Huawei P20 Pro camera: what the experts say

Critics praise the P20 Pro’s camera…
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Huawei P20 Pro camera: what the experts say

If you’re looking for a phone with a top-notch camera, the Huawei P20 Pro is worth a look. It’s the world’s first device to get a triple-lens camera, taking photos that match the quality of even some DSLR shooters. But don’t take our word for it, the P20 Pro has been praised by tech critics and photography experts around the world. Here’s what they’ve had to say.

Image quality

“Image quality is exceptional... No matter the lighting conditions, the Pro’s triple cameras are perfectly capable of capturing intricate details such as wispy cloud layers, far off brickwork and puddle reflections with ease .… the pictures I snapped at the launch event for the phone around Paris are among the best I’ve ever taken on any type of camera. This camera on this phone is just great.” Expert Reviews

“Still shots taken in both daylight and low-light are crisp and full of detail. The same can also be said for images captured by the 24-megapixel front-facing shooter.” Trusted Reviews

“Foodies will enjoy the P20 Pro's dedicated shooting mode that makes your favourite bar snack look positively Instagram-worthy.” Tom’s Guide

AI camera skills


“[The] Master AI is a trained-up image recognition system that quickly recognises … what you’re trying to capture and adjusts the camera’s processing accordingly. When I was photographing the Eiffel Tower … the P20 Pro camera sensed a blue sky and amped up its saturation. Green leaves reliably triggered the camera’s “greenery” adjustments, and any receipts… were handled by a built-in document scanner.” The Verge

Image stabilisation

"AI" image stabilisation…allows you to shoot four-second long exposure images with little handshake or blur. It’s a technique that works surprisingly well, with the phone capturing detail-rich images in low-light, without too much visual noise.” Expert Reviews

“At 1080p … the software stabilisation is extremely effective. You can run along the road with the Huawei P20 Pro in your hands and the footage will still look pretty smooth.” TechRadar

Night time shooting


“The real star here is low light performance … night shooting just about matches the best, but a dedicated night mode lets you take low light shots with dynamic range to rival an APS-C DSLR.” TechRadar

“Huawei’s night mode…is a unique and remarkable new feature. Exposing the shot for a full four seconds, it … manages to produce handheld photos that remain sharp, accurate, and practically noise-free. No other phone can match the P20 Pro’s night photography.” The Verge

“The P20 Pro might … be the best smartphone camera I've ever used in the dark, and not just because of its large sensors. Huawei developed a Night mode that's pretty spectacular.” Engadget

The verdict


"I honestly cannot remember the last time I had this much fun shooting photos with a smartphone." Engadget

“A fantastic high-end smartphone with a camera setup that takes pictures no smartphone should be capable of.” Trusted Reviews

“… the remarkable work done on the camera makes this the most versatile phone photo-shooter out there … whether you're a happy snapper or an amateur enthusiast photographer.” TechRadar

“Imaging is perhaps the most rapidly innovating aspect of the mobile industry, and Huawei has just stolen the throne …” Tom’s Guide

And that’s what the critics had to say, impressed?


We certainly are. Those are some seriously glowing reviews, and we’re not surprised.

Have the reviews convinced you to pick up a Huawei P20 Pro? You can buy the Huawei P20 Pro from Carphone Warehouse right now, if so. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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