Huawei P30 Pro vs Galaxy S10+ vs iPhone XS: Blind Camera Comparison

Huawei P30 Pro vs Galaxy S10+ vs iPhone XS: Blind Camera Comparison
Which phone shoots the best pictures?

The answer is... well, why don't you tell us which one you like better?

And since it's so easy to get caught up in brands and favorites, and be partial to a particular name rather than the actual photo, it's time to do another blind camera comparison.

This time, we have the new Huawei P30 Pro as the star of the show and we will be comparing it to the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the Apple iPhone XS. For this particular comparison we will be focusing on daylight shots, but you can take a closer look at our night time Huawei P30 Pro camera comparison over here. Also, all of the shots below were captured using the main cameras on these phones simply because the Galaxy and the iPhone have a 2X telephoto camera, while the Mate 20 Pro has a 5X periscope camera, and it's hard to do a direct one-to-one camera comparison for these very different cameras. Nonetheless, we also feel that most of the pictures we take on our phones end up using the main camera anyway, so with this in mind, let's kick off this blind camera comparison, shall we?

Scene 1: Tulips



Vote for your favorite photo in the poll right below. We have removed all the metadata and we have randomized the images for each scene, so you are never seeing the same phones in the same order. Results will be announced in a few days!

Which photo do you prefer?

A - Huawei P30 Pro
17.16%
B - Apple iPhone XS
40.63%
C - Samsung Galaxy S10+
42.21%

Scene 2: The Monument




Which photo do you prefer?

D - Samsung Galaxy S10+
70.35%
E - Apple iPhone XS
19.06%
F - Huawei P30 Pro
10.6%

Scene 3: The Beach




Which photo do you prefer?

G - Huawei P30 Pro
8.29%
H - Samsung Galaxy S10+
65.59%
I - Apple iPhone XS
26.11%

Scene 4: Palm Trees




Which photo do you prefer?

J - Apple iPhone XS
39.08%
K - Huawei P30 Pro
12.4%
L - Samsung Galaxy S10+
48.53%

Scene 5: Blue-blue skies




Which photo do you prefer?

M - Samsung Galaxy S10+
50.13%
N - Apple iPhone XS
42.95%
O - Huawei P30 Pro
6.92%

Scene 6: The Sundial




Which photo do you prefer?

P - Huawei P30 Pro
19.47%
Q - Samsung Galaxy S10+
25.69%
R - Apple iPhone XS
54.84%

Scene 7: The Road




Which photo do you prefer?

S - Apple iPhone XS
69.57%
T - Samsung Galaxy S10+
16.08%
U - Huawei P30 Pro
14.35%

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46 Comments

1. basher

Posts: 113; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Let me guess, the best pics are the iPhone ones.

34. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

best pics = flat look. lol

41. Darckent

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

Funniest thing.. Would any of you be shocked if this site tried to put all the best settings for the iPhone camera and left the other 2 as stock? I wouldn't, I don't trust this site at all when it comes to anything iPhone very dishonest site

2. irwan92

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

I can spot which one is iPhone,samsung and huawei by looking at the sky.. so easy

31. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah, it goes, dark is iphone, saturated is galaxy and the more natural one is huawei. I think but I could be wrong, I haven't looked at photos in a long time lol.

32. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I WONDER WHERE THE PIXEL IS

44. Cat97

Posts: 1981; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

All over the screen.

3. alvxxxzmx

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

Wow. I knew what picture comes from what phone but still, sometimes the oversaturated camera looks better and sometimes the undersaturated camera looks better.

4. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

So iPhone puts strong bluish-green cast on every single image, P30 Pro chooses the warmest white balance all the time and S10 is somewhere in the middle but has the weakest details. It was fairly easy to spot which one is which.

10. indlvarn

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

Samsung is not in the middle, it shoots photos with too warm colours.

5. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

one phone is too warm, the other is too cold, and the third is in between. it will be interesting to find out which is which!

6. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The P30 colors are dull but sharp/crisp, the S10 photos have better color accuracy most of the time but mess up on detail a bit and the iPhone just has the colors out of whack in every single image, it either makes the sky too blue to match the weather conditions, makes objects too yellow like clearly visible with the monument or just plain colorizes everything to look off.

7. frequency

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

we need a test on night version as well. thx

40. dazed1

Posts: 808; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

So again pathetic 1600x1200 photos?

9. indlvarn

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

Galaxy photos colours are too warm, Huawei too cold. iPhone is between and most close to reality.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Kinda pointless since all flagships nowadays could take great picture on bright daylight. The difference between them is just in their "Color science", which none of them ever hit 100% color accuracy, but it's easily fixed in post, and slight difference in sharpness and detail, you'll need pixel-peeping to see the difference. Low-light test, Slo-mo and zoom test will be more interesting.

12. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

Obviously not pointless when you see such a big gap between phones. People have a clear preference for some looks and a clear dislike for others, even in daylight. "Easily fixed in post" is something that 99% of people, myself included, would never do for their smartphone pics.

25. alvxxxzmx

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

Slo-mo and zoom? Seriously?

13. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

Scene 4: Palm Trees...Picture K is the only decent one, but have least votes ?

17. Cat97

Posts: 1981; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Because your taste does not match other people's taste, which is perfectly fine.

22. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Yeah but its what people want it to look like. Every "nice" photo on instagram has a filter on it or has been edited in photoshop. Picture K looks boring. You want a beach to look warm and attractive like in J. Look at the color of the sand. Less details in the trees but the sand attracts the attention away from details. This is the scrolling generation, no one looks at at photo longer than a few seconds. :P

23. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Lol i see Picture L has even more votes. I first chose that one alsombut the tree on the right looked unnatural so went with J for its warmth.

45. blingblingthing

Posts: 982; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

The level of details in the sand of picture K caught me also. Others had better colors in the coconut trees

14. Tmarco

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Is this blind test is all about the sky and clouds?.. We know iphone xs takes better pics of those..

15. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Samsung photos easy to spot since sky’s overexposed and blown out

16. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

One phone is taking saturating, kitschy photos.

18. blingblingthing

Posts: 982; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Can we please add back the slider effect to make the comparison better? Also, we need to ensure HDR is added to the mix.

19. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

HDR auto for all pics. And unfortunately our slider tool only works for 1-on-1 comparisons, not for 3 photos :(

27. blingblingthing

Posts: 982; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Thanks for clarifying

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