Huawei P20 Pro Vs iPhone X: Flagships Face Off In A Camera Review


Huawei has announced Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro in Paris with the aim to challenge the flagship brands of other brands such as Apple and Samsung. The latest generation of P-series is investing heavily in design and photography. Although 6 months later, Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone X have many similarities and some major differences. Both are high-end handsets that are priced higher than other models.

Comparison of Huawei P20 Pro vs iPhone X, the top-of-the-range smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer and the Cupertino company with Android and iOS. The new Huawei P20 Pro is the first smartphone with a triple rear camera that promises to offer an extremely high image quality, while iPhone X is a device on the market for a long time, the first to introduce the notch on the top of the screen. But what is the best top-of-the-range smartphone in camera section? In order to answer this question let’s take a closer look at the new P20 Pro Camera and compare it with iPhone X.

The flagship of Huawei has its rear triple camera of 40MP (color) + 20MP (monochrome) + 8MP (telephoto), in addition to the frontal sensor of 24MP. The top-of-the-line Apple has 12 MP dual main camera (f / 1.8 aperture) + 12 MP (f / 2.4 aperture) and a 7MP sensor for selfies. So Huawei P20 Pro a new Smartphone camera leader, and iPhone X an old overlord, in the end, is better or worse?

The picture above shows the Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone X samples. The remaining samples are arranged in this order.

The iPhone X samples are displayed according to the P3 wide color gamut. When viewing the samples of the iPhone X, it will be more colorful. Watching iPhone X samples on the vast majority of monitors that do not support the P3 color gamut will be slightly overexposed.

Macro samples

Both Smartphones can focus shoot at a very close distance, the optical background blurring performance is the good, sharp and sharp focus is also very natural.

However, if you look closely, then the difference between the two is still very obvious, Huawei P20 Pro’s color tends to be more beautiful, the green color of the leaves is even more attractive. The iPhone X is more biased towards realism, and the film is slightly flat.

Sky samples, thanks to the AI ??photography master features brought by the Kirin 970, Huawei P20 Pro can automatically switch to blue sky mode, targeted optimization of imaging results.

Compared with the blue sky of the iPhone X, the blue sky of the Huawei P20 Pro is more blue and transparent, and the picture is even more stretched. Readers familiar with the German taste SLR should be able to see it. The dark blue of the four corners of the picture inherits the consistent adjustment style of Leica.

In contrast, the iPhone X’s blue sky is pale and powerless. The equal treatment of all scenes is indeed an inadequacy of the iPhone.

In light of complex outdoor scenes

The iPhone X still maintains a very saturated color performance. The blue sky on the back and the colors of the leaves and the trunk are also very beautiful and very pleasing. The Huawei P20 Pro’s colors are more standard, restoring the true look of the human eye.

Camera Shoots Comparison In Zoom

It is worth mentioning that both the iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro have optical zoom capabilities, but the iPhone X supports dual optical zoom, while the Huawei P20 Pro supports 3x optical zoom.

Here’s a shot of a prospective sample to test the zoom capabilities of both. The original image is as follows. Take a picture of the hotel door in the distance to capture the contrast.

The picture above shows a screenshot of Huawei’s P20 Pro with a triple optical zoom. The following figure shows a screenshot of the iPhone X with dual optical zoom. The iPhone’s text is blurred and the trees have very serious smear marks.

Huawei’s P20 Pro, with its three-times non-destructive optical zoom, produced a very good picture detail at such a great distance. The front door of the hotel was clearly legible, and the details of the facades of trees and buildings were also very sharp.

Night Shoots Comparison

Next is the night samples comparison, although the iPhone X screen brightness is higher, but because of the high brightness, it also led to the problem of serious glare at the light source, the map on the right side of the Menu Lighting Board has been completely covered by light, after testing no matter This is true whether automatic HDR is turned on.

Huawei’s P20 Pro’s night performance was perfect. Under a good picture brightness, Huawei held back the glare of the light source and almost perverted all the texture details on the right Menu Lighting Board, even if it was taken every day. We also the first time to see this night performance.

