OnePlus 11 5G review: a return to form

With excellent photo processing and loads of power for the price, the OnePlus 11 5G is a winning package

5 Star Rating
OnePlus 11 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

OnePlus has proven that a great camera phone doesn't need the biggest zoom or a 1-inch sensor; it needs a reasonable price, good camera hardware, and excellent photo processing. After making a name for itself by coining the term "flagship killer", and undercutting the competition, the OnePlus 11 5G represents a return to form for the brand.


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    Excellent photo processing

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    Latest Qualcomm power

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    Brilliant screen quality

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    Fast charging and great battery


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    No wireless charging

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    Poor telephoto reach

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    Fingerprint magnet (green version)

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The OnePlus 11 5G isn't a Pro model, but don't be fooled – this is the most balanced phone we've seen from OnePlus in years. Despite missing out on wireless charging, it sports a slick glass and metal design, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon power, and a very attractive price. What's also delightful is the fact that, unlike other recent OnePlus phones, it's launching in the US.

Costing $699 / £729, the OnePlus 11 5G hits the market with plenty of competition. There are the similarly priced 200MP Xiaomi 12T Pro and Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, and it undercuts the iPhone 14 by around $120 / £100. So why's our money on this new OnePlus?

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