Early camera OnePlus and OnePlus 5T 5

Smartphone OnePlus 5T needs to represent 16 November. But even before the announcement, the Internet has a huge number of spy photos or even a video with the unboxing of the device. Everyone has known a complete list of characteristics of the smartphone. And now, just a couple of days ago, the German Heise online published the full specifications of the camera and comparing it with OnePlus 5.

All known specifications OnePlus 5T:

  • Display: 6 inch AMOLED Optic, 2160×1080p, 402 ppi, 18:9
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 8 GB LPDDR4
  • Flash memory: 64/128 GB
  • Main camera: 20 MP + 20 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Operating system: Oxygen OS (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)

According to the same German resource, the company OnePlus, unfortunately, refused to telephoto camera in their novelty. Dual camera, still remained. She will be with the same focal length as it was before – 27 mm. Front facing camera module will get a 16 MP with aperture of f/2.0. The main camera of 20 MP with aperture of f/1.7, and the second module 16 MP with the same aperture of f/1.7.

The second module is used for photos with poor lighting, as well as to determine the depth of field in portrait shooting mode. Camera identical characteristics, recently introduced a smartphone company BBK – OPPO R11s. As we have seen in many spy photos, the OnePlus 5T not only borrowed the camera modules, but the design of this smartphone. This is not surprising because OPPO and OnePlus are part of the company BBK.


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Resource Heise compares the two devices in different lighting conditions and scenarios. The photos show that there are differences, but they are not particularly significant. The following are examples of images: OnePlus 5T is on the right and OnePlus 5 on the left.

The first scene filmed at 1100 Lux (unit of illuminance). OnePlus 5T camera was set to ISO 125, while the OnePlus 5 – ISO 200. The following scene was filmed at 3 Lux. It’s a pretty weak light. Consequently, OnePlus 5T increased the sensitivity up to ISO 3200, while the OnePlus 5 had to increase the ISO to 5000 to take a photo.

The main camera module 5T always chose BOS 4 by default, but after changing the ambient lighting to 3 LK, 5T OnePlus decided to use the second module. Most likely, the portrait mode, the new product is not much better than its predecessor. Of course, it is difficult to compare them according to the photos, because they are not in the original. But according to journalists, the camera is still hard recognizes and separates the objects in the pictures.

The new product is missing a special optical lens. But, most likely, a digital system handles it better than OnePlus optics 5. In the last example of comparing digital zoom OnePlus 5T with telephoto camera OnePlus 5, with optical zoom in Huawei Mate 10 Pro and two-time telephoto zoom Galaxy Note 8.