Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have the "Night Sight" camera in the Google Google Camera app, which is in a bad light, and thanks to the new Google Camera mode mode mode, this mode is available for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. This port comes from a developer called Arnova8G2, and this developer is in fact responsible for many of the previous Google Camera modes that you had the ability to use on different devices. In any case, Arnova8G2 has so far released several modes of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL camera, but the night vision mode did not work on one of them, for devices other than Essential PH-1 and Xiaomi Mi 5 in some cases. Well, this mode now also works on OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T, as long as you download the right version of the application. This certainly happened because both the OnePlus 6 and 6T now used Android 9 Pie, not to mention that both have OxygenOS, which is closer to Android than tons of other skins. You can download this port of the camera from the link that is under the article, only to download this version -> 'GCam_Pixel3Mod_1_build.6.1.013.apk', which was published on November 5th.
We did not have the opportunity to simply test the camera, but people in XDA Developers, and in the gallery below you will notice three images. The first image was captured using Nightscape OnePlus 6, which became available with the latest firmware update for OxygenOS 9.0.2. The second image was taken with Google Camera (with Night Vision activated) on OnePlus 6 (the one that can be downloaded from the attached link), the third one was taken with Google Pixel 3 and the Night View option. As you can see, the Night View option compared to Nightscape allowed greater light in the picture, but the image is still not comparable to what Pixel 3 managed to capture, at least in this particular case, but you will have to take it out of the night and try . In any case, it seems that colors are slower, while not as balanced as Pixel 3, but it's possible that you will get different results in different scenarios. The development of this application does not stop there, so the Arnova8G2 application is likely to improve the app in the near future. To test this when you download and install the application manually, you will need to run it, select the "More" menu and you will see the "night page" option that you can choose from.
Background: The OnePlus 6T was released last week, along with the device announced some new features of the software, including those related to cameras. One of these features is a new way, called "Nightscape", which should improve the image quality that the phone can take in low light. This method has also been developed in OnePlus 6, the latest firmware update, OxygenOS 9.0.2. The two devices actually have the same camera sensors, all three, so you should effectively have the ability to record similar images. In any case, Nightscape is essentially a dedicated way to shoot in environments where there is not much light, but Google's Night Sight is still dominant, at least according to what we have seen so far. The truth is, images taken with a night view can be somewhat untrue, considering how much light can be pulled out of the picture, which is in fact what people prefer, as it is much better than the image that is subordinate. In any case, Google's Night View mode actually uses a handshake in its own favor because it takes more pictures and then blends them into one. The camera combines up to 15 frames to create an image similar to a 5-second exposure. The thing is that the night view does not rely on long lasting exposure, at least not completely, so the camera is fully held (with the help of a tripod) to achieve the best shot, there is no need, as in many other modes of cameras with low light, where it is best to use a tripod. OnePlus 6 and 6T will probably never be able to deliver the same results as Pixel 3 in terms of Night Night, but another update or two of this Google Camera connection, maybe two devices can be very close, although something that users are likely to appreciate .
It is worth noting that OnePlus 6 and 6T have a noticeably different camera setting than Pixel 3, because Pixel 3 relies on a single 12.2-megapixel sensor, 1.4 in and f / 1.8 size, while OnePlus 6 and 6T come with two cameras on the back. On these two phones you can find cameras with 16 and 20 megapixels, the first offering a 1.22um pixel size and a f / 1.7 aperture, and the second sensor has a size of 1.0um pixel and a f / 1.7 aperture. The truth is that both devices use only one sensor when taking pictures in Google's Night View mode, as this is how this is created, so the Arnova8G2 application probably only optimized the application to work on another sensor.
Impact: It's always good to have options when it comes to taking pictures, and this is definitely because the two camera devices are not ideal, and the OnePlus offer is in really good pictures, but if you really need this extra boost in low light, if you really need it the greater the light from the picture and you do not have a stand with you, the night view may be the best bet. The truth is, OnePlus will probably even pull out its Nightscape mode, and it can actually become much better than it is now, and maybe even be able to compete with Night SIght, we'll see what's happening along the road.