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Huawei P20 Pro Camera Review: First triple camera device

Huawei today launched its latest flagship device, the P20 Pro in India today at a price tag of Rs. 64,999. The price is not the only thing which makes it a flagship smartphone, it is the triple camera setup which the Huawei P20 Pro comes with. The triple camera setup on the P20 Pro got a score of 109 on DxOMark which outperforms every competition with a significant margin.

The smartphone got the three camera setup at the back with Leica optics which makes it better than any rival in the smartphone market right now. The device comes with a 24MP sensor on the front which comes with AI beauty mode for selfies and f/2.0 aperture. Here is an in-depth review of the Huawei P20 Pro camera performance.

Huawei P20 Pro Camera Specifications

The Huawei P20 Pro comes with a triple camera setup at the back with Leica optics for best photography experience. The triple camera setup includes a 40MP RGB sensor for high-quality images with insane details. This 40 MP sensor comes with f/1.8 aperture size for low light performance.

Huawei P20 Pro

A 20MP monochrome sensor comes with a f/1.6 aperture for better low light photography and creates better colors in the pictures. The third sensor is an 8MP telephoto lens which comes with an aperture size of the f/2.4 aperture. The smartphone comes with lots of modes which the smartphone changes to automatically when the scene changes.

Daylight Photography

The Huawei P20 Pro uses its 40 MP RGB and 20 MP sensor in the daylight photography to create beautiful photos with fantastic details. The adds a blur effect to the background when captures the images of a subject or an object for bokeh mode. You can look at the figurines and the environment to understand how the camera adds a blur effect to the background.

The Huawei P20 Pro can capture great close shots too because of the high pixel density of the camera sensor. The smartphone comes with an automatic mode changes which change the modes automatically when the camera detects the scene. The landscape picture we took with the P20 Pro automatically got enhanced because camera altered the method to blue sky and greenery. We also attached a picture we took with the auto scene selection mode turned off.

Huawei P20 Pro Low Light Photography

The camera on Huawei P20 Pro comes with a 20MP monochrome sensor which comes with the f/1.6 aperture, which is the lowest on a smartphone camera. This camera captures excellent images in low light conditions. We took pictures of two different figurines in the same situation. You can clearly see that the camera captures right colors and the grains are not visible.

Portrait Mode and Selfies

The smartphone is equipped with an 8MP telephoto lens which adds a blur effect with a perfect edging of the subject. The camera took care of the edges and differentiated the background with the theme perfectly and added the blur effect. Also, when you try to capture a portrait of a person using the rear camera, the camera automatically changes to Portrait mode and adds a bokeh effect.

The Huawei P20 Pro comes with a 24MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, and the camera has a beautify mode which also adds beautification automatically to the face using its AI capabilities. The smartphone does not have a front-facing flash to improve selfies in low light conditions.


The Huawei P20 Pro Camera can beat every competition which is in its way, the low light performance is excellent. The selfie camera is not the best we have ever seen and there are better smartphones in the market with better selfie cameras. Overall, the camera quality is flagship level for sure, but the real question is, is it worth the money?


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.