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OnePlus 6 Camera Review: Can it Compete with other Flagship in Market?

OnePlus released its latest flagship OnePlus 6 recently and the smartphone is sure the most powerful Android smartphone because of the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. Performance is essential in a smartphone, but the camera is another feature which makes the smartphone worth the money you spend on it.

Here we are testing the camera of the OnePlus 6 and see if this smartphone can capture flagship level pictures. We will also compare its performance to OnePlus 5T to look at the improvements which OnePlus has done in OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6 Camera Specifications

The camera on OnePlus 6 is the same as its predecessor, OnePlus 5T. It comes with the same 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup with f/1.7 aperture size which is best for low light photography. OnePlus has added the Optical Image Stabilization in the OnePlus 6 which was absent in OnePlus 5T. Another improvement in the rear camera is the addition of the 4K recording at 60 fps frame rate.

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6’s camera can shoot 4K@60fps

The front-facing camera is also similar to the OnePlus 5T; it comes with a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture size. It comes with gyro EIS stabilization as well for sharp images every time, and it can record 1080p FHD videos at 30 fps. OnePlus 6 features a Super Slo-Mo video support which the company has touted about in the pre-launch teasers.

Daylight photography

The OnePlus 6 captured beautiful shots when we took it for a spin outside in the daylight. You can see how beautiful those images are, the contrast of the colors makes the pictures even better. The focus is faster on the camera which makes the camera of the OnePlus 6 quicker and snappier.

The smartphone performed really well in daylight conditions, we took some pictures of small figurines, and it comes out really great. The crispness of the photos are not impressive, but the overall performance of the camera in daylight is impressive.

Portrait Mode

The OnePlus 6 comes with a portrait mode which adds more blur around the subject and makes it pops out from the background. The OnePlus 6 easily takes the portrait pictures and adds a sufficient amount of blur to the environment but the colors in the portrait look a bit oversaturated, and the images are also not well lit.

Lowlight and Artificial light photography

The camera on OnePlus 6 comes with a f/1.7 aperture size which is suitable for low light photography. When coming to the artificial light, the pictures are well lit, but the color contrast of the photos seems to fade away in artificial lights.

Now coming to low light photography, the smartphone performed amazingly well in low light pictures. The smartphone manages to add a background blur “so-called Bokeh” effect to the photographs taken in the low light conditions.

Selfie Performance

The front-facing camera is a 16MP sensor and takes pretty amazing selfies from the camera. The camera manages to add a bokeh effect to the selfies too and make the background blur. The smartphone takes some really great selfies even in the low light conditions with background blur.

We are satisfied with the selfie camera performance as well, the color contrast is also excellent, we can clearly see some alteration with the color settings, but it doesn’t look over saturated. The selfies also come out well lit, and the beauty mode also works well, and you can lower or disable the beauty mode level in the camera interface.

Video Performance

The smartphone is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60 frames per second, but there is a 5-minute limitation which is the case in most Android smartphones which are capable of shooting 4K at 60 fps. The stabilization in the camera also works great all thanks to the Optical Image Stabilization technology.

The smartphone is also capable of capturing super slo-mo videos at 480 fps which brings some fantastic footage on the table. Check out the fantastic slo-mo video which we created in our office.


The OnePlus 6 is sure the best competitor to the flagship performance because of its price and the latest Snapdragon chipset. But when it comes to the camera quality, it seems that OnePlus didn’t work well on it at all. The camera quality is similar to the previous smartphone OnePlus 5T with some additions, and you can expect it to perform a little better.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.