Since the P20 Pro, Huawei has dominated the game of mobile photography. This is the first smartphone to have a triple camera configuration at the back, which has allowed it to be one of the best, if not the best, camera phone in the industry.
Huawei plans to continue this momentum with the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Like its little older brother, this new model comes with some great features, which is just as good, if not better, than the P20 Pro.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro boasts of a 40-megapixel front camera, with a brilliant f / 1.8 aperture. We also have another 20-megapixel wide-angle shooter and another 8-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens.
It also features more advanced AI scene detection technology, portrait mode, optical stabilization, PDAF and laser autofocus, night mode, and many other features that help the camera take better pictures.
Now let's talk about the actual quality of the image, are we going?
As expected, the main camera can take breathtaking pictures. Thanks to its quick artificial intelligence, it can bring the best and most appropriate colors on all the subjects you take. The contrast is also deep and the impressive dynamic range.
As you can see, it even takes impressive photos in low light, even if the night mode is not activated.
Speaking of which, the next batch of images you will see has been taken with the night mode enabled. Unsurprisingly, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro takes awesome brightly colored night shots with astonishingly sharp details.
To do this, the camera took a 5-second exposure, which is still possible even using a handheld thanks to the optical stabilization of the image. It's something that is rarely done, even in most professional cameras.
Next stop, we test his 20-megapixel wide-angle camera. Personally, I had more fun with it because it allowed me to present more subjects and details in one frame. Perfect for taking group photos or photographing landscapes and buildings.
What's more interesting is that, in certain shooting scenarios, it offers a breathtaking appearance, which creates a really interesting aesthetic.
We now have the 8 megapixel telephoto camera. Unlike the first two, this one does not have the best image quality. However, the flexibility it offers is simply impressive, especially for a camera like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
It can provide an authentic 5x optical zoom, which allows you to properly frame your image, in case there is an unwanted obstruction in your foreground. But if you want to go crazy, it can also do a maximum 10x hybrid zoom, if you want to take things really far away.
And despite his complete stretch, he can still provide decent pictures.
You can also use the third camera to take close-up shots in Super Macro mode. Oh, and have I already mentioned that the camera and its artificial intelligence can automatically switch to different modes (Wide, Macro, etc.) because it detects the type of subject you are taking?
If you want an image really similar to a digital SLR, you can turn on Portrait mode. This feature provides a truly believable depth of field effect, without the cut-out look that we see on other smartphones.
Of course, we will not finish this without talking about his selfie camera.
This is a 24 megapixel front camera, equipped with Face Beauty technology and many other novelties.
Quality is of course first rate. Although, just like most selfie cameras, the images appear a little blurry and the contrast is a bit lacking, which is probably due to the filters that the software previously applies. But they are all worthy of Instagram.
We also have novelties like 3D light effects, supposed to provide synthetic light effects. But instead, it feels like it separates you from the background and adds another.
There is also the Qmoji 3D, the version of Huawei on the Apple Animoji. It does a decent job of tracking your facial gestures, which is really fun with the time spent. Like 3D light effects, the Qmoji uses the Mate 20 Pro 3D facial scanner to work properly.
Basically, that's all. Obviously, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the best cameras on a smartphone today. The killer hardware is supported by intuitive software, making it an excellent camera phone for enthusiasts and occasional users.
But if you still want to know more, we are currently completing our comprehensive review of this device. So, you might want to stay tuned for that.