The OnePlus 5 was launched as a high-end smartphone that had the best technical features on the market. However, the truth is that the smartphone camera is not at the level of the cameras with the high-end smartphones on the market.
With the launch of the OnePlus 5, it was stated that the smartphone had the highest resolution dual camera in the market. And this was spoken of as a positive high, but the truth is that it is not so positive. It has long been said that the cameras with the highest resolution are not the best. In fact, some manufacturers are integrated cameras with lower resolution because the quality of the photos is superior. This is the case of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel. Both have 12-megapixel cameras when there were already smartphones in the market with 23-megapixel cameras. However, each of them has one of the best cameras on the market.
The OnePlus 5 camera has been launched with high resolution. The camera of the OnePlus 5 is similar to the camera that counted the Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s a dual camera. One of the cameras is 20 megapixels, while the other camera is 16 megapixels.
However, the 20 megapixel camera has a few pixels that are 1 micron. There are mid-range mobiles that have cameras of superior quality, having lower resolution cameras, but with 1.2 micron pixels. The quality of a camera depends on the amount of light that is able to pick up the sensor. And the sensor is composed of pixels. Each megapixel is one million pixels. Now, the more pixels in the sensor, the smaller they have to be. And a smaller pixel captures less light. That’s why a 1.2-megapixel 12-megapixel camera captures better shots than a 1-micron 20-megapixel camera. The second camera of the OnePlus 5 is 16 megapixels, with pixels of 1.16 microns.
Worst camera than the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel have 12 megapixel cameras, with 1.4 micron pixels. It is considered that these mobiles have the best mobile cameras in the market.
However, we have already said that usually dual-camera phones usually have cameras of a worse quality. At the end of the day, integrating two cameras is much more expensive than integrating a single camera, and this ultimately impacts cost. In general, dual-camera mobiles have lower-quality cameras than single-camera mobiles.