Huawei’s ‘P20 Pro’, Deemed ‘Best Smartphone Camera’, Gets Frank Hands-On Review
Huawei’s ‘P20 Pro’ smartphone with its triple Leica-made cameras has been making headlines since its debutlate last month.
It not only overtook Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ to become the “best smartphone camera” on market, according to DxOMark—a leading industry source for independent image quality measurements and ratings pertaining to smartphones, cameras, and lenses—but was also awarded the highest overall rating ever at 109.
It’s clear that praises for the smartphone’s cameras aren’t in limited supply, but just how great is this latest entry in real life?
Mat Smith, Senior Editor at Engadget, recently took the Huawei ‘P20 Pro’ for a real-world spin to reveal more on the mobile camera’s pros and cons.
“The ‘P20 Pro’ is a fantastic camera phone capable of images no other phone can replicate, but…it’s often very frustrating.”
“The de facto shooting mode on the ‘P20’ is now embedded with lots of AI tricks, which is great, when they work. During my shoot today, the phone often struggled to detect simple beds of flowers, my food, and people…” explains Smith inside the video review.
“…I was particularly impressed by the detail I got for hybrid zoom shots, as well as the sheer number of entertaining, fun shooting modes inside the camera app, alongside monochrome shooting, you’ve got super slow-mo video, you have long exposure shooting for really rescuing your nighttime photos…”
Camera review aside, one amusing observation that left viewers puzzled is how Smith managed to share photos of the Eiffel Tower at night, considering this is illegal due to French copyright law.
Find out more about Huawei’s ‘P20 Pro’ camera in Engadget’s hands-on review below.