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How Good Is The Camera of the Huawei P10 Plus?

Does it live up to the photography hype?

We have been talking about the image quality of the P10 Plus here in Unbox. Sporting Leica boss level dual rear cameras, the P10 Plus is definitely optimized for photography. Even with the influx of flagship devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, LG’s V30, and Apple’s iPhone X, the P10 Plus has one of the best camera setups found on any smartphone.

Read: Revisiting the Huawei P10 Plus: Still Shoots Leica Boss?

We asked ourselves: how good is the camera of the P10 Plus? We decided to compare it side-by-side with Sony’s A6300, a well-revered mirrorless camera. While this comparo may sound quite strange, we do think that the P10 Plus has a fighting chance to go head-to-head with mirrorless cameras. After all, the P10 Plus trounced over the iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8+ in our blind camera test.

Read: The Huawei P10 Plus Trounces the iPhone 7 Plus in Our Blind Camera Test

Read: Huawei’s P10 Plus Wins Over Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ In Our Blind Camera Test

So can the P10 Plus match the image quality of the A6300? Check out our quick comparo with these photos, and see for yourself:

Food

The P10 Plus has deeper and more vibrant colors, while the A6300 has a sharper photo.

Portrait

On the background, the A6300 handled highlights better compared to the P10 Plus, but the P10 Plus does better than most smartphones in its price range.

Still Life

For the table, the A6300 is more on the orange side, while the P10 Plus is more on the red side. Focus-wise (on the ginormous teddy bear stuffed toy), they are almost the same. Yes, the P10 Plus’ has enough muscle to give the focusing system found on a mirrorless cameras a run for its money.

Still Life + Portraits

The P10 Plus has a more pronounced distortion compared to the A6300. With the A6300, the blacks are deeper compared but the P10 Plus still churns out a great image nonetheless.

100% Crop

This is where you can really tell the difference between the two. While the A6300 gives you more details and a sharper image all around; all things considered though the P10 Plus produces a good amount of sharpness even on 100% crop.

Verdict: A Valiant Effort by the Huawei P10 Plus

They say that the best camera is the one that you have on hand. In our case, we may use Sony’s A6300 for most of our work, but we also use the Huawei P10 Plus for our social media posts and for some of our article photos you see on the site. The Sony A6300 undoubtedly wins overall, but taking photos and video is what it was made to do. With all that it can do as a smartphone, the Huawei P10 Plus can also produce great shots that are sure to keep your social media feeds lit.

Given its processing power (Kirin 960 + 6GB RAM), generous storage (128GB internal storage plus a microSD card slot) and dual Leica-branded 12-megapixel rear camera setup (one being an RGB sensor, and the other being a Monochrome sensor), the P10 Plus has proven to have great potential as a mobile shooter that even professional photographers can utilize.

Don’t be deceived by its price either: At Php 36,990, consider the P10 Plus as a good buy: Aside from having a stellar camera, the P10 Plus remains to be a competitive flagship amidst the slew of new flagship phones coming out lately. What the P10 Plus can achieve used to be impossible years ago, and we look forward to what future smartphones, like the upcoming Mate 10, is capable of.

Want to see if the Huawei P10 Plus suits your mobile photography needs? Click the link below and check out our review for these phones from Huawei that shoot Leica a boss.

Huawei P10 Review: Iterative Evolution

Huawei P10 Review: Iterative Evolution

Huawei P10 Review: Iterative Evolution

 

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