The co-founder of OnePlus, who has moved on to his own company, has recently dipped his toes into the world of smartphone reviews. Previously, Carl Pei checked out the latest iPhone and shared his thoughts about it. Now, he’s back to reviewing the latest release from his former company, the OnePlus 11.
His review on the phone was 12 minutes long. And Car went over his reactions to the software and hardware of the phone. At first, he said a lot of nice things about the OnePlus 11. According to the review, Carl thinks that the “beautiful.” However, he also pointed out how the phone has “no real identity.”
Carl Criticizes Some Obvious Corner Cutting of OnePlus 11
The details and the design of the OnePlus 11 did manage to amaze Carl Pei. He was fairly pleased with the sublet textures of the camera. And he liked how the edges of the phone made the device appear thinner than it actually was. However, all the obvious corner-cutting was evident to Carl.
He noticed how the camera module appeared to be connected to the rails of the phone. But it actually is not. Carl even went forward and pointed out that the button placement of the phone was misaligned. Still, he did frequently come back to the overall premium feel of the OnePlus 11.
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The software is where Carl got more critical. It was the first time he had used the Oxygen OS ever since it moved over to the codebase of Color OS. According to him, the move is confusing. It is not easy for him to understand why OnePlus would take something that worked and mess with the formula.
Carl also pointed out different problems in the usability of the software. That includes problems with opening the app drawer. Also, he noticed that the text blocks were obviously designed with Chinese characters in mind.
Overall, Carl says that the OnePlus 11 is a great overall phone. But it has “no real identity.”