Huawei P30 Pro's amazing Leica quad camera system makes it one of the best and most unique phones released this year. If you trust yourself as a phone camera enthusiast, P30 Pro is worth considering. But with the latest news that the White House has banned US companies from doing business with Huawei, you may feel a little nervous about losing $ 900 on a phone, even with Google promising to support Google Play and security updates . I know I wanted to.
Even before the ban, the purchase of a P30 Pro in the United States was a challenge because it was not officially sold here. You had to get an international GSM version that lacked a US warranty and would only work with some GSM operators like T-Mobile and AT & T. Currently, the price of an international P30 Pro is increasing. At the time of this story, a 256 GB Huawei P30 Pro cost $ 969 on Amazon.
To discard your P30 Pro doubts, I collected some photographic alternatives for your consideration.
Huawei P30 Pro Camera Specs vs Oppo Reno, Pixel 3XL, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy S10 Plus
|Huawei P30 Pro||Oppo Reno||Google Pixel 3 XL||iPhone XS Max||Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus|
|Number of rear cameras||Four||Three||One||Two||Three|
|wide-angle lens||f / 1.6 40 megapixels||f / 1.7 48 megapixels||N / A||f / 1.8 12 megapixels||f / 1.5-2.4 12 megapixels|
|Ultrasonic angle lens||f / 2.2 20 megapixels||f / 2.2 16 megapixels||N / A||N / A||f / 2.2 16 megapixels|
|Teleobjective||f / 3.4 8 megapixel periscope||f / 3 13 megapixel periscope||f / 1.8 12 megapixels||f / 2.4 12 megapixels||f / 2.4 12 megapixels|
|Time of flight camera||Yes||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A|
|Optical image stabilization||Yes, except ultra wide||Yes, except ultra wide||Yes||Yes both rear cameras||Yes, except ultra wide|
|4K video frame rate||30 fps||30fps, 60fps||30 fps||24fps, 30fps, 60fps||24fps, 30fps, 60fps|
Google Pixel 3 XL for photos and low light
With regard to taking pictures, the best alternative to Huawei P30 Pro Pixel 3 XL is. Image quality from both is the absolute best you can get in a phone.
Each phone has a dedicated low light mode: Night mode on P30 Pro and Night Sight on Pixel. Both give jaw-drop nighttime images better than any phone you can buy today.
The place where the P30 Pro definitely destroys the Pixel 3 XL and virtually any other phone is its 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom
Pixel is usually $ 899, but can be found highly discounted from time to time.
iPhone XS Max shoots the best video
iPhone has always been in front of all other phones when it comes to video. P30 Pro excels in images, but video looks less impressive. The video image quality of the P30 Pro is displayed in the translation. The iPhone XS Max has a wider dynamic range and can capture more detail.
The P30 Pro has a night mode for pictures that iPhone lacks. But the iPhone has a low-light setting that automatically reduces the frame rate in darker conditions to gather more light. The results are phenomenal.
Read thisfor a deep dive into the photo and video features of each.
Oppo Reno has an insane 60x zoom
Currently, the only phone that can compete with the P30 Pro's 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom is the all-new Oppo Reno that has a 10x hybrid zoom and a 60x digital zoom. Like the P30 Pro, it is not sold in the United States, but you can find an international version for sale through a third party reseller on sites like Amazon for $ 800.
I haven't had a chance to try out Oppo Reno, but with a 48 megapixel (P30 Pro has 40 megapixels), the camera's specs are impressive.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for Merry Angle Delight
Like the P30 Pro, the new Galaxy S10 Plus has an ultra-wide angle camera on it. What wows me about it on the Galaxy S10 Plus is how well Samsung matched the main and ultra-wide cameras.
In itsmy colleague Andy Hoyle was impressed by the ultra-wide angle camera on both phones, but gave the edge to the Samsung phone. 19659004] The Galaxy S10 Plus costs $ 999, but is currently set at $ 899 at T-Mobile.
Sony RX100 for better pictures, video and zoom
OK, so I said four phones, but I had to add this because it is better on pictures and videos than P30 Pro in every way. If you're looking for a powerful zoom in a small package, it's worth taking a look at the Sony RX100 series. It's not a phone, it's a compact camera that can fit in your jeans pocket.
What makes it shiny is a 1-inch sensor and built-in zoom lens. The RX100 series is capable of watching amazing videos and amazing pictures, jumping and boasting beyond what you can get on any phone. Downside: It doesn't make calls.
The RX100 series has been around since 2012. The latest model is the RX100 VI, which starts with $ 1200. Fortunately, Sony still sells older models for as low as $ 449 new.
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