“Huawei P30 Pro has a quad-camera setup that consists of a 40MP primary sensor, backed by telephoto, super-wide-angle-sensor, and 3D ToF depth sensors”
Almost a year after its launch, Huawei’s last year’s P20 Pro handset was still at the top spot (along with the brand’s Mate 20 Pro) on DxOMark Mobile score rankings till earlier today. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that the handset has now been displaced from the top spot by its own successor – the P30 Pro. The new flagship handset from Huawei has scored an astonishing DxOMark Mobile score of 112, which puts it at a clear on the top spot of the list.
If you are wondering how the handset managed to achieve this impressive score, the subsets of the overall score will surprise you even further. This is because the phone managed to score an outstanding 119 points in the Photography category and an impressive 97 points in the Videos category.
“Compared to previous Huawei models such as the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro, the most obvious improvements are in the areas of bokeh and zoom, where the P30 Pro sets new benchmarks, thanks to its innovative 5x tele-camera with folded optics and ToF sensor that allows for more precise depth maps in bokeh mode,” the DxOMark report says.
Talking about the specifications, the P30 Pro comes with a triple-camera setup (excluding the ToF sensor) that comprises a primary 40MP, 1/1.7-inch quad RYYB sensor with f/1.6-aperture lens, OIS, and 27mm-equivalent focal length. There is a telephoto lens with 8MP sensor, folded optics with f/3.4 aperture lens, OIS, and a 125mm-equivalent focal length. Finally, there is a 20MP super-wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Finally, the 3D ToF sensor comes with a 16mm-equivalent lens. There is autofocus LED flash included with the camera module as well.
One of the most impressive aspects of the camera features offered by the P30 Pro is 5x optical zoom as in most premium phones, it is impossible to achieve a slim profile as well as offer this feature. In order to achieve a 5x optical zoom with the smartphone, the brand has opted for folded optics. In the P30 Pro, “the image sensor is placed vertically within the phone and aimed at a lens with an optical axis that runs along the body of the phone, and a mirror is used to reflect incoming light into the lens and onto the sensor. This allows for a much longer equivalent focal length than would be possible with a camera oriented in the usual fashion—that is, one constrained by the phone’s thickness,” the report says.
Incredibly, the camera setup on the phone is even capable of achieving a 10x zoom using a combination of both optical zoom and super-resolution processing, which essentially stacks multiple RAW frames on the tele-cam. Improved bokeh, adaptive frame rates in video mode, and many more such features ensured that P30 Pro managed to surpass every other handset available in the market with ease in the DxOMark test.
If we go by history, the handset’s top position can only be threatened by the successor to Mate 20 Pro, which should be coming later this year, on DxOMark list. We cannot get our hands on the phone to check out the camera prowess for ourselves. For more details on the phone, stay tuned in.
|Octa core (2.6 GHz, Dual Core + 1.92 GHz, Dual core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|8 GB RAM|
|6.47 inches (16.43 cm)|
|1080x2340 px, 398 PPI|
|40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP Triple Primary Cameras|
|Dual-color LED Flash|
|32 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|