In this article we’ll take a closer look at the OnePlus X camera specs and features and compare it to that of the OnePlus 2. I was interested to know how good the OnePlus X is considering the phone’s ~$300 price tag. The company already released the OnePlus 2 with a very impressive main camera.
Before me start talking about the differences between the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2 camera, let’s take a look at the front and main camera specifications first.
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As of the time of writing, the OnePlus 2 costs around $150 more than the OnePlus X. Some of you might expect both to have the same camera specs, but they use different camera specs as you can see in the comparison table above.
The front camera on both phones has the same resolution, but the OnePlus X sensor is smaller than the OnePlus 2, thus the pixels size. One the OnePlus 2 the company used an Omnivision Stacked BSI sensor, whether on the X version it used the Samsung ISOCELL Back-illuminated sensor. ISOCELL sensors are known for their true-to-life colors.
sammobile.com website compared the ISOCELL camrea sensor vs the Sony IMX240. No doubt that the ISOCELL colors look more natural and the image quality is very good. that being said, the OnePlus X sensor has smaller pixels, slower lens aperture, single-LED flash and doesn’t employ an optical image stabilization, so its low light performance certainly suffers quite a bit.
Here’s a OnePlus X indoors low-light test taken by PoorTester YouTube user. You can see that the image quality isn’t great and it struggles in low-light.
The OnePlus 2 low-light image quality is better, but it does lack behind compared to the LG V10 and LG G4 but it offers an above average performance in low-light and very good image quality in optimal light conditions. The OnePlus X however has a front camera with more pixels for crisper selfies, it utilizes a larger sensor, but due to the higher resolution the pixel size is the same as the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 again wins in low-light due to its faster aperture which allows the camera to capture more light for a given same shutter speed and ISO sensitivity.
Regarding the AF performance, the OnePlus X uses a sensor with phase-detection pixels, whether the OnePlus 2 uses Laser AF technology, where the camera emits IR beam that allows instant focusing, and it’s especially useful in low-light. This is again another feature that puts the OnePlus 2 ahead of the OnePlus X as far as its low-light performance. Your videos will also look more stable and clearer due to the optical image stabilization (OIS) system, which is crucial for video recording
Both phones have very good specs considering their budget price. If you find yourself shooting lots of image in low-light, you should certainly go with the OnePlus 2, but if you are on a tighter budget, the OnePlus X is certainly a good alternative. Of course there are other hardware specs to consider, but as far as the camera image quality and feature goes, the OnePlus will give you better results overall.