History repeats itself: if already Mate 40 Pro he had fully convinced DxOMark, is Huawei Mate 40 Pro + to conquer the first place of the ranking of the best camera phones. Despite the difficulties encountered by the US ban, the company did not hesitate to propose an even more advanced Mate 40 family from a photographic point of view. As happened between the P40 Pro and P40 Pro +, the Mate series also branched out into three models, with the Pro + encompassing the best the company has to offer in terms of hardware.
Before unraveling the explanation of the DxOMark score, here is what the photographic sector of Huawei Mate 40 Pro + looks like:
- Primary sensor from 50 MP f/1.9 with 1 / 1,28 ″ 23 mm sensor, OIS and Full Pixel Octa PD autofocus
- Wide angle from 20 MP f/1.8 with 1 / 1,54 ″ sensor from 18 mm and PDAF autofocus
- Telephoto lens from 12 MP f/2.4 70mm with OIS and PDAF autofocus
- Telephoto lens from 8 MP f/4.4 240mm with OIS and PDAF autofocus
- Multi-spectrum sensor for color temperature
- ToF 3D sensor
DxOMark awards Huawei Mate 40 Pro + as the best camera phone of 2020
Thanks to a richer technical system, Huawei Mate 40 Pro + is able to offer the best photographic quality, at least according to the ritual evaluations of DxOMark. The top of the range Huawei is able to return aalways accurate exposure (apart from some instabilities indoors) and awide dynamic range. The photos have pleasant colors, with a pleasantly neutral white balance but which can be dominant when there is little light. The camera captures a high level of detail even in images with high contrast between lights and shadows, thanks to a non-aggressive noise management.
There is also a quick and consistent autofocus system to help, as long as you're not too close to the subject to frame. The lenses used offer a deep bokeh, although it can prove to be a con when taking group photos where you have poco focus space. It goes without saying that the Huawei Mate 40 Pro + is rated "exceptional at night“, With the highest score ever achieved by a smartphone on DxOMark. In terms of zoom, it is second only to the equally excellent Xiaomi mi 10 ultra.
Speaking of video quality, Huawei Mate 40 Pro + does no better than Mate 40 Pro, even with one point less than what remains the best in its category. Nevertheless, the Pro + is also very good in terms of exposure, white balance and details in good light conditions. It should be noted that, compared to Mate 40 Pro, here the OIS optical stabilization system is also present on the primary sensor.
Here, then, the top 10 of DxOMark of the best cameras on smartphones:
- 139 - Huawei Mate 40 Pro +
- 136 - Huawei Mate 40 Pro
- 133 - Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
- 132 - Huawei P40 Pro
- 130 - Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
- 128 - Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- 127 - vivo X50 Pro +
- 126 - OPPO Find X2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- 125 - Honor 30 Pro +
- 124 - Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max