02 May 2019
An early verdict from the CEO itself about the display, then a claim of the best display ever and now an early hands-on with the OnePlus 7 Pro, we are gulping just everything that is coming in our way before it goes official and yes we are excited to know more about it as well. There hardly any day that goes without the coverage on yet-to-come OnePlus 7 Pro device and here we are again to tell you more about the device.
An early review on the OnePlus 7 Pro done by Wired, typically highlights the camera of the device, which, of course, doesn’t meet to likes of Huawei’s latest flagship but an attempt to go to near to it does require an appreciation. The site tests its main camera and the new 3x zoom functionality. So, for the first time, we are getting a confirmation that the Pro model has the 3x camera zoom. Wired says the device they had access to was a “near final” pre-production model and the full camera review will arrive in a post-launch review.
Interestingly, the post by Wired also includes a few verdicts from OnePlus imaging director Simon Liu, and this sounds more like an interview on the camera of the OnePlus 7 Pro. Liu’s remarks suggest that the zooming capability has been enhanced this time after taking the feedbacks of the users. The OnePlus 5 had a 2x zoom and it turned out the phone had a 1.6x lens and made up the difference with cropping.
Wired writes in its early hands-on with the OnePlus 7 Pro, “The OnePlus 7 Pro camera doesn’t feel wilfully disruptive and attention-grabbing like the Huawei P30 Pro. The plain and simple camera interface used in the OnePlus 6T is more or less replicated here. No ‘pro’ credentials are needed to use it.”
Furthermore, the site shares,
It doesn't beat the Huawei P30 Pro’s 5x zoom, of course. There are marginally less details, more noise and less mid-tone contrast in the OnePlus 7 Pro’s zoomed images. But 3x zoom is a more accessible field of view than 5x.
Liu puts his opinions,
“I think we have a shot at competing with the first tier phones," he says. "I don’t think we can beat them, but the imaging world is always subjective." But he did say, “We’re bringing a lot more clarity and density to our pictures. Our pictures are a lot more detailed compared to our previous phones.”
According to the hands-on report, OnePlus 7 Pro’s main camera uses downsampling or pixel binning to create 12MP images. The downsampling uses used to reduce noise.
The review tells there are no splashy “AI” modes here, though the camera app does prompt to try one of the new lenses depending on what a user is shooting. On this Liu says, like the competitors, the OnePlus 7 Pro camera also makes use of AI but this isn’t visible or given in the hands of the users. “We slightly change the tuning but OnePlus users shouldn’t expect too much difference on the surface. If you’re trying to shoot a plant and the camera tells you it’s a dog, that’s not useful.”
Liu also explains about the bokeh effect,
“The bokeh effect is closer to what you’d get from a professional lens. Previously it was more artificial, to prove that there is an effect, but when you’re using a digital camera, it’s not actually that strong.”
In the stream of just goody narrations of the yet-to-come OnePlus 7 Pro, this hands-on review together with Liu’s honest opinions suggest the company isn’t putting any claims that could eventually turn out to be erroneous. The site includes an in-depth early-look at the camera, which you can read by heading to the source link provided below.