Early OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5 camera comparison: No telephoto lens

The OnePlus 5T is leaking left and right like crazy, with an unofficial unboxing making the rounds some two days ago and a full specs sheet popping up online, seemingly revealing everything there is to know about the upcoming flagship device. But the leaks are not stopping still.

German website heise.de seems to have secured a OnePlus 5T prior to the device's official announcement on November 16 and has already posted a brief camera comparison between the 5T and its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.

The big news here is that OnePlus has reportedly ditched the telephoto camera at the back, but fret not, there is still a dual-camera setup. The OnePlus 5T is seemingly featuring two camera lens with the same 27mm focal length. you will find a 16MP f/1.7 + a 20MP f/1.7 cameras on the back, with the 20MP snapper tuned for dim light scenarios and the other one shooting in more favorable scenes. The 20MP shooter is also capturing depth information for the on-board Portrait mode.That's pretty much similar the setup of the Oppo R11s/R11s Plus which are expected to donate their general design and most hardware features to OnePlus 5T's cause. Thus, 

The two devices get compared in different lighting conditions and scenarios, with the OnePlus 5T showcasing the differences in overall performance. 

This scene was shot at 1100 lux (studio light). The OnePlus 5T shot at ISO 125, while the OnePlus 5 - ISO 200.

This scene was shot at 3 lux, which is a pretty dim lighting. Hence, the OnePlus 5T cranked up the light sensitivity to ISO3200, whereas the OnePlus 5 had to go as high as ISO5000 do produce a shot.

The main 16MP camera of the OnePlus 5T remained the default automatic choice down to 4 lux of light, but after dialing the lighting down a notch to 3 lux, the OnePlus 5T decided to use its secondary unit.

It seems that the Portrait camera mode on the OnePlus 5T is not much better than its predecessor. While the size of the image prevents us from checking ourselevs, hause.de reports that the camera still struggles with the separation of complex subjects against a complex background, which is a common problem with many similarly-equipped phones still.

The OnePlus 5T is lacking a dedicated optical lens, but it would seem that the digital one is doing a rather good job at keeping pace with the OnePlus 5's optics.

In this scene, the OnePlus 5T's digital zoom gets sized up against the OnePlus 5's telephoto camera, Huawei Mate 10 Pro's digital zoom, and lastly, the Galaxy Note 8's 2x telephoto zoom.

source: heise.de (translated)



1. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Better performance in low light? At heise they say that there´s no real improvement in low light so far. Only at the pic with 3 lux you can see little bit more structure of the wooden plate. That´s all.

2. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Meh, they could have just added OIS: would have done better in low light than this, at a lower cost than dual camera. But dual camera makes for better marketing I guess.

3. tangbunna

Posts: 463; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

should use 24mm + 12mm eq. lens. tele is useless for the slim phone. ois on both lens to make perfection

5. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

I think they just had a bunch of those Sony sensors on hand and it was cheaper to keep dual camera in the 5T than getting a new module. Think of all the returned/damaged OP5's they took camera modules from and put them into the new 5T's? It's like free parts!

4. Whitedot

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

But 5 looks better.

6. p51d007

Posts: 701; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Still too cheap to add OIS. Too cheap...using left over parts from the 3T is what got them in trouble with the 5 "jellygate" issue. The Oppo company doesn't have the $$$$ to just trash out left over components.

7. KingSam

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I like the mate 10 dual cameras. B&W isn't a huge deal but the 20mp 2x cropped still looks great. And Huawei has some nice bokeh. If LG can somehow pull off portrait with wide then it's golden. Or maybe Google can slap a wide lens to the pixel since portrait is already pretty good with one lens.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So in other words just keep your OnePlus 5.

9. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Interested to see what other changes the 5t will have.

10. ryq24

Posts: 874; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

One plus 5t design is just like oppo f5/vivo v7+ with premium features.

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