Huawei Mate 50 Pro Vs iPhone 14 Pro – Camera performance comparison

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Apple and Huawei are two major heavyweights in the smartphone market. However, after the ban on Huawei, the Chinese manufacturing giant is now taking a back seat. Nevertheless, the company is still releasing flagships that are on par with Apple iPhones. In the second half of this year, the Huawei Mate 50 series and iPhone 14 series have been attracting attention. Some even claim that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro are the most important smartphones in the second half of this year.

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Of course, many smartphone enthusiasts will want to know the daily performance of these devices. Thus, this comprehensive review looks at the performance of these smartphones. It considers the camera, gaming and battery life as well as design.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro Vs iPhone 14 Pro


When it comes to mobile phone images, both Huawei and Apple are difficult to defeat. Both have their own unique image styles and their own audiences. Therefore, for consumers, choosing a style that you can accept is often more important than looking at hardware parameters. Therefore, we will not say too much about the parameters.

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Huawei Mate 50 Pro is equipped with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto camera, and a 50-megapixel super-optical camera. It also supports proximity light sensors, laser focus sensors, 10-channel multi-spectral sensors, XMAGE Huawei images, etc. The iPhone 14 Pro comes with a 48-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide and a TOF 3D LiDAR scanner. This smartphone also comes with a new ProRAW mode. This mode gives images that are much better and also much larger in size.

Simply put, the highlights of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro are variable aperture, F1.4 large aperture, Huawei XMAGE image style and a 200x zoom range. As for the iPhone 14 Pro, it has a better 48MP main camera, supports ProRAW mode, and the sensor size also improves.

Both are proper imaging flagships. In addition to the high-standard main camera, the sub-camera does not appear to “make up the number”. Together with their respective industry-leading imaging algorithms, they almost represent the peak level of mobile imaging. Next, let’s take a look at the performance of the two products in various scenarios.

Daytime Images

First of all, in the daytime with good light, you can clearly see the difference between the two. The iPhone 14 Pro is still in the “high-saturation style”, the sky is bluer, and the building tone is relatively simple. However, when the photo was taken, the sun was almost setting, but the iPhone 14 Pro did not restore this scene.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro Daytime Samples
Huawei Mate 50 Pro Daytime Image

On the contrary, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro retained the sunset well. The light levels on the exterior walls of the building were richer and the colours were more accurate. It really captures the atmosphere of the evening.

iPhone 14 Pro Daytime
iPhone 14 Pro Daytime Image

Ultra-wide-angle proofs

In terms of ultra-wide-angle, the control of colour temperature by the two basically continues the style of the main camera. The iPhone 14 Pro is still more beautiful, and the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is generally warmer, but the colours are richer, especially since the colour reproduction of the sky is very good.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro daytime ultra-wide-angle proofs
Huawei Mate 50 Pro daytime ultra-wide-angle image

In addition to different styles of colours, the resolution of the ultra-wide-angle of the two is quite satisfactory. Although, the edge details have some declines, but the overall performance is acceptable. In addition, the control of ultra-wide-angle distortion should be praised. Both are excellent.

iPhone 14 Pro daytime ultra-wide-angle proofs
iPhone 14 Pro daytime ultra-wide-angle image

Main camera images

This time, the iPhone 14 Pro adds a new mode called ProRAW. When this mode is active, the details of the proofs will rise sharply. Of course, RAW photos store more information. They are often used for photo creation, professional photographers, or photography enthusiasts who like to retouch their own pictures.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro main camera sample
Huawei Mate 50 Pro main camera sample

Generally, they will be used more. If you also have an iPhone 14 Pro in your hand, then try to adjust some photos you like. However, it is important to note that ProRAW images are quite large. A single image could be 75MB minimum. Have this in mind while using this mode

iPhone 14 Pro ProRAW proofs
iPhone 14 Pro ProRAW image

Night main camera proof

In the night scene, both flagships show a very good night scene purity, and the picture is full of details. Although the overall colour style is very different, each has its own flavour. We can’t tell which one you will prefer.

Huawei Mate50 Pro night main camera
Huawei Mate 50 Pro night main camera image

In addition, the overall performance of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is better in the processing of highlights and shadows. For example, in the lower-left corner of the screen, the iPhone 14 Pro is already black. It is difficult to see the appearance of the building without zooming in. However, the details of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro are very clear and the brightness is higher.

iPhone14 Pro night main camera
iPhone14 Pro night main camera image

It is important to note that this situation does not mean that the night scene of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is necessarily better. Of course, if you prefer bright and colourful night scenes, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is obviously more in line with your needs.


In conclusion, all the ideas above are simply those of the tester after using the camera of both smartphones. Both the Mate 50 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro perform very well in day and night photography. However, the camera output style of both smartphones are unique. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro pursues the details of the picture, whether it is the brightness, colour or light and shade of the picture. Compared with the iPhone 14 Pro, it is different. Therefore, in most scenarios, the look and feel of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is actually better.

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