To see what its camera setup could do I took the OnePlus 5T with me on a walk through downtown Toronto’s Graffiti Alley. It was maybe an hour after high noon and the sun, though weak, was fairly direct.
All of the photos here are straight from the phone; the only editing I’ve done is to scale each of them to 1200 x 900 pixels for faster loading.
This first shot seems just about perfect, with nicely saturated but still accurate colours. Even light seems to be the 5T’s friend.
This one didn’t turn out quite as well. The shaded wall is correctly exposed but the sky on the left is clearly blown out.
This face forced the OnePlus 5’s camera into portrait mode and the fake bokeh effects that come with it. The 5T did much better.
Taken in direct sunlight… the blue bin here looks good but the colours on the wall seem washed out.
This one looks better. And I have to say that I’m impressed by the detail in the shadows on the ground. Maybe that second low light lens wasn’t such a half-baked idea after all!
Another light/shadow test. I think the 5T handled this very well, whereas the phone before it wouldn’t have.