Enter the Lab: 10 Photographers Find Out What the OnePlus 5 is Capable Of

Jul 21, 2017 · 3 min read

When the Lab opened its doors this year, thousands of budding OnePlus photographers wanted to join the team. Even though a high number of quality submissions came in, we ultimately narrowed our selection to ten standouts. With their OnePlus 5 at the ready, they framed a slice of their lives for the Lab. From the towering skyscrapers of New York City to the rustic alleys of Lisbon, their artistic acumen led them to create a fine selection of stunning photos. Their mission was to test the OnePlus 5’s full range of capabilities, and with their display of intimate portraits, imposing night-time shots, large cityscapes and engrossing macro photos, they’ve completed it with aplomb.

Fabio took to the streets of Lisbon, Portugal and Badajoz, Spain for a series of shots. As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon is the pulsing heart of the country. In between its thriving art scene and rich cultural history, it wasn’t hard for Fabio to find the perfect shot. The OnePlus 5 proved the perfect partner for his adventure, which he described as: “It was immediately clear that everything, down to the last detail, had been immaculately designed. Moreover, it was fast, super thin, soft to the touch, and its high-quality screen presented photos taken with the camera in their best form.” You don’t need a OnePlus 5 to appreciate his photos, but you do need one to take them.

With this year’s focus on mobile photography, our team was put in charge of making the most of the OnePlus 5 Dual Camera. “I really enjoyed taking pictures with my previous OnePlus phones, so getting the chance to officially test the camera of the OnePlus 5 was something I was very excited about,” said Jonas from Germany. If his macro flower shots are anything to go by, he’s mastered the OnePlus 5 Dual Camera in no-time. With the OnePlus 5 we wanted to offer up a greater suite of tools than ever before, and the new and improved Dual Camera Zoom is a key part of that.

While some traveled far and wide in search of the perfect shot, others stayed a little closer to home. Keith knows Norwich like the back of his hand, which shows in the picturesque photos he’s shared with us.

“Every shot has come out smooth and colorful.” — Keith Tomlinson

When we asked him about his experiences, Keith told us: “I really like the camera, especially the new PRO mode. Now I understand how the exposure triangle works, I can really use the pro features to great effect. The video capture is also very sharp and smooth. I’ve shot footage while driving and on uneven surfaces. Every shot has come out smooth and colorful.”

The work of our Lab reviewers wouldn’t look out of place in an art exhibition. It goes to show just how much can be achieved when we partner up with the OnePlus community. Their stellar contributions, whether it be through a review, a photo, a wallpaper, or an interesting thread on our forums, have helped shape the perception and ensured the quality of our products. In the coming weeks, we will continue to share the work of our Lab reviewers on social media. Keep an eye out for them, and don’t forget to share your own creations.


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