Huawei P40 Pro's rear and front cameras post the high scores in DxOMark's tests
DxOMark just crowned a new camera king - the Huawei P40 Pro, which achieved the rare feat of topping both the rear and selfie camera charts. The overall score makes a clean break from the pack, previously the 6 best-rated phones fell in the 124-121 range. The P40 Pro scored 128.
Even better, the still camera score of 140 sets a new record. The TL;DR here is "impeccable performance across all sub-categories". Reading through the individual sub-tests, you'll either see a "Highest Score" mark or that the Huawei is within a few points of the best competition.
Huawei's efforts to build the best zoom camera paid off - the phone uses the main camera up to 2x, a combination of the main and telephoto cams in the 2x to 5x range (with a dash of AI-powered computational photography) and then only the periscope module from 5x and up. The result is a great quality image at any zoom level that DxOMark tested.
The Huawei P40 Pro also scored 105 in the video recording test, putting it on top. In every video test, its camera was either the best or among the best. Autofocus is excellent during video recording, thanks to the 100% coverage of phase detection pixels. In fact, the autofocus for stills and video was found to be class-leading.
Huawei P40 series win TIPA award for best photo smartphones
TIPA, the Technical Image Press Association, which is composed of many photography publications around the world, has awarded the Huawei P40 series the award for best Photo smartphone of 2020.
These types of awards normally don't involve a lot of testing, but focus more on innovation, in the Huawei P40 series' case that's the use of the largest smartphone sensor - the 50MP 1/1.28-inch unit with omnidirectional phase-detect autofocus.