Dual Camera Shoot-out: OnePlus 5 vs. iPhone 7 Plus

Though officially announced only yesterday, a select few of the tech press have had a OnePlus 5 in their possession for a few weeks now. One of them is the UK’s Safwan Ahmedmia—aka SuperSaf—who is ready to answer the big question on everyone’s minds: How good is the camera?

To find out, he pits the OnePlus 5 against the device it most closely resembles, the iPhone 7 Plus. Here’s a specs comparison from each company’s website:

iPhone 7 Plus

12MP wide angle and telephoto cameras
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x

FaceTime HD Camera
7-megapixel photos
1080p HD video recording
Retina Flash
ƒ/2.2 aperture

OnePlus 5

Rear Camera Wide-angle
16 megapixel Sony IMX 398 sensor
f/1.7 aperture
DCAF autofocus, EIS
Pixel Size: 1.12 µm

Rear Camera Telephoto
20 megapixel Sony IMX 350 sensor
f/2.6 aperture
PDAF autofocus
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm

Front Camera
16 megapixel Sony IMX 371 sensor
f/2.0 aperture
Fixed focus, EIS
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm

Watch the video above to see how they did; if you’re pressed for time, here are the results:

Front Cameras

Outdoors: iPhone wins on colour, OnePlus 5 on sharpness
Low light: OnePlus 5
Low light with flash: draw
Video: OnePlus wins on stabilization

Rear Cameras

Outdoor wide angle: OnePlus 5 has slightly better colour, contrast
Outdoor telephoto: OnePlus 5 wins on higher resolution
Outdoor macro: OnePlus 5 wins on sharpness, colour
Outdoor bokeh: OnePlus loses on edge artifacts
Outdoor low light: iPhone 7 Plus wins on exposure
Indoor low light: OnePlus 5 wins on exposure
Indoor with flash: OnePlus 5 wins on exposure
Video: iPhone wins with stabilization at 4K , OnePlus wins at 1080p

Keep in mind that the iPhone has the added bonus of Live Photos, while the OnePlus is $330 USD cheaper with the same storage and more RAM.

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