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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger, higher-resolution screen and a battery that lasts a bit longer, the OnePlus 11 would be a good choice. However, if a superior overall camera quality and video recording features are more important to you, and you're okay with a slightly smaller screen, the Samsung Galaxy S23 might be more suitable. Both phones have premium features for an upper midrange price, glass backs, and similar chipsets for performance, but only the OnePlus 11 offers a curved screen edge alongside its higher typical screen brightness. Keep in mind both devices run Android but the Galaxy S23 offers exclusive features like HDR10+ video and Wireless DeX. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the OnePlus 11
  • Best in class display quality
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
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Galaxy S23
8.3
The Samsung Galaxy S23 has very good overall camera quality, while the OnePlus 11 has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.6
11
Galaxy S23
8.3
The Samsung Galaxy S23 takes very good photos, while the OnePlus 11 takes good photos.

Video Quality

7.0
11
Galaxy S23
7.8
The Samsung Galaxy S23 and OnePlus 11 both have good videos, though the Samsung Galaxy S23 takes somewhat better videos.

Screen Size

The OnePlus 11 has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S23 is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$800
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Galaxy S23
$685
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The OnePlus 11 has a price of $800 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 costs $685.
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Key similarities

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Battery

8.2 Hours
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Galaxy S23
8.0 Hours
The OnePlus 11 has 8.2 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S23 has 8 hours of battery life.

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How the OnePlus 11 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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OnePlus 11Samsung Galaxy S23
OnePlus 11Samsung Galaxy S23

GENERAL

Price
$800
$685
Brand
OnePlusSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
February 16, 2023February 17, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.1"
Resolution
3216 x 14402340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
525422
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G2SD8G2
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
8 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/108.4/10
Photos Score
7.6/108.4/10
Videos Score
7/107.9/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.2 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh3900 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoYes
Wireless charging Speed
0 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.42" x 2.92"5.76" x 2.79"
Weight
7.23 oz5.93 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
76e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 75, 77, 78(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 261

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
YesNo
Color
Titan Black, Eternal GreenPink Gold, Phantom Black, Cream, Lavender, Green, Lime, Graphite
Stock Android
NoNo
SD Card
NoNo

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OnePlus 11

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Android Police

Will Sattelberg | April 2023
"The OnePlus 11 isn’t a perfect device, but it’s another big step in the right direction for the company. A great display, incredible performance, and some of the best battery life I've ever seen on a phone helps make this one of the best OnePlus devices in recent years."

Samsung Galaxy S23

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | February 2023
"The 6.1-inch S23 is the best reasonably sized Android phone on the market in the US, partly because almost every other Android phone sold here is gigantic. But it’s also a really good device, with a battery that gets through a full day more comfortably than its predecessor. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset responsible for some of that battery performance improvement is slightly different — and slightly faster — than the 8 Gen 2 in other Android flagships."

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About OnePlus

OnePlus, established in 2013, is a smartphone brand that first became known for providing flagship-like devices, at a fraction of the cost compared to more expensive Android competitors. OnePlus focuses on creating smartphones with powerful hardware at reasonable prices. They also bring hardware features normally not seen in other Android phones sold in the US, such as their ultra-fast “Warp Charge” and the beloved “Alert Slider”.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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