OnePlus 7 Professional Digicam Overview

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The newest OnePlus flagship is at all times one thing that the general public is wanting ahead to, particularly for the reason that handsets are broadly out there within the USA by way of T-Cell. The OnePlus 7 Professional is designed to problem one of the best high-end smartphone cameras, at a aggressive worth. Let’s put the rear digital camera system to the check to see how good it truly is.

Key Digicam Specs

Rear Digicam System (three cameras)Main: 27 mm 48-MP f/1.6 (12-MP auto mode) Quad-Bayer, OISUltrawide: 13 mm 16-MP f/2.2Zoom: 74 mm Eight-MP f/2.four, OIS

Picture High quality Evaluation

Vital: let’s make clear some terminology we’ll be utilizing:

“picture processing”: software program work that improves the picture information high quality“picture filtering”: software program work that modifications the model (aesthetic) of the picture.context picture: a terrific approximation of what we seeTogether with how darkish the scene really isOnly to offer the context of the shot.

A be aware concerning the Uber-G Digicam High quality Benchmark: our digital camera scoring system relies on 4 “Pillars” or sub-scores that gives much-needed nuance: day, evening, zoom and ultrawide pictures.

Shiny Gentle Pictures: 186

As you may keep in mind, the OnePlus 6T is among the many greatest daylight cameras, so we had been very curious to see how the OnePlus 7 Professional would carry out. Under is a scene wherein “high-end telephones” do nicely, it’s not super-tricky because the HDR problem isn’t drastic.

Context: what we’re

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Above: the OnePlus 7 Professional over-exposes the image a bit (just like the Galaxy S10 digital camera) however each are clearly actually good. The OnePlus 6T has barely higher HDR seize and doesn’t even exaggerate colours an excessive amount of right here. The output appears agreeable and a bit higher than OnePlus 7 Professional.

If we take a better look, we are able to additionally see that the OnePlus 6T digital camera captures extra particulars with its 16 MP sensor, whereas the OnePlus 7 Professional switches to 12 MP in auto-mode, regardless of having a 48 MP Quad-Bayer sensor.

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Above: with the cropped image, the consequences of the over-exposure of the OnePlus 7 Professional are extra apparent. The succulent vegetation within the heart lose some delicate coloration variations, just like the crimson tint on the tip of the leaves. The HDR distinction within the shadowed areas is extra seen too because the OnePlus 6T appears a bit extra life-like. Lastly, the extra element of the soil, and rocks within the 6T picture is kind of apparent.

Within the scene beneath (crimson mini), all high-end telephones do fairly nicely from a distance, however OnePlus 7 Professional does higher with the dry grass coloration than 6T. It’s not one thing that you’d know with out the context, however at this stage in cellular picture, each element needs to be checked out.

Context: the scene we’re

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As we glance nearer, we are able to see that The OnePlus 7 Professional has an aggressive noise-reduction filter. Let’s examine every telephone with the cropped context picture:

Cropped context picture: life-like particulars

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Whereas OnePlus 7 Professional tends to have much less noise, that algorithm additionally removes among the extra delicate particulars corresponding to paint harm and small coloration variations that make up the “texture” of the floor.

Night time Pictures: 194

Context: what we’re

In low-light pictures, the OnePlus 7 Professional does very nicely and has a noticeably higher picture high quality than OnePlus 6T, particularly in relation to noise ranges. OnePlus 7 Professional can simply be in comparison with the Galaxy S10 or the Huawei P30 Professional digital camera, however we’ll go over the variations in high quality that will sway you over, however in case you’re coming from an iPhone, the OnePlus 7 Professional outperforms the iPhone Xs in low-light.


OnePlus 7 Professional has a digital camera tuning model which is comparatively pure and doesn’t look too processed, and that’s the largest distinction if you’re considering the Huawei P30 Professional. From an goal standpoint, the main points of the OnePlus 7 Professional could be a bit higher, however the noise ranges are typically larger than P30 Professional, partially as a result of Huawei has very aggressive noise removing software program.

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On the cropped picture, you’ll be able to see that the Huawei P30 Professional filtering model removes delicate foliage shadow on the wall. The curtains and automobile reflections are a lot harsher than they’re in actual life, and it appears just like the entrance automobile driver window tint is nearly gone.

Keep in mind: with easy modifying, it’s very simple to make the OnePlus 7 Professional picture appear to be the P30 Professional, however the P30 Professional can by no means return to wanting pure. Bighter just isn’t at all times higher in low-light pictures and that picture filtering can destroy particulars.

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In comparison with Galaxy S10, the OnePlus 7 Professional captures photographs with a little bit of a chilly tint, whereas S10 has a heat tint. General, the Galaxy S10 has a slight benefit with the HDR and has darkish areas which are a bit extra outlined. Then again, the OnePlus 7 Professional preserves textures and particulars a bit higher, and it’s one thing that may be seen on the tree bark, pavement or sidings.

