Oneplus 5 Camera Review


Before the official announcement of Oneplus 5, OnePlus confirmed the working with DxO Labs, a company well-known for bench marking performance of various cameras, to improve the photography experience of the OnePlus 5. You may see this partnership between DxO Labs and OnePlus in the same light as Huawei’s partnership with Leica but instead of working with a camera manufacturing company, OnePlus is working with one that sets the standard for camera performance.DxOLabs has done a review on the dual rear cameras of the OnePlus 5 and has awarded it a DxOMark score of 87.Now, let’s dig out the detailed information.



The dual camera system present on the rear panel of the OnePlus includes a f/1.7 aperture 16-megapixel sensor and a f/2.6 aperture 20-megapixel sensor. Both the sensors work together to deliver 1.6x optical zoom which is advertised lossless digital zoom by the Chinese firm. These cameras can also shoot images with bokeh effect by focusing on the subject and blurring the background.

Tested using the primary 16Mp sensor and 24mm lens in default mode, the OnePlus 5 achieves an overall DxOMark score of 87 points —an excellent result! A consistently solid performer for stills and video, the OnePlus 5 boasts Photo sub-score of 87 points and Video sub-score of 86, delivering impressive results in both bright and low-light conditions.

Oneplus camera’s main strengths include vivid color rendition with accurate white balance, and good detail preservation along with fast and smooth autofocus. For smartphone video enthusiasts, the OnePlus 5 offers 4K 2160p/30fps capture, as well as 1080p/60/30fps and 720p/30/120fps resolutions.

OnePlus 5 camera


Technically speaking, the rear camera is a Sony IMX 398 with 16MP, 1.12 μm pixels, f / 1.7 aperture and electronic image stabilization, and a Sony IMX 350 with 20MP with 1.0 μm and f / 2.6 aperture. The rear camera also has a two-color LED flash, but no laser focus. Instead of the laser focus, the camera uses a manual focus and/or phase detection.

Videos can be recorded in 4k 30 fps, 1080p 60 or 30 fps as well as in 720p 30 fps. You can take Slow Motion videos in 720p with 120 fps, as well as Time lapse videos in HD or Full-HD.

According to the performance test of DxOLabs, an overall score has been given to the according part.


The OnePlus 5 takes very beautiful photos in daylight with minute details and attractive colors. The automatic HDR performs excellently in high-contrast shooting situations. It increases the dynamic range, therefore preventing faded details in bright image areas, and provides a pleasant amount of detail in darker areas.

However, the missing image stabilizer is noticeable under poor lighting conditions. The shortest shutter speed that OnePlus uses is 1/17 of a second. Competitors with an optical image stabilizer manage 1/4 seconds – and can reduce the corresponding ISO sensitivity by two apertures. The difference, for example, can be clearly seen when compared directly to an iPhone 7 Plus.



Photo Pros

  • Accurate white balance in all lighting conditions.
  • Vivid and pleasant color in all lighting conditions.
  • Good detail preservation in bright light conditions.
  • Fast and smooth autofocus in all lighting conditions.
  • Very stable autofocus in both auto and triggered mode.

Photo Cons

  • Occasional strong loss of details in outdoor conditions.
  • Very fine details are lost in low-light conditions.
  • Ghosting effect sometimes visible in outdoor conditions.

Video Pros

  • Good target exposure in all lighting conditions.
  • White balance is accurate in all lighting conditions.
  • Fast exposure and white balance convergence.
  • Fast and accurate autofocus in all lighting conditions.
  • Good stabilization in all lighting conditions.

Video Cons

  • Visible loss of low-contrast details in all lighting conditions.
  • Visible luminance and chromatic noise in low-light conditions.
  • Noticeable frame shift with abrupt direction changes during panning.

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