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Huawei reclaims top spot on DxOMark's rankings with the Mate 30 Pro 5G

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro. (Source: Expert Reviews)
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro. (Source: Expert Reviews)
It was about time we saw a Huawei device at the unrivaled top of DxOMark's leaderboards again. Sadly, it's not a new device this time around, but the 5G model of the Mate 30 Pro. The Mate 30 Pro 5G offers a few minor improvements over the regular Mate 30 Pro, especially in the zoom and night shots sub-categories.
Ricci Rox,

It's safe to say that Huawei dominates DxOMark's leaderboards. It's been that way since the launch of the P20 Pro some eighteen months ago, and while a few surprise performers have challenged for the throne, parity has typically been restored with subsequent Huawei reviews.

The Mate 30 Pro was at the top of the ranking for a while but was then matched by the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition—Mi Note 10 Pro outside China. It's no surprise, then, that DxOMark's latest review, of the Mate 30 Pro 5G, sees top spot restored to Huawei.

The Mate 30 Pro 5G is identical to the regular Mate 30 Pro in terms of camera hardware. The only difference between the two should be due to the more powerful processor—the Kirin 990 5G is more capable than the regular 4G model—and, perhaps, software.

The 5G model records an overall score of 123, just two more than the regular Mate 30 Pro and Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition (121). The photo score sees a small increase over the regular Mate 30 Pro, going from 132 to 134. 

There are minor improvements across the board in the still photo category when compared to the regular Mate 30 Pro, namely in artifacts, night shots, zoom, and bokeh. Surprisingly, bokeh is worse on the 5G model.

Video also sees improvement going from a score of 100 on the regular Mate 30 Pro to a score of 102 that matches the current video champ, the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition.

The Mate 30 Pro 5G.
The Mate 30 Pro 5G.
The Mate 30 Pro.
The Mate 30 Pro.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-12-17 (Update: 2019-12-17)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.