The OnePlus 11 and the OnePlus 11R both created quite a hype in the market when they first appeared in the user’s hands. Despite launching just one month apart from the OnePlus 11, the 11R also raised some eyebrows with a flagship-level performance at a mid-range price tag. So in today’s comparison between the two brothers of OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 11R, let’s find out did the flagship killer really stands out against its bigger brother.
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|OnePlus 11||OnePlus 11R|
Starting off with the design of the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11R share a lot of similarities in design, but there are some key differences that set them apart.
The OnePlus 11 boasts a Gorilla Glass Victus front and Gorilla Glass 5 back, along with an aluminum framing, making it a more sturdy and durable phone. On the other hand, the OnePlus 11R features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the front and back, but the framing is plastic, which may not be as premium-feeling as the OnePlus 11, but still, you do get Gorilla Glass for both sides which is a deal breaker as well.
The OnePlus 11 has a punch-hole camera cutout at the middle of the display and their most stunning Hasselblad camera branding at the back. Besides that, it also comes with OnePlus’s signature alert slider as well as an IR blaster for controlling external devices right from your phone.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 11R camera cut out on the left side of the display, and it is similar to OnePlus 11, it also comes with an alert slider and IR blaster as well. Another notable difference is that the OnePlus 11 has an IP64 water-resistant rating, and sadly OnePlus 11R does not have any official IP rating.
Moving on to the display section, the OnePlus 11 and 11R are both impressive smartphones with excellent display features. However, there are some slight differences between the two that are worth understanding.
Starting with the OnePlus 11 screen size, it comes with a 6.7-inch Super Fluid AMOLED display with LTPO technology, which allows the display to adjust to the refresh rate better. It boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, which offers smoother scrolling and a more responsive feel.
Additionally, the OnePlus 11 offers better resolution than its smaller sibling, the 3216×1440 QHD+ resolution providing 525ppi. Besides that, OnePlus 11 comes with Dolby Vision certification, which makes the device more capable of experiencing content with better image quality.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 11R features a quite similar 6.74-inch 120Hz Super Fluid AMOLED display with HDR10+ technology. This offers a more immersive viewing experience with vibrant colors and deeper blacks. However, the resolution of 450ppi is lower than the OnePlus 11.
When it comes to the camera setup in this OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 11R comparison review, both devices come with the same Sony IMX890 main sensor of a 50-wide camera module. But there is a higher resolution camera that comes with the bigger brother OnePlus 11 providing better image quality.
The OnePlus 11 camera features a 50MP main sensor with OIS, a 48MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 32MP portrait telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom. It also has a 16MP front camera with Auto-HDR and panorama features.
On the other hand, OnePlus 11R 5g camera has a triple camera setup with a 50MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens. This additional macro lens can be useful for taking close-up shots, but it may not be important for some users. But it is just not enough compared to OnePlus 11’s
The 11R also has a 16MP front camera that shoots 1080p at 30fps, which is great for video calls and selfies.
After a close inspection of the OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 11R, both devices come with excellent performance with their Qualcomm chipsets. OnePlus 11 specifications show that it comes with the best chipset Qualcomm has to offer, while the OnePlus 11R comes with last year’s ultimate flagship chipset, which is also from Qualcomm. Still, there are slight differences between the two.
The OnePlus 11 boasts a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512 GB of maximum storage with UFS 4.0, ensuring unparalleled speed and graphics performance. The UFS 4.0 along with larger storage allows users to run apps faster and use a wide range of apps simultaneously.
Besides that, the sound system of the OnePlus 11 comes with a Dolby Atmos audio system and Dual-Band Wi-Fi technology for faster data speeds and low latency. This will put the OnePlus 11 in a greater audio consumption position rather than the OnePlus 11R.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 11R processor comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset with Adreno 730 GPU, making it a powerhouse for gaming and camera performance. The OnePlus 11R snapdragon is capable enough to provide power and performance enhancements to deliver the ultimate boost across all your on-device experiences.
In addition, the 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM along with UFS 3.1 storage lets you use apps faster and better than most smartphones in the market right now. Although you do get better UFS technology in the OnePlus 11.
As for the UI, both the OnePlus 11 smartphone and OnePlus 11R come with the latest OxygenOS has to offer in an Android 13 operating system.
The OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11R os runs on their newly designed OxygenOS 13, which is different from its predecessors and has a less “stock-ish” feel due to its integration with ColorOS. It still offers plenty of customization options, including wallpapers, fonts, icons, and accent colors. The UI has an always-on display and quick toggles.
