Huawei P40 Pro ranks the top position in the DxOMark listing
Last week, the premiere of the flagships of the Huawei P40 family took place. Huawei tends to use the P-series models to showcase the company’s latest mobile camera technologies, and the brand-new P40 Pro, its P-series flagship device for 2020, is no different, with camera specs and features that any competitor will find hard to match.
A few days after the announcement, DxOMark specialists summed up the results of the camera results of the Huawei P40 Pro and the device has been ranked the highest in its list. The Huawei P40 Pro ranks the top most position in the DxOMark list obtaining 140 points for photo and 105 for video, resulting an average score of 128 points.
Trailing behind the Huawei P40 Pro is Oppo Find X2 Pro with an average score of 128 points. Oppo Find X2 Pro managed to obtain 134 points for photo and 104 points for video.
The Huawei P40 Pro was tested with European firmware which by default has AI set to off. In other regions the feature is activated by default. The camera firmware used for the DXOMARK tests is not yet currently available to consumers. Huawei will make it available as an update in the near future. Because of COVID-19 restrictions in France, the Dxomark team were limited in shooting a more thorough series of outdoor photographs that normally would be included in the review.
At 128 points, the Huawei P40 Pro achieves an impressive new top score in the DXOMARK camera ranking, leaving even the best competitors in the dust.
The main camera offers a very wide dynamic range and class-leading texture/noise balance, making it an excellent option for shooting in any condition, from challenging high-contrast scenes to very low light. The zoom is particularly impressive, and the 5x tele-camera in combination with the main camera, along with innovative computational methods achieves outstanding detail and low noise levels across all tested zoom factors. At the other end of the focal length spectrum, the P40 Pro’s ultra-wide camera offers the best image quality we have seen on an ultra-wide, with excellent dynamic range, very good detail, and low noise. The only downside is the ultra-wide’s 18mm focal length, which does not let you squeeze quite as much scene into the frame as many direct competitors (and therefore lowers the Wide score).
Bokeh mode also does an excellent job, with good subject isolation and pleasant bokeh shape, as well as very good image detail and dynamic range. The phone’s autofocus system is one of the best we have tested to date, delivering flawless performance in all tested lab and real-life conditions.
At 105 points, it tops Dxomark ranking for Video. Like for stills, the camera does not show any real weaknesses in any of the test categories and is either the best or among the best in all of them. Video footage shows good exposure and wide dynamic range, with only some minor clipping in challenging high-contrast scenes; and as long as you are not recording under low tungsten light, white balance and color rendering are mostly accurate.