Does oneplus 7 pro really have 3x optical zoom ??

Oneplus 7 pro flagship killer is back with all of its new features and now oneplus with its oneplus 7 pro is one of the toughest competitor for other brands, with high end specifications and its beautiful display which is one of its kind . So as the heading says oneplus 7 pro is cheating and if yes in what ways ?? continue reading you will get all answers .

Is oneplus 7 pro have 3x optical zoom ??

Oneplus 7 Pro Specifications

As from the official website of one plus following are the specifications mentioned by Oneplus.

Display of one plus 7 pro

One plus 7 claims fluid QHD+ AMOLED display . Here fluid AMOLED is just a fancy name/marketing jargon which refers to its refresh rate which is 90hz . It has beautiful curved edges as seen in samsung galaxy S series after Samsung Galaxy s5. Normally all flagship phones have a refresh rate of 60hz. So , does refresh rate matter or what are the major benefits of having high refresh rate . Refresh rate is the number of times your screen or display updates its images each second . More the refresh rate smoother is the picture quality or we can say animations.
For example 60hz refresh rate means 60 images will be change on your display every second.
Many high end expensive Monitors have very high refresh rate such as 144hz or 240hz.
read more about refresh rate

One plus 7 pro screen
Image credit oneplus official website

Camera of OnePlus 7 Pro – Here is the catch

Oneplus 7 pro have triple camera setup . Primary lens having 48 MP sensor with f/1.6 Optical Image Stabilization . One 16MP ultrawide(13mm) angle sensor with aperture f/2.2. Last but not least 8 MP telephoto sensor having 3x optical zoom. One plus played a little trick with third camera oneplus claims to have 3x optical zoom but in reality its not 3x optical zoom camera , it is 2.2x optical zoom camera which is far low from 3x . So what’s going on ??

Explanation of oneplus 3x optical zoom which is really 2.2x optical zoom

One plus 7 pro camera
https://www.oneplus.in/7pro#/

Oneplus advertise 78mm optical zoom which is 3x optical zoom but actual focal length of 8MP telephoto lens of oneplus 7 pro is only 57 mm which is equal to 2.2x optical zoom rest of the zoom which is 0.8x is provided by smartcrop .
A user on reddit posted two images one on portrait mode and second with telephoto lens . We found that when it come to portrait mode one plus 7 pro have the image with size of 13MP and when in telephoto lens it has a size of 8MP which is 3x zoomed . It is found that it crops the 13MP photo to hit the zoom capability of 3x and its a kind of fooling .
when confirmed to one plus 7 it just replied this

The OnePlus 7 Pro has 3x zoom with no digital zoom or loss of detail. The telephoto camera serves two main purposes: 3x zoom and portrait mode photography. It will switch the field of view depending on the camera mode. With 3x zoom, the telephoto camera delivers the advertised lossless 8 megapixels images. Portrait mode utilizes all 13 megapixels from the sensor in the telephoto camera.

Look at this oneplus does not mention any word optical it manipulated 3x zoom with loosless detail zoom .

This is not the first time oneplus tried this trick . Same incident was happened two years back when one plus 5 was launched . Back then
Optical zoom is at 1.6x, the remaining 0.4x is realized through SmartCapture multiframe technology.

Processor and Battery

one plus 7 pro battery
https://www.oneplus.in/7pro#/

One of the biggest major by one plus is its processor one plus always used the best available processor in the market and yes this time it is Latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon855 which is 30% faster than Qualcomm® Snapdragon845 . This processor as the tagline says Go beyond the speed is super fast . You can play any high end game with this processor on one plus 7 pro. This will never let you down. Games like pubg, asphalt 9 etc runs buttery smooth at full graphic detail and high frame rate.

One Plus 7 pro comes with a 4000 mAh battery, you’ll easily power through the day and more, while our Warp Charge technology gets your OnePlus 7 Pro ready to go in just 20 minutes. It has a 30W charger that pump up your battery really fast . As far now no complaint noted regarding battery issues or processor issues.

In conclusion , I would say for some people camera could be a deal breaker and when brand like one plus play little tricks for huge sales it is heart breaking . One plus promised to provide an camera update to improve night mode and other camera related features . Do share the post and make your friends aware of the new one plus 7 pro camera which is not a 3x optical zoom actually 2.2x optical zoom .

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