These days, out of the blue, smartphone manufacturers tend to show off their camera abilities with the help of DxOMark scores. Since the camera is considered as one of the essential features of a smartphone, OEM’s proudly advertise the DxO score their camera has scored in order to lure the consumers towards their product.
DxO puts the camera hardware to test on different lab controlled environment to truly test the ability of the camera. Well, lab tested conditions and real-life usage have varied so relying completely on a DxO mark would not be a safe call to make your purchasing decision.
The newly launched Huawei P20 and P20 Plus score the highest ever rating on DxO Mark for a smartphone. The P20 Plus is on the top of the list with the score of 109 and only second to that is the Huawei P20 with the score of 102. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (99), Pixel 2XL (98), and the iPhone X (97) are on the list respectively right after the P20’s.
Huawei P20 Plus has definitely given a lot of thought to its camera system. It is one of the first phones to sport a 3-camera setup. The main camera comes with a 40MP sensor, accompanied by a 20MP monochrome sensor and lastly an 8MP sensor for 3X optical zoom. If this isn’t the ultimate camera setup for a smartphone then I don’t know what is.
Similarly, the P20 comes with dual camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor. It also has 2X optical zoom. Both of these phones can shoot 4K at 30 fps and 720p superslow at 960fps. Also, both of the phones comes with AI feature baked in that helps to identify scenes and adjust the image processing accordingly. A 24MP high-end camera resides on the front of these phones.
DxO Mark has been accused of favoring scores of brands if they are paid well. It may not always be the case but we definitely have to see how the camera performs in real life usage.
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