This smartphone is the new camera king

Huawei has been the undisputed number 1 in camera smartphones for ages. No other manufacturer can match the photo skills of the Chinese – until now. A new cell phone has now displaced the previous leader and is the new camera king.


If you are interested in the camera quality in a smartphone, you can hardly ignore DxOMark. The experts are the authority when it comes to evaluating the photo and video capabilities of cell phones. Always at the top of the DxOMark ranking: Huawei. It is all the more surprising when the current championship leader is suddenly overtaken and slips to second place.

Best camera smartphone: Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra beats Huawei P40 Pro

The new best in class is namely the new Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra with its quad camera, which secures the gold medal with 130 points. With a two point lead, the recently introduced smartphone lands in first place and has ended the reign of the Huawei P40 Pro, which has lasted for several months.

The camera experts found words of praise for the excellent exposure of the subject and the large dynamic range, among other things. The accurate white balance or the zoom capabilities are also emphasized. In the photo mode, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra shows “no real weaknesses”, according to the conclusion. The smartphone also achieved first-class results in several categories. However, there was criticism for artifacts in HDR scenes or slight luminosity noise.

In the past few years, smartphone cameras have made enormous strides – the reasons are diverse:

Huawei could recapture the camera throne

It will be interesting to see how long the Xiaomi Mit 10 Ultra can defend the camera throne. A number of smartphones will be released in the next few months, which also have a chance of climbing to number 1 in the DxOMark ranking: The iPhone 12 Pro, for example, the Pixel 5 from Google – and not least the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. Huawei in particular will do everything it can to get back to the top of the podium.

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