Huawei Mate 40 Pro + has the best camera in the DxOMark ranking

DxOMark declared the Mate 40 Pro the one with the best camera in the world, but that was only valid so far, a little over a month after its launch. Now that the tests have been performed on the Mate 40 Pro + model, we have a new champion, who manages to exceed the maximum score by another three points in the ranking. Thus, the difference is not very big, but it is enough to offer some advantages.

Huawei’s limited edition flagship, Mate 40 Pro +, ranks first in DxOMark

For the most part, the two phones have identical hardware and only slightly different cameras. We are talking about the presence of two zoom lenses, one with 3X optical zoom and one with 10x optical zoom. Otherwise, we have a 50 megapixel main sensor and a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The video capabilities are identical between phones, by the way.

For this reason, DxOMark’s tests were not as detailed as in the past, preferring to test the differences.

The score of 144 points for the photo component is the highest so far, due to fast focus, low image noise and very well calculated exposure in most situations. We also have some of the highest scores on the market for zoom and video capture. Of course, the ultra-wide camera still lags behind this camera system, not being comparable to the rest of the cameras.


Another component that this model has, and the others is not a color temperature sensor, which probably pushes this model a little above the quality offered by the previously tested Mate 40 Pro model.

In any case, with an aggregate score of 139 points, the differences will not be very large, but Mate 40 Pro + could be more useful especially when taking photos with zoom. We expect that in the next few months we will see some new models with improved cameras that will approach this score, or that will even exceed it.

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