Huawei Mate 10 Pro: Outstanding still image performance

DxOMark Mobile

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is an outstanding smartphone for photography enthusiasts. Featuring a dual-camera setup developed in cooperation with Leica, which combines a 12Mp RGB with a 20Mp monochrome sensor, it achieves an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 97 points. This ranks the Mate 10 Pro as the currently second-best device we have tested, just a single point behind the Google Pixel 2.

Key camera specifications:

  • Dual-cam with 12Mp RGB and 20Mp monochrome sensors
  • Dual f/1.6 lenses with Leica optics
  • 2x lossless zoom
  • Phase detection and laser autofocus
  • Dual-tone LED flash
  • 2160@30fps (4k) / 1080p@30/60fps video

About DxOMark Mobile tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DxOMark engineers capture and evaluate over 1500 test images and more than 2 hours of video in both controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes. This article is designed to highlight the most important results of the testing. For more information about the DxOMark Mobile test protocol, click here.

Test summary

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro excels for still photography, where it achieves a phenomenal Photo sub-score of 100 points, matching the currently highest Photo sub-score of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Its key strengths are good exposures, particularly in indoor conditions; a very good wide aperture mode, which produces a mild, but attractive bokeh effect with few artifacts; and outstanding autofocus performance. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a very capable performer in video mode, too, achieving a video sub-score of 91 points. Video autofocus is fast and accurate, with good tracking capabilities and generally low levels of noise.   

Bright light

Shooting outdoors, or in bright light conditions, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro generally delivers good target exposure, even in tricky high-contrast scenes, where both shadow and highlight detail are well-preserved. Occasional exposure instabilities are sometimes noticeable, however, especially on consecutive pictures in challenging light, with some underexposure evident.

The Mate 10 Pro delivers generally excellent exposures in bright light, with a warm but pleasant white balance.

White balance is generally accurate and very consistent across multiple frames. A slight warm color cast is visible in outdoor pictures, but remains pleasant, and some photographers will appreciate the warmer tones. Occasional failures in color rendering can result in over-saturation for specific colors, however — particularly reds, which display a slight tint bias turning them a little pink in some outdoor shots. Texture and detail are excellent on static scenes in bright light, and although lower levels of detail are recorded in scenes that include subject motion, they remain very acceptable.    

Low light and Flash

Exposures in both indoor and very low-light conditions are excellent, with very usable exposures at 20, 10, 5 and 1 Lux. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro also displays a wide dynamic range in indoor pictures, with our backlit window portrait displaying nice detail for both the darker portrait subject and in the brighter areas in the background.

In our challenging backlit portrait scene, the Mate 10 Pro ensured a good exposure in both the darker and brighter regions for a well-balanced final result.

Texture remains very acceptable on static scenes shot under indoor lighting conditions, and it’s only in very low-light conditions where the loss of fine detail becomes more significant. Scenes with motion are a little more challenging for the Mate 10 Pro, so if you’re after super-sharp shots that include movement, try to shoot in good light. White balance is again accurate and repeatable in low light, with that slightly warm but pleasant color cast evident. Color rendering, particularly in indoor lighting conditions, is very strong, and although a little less saturated in extreme low light, it remains very acceptable.

Exposures are particularly good indoors, with nice brightness, well saturated color and good levels of detail — especially in static scenes.

Overall flash results on the Mate 10 pro are excellent, producing nice exposures with accurate white balance and color rendering, as well as good detail preservation. The flash output is well-centered in the frame, with good frame coverage ensuring acceptable lighting in the corners. Using flash in very low-light conditions, some luminance noise is visible in the shadow regions, but overall white balance, color rendering, and detail preservation remain good.

The Mate 10 Pro’s dual-tone LED flash module provides good frame coverage, pleasant exposures, and nice color in both flash-only and mixed lighting shots.

