Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Review DXOMARK

The Huawei P20 Pro now has a rival. Well, not exactly but after almost a year of being on top of DxOMark’s ranking for mobile photography, the P20 Pro is now tied with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Yes, Huawei has done it again. That is expected because each main camera setup of the two are almost the same with slight changes on the 8MP telephoto lens and the 20MP ultrawide lens. We’re expecting the Huawei P30 Pro will overtake the P20 Pro once it enters the mobile market.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was announced in October last year. We told you about the release date and prices and shared with you how the Qi-standard wireless charging is super fast and convenient.

Huawei isn’t allowed in the United States so the phone won’t be sold in the country. One teardown revealed how it is modular and yet requires a lot of disassembly, resulting in low repairability. “Is it worth the high price?”, we asked. It depends on who you’re asking.

That was one of AnTuTu’s Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones for November 2018. And just recently, we learned about the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage being out in new colors.

Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro is called by the DxOMark team as a super-phone. The camera system is obviously what makes the device powerful. It’s able to produce premium quality photos and videos in different shooting situations.


The mobile photo features offer well-controlled levels of image noise even in low light conditions. The camera allows a wide dynamic range and good target exposure plus pleasant white balance and color rendering. Autofocus is repeatable and fast in most conditions. Zoom is good but you may notice some natural rendering of fine details, ringing, and autofocus inconsistencies when using flash.

When it comes to mobile video, its autofocus is fast and smooth with good tracking. You will notice efficient stabilization when holding the camera still. White balance is accurate while colors are pleasant. Notice the low noise levels in bright light, as well as, good exposure adaption to changing light conditions. The only negative observations are the camera shake when walking while recording especially indoors, lack of fine detail, and judder.