OnePlus has taken the wraps off its latest flagship, the OnePlus 8 Pro. Along with its silky blue finish, the phone packs a multicamera setup that includes a standard zoom, a super wide-angle lens and a 3x zoom. It impressed Lynn La in her , but how does this camera system stack up against the iPhone 11 Pro, one of the best phone cameras around?
The 11 Pro has a similar camera setup, which also includes a standard zoom, a super wide-angle lens and a 2x zoom. The camera on this phone has seriously impressed me — it even replaced my DSLR on a recent road trip around Scotland — so the OnePlus 8 Pro has a lot to live up to here.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs. iPhone 11 Pro camera specs
|OnePlus 8 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro|
|Camera||48-megapixel main, 8-megapixel telephoto, 48-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel ‘colour filter’||12-megapixel f/1.8 (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)|
|Slow motion video||240fps, 1080p||240fps, 1080p|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Apple A13 Bionic|
Thelockdown means it’s tricky to get out and do my usual full suite of tests, but I’ve found the odd moment while taking my daily walks to get some quick snaps for comparison. I’ll expand on this just as soon as I’m able to spend some proper time outdoors.
In these first test shots, taken in Edinburgh’s beautiful Dean Village, there’s not much to differentiate the photos taken from the phones’ standard lenses. Both have natural-looking colors and both have achieved even exposures. There’s tons of detail on the brickwork on both images when zoomed in, too. The iPhone photo might just have the edge for me though as it’s got a slightly richer blue sky and a touch more vibrance from the orange tones in the buildings on the left. It’s a tiny difference though and mostly comes down to personal preference.
There’s a more noticeable color shift when using the wide-angle lenses. While the iPhone 11 Pro’s shot maintains that rich blue sky, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s shot has warmed the scene a bit more, which has reduced some of the vibrancy in the sky. Again, it’s not a big difference and it might just come down to a shift in the white balance between taking the two photos.
The difference is much the same in this wide-angle shot. The iPhone has captured a deeper blue in the sky, as well as a richer tone on the bridge itself.