Zoom and Bokeh

When zooming, the Huawei Mate 10 uses the high 20Mp resolution of its secondary monochrome sensor and computational imaging to capture a high-quality digital zoom image. With a 2x zoom factor, detail preservation is not quite as good as on devices using optical zoom, such as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but it’s not far off and is noticeably better than the single-lens Google Pixel camera. Loss of detail becomes more evident when you push the zoom slider beyond the 2x setting, though. You’ll also find noisy edges and some ringing in zoom photos.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 2x zoom

Apple iPhone 8 Plus, 2x Zoom

Google Pixel, 2x Zoom

With its Wide Aperture mode enabled, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is capable of creating a bokeh effect with accurate depth estimation and good subject isolation that is even a touch better than the iPhone 8 Plus’s Portrait mode. Wide Aperture also detects other objects in the focal plane in addition to the main subject, and delivers repeatable and stable results. There are some artifacts visible under closer inspection, though, and some images taken in bright light show a degree of underexposure.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Wide Aperture mode.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Portrait mode.


The Huawei Mate 10 Pro’s video footage shows good exposure, low levels of noise, pleasant colors, and accurate white balance in all light conditions. The autofocus works fast and accurately, with good tracking, and the video stabilization efficiently counters camera motion. On the downside, texture levels are quite low in all light conditions: under tungsten lighting, footage shows a noticeable orange cast, and there is some visible highlight clipping in high-contrast scenes. Some slight low-frequency residual motion is still visible despite the video stabilization.

Photo scores explained

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro achieves a total photo score of 100, which is calculated from its scores in tests that examine different aspects of its performance under different lighting conditions. In this section we’ll take a closer look at these image quality sub-scores.

Exposure and Contrast (88)

An excellent overall exposure score of 88 is comprised of a low light score (83), indoor score (93) and outdoor score (89).

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro achieves good exposure scores at all light levels.

The device really excels in indoor lighting conditions, with excellent exposure on our tricky backlit portrait and good target exposures in low light conditions down to 5 lux. In extreme low light of just 1 Lux (effectively candlelight) exposures remain very good with useable results.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro produces usable exposures even in extreme low light conditions of just 1 Lux.

In outdoor conditions we had lots of success on high dynamic range scenes, with good detail preservation on the shadows and highlights in many shots. It’s not quite as effective as the Google Pixel or iPhone 8 for HDR exposures, but remains very capable in lots of situations. Points were lost for some exposure irregularities however, including some exposure inconsistency over consecutive frames, as well as some under-exposed shots, mainly occurring on backlit high contrast scenes, when shooting towards the light.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro – HDR exposure

Google Pixel – HDR exposure

Apple iPhone 8 Plus – HDR exposure

Color (86)

Another very good overall score for color of 86, with excellent color rendering indoors (92) and outdoors (87), as well as very acceptable results in extreme low light (80). The Huawei Mate 10 Pro’s main strength for color are consistent and repeatable white balance in all conditions, as well as good color uniformity in both indoor and outdoor conditions.

Although white balance is consistent and repeatable, a slight warm color cast is evident on both indoor and outdoor pictures, but whether you consider this a benefit or drawback will depend on personal preference. Points were also lost for occasional color irregularities, which were particularly noticeable in the red hues, with a slight tint bias often rendering over-saturated reds that shifted towards pink.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Google Pixel

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Autofocus (96)

An outstanding overall score for autofocus, which is fast and accurate in all lighting conditions. For both static scenes and scenes with subject movement, performance is phenomenal in both indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, achieving the top mark of 100 in these cases. In very low light, slightly lower scores of 99 for static scenes and 94 for scenes with movement were achieved, which are still amazing results for such conditions. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro’s autofocus also shoots with almost zero shutter lag, consistently recording in focus shots over 30 consecutive frames, defocusing between shots.

Autofocus irregularity and speed in low light (20 Lux): Over 30 consecutive frames and while defocusing between shots the Huawei Mate Pro 10 found focus very quickly with almost zero shutter lag and consistently delivered in focus images on every exposure.

