When comparing the cameras on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the best-in-class Pixel 3 from Google, I found myself confused as to how I should take photos with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The camera app made it difficult to compare these two smartphone cameras, as the Pixel has an automatic HDR mode, whereas HDR must be activated manually the Mate 20 Pro.
There were times where I knew that HDR mode would be good for certain shots, but seeing as turning HDR on or off manually involved extra steps before taking individual photos, I simply opted to keep HDR off.
I enabled the Mate 20 Pro’s “Master AI” camera setting to let it decide the best settings, hoping that would include HDR, but it didn’t seem to work that way.
All that jargon above is a giveaway that the Mate 20 Pro’s camera app is way more complex than the Pixel 3’s, which some people might actually like. But if you just want to point and shoot at something and get a good-looking photo, the Pixel 3 is still the best phone for that.
Want proof? Check out the photos from the Huawei Mate 20 Pro against those from the Google Pixel 3: