Huawei P10 was announced at MWC 2017 with its dual-sensor Leica camera with 20 MP RGB sensor and 12MP monochrome one with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, and OIS. The device underwent DxOMark’s image quality tests, and it scored overall 87 points, slotting just behind Google Pixel with 89 and Galaxy S7 Edge with 88, but ahead of Huawei Mate 9 which scored 85.

Huawei P10

The Huawei P9 helped catapult the idea of dual cameras in smartphones. But while those have been existing long before, Huawei put a different spin to it. One camera has a regular RGB sensor that collects the usual color information. The other, however, is a pure monochrome sensor in charge of collecting contrast and improving performance in low-light situations.

In its evaluation of the Huawei P10’s camera abilities, the DxOMark team gave its photo capabilities a score of 88. It stated that it offered “generally good exposures in all conditions”, and added that the detail and texture preservation in the photos were also solid, and that overall the images produced some of the sharpest results the team had ever seen from a smartphone. The auto-focus in the P10 was also judged to be fast and accurate.

As for the video-shooting capabilities, DxOMark stated that the P10 provides “good target exposures and dynamic range” while also providing “excellent detail preservation”. The cons include “visible ‘jello’ effect during walking movements in outdoor conditions” and “strong luminance noise visible in all conditions”.