The general consensus has been that Google Pixel 3 is the best when it comes to night shots thanks to the use of a dedicated Night Sight mode. In fact, we’ve seen a good number of smartphone vendors take on the Night Sight feature with their own algorithms, but until now, none had managed to outshine the Pixel 3.
In the Huawei P30 Pro, though, you have a smartphone that will leave you drooling over its stellar night shots even without necessarily turning on its dedicated camera night mode. The phone came to life a few days ago and even before official sales begin in most markets across the globe, its already receiving some rave reviews in regards to its low-light photography prowess.
Yes, the P30 Pro is so good with low-light photography than what we’ve ever seen on the Pixel 3, something that The Verge’s Vlad Savov has been quite vocal about on Twitter.
What’s even more interesting is that even with its Night Sight mode enabled, the Pixel 3 still can’t beat the P30 Pro in full auto mode, which speaks volumes about the amount of time and resources Huawei put into developing the phone’s camera.
The P30 Pro has proven to be more effective in poorly-lit conditions by pulling more details than the Pixel 3, leaving you with a sharper image than you’d imagine (see the GIF above). The example below compares the P30 Pro to the Galaxy S10+ and iPhone XS and the results speak for themselves.
The iPhone camera is good at many things but in low light it cannot hang. Here are shots I just took in my near pitch black room pic.twitter.com/VwukXFE4UZ
— ben (@bencsin) March 30, 2019
Besides being the new low-light photography champ, the Huawei P30 Pro also packs some impressive camera features as well, among them the 10X hybrid zoom and the 50x digital zoom that you won’t find anywhere else, including on the Pixel 3 flagships.
While it’s great to see such impressive photography on a smartphone, it’s unfortunate that the U.S. market won’t be getting this beauty. At least officially. On the brighter side, you can always have one shipped in from China thanks to players like Amazon, but you’ll have to shell out the full amount to get your hands on the P30 Pro.
It’ll indeed be interesting to see what Google does with the camera on the Pixel 4 when it arrives later this year.