A brand new OnePlus 11 can be yours for as little as $500, which is one of the best Android flagship deals out there.  - OnePlus 11 six months later: Sneakily, the most affordable and underrated Android flagship of 2023?

OnePlus 11 six months later: Sneakily, the most affordable and underrated Android flagship of 2023?

Though it has flown under everyone’s radar due to incredibly tough, much more popular and flashier competition as well as questionable picks from OnePlus in recent years, the OnePlus 11 has proven to be one of the best Android phones/offers out there for the first half of 2023.

Sure, the Galaxy S23 Ultra can zoom to the moon and the iPhone 14 Pro has iMessage, but when it comes to the whole smartphone package, the OnePlus 11 might be a better value device than most flagship phones released in 2023 (so far). Like for real.

Also, unlike Google’s more expensive competitors, we haven’t heard any major bug complaints, while in the meantime the Chinese company has been working hard to make the OnePlus 11 even more stable through several software updates.

Simply put, I truly see the OnePlus 11 as the biggest underdog of 2023. It’s an excellent phone that you should consider buying even today. OnePlus is indeed back but while I will talk about it in a future story, I would like to take a moment and use this to give OnePlus 11 the spotlight it always deserved

OnePlus 11: The most underrated phone of 2023 could be the best value flagship for most people

First off, yeah, I really think the OnePlus 11 was and is the most underrated Android flagship of the year (so far), and I’ll try to explain why in a few bullet points.

  • For starters, even six months later, the OnePlus 11 still boasts a fantastic 120Hz LTPO display, bright enough to view outdoors and smooth enough to make every non-Pro iPhone and the 90Hz Pixel 7 feel a little sluggish in comparison.

  • As one of the first Android flagships to sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, the OnePlus 11 doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to everyday tasks like social media scrolling or even heavy gaming; quite simply, it’s as fast as any other Android flagship on the market right now, regardless of price; don’t be that guy, but the same can’t be said of a phone like the Pixel 7 Pro (which is prone to throttling despite being more expensive)

  • Depending on how you look at it, the OnePlus 11 could actually be the battery life champion of 2023 as it boasts excellent battery life, similar to the Galaxy S23 Ultra; but where it absolutely steals the show is in the charging department: a full charge on the OnePlus 11 takes around 20 minutes (come on now!), and when you compare that to the 1h it takes to charge the Galaxy S23 Ultra, or the 2h for a full charge on the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pixel 7 Pro, the OnePlus 11 is absolutely game-changing; it can literally and actually change the way you use/charge your phone forever

  • The icing on the OnePlus cake comes in the form of a Hasselblad camera system on the back of the OnePlus 11, which excels in color accuracy (with Hasselblad’s natural mode enabled), managing to take more natural-looking photos than the oversaturated, overprocessed shots you’ll take with an iPhone or Galaxy; The OnePlus 11 can also take outstanding portrait photos thanks to its 2x optical zoom camera, while night photography is also great; HDR is another strong point of the OnePlus camera, which often surpasses every other phone available internationally: iPhone, Galaxy or Pixel

If you want to know more, check out our full OnePlus 11 review, as well as detailed comparisons with other flagships (which you can find with a simple search on our website).

The OnePlus 11 proves that the flagship is back, not with the perfect Android phone but with the perfect package

I’ll be honest with you In early 2023, I wasn’t sure what direction OnePlus was going to take after all the back-and-forth of the last few years, but now it looks like the vintage OnePlus is indeed back Knock on wood.

Besides making a great flagship phone at a great price, what it means that OnePlus is serious about making great flagship phones (again) may be the promise of extensive software support. android phone manufacturers are slowly realizing that it will take apples to compete with Apple, famous for its long and reliable iPhone/iOS support.

Of course, the other standout (and probably the biggest) feature of the OnePlus 11 is the price, which is roughly unbeatable if you want an Android flagship that’s every bit as premium as the $1,200 phones out there. Priced at $700 at launch and $550-600 on sale (in stock right now – scroll up) for a true flagship with a solid display, great performance, incredible battery experience, and a great camera – come on now!

OnePlus 11 and the new OnePlus 12 could steal the show from Galaxy and Pixel 8 because the old OnePlus is back

Surely the OnePlus 11 doesn’t have an official IP rating, wireless charging or a long-range zoom camera, and the Oppo-influenced version of OxygenOS might not be everyone’s cup of tea, even if it’s far more customizable than the original OxygenOS ever was… But at $550 for 8/128GB or $600 for 12/256GB?! It’s literally half the price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max and significantly cheaper than any Galaxy flagship even when they’re on sale. You can already tell that the design isn’t a huge departure from what we have now, but that’s fine with me. I intend to go into more detail about the OnePlus 12 in a future story, but if there’s one thing OnePlus needs to change with the OnePlus 12 it’s making it available in more color options!
Seriously, have you seen the red leather version of the OnePlus 11? What about the Jupiter Rock edition? Delightful! These are exclusive to China, which need not be the case with any of the OnePlus 12 color variants! Come on, OnePlus? You see, even the fact that the first update I have in mind for the new OnePlus 12 is more color variants proves that OnePlus has already made an excellent phone with the OnePlus 11

Of course, many would like the OnePlus 12 to get an official IP rating and wireless charging, but OnePlus has already played the premium flagship game with the OnePlus 10 Pro, and that didn’t work out so well because the price went up and fewer people were interested. So, I’ll pick up on more colors and the rumored periscope zoom lens coming to the OnePlus 12 if it means the price will stay at $700. You’ve got a deal, OnePlus!

Don’t forget that you also got a deal on the excellent OnePlus 11, peek! $550 and $600 for 8/128GB and 12/256GB. Delightful!

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