OnePlus One camera samples compared to Nikon D3100

The OnePlus One is one upcoming phone that has somehow managed to steal all the hype in the past few days with its grandiose promises to be a Nexus-priced high-end handset with a relatively compact body and a top-notch camera. OnePlus One has actually adopted the ambitious “Never Settle” motto, but does it really live up to all the hype? We will see in just two days, on April 23rd, when former Oppo President Pete Lau will officially unveil its first phone, but today, we get a closer look at the 13-megapixel, f/2.0 camera on the OnePlus One.

And it sure is impressive. We already saw some samples, but today, the OnePlus One gets a direct comparison against not just another camera phone - it is compared to no less than an entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3100.

You can see images from the two devices below, and it’s shocking how well the OnePlus One holds its ground, even in low-light scenarios. We do know that the upcoming phone uses Sony’s latest IMX214 camera sensor with a 6-lens optics on top that allow it to get rid ot edge artifacts. Moreover, it sports an Image Stabilization Plus (IS+) system to make your videos less shaky. Take a look at the images below: which device has captured the better photos, the OnePlus One or the Nikon D3100, what do you think?

source: Imgur via Android Beat



50. Clerigo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

OnePlus One has an amazing camera. The Sony IMX214 sensor is very good.

49. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Really nice pictures there.

48. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Still much noise, but the color & low light shot are great

47. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lmfao... they're mostly macro shots which virtually any camera will excel in.

45. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Excelent quality

42. swordmaster2551

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

1+1 amazing in low light but D3100 is way better in high light/outdoors

40. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

That's a bottom of the line Nikon digital SLR. You can probably pick one up cheaper than they'll offer the phone.

41. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Not to mention the type of lens that was used on the SLR...etc

35. maxmppower unregistered

Beat out a DSLR!>!?!

32. p51d007

Posts: 706; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I NEVER trust photos published by ANY manufacturer. If I want a more realistic "how it will be in the real world", I'd wait for it to be released, then wait til a PHOTOGRAPHIC website, such as takes a look at it, along with REAL photographers reviews. Any manufacturer is going to use 100% ideal conditions (lighting, wind, tripods), then you know they are going to "tweak" them a bit in post processing. That's why I wait for a reliable source, USERS, not manufacturers.

26. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Looks like a new top dog for a smartphone. The 1020, is a hens tooth in the grand scheme of things. Well done.

33. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Might be but phone is invite only so not many people will have it until the next big phone comes out which might be the note 4 or the oppo find 7.

24. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

warmer and more saturated is what i see in One plus One..

17. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Wow... How come they are making better pictures with a Sony sensor than Sony itself?

20. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Optimisation my friend!

23. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Sony always lags behind in optimization. Samsung did the same with S4.

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, these are beautiful, images has less brightness than DSLR as I think it captures less light in daylight but overall they are just great. Atleast with 1+1 we can now say that Chinese companies can give good pics.

15. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

can i say this is the best camera i have ever seen in a smartphone ( with 1020 ! ) ? maybe , but the camera is awsome , it's so weird to see a company use sony camera lens .. and sony by it serlf can't make a camera like this .. i didn't test z2 yet , i think the camera is so awsome , but no like that .. waiting for camera comparaisons

14. JMartin22

Posts: 2422; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Even those low light shots seemingly had quite a bit of light in them, just saying. And without a reference photo, we can't tell how accurate the phone really is in portraying the real life details. We just have to trust that the more capable sensor and image processing in the DSLR is closer.

13. yash1992

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

They need to work a bit on the macro focussing, i guess it can be rectified via a software update.

12. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

OnePlus One samples look a hell lot better than the D3100

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

OMG, that's freaking amazing! Just look at the details, and the colors are saturated as well! I would also like to see how this stacks up against the big brothers (Z1, S5, One M8, G Pro 2, Find 7a, Lumia 1020 etc.) in this aspect.

10. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

how about a future comparison with the Lumia 1020?..

18. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It won't be a future comparison, cus nothing else comes close to Nokia Lumia 1020.

28. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Did your hear about 808 ??? By wp ! 1020 Is just a cameraphone and One + is a true android phone. If those photos are true ..

8. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i wonder there is a trick in nikon one there is a O focus thing(center focus) remaining side is blur its a effect .. i cannot say this as a true comparsion but one samples are good though

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

like i said... with plenty of light, almost all phones from 2013 and on wards, look the same. The only exciting thing about this phone for me is the price.

5. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

so I am impressed by this phone... it's performing very well in low light. s5 and z2 be ready should be fearing for their dear lives.

6. THE_Hulk

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

Z2 should be... though I am a Sony fan, I can say that. if I were Sony, I'll be really worried!! :3 the s**t5 will pass this because their intelligent marketing tricks. but Sony is inn a fix man!!

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Just if Sony could market their other products like the PS4, they wouldn't have to worry. But no :(

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