Move over, Samsung, Google, and Apple. The newly unveiled Huawei P20 and P20 Pro have now climbed at the top of DxOMark's rankings and while these things are highly subjective, they're hard to discount.
The P20 Pro, the more premium of Huawei's new offerings, impresses with a score of 109. Meanwhile, the P20 isn't too far with 102. Both of these phones are the first mobile devices in DxOMarks charts to score above 100 points, as the previous top performer, the Galaxy S9 Plus, is only getting as far as 99.
Huawei P20 And P20 Pro Camera Performances
The Huawei P20 Pro features three cameras: a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor. Huawei claims these allow the user to take professional-grade photos with ease.
It's important to keep in mind, however, that DxOMark is by no means the golden standard of mobile photography analysis. Android Authority notes, however, that the company may have a few conflicts of interest when it comes to testing camera systems as tech companies might be willing to pay for an analysis and recommendation to get a higher score.
Even still, DxOMark's breakdown of why the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro have the best cameras on any smartphone so far should not be taken lightly. The analyses for both phones are now available and they go into great detail about things like exposure, contrast, color, low light performance, and all sorts of photography elements any camera geek will surely love.
The P20 Pro isn't just a photo powerhouse either. It also nabbed the highest DxOMark score ever for videos on mobile at 98. For perspective, the Google Pixel 2 got 96, while the P20 got 94. At fourth and fifth place is the Galaxy S9 Plus with 91 and the Apple iPhone X with 89, respectively.
Do The Scores Even Matter?
Regardless of what DxOMark scores mean to users, the fact is that both the P20 and P20 Pro are now the top performers in terms of the camera. It puts Huawei, a Chinese company, in stiff competition with American companies Google and Apple, plus Samsung, which is South Korean.
However, Huawei phones are still largely absent from the U.S. market. No matter how great the cameras on these phones may be, Huawei still has to find a way to introduce its brand to American users.
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