The Huawei P20 Pro is the Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, and in terms of camera technology, is arguably the most innovative device we’ve seen in quite some time. A quick look at the device’s back plate reveals that the P20 Pro is the first smartphone to feature a triple camera setup. However, Huawei hasn’t simply slapped a third sensor and lens onto its current dual-camera system. The new model stands out among its peers in several ways.

HUAWEI P20 Pro has been ranked as best camera smartphone, according to DxOMark Rankings, a trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings. Achieving highest DxOMark’s scores, the HUAWEI P20 Pro surpasses the scores of other top smartphones present by taking number one spot in both photo and video rankings.

huawei p20 pro
Achieving an overall score of 109 points, the Huawei P20 Pro sets a new benchmark for smartphone cameras on DxOMark.com, outscoring other smartphones on the camera aspect by a significant margin. Backed by world’s first Leica triple camera, the P20 Pro comes with a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and 8-megapixel telephoto sensor, wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details enhancing the user experience. The Huawei P20 Pro also allows long-range photography of up to 5X Hybrid Zoom and click details which we are not visible from naked eyes. Its highly sensitive image sensor captures low light photos with up to ISO 102400*.

The Huawei P20 Series devices support six-axis stabilization and 960fps super slow motion, which is 4x higher than the standard 240 fps and captures details that cannot be seen with the naked eye. With Ultra Snapshot mode, the devices can capture an image in as little as 0.3 seconds by just double-clicking the down volume button, even from an off screen. The Huawei P20 is a winner in the video mode as well, thanks to class-leading image stabilization, a good autofocus, and very low noise levels. With 98 points in the video mode, Huawei P20 Pro is the best all-around mobile device in the industry.

Key camera specifications:

  • Triple camera setup
  • Main camera: 40Mp, 1/1.73″ RGB sensor with Quad Bayer structure, a f/1.8-aperture lens with 27mm equivalent focal length
  • Secondary camera: 20Mp, 1/2.78″ monochrome sensor, a f/1.6-aperture lens with 27mm equivalent focal length
  • Tele-camera: 8Mp, 1/4.4″ RGB sensor, a f/2.4-aperture lens with 80mm equivalent focal length, and optical image stabilization
  • Aperture mode default eq. focal length: 55mm
  • PDAF on main sensor
  • 4K video (not default mode)
  • 960 fps slow-motion video at 720p
  • 6.1″ display, 2240 x 1080 resolution
  • Kirin 970 chipset

With the world’s first Onboard AI Kirin 970 processor and dedicated NPU, the HUAWEI P20 Series automatically identifies more than 500 different scenarios in 19 categories and selects photography modes and camera settings to deliver incredible, professional-looking images – even for amateur photographers. In addition, Huawei AIS steadies handheld night shots for incredible long exposure images without a tripod. Brand new to Huawei’s advanced camera system is a 4D predictive focus. In this mode, the camera predicts moving objects and focuses on them with extreme efficiency to capture minute details of objects in motion. In addition, the Huawei P20 Series features AI-Assisted Composition, providing intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.