Texture (67)

The Mate 10 Pro achieves a good, if not amazing, score for texture, with the best results on static scenes in both indoor and outdoor lighting conditions. In lower light conditions between 1 to 20 lux less fine detail is preserved on static scenes, but with acutance (sharpness) above 50% at 1 lux, rising to 80% at 20 lux, the device is capable of great fine detail preservation on static scenes. Evaluating scenes with subject movement, the greatest detail is preserved in very bright conditions outdoors. Results indoors remain very acceptable too, but expect a noticeable loss of detail in very low light images (below 20 lux) on scenes with subject movement.

Texture score per lighting condition and motion in the scene

On handheld images, using the DxOMark test chart in the lab, you can see that in very bright light (1000 lux), exceptional sharpness is achieved on static scenes and even in lower light conditions of 20 and 10 lux detail preservation remains very good.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 1000 Lux,

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 20 Lux, crop

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 10 Lux, crop

Noise (71)

A good score for noise with the best results achieved in bright light conditions. Luminance noise is very slightly visible in 100% crops in areas of uniform color such as the sky in outdoor conditions, but it’s only really visible at close inspection and doesn’t detract from the overall image. Under indoor lighting conditions, luminance noise is more visible but it’s reasonably well controlled under indoor lighting between 100 to 20 lux, with significant deterioration of image quality only becoming evident in extreme low light between 1 and 5 lux.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 100 Lux, crop

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 20 Lux, crop

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 5 Lux, crop

Artifacts (66)

A fairly low, but acceptable score of 66 for artefacts. The most serious issue is the blocking effect, which is regularly visible in areas of uniform color, particularly the sky. Flare is also sometimes visible, but usually only when shooting directly into the light on tricky high contrast scenes. A cyan shift, close to over saturation, was also observed in many outdoor scenes affecting the blue color of the sky.

In areas in uniform color, notably the clear blue sky, a blocking artefact is evident.

In a magnified view, you can clearly see the blocking artefact, which appears as lighter blocks of color.

Flash (84)

A very good score for flash, with consistently good results on both flash only and using flash in mixed lighting conditions. The main strengths of flash pictures are accurate exposures, accurate and repeatable white balance and well controlled artefacts, although a visible red eye effect is sometimes visible on flash only portraits. Some corner shading occurs, resulting in a build up of noise in the shadow areas, but it’s far from the worse we’ve seen and the flash is well-centred in the frame.

Zoom (40)

Despite the absence of a second telephoto lens the Huawei Mate 10 Pro achieves a very respectable score for zoom. At 2x zoom the lossless zoom effect applied using the 20Mp monochrome sensor achieves results almost as good as devices featuring a second telephoto lens, such as the iPhone 8 Plus, in very bright light conditions, where good detail is maintained. It’s not quite as good at 2x in lower light conditions, with the loss of fine detail evident at 100 lux and a significant loss of detail in very low light of 20 lux and below.

In very bright conditions of 1000 lux, 4x zoom shots are just about acceptable, but in lower light or in any lighting conditions at 8x the loss of detail and visible luminance noise significantly impact image quality. You can see from the images below at 8x zoom the iPhone 8 Plus’s telephoto lens does a better job of maintaining fine detail on mid range zoom shots, with fewer artifacts such as ringing visible.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 8x zoom

iPhone 8 Plus, 8x zoom

Bokeh (50)

The Huawei Mate 10 Pros Wide Aperture mode does a very respectable job of blurring the background in both indoor and outdoor conditions. Its key strength is its shallow depth of field, which has an attractive blur. The blur is not as aggressive as weve seen on some other devices however, and the classic circular highlights that youd expect to see with an optical bokeh effect are not rendered. The effect is very repeatable however, with consistent results achieved across consecutive frames, and very few artefacts are visible around the foreground subject, resulting in a pleasing final portrait.

The Mate Pro 10’s bokeh simulation mode delivers a subtle but very attractive background blur affect with minimal artefacts visible around the portrait.

Video scores explained

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a very capable device for video, although with a slightly lower video sub score of 81 overall, it’s not quite as strong here as it is with stills. Category scores for video include Exposure (81), Color (85), Autofcous (89), Texture (48), Noise (77), Artefacts (87) and Stabilization (86). Its stand out performance is for video is autofocus, where, like with stills, it is fast and accurate, with good tracking capabilities in all lighting conditions.

