Honor V30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+: the battle between the night shooting

ByChad Hollabaugh 2019-12-20 1462

In my eyes, taking a picture is something that makes no difference at first glance, but inside it is changing all the time. Last year, the Honor V20 was the first to use a 48 million-pixel IMX586 CMOS, and this CMOS has since become standard for many Android flagships.

 And the main photo shoot of the Honor V30 PRO introduces Sony IMX600 RYYB CMOS, with stronger imaging and photosensitivity than the previous generation, and better imaging performance in low-light or no-light environments such as night and evening. In fact, the ability of this CMOS has been reflected in the previous Huawei P30 series and Huawei Mate30 series, so the imaging ability of the Honor V30 PRO is completely guaranteed.

But 2019 flagship frequently, many flagships also have excellent imaging capabilities, such as the Samsung Note10+ 5G, which ranks at the top of the DxOMARK. So today, let's gather together Honor V30 PRO and Samsung Note10+ 5G two flagship phones to see how they perform in terms of cameras. At the same time, in order to better reflect the imaging ability of the two, we mainly choose the night environment which tests the purity of the picture and noise control as the contrast scene.

Let's take a look at the two configurations

. Compared with the previous generation, the Honor V30 PRO has a significant improvement in camera configuration. The machine is equipped with an ultra-sensitive film camera matrix, including a 40 million-pixel super-sensitive camera, a 12 million-pixel independent movie camera and a 8 million-pixel telephoto camera. Under the blessing of IMX600 RYYB, the 40 million-pixel main photo has a strong photosensitive ability, which can add a lot of points to the imaging effect of the machine. By the way, you may wonder where the Honor V30 PRO's ultra-wide-angle camera is. In fact, in addition to better video shooting, the movie camera also acts as an ultra-wide-angle camera.

Samsung Note10+ 5G rear quad camera, but the hardware upgrade is not as radical as Honor. The quad includes a 16 million-pixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 12 million-pixel wide-angle camera, a 12 million-pixel telephoto camera and a 3D depth-of-field camera, which are used to collect depth-of-field information and make the photos more layered. Although the camera hardware of Samsung Note10+ 5G is not outstanding, the phone has made it into the top three of DxOMARK by virtue of this configuration, and the high level of optimization is indeed evident.

Night Imaging comparison

As we mentioned at the beginning, we chose the night scene as the scene for this photo comparison. Because of the complexity of the environment, it is a great test of the phone's imaging purity and noise control. The more such an environment, the more it can reflect the ability of the phone to take pictures. Without saying much, let's just look at the sample sheet.

 
Honor V30 PRO

 
Samsung Note10+ 5G

In this set of samples, you can clearly see that Honor V30 PRO and Samsung Note10+ 5G present two completely different styles. In comparison, Honor V30 PRO overall slightly slightly cold tone, higher brightness, bright colors, the star light belt part of the obvious Calendering, no obvious overexposure, high sample definition; Samsung Note10+ 5G overall color warmer, but the lamp belt color is closer to reality, for noise control is more obvious, such as the upper right corner of the sample, almost a pure black. The overall color of Samsung Note10+ 5G is warmer, but the color of the lamp belt is closer to reality, and the control of noise is more obvious, for example, the night sky in the upper right corner of the sample sheet is almost pure black.

Magnifies the lamp post partially, the Honor V30 PRO lamp post is brighter in color and properly controlled in brightness, while benefiting from the high resolution of 40 million pixels and the high photosensitivity of the RYYB filter matrix, the staggered lines are layered, high definition, and excellent look and feel; Samsung Note10+ 5G is slightly inferior in this part of the look and feel, there is a little smear phenomenon.

In the more colorful near-object shooting, the gap between the two phones is not obvious, and the overall color style is similar to that of the above group. The overall brightness of the Honor V30 PRO is higher, and the text on the billboard is clearly visible, especially in the lower right corner of the sample; the overall brightness of Samsung Note10+ 5G is slightly lower than the former, but the clarity of the text on the billboard is still well guaranteed.

But as can be seen from the following set of samples, the Honor V30 PRO ensures not only the overall look and feel of the sample, but also a considerable degree of detail in the complex streetside scene.

First of all, Honor V30 PRO and Samsung Note10+ 5G both maintain a pretty good overall look and feel, but if you look at the local imaging effect, you can see the difference between the two. Take the floor tiles in the sample as an example, both phones show the lines between the floor tiles very well, but the Honor V30 PRO shows more details of the floor tiles, so let's enlarge this part for everyone to see clearly.

