OnePlus 11 battery life tested: great for video playback!

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OnePlus 11 battery life
The OnePlus 11 is the company's flagship phone for 2023, and it holds back no punches with a classy design and powerful hardware on the inside, but what about the battery life?

The OnePlus 11 comes with a large, 5,000mAh battery, which should provide more than enough juice for the phone to last through even the longest days.

This battery size has become the de-facto standard for large-sized Android flagships, so compared to the competition, the OnePlus is right in line.

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Does the OnePlus 11 have better battery life?

The OnePlus 11 has about the same battery life as its predecessor, the 10 Pro, so it's not improved in a huge way. It is a solid one-day performer, though.

OnePlus 11 PhoneArena Battery Test Results:

Web Browsing(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 1113h 22 min
OnePlus 10 Pro13h 33 min
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra18h 57 min
Samsung Galaxy S23+16h 37 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max19h 5 min
Google Pixel 7 Pro14h 19 min
Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 118h 23 min
OnePlus 10 Pro10h 7 min
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra8h 54 min
Samsung Galaxy S23+8h 15 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max11h
Google Pixel 7 Pro9h 39 min

In our tests, we found the OnePlus 11 to perform on par with the previous OnePlus 10 Pro for web browsing. In this test, we run a script that cycles through webpages and scrolls around to simulate the way you would normally browse the web, and both the new and older OnePlus models score below the average.

But on YouTube video playback test where we play back the same videos, the OnePlus 11 actually does surprisingly well, outscoring even the Galaxy S23 Ultra!

So battery life is definitely a mixed bag, but in our experience it has been mostly solid in everyday use.

Additionally, the OnePlus 11 comes with the Battery Health Engine (BHE),, which has been in development for three straight years. BHE is meant to help the battery last longer, prolonging the overall lifespan while also retaining the fast charging speeds. The two main systems making up BHE are the Smart Battery Health Algorithm and Battery Healing Technology, the latter of which reduces damage done to anodes and cathodes.

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How much battery does the OnePlus 11 have?

Below, you can find the exact battery sizes for the last few OnePlus flagship phones, and you can clearly see how the size has gradually grown to reach that coveted, 5000mAh mark in 2022 and 2023.

Does the OnePlus 11 have wireless charging?

The OnePlus 11 does NOT support wireless charging.

That is the one compromise this phone makes, but admittedly, with its incredibly fast wired charging speeds, you probably won't miss not having wireless charging too much.

Does the OnePlus 11 have reverse wireless charging?

The OnePlus 11 does NOT support reverse wireless charging either.

What charger does the OnePlus 11 use?

The OnePlus 11 comes with a 80W (100W for the Chinese version) SUPERVOOC fast charger that is - thankfully - included in the box for free.

This is a proprietary charger, though, so if you want to benefit from these fast charging speeds, you need to use this exact charger with the cable that comes with it. You can also use a standard USB-C power delivery charger with the OnePlus 11, but it will charge at slower speeds in that case.

OnePlus claims that this charger has protections for the battery and you can expect the battery to age in about four years, which is longer than the average for the industry.

How fast will the OnePlus 11 charge?

Using the OnePlus 80W charger, you will get a full charge in merely 27 minutes and a 12-minute top-up will give you a 50% recharge.

Is the OnePlus 11 fast charging safe?

Yes. The OnePlus 11 and its power brick both come with TÜV Rheinland Certification for Safe Charging and Usage. This means that they have been extensively tried and tested against issues related to overheating, temperature fluctuations, and more, to make sure it is completely safe for use.

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