Color rendering is also very good, with pleasant colors and accurate white balance in all conditions. Although that slight warm color cast we saw with stills persists on video under tungsten lighting, it’s not unattractive, and a slight cyan shift is visible in skies shooting video outdoors. Target exposures are generally accurate, with the best exposures achieved in bright light conditions, although dynamic range is a little limited shooting high contrast scenes. In indoor conditions, video exposures remain good and fairly acceptable in extreme low light, if a little under exposed, but noise is well controlled on low light videos, which is a bonus. For stabilization, good motion reduction is applied on both indoor and outdoor videos, with a slight residual motion. 

Conclusion: Dual-camera in a different (but excellent) way

With its RGB/monochrome dual-camera concept, Huawei is following a different concept than most other manufacturers, but the Mate 10 Pro’s class-leading still image results show that the Chinese manufacturer is on the right path, and that good zoom and bokeh results can be achieved without a longer focal length on the secondary camera. The Mate 10 Pro is no slouch in video mode, either. It’s not quite on the same outstanding level as for stills, but is nonetheless capable of delivering a very solid video performance all around.

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  • Good detail preservation, even in low light, and low levels of noise
  • Good target exposure and wide dynamic range
  • Very fast and repeatable autofocus
  • Good detail preservation in 2x zoom shots
  • Good bokeh simulation with nice subject isolation


  • Fast and accurate autofocus with good tracking
  • Good motion reduction in all lighting conditions
  • Pleasant colors and accurate white balance in all lighting conditions
  • Good exposure
  • Generally low noise levels


  • Occasional exposure instabilities in consecutive shots
  • Blocking artifacts sometimes visible in the sky
  • Occasional hue shift close to saturation


  • Slightly low texture detail in all lighting conditions
  • Slight lack of dynamic range in high-contrast scenes
  • Visible orange color cast under tungsten light sources
  • Bob Smith

    Where is the LG V30?

    • Петър Костадинов

      They did not pay enough i guess

    • TioJonh

      marques brownlee said they wont do it =/

    • X X

      LG V30 has a lot of problems.

  • Wei Keong Hue

    video stabilisation so good? OMG… what protocol is this? there are plenty of videos available on YouTube showing the device was so shaky when shooting video….. =.=

    • LimitedEdition

      DXO lost it’s credibility when the score of Mate 10’s video stabilization is higher than Note 8.

      • Emil Berglund

        Have you ever considered that the video stabilization might be turned off in those clips? (sine you must manually turn it on in video settings).

      • Vaibhav Soni

        I believe that youtubers turned off eis. That’s why the stabilization is bad. With eis it might be better

      • Miroslav Hoot Zuska

        sry but i look on almost every video with mate 10 pro, and its true that on most of video there is no OIS turned on

    • JZ VR

      It’s pretty obvious stabilization was off for those videos, I have seen clips with it on and stabilization is excellent.

    • Xda pro

      Yes but huawei pay dxomark

    • X X

      Stay pressed

    • X X

      videos made by samsung trolls

  • moonlight (Bloodly moon)

    LMAO, most funny post dxo ever post

  • Johannes Hackl

    1) In the camera specifications you mentioned “20160@30fps (4k)” which clearly got added a “0” by accident from “2160@30fps (4k)”.
    2) In the first test “Bright Light” you mentioned the device as “Huawei P10 Pro”.

    (You’re welcome)

    • X X


  • Gnus Winnie

    look like the photo over expose…’s my screen problem ….look ok in phone tho..

