DxOMark has finally released its review of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera system, and though its a few months late (the phone launched back in October 2018), the review reached the same conclusion as Ausdroid did; this is the best* mobile camera system out there.
We say best* because with the DxoMark score of 109, the Mate 20 Pro is the equal of the Huawei P20 Pro at the top of the charts.
The Mate 20 Pro camera system builds on what was in the P20 Pro, swapping out the monochrome camera for a super wide-angle module, offering a 35mm-equivalent focal range from 16 to 80mm. That’s the widest range in any smartphone, but there’s an interesting note here – because most smartphones don’t have this feature, it doesn’t rank in the DxOMark scoring process.
We encourage you to read the DxOMark review for yourselves, as the photo samples really do show the strengths (and some weaknesses) of the camera setup. However, one thing is abundantly clear – the three camera setup, each with its own strength – makes for an overwhelmingly capable system.
Notably, DxOMark made the following findings:
- While photos showed well controlled levels of noise, even in low light, good exposure, pleasant balance and good zoom, there was some unnatural rendering of finer details and loss of other details in bokeh mode.
- Video performance was strong, with fast, smooth autofocus and good tracking, with good stabilisation when the camera is held still. However, lack of stabilisation while walking was noticeable, and finer details were sometimes lost.
If a strong mobile camera is what you’re after, you need look no further. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro is available for $1,399 on sale at JB HiFi this weekend, and through your choice of Optus or Vodafone.