I am laughing really hard at the huge portrait shot I get from the S9 in my browser.
And I mean HUUUGE !!!
Too much camera hype for the Huawei but look at the result when compare to other device.
This is basically the results repeated all over again from the camera comparison tool: in daylight S9+ has consistently higher sharpness across the frame which unlike the P20Pro's are not the results of oversharpening, the P20Pro shows signs of aggregated clumps (from NR and oversharpening and perhaps the BW mask from the monochrome sensor) at pixel level in the place of actual detail, see the clear difference in the background castles in the snail shot. Red and blue interpolation artifacts from the P20Pro are still present at the far side of the background building, as always, so we know that interpolation is a problem even in 10MP mode, not just 40MP. Also in the snail shot the S9+ preserves the texture of the snail MUCH better while the Huawei "flattens" the snail, as if applying a coat of wax, if that's not "plasticky" I don't know what is. The shot of the mountains is similar only the S9+ shows more sharpening than usual, but even then at least it DOES have the details as opposed to the P20Pro "merging" much of the leaves together.
The 2x zoom on the P20Pro looks like a bad PS job of stamping the tree onto the blue background, S9+'s also bad but not nearly as bad. The bare tree in the building sample is also typical of Huawei's oversharpening, the S9+ correctly renders the branches as brown, while the intense oversharpening from Huawei turns it into strokes of black and grey.
The 3x zoom does do what it's supposed to do and hands the P20Pro the advantage at that magnification, and to be honest I've seen a more dramatic comparison before.
The entire right half of the first night scene in night mode is pretty impressionist, as expected, so it's best to keep away from it unless you really need an ultra-low-light shot where there's hardly even any artificial lighting, and can't do it yourself shooting underexposed RAWs and with a few clicks in PS. The regular mode shows an unexpected performance gap, strange.
In night samples showing sky only the P20Pro shows strange black blotches in the sky, but these samples still seem better than in Phonearena's night shot comparison, again, strange.
AnonD-538865, 27 Apr 2018Here is the camera comparisson of Huawei p20 pro vs Nokia 808 pureview http://www.allaboutsym... moreAnd funny thing is, nokia808 uses just one sensor without ois. Really, where is 808 2018 version...
S9+ is a good all rounder camera phone no doubt.
P20 Pro is great as well but not very consistent and have things on the camera that S9+ cant do.
My personal opinion, P20 pro anyday as i take pics daily and videos maybe once in a month, and if i do, i just using FHD and huawei good at it. I love taking night scenery pictures so P20 pro is an advantage. Hopefully huawei can provide update for its camera algorithm to be improve better and add EIS in 4k videos.
Both are good phones.
Wish gsma would do p20pro vs. XZ2 comparison, but premium one will be more fun to compare.
Here is the camera comparisson of Huawei p20 pro vs Nokia 808 pureview
I think the S9+ is a better overall pick. Huawei has tried really hard and got some really good tricks but it's lack of consistency will lose it the fight. Hopefully Huawei does sth like OnePlus & add 4k vid stabilisation & at least 1080p selfie video (I mean, c'mon)..