The DxOMarkpublished this Thursday (26) an analysis of the rear cameras of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and, as expected, he broke yet another record: with 121 points, the top of the line of the Chinese brand handily surpassed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 + 5G, also surpassing the Huawei P30 Pro, which already came to lead the ranking at the beginning of the year.
The Mate 30 Pro has four sensors at the rear: a 40 megapixel (f / 1.6) main camera; a 40 megapixel (f / 1.8) ultrawide with 120 degree field of view; an 8 megapixel (f / 2.4) telephoto with 3x optical zoom; and a flight time sensor to capture depth. The images are processed by the Huawei Kirin 990 chip, which uses artificial intelligence to reduce noise and increase definition.
The photography score for the Mate 30 Pro was 131, five above the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, while the footage hit 100 points, one less than Samsung’s competitor. According to DxOMark, the novelty of Huawei “offers excellent results in almost all aspects of photography, but it really shines in texture and noise”. This is not common, as low noise can be associated with a loss of definition.
The Mate 30 Pro’s dynamic range has improved compared to the P30 Pro, which tended to underexpose scenes, hiding details in shaded areas. Despite this, the Galaxy S10 5G still shows better results in this regard: in the example below, Samsung’s premium cell phone can capture the blue of the sky, while the Mate 30 Pro pops part of the picture.
The highlight is the balance between texture and noise: for the DxOMark, Mate 30 Pro “not only renders the best details we’ve seen on a smartphone so far, with good preservation of fine textures, without excess sharpness or artifacts; in addition, it also controls image noise extremely well ”.
In night environments, Mate 30 Pro obtained the best score among smartphones already tested, with “good exposures even in very low light levels”. The criticism was due to the saturation, higher than the average, which can generate unnatural results in certain scenarios.
If the Mate 30 Pro outperformed the competition with ease in photography, it came close in filming, with 100 points; the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, with 101 points, remains ahead. The Huawei device showed the best video exposure, despite not having HDR, in addition to good saturation and white balance, with the negative point of some artifacts in red tones when filming indoors or in low light.
Mate 30 Pro front camera is only in fifth place
The P30 Pro had already broken the DxOMark record with its rear camera, but the front was just “ok”. History repeats itself with the Mate 30 Pro: with 93 points, he positioned himself only in fifth place with the 32 megapixel selfie camera, behind the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (99 points), Zenfone 6 (98), Galaxy S10 5G (97) and Galaxy S10 + (96).
The major defect of the Mate 30 Pro’s front camera is the fixed focus, which generates images with less definition at a distance of 30 centimeters. The ideal focus is between 55 and 80 centimeters – if this is respected, the images have a wide dynamic range, good definition in all lighting conditions and controlled noise even indoors.
Mate 30 Pro has no release date yet. Huawei faces U.S. sanctions and cannot negotiate with American companies, which prevents the manufacturer from embedding the Play Store on its new smartphones.