OnePlus just launched the India-only OnePlus 11R smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ at an incredible starting price of Rs.40k. So, we were at the event using this device for a brief time but yes it’s promising.
OnePlus 11R hands-on: Affordable and Made-For-India
The last time we tried both OnePlus 10R and 10T but they lacked that subtle OnePlus premiumness you expect. However, this time they neither have compromised on the performance nor on the quality, even though they are made up of plastic, it feels premium, unlike the 10R.
This OnePlus 11R features a fluid and smooth and the display is again top-notch which you generally expect from OnePlus. It’s a 120Hz Super Fluid AMOLED display, making it very comparable to the pricier brother OnePlus 11, while the screen is slightly curved to give a premium appeal to it.
The Adaptive Dynamic Frame Rate helps a lot when you scroll around the apps a lot, adapt and save battery life, however, with up to 1,450 nits of peak brightness and covering 100% DCI-P3, OnePlus has no cost cutting here. The display also comes with TÜV SÜD Precise Touching S Rating, which also supports HDR10 & HDR10+ for enhanced content consumption.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is an improved chip over the 8 Gen 1 and is much more efficient, paired with the incredible LPDDR5X RAM up to 16GB and UFS 3.1 storage, you get flagship-level performance at affordable pricing. Made exclusively for India, OnePlus uses the same Vapor Chamber cooling as the OnePlus 11, so expect good everyday performance as well.
While OnePlus claims that it can open up to 44 apps simultaneously as its brother OnePlus 11, the 11R makes sense because of the pricing it has in India. While giving last-gen flagship chipsets does help reduce the costs a bit and most people will be satisfied with the performance.
Coming to the looks, OnePlus has retained its iconic look but has made the body plastic though I would the colors to look really charming. Both Sonic Black and Galactic Silver look cool, personally, the Silver one is kind of nostalgic. The camera bump is not soo huge compared to the OnePlus 11 but has the same essence here and there, personally, I won’t complain about the plastic body much, as it makes the phone lighter but still has a premium appeal to it.
OnePlus has even provided an IMX890 Triple camera system which should be a greater improvement over the blunt/unstable camera we saw with the OnePlus 10R. It’s great to see OnePlus retain the 100W SuperVOOC S fast charging from its flagship brother along with a battery health engine. The OnePlus 11R is incredibly light but comes with the latest connectivity standards including Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and a USB Type-C.
Personally, I loved this OnePlus 11R and how brilliantly it has been priced specifically for India, now with all features like an in-display fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos, and an alarm slider, I saw the OnePlus community happiest ever! I got the sense that this OnePlus 11R will be the one which most Indians will actually target but
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