Huawei continues its march towards not just against competition but towards dominance. Last year when it launched its flagship P20 Pro, its triple-lens camera was widely reviewed as one of the best ever on a smartphone- putting it in the same league as Apple and Samsung. Now its latest flagship- P30 Pro takes that excellence a step further to not just match the ingenuity and innovation of Samsung but to beat it. And given that cameras remain the benchmark for their competence (as most other components including displays and chipsets are sourced from third parties), let’s take a detailed look at two of the finest on the market- Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+:
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The capability to shoot DSLR-like pictures remains the priority of everyone looking to buy a premium flagship device. Let’s see how these two devices fare in this regard:
Galaxy S10+ takes the cake in this regard and though color saturation in pictures taken from P30 Pro is better than most of the other devices, there are subtle unnatural rendering that you might notice in some conditions. It seems the camera on P30 Pro has limited dynamic range thus struggles in certain circumstances.
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Both the cameras stand almost toe-to-toe in this regard with fuller and accurate details and excellent Bokeh effect. Though S10+ Plus might lose sharpness in some shots, there isn’t much to complain about any one of them.
The P30 Pro wins by a long margin when it comes to optical zoom and preserving details. It simply outmatches every other phone on the market in this aspect. While S10+ delivers reasonably good detail in close-range zoom, the P30 Pro does better in all conditions.
While cameras on smartphones have become excellent at taking pictures, they more or less still struggle to shoot equally good videos. And while we can’t say the cameras on P30 Pro and S10+ are revolutionary in this domain, they are nonetheless better than the rest.
For all those with shaky hands (which includes almost everyone) stability remains the biggest barrier to taking good videos. The S10+ has good stability but the P30 Pro offers better.
Now there is a tradeoff involved here. The camera on P30 pro does well in bright light but creates much noise in low-light. On the contrary, the camera on S10+ does quite good in low-light conditions but delivers visibly luminance noise in bright light.
As you infer from our discussion above, while both the cameras stand equal in most of the aspects, the P30 Pro definitely has a lead in some critical areas. With that in mind, there is no doubt that the P30 Pro has undisputedly the best camera on the market.