I think, given it's price, the camera shots are good enough as a quick point and shoot device.
However, I do feel that money will be wasted as we won't use the telephoto lens as much as the normal lens given the current photo quality in this review. Like what I said in the other posts, it's not nice to pay for the entire package when we don't utilize all the hardware.
I still feel that they should've gone with the Huawei route to use the 2nd lens for B&W and combine it with the colored pic... that way, all hardware is utilized.
It is interesting to see that when these Tech websites where mentioned new leaks, all most all the top, mid, and even small tech websites, youtube channels has already got their review units. Within mins of Oneplus 5 launch, Twitter was flooded with Oneplus 5 unboxing and reviews.
This review is not inspiring. Now I won't rush to buy. All I was looking for was better camera. If that's not good then it's price is not justified.
Wow, look at that. The OP5 scored an 83h in the battery test. That's the same score the OP3T posted. So much for that CRAZY-efficient SD 835.
Aloof, 21 Jun 2017SAmsung's do look like painting too, not watercolour, but paint..I know, I have an S5, but it's not so dramatic. If you take a photo of a tree in low light Samsung will sharpen it and adjust it and make it look like small brush strokes, but still OK to look at. LG G6 does that too, most phones with small sensors do, even Lumias known for good cameras do the oversharpening, noise reduction and color-contrast boost. But the OnePlus 5 photo on DPReview made the tree look like a watery cloud, I've never seen something like that. And here, trees and grass look bad even in good light. I was interested in this review because of the camera hype but 3 different websites had similarly bad results so it looks like OnePlus lied.
I think the camera is kinda disappointing, for what we expected from OnePlus.
A good $400 phone, but at the price it's asking for it's no longer a good value.
The view from an optical 2x zoomed image os different than the view of a cropped image. Its easy nough to see with th right stuff in the frame. Have some object in the foreground and see how it blocks the background diffenently when zoomed in.
Please check this in reviews! We dont simple want higher res shots cropped in. Ots not the same.
1. I just checked the exif data and it does not state 36mm, but 32mm! So just 1.3x zoom!
2. "We did compare the fields of view of the images taken with the two cameras and, measured diagonally, there is indeed a 2x difference in coverage, so OnePlus has delivered on what it promised."
No, it just means that when you use the second camera it automatically uses digital zoom and other algorithms in order to reach 2x instead of 1.3x . That's why you don't notice much more detail.
wow, i just wonder why gsmarena is so fast to review this brand "which-can-always-make-phone-of the year".
maybe oneplus 3t can make good review last year, but i think they fail this year.. yeah price is the reason, they dont cheap anymore..
Why should somebody buy a phone which EXACTLY looks like an iPhone? Its like buying a plastic cucumber instead of cucumber. This company is an illusion. Its all about the hype. Nothing more. I rather spend more money for atleast buying something original. Already upgraded my old M8 ( which was still super fast ) to U11. Came here because I was really curious how and why gsm reviewed this unit super fast like this. Oneplus knows where to spend money. Thumbs up for that at least.
No longer a flagship killer phone. Quite pricey, no water/splash resistant, and no QHD resolution.
WickedWilly, 20 Jun 2017I would not call it a design fail when it packs what it has into a much lighter and smaller pa... moreYes, it's definitely better than iPhone 7/7+ but still behind the galaxy S8 but then the price gap makes it a good choice. You won't pick it over S8 but you can easily pick it up in case you need a top class phone without spending that much.
£450 in the UK. I imagine it won't be long before I can get a s8 for £500 which comes with really good earphones. They've lost it if they think they're still 'affordable' when priced so similarly to the top-end phones that have all the hardware features, guaranteed updates and top of the line cameras. I think you can already get the G6 for less.