    Shooting outdoors, or in bright light conditions, the
    “Huawei P10” Pro generally delivers good target exposure, even on tricky
    high contrast scenes, where both shadow and highlight detail are well
    preserved. Occasional exposure instabilities are sometimes noticeable
    however, especially on consecutive pictures in challenging light, with
    some under-exposure evident.

    mistake there…

  • Thomas

    As I understand the Mate 10 has the exact same camera modul as Mate 10 “Pro” – can anyone confirm that?
    In many way the Mate 10 is a better mobile than the Mate Pro – In fact the one without “pro” mentioned in its name, should be the “pro” – as we know: A real pro does not sport it J

  • Chris Larios

    Since when dxomark is a website dedicated to jokes? oh I remember, “WE CHANGED THE WAY WE BENCHMARK THE CAMERAS”, REALLY? HOW? gg wp dxojokebiasedmark

    • JZ VR

      Exactly, it’s honestly a joke the Pixel XL2 can have the lead by one point over this setup.

  • FSword

    Does it even support OIS for 4K@60fps? Previous Huawei flagships supported OIS up to 1080p@30fps but not for 1080p@60fps or 4K@30fps.

    Which video resolution/fps was used for these tests? I would assume the highest (or not?) which would mean OIS support for 4K@30fps. What about 1080p@60fps? Is OIS supported? In the early YouTube reviews I’ve seen OIS for 1080p@30fps only, not for 4K@30fps. For 1080p@60fps I haven’t seen any review yet.

  • 李玉

    厉害了 我的哥

  • JZ VR

    This is the best camera of the year, 100 for photography tieing the Note 8 beating the Pixel XL2 and overall score of 97 just one point behind the Pixel XL2. Kudos to Huawei they’re absolutely killing it.

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  • Xda pro

    Lol fakedxomark $$$$$$

  • Xda pro

    This site is a joke.

    Xzp video 84

    Mate 10 pro 91

  • Yassine Eraman

    How did you made the decision ???? If all scores are below 97, how can the sum total to be equal to 100 ????

  • Dave

    A few suggestions:
    A- Add phone model number to the review. Variants of the same phone can have different chipsets, RAM and even sensors made by different manufacturers. All factors can affect camera performance. Samsung Galaxy S8 line is an example where certain markets get different chipsets.
    B- Clearly mention the software build number used during testing. Over time a manufacturer could improve performance or add new features through software updates.example: Image stabilization during video recording was greatly improved with a software update for the OnePlus 3T.

  • cccmachine

    Good job Huawei

    • Vallenrod

      Not really I’ve seen with Sony Experia XZ phone and it is not that good.

      • JZ VR

        LOL you must be kidding the XZ’s and all Sony phone cameras suck.

        • Vallenrod

          Surprisingly I’m not kidding . Not saying that Sony was better ,but some pictures were . After all that blabbing about how Huawei will kill Iphone I feel disappointed. Especially how Huawei differentiated Mate 10 and Mate 10 pro .

      • X X

        stay pressed

  • Lin Chuck

    This review is too short comparing to Google Pixel or Samsung Note 8, no many convincing approves, why?

    • JZ VR

      It clearly says in the article “Please note that we have produced this review in a concise format. We will add more detailed information on test results and additional sample images very soon.” Read it again.

  • munkyboythethird

    Guys this is a terrible review. No comparison photos, no justification for any scores. This should be like 3x longer…

    • JZ VR

      It clearly says in the article, “Please note that we have produced this review in a concise format. We will add more detailed information on test results and additional sample images very soon.” Read it again.

    • X X

      Please note that we have produced this review in a concise format. We will add more detailed information on test results and additional sample images very soon.

  • Xda pro

    Estos se estan forrando vendiendo notas

  • Francesco Bacchini

    This looks a lot like an “ad” paid by Huawei. To be honest all the pictures seems to be terribly worse than iPhone 8 Plus or Google Pixel 2 XL.

    • X X

      You need glasses. The Mate 10 [2x zoom picture] is better than the Pixel 2 and even the iPhone 8 Plus.

      Look at the reflection of the clouds in the window.

  • Ting Chi Kang

    Only a few photos and no any color charts or comparison..
    What’s wrong with DxO? Have You Been Hacked??

    • JZ VR

      It clearly says in the article, “Please note that we have produced this review in a concise format. We will add more detailed information on test results and additional sample images very soon.”
      What’s wrong with your sight? Need your eyes checked?

