Software: Anyways, in my full review of the S10 plus, I talked about how much I liked Samsung’s new one UI software skin. And nothing has changed with that, I still love how fluid and simple it is and it’s exciting.
But Huawei’s p30 pro is getting a bit of a software refresh of its own, and the difference is a settlor. And whilst both phones are very fast, Samsung’s software is now more inviting and in my opinion cleaner looking. And they both run Android 9 at the box.
Front Camera: while the S10 Plus has dual front-facing cameras, the P30 Pro only has one.
One thing to mention here, is that neither of these handsets is going to disappoint you when it comes to taking selfies.
When taking portrait selfies on the P30 Pro, you’re going to lose a little bit of realism. But at the same time you’ll probably get nice sharp results (that’s kind of personal preference, if you like to be more beautiful in the pictures than in reality, then this is you right cam).
Whilst on the Galaxy S10 Plus and thanks to the second depth sensor, you’ll get really realistic looking portrait mode shots with natural-looking background blur. It also can record in 4K, which is four times the resolution of the P30 Pro and that’s a huge difference
Rear cameras: of course both of these phones are already industry-leading, but there are some key differences that meant to mention here: starting with the P30 Pro that has special camera that the s10 plus doesn’t, which is the time-of-flight sensor.
And what this basically do, is gives the phone a better understanding of depth in theory, which automatically results in better portrait mode shots from the rear camera, as well as the being able to better track objects in augmented reality.
Both phones have a telephoto camera to get closer to subjects without any loss in quality. But there is one side in which P30 Pro clearly wins the S10 Pro, and that is the incredible 5 times zoom While the S10 Plus has only 2 times zoom.
On the other hand the two handsets, got the ultra-wide, and they are really capable at capturing an entire room in one frame. But, I would side with the S10 Plus on this one, because, it can go even wider. Shop Huawei P30 Pro at Amazon.com
Talking about the main cameras on both phones, we already know that images from the Samsung phone almost always look more natural than on Huawei’s phones. As with pretty much every Huawei handset we found that there’s quite a bit of processing, and quite a bit of beautification, but that’s not always a bad thing.
Because, processing can help to bring out color information, and most importantly light. You see with Samsung’s omission of a proper night mode on the camera, the p30 pro is a long way ahead with nighttime photos. This phone is basically built around getting as much light as possible into the sensor, and then processing it in a way that takes advantage of it.
The s10 does have that variable aperture, which can open up to F1.5 in the dark, even wider than Huawei’s f1.6. But Huawei’s software for coping with that night, is much better. The p30 Pro does have one kind of strange omission, it can’t record 4k video at 60fps. And considering that most premium smartphones in 2017 were doing that, it’s not ideal.
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