OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro – what we know so far

OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro – what we know so far
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If you’re wondering about the differences between the OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro then you certainly aren’t alone. We’re comparing the two here so you know which one makes more sense for you.

We are still waiting for the OnePlus 11 to be officially launched worldwide. That will happen at an event on the 7th of February. However, the phone is already available in China meaning we have a good sense of what it offers and how it will compare to the OnePlus 10 Pro.

The OnePlus 10 Pro is now a year old and has continued to prove popular among its users. It came with high specs across the board, making it a great alternative to the ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro, and other high-end gaming phones. It will be interesting to see how the device’s Snapdragon Gen 1 chip shapes up versus the Gen 2 found in the OnePlus 11.

The showdown between these two OnePlus flagships is interesting in other ways too. With the OnePlus 11, the company has broken with tradition and is seemingly only launching one phone. However, looking at the specs and stats it’s fair to say the phone being released is more like the Pro version we have seen in previous years, making the comparison an apt one.

To make our comparison comprehensive and easy to follow we have broken it down into the four categories of specs, features, design and price. This should give you a full overview of these two phones, allowing you to make a more informed purchase.

So, let’s get into it. Here are the important differences and similarities between the OnePlus 11 vs the OnePlus 10 Pro.

OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro – Specs

SpecsOnePlus 11OnePlus 10 Pro
Resolution3126 x 14401440 x 3216
ProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Charger100W (wired)80W
Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
Storage256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB
RAM12GB, 16GB8GB, 12GB
Main Camera50MP main, 48MP ultrawide, 32MP portrait with 2x zoom48MP main, 50MP ultrawide, 8MP Telephoto
Selfie Lens16MP32MP

There are plenty of important similarities and differences between the specs of these two phones that we’ll be breaking down here.

Let’s start with what has stayed the same between the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 11. Firstly you will find a very similar display on both devices one that is AMOLED and Ultra-HD, allowing for bright whites and deeper blacks. One small difference is that the OnePlus 11 display is slightly more energy efficient.

These high specs continue into the refresh rate. Not only are both phones capable of a lighting-fast 120Hz, but that rate is highly adaptive, being able to drop to as low as 1Hz when the display is stationary. This can work to improve battery life and is easily one of the most adaptive refresh rates available on any smartphone.

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Little separates them in terms of battery too, though the OnePlus 11 can recharge faster thank to its 100W maximum charging speed.

The biggest differences between the two phones lie in their camera and CPU. The OnePlus 11 comes with the second generation Snapgradon 8 chip, versus the first generation one found in the OnePlus 10 Pro.

This chip is one of the fastest available right now, and essentially the only offering from Android that can stand up to Apple’s Bionic A16 chip. This means faster processing power for mobile gaming and increased speeds when running multiple apps.

The camera too has undergone significant improvements. The OnePlus 10 Pro was seen to be somewhat let down by its photo-taking abilities and it seems OnePlus has taken the criticism seriously, partnering up again with Hasselblad to make the camera on the OnePlus 11 up to scratch.

While the pure specs may look similar what has changed is the image processing and colour-sensing abilities of the lenes. This makes for more vivid and life-like images, especially in low light.

OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro – Features

There is not a huge amount to separate these two phones in terms of features. Both have fast in-display fingerprint scanners and image processing handled by Hasselblad, meaning both have access to XPON Mode for ultra-narrow panoramas and Spot Blue, which simulates the visual artefacts of XCD lenses.

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One interesting difference is that, unlike the OnePlus 10 Pro, the OnePlus 11 will not be compatible with wireless charging. This will generally be considered a setback as almost all other flagships released this year are expected to have the feature.

It is not totally clear why OnePlus has opted to do this but it perhaps banked on the incredibly high-speed wired charging the phone is capable of. These speeds might have made the far slower wireless charging almost redundant.

One other thing to note is that as the OnePlus 11 will be released a year later, it will also be supported for android updates for one year longer.

OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro – Design

The two phones look very similar from the front. Both have the same dimensions and the same punch-hole front camera in the same top left corner. The weight and thickness are also really similar. When you turn the phone over however you get a very different story.

OnePlus has made a significant change to the camera layout on the rear of their phone. The OnePlus 10 Pro had a fairly conventional rectangular camera island on the rear, featuring the 3 lenses and an LED flash ring in a square configuration.

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The OnePlus 11 goes for a total shakeup featuring a distinctive circular camera island that is certainly attention grabbing. While for some it might be too much, it does give the phone a unique and striking appearance that will appeal to many.

The colour options seem to have remained the same with both phones available in green and black, though the OnePlus 11 has a glossier surface than the matte frost of the OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro – Value for money

We do not yet have a confirmed price for the OnePlus 11, as we await for it to be officially unveiled. However, we assume it will be around the same price category that the OnePlus 10 Pro was on its release.

That price was $899 which put it in line with the Google Pixel 7 Pro. That said the OnePlus 10 has been seeing some significant price cuts lately, probably thanks to the imminent announcement of its successor.

This means the OnePlus 11 is very likely to be more expensive when it is released. Whether this means it offers worse value for money is harder to say. While you are paying more, you are also getting improvements in performance and camera quality.

In the end, it may come down to a matter of preference, though, if the OnePlus 10 Pro is reduced anymore it is likely this will offer the better bargain.

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Which one should you go for?

As is common when it comes to high-end tech, exactly which device you should go for is a matter of personal preference, rather than a question of right and wrong.

For those who are more concerned with budget than the latest technology, now is perhaps the perfect time to buy the OnePlus 10 Pro. At just a year old and with impressive specs it is far from being outdated and is seeing its price significantly cut.

If you want to keep up with all the latest breakthroughs in CPUs or are especially concerned with having an excellent camera, then it perhaps makes sense to wait for the release of the new OnePlus 11. Getting your hands on the latest tech doesn’t have to just be for the sake of it either, not only if the technology at the cutting edge but the phone itself will also be supported with updates for longer.

Frequently asked questions

Will there be a OnePlus 11 Pro?

No – in a break from tradition OnePlus seem to be just releasing one phone, the OnePlus 11. This phone itself is more similar in specs to the OnePlus 10 Pro, however.

Is the OnePlus 10 Pro waterproof?

No – the OnePlus 10 Pro is water resistant but not waterproof.