OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro: small differences to be carefully evaluated

OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro: small differences to be carefully evaluated

OnePlus 11 vs Google Pixel 7 Pro

Presented recently, OnePlus 11 is currently the flagship of the Chinese house. Strong in first-class elements, it can easily meet the needs of many of us. However, it cannot be excluded that other houses may also have devices available which, for various reasons, may be more suitable for our requests than we think.

Just to help you understand whether it is necessary to turn to the latest OnePlus model or whether to aim instead for the device of another manufacturer, we have decided to compare the OnePlus 11 with the Google Pixel 7 Pro here.

Design and dimensions: the difference is the weight

Limiting ourselves to the "lines" alone, there are no major differences: both the OnePlus 11 and the Google Pixel 7 Pro have rounded edges which make the device manageable, and a display that widens outwards.

OnePlus 11 is available in two finishes: one glossy green, which, although it makes our smartphone more recognizable, tends to show the user's fingerprints more easily, and a matt black satin, which, although it does not present the problem of fingerprints, tends to be more slippery. In terms of design, the Google Pixel 7 Pro presents a decidedly important stylistic choice: the camera bar is strongly emphasized by an aluminum "strip" that embraces the edge of the smartphone. OnePlus 11 instead collects the photographic sector in a corner (albeit very wide). In short: it is very probable that personal tastes can have a strong weight here.

And speaking of weight, the OnePlus 11 settles down to 200 grams, thus making it slightly less heavy than the Google Pixel 7 Pro which instead reaches 212. Even going to see the dimensions, the fight is played out on very limited differences, in some cases in order of tenths of a millimeter: OnePlus 11 measures 163.1 x 74.1 x 8.6 mm against the 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9 mm of the Google Pixel 7 Pro, so it is rather unlikely that the dimensions will make drop the choice on one of the two devices.

Display: OnePlus consumes less but is less bright

Looking at the displays of the two devices, the only big difference we find in the generation of LTPO technology: third generation in the Chinese device while the American is stopped at the first one. This, at least on paper, will translate into lower energy consumption for the OnePlus 11.

Looking at the other parameters, the OnePlus 11 mounts a 6.7″ QHD + LTPO3 Fluid AMOLED LTPO3 and, in line with what seen for the body, it follows the curvature of the edges, which should not be underestimated if we will use the device for watching movies and videos: the curvature makes the vision wider and more immersive.

Google Pixel 7 pro also mounts a 6.7 ″ QHD + AMOLED LTPO which also in this case the glass widens on the edges making it more pleasant to watch videos

In terms of viewing fluidity, we have a clear tie: both models have a display refresh rate that can reach 120Hz. However, moving on to the brightness, it is the Google Pixel 7 Pro that comes out better, reaching a peak of 1500 nits against the 1300 nits of the OnePlus 11 .

Chips and memory: a fight on several fronts

Moving on to the "heart" of the devices, under the body of the OnePlus 11 we find one of the most recent and performing technologies available on the market: Snapdragon 8 Qualcomm Gen 2 made at 4 nm, the LPDDR5X RAM memory is 8GB for the basic version and 16GB for the "enhanced" version; depending on the model, we find an internal memory of 256GB of the UFS 4.0 type or, in the base model, 128GB of the UFS 3.1 type. Google Pixel 7 Pro instead mounts a Google Tensor G2 made at 5nm; as for RAM and storage space, four combinations are available: 12GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB, 12GB/512GB; all variants mount memory type LDPPR5 / UFS 3.1.

What differentiates the two devices is certainly the approach. On the one hand OnePlus, which uses the most powerful chip currently available produced by Qualcomm for the greater brute power, on the other Google, which has decided to customize its Tensor to facilitate "smart" operations based on AI and machine learning for give your services an edge.

Battery: OnePlus 11 is faster in charging but is tied to the cable

Speaking instead of the energy aspect OnePlus11 mounts a 5000mAh with 100W SuperVOOC charging system, which allows you to go from 1% to 50% in just 10 minutes and from 1% to 100% in just 25 minutes. However, wireless charging is absent.

Google Pixel 7 Pro mounts a 5000mAh battery with a 23W charging system, which allows you to go from 1% to 50% in 30 minutes. There is also reverse wireless charging.

Cameras: obvious differences

Both models are equipped with an optically stabilized 50 megapixel camera with an almost equal focal aperture (ƒ/1.8 for the OnePlus 11 versus ƒ/1.9 for the Pixel 7 Pro ). Change the sensor model used and certainly change the situation by extending the analysis to the other cameras as well.

