Is the Huawei P30 Pro camera worth the hype? See for yourself. - Android Authority

Is the Huawei P30 Pro camera worth the hype? See for yourself.  Android AuthorityIt doesn't take an amazing camera to make Paris look glamorous, but it doesn't hurt that the P30 Pro is one of the best mobile cameras yet. Check out these ...

Is the Huawei P30 Pro camera worth the hype? See for yourself. - Android Authority

Seen through the eyes of the , the streets of Paris are beautiful, vibrant, and full of life. It doesn’t take an amazing camera to make Paris look glamorous, but it doesn’t hurt that the P30 Pro is one of the best mobile cameras yet.

From the urban skyline to street portraits, from architectural detail to everyday selfies, the P30 Pro can do it all. It has its limitations, but what we’ve seen so far is very impressive.

The images in this post have been taken in auto mode (except for settings like portrait mode and HDR) with a Huawei P30 Pro review unit, with no editing. Images have been downsized to save bandwidth, but you can check out the full-sized shots .


Standard images

All cameras perform best with plenty of light, so we won’t talk about this type of shots too much. In the images below, you can see lots of details, natural colors, and good contrast. The one with the oval window was zoomed in quite a bit, but still looks great.


Zooming in

Huawei by releasing the first phone with a . Put simply, the telephoto camera of the P30 Pro features multiple lenses hidden inside the phone’s body – what you see on the outside is actually a prism that rotates light towards the inner lenses. Thanks to this clever trick, the P30 Pro can zoom in by up to 5X optical, 10X lossless, and 50X digital.

50X sounds like overkill, but it can be surprisingly useful. The picture of the Eiffel Tower below is pretty mediocre, with missing details and dull colors. But it’s still good enough for a social media post and you may appreciate it more once you see where the picture was taken from.

Switching from 1X to 5X to 10X unlocks a world of detail.

The P30 Pro may become the phone of choice for spies and paparazzi.

You can also use the telephoto camera for video. Here’s a sample I shot with the P30 Pro. Note the change in image quality that happens when you switch from 1X to 5X to 10X.