What comes out on top?
OnePlus 11 has finally been announced after a long wait, but how does it stack up against the competition?
After months of teasers, OnePlus has finally unveiled its latest flagship, the OnePlus 11, which features a stunning 6.7-inch AMOLED display as well as 100W SuperVOOC technology. The OnePlus 11 has a retail price of £729/$699 and will be available on February 16 in the UK.
With these new specs in mind, we should consider how it compares to other phones on the market. In particular, we’re taking a look at the iPhone 14 king of smartphones. Read on to find out all the key differences between these devices so you can decide which upgrade is right for you.
Apple Silicon vs Snapdragon
The iPhone 14 is equipped with the A15 Bionic chip, and the latest A16 Bionic is reserved for the high-end iPhone 14 series. It is equipped with a 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU, and a 16-core neural engine. We found the iPhone 14 to be fast and responsive to use, with Apple Arcade and CoD Mobile games running smoothly.
OnePlus equipped its latest phone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, which delivered impressive results during our benchmark testing. We noticed that the phone heats up quickly with heavy use, especially during gaming sessions. However, it was more than playable and very responsive to use: apps loaded instantly with no sign of stuttering or lag, even if it doesn’t have the most impressive cooling solution.
OnePlus offers SuperVOOC
One of the best-selling features of the OnePlus 11 is 100W SuperVOOC charging. SuperVOOC is the company’s proprietary charging technology capable of supporting a variety of charging speeds.
Based on our experience with the OnePlus 11, SuperVOOC was able to achieve a 50% charge in 12 minutes 37 seconds and a full charge in 27 minutes 50 seconds. It’s incredibly fast and ensures you can quickly charge your device on the go, even when the battery is very low.
The iPhone line has never had revolutionary batteries, and even with MagSafe support, it can’t charge that fast. We thought the iPhone 14 had enough stamina to last an entire day, with most days ending up with 20-30% battery left. It’s quite comfortable, but the OnePlus 11 stands head and shoulders above the iPhone in terms of reliable battery life.
No AMOLED on iPhone 14
OnePlus 11 has an impressive 6.7-inch 2K AMOLED display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Adaptive Refresh allows the display to drop to 1Hz to conserve battery life, but to 120Hz during intensive tasks to keep the display looking smooth and solid.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display. ProMotion — Apple’s version with a 120Hz refresh rate — is on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but not on the base model, meaning navigation isn’t as smooth as the OnePlus alternative.
OnePlus’ inclusion of an AMOLED panel means it will be able to produce brighter, more dynamic colors than Apple’s OLED solution, making it the best device to watch your favorite show.
50MP camera on OnePlus
The OnePlus 11 packs an impressive array of cameras, including a 50MP main sensor with a 115-degree field of view, as well as a 32MP telesensor that is supported by Hasselblad portrait mode. There’s also a 48MP ultra wide-angle sensor with a 115-degree field of view.
We thought the camera was more than capable of impressing us in low light without the need for a tripod. The HDR performance was also notable, with the main camera able to capture the foreground of images even in strong backlight. The color reproduction was also fantastic, with most of the time the images were true to life.
The iPhone 14 also has a fantastic camera setup; it features a 12-megapixel main sensor as well as a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. Low-light shots have a lot of detail, especially when night mode is turned on. While the megapixel count doesn’t necessarily correlate with producing better images, the OnePlus 11’s impressive megapixel count suggests it will display more detail than its Apple rival. .
Also, since the OnePlus 11 is equipped with an additional camera sensor, it may be better equipped to handle a wide variety of environments.