OnePlus 5 Fails to Beat Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S8 in DxOMark Review

OnePlus launched the much rumored and long awaited OnePlus 5 last month and the company seemed to be proud of its new dual rear camera setup, so much so that almost all of companies promotions were centered around taking photos. Well, it looks like OnePlus 5 is not that good in terms of camera performance when compared to other flagship phones in the market. The phone was reviewed by DxOMark and it failed to score higher marks that Google Pixel and Galaxy S8.

The OnePlus 5 scored 85 which is actually a quite impressive number in terms of camera performance. The phone’s 87 score is higher than iPhone and LG V20 reviews. But the phone got beaten by Galaxy S8 (it has a score of 88 and Google Pixel (the phone has a score of 89) considering that OnePlus 5 is cheaper than almost all the phones in competition, the marks are still very good. In case you are wondering, the best DxOMark camera score for a smartphone belongs to recently launched HTC U11, which scored 90 in its test.

DxoMark Scores of OnePlus 5

One takeaway from the test is that more rear camera’s don’t necessarily affect the performance in tests as GS8, Google Pixel, and U11 don’t have the feature but they win in terms of photo capture quality.

DxOMark said in the review that the camera, while performed admirably in general, tends to loose very find details in low-lighting conditions and images suffer from a ghosting effect sometimes in outdoor conditions. On the positive side, the review noted that phone maintains accuracy in white balance in all lighting condition and it has a consistently smooth autofocus even in darker environments.

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Everything We Know About The Upcoming OnePlus 5

After the success of OnePlus One and OnePlus 3, the Oppo owned company has very high expectations to live up to when it comes to OnePlus 5, the next phone in the series. There have been many leaks in past about the device and a lot has been teased by the company itself, now that the phone will be launching in the next week, let’s take a look at everything that we know about the phone.

Camera And Specifications

For optical abilities, leaks show dual 23-megapixel  rear sensors and a 16-megapixel front camera.  The processor will be a 2.35GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage expandable up to 128GB. And for connectivity, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and GPS will be available.

This listing on GearBest was held by Xiaomi and it confirmed most of the specifications revealed in previous leaks to be the final face of the phone, though the finish or design may vary a little. The successor to OnePlus 3T, this dual-SIM smartphone will run Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, with 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) and with measures 152.7×74.7×7.0mm and weighs 156 grams.


The company did not reveal the price but Amazon has already cleared out that the phone will be Amazon exclusive in India. NDTV India has reported that the price of the phone will be almost Rs. 33,000 for the 6GB RAM version and the higher 8GB RAM version of the phone will come with a price tag of almost Rs. 37,000.

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