      • Ting Chi Kang

        LOL… you are so funny!
        I think you must be a big fan or staff of HW..

    • X X

      Please note that we have produced this review in a concise format. We will add more detailed information on test results and additional sample images very soon.

  • Lixin Zhang

    “Please note that we have produced this review in a concise format. We will add more detailed information on test results and additional sample images very soon. ”
    I think many people who explain the article is too short to get the conclusion must overlook this.

  • Goran

    I saw few camera comparisons between Note 8 and mate 10. Note 8 was noticeably better in almost all aspects, especially video, stabilization is way superior on note. All agreed both are fine and all gave advantage to note 8. This makes no sense.

    • Faux-News

      Yea sure you watched that Mr.whotheboss rookie comparison and since you own a Note 8, you magically agree with that conclusion.

      • Marcos Muñoz Mariano

        rookie comparison? Oooh and DXO is correct giving those points right?

        • X X

          DXOMARK is the reference for image quality.

      • Goran

        Yes, that was one of 3. And no, I own htc 10.

      • Walter Lacoste

        just saw that video and came here.

      • X X

        Mrwhosetheboss( Arun Maini) is the worst reviewer !!!

      • Spencer Dean

        People get too tied into these numbers man. The Note 8 has a fantastic camera… as does the iPhone 8 Plus, as does the Mate 10…

        BUT, Is the Note 8’s camera worth carrying around a phone with the dimensions of a TV Remote in your pocket? Nah.

        • MS_Scorpio

          I have the Note 8 and I actually don’t mind the size. I actually like the large screen and the S-pen is useful for my work. However, I am disappointed with the camera on the Note 8 because my work requires a camera that can capture good detail and although the Note 8 takes great colorful photos for social media, it is not that great when you need a camera that allow you to zoom in to study details. Once you compare “uncompressed” photos that allow you to zoom in, the Note 8 is quite disappointing.

    • Spencer Dean

      Sounds like some buyer’s remorse for the Galaxy TV Remote.

      No camera could sway me to rock that thing

      • Goran

        Note series is the best android can offer. Nothings changed. Too much probably for many users and too expensive, but no phone bests and beats it.

        • Spencer Dean

          That statement hasn’t been true since the Note 4.
          Samsung lost the crown. Huawei (aka Hawaii) now wears that crown. If you own an Android phone and its not a Huawei (Mate) you’re doing it wrong.

          • Goran

            Well, the only dangerous fanboyism is Googles. This huawei’s is just funny.

          • Spencer Dean

            Fanboyism is always dangerous and it doesn’t make sense why you would pledge your soul to a massive corporation like Google, Apple, Intel, Samsung, etc.

            When you take a step back and ask who has been making innovations to their hardware and SW, Samsung is never the answer anymore. Which sucks, bc my Note 2 3 and 4 were fantastic.
            Huawei has some stellar hw, and their android skin lets you do things that used to only be possible with Root (like literally forcing individual apps to stop running when the screen is off).

            Have fun with your TouchWiz lag that Sammy still hasn’t figured out all these years later lol. I’ll enjoy my Mate

          • Goran

            No, Huawei fanboyism is innocent, irrational and unfounded. Google fanboys are dangerous, it is the leader and Android owner that is trying to act like Apple, forcing users in their direction, deciding what is good or bad, killing diversity and features, limiting other android manufacturers, selling poor featured phones with deliberately inferior parts (common with Huawei) and pricing their IKEA phones abnormally.
            I own the best phone for me, and it’s not made by Google, Samsung or Huawei. But my favourite company is on the way I don’t approve and we will probably separate. My phone is htc 10. And it fits me completely. Non of the “fabulous” 2017 flagships even tempted me to replace it. A little bit V30, but glass back is hard to swallow. And tricky amoled screen…first gen screen can’t be really good. Anything first gen can hardly be good. Samsung is the emperor of amoled. Noone can come close.

          • X X


        • bill bell

          WAS the best Android. Now we have Mate 10 Pro that, screen aside, Is better under every single aspect.

