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Huawei P40 Pro is the new leader in DxOMark rankings for main camera and selfie camera but does that matter

According to DxOMark rankings, the Huawei P40 Pro has the best camera setup on the back as well as front. It has achieved new highest score across multiple sub-categories.

  • Published: April 1, 2020 9:11 AM IST
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Huawei P40 Pro has become the new king on DxOMark rankings for best smartphone camera. The new flagship from Huawei has defeated joint leaders Xiaomi Mi 10 and Oppo Find X2. Unlike in the past, when we have seen incremental updates in scores, Huawei P40 Pro takes a healthy lead this year. It has a combined score of 128, which is four points higher than the Mi 10 and Find X2. According to reviewers at DxOMark, the smartphone has achieved new high scores across multiple sub-categories. Also Read - Huawei P40 Pro Vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: Head-to-head comparison

The new flagship from Huawei has an excellent camera score of 128. In comparison, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Oppo Find X2 have scored 124 points each. Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G has a camera score of 123. With a photo sub-score of 140, Huawei P40 Pro has set a new benchmark. It also achieves the best video score to date on DxOMark but by a margin of just one point. The results further confirm that Huawei P40 Pro is one of the best smartphone cameras in the market. Also Read - Huawei P40 vs P40 Pro vs P40 Pro+: What's different

Now, the real question is do these scores even matter. The DxOMark scores are calculated against standard testing conditions. Not every person buying the smartphone will use the quad camera setup on the back of P40 Pro in those conditions. One area where the smartphone really excels is in the zoom category. Huawei built one of the best zoom cameras on any smartphone with P30 Pro last year. This year, the Chinese smartphone is taking it a step further. Also Read - Huawei P40 series goes official with up to 10x optical zoom, Leica Ultra Vision camera and Kirin 990 5G chipset

DxOMark has also given the highest score for the selfie camera on the Huawei P40 Pro. It has recorded a score of 103 for its 32-megapixel selfie shooter. The reviewers note that the depth sensors allow for a “particularly impressive” bokeh in selfies. Since the selfie camera now supports autofocus, the camera performs better than the competition. However, the Huawei P40 Pro is not the perfect smartphone camera.

It occasionally renders inaccurate color and there is slight underexposure in bright light. Sometimes, there can be a lack of fine detail in faces and strong chroma noise in night mode images. Similarly, in video mode, there is temporal noise visible in textured areas, especially in low light. There is also a slight white balance cast under tungsten lights, notes DxOMark. If the Huawei P40 Pro is the new champion then we can’t wait to see how the P40 Pro+ with 10x optical zoom performs.

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  • Published Date: April 1, 2020 9:11 AM IST


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