OnePlus 7T Triple Camera Tested: how good is it?

OnePlus 7T Triple Camera Tested: how good is it?
The OnePlus 7T might be the best affordable flagship phone of 2019 with top notch specs, yet a price of just $600, but what about its camera capabilities?

The phone now comes with a triple camera system on the back, and it has one front facing camera. Here is the specs breakdown:

48MP main camera, f/1.6 aperture, 26mm 7-element lens, with optical stabilization (OIS)
16MP ultra-wide camera, 17mm
12MP 2X telephoto zoom lens, f/2.2 aperture, 51mm
16MP fixed-focus front camera

We took a few photos with the OnePlus 7T and we like the bright and vivid colors. This might not quite be as great as the top dogs, but it's definitely not too far behind.

Three Cameras

First, we appreciate the versatility of having three cameras and three different perspectives with them.

The ultra-wide lens is particularly good for landscape, while for shots of people like the ones above the main and telephoto lenses are more appropriate.

Portrait Mode

You also have portrait mode that works quite well, and you can use it with either the main or the telephoto camera.

Notice how the phone does a good job separating the subject from the background and creating a creamy, soft bokeh.

Macro Mode

The new macro mode comes in handy if you stumble across bugs like this little guy here.

More Photos

Here are a few more photos for you to look at.

How do you like the image quality with these new cameras?

Related phones

  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, Octa-core, 2960 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3800 mAh



1. User123456789

Posts: 996; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Macro shot is awful, Mantis is way out of focus.

9. Venom

Posts: 3668; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Cameras have never been a strong suit for OnePlus.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1919; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

OnePlus is notorious for its optical distortion in pictures. I had a OnePlus 6 and the distortion was awful. Look at the reviewer's lower leg in the seated picture, it is way longer than it should be. Smartphone lenses have a lot of distortion that needs to be corrected in software. If the software is not up to the task, clarity of the picture is useless, geometry matters too.

5. khankkhan

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 20, 2019

can i ask u one question to iPhone arena when mate 30 pro release u just post hardly 3 post that day today here are one plus post almost 7. and u daily show that how i phone is good but its ridiculously pathetic phone with cons even got 9.4 hahahha very funny. pathetic cameras position. old design

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Old design? 2-3 years isn't old.. You people crack me up with your 1st world problems.

14. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

It is old in technology years. I understand what you mean but it is almost like talking about dog years compared to humans.

6. Venom

Posts: 3668; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

One does not simply buy a OnePlus for the camera.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking good, IMO. And while the cameras are not the strongest quality that OnePlus smartphones bring to the table, I'm betting that the performance is going to be hard to beat from any Android OEM's latest release, including the likes of the Pixel 4, which will be released soon. OnePlus has really been producing some of the best smartphones to date lately, especially performance wise. Loving my OnePlus 7Pro.

8. Venom

Posts: 3668; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The Pixel phones and the OnePlus are targeting slightly different markets. It's funny that you can't really refer to a device without deflecting and bringing up another totally different device irrelevant to the discussion. The Pixel phones are just the best all around cameras out there otherwise people wouldn't be sideloading the app.

11. User123456789

Posts: 996; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Gsma complains about the texture and excess of NR

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

Flagship smartphones all target the same market. OnePlus is simply undercutting the completion with it's prices. You'll note I said "flagships", so this doesn't include the mid-range Pixels, which OnePlus devices are superior to. It's funny how you can't make a comparison between flagship devices about two devices about to market without some irrelevant individual getting triggered by said comment. Pixel cameras have been beaten time and time again, especially by the likes of Huawei, Samsung and some others, so they are no longer have the all around best cameras.

13. Venom

Posts: 3668; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Amazing how people change their tunes and move the goalpost back to suit their broken point. I recall someone saying the Pureview, Nokia's disastrous flagship, was a niche phone that wasn't catering to everyone like other flagships were. Those "midrange" 3A phones were never considered to be flagship, so obviously OnePlus will have better specs. Pixel cameras are still considered the best camera of any phone and that is a FACT.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

Amazing how some people deflect from their own changing tunes as they continue to change the facts to suit their false narrative. Someone here just recently said that the OnePlus 7Pro and Googles flagship Pixels are going for different markets, when that is untrue. I also remember when someone here said that the bug ridden, beta flagship Pixels were the best phones, but then they actually left Googles Pixel camp saying what I’ve been saying all along about it having too many issues, only to change their tune and run right back to the Pixel camp with the flagship Pixels. The Nokia 9 Pureview being a “niche” smartphone flagship still means it’s a flagship, btw. That’s obvious. Pixel cameras are no longer considered to be the best, not for a while now. That’s a FACT.
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