Mobile gaming is growing at an impressive rate in India, and consumers are demanding more performance out of their smartphones. To address this need, companies are developing new technologies for their smartphones designed to enhance the gaming performance. OnePlus in particular has been leading the market, and with the launch of the OnePlus 11R 5G, the company has brought incredible gaming performance at a more reasonable price.
The OnePlus 11R 5G is chock-full of technologies inside that enable powerful performance in games, no matter how demanding they are. The phone not only offers impressive raw performance from its Snapdragon chip, it is also equipped with new cooling technologies that were designed in-house by OnePlus for the 11R 5G.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the specifications of the 11R 5G that enables this performance. To start with, the OnePlus 11 is powered with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, which offers a peak CPU clock speed of up to 3.0GHz and 10% improvement over its predecessor in GPU clock speeds. The Adreno GPU also boasts a 30% improvement in power efficiency and supports HDR gaming now.
The SoC is paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM along with their RAM-Vita technology. Essentially, you don’t have to worry about RAM running out anymore. The phone can intelligently prioritize important apps (especially games), learn your gaming behaviour and optimize the available RAM to run your games smoothly.
The display is another aspect of the OnePlus 11R 5G that adds to the gaming experience. You get a smooth 6.7-inch 120Hz panel that has a resolution of 2772 x 1240 and a peak brightness of 1450 nits. Games simply look great and the 120Hz refresh rate has a noticeable difference when compared to 60Hz.
The most important gaming-focused technology in the OnePlus 11R 5G is definitely its cooling system. Demanding games can quickly heat up your phone and this can lead to reduced frame rates and also cause discomfort to your hands. To tackle this, the OnePlus developed a new Cryo-velocity chamber cooling system and a super graphite structure for improved heat dissipation. The system is specifically designed to absorb heat spikes, which are common in gaming loads, and gradually dissipate the heat outside
To compliment the hardware, OxygenOS 13 features their HyperBoost Gaming Engine with a General Performance Adapter 4.0 (GPA4.0). The technology helps stabilize the frame rates in games, and since I didn’t notice any fluctuations in games, I’d say it works well. Gamers can also access a host of options such as GPU Settings, Screen Recording, toggling a “Pro Gamer Mode” and more.
With all these technologies, the OnePlus 11R 5G is well-equipped to offer a fantastic gaming experience. We tested the phone with various games such as Call of Duty: Mobile (COD), Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and Genshin Impact, and we were impressed. In COD and BGMI, the phone, easily, ran at the maximum supported framerates and did not drop the framerates at any point. More importantly, the temperature never crossed 38 °C.
The real impressive performance was in Genshin Impact. That game is notorious for being extremely hard to run at high quality settings, even for previous flagship devices. We have seen smartphones overheat and throttle its performance, making for a poor gaming experience.
However, that wasn’t the case with the OnePlus 11R 5G. We were impressed to see the phone maintain near 60fps for a long time, while never felt uncomfortable to hold in the hand.
At a starting price of Rs. 39,999, there is no other smartphone on the market that offers this level of performance for this price right now. For mobile gamers, the OnePlus 11R 5G offers a great value that is currently unmatched. It’s fast, smooth, and more importantly stays cool, making it the best choice for mobile gamers.
The phone is available from Amazon.in, OnePlus online store and offline stores with several launch offers.