Well, guess who’s back for the crown? It’s the Huawei Mate 50 Pro claiming the top spot for the best camera phone on the chart of DxOMark.
Some few months ago, we posted an article about the top five best camera phones of 2022 according to DxOMark rankings. At the time of writing, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro was newly launched. So the camera performance was just at a beginner stage.
At the end of the list, the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate emerged as the winner. Claiming the top spot with 147 total score. Before the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate took over, the king at that time was the Huawei P50 Pro. Topping the chart with 143 points. Which means the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate gave it a gap on 4.
Google Pixel 7 Pro Topped The Chart For Just A Few Week
Little did the Honor know that the Google Pixel 7 Pro was coming. Some few weeks after our top 5 list, the Google Pixel 7 Pro took over the top spot. In total, it gained the same points of 147 just like the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate. But the pros and cons of both flagship phones gave a slight advantage to to Pixel 7 Pro. Hence sitting comfortably at the top of the chart.
If there was any other phone capable of beating the Pixel 7 Pro, then Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro or the Pro Max was the only phone that had that capacity. At least that is what everyone thought.
Huawei smartphones have always had excellent camera performances. These smartphones have have brought a lot of innovations to smartphones that all other brands are using today. But a lot of people just wouldn’t bet on them to be a contender to the Pixel 7 Pro.
Due to several bans from the US government and the fact that their partnership with Leica was over was just enough reason to write them off.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro Dethrones Google Pixel 7 Pro
But if a country like United States cannot write them off, then how can we write Huawei off? It may be surprising to some but for many who have used Huawei flagship phones, this will not come as much of a surprise.
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Today, DxOMark release their camera test results for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro. And the new flagship from the Chinses tech giants had a top score 149. Beating the Google Pixel 7 Pro by two points.
As they usually do, DxOMark follows the test result with a breakdown of the final score. So that everyone can see both strengths and weaknesses of the smartphone. The breakdown also helps readers to know which camera feature contributed more or less to the total score.
Breakdown Score For The Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Checking from the breakdown of the score, you could see that four main areas contributed to the Huawei Mate 50 Pro’s top score.
In Still Photography, the device scored 152 points. In Bokeh or Portrait shots it also scored 80 points. When it comes to friends and family portraits or group shot, the Mate 50 Pro scored 142 in this area. It also gave an excellent result for night mode photography scoring 122.
These are the top for areas where the Huawei Mate 50 Pro got its best scores from. These best scores are also the best any phone has scored in those four categories. You can check the image below for the full breakdown scores.
Strengths Of The Huawei Mate 50 Pro Camera
- High quality photos in all lighting conditions. This also includes low lighting conditions.
- Varaiable aperture which allows the best amount of light in each shot.
- Great image quality from ultra wide lens.
- Excellent zooming capabilities. It has one of the best zoom capabilities in the world. You get good details even after zooming in the image.
- Indoor and outdoor video shot were also great.
Weaknesses Of The Huawei Mate 50 Pro
- In challenging conditions, the camera shutter delays a bit. This can make you lose an important shot.
- The preview image looks a bit different from the final capture.
- It lacks 5G connectivity.
Source / Via : DxOMark