secure grip and superior handling. It's generally a good option for anyone looking for a good-quality phone at a reasonable price.
Even while the OnePlus 11R 5G's display fails to provide the same QHD resolution as the OnePlus 11, it is not noticeable much. The 6.74-inch Fluid AMOLED display is remarkable, with bright colors and the opportunity to adjust to a more authentic color profile in the settings. It has an FHD+ resolution (2772 x 1240) a 120Hz refresh rate. Sadly, the phone lacks an LTPO display, but even without one, the LTPS panel can vary refresh rates to preset intervals of 40Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz. For longer battery life, users can also choose to lock the cell phone to 60Hz.
Although the OnePlus 11R 5G claims to support HDR10+ and HLG, actual usage falls short of the 1,450 nits of brightness claimed for HDR video. It does not support Dolby Vision for multimedia content. Direct sunlight does not affect its visibility. The 11R 5G consistently outperforms the conventional model, which also exhibits superior color management in comparison. It is interesting to know that One Plus 11R 5G uses Corning Gorilla Glass for better protection.
The OnePlus 11R 5G runs on the most recent OxygenOS 13 version, which is based on Android 13, and offers a fluid and enjoyable user experience. The OnePlus 11R's interface is still more organized and refined even though it shares visual and tactile characteristics with Oppo phones. The UI is mainly clutter-free and simple to use. The firm promises three significant OS updates a decade of security updates for the OnePlus 11R 5G, even though it is not qualified for the OnePlus 11's extended software support policy. We have no issues with the performance feature set of the OnePlus 11R 5G so far, but it needs to be seen how well they will be able to fulfill this promise.
With its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 plus Gen 1 processor, the OnePlus 11R 5G offers remarkable performance compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 10R, which used the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max. It is a strong tool for most jobs it offers 16GB RAM and upto 256 GB storage. Despite becoming a 2022 model, the processor still offers strong performance at a price that is focused on value, making it a top pick for users on a tight budget.
The phone's hardware capabilities are not just for show because it constantly performs quickly and smoothly without any noticeable lag or overheating. The cooling technology of the OnePlus 11R 5G is effective, keeping the device pleasantly cool even while engaging in vigorous activities. It handles multitasking and games like Gens Shin Impact with ease. For people who want to push their phones to the edge, the high-performance option is available, but it may produce more heat, so it's recommended to use it carefully. The phone operates without any lags in normal use.
During our routine stress test, the OnePlus 11R 5G performed admirably resiliently with limited to no issues. The benchmark results also demonstrate its resilience to our heavy usage. The One Plus 11R 5G scored a remarkable score of 861,175, exceeding the OnePlus 10T but falling to compete iQOO 9T in AnTuTu tests. In the single-core multi-core tests, the device performed well on Geekbench 6, earning scores of 924 3589, respectively.
One Plus 11R 5G consists of a triple-rear camera which has a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS). It is accompanied by a 2MP macro sensor and an 8MP super wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view. It's important to note, though, that just the primary camera produces top-notch results.
Although the OnePlus 11's camera software is comparable to it, it lacks Hasselblad Color Science (HCS) features like XPan and Hasselblad Pro mode. When compared to the OnePlus 11, the main camera tends to be cooler, but it still produces crisp shots with attractive colours. The decision between the two is influenced by personal choice. The shutter lag between shots is unnoticeable and the camera focuses rapidly.
Portrait photos are good enough but not spectacular because the algorithm occasionally fails to properly blur the backdrop. The flower samples show that the portraits nevertheless produce good results when taken outside.
Only the primary camera on the OnePlus 11R can record films in 4K at sixty frames per second (fps), whereas the ultra-wide camera can only capture images in 1080p. The video is of mediocre and unimpressive quality.
A 5,000mAh battery powers the 11R, providing exceptional battery life. With modest usage, comprising social media applications like Twitter and Instagram, streaming services like YouTube and Netflix, as well as some photography, you can reach almost seven hours of screen time during testing.
Additionally, it looks that even with heavy usage, the OnePlus 11R 5G's battery life may easily last for more than a day. Additionally, OnePlus highlights that their 'Smart Battery Health Algorithm' considerably increases the phone's longevity, regardless of four years of use.
In comparison to the 150W brick that came along with the OnePlus 10R last year, the OnePlus 11R 5G has a 100W SuperVOOC charger. This wattage is still outstanding, though, and shouldn't be viewed as a decrease. The OnePlus 11 uses the same charger, highlighting OnePlus's dedication to offering top-notch features. With the 100W charger, the battery can be fully charged from empty in about 30 minutes and can be charged up to 45 percent in about 10 minutes.
The OnePlus 11R 5G offers a strong alternative that makes us nostalgic for OnePlus' earlier, great-selling models. Starting with its affordable pricing, it manages to hit practically all the right notes. OnePlus appears to decrease its price by employing a lower-wattage charger, which is not a major drawback in the big picture.
This smartphone has a high-end appearance and feel, because of its similarity with the OnePlus 11. The stereo speaker arrangement and the curved display make the ideal viewing experience.