OnePlus 5’s DxOMark score is about to be revealed, but the phone maker is in a tough spot.Back in May, before we knew what the OnePlus 5 looked like or whether its camera was a double, the company boasted of a partnership with DxOMark, a popular camera testing platform that companies like OnePlus (and HTC, Samsung, LG, and others) like to use as a way to promote their optical prowess.
Here’s what OnePlus said about the partnership at the time:
We’re happy to announce that we have teamed up with DxO to enhance your photography experience with our upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 5. DxO is perhaps most well-known for creating the defining photography benchmark, the DxOMark. They’ve got years of imaging experience and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones.
Working alongside DxO, we’re confident the OnePlus 5 will be capable of capturing some of the clearest photos around.
Well, the phone’s June 20 announcement and release came and went, and nary a peep was heard from OnePlus or DxOMark about the so-called partnership. At the same time, we know a lot about the dual camera setup and have pitted the OnePlus 5 against incumbents like the Galaxy S8 and current DxO leader, the HTC U11, and it doesn’t fare so well.
Still, OnePlus has two things to lean on: further improvements to the camera through software updates and a high score from DxOMark, which should be coming soon, according to the company’s Facebook page.
There are two possible scenarios from this impending announcement: either OnePlus will score higher than the HTC U11’s current score of 90 and top the charts, putting into question all of our subjective and objective remarks on the company’s 16-megapixel shooter, or the phone will earn a decent-but-not-great score, likely 86 or 87, which would put it