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OnePlus 2’s 13MP Camera Gets Reviewed Prior To Launch

July 14, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

OnePlus One was one of the biggest surprises last year, this handset offered flagship specifications, run Cyanogen’s software and was really affordable. That being said, OnePlus Two will be unveiled on July 27th, the company has already confirmed that fact. That being said, we also know that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core SoC, the company has already confirmed this fact. OnePlus has also confirmed that the device will sport 4GB of RAM and a USB 3.0 Type-C port. The Snapdragon 810 which will be located on the inside might scare you, but the company seems confident that the SoC will perform really well and that it won’t heat up way too much.

The launch event is still almost two weeks away, and it seems like a well-known YouTube tech reviewer, MKBHD, managed to get his hands on the device. If you take a look at the embedded video below this article, you’ll see him talking about the device’s camera, well, reviewing it. He wasn’t exactly allowed to talk about the device’s design, specs or anything of the sort, and he even blurred out the device he held in his hand while he was shooting the video. Anyhow, the reviewer confirmed that OnePlus 2 is sporting a 13-megapixel camera and that it will offer f/2.0 aperture. It is also worth mentioning that the camera will be flanked by a Laser Autofocus, similar to the LG G3, LG G4 and Meizu MX5.

The reviewer took a ton of images with OnePlus 2’s camera, and it seems like he’s pleased with its performance. The colors, sharpness and dynamic range seem to be spot on. If you’re interested in checking the images, click here, where you’ll find a ton of sample shots. He shot most of these images on auto settings, but some of them were shot in ‘ClearShot’ and ‘HDR’ modes. ClearShot is an option within the camera, but we’re still not sure what exactly is it doing, but it seems to be some sort of an oversharpening tool or something of the sort. You notice the difference between regular shots and pictures taken in ‘ClearShot’ mode when you zoom in the image. The HDR mode is kind of self-explanatory, but this mode tries to brighten up darker areas, and it’s quite aggressive on the OnePlus 2.

What about panoramas? Well, it seems like the phone does a pretty good job stitching those up, which is a good thing. The phone did relatively well in low-light, but nothing to write home about. The phone is also able to shoot 4K video, and it does a pretty good job doing so. Another thing worth mentioning is the fact you can shoot slow motion videos in 720p resolution, in case you were wondering. There are also some comparisons with other smartphones in the embedded video (OnePlus One, iPhone 6+, LG G4 and Galaxy S6).