iPhone 14 Pro Max VS Mate 50 Pro Cameras
By Lauren Noakes
Published 24th January 2023
Are you in the market for a new camera phone in 2022? If so, you may be wondering how the newly released Huawei Mate 50 Pro stacks up against the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro in terms of camera quality. Huawei and Leica have a history of creating some of the best camera phones, with the P20 Pro being a standout example. However, after the two companies parted ways, the Mate 50 Pro was one of the first high-profile devices to launch without Leica’s involvement in the camera. So, how does it compare to the iPhone 14 Pro?
First, let’s take a look at the camera specs. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro’s camera, named XMage, features a 50-megapixel main camera with a unique manually adjustable aperture range from f/1.4 to f/4.0 and optical image stabilization. It also includes a 13MP wide-angle camera and a 64MP telephoto camera with 3.5x optical zoom. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Pro boasts a 48MP main camera with an f/1.78 aperture and optical image stabilization, as well as a 12MP wide-angle camera and 12MP telephoto camera with both 2x and 3x optical zoom capabilities. Apple has implemented various software enhancements such as the Photonic Engine for improved low-light photography, Deep Fusion machine learning system, and Smart HDR 4.
In terms of front-facing cameras, the Mate 50 Pro has a 13MP wide-angle camera for selfies, while the iPhone 14 Pro has a 12MP autofocus camera. For this comparison, we are solely evaluating still photography and not video performance. The photos were taken in auto mode on both phones, viewed on a colour-calibrated monitor, and then resized for online viewing.
If you like the photos taken by recent iPhone models, you may also appreciate the camera on the Huawei Mate 50 Pro as both tend to produce natural colors and tones, rather than the oversaturation found in some rival devices. However, there are notable distinctions between the two, making it difficult to determine a clear winner in this aspect. While the two cameras may have similar tones, the Mate 50 Pro stands out with its technical prowess and DSLR-like tuning, allowing it to produce stunning photos with minimal effort required from the photographer beyond their creative vision.
In conclusion, both the iPhone 14 Pro and Mate 50 Pro have impressive camera specs and software enhancements, making it hard to choose a clear winner. If you’re looking for a camera phone that produces natural tones and has technical prowess, the Mate 50 Pro may be the right choice for you. However, if you’re a fan of the recent iPhone models’ photos, the iPhone 14 Pro may also be a great option.