The dual-camera setup found on the back of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the second-best system of its kind ever created, camera testing company DxOMark said on Friday as part of its in-depth review of the imaging capabilities boasted by Huawei's newest Android flagship. The firm awarded the Mate 10 Pro with a total score of 97 on its absolute scale with no firm end, only one point less than what it gave to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL earlier this month when it proclaimed Google's devices to have the best mobile camera ever. In terms of still photographs by themselves, DxOMark found the Mate 10 Pro to be the most impressive flagship it ever tested and gave it a 100 in this category, one point more than it awarded to the Pixel 2-series models. The overall score of the phablet was dragged down by its video performance which was only given a 91, though the final grade isn't meant to be a mathematical average of the two.
Huawei and Leica apparently managed to outdo themselves with the dual-camera implementation seen on the Mate 10 Pro, with the review pointing out how even extreme low-light conditions don't result in particularly noisy or blurred images which lack detail, adding that the autofocusing mechanism of the device is both swift and reliably repeatable, whereas its target exposure is accurate and flexible. Zoomed images also don't suffer from a visible lack of details, whereas the dynamic range supported by the handsets is one of the best in the industry, according to the results produced by DxOMark, some of which can be seen below. The Mate 10 Pro is also capable of simulating the bokeh effect in a relatively realistic manner and make subjects pop out from their backgrounds rather efficiently, the review states.
Many advantages ascribed to the phone's ability to take still images can also be attributed to its video capabilities, albeit DxOMark found them to be less impressive when compared to what the Mate 10 Pro's rivals are offering. Some key shortcomings of its video recording features include noticeably lowered texture details, shortened dynamic range in highly contrasting scenes, and some orange color casting when shooting around tungsten light sources. That isn't to say the videos produced by the Mate 10 Pro were deemed average by DxOMark, just not industry-leading like its still photography.