OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro
The OnePlus 11 is a brand new smartphone at this point. It’s the best OnePlus has to offer, and we continue our series of comparisons with the best of Google. In this article, we’ll compare the OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro arrived in September last year, and it’s currently Google’s flagship. It’s considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best camera smartphone for stills. It will be interesting to see how the OnePlus 11 compares to that, amongst other things.
As per usual, we’ll first list the spec sheets of both phones, and will then move to a number of other sections. We’ll compare their designs, displays, performance, battery life, cameras, and audio performance. There’s a lot to talk about here, so, let’s get started with the comparison, shall we?
|OnePlus 11||Google Pixel 7 Pro|
|Screen size||6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO3 Fluid AMOLED display (120Hz refresh rate, curved, 1,300 nits peak brightness, LTPO down to 1Hz)||6.7-inch QHD+ curved OLED LTPO display (120Hz refresh rate, 1,500 nits peak brightness)|
|Screen resolution||3216 x 1440||3120 x 1440|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Google Tensor G2|
|RAM||8GB/16GB (LPDDR5X)||12GB (LPDDR5)|
|Storage||128GB/256GB, non-expandable (UFS 4.0)||128GB/256GB/512GB, non-expandable (UFS 3.1)|
|Rear cameras||50MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1.0um pixel size, OIS, multi-directional PDAF)
48MP (ultrawide, f/2.2 aperture, 115-degree FoV, AF)
32MP (telephoto, f/2.0 aperture, 2x optical zoom, PDAF)
|50MP (Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor, 1.2um pixel size, f/1.85 aperture, 82-degree FoV)
12MP (ultrawide, 1.25um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 125.8-degree FoV, lens correction)
48MP (telephoto, 0.7um pixel size, f/3.5 aperture, 20.6-degree FoV, 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom up to 30x)
|Front cameras||16MP (f/2.5 aperture, 25mm lens, 1.0um pixel size)||10.8MP (1.22um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 92.8-degree FoV, Fixed Focus)|
|Battery||5,000mAh, non-removable, 100W wired (80W in the US) charging
|5,000mAh, non-removable, 23W wired charging, 23W wireless charging, reverse wireless charger
Charger not included
|Dimensions||163.1 x 74.1 x 8.5mm||162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm|
|Weight||205 grams||212 grams|
|Connectivity||5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C||5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C|
|Security||Face scanning (front camera)
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro: Design
The moment you lay your eyes on these two phones, you’ll notice considerable differences design-wise. They both have curved glass on the front and back, with a frame made out of aluminum in between. That’s basically where the similarities end, though. Both phones do have curved displays, with display camera holes. Those hole punches are placed in different spots, though. The one on the OnePlus 11 is in the top-left corner, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a centered one, up top.
The bezels are thin on both phones, while their backplates look entirely different, thanks to different camera setups. The OnePlus 11 has three cameras on the back, placed inside a circular camera island. That module sits in the top-left corner. The Pixel 7 Pro has a large camera strip on the back, which goes from the left to the right side, all the way. There are three cameras included in it.
The OnePlus 11 is slightly taller, and a bit narrower than the Pixel 7 Pro. It’s also slightly thinner (less than a 1mm difference). The OnePlus 11 weighs 205 grams, while the Pixel 7 Pro weighs 212 grams. The OnePlus 11 has Gorilla Glass 5 on its back, while the Pixel 7 Pro has Gorilla Glass Victus. Both phones are quite large, and quite slippery at the same time. They’re both fairly difficult to use with one hand, but the Pixel 7 Pro more so, due to its width. Using a case with both of them is a good idea. They do both feel good in the hand, though, and feel premium.
OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro: Display
The OnePlus 11 features a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3216 x 1440) LTPO3 Fluid AMOLED display. This is a 120Hz panel, and it offers an adaptive refresh rate. It supports HDR10+ content, and gets up to 1,300 nits of peak brightness. We’re looking at a 20:9 aspect ratio here, and this display is protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus. The ppi is 525, in case you were wondering, and yes, this panel is curved.
The Pixel 7 Pro, on the flip side, has a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) LTPO AMOLED display. It also offers an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz, and supports HDR10+ content. This display gets a bit brighter than the OnePlus 11’s, as it can reach 1,500 nits at its peak. The display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and it’s protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus. The ppi here is 512.