Magnifies the floor tile, you can see that the Honor V30 PRO shows the texture on the floor tile as much as possible, with more details. In addition, pay attention to the green trees in the background of this enlarged sample, Honor V30 PRO still ensures a considerable sense of hierarchy, there is no obvious smear phenomenon, but the performance of the green tree part in color is slightly lower than that of Samsung Note10+ 5G, if the corresponding optimization can be carried out later, I believe it can show a better effect.

The above samples are all taken at a relatively close distance, so what is the effect of shooting the long-term view? In terms of actual results, the Honor V30 PRO and Samsung Note10+ 5G are also in line with expectations.

In this set of long-range shooting samples, Honor V30 PRO and Samsung Note10+ 5G still maintain their due level. Samsung Note10+ 5G has a higher overall brightness, which accurately restores the scene at that time, but Uniqlo's logo color saturation is lower; the highlight of Honor V30 PRO will be slightly lower than the former, but the Calendering effect is more obvious, such as the Uniqlo logo on buildings, not only without obvious overexposure, but also with higher sharpness and more gorgeous overall color.

In addition to the above shooting scenes, Honor V30 PRO and Samsung Note10+ 5G also maintain the imaging level they should have in other daily night shooting scenes. Let's share the sample directly. Which imaging style is more suitable for your taste? You can judge for yourself.

Have to say, we can obviously see Honor V30 PRO rely on its own hardware advantages and software optimization, the night imaging performance is quite excellent, there is more obvious progress than in the past, to some extent it is not too much to regard it as the "most powerful camera phone in Honor"; Although Samsung Note10+ 5G is slightly inferior in clarity, purity and some details in some scenes, it also presents a quite transparent picture with its own strong optimization ability.

However, the light in the above night scene is relatively sufficient, so how do they perform in the low-light scene where the light is not ideal? Here, let's take a look at another set of sample sheets.

This set of samples are all straight out of the phone and do not turn on the super night view mode, but the contrast between the two is very obvious. The Honor V30 PRO shows the scene well, while ensuring the color and clarity of the picture. It is worth noting that there is no obvious smear on the stone bricks on the path. Samsung Note10+ 5G does not fully reflect the shooting scene at this time, only the highlights of the scene are retained. However, we rarely encounter such extreme scenes when we take pictures in our daily life.

Night Video comparison

In addition to taking photos, video recording is also one of the highlights of this glorious V30 PRO. The phone is equipped with a 12 million-pixel independent movie camera with built-in five-axis video smart anti-shake. The video recording ability of Samsung Note10+ 5G, needless to say, is also at the top of the list in DxOMARK.

In the same scene, the Honor V30 PRO picture is purer, the overall view is better, the color is bright, and the picture is stable, but the picture is obviously smeared. The overall brightness of Samsung Note10+ 5G is slightly higher, the picture plays smoothly, and the anti-shake effect is quite good, but there is a lot of noise in the picture, and there is also a certain smear phenomenon.

Taken together, the two phones have their own advantages and disadvantages in video recording at night, but both can shoot clearer pictures at night. However, due to different imaging styles, it is difficult to say which type is more popular with consumers. It depends on personal preference.

As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, for the Honor V30 PRO, its stand-alone movie camera is the equivalent of an ultra-wide-angle camera with a unit pixel area of 1.4 μ m, while the Samsung Note10+ 5G has a 16 million-pixel ultra-wide-angle camera.

From the actual imaging, the Honor V30 PRO screen is brighter, the color is fuller, and there is no obvious distortion at the edge of the photo. Samsung Note10+ 5G has a wider range of ultra-wide-angle imaging, can accommodate more scene information, and the picture has more tension.

Bottom line

Through this series of comparisons, we can see that Honor V30 PRO relies on a series of strong hardware configurations such as IMX600 RYYB CMOS, F1.6 aperture and its own optimization for photography, night scene imaging has been significantly improved than in the past, which can be seen in its night scene sample. Although the hardware improvement of Samsung Note10+ 5G is not radical, it does achieve better image quality than other phones with the same pixel through continuous polishing and potential tapping of the camera.

But on the other hand, Honor V30 PRO and Samsung Note10+ 5G also represent the development direction of two kinds of mobile photography to some extent. The former obtains better image quality through stronger hardware, while the latter chooses to continue to tap the potential of existing hardware through its own technological advantages. Each has its own advantages, but in my opinion, the two directions learn from each other. Mutual integration may be the development direction of mobile phone photography in the future.


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