The Huawei Mate 50 Pro is better in photos than the Pixel 7 Pro

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro is better in photos than the Pixel 7 Pro

Huawei launched a new high-end smartphone, the Mate 50 Pro, in China a few weeks ago. The newcomer to Huawei’s popular series retains its crown as the best smartphone for photography, according to experts at DXOMARK.

The DXOMARK photo ranking has been turned upside down for a few weeks. For example, we recently witnessed the arrival of the iPhone 14 Pro, which dethroned almost all Android smartphonesbut also to that of Pixel 7 Pro, which had managed to take the lead with a total score of 147 points.

This was without counting the appearance of the new high-end smartphone from Huawei, the Mate 50 Pro, which is the direct successor to the Mate 40 Pro of 2020. As often with smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer, the latter had been elected king of the photo two years agoand its successor managed to do as well by also climbing to the top spot in 2022.

Huawei remains master of the photo

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro takes many aspects of the Huawei P50 Pro, including the IMX766 main camera, the 13 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and the 64 MP OV64B periscope sensor offering 5X optical zoom. However, it ditches the 40 MP black and white sensor.

The new Huawei Mate 50 Pro is also the first high-end smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer not to be designed in partnership with the Leica company, since the latter recently associated with Xiaomi since the Xiaomi 12S. That hasn’t stopped Huawei from take first place at DXOMARK, with a total score of 149 pointss.

Specifically, the smartphone managed to get the highest score in photo and bokeh, with 152 and 80 points, respectively. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro also does very well in zoom with 148 points, and in video with 141 points. However, the smartphone is fishing in “Preview”, which notes the difference between what you see on screen and the final shot.

DXOMARK notes that the smartphone is capable of taking high quality photos in all typical situationswith some truly outstanding performance in low light. However, the shutter is not one of the fastestwhich increases your chances of capturing blurry photos if your subject moves a lot.