Huawei is back again for the crown as it’s the Huawei Mate 50 Pro dethrones the Google Pixel 7 Pro from the top spot for the best camera phone on the chart of DxOMark.

HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro

Few weeks ago, we shared a report of the top five best camera phones of 2022 based on DxOMark rankings. At the time of writing, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro was newly launched. So, the camera performance was just at a beginner stage.

Little did the Honor know that the Google Pixel 7 Pro was coming. Some few weeks after our top 5 list, the Google Pixel 7 Pro took over the top spot. In total, it gained the same points of 147 just like the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate. But the pros and cons of both flagship phones gave a slight advantage to to Pixel 7 Pro. Hence sitting comfortably at the top of the chart.

If there was any other phone capable of beating the Pixel 7 Pro, then Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro or the Pro Max was the only phone that had that capacity. At least that is what everyone thought.

At the end of the list, the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate emerged as the winner. Claiming the top spot with 147 total score. Before the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate took over, the king at that time was the Huawei P50 Pro. Topping the chart with 143 points. Which means the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate gave it a gap on 4.

Today, DxOMark release their camera test results for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro. And the new flagship from the Chinses tech giants had a top score 149. Beating the Google Pixel 7 Pro by two points.

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As they usually do, DxOMark follows the test result with a breakdown of the final score. So that everyone can see both strengths and weaknesses of the smartphone. The breakdown also helps readers to know which camera feature contributed more or less to the total score.

DxOMark Breakdown Score for the Mate 50 Pro Cameras

Checking from the breakdown of the score, you could see that four main areas contributed to the Huawei Mate 50 Pro’s top score.

In Still Photography, the device scored 152 points. In Bokeh or Portrait shots it also scored 80 points. When it comes to friends and family portraits or group shot, the Mate 50 Pro scored 142 in this area. It also gave an excellent result for night mode photography scoring 122.

These are the top for areas where the Huawei Mate 50 Pro got its best scores from. These best scores are also the best any phone has scored in those four categories. You can check the image below for the full breakdown scores.

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Strength and Weaknesses of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro Camera

Strength

  • High quality photos in all lighting conditions. This also includes low lighting conditions.
  • Varaiable aperture which allows the best amount of light in each shot.
  • Great image quality from ultra-wide lens.
  • Excellent zooming capabilities. It has one of the best zoom capabilities in the world. You get good details even after zooming in the image.
  • Indoor and outdoor video shot were also great.

Weaknesses

  • In challenging conditions, the camera shutter delays a bit. This can make you lose an important shot.
  • The preview image looks a bit different from the final capture.
  • It lacks 5G connectivity.

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