Mixed feelings about this one. The camera hardware is impressive and Huawei managed to lean a little into their Kirin 970 chip for the software help, but not much else about the phone is as interesting. The 970 chip is nearly a year old now, so it's not exactly future proof, and I'm left scratching my head at the decision to put a larger chin on it for a fingerprint reader, especially since other phones made by Huawei have put it on the back. It's a little confusing to introduce what could have been a groundbreaking phone with 512 Gb and an in display fingerprint reader on a special Porsche design phone for $1,600. Not sure who it is appealing to.
AnonD-747764, 27 Mar 2018It is not huge. Nokia sensors was huge, this is bigger but not huge. It's still big by smartphone standard, couple with modern software and hardware, which the pureview nokia lack
The P20 is a joke: notch AND chin combined with a LCD for 680€?
anon4321, 28 Mar 2018isn't it amazing how DXO can take steady pictures with good colour & exposure but gsm aren... moreSteady is one thing, but color and exposure? To my knowledge GSMArena doesn't take the photos on manual or "pro" modes. Or are you refering at the scene chosen by the reviewer?
isn't it amazing how DXO can take steady pictures with good colour & exposure but gsm arena always struggle when using a Sony or Huawei camera phone
AnonD-110023, 28 Mar 2018Omg... im reading these comments and all you say that cammera quality is bad... how do you kno... more" how do you know have you seen any photo" what? if you read the article you are commenting on, you will see photos, photos are posted on many previews of the phone, including dxomark.
". and iso 100k or so is simulated its not a real iso value that would made horrible picture its all in huawei ai software and chip.." Yes, ISO is a sensitivity value, doesn't tell anything about the quality of the image taken at said value until you see the result
Azmo, 28 Mar 2018Let me get this straight: there are people who hate the notch and prefer to have empty wasted ... moreYou can mute down that part of screen and it looks like you do not have a notch and when you see it next to the galaxy s8 it looks really good
Omg... im reading these comments and all you say that cammera quality is bad... how do you know have you seen any photo... btw every reviewer sed that cammera looks great with a thons of details and superior to the galaxy s9... and iso 100k or so is simulated its not a real iso value that would made horrible picture its all in huawei ai software and chip... and about a sensor if sensor is 200% bigger then one thet iphone x or s9 use 40mp is a resonable choice
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018the reason camera was integrated to phone is to make it easier for people to take pictures/vid... morePlus, with smartphone cameras increasingly getting better these few years, spending the amount of money on a high-end flagship is a much better deal than buying a SLR or DSLR now, because in a small package, other than getting a camera that can compete with some DSLRs, u are getting other essentials; pleasing display, speedy performance, great multitasking, listening to music etc, and remember, on a small package u are getting all of these that can fit into your pocket, unlike a DSLR which u have to bring a bag or hang it around your neck which can hurt if it is for long periods of time, so, isn't buying smartphones more worth it? There's are reason why most people would rather choose a high-end flagship over a SLR or DSLR if they were to decide on a good camera that is portable...
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018Buy SLR+150 USD phone. Miles better combination than anything in same price rangeI'm not carrying around an DSLR every day.
Indeed 40MP looks quite bad, too much noise. 10MP is way better, but then what is the point of 40MP if you will get a way worse quality.
It would have been great if such large 1/1.7" sensor packs 20MP instead of 40MP. 20MP should yield much better pixel grade quality and low light performance.
OogWay, 28 Mar 2018Have you noticed the amount of noise level with the 40MP photo? Is very high! https://cdn.gs... moreBigger(or same) sensor, brighter lens, yet very bad, I mean worse. I wish I could take it for an error, but I guess not. If its not some kind of bug, its a big sham, presenting "a lot of details" while real use is with 10mp. What a shame, colors are not everything if it lacks details worthy of sensor resolution. As it is now xz2 is the best, I mean if its not about having a lot points for special effects.
voltaire9, 28 Mar 2018So at the end of the day,are you buying a camera or a telephone?Almost every telephone can be a camera, but not every camera is a telephone.
I think I'll stick to Samsung or Google if camera IQ was my top priority. I'm just not feeling the love as far as this 40 MP sensor is concerned..... Too plasaticky / water-colourish in rendition... Low light is far from impressive... ISO 2000 is pretty much devoid of detail and looks like a painting... Forget about ISO 102K .... For that matter even the P20 is failing to even remotely impress me. Maybe just my personal opinion here... but I think these two phones marketed primarily around their respective camera's photographic prowess is a bit of a blunder on Huawei's part. For gods sake... my old Lumia 950 produces 100 times better images than these two phones.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2018Buy SLR+150 USD phone. Miles better combination than anything in same price rangethe reason camera was integrated to phone is to make it easier for people to take pictures/videos at almost any time they need , it's not about the camera quality , its about carrying a camera with you all the time.