Today, we are taking a look at OnePlus’ latest offerings, the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Buds Pro 2. The company has provided the review units for this article; I have the phone and the wireless earbuds for more than a week now. Read on to find out what are my initial thoughts about it.
Let’s start with the star of the show, the OnePlus 11. The phone came in a red rectangular box, with 11 written on it. In the box, you will find a 100W SUPERVOOC charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable. It’s nice to see that OnePlus is still giving us a charger, instead of asking us to buy one like other famous smartphone brands.
OnePlus didn’t include a protective case in the box. I’m not certain if the final retail unit will come with a case or not. The OnePlus 11 comes in two colours: Volcanic Black (which is the one I have right now) and Forest Emerald.
The phone has a metal frame, and the front and rear are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The back of the phone has this very fine, sandpaper-like texture, which makes it grippy and nice to hold.
In my hand, it feels substantial and heavy, with greater weight positioned on the camera island portion of the phone.
The biggest change in this phone compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro and 10T is the redesigned camera island on the back. It has gone from a square to a chrome stainless-steel circular camera housing, and the Hasselblad brand is printed right in the middle of it.
Personally, I prefer the squarish camera island on the older models, which looks more symmetrical compared to the circular design.
Besides that, the alert slider is back after going missing on the 10T. Honestly, I seldom use the slider, so I’m indifferent about it, but fans of the slider will no doubt be happy about its return.
At the front, the phone has a curved display. Although I prefer a flat screen, this slightly curved display doesn’t bother me at all and I have no issue using it.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2
Next up, is OnePlus flagship wireless earbuds. This earbuds look exactly the same as its predecessor. But on outside and inside of the case, the branding of Dynaudio, a Danish company that helped OnePlus tuned the Buds Pro 2, was stamped on it.
In the box, there are three ear tip sizes, S, M (already on the earbuds), and L. Also, there’s a USB-A to USB-C cable for charging.
The case itself has this matte coating, and the earbuds also have a matte finish and a reflective metal stem. The earbuds come in two colours: Obsidian Black and Arbor Green (the one I’m reviewing).
The Buds Pro 2 has a compact and simplistic design. It’s also very light; I can chuck this into any pocket and not feel a thing about it.
That’s all I can share today, but stay tuned to our page and social media for reviews of OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 next month!