• The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G beats its LTE variant, as well as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro, in terms of the best smartphone camera.
  • The phone earned a score of 123 on DXOMARK's review, a couple of points higher than the regular Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
  • The review and rating site credits the software optimizations that Huawei used in Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G.

DXOMark calls the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G as the smartphone with the best camera. This title previously belongs to its LTE sibling, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The new 5G variant beat the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro and Huawei Mate 30 Pro by a couple of points and earned a score of 123, with a photo score of 134 and a video score of 102.

The camera hardware found on both Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G and Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the same. Both devices house a 40 MP RYYB main sensor, an 8 MP telephoto lens, 3D ToF module, and a 3:2, 40 MP ultrawide cinema camera. This camera configuration is some of the best in the smartphone industry today. The difference in the score of both Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G and Huawei Mate 30 Pro, as DXOMark underlines, is largely because of software optimizations.

The Chinese smartphone maker, according to DXOMark, did some tweaks on Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G which results in:

The most significant improvements are slightly better detail and noise management as well as more stable autofocus when using the zoom; generally, slightly better results when shooting in very low light, and a wider dynamic range when using bokeh mode. Autofocus, detail, and noise all have been slightly improved in video mode, too. On the downside, the effective focal length of the ultra-wide camera, which in comparison to the competition wasn't too wide on the Mate 30 Pro, to begin with, has now been reduced even slightly more by a new anti-distortion algorithm.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro
The Google-less Android Kārlis Dambrāns(CC BY 2.0)

The software tweaks that Huawei did to Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G will be most likely released in Huawei Mate 30 Pro since the company will potentially push the new and improved imaging algorithms to the standard Mate 30 Pro. The Chinese smartphone maker is undergoing issues with the US government right now because of the recent US-China trade war.

As a result, the latest smartphone releases of Huawei has no pre-installed Google apps at launch. But, users can still install these apps after they have purchased the smartphone. Despite the hurdles, Huawei continues to strive to release smartphone models with impressive and advanced technology.