The OnePlus 7 Pro took important steps up in camera hardware, with a new main sensor and fresh set of supporting cameras. But the end result of these improvements was a similar story to the OnePlus 6T: photos that were good, not great, and certainly not challenging the top-end flagships — particularly in low light.
Now less than a month after release, OnePlus has a fresh software update — version 9.5.7 — that focuses on camera performance across the board, and aims to directly address feedback received from early buyers. According to OnePlus, there’s a lengthy list of improvements:
- Optimized the overall contrast and color performance
- Optimized the white balance consistency of the triple-lens
- Optimized the accuracy and stability of auto focusing
- Fixed the issue of greenish tone in some low light scenes
- Fixed the issue of noise in some HDR scenes
- Improved the contrast and color saturation of the ultra-wide angle lens
- Improved the clarity and noise reduction of the ultra-wide angle lens under low light
- Improved the clarity and noise reduction of telephoto images
- Improved the clarity and color performance in Nightscape mode
- Improved the brightness and clarity in Nightscape mode for extreme low light situations
That’s all pretty ambiguous, though. So I went out shooting with the updated OnePlus 7 Pro to see how it performs compared to the launch software.