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Android-based smartphone company OnePlus today announced the launch of its newest device, the OnePlus 10T, which we were able to check out ahead of time. The OnePlus 10T, priced starting at $649, boasts upgraded camera technology, so we thought we'd pit it against the iPhone 13 Pro Max to see just how it measures up.


The OnePlus 10T has a triple-lens rear camera system that includes a new wide-angle 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor with optical image stabilization, an updated Nightscape feature, and improved HDR performance. There's also an 8-megapixel ultra wide camera and curiously, a 2-megapixel macro lens. Most triple-lens camera systems include a telephoto lens, but OnePlus has opted for a macro mode instead.

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Comparatively, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is outfitted Wide, Ultra Wide, and Telephoto lenses, all of which are 12 megapixels.

To see raw, unedited photos from each camera, make sure to watch our video so you can see how the 50-megapixel lens compares to the 12-megapixel lens. You might think the OnePlus 10T would outperform the iPhone 13 Pro Max because of the higher megapixel count, but in practice, the two phones output images that are similar in quality.

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max seems to be better at balancing shadows and highlights, with images from the OnePlus 10T looking more washed out and with less texture. The iPhone 13 Pro Max's A15 chip does a lot of heavy lifting with Smart HDR 4 and Deep Fusion, which go a long way toward preserving texture and detail.

On the OnePlus 10T, there's a Super HDR feature to improve contrast between the foreground and background lighting, and that effect is visible in the images. The 50-megapixel sensor comes in to play for ultra high quality images, which the iPhone doesn't offer, but you may not notice a lot of difference between the iPhone images and the higher-quality 50-megapixel images in the video.

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Portrait mode and night mode work well on both smartphones, though the overall look is slightly different because of differences in software algorithms. 4K video capture is also similar, but the iPhone wins out when it comes to stabilization.

As with most modern smartphones, choosing between photos comes down to personal preference because the quality is almost identical, with software playing a large role in how photos turn out. What do you think of the images from the OnePlus 10T? Let us know in the comments.

Article Link: Camera Comparison: The New OnePlus 10T vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max
 
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wyarp

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Question is, does the onePlus have the same hideous over-processing of photo and video when shooting indoors or in lower light in the way the iPhone 13 does? I've always been a huge fan of the iPhone camera, but the latest pro version has waaaaay to much over processing (contrast, sharpening etc) on photos in these scenarios and trying to shoot video indoor with a ring light or similar artificial lighting renders utterly unusable footage such is the waaaaay over processed HDR effect so every highlight is bright white and every dark spot is pitch black. Awful.
 

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Question is, does the onePlus have the same hideous over-processing of photo and video when shooting indoors or in lower light in the way the iPhone 13 does?

Yes it is a problem, but it got better compared to the 12 Pro Max. They also finally removed that horrible halo/reflection from the camera ring in night photos. I am confident the new 48 MPx sensor will be a game changer, night photos are rumored to remain “12 MPx” but with larger pixels.
 

alexandr

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What do comparisons like this one do other than provide fodder for trolls and egg on nerd rage? Is ANY iPhone owner going to switch to this brand based on this comparison?
YES! I'm sold! No. I did get their ear pods, and they aren't bad for the price, but not nearly as reliable as AirPods. And that's a much smaller commitment than getting their smartphone.
 

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iPhone camera quality hasn't been anything to write home about for awhile now. Hopefully with the new camera in the 14 pro things will change.
 
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Argghh... stop with the architectual shots with wide angle lenses angled upward. The buildings look like they're gonna collapse on us. If they're gonna photograph buildings, use a tilt-shift lense so that the building appear straight.

Edit: It looks like these phone cameras have built in polarizers. That's cool.😎
 

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I do my best to avoid Chinese products if there are alternatives, even if I have to spend more. Unfortunately, so often there are not alternatives. For phones, it's easy to avoid a Chinese brand, but not Chinese parts or manufacturing.
 
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H2SO4

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OnePlus 10T seems to be showcasing lower contrast. I do like the fact it starts with only $649.00.

Hands down! iPhone wins! Wait till iPhone 14 Pro Max is released with 48MP. It's game over!
Don't wanna be that guy and this is a genuine not gotcha question but not having seen the original image with our naked eyes how can any of us determine how washed out or saturated any reproduced image really is?
 

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I had a OnePlus phone before I switched to Apple and can say OnePlus are my favourite Android phone maker, but I don't think I'd go back as I much prefer the other advantages of having an iPhone you don't get with Android.
 

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Don't wanna be that guy and this is a genuine not gotcha question but not having seen the original image with our naked eyes how can any of us determine how washed out or saturated any reproduced image really is?
The images didn't look too crispy tho. If you have an iPhone the Super Retina XDR display does the job for you showcasing it thoroughly with pixels density.
 

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The images didn't look too crispy tho. If you have an iPhone the Super Retina XDR display does the job for you showcasing it thoroughly with pixels density.
I get that but most of us I assume, have not only not been where the actual photo was taken, we also don't have both phones.
 
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