The bottom line is, both of these displays look really nice. They’re sharp, vivid, and have good viewing angles, The touch response is also quite good. You may notice the extra 200 nits of brightness under direct sunlight, from the Pixel 7 Pro, but in every other situation, 1,300 nits will be more than enough. The point is, both displays are excellent, and unless you’re really a nitpicker, you’ll be happy with either one. They’re smooth, well optimized, and offer those deep blacks as well. One thing to note is that the Pixel 7 Pro has better auto brightness.
OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro: Performance
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 fuels the OnePlus 11, Qualcomm’s most powerful SoC to date. The phone also includes up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage (the 128GB model has UFS 3.1). The Pixel 7 Pro, on the other hand, is fueled by the Google Tensor G2 SoC. It comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 flash storage in all models. On paper, the OnePlus 11 is more powerful.
In day-to-day use, however, the difference in sheer power are not exactly noticeable. The Pixel 7 Pro does have great specs too, and it’s really well optimized. No matter if you’re browsing, consuming multimedia, processing images, or doing something else entirely, both phones can keep up without a problem. You will see a difference in gaming, though, if you’re playing more demanding games. The OnePlus 11 will do better than the Pixel 7 Pro in such situations. The Tensor G2 is not that great with intensive games. Both phones do get quite warm during longer gaming sessions, but the heat doesn’t directly impact performance. It’s not that excessive or anything like that.
OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro: Battery
Both of these smartphones include a 5,000mAh battery pack. Considering that they have the same display sizes, and somewhat similar display types, you may assume that they offer similar battery life. Well, that’s not exactly true. The OnePlus 11 does do a lot better in the battery department. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 does have something to do with that, that’s for sure, but OnePlus’ optimizations probably play a part in it.
We’ve managed to go beyond the 10-hour screen-on-time mark while using the OnePlus 11, on several occasions. Even with some light gaming included. The phone offered outstanding battery life, to say the least. The Pixel 7 Pro was mostly closer to 7 hours of screen-on-time. On very rare occasions it went significantly above that mark. That’s still very good battery life, but it doesn’t look that way compared to what the OnePlus 11 offers.
The OnePlus 11 has much faster charging overall. It supports 100W (80W in the US) wired charging. It does not support wireless charging at all, though. The Pixel 7 Pro supports 23W wired, 23W wireless, and 5W reverse wireless charging. Do note that the OnePlus 11 does ship with a charger, while the Pixel 7 Pro does not.
OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro: Cameras
Both of these smartphones have three cameras on the back, and one on the front. The OnePlus 11 features a 50-megapixel main camera, a 48-megapixel ultrawide unit, and a 32-megapixel telephoto (2x optical zoom) camera. The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 48-megapixel telephoto (5x optical zoom) unit. The camera setups and their performance is really good on both phones, actually.
The OnePlus 11 camera is miles better than what the OnePlus 10T offered, at least in our experience. The phone actually manages to keep up with the Pixel 7 Pro, and even pull ahead in some aspects. In the daytime, the Pixel 7 Pro provides more contrasty images, while the OnePlus 11 pulls more light out of the shadows and provides more saturated shots. It’s a matter of personal preference, really, both results are quite sharp, and well-balanced. The Pixel 7 Pro is still the dynamic range king, but the OnePlus 11 is not far behind.
In low light, the difference is a bit more noticeable. The OnePlus 11 photos did look great, but a bit washed out compared to the Pixel 7 Pro. They’re not washed out in general, not at all, but looking at them side-by-side with what the Pixel 7 Pro provides, it looks that way. Indoors, the story is different, they do both do a great job, and look quite similar. When it comes to a telephoto camera, the Pixel 7 Pro is an easy winner. It does a noticeably better job.
In the video department, on the other hand, the OnePlus 11 does pull ahead. It does better in both daylight and low light. In low light, the results are close, but the OnePlus 11 manages to offer slightly more detail, and overall produce better results. It also grabs better video in most daylight situations, without any undesirable effects, such as the halo effect. Ultrawide cameras are really good on both phones, there’s not much to separate them. They’re both really great in the camera department.
When it comes to audio, they both come equipped with stereo speakers. Those speakers sound really good on both phones, and very similar at the same time. They’re not the best around, but they’ll do the trick for the vast majority of people. They’re loud enough, and provide more than enough audio detail.
Neither phone includes an audio jack, so you’ll have to rely on Type-C ports. If you prefer a wireless audio connection, the OnePlus 11 is equipped with Bluetooth 5.3, while the Pixel 7 Pro has Bluetooth 5.2. We did experience a couple of connection drops with the OnePlus 11 in the last 24 hours (at the time of writing this article), but those could only be isolated cases.