When the Huawei P20 Pro hit the market last year, its combination of 40-megapixel sensor along with a new long-exposure night mode instantly made it the low light camera king, a title the phone held for most of the year until the Google Pixel 3 took it via its own software computational photography algorithm that uses image stacking tech.
Well, the P30 Pro has snatched the crown back. Its new RYYB sensor (red, yellow, yellow, blue) is said to pull in significantly more light than traditional RGB sensors.
In my testing, which you can see in the video below, I pitted the P30 Pro against the iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy S10 and LG V40, and the results weren’t close.
I must admit: I don’t have a Pixel 3 on me right now, so my own test couldn’t include that phone. But many other trusted journalists and bloggers have done the same test and confirmed that the P30 Pro beats the Pixel 3 in capturing light in a near pitch-black scene.
Google could very well take the title back this fall. But as of now, we have a new champ, the Huawei P30 Pro.