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Test: Android 7.1 makes the OnePlus 3T video steadier

When OnePlus seeded Android 7.1 Nougat to the OnePlus 3T it brought a security patch, stability improvements, bug fixes but also improved video stability.

The update changelog didn’t specify what OnePlus did to make videos steadier so we decided to give it a test and see what’s what.

We mounted two OnePlus 3Ts side by side – one running the older Android 7.0 software and the other running the new 7.1. It turned out that the new software-based stabilization makes a difference in 1080p only. 4K clips don’t differ at all between the two software versions.

We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison video so you can easily compare. Note that our tech monkey was moving very fast and broke into a run towards the very end of the video – this is a harsh test, if you’re at least trying to stay steadier you’ll see far less shake.