OnePlus Nord scores 108 points on DXOMark
DXOMark has recently released its camera review for the OnePlus Nord, managing a camera score of 108 points between the Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone XS Max.
According to DXOMark’s review, the OnePlus Nord’s photos deliver good exposure, color, autofocus, and texture. Although it preserves details under indoor and outdoor shooting, OnePlus Nord’s rear cameras struggle in white balance, bokeh, and low-light environments.
The smartphone’s dynamic range was found to be limited, with some “clipping in both indoor and outdoor exposures, especially in challenging shots such as a daylight portrait with backlighting.” There’s also a loss of texture, ghosting, and other elements that don’t exist in the real scene.
Bokeh looks unnatural, too, and its portrait mode is not managed well since it uses the “main lens’s entire field of view instead of cropping.” This makes some portraits look distorted.
It also renders unnatural skin tone during night shooting. Target exposure to backgrounds is very dark in high dynamic scenes. Details are also lost, and chroma noise appears “forcefully” without flash.
“The overall score and performance in our analysis show that it has, for the most part, met that target. By borrowing the high-quality main camera from the OnePlus 8 Pro, it sets expectations high. It performs well in general — exposure and autofocus are accurate in most conditions, and details are well preserved. But it’s in the specialty areas that the device’s flaws become more evident. In low-light conditions, the OnePlus Nord’s performance dropped in both camera and video; its lack of a true telephoto (or even 50 mm equivalent) affected its performance ultra-wide-angle camera also left something to be desired. In the video, the OnePlus Nord lost a lot of points for inefficient autofocus and tracking, though it performed well under general conditions.”
OnePlus Nord specs:
6.44-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display, 408ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 2.4GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 620 GPU
6GB RAM + 64GB UFS 2.1
8GB RAM + 128GB UFS 2.1
12GB RAM + 256GB UFS 2.1
48MP F1.8, OIS (main)
8MP F2.3 (ultra-wide)
5MP F2.4 (depth)
2MP F2.4 (macro)
32MP F2.4 (main)
8MP F2.5 (ultra-wide)
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, SBAS, NavIC
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Android 10 (Oxygen OS 10.5)
4,115mAh battery w/ 30W Warp Charge 30T
158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
Gray Onyx, Blue Marble