OnePlus 5
The OnePlus 5 houses a dual primary camera: a 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor with a 20 MP telephoto lens. OnePlus

The all-new OnePlus 5 is gaining quite a reputation. The new handset is currently known as “flagship killer,” thanks to its formidable specs and much talked about cameras, but can the upstart beat the reigning Android champ – the Samsung Galaxy S8 – in a camera shootout? Check out the tale of the tape and find out the outcome of the battle below.

OnePlus 5 – Camera specs and features

Unlike its predecessor, the Chinese phone maker’s latest handset houses a dual primary camera: a 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor with a 24 mm f/1.7 aperture and electronic image stabilisation (EIS) that goes with a 36 mm 20 MP f/2.6 telephoto lens with phase detection autofocus, 1.6x optical zoom and dual LED flash. The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30 FPS, Full HD videos at either 30 FPS or 60 FPS, and 720p videos at 30 FPS or in slow motion.

Shots with the dual camera combo are considerably detailed, colourful and vibrant, thanks to the main lens’ ability to take in more light. Glaring sunlight can affect image quality but the auto HDR feature should take care of the problem in subtle fashion. EIS is great, although it’s a bit inconsistent at certain points, as Trusted Reviews notes.

The OnePlus device furnishes a 16 MP front-facing camera with a 20 mm f/2.0 aperture that also comes with EIS. Selfie images likewise preserve a lot of detail. It can also produce excellent 1080p videos at 30 FPS with auto HDR.

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 smartphone is displayed during a media event in Seoul, South Korea, April 13, 2017. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Camera specs and features

Samsung’s latest flagship, on the other hand, has a 12 MP Dual Pixel rear shooter that equips 26 mm f/1.7 lens with phase detection autofocus and single LED flash. Unlike its OnePlus competitor, the South Korean tech titan’s handset comes with optical image stabilisation (OIS), which is a tad better and reliable than EIS. It hosts a plethora of features including panorama, touch focus, face and smile detection, simultaneous 4K video and 9 MP image recording, geo-tagging, as well as auto HDR.

4K Ultra HD videos at 30 FPS and Full HD videos at 60 FPS are superb. HDR and dual-video recording features are also available to boot. Snapshots with the S8’s main camera are packed with particulars and boast of outstanding dynamic range.

The new Galaxy S series smartphone furnishes an 8 MP front snapper with an f/1.7 aperture that’s able to generate quality 1440p videos at 30 FPS. Not to be outdone, it likewise has features like auto HDR, autofocus and dual video call. Selfie shots should be abundant in detail and lack noticeable softness.

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