At the OnePlus 7 series launch event on 14 May, the company launched its latest flagship duo - the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The latter of the two, as the 'Pro' in the moniker suggests, is the more powerful device. In fact, OnePlus 7 Pro is the most powerful phone the company has yet made, barring its camera performance.
And this discrepancy in results was pointed out by Mr Phone's Ershad Kaleebullah, who highlighted this disclaimer by DxOMark.
"Please note: The camera firmware used for the DxOMark tests is not yet currently available to consumers. OnePlus will make it available as an over-the-air update before the end of the month."
This means that DxOMark's score has been obtained on a different firmware on the OnePlus 7 Pro whereas all the reviewers have been apparently running a firmware that's old, and hence the lukewarm feedback on camera.
So, why did DxOMark get a different firmware on the OnePlus 7 Pro to test the cameras again? That logic doesn't make sense to me. Shouldn't all the reviewers be on the same firmware? Obviously, all the lukewarm feedback is basis the current firmware. Odd.
That doesn't seem fair, considering the early reviewers' test will soon become inaccurate once the latest firmware is released.
We have reached out to OnePlus to get a timeline on the new firmware's timeline. We will update this space as soon as we hear from them.
Per DxOMarks's test, OnePlus 7 Pro got a photo score of 118 points, which is just a point behind the Huawei P30 Pro, and with the exception of artifacts and zoom, the two devices achieve very similar scores. Further, the report says that the OnePlus 7 Pro has great exposures, good contrast in all lighting conditions, and "has a wide dynamic range" that preserves both highlight and shadow detail in high-contrast scenes.