OnePlus last week launched a standalone photography app for both Android and iOS platform, called Reflexion. With a focus on ease of use, the app helps create a unique collage that features mirror images of the snaps taken from front and rear cameras. With an X in the centre, users can drag and adjust the photos to create unique compositions. The app also allows sharing the photos on social networking platforms. We tried out the iOS version of the app, here s our review: Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G Review: Focusing on its CoreAlso Read - OnePlus Nord N200 to be company's most affordable 5G phone: Design, full specs leak
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Reflexion is free to download on the Google Play store and Apple s App store. The app is quite small in size at 4.5 MB and is compatible with devices running iOS 8.0 or later. For Android, the app is about 3.1 MB in size, and is compatible with the devices running 4.0 or later. Download links : Reflexion for iOS and Reflexion for Android.
How to use
On powering the app, the viewfinder is divided into four quadrants that are marked in the form of an X, which form the four frames. Click the arrow on the bottom, which would fire up the front camera. Any photo clicked from the front camera would appear on the left quadrant, with its mirror image on the right. Similarly, photo from the rear camera appears on the top and its mirror image on the bottom.
You can change the composition by moving the center dot of the X in the viewfinder. The photo is saved in jpeg format, which means you can share it with anyone easily.
What s good
Reflexion is quite unique and very easy to use. Using front and back cameras of your phone, you can create some really unique compositions. Most importantly, we liked the minimalist and light user interface. The app is cross platform so everyone can use it.
What s bad
It gets boring after a while unless you have an awesome ambience. The app is very basic, actually quite elementary for a photography app. Features such as filters, layouts are badly missed. Moreover, there is no option to switch cameras and are stuck with the left-right frame for the front camera and top-bottom one for the rear camera.
There are a number of photography apps on the app store that let you do a lot more with images. Aviary, Instagram and Snapseed are some examples of good free photography apps for smartphones. Apart from creating unique compositions, Reflexion isn t feature rich like the aforementioned apps, and we doubt you can use it as a daily photography app.