The Huawei P30 Pro is the newest of the two Android powerhouses
Galaxy S10 and the P30 Pro are two of the newest flagship smartphones on the market and are both some of the best hardware Samsung and Huawei has ever put together respectively.
The Huawei P30 Pro is the newest of the two Android powerhouses and places its camera system on a pedestal.
P30 Pro’s photography array is easily its best feature; the smartphone comes with a quad-camera system that is arguably the most diverse and complete around.
Huawei’s hardware comes with a 40-megapixel main lens, a 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle module, an 8-megapixel zooming camera and a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor.
The P30 Pro’s telephoto lens is by far the most innovative and ambitious of the quadruplet thanks to its periscope-style structure that allows it to deliver a five-times optical zoom.
This module also combines with the other sensors offered by the Huawei device to offer owners a 10-times hybrid zoom and a 50-times digital zoom.
The P30 Pro’s rear camera system was praised by DxOMark on release; the outlet awarded the device its highest ever rating for a smartphone setup, 112.
DxOMark is a publication renowned for meticulously testing the capabilities of different smartphone cameras and awarding them a final score based on performance.
As expected, the P30 Pro’s zoom was praised in the outlet’s final verdict.
DxOMark said: “If you still needed a reason to spend money on a compact camera, it would have been for zoom reach, as even the best smartphone cameras could not provide usable zoom image quality beyond a five-times factor.
“This has now changed with the Huawei P30 Pro and its innovative zoom system that uses folded optics and a super-resolution algorithm, which finally makes usable 10-times zoom on smartphones a reality.”
At the time the P30 Pro’s camera system was ranked ahead of every other smartphone in DxOMark’s rankings.
However, the phone has now been matched on the site by the newest version of the Galaxy S10, the S10 5G.
The Galaxy S10 5G is not yet available in the UK, but it has released in Samsung’s domestic market of South Korea.
S10 5G is the biggest version of the flagship lineup, delivering a gargantuan 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen that has a resolution of 1440×3040 and a density of 502-pixels-per-inch.
The hardware also has more cameras than any other S10 model thanks to its additional TOF sensor that sits on its rear.
The Galaxy S10 5G is not yet available in the UK
DxOMark recently reviewed the new Samsung product and scored it above the Galaxy S10+ by three points overall.
This means the S10 5G also has a tally of 112, the same as the P30 Pro.
Not only does this suggest the Samsung hardware matches the P30 Pro in terms of performance, but the hardware’s front-facing camera system was also said to be much better.
The Galaxy S10 5G was given a front-facing camera figure of 97 compared to the 89 touted by the P30 Pro.
In its review for the new 5G device, DxOMark complemented its portrait mode shots and video capabilities.
The outlet said: “Overall, the Galaxy S10 5G performs slightly better than the excellent S10+ in our tests.
“Samsung’s move to 4K default resolution for video, and a beneficial switch to using the telephoto camera for bokeh effects in portrait mode, give the 5G version a 3-point score bump to put it at the very top of all our tested mobile devices.
DxOMark awarded the S10 5G the same rear camera score as the P30 Pro
“The S10 5G also gets to claim the title of being the first smartphone to score 100 points for video. Buyers of the 5G version of the S10 may be primarily interested in its next-generation connectivity, but will get improvements to photos and videos as an additional benefit.”
Discussing the S10 5G’s front-facing camera offering, DxOMark stated: “Thanks to small improvements in several test categories, particularly for video, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has taken over the number one spot in our DxOMark Selfie ranking from its cousin, the Galaxy S10+.
“Most consumers considering a purchase of the S10 5G will be mainly interested in the device’s connectivity features, but selfie shooters will be very happy with Samsung’s latest top-end phone as well, thanks to a very well-balanced approach to texture rendition and noise reduction, as well as to an efficient autofocus system that ensures good subject sharpness across a wide range of shooting distances.
“Moreover, target exposure and colour rendering leave little to complain about, all of which adds up to making the S10 5G our best-performing front camera to date.”