My review unit of the OnePlus Pro 7 is focused on the device as a productivity tool under a bring your own model, but let's get real: If a smartphone's camera isn't up to snuff there's little chance that you'd bring it for work purposes. The device launched May 14.
Here's a shot from Friday that illustrates HDR and focus issues. Note how the crane has a halo/ghost sort of effect and is out of focus.
Following the software update the camera performed better in low light and offered sharper pictures. The color wasn't as bright on the OnePlus Pro 7 relative to my personal phone. I compared the OnePlus Pro 7 with my personal Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which is a few updates behind now. The OnePlus delivered a sharper image, but the color was whitewashed in some cases.
In the end, camera images are often in the eye of the beholder. The good news for OnePlus Pro 7 early adopters is that the company was able to fix a rocky camera launch with a software update. It's worth watching whether OnePlus can continually improve.
OnePlus 7 models up close: Specs, features, and colors