The Huawei Mate 10 Pro was only launched a few weeks ago and now we see it ranked second best in camera quality. You may be wondering why we should care about DxOMark’s verdict. DxOMark is the trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and rating. The company puts these phones to vigorous tests using the best laboratory equipment and scenes at their disposal in comparison with results from other camera sensors. Their results have often been backup by response users give.
DxOMark ratings got more popular in the smartphone ecosystem last year when Google’s very first phone, the Pixel and Pixel XL got the best result. Users of the Google phones also admitted it had an incredible camera. Ever since then, major smartphone manufacturers have been striving to appear on top of the DxOMark list. Currently it’s Google’s second iteration of their phones that leads. Within the top list we see the likes of the HTC U11 at 90 points, iPhone 8 at 92, Galaxy Note 8 at 94 tying with the iPhone 8 Plus and out of nowhere a Huawei phone enters the race at second best at 97 a single point below the Google Pixel 2.
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This only shows how Huawei has stepped up in perfecting it’s camera hardware in cooperation with Leica that developed the dual-camera set-up. The Mate 10 Pro is noticed to lead more in taking great still photos. This must have something to do with the fact that this is the first phone to feature a camera sensor with the widest aperture thereby being capable of taking impressive photos in low-light conditions. Consider a few bokeh effects Huawei added and this will surely stand out as one of the best cameras in a smartphone.
It’s dual-camera set-up is a combination of a 12 megapixel RGB sensor with an f/1.6 wide aperture for taking normal colored photos and the second, a 20 megapixel Monochrome sensor for taking black and white photos to enhance detail in photos taken. A combination of what the two sensors take is what is responsible for it’s high results by DxOMark. Video quality also has to be put into account. Videos recorded by the Mate 10 Pro are not bad either. DxOMarks tests these cameras in different scenarios with keen eyes put to the overall image quality in those different states. Things like noise, texture, color, exposure and many are put into account as seen in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro results from DxOMark below.
DxOMark uses the achieved result from still photos and videos to come up with the final score. It’s also gives the Pro and Cons of both picture and video. It is important to note that the final score isn’t out of 100 as many may have perceived it. You may consider heading over to DxOMark full comprehensive analysis on how they came up with these results for Mate 10 Pro with comparison with other top cameras in smartphones.