OnePlus 10T vs OnePlus 10R Camera Test

The OnePlus 10T, the company’s latest flagship offering in India, has finally been released recently, adding a new smartphone to the OnePlus 10 series. The device is priced between the entry-level OnePlus 10R and the high-end OnePlus 10 Pro. If you’re wondering what’s new about the OnePlus 10T, the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU, quicker charging with the basic model, new colours, and more are all included. It has the same design as the OnePlus 10 Pro.
If you’re looking for a OnePlus flagship, there are a lot of alternatives to choose from. This article compares the cameras of the two devices, 10T vs 10R, to assist you decide which gadget to buy. Now what’s very interesting about both these cameras is that while they look different, inside they are exactly the same not only in terms of specs, but also their sensors used, which makes it very exciting to see how their performance is. 
Most of you might know that the ‘T’ series has always been special from OnePlus as it comes with high-end specs in a budget friendly price. So in terms of price the OnePlus 10T starts at 50k approximately whereas the OnePlus 10R is a more budget friendly device that starts at 35k. But what is different with that price is that the 10T comes with the latest Snapdragon 8 + Gen 1 processor whereas the 10T comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max processor. 
Both the smartphones come with the 150W SuperVOOC charging and don’t support wireless charging.
Camera Specs
Now as mentioned earlier that these cameras look different but they aren’t different. They both feature a 3-camera setup that has a 50-MP main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel Macro lens.
Image Quality
Like usual we tested the cameras in a variety of conditions to test how they perform.
Daylight Images 
In terms of the daylight images, we clicked a lot of pictures with both the phones and found that the 10T was underexposing the images slightly and also in some cases adding a purplish tinge. The images also seemed one-stop under when it comes to saturation. Even on zooming in the images from 10R showed more clarity rather than the 10T. They also seemed truer to the scene. Even in lowlight the images displayed similar results.
Ultra wide Lens
In terms of wide-lens both the phones displayed decent results. The sharpness was more on the 10T this time but it still had a bluish tinge in the pics. But the distortion performance of the 10T was again good with the 10R showing the building slightly tilted.
Zoom Performance
Since there is no telephoto lens on both phones, they depend on digital zoom to take their pictures. While they have the capability to do this the output from both the phones is honestly is pretty average and we wouldn’t recommend using their zoom unless it’s the last resort. 
Portrait Images
In the portrait mode the 10R is pretty good. Although it did have the tendency to make blacks pop out more, it was adding to the mood of the images we shot. But with this blacks popping out the images did tend to loose sharpness on the edges, whereas the 10T had sharper edges on zoom but a haze sort of a look on the pics.
Macro Pics
Both the phones have a 2-megapixel macro lens and like the other cases in this as well the 10T was giving under saturated pics and adding a purple tinge to it. It also seemed slightly slow in focussing for some reason.
Front Camera Performance
Both the phones feature the same 16-megapixel front camera and the output with the same is ok. It’s not that great neither is it bad.
Video Performance
Now when it comes to video capability both the phones can shoot 4K up to 60 fps and slow-motion up to 240fps. But what is noteworthy is that with the front camera the 10R only gives the option to shoot at 1080p and not 720p. In terms of performance the 10R in this case was adding a red tinge to the samples we shot.
One the other hand the 10T only allows you to shoot with one lens only, as compared the 10R allows the use of two lenses.
But in terms of output both phones were shooting decent output and also in the slow-motion category they were decent. 
So what do we think about the cameras of the 10T vs 10R? Honestly the one big take away for us is that we are slightly surprised by the 10T’s performance here. Especially since it is a much better hardware specs phone than the 10R. The overall performance of the 10R here is much better than the 10T, but you also need to understand that this is a new phone that just got launched recently. So hopefully with updates these issues should get fixed. But at the moment when it comes to cameras, the 10R seems to have an edge.