Well, guess who’s back for the crown? It’s the Huawei Mate 50 Pro claiming the top spot as the best camera phone on DxOMark’s list.
A few months ago we published a Article on the five best camera phones of 2022 according to DxOMark ratings At the time of writing, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro was recently launched. So, the camera performance was at a beginner stage.
At the bottom of the list, the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate emerged as the winner. Claiming the top spot with a total score of 147. Before the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate took over, the king at the time was the Huawei P50 Pro. Topping the table with 143 points. Which means Honor Magic 4 Ultimate gave it a gap of 4.
Google Pixel 7 Pro topped the list for just a few weeks
Little did Honor know that the Google Pixel 7 Pro was coming. A few weeks into our top 5 list, the Google Pixel 7 Pro took over the top spot. In total, it scored the same 147 points as the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate. But the pros and cons of both flagship phones gave the Pixel 7 Pro a slight edge. So sitting comfortably at the top of the table.
If there was any other phone capable of beating the Pixel 7 Pro, then Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max was the only phone that had that capability. At least that’s what everyone thought.
Huawei smartphones have always had excellent camera performance. These smartphones have brought many innovations to smartphones that all other brands are using today. But a lot of people just wouldn’t bet on them to be a competitor to the Pixel 7 Pro.
Due to various US government bans and the fact that their partnership with Leica had ended, that was reason enough to scrap them.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro dethrones Google Pixel 7 Pro
But if a country like the United States cannot rule them out, how can we rule out Huawei? It may come as a surprise to some, but for many who have used Huawei’s flagship phones, this won’t come as much of a surprise.
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Today, DxOMark publishes the camera test results for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro. And the new flagship from the Chinese tech giants got a maximum score of 149. It beat the Google Pixel 7 Pro by two points.
As usual, DxOMark follows the test result with a breakdown of the final score. So that everyone can see both the strengths and weaknesses of the smartphone. The breakdown also helps readers know which camera feature contributed the most or least to the overall score.
Breakdown score for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Looking at the score breakdown, you can see that four main areas contributed to the Huawei Mate 50 Pro’s top score.
In still photography, the device scored 152 points. In Bokeh or Portrait shots it also scored 80 points. When it comes to portraits of friends and family or group photos, the Mate 50 Pro scored 142 in this area. It also gave an excellent result for night mode photography with a score of 122.
These are the main areas where the Huawei Mate 50 Pro got its best scores. These best scores are also the best any phone has ever gotten in those four categories. You can refer to the image below for the full breakdown scores.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro camera strengths
- High-quality photos in all lighting conditions. This also includes low light conditions.
- Variable aperture that allows the best amount of light in each shot.
- Great image quality from the ultra wide angle lens.
- Excellent zoom capabilities. It has one of the best zoom capabilities in the world. You get good detail even after zooming in on the image.
- Indoor and outdoor video shots were also great.
Weaknesses of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro
- In difficult conditions, the camera’s shutter lags a bit. This can cause you to miss an important shot.
- The preview image looks a bit different from the final capture.
- It lacks 5G connectivity.
Source / Via: DxOMark