The OnePlus 5 is the new kid on the flagship smartphone block, but how does it do when it comes to 4K video recording? We test its video stabilization (or lack thereof) against the popular Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 5 lacks optical image stabilization (OIS) and relies on electronic IS only, while the iPhone 7 Plus support both OIS and EIS.
And the results are... disappointing. At least for the OnePlus 5 that is. While we have seen phones like the Google Pixel achieve miracles with electronic stabilization only, the OnePlus 5 is definitely not of the same kin: the slightest hand jitter results in an earthquake-like commotion on screen.
And it's particularly embarrassing when you compare it with a phone with great video stabilization like the iPhone 7 Plus, which - in the same handheld conditions - produces extremely smooth and stable footage.
You don't need to trust our word for it, though: take a look yourselves at the video right above.