Day-light vs Low-Light Camera Comparison: OnePlus 7 Pro vs iPhone vs Galaxy vs Pixel vs Huawei

All major new smartphones for 2019 are out! So... which one takes the best pictures? We took the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro and compare it against the best: the Galaxy S10+, iPhone XS Max, Google Pixel 3 and Huawei's P30 Pro...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here


1. cmdacos

Posts: 4214; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

The different scenes in the same shot in the cloud covered daytime shots make the daytime comparisons useless. The varying sun spots and dark moments take away the ability to do a true comparison.

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

There were no major differences in light/cloud conditions. There is less than a second difference between each of the shots. It's just different processing. You can see the same thing in Scene #2 and Scene #3.

6. User123456789

Posts: 924; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Victor, new ipod is out

15. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

Victor, can you provide original uncompressed images for comparisons so we can open them in side by side tabs to rapidly switch back and forth for easy comparison? You need the full size photos to compare the sharpness in details. I compared my P30 pro side by side with the older Note 8, Note 9, Iphone X but not the Xs and the details captured on the P30 Pro is much sharper than the others even on the 10MP mode compared to the 12MP on the other phones. If you enable the 40MP photos in the P30 Pro, the sharpness in detail is on a whole nother level compared to anything I've seen. Also was AI mode enabled on the P30 Pro? It makes a huge difference.

28. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Agree, i ask full resolution photos for years, they just dont listen! Its like we are in some total amateur site

35. AmashAziz

Posts: 2929; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

We ARE in an amateur side my friend. For years, I have been writing them emails and complaining about stuff in the comments section, and they never replied to any email. The writers replied in the comment saying that, "please email your suggestion to the management". And that's it. When I once mistakenly called the management 'retards' for not listening to the feedback, they emailed me and warned me about being banned for using such language. Like you can email me about such things but not about what action you are taking to improve your site???? What a bunch of geniuses!! And oh! I also told them how much I dislike the new design of their desktop site which they copied from some other sites, asking for an explanation. But no reply from them ever. Even the writers are sleeping. This site is run by newbies.

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Victor the OP7Pro has a 2.2x telephoto lens.. dude get it right man

32. rsiders

Posts: 1959; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

41. QuantumRazer

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Sorry but since the telephoto module uses 13MP sensor, it's effectively 3x optical zoom if it shoots in 8MP resolution.

2. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Interesting results, can't wait to see what future phones bring to the table later on this year.

3. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The Pixel 3 was also my pick as the winner. I Gotta give Google's camera team a lot of credit for what they've accomplished here.

17. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

with one lens. not two or three or four

23. oldskool50

Posts: 1570; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Dude. When a camera takes a photo, they all use one lense. Each lens is for s specific type of shot. So your point is pointless.

26. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

@oldskool50, The Nokia 9 PureView is an exception to what you're saying. It uses all it's camera's in unison to compile a shot.

29. blingblingthing

Posts: 965; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

It's only a matter of time before this changes. We're currently taking multiple shots at different exposures to compile a scene for HDR. What about using different lenses to focus on different subjects so the same output has HDR lighting and better focus to other subjects.

5. User123456789

Posts: 924; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Well, when white balance is judged the high score has to go to device that has the most correct, not the most pleasing to the eyes. World is not vivid and saturated. That is why an A7R3 is necessary to let people know how scene exactly looks like.

7. Kohai

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

You should post software versions of the phones at the moment of the comparison.

8. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

In nearly all your night shots the Galaxy S10+ beat the P30 Pro but everyone loves to say how P30 Pro has a superior night mode :D Plus people love to say how dated the S10 sensor sizes are. Yet it thrashed the P30 Pro which is meant to be the best in photograhy. 1 question was the S10 on the latest update as in the one that improves night mode? What do people say? Samsung dont have the best camera's? Always the bridemaids never the bride? Well it got close and better than the devices whose whole selling point is photography ;)

10. User123456789

Posts: 924; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

No night mode was used. All them have one except iphone. So he would not use because it would not be fair night mode vs auto mode. Night mode is like putting phone on tripod and set 3s + HDR + iso 200 ... Of course it easily beats auto.

21. Valinor

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

thats exactly why they should use it. If 4 phones have it, its Apples problem for not including that feature. I get that auto mode is being used but to be honest, any one who shoots on auto mode will still use night mode if they have that option. I mean for most people its: - go to beach - auto mode - food - auto mode - friends photo - auto mode - landscape photo - auto mode - night photo --> wow this looks crap, let me switch to night mode.

24. slim3bdo

Posts: 173; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

And make the iphone in last place . You are dreaming , its the other oems fault not waiting tell apple comes with night mode , as vector would say . They even managed to make the iphone day photos the best , despite all the internet having the galaxy or pixel in top .

36. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

LOL i died laughing :D , "its the other oems fault not waiting tell apple comes with night mode , as vector would say"

38. QuantumRazer

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

At least P30 Pro can take decent looking PHOTOS and not horribly oversharpened oilpaintings that S10 produces, duh.​Phone2=9530&idPhone3=9318 Now go back to GSMArena, hater!

9. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

It's funny how "cartoonish, unrealistic pictures" have become "vibrant, lively pictures" on this website, since Apple cranked up the saturation slider to the max.

20. Valinor

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Haha yeah, remember back in the day when samsung phones used to oversaturate. "Samsung photos look unnatural" "Iphone is the clear winner here with their true to reality photo quality"

39. QuantumRazer

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

If you take photos with iPhone XS you can tell that the color saturation and white balance are on point most of the time regardless of the lighting conditions. This is something you won't realize unless you use and see it yourself.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Only if the white balance is yellow.

46. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

not quite sure what pictures you are looking at but the galaxy is still king of yellow.

47. Sotikon

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

Lmao. True.

11. dumpster666

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

lol... somehow, this guy's comparisons always have iphone x day shot on top contrary to almost every other comparison.
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.