DxOMark: The Mate 20 Pro's cameras aren't better than those of the P20 Pro
Huawei released its Mate 20 flagships back in October last year, with the devices hailed for being some of the most impressive smartphones of 2018. The Mate 20 Pro made its way to popular photography evaluation website DxOMark, and managed to outdo just about every other smartphone.
The Mate 20 Pro earned an overall score of 109, making it the highest ranking device on DxOMark’s leaderboard, alongside another Huawei device, the P20 Pro. In the still photography segment, the Mate 20 Pro got a score of 114, the same score as the P20 Pro, but higher than those of the Google Pixel 3 (103), HTC U12+ (106), Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (107), and iPhone XS Max (110).
Standout scores included Zoom (70), above every other device bar the P20 Pro (73); Exposure (95), the highest ever; and Bokeh (60), higher than every other device except the P20 Pro (70). Interestingly, the Mate 20 Pro’s images when zoomed in managed to have less detail than the P20 Pro’s, an occurrence DxOMark chalks up to the monochrome sensor that was replaced by a wide angle lens on the Mate.
In the video category, the Mate 20 Pro made do with a score of 97, on par with all the other reviewed flagships. Notable weaknesses included shakes while walking, especially if recording indoors, lack of fine detail, and judder.