In this review, we will be focusing on OxygenOS 13.1, the latest build for the OnePlus 11. Throughout this review, we will address user queries regarding performance, stability, battery backup, camera quality, and more. We will also delve into some bugs and fixes encountered during usage and evaluate the overall experience of OxygenOS 13.1 on the OnePlus 11.
OxygenOS 13.1 Update Review for OnePlus 11
Software Information and Version
The reviewed OnePlus 11 is running OxygenOS 13.1 with version CPH2447_184.108.40.2061(EX01). This latest build has been thoroughly tested and is found to be stable, with improved animations and scrolling smoothness.
User Queries and Clarifications
Addressing some common user queries, it has been observed that under the media output option, the term “speaker” refers to the device’s internal speaker, not an external speaker. Furthermore, background streaming functionality for YouTube is still available for premium users. However, it is uncertain if this feature remains accessible to non-premium users. Additionally, the refresh rate may drop from 120Hz to 60Hz on OxygenOS 13.1 if the device experiences excessive heat. It is essential to keep the device cool to maintain the higher refresh rate. Battery health degradation might occur if features such as smart rapid charging and high-performance mode are frequently used.
Bugs and Fixes
Several minor bugs have been identified during usage. Temporary issues with charging speed have been encountered when using the 100-watt charger included with the OnePlus 11. A simple device restart resolves this issue. Some users have reported anomalies in the YouTube application’s appearance, particularly when using picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. The rounded corners are not displayed in PIP mode. It is important to note that these bugs are not exclusive to OxygenOS 13.1 but rather relate to specific applications or device settings. Additionally, a bug related to the Layer 2 material theming can cause the quick settings tiles to retain the color scheme of a previous wallpaper. Manually tapping on the colors can resolve this issue.
Ads in OxygenOS 13.1
One concern raised by users is the presence of advertisements in OxygenOS 13.1. Some users have noticed recommended or trending applications in the Global search feature. For example, a screenshot shows an advertisement for Prime Video next to the trending apps. It is unclear whether these are actual ads or recommendations within the Global search feature. It is essential to note that OxygenOS is distinct from ColorOS, which is known to contain ads. OnePlus has been recognized for providing a clean software experience without intrusive ads, and this potential inclusion of ads is a departure from their previous approach.
The battery backup on the OnePlus 11 with OxygenOS 13.1 is found to be decent. With regular usage and no gaming, the device provides approximately five to six hours of screen-on time. Battery performance is subject to various factors, including individual usage patterns and device heating. Excessive heating can contribute to faster battery drain.
The camera performance on the OnePlus 11 remains consistent with previous builds. No noticeable improvements or changes have been observed in the camera quality with the OxygenOS 13.1 update. The OnePlus 11 continues to provide a reliable and satisfactory camera experience.
Performance and Gaming
Performance, particularly in gaming scenarios, is commendable on the OnePlus 11. While Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) was not tested extensively, Genshin Impact showcased good performance with minimal frame drops. The OnePlus 11 offers a consistent 55-60 FPS in BGMI, provided the device remains cool. OnePlus smartphones currently do not support 90 FPS in BGMI, as confirmed by the developers.
In conclusion, the OxygenOS 13.1 update for the OnePlus 11 brings stability and improved animation and scrolling smoothness. Despite encountering minor bugs related to charging and specific applications, the overall experience remains satisfactory. The presence of potential ads in OxygenOS 13.1 is a departure from OnePlus’ previous approach, and further clarity from the company is required. Battery backup and camera performance are consistent, and the device performs admirably in gaming scenarios. OnePlus 11 users can expect a reliable and enjoyable experience with OxygenOS 13.1.
You can also check out our YouTube video for a more detailed visual review experience.