Real talk, people buy smartphones nowadays with its cameras as a major come-on. In an informal survey I conducted on my social media accounts, it is one of the most prevalent reasons why people decide to get one (“use it on social media or communication,” by the way, is also on top of the list). Many of the respondents said that the phone’s look and feel is another major factor, too, when deciding to get a unit.
If your main reason why you need a smartphone is to use it on social media, then it does not matter if you get that 65 thousand pesos phone or that 5 thousand pesos device as they could perform the same function without you even noticing the difference. But if you need to attract more engagements on your post by showing food pictures that readers could taste, and flower pictures that viewers could smell, then choosing between a cheap device with mediocre camera performance or a better-equipped one is a no-brainer.
Like many of my friends, the camera is the top reason why I buy a new phone. For me, all the usual features are just add-ons and are common in almost all android devices.
Coming from the Huawei P40 Pro, the DXOMark champion as of this writing, there is no other option for me but to get the updated version of this device that got the highest score in DXOMark “leaving even the best competitors in the dust”. So, when Huawei made the P40 Pro+ locally available, I immediately got a unit to upgrade my P40 Pro, and it did not disappoint me.
From the initial setup where all the apps, settings, files, wallpaper and even the looks and feel of my “old” P40 Pro were copied to the new P40 Pro+; to the connectivity to my Huawei MateBook D15 where I could move files between devices; and up to securing my files and contents via the Huawei Back up, everything could be done easily with just a few clicks and taps.
Compared to my previous Huawei device that features a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto lens with one 5x zoom camera, the Pro+ version has two optical zoom cameras of 3x and 10x zooming capabilities respectively, and that has made a lot of difference in the quality of photos this device could give. Also, this twin optical zoom combined with the camera’s master AI mode could produce up to 100x hybrid zoom that could put other brand’s 100x zoom hype to shame.
But don’t just take my words for it, here are the cameras of the Huawei P40 Pro+ doing the talking:
I continue to shoot whatever things, places and people I pass by as we all struggle to get through the hard days of the ongoing pandemic.
And all I can say is, using the Huawei P40 Pro+ has brought more clarity, and life, out of even the simplest subjects I shot.
Truly a winner, hands down.