In OnePlus 11, to complete the triad of cameras, we find in fact a 48 megapixel ƒ/2.2 wide angle and a 32 megapixel ƒ/2.0 for the 2x telephoto lens. Google Pixel 7 Pro combines the main sensor with a 12MP, f/2.2 wide angle with 126˚ FOV and a 48MP, f/3.5 telephoto lens, optically stabilized with 5x optical zoom. Moving on to the front camera, we find a 16 megapixel ƒ/2.45 for the OnePlus 11 and a 10.8MP, f/2.2 for the Google Pixel Pro 7

As for the videos, at least limiting ourselves to the analysis on card of the main sensor, the verdict is clearly in favor of OnePlus 11 which allows you to record video in 8K at 24fps, while Google Pixel 7 Pro is "limited" to video in 4K. However, the situation is reversed by switching to the front camera: here it is OnePlus 11 that stops at FullHD at 30fps, while the Google Pixel 7 Pro reaches 4K at 60fps.

OS: same heart, different skin

More than the operating system or the pre-installed software, the difference will most likely be the possibility of accessing a greater quantity of updates and, in the case of OnePlus 11, the long-term guarantees offered by the parent company. Even the different speed of access to updates could be felt in addition to the presence or absence of the exclusive features of the respective devices.

This is because both devices are powered by Android 13 . However OnePlus 11 presents the custom skin Oxygen 13 , which is accompanied by the official announcement of the company which guarantees that OnePlus 11 will be able to be updated up to Android 17 and will have 5 years of security patches. Google Pixel Pro 7 will receive 3 years of software updates (up to Android 16) and 5 years of security patches. And since it is a device from the company that owns the operating system, these updates will certainly arrive sooner than in other smartphones.

It should not be forgotten that Google, however, can count on many exclusive features that make its Pixels truly smart. These include Call Screening, Now Playing, real-time transcription of recordings and much more.

OnePlus 11 and Google Pixel 7 Pro: technical specifications compared

OnePlus 11 Google Pixel Pro 7 Dimensions and weight 163.1 x 74.1 x 8.6 mm, 200g 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9 mm , 212g Display 6.7″ AMOLED LTPO3, QHD+,HDR10+ , 120Hz, 1300 nits (peak) 6.7” AMOLED LTPO, QHD+, HDR10+, 120Hz, 1500 nits (peak) SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Google Tensor G2 CPU 1x 3.2GHz Cortex-X3 + 2x 2.8GHz Cortex -A715 + 2x 2.8GHz Cortex-A710 + 3x 2.0GHz Cortex-A510) 2x 2.85GHz Cortex-X1 + 2x 2.35GHz Cortex-A78 + 4x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55 GPU Adreno 740 Mali-G710 MP7 Memory 8GB LPDDR5X/128GB UFS 3.1

16GB LPDDR5X/256GB UFS 4.0

not expandable

12GB/128GB UFS3.1

12GB/256GB UFS3.1

not expandable

Battery and recharge 5000mAh, 100W (100% in 25 minutes) 5000mAh, recharge 23W (50% in 30 minutes);

Wireless charging

Reverse wireless charging

Camera Wide 50MP ƒ/1.8, 24mm, OIS, multi-directional PDAF 50 MP, f/1.9, 25mm, OIS, multi -directional PDAF, Laser AF Ultrawide 48MP ƒ/2.2, 115˚, AF 12 MP, f/2.2, 126˚, AF Telephoto 32MP ƒ/2.0, 48mm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom 48 MP, f/3.5, 120mm, multi -directional PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom Front (wide) 16MP ƒ/2.45, 25mm 10.8 MP, f/2.2, 21mm Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, FullHD@30/60/240fps (rear)

FullHD at 30fps (front)

4K at 30/60fps, FullHD at 30/60/120/240fps (rear)

4K at 30/60fps, Full HD at 30/60fps (front)

Software Android 13, OxygenOS 13 Android 13 Connectivity Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 3.2 Feature Fingerprint reader, IP64 certified for dust and water resistance, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer Fingerprint reader, IP certified 68 for dust and water resistance, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer Available colors Titan Black, Eternal Green Obsidian, Snow, Hazel


At the time of writing, regardless of memory range and of storage space, the price tends in favor of the Google device. However, other factors are likely to guide the choice. If you are interested in raw power and a faster charging system, the OnePlus 11 Pro becomes an obligatory choice. If, on the other hand, you can't do without small software conveniences designed by Google and a superior camera, the winner is certainly the Pixel 7 Pro.

OnePlus 11 8GB/128GB | 849.00 euros OnePlus 11 16GB / 256GB | 919.00 euros Google Pixel 7 Pro 12GB / 128GB | 765.00 euros Google Pixel 7 Pro 12GB / 256gb | 847.90 euros

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