oneplus 5tAntonio Villas-Boas/Business InsiderI’m a big fan of the OnePlus 5T. 

It offers incredible performance, unbelievable value, an understated modern design, and now I truly know that it takes great photos after comparing its camera with the best camera on any smartphone, the Pixel 2 XL.

It’s true that the Pixel 2 XL takes slightly better shots than the OnePlus 5T, but the 5T isn’t far behind, which is an amazing feat when you consider its $500 price tag. 

You may notice that I compared it to the $850 Pixel 2 XL rather than the regular $650 Pixel 2, but both phones have exactly the same camera, and the XL model is more comparable in size to the OnePlus 5T. 

Check out the photos I took with the OnePlus 5T and the Pixel 2 XL to see for yourself: