+ Sunday January 26th, 2020

Huawei’s newly announced P10 has scored one of the highest DxOMark mobile scores ever — at 87 — ranking it behind Google’s Pixel by two points at 89, and the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Sony Xperia X Performance at 88. That score also puts the P10 ahead of Apple’s best performer, the iPhone 7, which sits on 86.

Enough about numbers, let’s look at why the P10 scored so well.

In their rather detailed review of the Huawei P10’s camera, DxOMark made the following commentary in relation to the camera’s photo and video performance:

With an overall DxOMark Mobile Score of 87 points, the Huawei P10 is up there as one of the best Smartphones we’ve tested for photography enthusiasts. For stills, its Photo sub-score of 88 points is excellent, thanks to generally good exposures in all conditions, including extreme low light, and good color rendering with accurate white balance. Detail and texture preservation is also very good, producing some of the sharpest results we’ve seen, and the P10’s autofocus is fast, accurate, and repeatable in both trigger and auto mode.

For Smartphone video enthusiasts, the Huawei P10 offers 1080p@60fps, as well as higher-resolution 2160p@30fps moving image capture, and achieves a good Video sub-score of 84 points. Videos generally have pleasant exposures with good dynamic range and accurate white balance in all conditions. The excellent detail and texture seen in stills persists in movie files, too, with well-defined edges and plenty of fine detail present. Autofocus performance for video is very good, too, with fast reaction and smooth convergence during scene changes and in panning videos.

There are some areas where the P10 camera isn’t quite so good, but frankly, those are areas where most mobile cameras (and even some non mobile cameras) fall down — lost of detail in darker parts of outdoor shots, some colour inaccuracy in low light, and that beautiful ‘jello’ effect when walking in outdoor conditions.

Overall, though, DxOMark found the P10 camera to be outstanding, and barely a point behind the best mobile camera they’ve reviewed — Google’s Pixel. Considering the range of things that the P10 can do with its dual-camera monochrome/RGB setup, it’s clear that there’s something to offer for everyone.

We’ll be doing a more in-depth review of the P10 on Ausdroid in the next couple of weeks, including a number of photo samples across a wider range of situations to really show off the camera’s strengths and weaknesses.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Luke Vesty
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Luke Vesty

Looks about right to me.

Major Sceptic
Major Sceptic

Scratch what i said about the amoled screen for the plus version , it is ips ……. at 1440 so not all bad(i would have preferred amoled though) .
I Just had a look on huawei news , and the P10+ is also on the list to come to Australia .

Major Sceptic
Major Sceptic

The p10 looks a tad on the small side to me , i would be interested in looking at the p10 plus though ,
If I’m not mistaken the plus has the amoled screen, stereo speakers i think and bigger battery .
I won’t hold my breath though , we d not get the p9 plus .

Matthew McQuilty
Ausdroid Reader

So the list for new phones in contention for me remains quite long. This article doesn’t help me much!! They are all quite different phones but they all have their faults. The fact that you guys (who have actually used it) seem to love it makes me happy to hold off and wait to handle it myself. I’d really like the p10 plus for size alone, but who knows if I’ll be able to get it on contract here.

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