OnePlus manages every year to find an interesting balance between performance and price, which can hardly be surpassed in the smartphone industry. Of course, integrating high performance components into a cheaper smartphone than competition requires compromise, and it is usually the camera that suffered. In the case of OnePlus 6, the situation does not seem to be bad, and it is very close to the performance of competing devices on the market, according to DxOMark tests.
Those who used OnePlus 6 in the almost two months from the market they probably already knew the phone is very performing when it comes to taking photos, but those who were not yet convinced now have the proof. The verdict of DxOMark tests weighs heavily when it comes to photo and video capture tests, and in the case of OnePlus it certainly will help many users who were not yet determined to buy it because they were not convinced they had a high-performance camera.
In the DxOMark tests, OnePlus 6 has reached a score of 100 for photo capture and 87 for video capture . The positive points were natural colors, correct exposure time and white balance, response speed and a good balance between image noise and details, while stabilization was praised for video capture. It seems, however, that the "portrait" mode is still not perfect, blurring some elements that should remain clear, while in the video chapter, in the light, many details are lost, and the sharpness effect that tries to compensate for this lack
However, a 96-point aggregate score puts OnePlus 6 over rivals such as iPhone 8 Plus from Apple and Galaxy Note8 from Samsung but on a step immediately below the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s, Huawei Mate 10 Pro and iPhone X, which each hit a score of 97 points. Above all, there are more expensive models such as Google Pixel 2, Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 HTC U12 + and Huawei P20 Pro, some of which even exceed an aggregate score of 100 points (P20 Pro is 109 points)
Thus, OnePlus 6 demonstrates that there is not much to compromise when it comes to a cheap and performing device. Most of the problems the phone has on the photo can be solved with software updates, the company already promising improvements to this.