          • Goran

            Funny. You really made me laugh.

    • JZ VR

      Actually Mate 10 was noticeably better in almost all aspects of the cameras, front and back.

      • dazed1

        Ahahaha omfg, please tell us more 😀 😀

    • X X

      Pixel 2 is better than Note 8.
      Note 8 pictures are oversharpened and oversaturated.

      • dazed1

        Pixel 2 is only better in daylight and medium low light, in real low light it gets destroyed by the Note 8, open your eyes.

  • DXO are extracting the urine, why say just the Mate 10 Pro when all the Mate 10 handsets have the same friggin camera setup

  • Moisés

    Please, test front camera too….

    • TioJonh


  • TioJonh

    i need to see the V30

    • X X

      The V30 =LG G6= Bad camera

      • Martin Jeřábek

        NO LG V30 IMX 351, G6 IMX 258, V30 f/1.6 and f/1.9, G6 f/1.8 and f/2.4
        V30 on YT destroy iP8 Plus Note 8, Pixel 2…

        • Bob Smith

          I don’t think that’s a real video. The LG V30 doesn’t even have a bokeh mode, and the video shows some pictures with bokeh.

        • X X


    • eemix

      I have V10. I was expecting V20 or now V30 …
      After i saw that LG put tiny sensors in both G6/V30 i don’t bother any longer.
      G6 already struggles in mid light conditions so V30 will suffer 100% the same.
      f1.6 and crystal instead of plastic, will help but not that much in order to convince someone to buy it for the camera…

      • TioJonh

        For real ? Same sensors ? =/ I
        i hate the G6 camera

        • eemix

          Not exactly the same between G6/V30, but both equal or less to 1/3” sensors.
          Physics cannot be beaten only with software or small f. (eg. f1.6)
          I truly hope LG proves me wrong…

  • SquareTriangle

    Google paid them JUST enough to allow the Pixel 2 to remain king

    • Steve McQueen

      I’m a huge fan of Huawei’s dual cam setup on my Mate 9, but the Pixel cam and Google’s HDR+ are really quite incredible.

      • X X

        The Mate 10 Pro is excellent and sometimes better than the Pixel 2.

  • Xi Zhang

    Where are quantitative results?

  • Yaw Kok Tiong

    Phones tested here are supplied by manufacturer or DXOMark get it themselves? Just want to know if the phones manufacturer are the ones wanted their phones to be tested by an independent and have the results posted here or its DXOMark that randomly pick the phones from market to test without the manufacturer consent.

    • Francesco

      Probably are supplied by the manufacturer, if you think about Pixel 2 it was tested before the presentation. Then I don’t know if this works with all the phones

  • X X

    Excellent job Huawei

  • tor

    Obviously advertising

  • Shubham Khamaru

    Commenting in a phone’s canera after seeing the dxo score is wrong, firstly its process of giving an overall score us still not understood and brands pay dxo mark well to give them higher score, some even to get the first place…that’s why we see under rated phones….so dxo score doesn’t tell everything about the camera and shouldn’t be taken seriously…

    • MS_Scorpio

      Which is why the Note 8 scored so high. Being an owner of the Note 8, I am very disappointed in the camera. It was no improvement over the Note 7 that I had. Even my Huawei made Nexus 6P using the NX camera app took better pics than the Note 8.

    • flodxomark

      Dear Shubham, please be sure that all devices we test are treated with the same protocol. The DxOMark scoring system is a result of a robust method which can be accurately repeated.
      Please find more about our new DxOMark Mobile test protocol here:

      • X X

        Drag him

  • İbrhm Tasdmr

    so where is lg v30?_?

    • 3.5gb

      whoever pays the most gets featured first

      • X X


  • bill bell

    I love to see Samsung fanboys triggered by having their Note8 surclassed under every aspect by a Huawei. Cpu, memory Speed, signal strenght with a dual sim dual active 4g cat18 module, battery, camera…. Oh wait the Note 8 got a nice screen at least (till it doesnt start going pink like with my s7 Edge)

  • Berny Ferreira

    This is not impressive… I just don’t see great picture quality.

