The P10 Plus’s new Leica Summilux f/1.8 lens boosts low-light performance.
The Huawei P10 Plus brings a much-needed optic upgrade to Huawei’s Leica-branded camera setup. Like the regular P10 (and Mate 9), you’ve still got a dual-camera setup, combining 12- and 20-megapixel shooters, the former using an optically stabilized color sensor, and the latter being a monochrome sensor for added detail. But the big upgrade for the “Plus” is a new f/1.8 lens, allowing in more light for brighter low-light shots, and improved image quality all-round.
We’ll have a full review of both new Huawei phones soon. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up a handful of sample shots to showcase what the P10 Plus’s camera can do. Using the phone throughout MWC week in Barcelona gave us some great opportunities to see what the cameras are capable of.
Shooting directly into the sun allows the P10 Plus’s strengths in dynamic range to shine through.
The software-based low depth-of-field mode can produce some neat effects when focusing off into the distance.
Low-light performance in general is stronger than earlier Huawei cameras, through fine details are sharper in rivals like the LG G6
With an f/1.8 lens, you don’t always need to rely on software bokeh effects.
The same shot taken in color and monochrome shooting modes.
The P10 Plus’s high dynamic range is a good fit for street photography out in Barcelona.
The P10 Plus’s portrait mode zooms in, detects your subject’s face, adjusts lighting and defocuses the background.
Brightly lit landscapes are far from challenging, but the P10 Plus excels nonetheless.
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