Have you seen the new OnePlus 11? We don’t blame you; it has many of the features we want and expect from a OnePlus phone, such as the most recent processor, a well-tuned camera, and an alert slider. What about the OnePlus 10T, though? It wasn’t released all that long ago, and it also has impressive specs, so which one should you go with? We’ll compare the OnePlus 11 Vs OnePlus 10T to make that difficult decision a little easier.
The OnePlus 10T initially cost $649; at the time of writing, the OnePlus 10T starts at $549 and the OnePlus 11 is priced at $699. The OnePlus 11 will cost more than the OnePlus 10T, but the difference isn’t that great when compared to the 10T’s original launch price.
Design and Durability
The OnePlus 11 is available in two colours: Titan Black and Eternal Green, while the OnePlus 10T is available in two colours that are very similar: Moonstone Black and Jade Green. The two black versions have a subtle texture inspired by the texture of basalt rock, reminiscent of the Sandstone finishes used on early OnePlus phones. The Eternal Green on the OnePlus 11 is darker than the Jade Green on the 10T, but both phones feel the same to the touch and are made of Gorilla Glass 5 regardless of colour.
When it comes to dimensions, both phones are nearly identical. When you hold them both, they feel completely different, with the OnePlus 11 feeling far more expensive, better built, and more comfortable. This is due to its curved screen and stainless steel chassis, which far outperforms the OnePlus 10T’s plastic chassis and flat screen. However, the OnePlus 11 is quite slippery and should be protected with a case.
The camera module is possibly the most difficult design feature. The square module on the OnePlus 10T sits neatly on one side of the back panel, with a curved edge to match the phone’s side. It has a similar appearance to the OnePlus 10 Pro and is still a classy, appealing feature. The module on the OnePlus 11 is a circle set in a curved section that also curves with the phone’s side. It’s more visually challenging and takes some getting used to. It’s not bad; it’s just different.
Screen and Sound
When you compare the two screens, it’s clear that the OnePlus 11 has the better display. It has more natural colours and less reflection, and it is brighter and crisper. In any case, the specification is superior, and it translates into real-world benefits. As the OnePlus 11 is more tactile and pleasant to use, this includes touching and swiping on the screens. The OnePlus 10T has a cheap feel to it.
Both screens have a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, but only the OnePlus 11 can move between 1Hz and 120Hz dynamically, while the OnePlus 10T can only shift between 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz, which might also affect power consumption. The OnePlus 11 also has an LPTO 3 panel, which OnePlus claims makes switching between refresh rates even faster.
Performance and Charging
There are minor differences between the battery & charging systems in these two OnePlus phones, but they don’t amount to much in practice. The dual-cell batteries are nearly identical in capacity – 4,800mAh in the OnePlus 10T and 5,000mAh in the OnePlus 11 and neither phone supports wireless charging. OnePlus’ proprietary SuperVOOC wired charging system is used by both devices.
The OnePlus 10T has a 125-watt charging speed in the United States, which charges the battery from flat to full in about 20 minutes. The 80W charger for the OnePlus 11 takes about 25 minutes. The power delivered in the United Kingdom differs. The OnePlus 11 has a 100W SuperVOOC charger that takes about 20 minutes to fully charge the battery, whereas the OnePlus 10T has a 150W charging system that takes only 19 minutes to recharge the phone.
What does it all mean? Both phones have extremely fast charging, which is faster than the vast majority of the competition, particularly in the United States. Few will consider the five minutes saved by selecting the OnePlus 10T over the OnePlus 11 to be a game changer. Both use the OnePlus Battery Health Engine (BHE) to manage temperatures and performance, which according to OnePlus will help the battery retain its power and fast charging capability for at least three years. The OnePlus 11 has even received TÜV Rheinland certification for charging safety.
Aside from the differences in camera specifications, the main distinction between the two camera systems is the Hasselblad tuning on the OnePlus 11. The camera manufacturer collaborates with OnePlus on software, adding special colour calibration techniques, filters, as well as camera modes to give your photos a distinct appearance. This is completely absent from the OnePlus 10T.
The 32-megapixel Portrait Tele Camera on the OnePlus 11 replaces the mostly ineffective 2-megapixel macro camera on the OnePlus 10T. The new portrait camera promises to help users take DSLR-style portrait shots with natural bokeh, all while mimicking Hasselblad’s XCD 30mm and 65mm lenses. A 13-channel spectral sensor is also included to ensure that the colours in the OnePlus 11’s photos are realistic.
Software and Updates
The OnePlus 10T debuted with OxygenOS 12, a version of Android 12. Our phone had received a few updates at the time of writing, bringing it up to OxygenOS 12.1. This means it’s still running Android 12, putting it behind many competitors, including the Google Pixel 7. It also lags behind the OnePlus 11, which debuts with OxygenOS 13, which is based on Android 13.
OxygenOS 12 was poorly received, and many people missed the slick, quick, as well as minimalist OxygenOS experience that OnePlus phones were known for before they were acquired by Oppo. OxygenOS 13 improves on OxygenOS 12 and is similar to Oppo’s ColorOS 13. The design has been improved, it is faster, and there are fewer notifications than before.