The OnePlus 10 Pro felt like a slightly disappointing follow-up to the OnePlus 9 Pro, but how does the OnePlus 11— sans “Pro” — stack up? Let’s find out.

It’s important to note that OnePlus appears to be dropping the “Pro” versions of devices this year. In many ways, this is a good thing, but it feels quite jarring given that we’ve seen a standard and “Pro” model each year since 2019. Who knows, we could see this change reverted with future releases.

As it stands, the current flagship OnePlus 11 is the biggest and best phone that has come from the firm famous for its “Never Settle” ethos. Let’s assess where the improvements (and potential downgrades) have been made over the OnePlus 10 Pro.

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Expecting a massive design refresh is out of the question each and every single year. We have given kudos to OnePlus in recent years for tweaking and refining the “Color Material Finish” or CMF recipe for their flagship smartphones. The changes are limited to the rear camera bump, which now wraps around the edge of the frame and bleeds more cohesively into the OnePlus 11 chassis.

OnePlus is shipping this newer panel as LTPO 3.0, and it certainly feels smoother than the already slick 10 Pro screen. Another benefit is the dynamic refresh rate that can drop as low as 1Hz when showing the AOD. This should help save battery life and combine with the existing AOD design library.

OnePlus 10 Pro OnePlus 11
Size 6.7 inches 6.7 inches
Display Curved QHD+ / LTPO 2.0 / 120Hz / 525ppi / 20:9 aspect ratio Curved QHD+ / LTPO 3.0 / 120Hz / 525ppi / 20:9 aspect ratio
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM 8/12GB RAM 8/16GB
Storage 128/256/512GB / UFS 3.1 128GB UFS 3.1 /256GB UFS 4.0
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Biometrics In-display optical fingerprint scanner In-display optical fingerprint scanner
Colors Emerald Forest / Volcanic Black Titan Black / Eternal Green

Most of the notable changes are – as you would expect – to the internals. The upgrades are not truly substantial, but there are upgrades nonetheless. Qualcomm’s most powerful current mobile processor is at the very heart of the OnePlus 11. There is an apparent 35% total performance gain on the new chip. Graphical performance and power savings are where the most substantial boosts have been made.

On paper, there are some notable performance boosts when switching from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor to the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Whether it’s a placebo or not, the OnePlus 11 feels faster and, therefore, smoother than the OnePlus 10 Pro.

In isolation, the OnePlus 10 Pro is fluid, but when we start to compare things side-by-side as you would expect the newer handset has an undoubted edge. Apps should load milliseconds faster thanks to the UFS 4.0 storage on the OnePlus 11, but this isn’t always the case. Make no mistake, these are both fast, fluid phones.


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There are very few if any new software tweaks save a few exclusive features that are packed into the OnePlus 11. This means that OxygenOS 13 is identical on the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 11. If you don’t like the ColorOS-ification of OxygenOS, then this Android 13-based build might not be for you.

OnePlus 10 Pro OnePlus 11
Software Shipped with Android 12 and OxygenOS 12.1 Ships with Android 13 and OxygenOS 13
Updates 3 OS upgrades / 4 years security patches 4 OS upgrades / 5 years security patches
Features HyperBoost Gaming Engine
Pro Gaming Mode
Zen Mode 2.0
Dark mode w/ dedicated toggle
HyperBoost Gaming Engine
Pro Gaming Mode
Zen Mode 2.0
Dark mode w/ dedicated toggle

Performance differences aside, the simple fact is that the OnePlus 10 Pro will not be supported for as long as the OnePlus 11. In late November, OnePlus confirmed that flagship devices launched in 2023 will get an extra Android update and a further year of bimonthly security patches. This is great for longevity and actually surpasses Google’s own update schedule for the Pixel series. You’ll be able to get Android 15 on the OnePlus 10 Pro and Android 17 on the OnePlus 11.


oneplus 10 pro oneplus 11 battery

The same battery technology is packed into these flagship OenPlus phones. A 5,000mAh dual 2,500mAh cell that includes superfast charging. This is where some differences become apparent and the OnePlus 10 Pro has greater charging options across the board. If you simply must have wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, then sadly, the OnePlus 11 lacks any ability to charge using a Qi pad.

