With every passing month its a new smartphone, that beats the latest flagship when it comes to DxO Mark scores. However, the recently launched Huawei P20 Pro might get to hold its rank for while, after achieving some interesting scores.
According to DxO Mark, the Huawei P20 Pro now sits right at the very top when it comes to photography scores beating the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus in the overall rankings, which was the previous top ranking smartphone.
In the overall scores, the Huawei P20 Pro achieved a 109 beating the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus which now sits at third place (after the P20) with a score of 99. The P20 achieved a score of 102 cementing its spot on the podium.
How did the P20 Pro achieve this? Well, its all thanks to the smartphone's high photo scores. The P20 Pro got massive lead over the competition achieving a score of 114 where earlier reigning king, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus achieved a score of 104.
DxO Mark attributes these sky-high scores to the P20 Pro's large sensor in the main camera. When combined with the output of the black and white sensor, the cameras are able to achieve great low-light performance and "class-leading dynamic range". Add to this the dedicated 80 mm (equivalent) tele-lens along with high-resolution monochrome sensor and the P20 Pro is able to deliver the best zoom performance ever "seen on a smartphone to date". The same monochrome sensor is also used to generate the bokeh images according to DxO Mark.
While the testers claimed that P20 Pro delivered "excellent" images in bright light, low-light continued to impress thanks to the unusually large sensor. The camera was able keep the auto white balance and autofocus in check in very low light levels as well and also did well when it came to colour rendering which is a tough nut to crack in low light scenarios.
The P20 Pro also excelled in the zoom category delivering results that were "a cut above the rest".
Video scores were not too far away with the P20 Pro achieving a score of 98 points which was higher than the S9 Plus' 91.
It's wise to note that DxO Mark scores do not represent the everyday real-life performance of the above mentioned phones so its better if you simply head out to a store and try out one for yourself before you buy one.