Meanwhile, OnePlus 11R’s Oxygen OS 13 offers similar customization just like OnePlus 11, a more personalized and smoother experience with its unique features like Zen Mode and seamless performance.
Bottomline, as OnePlus 11 comes with slighter higher chipset performance along with better UFS technology, it is obvious that it will perform better in terms of UI and OS optimization compared to OnePlus 11R.
Talking about battery life, both devices come with the same battery life performance. The OnePlus 11 and 11R come with similar 5000mAh batteries. The OnePlus 11 and 11R come with the same 100W wired fast-charging capability with SUPERVOOC technology.
But there’s a catch, as OnePlus 11 has better resolution, so eventually, it will take consume more battery, right? Well, thanks to OnePlus 11’s latest chipset from Qualcomm along with LTPO in its display, you have nothing to worry about, as it performs great when it comes to adjusting battery performance.
And, if you are wondering, does OnePlus 11 or OnePlus 11R have wireless charging? Sadly, No. But as both devices come with one of the fastest wired charging of 100W with Supervooc charging, you won’t be worried or so. As it lasts a whole day with a solid performance while still having juice for more.
Here is a more specified overview of the OnePlus 11R specifications against the OnePlus 11 specs-
|Specs||OnePlus 11||OnePlus 11R|
|Display||6.7’’ 120Hz Fluid AMOLED with LTPO3, 3216×1440 QuadHD+, 525ppi, 1300 nits (peak)||6.74’’ 120Hz Fluid AMOLED, 2772 X1240 pixels 450 ppi, HDR10+, 1450 nits (peak)|
|Protection||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Plastic Frame|
|Camera||Rear: 50 MP, f/1.8 Wide
32 MP, f/2.0 Telephoto
48 MP, f/2.2 ULTRAWIDEHasselblad Color Calibration
Video: 8K @24fps
Front: 16 MP, Image Stabilization, Fixed Autofocus, f/2.45
|Main: 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm Wide, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ Ultrawide,
2 MP, f/2.4, Macro Lens
LED flash, HDR, panorama
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Octa-Core, Android-13, Oxygen 13
GPU- Adreno 740
|OS: OxygenOS based on Android 13
CPU: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
GPU: Adreno 730
|RAM||8 GB/16 GB LPDDR5X||8 GB/16 GB LPDDR5X|
|ROM||128GB UFS 3.1/ 256 GB UFS 4.0||Storage: 128GB/256GB, UFS 3.1|
|Battery||5,000 mAh, 100W SUPERVOOC||5,000 mAh, 100W SUPERVOOC|
|Audio||Dolby Atmos, Dual “Reality” Speakers, Noise Cancellation support||Dual Stereo Speakers, Noise cancellation support|
|Connectivity||5G, LTE, Bluetooth 5.3||5G, LTE, Bluetooth 5.3|
|Colors||Eternal Green, Titan Black||Galactic Silver, Sonic Black|
Based on the OnePlus 11 Bangladesh price and the OnePlus 11R price, you might be thinking about which one is right for you, well here are short key points for making a wiser decision:
Get the OnePlus 11, if:
> You are looking for the latest and currently the best device OnePlus has to offer right now;
> You need an incredibly fast phone with speedy charging capability such as 100W charging;
> You require the most premium flagship from OnePlus.
Get the OnePlus 11R, if:
> You want a faster charging capability and the power of 100W SUPERVOOC;
> You prefer Qualcomm chipset of Snapdragon 8+ Gen1;
> You want a premium edge-to-edge display with greater resolution.
In conclusion of this comparison review between the OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 11R, if you’re someone who needs a top-of-the-line smartphone from OnePlus with the world’s best chipset Qualcomm has to offer, then the OnePlus 11 is the perfect deal for you. And, not to mention OnePlus 11 in Bangladesh is coming with an affordable price tag compared to other flagship devices in the market.
OnePlus 11R might be the better option due to its higher RAM and last year’s best chipset along with a mid-range price. More importantly, if you’re looking for the latest OnePlus device which offers close to flagship performance, then go for the OnePlus 11R.
Mohammad Shariful Islam is the CEO and MD of Apple Gadgets, a leading e-commerce and retail chain for gadgets in Bangladesh. He has a passion for technology, entrepreneurship, and holds a decade of experience in gadget E-Commerce. He’s committed to providing the best possible shopping experience for customers by delivering the latest and trendy gadgets.