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Mobile photography: The Honor View 20 beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but not in a DxOMark test

Honor View 20 launch event, Honor View 20 camera allegedly better than that of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Honor View 20 launch event
According to a review by Android Authority, the Honor View 20's main camera setup can provide excellent low-light performance, realistic colors, great image stabilization, as well as "amazing detail" but also lacks in the HDR area and its selfie shooter can be improved. The conclusion is that the View 20 beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

The Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro are two impressive handsets for those into mobile photography. According to DxOMark, they provide the same level of image quality when using the main camera setup, but the Mate 20 Pro scores a bit higher in the selfie department. Now, a review by Android Authority comes to claim that "the Honor View 20 beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro" and it might not be that far from the truth, although it is a bit exaggerated.

Edgar Cervantes took the Honor View 20 for a spin and rated its mobile photography capabilities with a solid 8.5/10. According to his review, the strongest points of this handset's cameras are the amazing detail and realistic colors it can provide, alongside the impressive level of low-light performance and its image stabilization capabilities. The negatives he mentioned are the quality of the shots provided by the front shooter, the unimpressive dynamic range of many regular shots, but also its lackluster HDR shots. 

Although the Honor View 20 will certainly rank behind the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the P20 Pro in DxOMark's tests, it would be very interesting to see it go through these tests. The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has visited DxOMark at the end of January and turned out to be an excellent device for its price. Now, we just need to wait for the Honor View 20 to do the same.

Do you think that the Honor View 20 can hit the 100 DxOMark Mobile score? Would that be great or just Huawei shooting itself in the foot by coming up with a low-price flagship that came out better than it should have? Let us know what you think about the Honor View 20, especially if you have one since there is also the availability issue that should be taken into account when comparing the handsets of the various Chinese sub-brands to those of the parent companies.

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Honor View 20 low-light photos (Source: Android Authority)
Honor View 20 low-light photos (Source: Android Authority)
Honor View 20 landscapes (Source: Android Authority)
Honor View 20 landscapes (Source: Android Authority)
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Codrut Nistor, 2019-02-18 (Update: 2019-02-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.