"Even if you people argue each other which phone is the best, the Pixel 2 XL is still hands down the best camera smartphone period."
You need to touch-to-focus in order to use the 3x cam for 4k video, but this can destroy the device (no joke).
What do you smoke review? Look at the dynamic range of 20Pro. Miles most if not all night shots had superior light control and little to no noise. When it comes to night photography 20Pro is a champ. Period.
"The 40MP sensor has a 27mm-equivalent stabilized lens in front with an f/1.8 aperture" Not true. Huawei never confirmed that the lens has OIS. And according to The Verge Huawei said it doesn't have OIS. Even if there is some kind of OIS hardware implemented, it doesn't mean that it is enabled.
vrvly, 27 Apr 2018If you look at p20 modes, and use it as intended this is what you get - overfiltered, overshar... moreYou don't know what you are talking about my friend! P20 pro chews S9+ period!! Most people don't care about 4k videos so that's not a deal breaker, 1080p is what most people use. Did I just hear you say S9+ takes better pics in Lowlight than P20 pro?? Lemme not even comment there!
Even GSMArena can't hide truth about smartphone camera king....well done Huawei.
So "better overall" is new second best of two award......and it goes to......Samsung.
first, im not gonna read the conclusions.
your method is BAD. holding the 2 phones in different position to take the same photo, you your get different photos, different light, different focus, different everything!
mount a tripod, mark the position of the phone, take a photo, put the other phone at the same position, etc
How is Samsung miles ahead when it comes to slo mo.... The specs have them at the same 720/960fps. They seem to be on par with each other
[deleted post]If you look at p20 modes, and use it as intended this is what you get - overfiltered, oversharpened, low resolution stills, worse videos. 4K looks good and better than s9 in daylight, because samsung got blurred video recording compared to top performers, but in low light S9 samples looks better, surely same for selfie. Wonder why gsma did not include hdr situation against window+face with main and selfie, for videos and stills. Also low light stills/videos with selfie. Now that I mention, wonder how is audio recording quality in videos(and in different situations), as if its not important. Same fast launch and capturing convenience with moving targets. Too lazy test comparison.
S9 simply gives better results overal, if its not extreme low light or 5x zoom (for stills and back camera only).
Still in most situations (good to not extreme low light) when you compare results to xz2 19mp or videos, you will be surprised with difference, no matter if its 10/40mp or 4K.
Tech sites say DxO is no reference but then they say the phone better rated by DxO is the best.
How is that possible?
The bokeh of S9+ is as poor as videos recorded by P20p.
I'll actually say the 2x lossless zoom on mate 10 pro does it better than the x3 and x5 on p20 pro :-/ the video stability can be fixed through update, so no need to panic there.
AnonD-732570, 27 Apr 2018True, P20pro is just the phone which can capture in tough low light situations better than any... moreThere is nothing like inconsistencies in still photos of Huawei p20 pro the Master AI was there to give the punch to sceneries for people who loved punchy photos, but still you can disable the Master AI and have the kind of pics that you need with less punchiness. And Huawei still does an admirable job in still photography!
AnonD-145316, 27 Apr 2018I can just sense how gsmarena guys are finding it hard to accept indeed Huawei p20 pro is the ... moreTrue, P20pro is just the phone which can capture in tough low light situations better than any other phone by margins, its just inconsistency of P20pro even in still photos which dethrone it from best camera smartphone, else Huawei has done the best job possible and lots of appreciation to them.
I can just sense how gsmarena guys are finding it hard to accept indeed Huawei p20 pro is the king! Let's just all be realistic most of you guys usually take your videos in 1080p resolution and Huawei is best stabilized at that resolution, personally I don't need much of 4k videos. So that leads me to my point, when it comes to still photos both are good but Huawei has slight advantage because you have an option to boost the scene with AI on if you wish, and now where the difference comes to play is Lowlight shots. Let's just all be sincere, with Huawei master AI off still the lowlight photos beats S9+ hands down! And when night mode is activated we all know who is the winner!! So let's stop this fanboism and accept Huawei p20 pro is the real deal period!!