Owning the battle of smartphone photography

P30 Pro Photo taken by Ronald Jayme of Manila Bulletin using Huawei P30 Pro.

Long before advanced smartphone cameras became a thing, photography seemed to be a luxurious hobby, and in order to take decent photos, one must own either a professional DSLR or at the very least, a digital camera. Luckily, the fast-paced world of technology has provided not just options for daily convenience but also choices on how one can hone his or her craft.

From being just devices with limited function of calls and texts, smartphones have become a necessary part of our daily lives. Smartphone companies have shifted their focus on putting functions not just for productivity but also for recreational purposes and a testament to this is the rising number of cameras planted on a single device.

A pioneer in introducing dual and triple rear camera setup in collaboration with optics brand Leica, Huawei has proved its position worthy to be on the list of capable camera-centric smartphones. Just recently, the company welcomed another technological masterpiece in the form of its latest premium lineup -- the Huawei P30 series.

Leading the flagship pack is the Huawei P30 Pro which attributes its advantage to its four rear cameras slated to rewrite the rules of photography. Other than producing photos with the correct amount of detail and color saturation even at night and dim environments, the Huawei P30 Pro can also be used to produce professional-like films and videos made possible by the combined performance of its 40-megapixel superspectrum camera, 20-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, 8-megapixel telephoto camera, and Huawei’s very own time-of-flight (TOF) camera which plays an important role in adding depth as well as in 3D mapping and virtual reality (VR).


On top of its quad-camera setup, the Huawei P30 Pro joins the ranks of smartphones running on Artificial Intelligence. With this, the said smartphone automatically and intelligently identifies the subject and adjusts the camera settings accordingly. Other members of the P30 series are the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Lite which shine in their own light with their respective sets of features.

Aside from being an enabler of advanced technology, Huawei Philippines has also been a vocal advocate in promoting tourism and environmental protection. For two consecutive years, the company has been part of the Earth + Lens photo exhibit initiated by the Manila Bulletin to promote appreciation to the country’s natural gems by bringing awareness about sustainable eco-tourism.

Last year’s Earth + Lens photo exhibit magnified the beauty of Mother Nature as seen through the macro lens of Huawei P20 Pro’s dual rear cameras taken by various bloggers and reporters in the local tech industry.

This year, the said exhibit puts the spotlight on the world-renowned beaches and the crystal clear waters surrounding the 7,641 islands of the Philippines captured by Ronald Jayme, editor of Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect Section, and Ian Belleza of Going Places Magazine using different Huawei smartphones top-billed by the Huawei P30 Pro.

The 7-day Earth+Lens 2019 photo exhibit held at the Atrium of S Maison, Conrad Manila also made use of sustainable materials in line with the event’s thrust in advocating responsible tourism.