Is this the best 2018 and 2019 smartphone cameras can do? They're all still horrible in low light detail retention. Too much edge enhancement, excessive high and medium frequency sharpening and aggressive noise reduction. Save your money. Keep your old 2016-2017 smartphone with you. Better spend that money on a dSLR with prime lens or a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, or an advanced compact with 1" sensor like the RX100 V.
Pete L, 28 Mar 2019Why wasn't the Nokia 9 Pureview included in the comparison? The only aspect it would not have ... moreAnd strong oversharpening halo around edges & clarity boost in daytime, abysmal details in low light.
ThaneofCawdor, 28 Mar 2019finally a phone camera that beats Sony XZ2, and very similar to the King: Moto X force. https... moreHow many times do I need to say this, all Sony flagships apart from XZ2 Premium use a special tripod mode which significantly extends the shutter speed to lower noise when placed on a flat surface/mounted on a tripod. In real life it will perform so much worse than what's shown in the chart.
interesting in lg g8 and v50 camera tests. comming soon I hope.
The Mi9 and the P30 Pro have strangely blue to purple banding in the sky. Their colour science distributes colour between blue skies in blue and purple.
In some photos the P30 Pro, the Huawei P20 Pro, the S10 look a little out of focus, rendering fine details not as finely.
The interesting bit is that the difference between the various cameras is extremely little. Meaning that most camera phones in the top 10 positions are very similar in detail and dynamic range (even colour science), and only vary noticeably in things like low light and zoom capabilities.
Which probably means that atleast another 10 years (or never) before smartphone cameras start challenging DSLRs/Mirrorless and atleast another 5 years before they challenging Point&Shoot cameras.
Masrk, 28 Mar 2019Am I blind, or the P30 colors look worst of all??? The Sky looks blue in Pixel 3, but much les... moreNahhh its because starting Mate 20, Huawei revised the color science to more natural. Samsung & Pixel tends to add some vibrancy into colors, but not to the extend we called oversaturate.
There is Leica Vivid & Smooth color mode on P30, if u want the images to look popping out.
I think if I ever wanted to buy one of these, I would go in for the Mi9 and save a few hundred bucks. Yes I mean the P30 pro is great in zoom and the details are much sharper, but then who really wants to take pictures 5x zoomed in? Maybe once in a while. But for most of the time we want to capture what we see and I think the Mi9 does a very decent job.
GSM could you please take the picture of the stars.
I wonder if Richard (Huawei CEO) presentation that only P30 can take a picture of stars were true. It's looks too DSLR.
I hope you also bring other phone such as xiaomi mi 9 to test to take picture with stars.
SpiritWolf, 28 Mar 2019Mostly edge to edge sharpness. Grass rendering. Samsung phone of course also has infamous 'car... moreAh, I see what you're talking about. I personally like the slightly punchy colors though, and that ultrawide is awesome. I will give clarity and detail to the Huawei though. Hope you enjoy your purchase, it's a kick ass phone and I'm sure you'll love it!
Kua, 28 Mar 2019P30 photos look like no color, Pixel 3 is the best. Surprisingly Mi9 also very nice.Mi 9? not really
Why wasn't the Nokia 9 Pureview included in the comparison? The only aspect it would not have been competitive is the lack of a telephoto zoom.
finally a phone camera that beats Sony XZ2, and very similar to the King: Moto X force.
But low light champion is still XZ2 (yes, XZ3 is not as good)
Thanks for the comparison. You guys did a good job as always.
Just a comment here. In normal life, it could be a situation that 3x zoom is enough and 5x zoom is just too much. In this 3x zoom case, does P30 Pro image better than Mate 20 Pro?
Am I blind, or the P30 colors look worst of all??? The Sky looks blue in Pixel 3, but much less blue in P30.
P30 photos look like no color, Pixel 3 is the best. Surprisingly Mi9 also very nice.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2019Infamous cardboard look? Never heard of it, except from you.You don't hear it. You see it.