OnePlus 11R 5G Review: Back in Form

The OnePlus 11R 5G is the corporate’s newest ‘worth flagship’ and it is not laborious to see why this telephone is getting a number of consideration, perhaps much more than the flagship OnePlus 11 5G (Review) which was introduced on the identical time. To followers of the OnePlus model, the 11R 5G represents the corporate’s authentic philosophy of providing numerous premium options at a disruptive worth, which is one thing we’ve not seen for a very long time. The 11R 5G is an enormous improve to final yr’s 10R 5G (Review) and fortunately, OnePlus hasn’t lower too many corners this time.

The OnePlus 11R 5G provides customers a flagship-grade processor, the identical major digital camera that the OnePlus 11 5G has, and really fast charging — all at a beginning worth of Rs. 39,999 in India. There aren’t many telephones in the mean time in India that supply this mix of options at this worth, which is what makes the 11R 5G a really attractive choice. It is time to see if it is really pretty much as good because it appears to be like on paper.

OnePlus 11R 5G worth in India

The bottom variant of the OnePlus 11R 5G has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, however there’s one other variant on provide with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage which is priced at Rs. 44,999 in India. I feel the bottom variant must be ample for many customers, however in the event you want the additional storage then the second variant is decently priced too. We’re additionally seeing a pattern start to develop this yr; corporations appear to be forgoing a 12GB RAM choice and leaping straight to 16GB. OnePlus despatched us the top-end variant for this evaluation in Sonic Black, and it is also accessible in Galactic Silver.

OnePlus 11R 5G design

The design of the OnePlus 11R 5G actually shocked me, because it appears to be like almost equivalent to way more costly OnePlus 11 5G – except you realize what to search for. The absence of a Hasselblad emblem on the rear digital camera module, no seen antenna bands on the body, and the centrally positioned selfie digital camera are the one methods to simply inform the 11R 5G aside. Aside from these, the scale, weight and even the design of the curved-edge show are almost equivalent on each telephones. Whereas this does diminish the premium attraction of the 11 5G a bit, it is an enormous bonus for the 11R 5G, particularly when you think about the polarising design of the 10R 5G.

The OnePlus 11R 5G does have the trademark OnePlus ‘Alert slider’, and as a primary on a OnePlus telephone, an infrared (IR) emitter on the highest. The telephone comes with an IR Distant app which helps you to management electronics and home equipment in your house as soon as arrange. The glass again of the black variant of the 11R 5G has a matte texture which simply resists fingerprints, however does not provide a lot grip.

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The OnePlus 11R 5G (proper) appears to be like similar to the OnePlus 11 5G (left), so it’s important to know what to identify

The OnePlus 11R 5G has a 6.74-inch show with the identical curved edges on the left and proper because the 11 5G, however with barely narrower high and backside bezels. Nevertheless, the positioning of the in-display fingerprint sensor is way decrease, making it a bit inconvenient to function. The show makes use of an AMOLED panel with a 1.5K decision (2772 x 1240 pixels) and 120Hz peak refresh fee. It helps HDR video playback (besides Dolby Imaginative and prescient). The glass on the again is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 however the show makes use of Dragontrail glass for scratch safety.

The retail field of the OnePlus 11R 5G consists of the same old equipment resembling stickers, a case, USB cable, 100W energy adapter, and the SIM ejector device.

OnePlus 11R 5G specs and software program

The OnePlus 11R 5G is powered by the very succesful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. This processor will not ship the identical benchmark numbers as the most recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, however continues to be loads highly effective for many sensible use circumstances. The telephone additionally will get Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and help for a number of satellite tv for pc navigation techniques.

The 11R 5G helps a complete of 9 5G bands in India. You get stereo audio system plus Dolby Atmos enhancement. The telephone has a 5,000mAh battery and helps 100W quick wired charging. It doesn’t help wi-fi charging and it does not have an official IP score both, though fundamental seals to repel water and mud are stated to be in place.

The software program on the OnePlus 11R 5G is similar as that on the 11 5G. You get OxygenOS 13 which is predicated on Android 13. There are the same old customisation choices, shortcuts, and gestures that we have seen in Oppo’s ColorOS, together with some legacy OxygenOS options resembling Zen Mode. There’s not a number of bloatware aside from a few OnePlus apps and Google’s suite of apps. The Web browser app is a bit redundant when you might have Chrome, and this cannot be uninstalled.

OnePlus has promised three years of Android updates and 4 years of safety updates for the 11R 5G.

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The OnePlus 11R 5G has an infrared emitter on the highest

OnePlus 11R 5G efficiency

Normal efficiency of the OnePlus 11R 5G was superb within the few weeks that I had it for testing. The fingerprint scanner is fast at authentication, and face recognition is sort of dependable too. The interface is fluid, animations are slick, and there is by no means any sense of lag it doesn’t matter what process you carry out on the telephone. The software program is feature-rich and fortunately, I did not see any unsolicited notifications.

The show is alleged to have an adaptive refresh fee between 40Hz and 120Hz (help for 45Hz, 60Hz, and 90Hz) based mostly on the content material being displayed. The interface all the time runs at 120Hz and solely drops to 60Hz if there is not any contact enter for a number of seconds. Sure apps all the time run at a decrease fixed refresh fee resembling the digital camera app at 60Hz and the gallery app at 90Hz. Not like telephones with LTPO panels which always fluctuate the refresh fee based mostly on enter and the content material being displayed, that is not the case with the 11R 5G. Scrolling is easy inside apps however this might need a minor affect on battery life.

There’s little or no to complain about by way of gaming and multimedia efficiency. The SoC is greater than able to operating even heavy video games with ease. Asphalt 9: Legends regarded nice and ran very properly. The gaming instruments menu of OxygenOS will be rapidly accessed from inside any sport through a easy swipe gesture. This allows you to regulate the telephone’s temperature and the present framerate of a sport, in addition to modify further options resembling anti-aliasing.

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The OnePlus 11R (proper) does not get the Hasselblad remedy for the cameras just like the 11 5G (left)

The OnePlus 11R 5G will get a bit heat when gaming. The stereo audio system get pretty loud and sound good. As for benchmarks, the OnePlus 11R 5G scored 775,602 factors in AnTuTu, and 908 and three,430 factors in Geekbench 6’s single and multi-core assessments respectively.

The battery lifetime of the OnePlus 11R 5G was glorious in the course of the evaluation interval. The telephone lasted for 21 hours, 43 minutes in our HD video loop take a look at, which is an excellent time. It had no hassle operating for a full day with heavy use, and even two days with lighter utilization. Whereas I did miss wi-fi charging, the velocity of the 100W adapter did make up for it. I used to be in a position to totally cost the 11R 5G from empty in underneath half-hour.

OnePlus 11R 5G cameras

The OnePlus 11R 5G prides itself on having the identical essential digital camera because the OnePlus 11 5G. It is a Sony IMX890 50-megapixel sensor with optical stabilisation (OIS). Nevertheless, the opposite rear cameras are extra consistent with these of the OnePlus 10R 5G, which is to say, inferior to what the 11 5G provides. There’s an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera. You get a 16-megapixel digital camera within the entrance, and OnePlus hasn’t specified which sensors it has used for these.

The digital camera app is kind of just like what you’d get with the 11 5G, aside from a number of modifications such because the elimination of the pink shutter button, Xpan mode, and no Hasselblad Professional mode, for the reason that the 11R 5G does not incorporate Hasselblad Color Science (HCS). I do not assume this must be a serious dealbreaker, since in keeping with OnePlus, HCS is relevant solely when taking pictures RAW in Professional mode.

Even with AI scene enhancement disabled on each telephones, I observed that also images shot with the OnePlus 11R 5G usually had a cooler color tone in comparison with the identical topics taken with 11 5G on the identical time. Particulars in images have been roughly the identical since each have the identical major sensor, however there have been one or two situations when the 11R 5G didn’t match the picture high quality of the 11 5G. Shut-ups shot with the 11R 5G packed superb element and colors. The macro digital camera, unsurprisingly, was not nice and produced unsatisfactory outcomes.

OnePlus 11R 5G essential digital camera samples (faucet to see full measurement)

The ultra-wide digital camera on the OnePlus 11R 5G produced weaker particulars and colors examine to the equal digital camera on the 11 5G. Photos regarded a bit washed out, even in daylight. Fortunately, the digital camera app robotically takes lengthy publicity pictures in low gentle, so that you do get usable evening images.

The principle digital camera on the 11R 5G captures the most effective low-light images, with superb publicity, colors and particulars. Shut-ups additionally look good and autofocus is sort of dependable in low gentle. The 11R 5G can solely do digital zoom as much as 10X, however even in daylight the standard is sort of poor. The selfie digital camera on the 11R 5G appears to be the identical as what the 11 5G has, as their output typically was equivalent. It will get the job accomplished however selfies aren’t very sharp, element is a bit weak, and colors and pores and skin tones will be misrepresented at instances. It manages first rate low-light pictures although, due to Night time mode.

OnePlus 11R 5G ultra-wide digital camera samples (faucet to see full measurement)

OnePlus 11R 5G selfie digital camera samples (faucet to see full measurement)

The OnePlus 11R can shoot as much as 4K 60fps video, however solely with the primary rear digital camera. The ultra-wide is restricted to 1080p and so is the selfie digital camera. 4K movies shot in the course of the day and in low gentle look good, with good stabilisation and little or no jitter when strolling. Movies captured by the ultra-wide digital camera are noticeably weaker, particularly in low gentle, though its digital stabilisation works properly. The digital camera app does characteristic a number of acquainted taking pictures modes resembling Movie, which helps you to seize of a wider side ratio, and LOG video recording.


The OnePlus 11R 5G will attraction to many OnePlus followers who’ve been ready for one thing just like the OnePlus 7T to return alongside — a telephone with a flagship SoC underneath Rs. 40,000. In the event you play a number of demanding cell video games and require good battery life, the 11R 5G won’t disappoint. The principle digital camera can also be very succesful, though the remainder of them go away so much to be desired. I feel what many individuals are going to love most is the truth that the 11R 5G appears to be like similar to the dearer 11 5G, giving it flaunt worth.

For individuals who are usually not satisfied, the Realme GT 3 must be arriving in India quickly and it’ll have comparable specs because the 11R 5G however with help for 240W wired charging. In the event you do not care an excessive amount of in regards to the processor, then the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Review) is one other nice choice to contemplate for roughly the identical worth. This telephone provides an excellent specs however extra importantly, it has an IP68 score and wi-fi charging. The highest variant of the Nothing Phone 1 (Review) is also value taking a look at, as it’s presently promoting for much less than the bottom variant of the 11R 5G.

The OnePlus 11R 5G might have been higher in few areas, however particularly after final yr’s providing, I feel it is a strong comeback.

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