Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera is the new number one smartphone camera in the world. According to the camera benchmark website DxOMark, the Mate 30 Pro camera scores sensational 121 points putting itself on the top. It beats the Samsung’s latest flagship i.e. the Galaxy Note 10+ by 4 points in the overall score.
In its review of the Mate 30 Pro’s rear camera, DxOMark gave it a 131 photo score and a 100 video score for a total score of 121. That’s enough to put it four points ahead of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, which was the former reigning champion in the rankings. DxOMark praises the Mate 30 Pro in many areas, including its “class-leading texture and noise balance” and its ability to provide “excellent detail” at short and medium-range shots.
If any weakness the Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera faced in the DxOMark testing is its selfie camera. The device scores just 93 compared to 99 of the Note 10 Plus. Users should not be worried about the selfie camera as the company has done enough improvements to selfie video, HDR, and color which still keeps the Mate 30 Pro in the list of top five.
The ultrawide angle camera got some criticism for its relatively narrow field of view, but that’s the trade-off for getting the image quality that Huawei did (and avoiding issues like soft corners). Moreover, the flagship achieves top scores for Night low-light category.
The new Mate comes with a more conventional 3x telelens instead of relying on the P30 Pro’s 5x folded optics. However, thanks to the new AI-RAW algorithm, it actually records better detail than its stablemate at short and medium-range zoom. Only at long range does it not keep up with the more complex lens construction of the P-series flagship. Overall, the Mate 30 Pro is one of the best devices for zoom.
The Huawei Mate 30 pro scores 100 for video. Absence of HDR recording and some color quantization puts the device just a point behind the Galaxy Note 10+. Still, with fast and accurate autofocus and capable video stabilization makes the Mate 30 Pro one of the best video recording smartphones.
Key camera specifications:
- Quad-camera, including ToF sensor
- Primary: 40Mp 1/1.7″ sensor, 27mm-equivalent f/1.6-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS
- Ultra-wide: 40Mp 1/1.54″ sensor, 18mm-equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens, PDAF
- Tele: 8Mp 1/4″ sensor, 80mm-equivalent f/2.4-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS
- ToF 3D depth-sensing camera
- Dual-LED flash
- 4K video, 2160p/60fps (2160p/30fps default)