Huawei P40 Pro: Photo and Video Comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and iPhone 11 Pro

In our recent supertest of the Huawei P40 Pro, Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20+, the P40 Pro emerged as the overall winner, offering the best value for money against a long list of hardware and software capabilities.

To further illustrate the P40 Pro’s imaging capabilities, let us do a visual comparison of the photos taken from those three smartphones.

Indoor Video

Due to the COVID-19 movement restrictions, NXT was not able to venture outdoors to produce the following video. So we decided to focus our test on the indoors and challenge these smartphones with low-light indoor video capabilities. No special lighting was used in filming. 

Watch the video below:





Conclusion

Based on the photos and video comparisons, we can confidently conclude that the Huawei P40 Pro produces overall better balanced photos and images in scenes with difficult light conditions. It does not get too excessive on the contrast level or HDR effects compared to the previous P-series. The P40 Pro retains the accolade as the smartphone with the best camera system in the mobile market.

Food

Under warm lighting, the P40 Pro delivers the most pleasing white balance and exposure. 

Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro food photo comparison

Night

For night scenes, the P40 Pro once again nails the white balance, although it might be a tad too white. The Galaxy S20+ favours warmer tonality while iPhone 11 Pro prefers to keep it real without the HDR look.

Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro night photo comparison

Selfie

The Huawei P40 Pro should be a girl’s favourite smartphone, as the front camera beautification mode puts some glowing touch to the face. It is impressive to note that even the outdoor details outside the window are retained.

Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro selfie photo comparison

Outdoor

Here, the iPhone 11 Pro appears to understand the scene better and offers a deeper blue and brighter greens. Huawei prefers to handle it more faithful. Samsung Galaxy S20+ offers high contrast at the expense of lost details beneath the trees.

Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro outdoor photo comparison

Super Zoom 

Huawei P40 Pro still reigns supreme in the super zoom category, achieving a more natural-looking digital magnification. iPhone 11 Pro reaches at most 10X, so there is no comparison. The Samsung Galaxy S20+ turns up the sharpness and brightness to give an impression of clarity but there are heavy pixelation and muddy details.

Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro superzoom photo comparison

Conclusion

Based on the photos and video comparisons, we can confidently conclude that the Huawei P40 Pro produces overall better balanced photos and images in scenes with difficult light conditions. It does not get too excessive on the contrast level or HDR effects compared to the previous P-series. The P40 Pro retains the accolade as the smartphone with the best camera system in the mobile market.