OnePlus Open review: Hasselblad foldable pulls focus

Finally – a great foldable camera phone – the Hasselblad co-branded OnePlus Open takes the fight to Samsung

A photo of the OnePlus Open camera
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The OnePlus Open isn't perfect – it misses out on wireless charging, isn't officially waterproof, and has a hefty camera bump – but if you're okay with all that, it's a fantastic camera phone and the best foldable for photographers. With two great screens, premium design, plenty of power and a smart interface, OnePlus's debut takes the fight to Samsung and wins – at least until the Z Fold 6 launches later in 2024.


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    Excellent camera system

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    Great screens

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    Smart interface

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    Premium design


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    Very expensive

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    No wireless charging

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    No IP-rated waterproofing

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If you’ve been following the evolution of folding phones, you’ll know that for all their wins – two screens in one device, wow-factor, smart features – they all miss out on excellent cameras, but the OnePlus Open is poised to buck this trend.

With key competition being the Google Pixel Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, the OnePlus Open has two real objectives if it wants to win us over – be cheaper and be better. Out of the gate, it’s already nailed the latter, undercutting both. But what does it do to stand out alongside the best from Google and Samsung?

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.