OnePlus 11R hands-on review
The OnePlus 11R is the latest in the company's range of streamlined flagship phones for the Indian market. These devices essentially try to capture the essence of a flagship device but make a few sacrifices to achieve a lower price tag.
The OnePlus 11R may look identical to the more expensive OnePlus 11 but internally it is nearly identical to the newly launched Realme GT3, which at this point shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. It's also identical to the OnePlus Ace 2, which is actually the exact same phone meant for China.
OnePlus 11R specs at a glance:
- Body: 163.4x74.3x8.7mm, 204g.
- Display: 6.74" Fluid AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1450 nits (peak), 1240x2772px resolution, 20.12:9 aspect ratio, 451ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1x3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
- OS/Software: Android 13, OxygenOS 13.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56", 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 1/4.0", 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, 24mm (wide), 1/3.09", 1.0µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
- Battery: 5000mAh; 100W wired.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; Infrared port; stereo speakers.
So what do we get and more importantly what do we lose compared to the more expensive OnePlus 11? A lot of things actually but not to the extent you'd actually notice. The display is still curved but has a slightly lower resolution, with around 35% fewer pixels. The chipset is last year's flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 rather than this year's. The main camera is the same but the ultra-wide is different and the telephoto has been replaced by a 2MP macro.
But the question remains, how much of that will you actually notice? Well, that's exactly what we are about to find out.
The OnePlus 11R comes in a standard red OnePlus packaging containing the phone, a 100W SUPERVOOC charger with a USB-C connector, and a USB-A to USB-C 2.0 cable that supports the proprietary fast charging. The screen protector is pre-applied.
The box also includes a black silicone case that has a rather stiff cover for the USB port, making it a real struggle to plug in a cable every time.