1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

OnePlus One Camera Performance Sum Up - Good But Not Great

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ahmad Imran, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Ahmad Imran

    Ahmad Imran Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014

    Nov 24, 2014
    18
    5
    26
    Male
    England, UK
    Having used it for 4 weeks now, the camera performance of the OnePlus One is good but not stunning. The focus is not very sharp most of the times and the colours are not punching and stunning.

    In essence, an average performer which is acceptable but not a stunner. We hope that the 2015 flagship killer will address this area in particular.

    If you have any experiences or feedback related to camera performance, share with us here.

    Extract from my review:

    "For others who will not settle for anything less than the “best” in terms of images and photos this camera can take. Think again, it is probably going to disappoint you. There are other smartphones available in 2014 with better cameras in the market. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and LG G3 are a couple of them to mention if you want to know more"
     

    Advertisement

    #1 Ahmad Imran, Nov 24, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  2. lukester24

    lukester24 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013

    Dec 31, 2013
    16
    1
    36
    Male
    Engineer
    North California
    I agree. The camera itself is great but the software is lacking. My Nexus 5 took sharper and faster pictures. Others have reported using FV-5 to take quality pictures or even better if you're rooting you can use ColorOs.
     
  3. Ahmad Imran

    Ahmad Imran Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014

    Nov 24, 2014
    18
    5
    26
    Male
    England, UK
    Yes thats right. I have seen some great photos taken with this camera but they are all from rooted devices with different camera apps from the one that comes installed.
     
  4. confed

    confed Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    1,076
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011

    Apr 9, 2011
    1,076
    377
    183
    Male
    Philly
    I thought the initial impression was this camera being better than the Nexus 5. I don't have a Nexus 5 to compare it with though. The hardware is better.

    https://medium.com/adventures-in-consumer-technology/photography-with-the-oneplus-one-2d62d749ec4c

    Here is another review with the author stating multiple improvements to be made. The 4k video shots were quite nice. - http://giacomomantovani.com/blog/oneplusone
     
  5. lukester24

    lukester24 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013

    Dec 31, 2013
    16
    1
    36
    Male
    Engineer
    North California
    Thanks for sharing those links, Confed. I know the specs are better I just haven't had the same results I've had with the Nexus 5. I think it's the software that makes the difference. However, those pictures posted are indeed fantastic for a smartphone camera.
     
  6. asalex040479

    asalex040479 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013

    Nov 9, 2013
    18
    2
    16
    My experience with oneplus one camera is much worse compared to nexus5. At least in a low light.
    Started using Google Camera App. A little bit better but not as good as N5.
     
    #6 asalex040479, Jan 7, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2015
  7. Ahmad Imran

    Ahmad Imran Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014

    Nov 24, 2014
    18
    5
    26
    Male
    England, UK
    As I mentioned earlier the camera software is not up to the mark. I am not surprised at all. You will need to install a better third party app and play around with it to get results.
     
    KOLIO likes this.

OnePlus One

The OnePlus One was the debut smartphone of the Chinese company, OnePlus. It was unveiled on April 2014 and was designed to compete against major flagships specs for a lower price point. The device shipped with CyanogenOS installed and initially required an invite in order to purchase one.
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...