At night, the samples of the short-range scene are very good. Both the details of the lantern and the background blur are worth noting. However, the red lantern of the iPhone X is deeper and deeper, and it also brings a thicker image texture.

In the neon building, many neon lights and street lights outside the building are a good place for test shots. The performance of the Huawei P20 Pro is still impeccable. The screen is very clean and tidy, clear and transparent, and the neon lights do not affect the details of the screen.

The iPhone X’s performance is better than just the lightbox, but the screen seems to cover a layer of hazy glow, resulting in the screen looks a bit like the lens is not clean.

In this samples, iPhone X is still to improve the brightness of the screen, to maintain the performance of light overexposure, but it accidentally opened another Pandora box – picture noise, zoom in to see the noise of the iPhone X night sky and the building cannot bear to look directly at.However, the Huawei P20 Pro still has excellent noise control and maintains a high degree of screen purity.

This is the samples of extreme dark light. Huawei’s P20 Pro neon sculpture’s text design is completely free of glare, clear and sharp, and iPhone X is slightly inferior.

What’s even more obvious is that with such a low ambient light, the Huawei P20 Pro retains as much background tree, high-rises and other picture details as possible. This night performance is truly indescribable…

Video Slow-Motion Comparison

Unveiled monster-level three shots! Who should choose Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone X?

In addition to outstanding night performance, it is even rarer that the Huawei P20 Pro is super slow-motion with 960 frames per second, thanks to a three-layer stacked IMX600 sensor customized with Sony! The camera is slow until you can even see the water drop.

Unveiled monster-level three shots! Who should choose Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone X?The iPhone X only supports up to 240 frames of slow motion, but also achieved a good slow-motion video effect, but compared to 960 frames less shock. After comparison, it can be seen intuitively that Huawei’s P20 Pro is actually better than the iPhone X. This is where Huawei took DxOMark’s first high score.

But all of the biggest heroes are the 40MP main camera sensor, the IMX600

The photography circle has always had a golden rule: “Big bottom is a pressure killer.” This means that the larger the size of the camera sensor, the better the shooting effect. After all, the art of photography and light and shadow will only get more. The amount of light that you can take will produce better pictures.

At present, the size of the camera sensor on Smartphone is mostly below 1/2.3 inch, and most of the single pixel size is below 1.2 µm. For example, Huawei’s P20’s single pixel size of 1.55 µm is already rare. The size of the IMX600 is 1/1.7 inch! The area is 34% larger than the average 1/2.3 inch sensor. Of course, only by virtue of such a big foundation will it be possible for Huawei to put down the same 40MP that is unprecedented.

And thanks to the IMX600’s Quad Bayer array (4 pixels in the same color array), the IMX600 can also handle 4 in 1 pixels in a low-light environment, changing the 10 µm sensor to a 2 µm single-pixel area! what concept of 2µm? As a reference to a common 1-inch substrate with a 20MP camera CMOS single pixel size of about 2.4 µm, the IMX600’s parameters in the 4-in-1 case are already very close to the camera CMOS.

Relatively speaking, the iPhone X sensor parameters will be much less, although Apple did not release the iPhone X 12MP dual camera detailed parameters, after many media dismantling analysis, the main camera sensor and iPhone 7 Plus difference is not Large, the single pixel size is still 1.22µm.

The comparison table shows that the iPhone X’s camera sensor parameters are roughly the same as those of the IMX386, and the IMX600 is basically 2 generations away, so no matter how much optimization is done by Apple, it cannot save the direct gap on the hardware.

Taking into account the iPhone’s annual release rhythm, the new generation of iPhone is likely to debut around this year in October, even if Apple now has enough to rival the IMX600 sensor, it will have to wait until six 6 months to meet with you. In other words, Huawei P20 Pro’s leading position in mobile photography will not be shaken for at least half a year.


In general, iPhone X’s photo still stands in the first echelon of the phone, but it is no longer leading. samples performance also illustrates this point. Although there is not much difference between the samples in the daytime, at night, the performance of the Huawei P20 Pro a total pressure on the iPhone X, have to say, Huawei P20 Pro with IMX600 1 / 1.7-inch outsole, once again practiced the “Big Distressed One Dead” this ancient truth.

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