Evidently the OnePlus 5 advertising promised greater than the engineering staff delivered the chipset isnt as fast as benchmarks point out, and the digital cameras 2x optical lossless zoom truly… isnt. No, actually, it isnt optical or lossless, and the digital camera isnt 20MP both.
Co-founder Carl Pei clarified on Twitter that really the second lens on the again provides 1.6x optical zoom then digital zoom makes up the remaining zero.4x to achieve the claimed 2x. That last upscaling implies that the efficient decision is lower than 20MP in actuality, its nearer to 16MP.
The corporate nonetheless claims 2x lossless zoom, however that’s debatable. And it might have carried out a greater job making it clear that its not optical zoom. Additionally, the EXIF information reveals that the wide-angle and tele lenses have focal lengths of 24mm and 36mm (in 35mm equiv.), which might make the zoom 1.5x. If Peis information is appropriate, the precise focal size of the tele lens is 38.4mm.
Optical zoom is at 1.6x, the remaining zero.4x is realized by means of SmartCapture multiframe expertise.
Carl Pei (@getpeid) June 21, 2017
However thats nitpicking. At any charge, this explains why the OnePlus 5 wasnt delivering the standard we would expect from its tele digital camera.