    • X X

      You need glasses.

      • Z peters

        don’t attack people who have different opinions.

    • X X

      You need glasses

  • GK

    WTF? This is better than both the Note8 and iP8? It actually looks not better.
    also, They haven’t even tested the LG V30 yet.

    • X X

      You need glasses

      • Z peters

        why you bother other’s people opinion, your act is like a disgusting mosquito

    • X X

      stay pressed

  • Z peters

    It looks like a fake test, no comparisons, no justification for any score. This preview report upload before huawei launch in China, so Huawei can add DxOmark score as an endorsement. It sounds like an “Ad” paid by Huawei, DxOmark lose its credibility and independence. Shame on DxOmark.

    • [MasҠarΛ]•

      Both Apple and Google did the same thing.

    • Mohit Chanchlani

      sryy bro but i totally disagree with your words becozz i am using huawei mobiles and camera performance is awesome but they are lacking in video stabilization

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      • Z peters

        In my opinion, I will pick iPhone 8plus and Samsung Note8 because both have optical zoom which is way better Huawei Mate10 digital zoom, and Google Pixel 2 has none. if I am favor in video recording, I will pick iPhone 8 plus because it can record 4K video up to 60fps, and I will pick Samsung Note8 because its still image quality is superb. it’s so simple. your rating system is so complicated and not transparent. This can only confuse and mislead consumers.

        • Arezslan

          It’s obvious DxOMark values photography fundamentals more than anything else so just apply some critical thinking and choose the phone with the camera that has the features you use the most and stop being salty about the phone you like having a lower score than one you don’t.

          Here’s a cheat sheet since you’re too lazy to read reviews:

          The Note 8 has better detail preservation than almost all sensors with the best zoom so you should choose it for that, the Iphone 8+ is a jack of all trades, master of none type of camera which means it can do everything well but it isn’t the best at any of their parameters, the Pixel 2 has the best fundamentals (color/contrast/exposure/texture) coupled with the best autofocus but because it’s so aggressive on processing it does have a lot of noise creeping in compared to all the other top cameras. The Mate 10 Pro has the second best fundamentals (color/contrast/exposure/texture) but makes up for it by having significantly less noise and artifacting than the Pixel 2. It’s autofocus is also the second best and due to having less processing it creates a soft natural bokeh even when you’re not using boken mode just by tapping on a subject to focus. It’s biggest weakness is perhaps video stabilization which is worse than both the Iphone 8+ and the Pixel 2.

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  • Arcilius

    I won’t justify Huawei’s superiority in performance or camera because they release the phone late in market

    • Liviu Varlam

      Late? What do you mean? Are the shops all closing down, or what? Phones are supposed to be getting released all year through, just like movies. There is always a premiere in every month of the year.

    • Liviu Varlam

      btw, you could also argue that the others were late cuz the huawei p10 was released in april.

  • Mohit Chanchlani

    i am currently using honor 8pro whose camera performance is way better than one plus 5 becozz i have experianced both mobiles with my own hand

    • Z peters

      One plus 5 has 87 DxOMark score, and Honor V8 pro is like Huawei Mate 9 only 85, do you mean DxOMark has made a big mistake or just a Joke.

      • Thi Ha

        Mate 9 indeed is preferable over iphone 7plus. So i think it is more of a personal choice. The only annoying thing in Chinese smartphone camera is selfie zombie effect 😁

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  • Barry Kwan

    I been waiting to see the Mate 10 result from you guys.
    Will Pixel 2 get update review after they turn on the extra chipset for photo?

    Also, possible to run a test on Essential Ph1? People say they have been updating the camera, but I wonder how well it is along with the main stream.

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  • Dimas

    please review lg v30

  • Prime

    This report seems incomplete, I think they can add the low light noise and dynamic range later. So far the photos look average, even the portrait mode the 8plus looks much more natural. This Leica 21mm f1.4 look still nicer on the real deal.

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