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To indicate you the modifications from OnePlus 6T, we are able to examine as nicely. First, you’ll be able to see that the tuning model has shifted from barely exaggerated heat and saturated colours (6T)  into one thing that’s extra pure and predictable (7 Professional).

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A better look reveals that OnePlus 7 Professional has significantly better noise administration than the OnePlus 6T, and that’s significantly seen on the tree, and on the automobile within the cropped picture beneath:

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Comparable outcomes will be seen repeatedly in different real-world scenes corresponding to this one beneath. The general identical traits might be encountered, with the OnePlus 7 Professional taking a pointy flip from the OnePlus 6T model, however with objectively higher noise high quality.

Context: the scene we’re

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By evaluating the digital camera to our context shot, you’ll be able to see that there’s picture processing and coloration hue modifications occurring, however the Huawei telephones stay those that course of photographs essentially the most:

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On the fringe of evening imaginative and prescient (~zero.5 LUX of brightness), the Galaxy S10 is much less noisy than the OnePlus 7 Professional. The bottles beneath scene is lit at ~zero.5 LUX and doesn’t require HDR as a result of the sunshine could be very mushy and diffuse.

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Night time Imaginative and prescient

Vital: think about night-vision as a “separate mode” from common low-light (10 to zero.5 LUX).

In excessive low-light (~zero.01 LUX), the OnePlus 7 additionally does rather well and is able to barely outperforming the Galaxy S10, though it received’t be capable to unseat Huawei’s P30 Professional which has been designed for this actual use case. This explicit talent doesn’t turn out to be useful that always in real-world conditions, nevertheless it does contribute to the general Night time Picture rating.

What’s zero.01 LUX? To present you a reference, zero.01 LUX is 1/10 the brightness of moonlight, however 10X the brightness of starlight. At zero.01 LUX, you’ll be vulnerable to stumbling on one thing in case you’re strolling round.

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The Huawei P30 Professional goes from “traditional low-light” mode into “evening imaginative and prescient” mode beneath ~zero.04 LUX. On the level, it begins taking that pink tint which might be resulting from utilizing excessive excessive ISO achieve. Observe that the noise discount of Huawei is fairly spectacular regardless of the colour hue loss.


Neither the OnePlus 7 Professional or Galaxy S10 can boast about having an actual evening imaginative and prescient characteristic, however they nonetheless doing considerably higher than Pixel three and iPhone Xs in this sort of darkish atmosphere.

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Zoom Pictures: 104

Up to now, OnePlus had not been aggressive with zoom pictures, however given the aggressive state of affairs, it has turn out to be obligatory now. In consequence, there’s a 74mm optical zoom lens to optimize zoom efficiency. In our checks, it’s comparable with the 80mm zoom lens of the Huawei P30 / Mate 20 Professional, which is excellent, however not as glorious because the Huawei P30 Professional’s 135mm lens.

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Above, you’ll be able to see that the 74mm optical zoom of the OnePlus 7 Professional does higher than the Galaxy S10 54mm zoom. Nonetheless, the comparability beneath reveals that the 135mm zoom of the P30 Professional has the upper-hand. None of this can be a shock, nevertheless it was price verifying.

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Ultrawide Pictures: 115

The ultrawide picture efficiency of the OnePlus 7 Professional is fairly good, with daylight photographs comparable in High quality with Galaxy S10 by way of particulars and noise (the S10 has a wider angle, although). Nonetheless, the low-light ultrawide efficiency isn’t nice and that’s why the general ultrawide rating can’t fairly meet up with the Galaxy S10 and LG G8.

Had OnePlus had higher low-light ultrawide photographs, it could have overwhelmed the Galaxy S10 and would have been a terrific challenger to the Huawei P30 Professional, the present high digital camera.


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The OnePlus 7 Professional brings a high-end picture expertise to the desk and covers a very powerful facets of cellular pictures with a high-quality rear digital camera. The first digital camera module change barely lowered the daylight picture efficiency however vastly improved the evening picture efficiency which is extraordinarily essential to customers.

And with Ultrawide and Zoom at a really aggressive stage, prospect OnePlus 7 customers can concentrate on different facets of the telephone, with out worrying concerning the digital camera expertise. It’s true that technically, there are a few barely higher smartphone cameras on the market, however within the $699+ worth vary, the OnePlus 7 Professional has one of the best digital camera for the value, and that’s precisely what it was constructed for.


Kudos to OnePlus for lowering the quantity of image-filtering from the OnePlus 6T because it offers extra artistic management to the customers whereas making photographs extra predictable on the identical time. There’s extra work to be performed from a color-capture perspective, however the progress has been exceptional.

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