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Huawei’s P30 Pro low-light camera feature has to be magic

Published Apr 1st, 2019 2:59PM EDT
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While mobile photography has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, delivering quality shots in low-light environments has proven to be one of the more challenging frontiers to conquer. Interestingly enough, some of the more impressive gains we’ve seen when it comes to low-light photography hasn’t come from Apple but from the Android side.

Most notably, Google has managed to pull off some incredible low-light improvements solely via software. If you recall, Night Sight mode on Pixel phones uses advanced software to deliver surprisingly crisp and vibrant photos in environments with little surrounding light. And for as impressive as what we’ve seen from Google, the new P30 Pro from Huawei takes low-light photography to an entirely new level.

What Huawei managed to pull off with its recently unveiled P30 Pro is nothing short of remarkable, if not downright magical. It’s no exaggeration to say that the P30 Pro may be the best camera phone we’ve ever seen, and its ability to capture stunning and crisp shots in exceptionally dark environments is partially why.

Highlighting the capabilities of the P30 Pro, the following photo from The Verge speaks volumes. Without exaggeration, this is some next-level stuff. The Pixel 3 with Night Mode is certainly no slouch, but you can see that the detail provided by the P30 Pro is much cleaner.

Image source: The Verge

Another example can be seen below.

In a similar photo shootout in low-light environments, DXOMARK found that the P30 Pro outperformed the iPhone XS Max and the recently released Galaxy S10+. The P30 Pro obviously doesn’t come cheap and will retail for $1,127. That’s certainly pricey, but the price point seems perfectly justified given what the P30 Pro brings to the table camera-wise.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.