Every year, Huawei takes the top spot on DxOMark’s list for the best smartphone when it comes to camera performance. Unlike before, it doesn’t get to hold that spot very long when other new phones arrive, especially now that OPPO and Xiaomi have risen to the top. That back and forth between Huawei and other phone makers have happened again with the Huawei P40 Pro.
Based on DxOMark’s rigorous testing, the Huawei P40 Pro definitely deserves those top marks. It has not two not even three sensors but five of them on its back. It builds upon years of experience and expertise in the field, producing images with a wide dynamic range, topnotch detail, and impressive zoom. It’s not perfect, though, with the 18mm focal length of the ultra-wide camera deemed a bit too narrow.
The phone also comes out at the top in video recording. Despite some noted loss of texture, good exposure and reliable autofocus and stabilisation could entice mobile cinematographers and live streamers.
Unlike most other smartphones near the top of DxOMark’s list, however, the Huawei P40 Pro also bags the Selfie Camera benchmark. That’s a rather rare trait among even the best smartphones these days, especially when the front camera performs well in both still photos and video recording. Fans of taking bokeh selfies will not be disappointed.