Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Huawei P30 Pro: Camera shootout

CNET | 10/16/2019 | Daniel Van Boom
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The iPhone 11 Pro Max, left, and the Huawei P30 Pro.

Which Android has the best camera? It might be Google's just-announced Pixel 4 phones, but for a large chunk of 2019 the answer was Huawei's P30 Pro. In fact, CNET's Andrew Hoyle said, upon its launch, that the P30 Pro took better photos than any other phone. Apple's phones captured better videos, but between the P30 Pro's quad-camera setup and features that include 5x optical zoom, Huawei (and Google) had topped Apple as an industry leader in still photography.

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But that was six months ago. In September Apple launched the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Though things may change with the upcoming Mate 30 Pro, Apple has more than closed the photography gap between Huawei and itself. Comparing dozens of photos taken on both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the P30 Pro, Apple's phone is a clear winner in most areas.

It's not a flawless victory. When it comes to features, Huawei is still ahead. The P30 Pro also has amazing zoom functionality, offering 5x optical-, 10x hybrid- and 50x digital-zoom capabilities, while the iPhone 11 Pro phones only have 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom capabilities. The regular iPhone 11, without a telephoto lens, has no optical zoom.

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And while the focal point of Apple's new phones is the ultrawide-angle lens, which is present on all three iPhone 11 models, it's a feature that Huawei has been doing since last year's 2018's Mate 20 Pro. So Huawei gets points for originality. But, as we'll see below, that's where its victories end.

1. I shot photos on the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the most expensive of the new iPhones. But outside of a couple of zoom shots that take advantage of the Pro's telephoto...
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