An undoubted frustration, the improved 100W wired charging offers even faster charge times. In ideal conditions, it should be able to go from 0-100% in under 30 minutes. This is fast, but not exponentially faster than the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 80W fast charging, which can go from 0 to 100% in around 32 minutes.

That said, the maximum wired charge speeds are lower in North American markets at 65W and 80W for the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 11 respectively. It’s supposedly due to North America’s usage of 110 and 120-volt AC power rather than the 220-240-volt standard used in global regions.

OnePlus 10 Pro OnePlus 11
Battery size 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Charging speed 80W wired / 65W in NA
50W Warp Wireless
5W reverse wireless charging
100W wired / 80W in NA

After years of avoiding adding wireless charging prior OnePlus flagships, it’s truly disappointing to see the company take a major step backwards and remove the option from one of its best phones to date. Whether it’s essential will be up to you, but there is certainly an edge to the OnePlus 10 Pro over the OnePlus 11 in charging tech.

Where the OnePlus 11 beats out the OnePlus 10 Pro is in the lifespan. Much of this is due to the usage of the more efficient Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The added lifespan and marginally faster-wired charging speeds might help make up for the lack of wireless charging.


There was a ton of hype surrounding the Hasselblad camera tuning partnership for OnePlus’s flagship phones. In recent years, this has certainly improved the camera capabilities, but no OnePlus has truly competed with the best in the business.

Even after a short period with the OnePlus 11, it’s a major step up over the OnePlus 10 Pro. The latter camera system even had a few downgrades over the OnePlus 9 Pro. Clearly, OnePlus has decided to go all-out with the camera this time around. The larger 50-megapixel main sensor is a substantial step up and when combined with improvements to the ultra-wide and telephoto, things are much healthier in all areas this year.

OnePlus 10 Pro OnePlus 11
Main sensor Sony IMX789
f1.8 aperture
Sony IMX890
f1.8 aperture
Secondary sensor Samsung JN1
50MP ultra-wide-angle
f2.2 aperture
150˚ FOV
Sony IMX581
48MP ultra-wide-angle
f2.2 aperture
115˚ FOV
Tertiary sensor 8MP 3.3x telephoto
f2.4 aperture
Sony IMX709
32MP 2x telephoto
f2.0 aperture
Front-facing sensor Sony IMX615
f2.2 aperture
Samsung IMX471
f2.45 aperture
Camera hardware features OIS
Camera software features Hasselblad Pro Mode
Hasselblad UI tweaks
Tilt-shift mode
150-degree mode
Long exposure
Dual-view video
Film mode
XPan mode
Hasselblad Pro Mode
Hasselblad UI tweaks
Hasselblad Masters Mode
Tilt-shift mode
Long exposure
Dual-view video
Film mode
XPan mode

Much of the improvements are down to the improved sensor choices, the result is just a more rounded camera system on the OnePlus 11. It excels in areas where the OnePlus 10 Pro faltered. The Hasselblad color system remains one of the best components on both devices. This includes a number of functions that have merely been tuned and honed rather than redefined. The Hasselblad Master Mode is a prime example, it’s just a bunch of filters that you can add to your images.

It feels like the OnePlus 11 camera setup is a substantial step up over the OnePlus 10 Pro. The latter device regressed after following the OnePlus 9 series, but the OnePlus 11 is already shaping up to be the best camera ever seen in a OnePlus phone.

OnePlus 10 Pro vs. OnePlus 11: Should you upgrade?

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About upgrading: 9to5Google often gives specific product recommendations. Sometimes, we may suggest not upgrading, due to various reasons including, but not limited to: increased device cost, negligible performance gains, or environmental impact. Whether to upgrade is always your call, but our aim is to help you make as informed a decision as possible.

There are so many similarities between the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 11, at face value, it’s hard to distinguish. Even despite this, the newer device has made some important improvements, but in typical OnePlus fashion still manages to sacrifice features that felt hard fought for. Losing wireless charging seems silly and no official IP rating is another frustrating omission.

If this is the final Hasselblad-certified camera system, then it could very well be the best that OnePlus has produced. Does it compete with the best in the industry? That is debatable, but the camera is impressive when compared to its predecessors.

Despite some confusing corner-cutting, the OnePlus 11 does offer meaningful improvements this year. It feels like there have been some thoughtful changes given the lukewarm response to the OnePlus 10 Pro. It’s a better phone in almost every regard — with extra emphasis on “almost.”

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