Google Pixel 3 XL vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Review: Comparing the Best Smartphone Cameras

Google Pixel 3 XL vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Review: Comparing the Best Smartphone Cameras

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Google Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro are two smartphones with superior photography skills. Pixel 3, and sibling Pixel 3 XL, have stunned many shutterbugs with its single camera and exceptional computational photography. Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 20 has also earned appreciation from many users and experts including DxOMark, which bestowed the smartphone with its highest ratings for still photography so far. Both the Google Pixel 3 XL and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro are at the top of the pyramid when it comes to the smartphone camera, but which one stands taller? Our friends at PocketNow have compared the two flagships to help you with the answer. Watch the video below to find out.

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CategoryGoogle Pixel 3 XLHuawei Mate 20 Pro
Dimensions and Weight158 x 76.6 x 7.9 mm, 184g157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm, 189g
ColorsClearly White, Just Black, and Not PinkPink Gold, Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Twilight Black
SoftwareAndroid PieEMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie
Display6.3-inch 1440×2960 (18.5:9) OLED6.39 inch curved OLED, 1440×3120 resolution, 19.5:9 ratio, HDR
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU8-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 with Mali-G76 GPU
Co-processorPixel Visual CoreTitan security chipDual NPUs on the HiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM and storage configurations4GB LPDDR4X
64GB/128GB, no microSD card slot
6GB + 128GB storage
up to 256GB Nano Memory Card for expandable storage
Battery3,430 mAh4,200 mAh
Rear Camera Sensors
  • Sony IMX363 (12.2MP f/1.8, 1.4μm)
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus (PDAF), Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL), Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution (RAISR)
  • 40MP (Wide Angle 27mm, f/1.8)
  • 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle 16mm, f/2.2)
  • 8MP (3x Telephoto 80mm, f/2.4, OIS)
  • OIS, HDR, dual-tone flash
Front Camera SensorSony IMX355 (Dual 8.1MP where the primary lens is f/1.8 and secondary is a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 and a 97-degree field of view)24 MP (f/2.0)
PortsUSB 3.1 Type-C, nanoSIM trayUSB 3.1 Type-C
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0 EDR/LE
  • NFC, GPS, LTE Category 16 (1Gbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0 EDR/LE
  • NFC, GPS, LTE Category 21 (1.4Gbps)
ChargingWireless charging up to 10W via Pixel Stand, 18W via USB PD 2.0Wireless charging up to 15W, 40W via USB-C charging, wireless discharging
IP RatingIP68IP68

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.