The OnePlus 9 Pro camera in the top 10 DxOMark, but by a whisker

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The top 10 of DxOMark: after the entry of vivo X60 Pro +, now it is the turn of the "cousin" OnePlus 9 Pro. Both companies belong to the Chinese giant BBK, but we are faced with two top of the range from the very different photographic sector. If on the alive we find a peculiar hardware system, on the exponent maximum of OnePlus there is a more average sensor. But as vivo collaborated with Carl Zeiss, OnePlus did it with the famous photographic house Hasselblad, albeit on the software side rather than hardware.

OnePlus 9 Pro enters the top 10 of DxOMark: here are the pros and cons of the camera

First of all, let's analyze in detail what the OnePlus 9 Pro module looks like:

  • Primary 23 mm from 48 MP f/1.8 with 1 / 1.43 ″ Quad-Bayer sensor, 1.12 μm pixels, PDAF and OIS
  • Wide angle 14 mm from 50 MP f/2.2 with 1 / 1.56 ″ sensor and 1 μm pixel
  • 77mm telephoto lens 8 MP f/2.4 with 1 μm pixels and OIS
  • Monochromatic sensor from 2 MP

A sensor system rather similar to that of OnePlus 8 Pro and in fact the improvements are not very pronounced, although present. With a result equal to 124 points, OnePlus 9 Pro ends up in the last position of the top 10 of DxOMark, next to Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Its advantages include good exposure and a wide dynamic range, with a very effective HDR mode. However, when shooting in bright lights it can happen that the framed subject is underexposed. The white balance is rather neutral, the colors are well saturated but not too much, even if every now and then in the Portrait mode the skin tone is greenish.

The software work carried out by OnePlus ensures that the level of detail, even the fine one, remains well preserved. Portrait mode is very enjoyable, with a good estimate of the depth level and simulated bokeh effect. The Night mode is to be improved, with an often underexposed image. But the main flaws concern the noise level and focus, especially in high contrast or low light contexts. Furthermore, at night the dynamic range can be a bit limited and the telephoto lens is very good but cannot guarantee a focal length up to those with periscopial structures. Finally, the wide angle is not very wide but there are very few geometric distortions and the images are well immortalized.

The OnePlus 9 Pro can record videos in up to 8K at 30fps, with an overall score of 109 points. The clips are very good both indoors and outdoors, with good exposure, controlled noise, and fast focusing, though you sin in low light.

Here's how the top 10 of DxOMark is updated:

  1. 143 - Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  2. 139 - Huawei Mate 40 Pro +
  3. 136 - Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  4. 133 - Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  5. 132 - Huawei P40 Pro
  6. 131 - vivo X50 Pro +
  7. 130 - iPhone 12 Pro Max
  8. 128 - Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro, vivo X60 Pro +
  9. 126 - OPPO Find X2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  10. 125 - Honor 30 Pro +
  11. 124 - iPhone 11 Pro Max, OnePlus 9 Pro
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