According to DxOmark’s report, a trusted industry standard for lens image quality and camera measurements and ratings for smartphone, Huawei P20 Pro continues to post a stellar growth and tops the chart in 2018, yet again clinching the number one spot in photo and video rankings. Six month after the launch, HUAWEI P20 Pro gains the highest DxOMark’s scores and surpasses other top smartphones in its price segment by a significant margin.
Winning an overall score of 109 points, Huawei P20 Pro sets a new benchmark for smartphone cameras on DxOMark.com, outscoring other smartphones on aspects such as zoom capabilities, exposure and contrast, autofocus and other performance areas. Huawei P20 Pro is four points above the recently launched iPhone XS Max, and six points above HTC U12+.
With Huawei P20 Pro now getting the Android 9.0 Pie, it is expected that the update will be fully rolled out in all the devices by the end of this year with modifications in its latest custom OS EMUI 9.0, improving the overall performance of the device and providing a smoother user experience.
Backed by world’s first Leica triple camera, the P20 Pro comes with a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and 8-megapixel telephoto sensor, wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details enhancing the user experience. The Huawei P20 Pro also allows long-range photography of up to 5X Hybrid Zoom and click details which we are not visible from naked eyes. Its highly sensitive image sensor captures low light photos with up to ISO 102400*. With a dedicated NPU, the HUAWEI P20 Series is equipped with EIS and AIS to provide better image stabilization resulting in noise reduction and clear images. With AI on-board, the device can identify more than 500 different scenarios in 22 categories and selects photography modes and camera settings to deliver incredible, professional-looking images – even for amateur photographers.
The Huawei P20 Pro is very clearly a member of the mega-phones club. These are a group of very expensive phones that incorporate new tech, for those willing to pay big for it. And in most cases, these phones set the tone for the other devices to come for a long long time. In a way, they redefine the smartphone experience. The Huawei P20 Pro qualifies on all counts here in this club.
The design is a very marked and complete departure from the Mate series design that Huawei has been bringing to its flagship phones in the past years. The Huawei P20 Pro is simply gorgeous. Huawei has gone with a glass and metal design theme and it shows it’s class in shimmering gloss around the device. The back is what gets your attention and it is mostly made of a glass back with 2.5D curved glass which aligns perfectly with the metal edge. There is absolutely no sharp edge to show where the glass back meets the metal edge. However, despite the glass back, the Huawei P20 Pro does not support wireless charging. Even the three cameras, yes you read that right, three, are aligned in such a way that the design flow is not interrupted at all.
Let us talk about the three cameras — a single 20 MP monochrome camera and a dual camera module which has a 40 MP camera and an 8 MP zoom camera. And on the front, it has a 24 MP camera. Calculating all that we get, the final number that we arrive at is 92 MP worth of total camera resolution on a smartphone, which is one of a kind and totally mind blowing — but please remember, it does not mean you should expect 92 MP images. The maximum resolution images will be around 40 MP. But even that is taking the phone into DSLR territory and something that no other phone I have seen has managed so far.
It will be interesting to see which phone will uproot the P20 Pro from it’s top position