OnePlus 8 Pro: A camera comparison with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro
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While we await DxOMark's verdict of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, a device that we have already put through its paces, Huawei continues to dominate its leaderboard. Three of its top five devices are from Huawei, with the Oppo Find X2 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro occupying third and fourth respectively.
Ahead of its full review, DxOMark has offered a comparison of what camera hardware the OnePlus 8 Pro, Mi 10 Pro and P40 Pro have to offer. While all carry "Pro" branding, the three devices have vastly different camera hardware.
As DxOMark remarks, the Mi 10 Pro arguably has the most ambitious camera hardware of the three devices. The OnePlus 8 Pro is no slouch with its 1/1.4-inch main rear-facing camera being an optically stabilised sensor. The sensor has also an f/1.78 aperture and a 26 mm-equivalent focal length, which should also combine to deliver detailed and vibrant-looking shots. The sensor's Quad-Bayer pixel-binning should help maximise dynamic range, too.
According to DxOMark, the OnePlus 8 Pro uses a hybrid optical zoom, the shortcomings of which we recently discovered when reviewing the Galaxy S20 series. By contrast, the Mi 10 Pro and P40 Pro both have true optical zoom cameras. Accordingly, DxOMark expects the OnePlus 8 Pro to fall short of its competitors in this regard.
Likewise, DxOMark suspects that the P40 Pro will get the better of the OnePlus 8 Pro in ultra-wide-angle shots, too. Nonetheless, the underlining tone from its camera preview is that the OnePlus 8 Pro will post towards the top of its leaderboard when the website's review goes live.