DxO Mark has finally released the score for OnePlus 5‘s much-hyped dual camera. OnePlus and DxO Mark had collaborated to supposedly improve the camera experience on the OnePlus 5 and thus the review by the image quality consultant firm was highly awaited. As per the review published yesterday, the OnePlus 5 has scored 87 which is relatively less than camera scores obtained by the smartphones in the premium category. Also Read - Phones launched this week: Realme GT Neo 2, Moto E40, moreAlso Read - Top 5 OnePlus 9RT alternatives: OnePlus Nord 2 5G, Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, more
For one thing, OnePlus smartphones were always performance-centric and optics has arguably been the weak link. However, with the OnePlus 5, the Chinese firm forayed into dual rear camera setup and on many occasions, the team hyped the camera performance on social media ahead of the official launch in June. The portrait mode on OnePlus 5 which lends depth of field effect to photos clicked with the smartphone was aggressively promoted as well. Also Read - Realme GT Neo 2 vs OnePlus 9RT: Which offers better value?
The OnePlus 5 sports a dual lens system on the back which includes a 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 20-megapixel telephoto sensor. Both the lens are RGB. While one focuses on the subject, the telephoto sensor blurs the background to create detailed distinctive images when clicked in the portrait mode. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5: Dual camera system explained
Although the DxO Mark score of 87 puts OnePlus 5 behind the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 premium smartphones, the review also outlines OnePlus 5 as a “serious shooter”, which has a lot of space for improvement. The image quality analysis report remarks the outdoor photography on the “flagship killer” as outstanding as it produces balanced tonality, color, and texture.
“A consistently solid performer for stills and video, the OnePlus 5 boasts a Photo sub-score of 87 points and a Video sub-score of 86, delivering impressive results in both bright and low-light conditions,” notes DxO Mark in its OnePlus 5 review. You can read the complete OnePlus 5 review by DxO Mark here.
A score of 87, is an excellent score to achieve for a smartphone camera, however, this also sort of negates the hype that has been around the camera. Notably, OnePlus acknowledged earlier that it is Apple which it attributes to educate consumers about the dual-camera system with the iPhone 7 Plus, which grew to be better with software upgrades. As of now, the HTC U11 with a DxO Mark score of 91 stands as the “leader”, while Samsung Galaxy S8 scored an 88 in DxO Mark review earlier.