OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro: what are the main differences?

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OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro

Intro


Can the OnePlus 11 restart the company's legacy of making "flagship killer" devices?

And how does it compare to last year's top OnePlus phone, the 10 Pro?

The OnePlus 11 brings a brand new design, Android's fastest chip and a ton of RAM and storage in even the base model, arguably the best haptic vibration motor out there, speedy charging and a Hasselblad camera system that takes on the very best phones out there.

So can the OnePlus 11 bring back the focus to its top-tier phones?

OnePlus 11: available at Best Buy

You can get the new OnePlus flagship at Best Buy as well. The retailer is selling the unlocked version of the phone without any discounts, but trade-ins can help you save.

OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro in a nutshell:
  • Faster Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip
  • Both share 80W charging speeds
  • Both with Hasselblad branded cameras
  • New 2X zoom lens for portraits on OnePlus 11
  • Better speakers, haptics
  • Both with the OnePlus Alert Slider
  • OnePlus 11 ships with Android 13 and Oxygen OS 13

Table of Contents:

Design and Display Quality

New camera styling makes the OnePlus 11 stand out in a crowd


The OnePlus 11 is clearly an evolution of the OnePlus 10 Pro design, and while the two look similar, you can also clearly tell them apart.

The camera system on the OnePlus 11 is now placed in a round glass element for a look that resembles a traditional camera. We love this look! Both phones have the Hasselblad branding on the camera front and center.

Apart from that, though, these two are quite similar: curved sides, aluminum frame, glass back.

The screen is also the same size: 6.7" OLED screen on both, running at up to 120Hz and as you'd expect on a flagship it's an LTPO screen with dynamic refresh rate.


Display Measurements:



Our display measurements confirm that the OnePlus 11 does not have the fancy next generation display panels that we see on other flagship phones this year. This screen gets about the same screen brightness as the previous models, so it's not as bright and easy to use outdoors as say a Galaxy S23 device or even a Pixel 7 Pro.

We also measured that the minimum brightness is way too high, so the phone is not very comfortable to use in bed at night. Overall, the screen of the OnePlus 11 is good enough for most people, but it's just not as good as on other flagship phones in 2023.

Both the 11 and the 10 Pro use an optical fingerprint scanner, and in our experience both of them are similarly fast, so we have no complaints on that front.

Performance and Software

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 muscle


The big gains in the OnePlus 11 revolve around the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, a huge upgrade over the previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip on the 10 Pro.

While the 10 Pro was a fast phone, we remember the report of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip getting just a bit too hot and requiring some severe throttling.

With better power efficiency, improved cooling and a bunch of new features for gaming, the OnePlus 11 definitely caters to the gaming crowd and won't disappoint.

Coupled with 8GB of faster, LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB of again faster UFS 4.0 storage in even the base model, this phone is an absolute beast. And you can also step up to 16GB of RAM, super impressive.

Performance Benchmarks:


Geekbench 6 SingleHigher is better
OnePlus 111510
OnePlus 10 Pro1294
Geekbench 6 MultiHigher is better
OnePlus 115046
OnePlus 10 Pro3676
3DMark Extreme(High)Higher is better
OnePlus 113692
OnePlus 10 Pro2582
3DMark Extreme(Low)Higher is better
OnePlus 111739
OnePlus 10 Pro1617
 
In the Geekbench 6 benchmark, you can definitely see the massive improvement that comes with the new processor.

For gaming, you also get a nice boost in performance initially, but the OnePlus 11 throttles quicker than expected and then, the performance falls back to very similar levels as the previous generation.

This new Snapdragon chip also comes with a more powerful integrated 5G modem that helps you get more solid 5G reception.

Camera

Some strange camera choices


Both the OnePlus 11 and the OnePlus 10 Pro come with a triple camera system with a wide, an ultra-wide and a telephoto zoom cameras.

While the wide and the ultra-wide cameras are similar, the telephoto camera on the OnePlus 11 provides 2X zoom, shorter than the 3.3X zoom lens on the 10 Pro.

This is not a bad thing, though. 2X is the perfect focal length for portrait mode photos, which are the focus on this newer phone. We love this improvement!

The OnePlus 11 also uses a brand new sensor for its main camera. The sensor in question is the Sony IMX890, an improved version of the IMX766, which happens to be used on a bunch of phones like the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, OnePlus 10T, Asus ROG Phone 6, and others.

In comparison, the OnePlus 10 Pro uses the 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor for the main camera, and that sensor is actually a bit larger than the one on the OnePlus 11.


On the video front, both phones to support up to 8K video resolution.

We will be updating this article with photo and video samples.

Audio Quality and Haptics


The OnePlus 11 surprises us with improved speakers too, which sound louder and cleaner.

It's a dual speaker setup like on the 10 Pro, with a main bottom-firing loudspeaker and then a secondary speaker in the earpiece, only improved.

Neither of these phones has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

As for haptic feedback, the OnePlus 10 Pro has been great with nice and tight vibration, but the OnePlus 11 takes this to the next level with what it calls "the king of Android motors". This new haptic motor can provide delicate feedback for typing while guaranteeing you won't miss calls and notifications. It is also the first of its kind to deliver "double vibration", which is useful in games.

Battery Life and Charging

Same battery size, but will battery life be the same too?

Both the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 10 Pro come with the same size 5,000mAh battery inside.

This means that battery life should not be too different, but do keep in mind that the OnePlus 11 is coming with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is more power-efficient, and a newer generation of OLED screen technology could give it a bit of leverage in the battery department.

PhoneArena Battery Test Results:


Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 118h 23 min
OnePlus 10 Pro10h 7 min
Web Browsing(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 1113h 22 min
OnePlus 10 Pro13h 33 min
3D Gaming(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 10 Pro9h 9 min

In terms of charging, the OnePlus 10 Pro was a bit weird because the global version would charge at 80W, while the US version would only support 65W charging speeds.

The international version of the OnePlus 11, however, does come with the faster 80W wired charging speeds.

Both phones come with a charger in the box, and do keep in mind that OnePlus uses a proprietary technology to reach those higher charging speeds (called SUPERVOOC), so you need a OnePlus charger to get the best charging speeds.

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Interestingly, the OnePlus 11 loses the wireless charging support, a feature that was available on the 10 Pro.

Specs Comparison


And here is an overview of the specs differences between the OnePlus 11 and the OnePlus 10 Pro:

 
Don't forget that we also have a detail breakdown of the OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro specs here.

Summary



The OnePlus 11 drops the Pro name, but it remains a solid flagship with a focus on performance and fast charging speeds. If you are a gamer or just someone who wants a super fast phone, this will be a great choice.

The camera is also quite good. We love having the 2X zoom for portraits, but a longer range zoom would have also been very nice.

With faster speeds, charging and innovations with audio and haptics, the OnePlus 11 is a nice upgrade over the 10 Pro, and it is also priced right, so this phone is definitely a great alternative to Galaxies and Pixels that you should not overlook.

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