Every smartphone can take a photo, but only the best handsets can have one excellent image, and the OnePlus 7 Pro and Huawei P30 are two of the most advanced devices for photography.
Each camera has three snappers in the back – a standard, an ultra-wide, and a long-range photo ' s and they also come with an AI scene setup tool to take the very best photos ' s.
But what is the absolute best? It's a difficult question to answer, so instead of choosing a phone, we've taken them both on a few adventures so we can compare photos of each of the devices.
These are the results of the test. The images shown below are from the OnePlus 7 Pro – click the arrow on each image to view the Huawei P30 equivalent.
A word about the camera ' s
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 48MP main camera, connected by a 16MP ultra-wide snapper and an 8MP telephoto lens sensor that supports up to 3x optical zoom.
The Huawei P30 only has a 40MP main sensor and just like the OnePlus phone, it has a 16MP ultra-wide lens and an 8 MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom.
The first difference between the two cameras is this first sensor, because the OnePlus 7 Pro has a slightly better megapixel count, but you won't necessarily notice that with much taken photos – and this is really the scene layout software that does a lot of work too.
& Apos; Normal & apos; photos ' s
There was no a huge amount difference between & apos; normal & apos; photos taken – this is what we mean at 1x zoom without effects or filters.
The OnePlus 7 Pro photo was a little bit darker, but overall the photos were very similar, both in color range and quality, in terms of field of view and depth.
Zoomed photos ' s
When we took photos with 3x zoom, which is the optical zoom limit for both phones, the Huawei P30 & apos; s more vivid colors and a greater contrast between the dark subject and the light background – but that might not be the best, as details and complexity were lost.
Of course, if you want insane zoom levels, the P30 is the best answer, because the 30x zoom lens gives you as much pixellated glory as you want.
Ultra-wide photos ' s
The ultra-wide photo of the Huawei P30 is shocking – look at that blue sky! Not only is it unprecedented for London, it is also a silent change from the limited blueness of the zoomed photos.
The photo of the OnePlus 7 Pro is a bit paler, both with regard to the sky and the bridge, but that means that you get much more details, just like with the zoomed photo.
Both handsets have about the same field of vision in these shots, just like neck-in-neck in that regard.
Macro photo ' s
These photos are fairly similar, if we are honest. The background is blurred for how far away it is, the structures are well captured and color tones are easy to distinguish.
The biggest difference is in how we took the pictures – the Huawei P30 felt a little slower than on the OnePlus 7 Pro, so it was faster to take the picture on the last phone.
The Huawei P30 has a RYYB sensor, in contrast to the RGB in the OnePlus 7 Pro and most other smartphones. This means that it calls for red-yellow-yellow-blue, instead of red-green-blue and for the purposes of this camera test it means that the & apos; sees & apos; light much better.
You can see that in the night vision test, because the photo of the Huawei P30 has a noticeably more detail and is brighter everywhere.
The contrast between light and dark of the OnePlus 7 Pro is certainly artistic, but you can't see half of it.
For a phone that had great color perception, the Huawei P30 let us down – because the scene capture tool wanted to capture the panoramic shot of the umbrella ' s as much as the fruit, and it couldn't tell what the focus of the photo was.
That is why the fruit is darker compared to the photos of the OnePlus 7 Pro, with a lighter and brighter dish. The Pro also managed to apply suitable background blur to emphasize this shot.
What do you want in a photo – natural and realistic looks, or something a bit – ahem – refurbished? (Yes, we know this is not a spruce.)
The image of the Huawei P30 has a clear yellow tint thanks to the RYYB sensor, which makes it look exciting and lively. But that's not what the bush looked like in real life.
The OnePlus 7 Pro photo is a bit boring and lifeless, and that's exactly what the bush looked like in real life, and while it won with the & apos; Bush photo of the year & apos; awards, it's an accurate representation of the boring bush.
The camera test was a mixed bag and after we had spent time with the two devices, we really had no clear winner – even in the course of writing this comparison and analyzing the photo, our preference continued to change.
The OnePlus 7 Pro took detailed pictures, which were sometimes a bit simplistic, but they benefited from that. However, they were often a bit pale compared to the competitor.
The photos of the Huawei P30 like to photograph with color and brightness, sometimes that works, and it takes vivid photos, and other times it extracts details from its subjects.
So there is no better & apos; camera phone, and for once we wouldn't actually say & apos; choose a phone that has functions that suit you better & apos; Instead, it is better to choose a handset whose disadvantages you can easily see.
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