Camera Face-Off: Huawei P10 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus

Camera Face-Off: Huawei P10 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone always come across our mind when we’re talking about the best smartphone camera. But the situation had changed 180° as Android’s mobile photography had improved dramatically in term of software algorithm and hardware like camera sensor. Today, we would like to show you the comparison of mobile photography between Huawei P10 Plus from Android and iPhone 7 Plus from Apple.

First and foremost, we would like to give you a brief description on the specs of these two smartphones. For the iPhone 7 Plus, it comes with a dual rear camera setup with 12MP sensor and 1/3″ pixel size, support up to 2X optical zoom; while Huawei P10 Plus also adopted dual rear camera setup with 20MP+12MP sensor, support up to 2X optical zoom and partnered with Leica on image optimization algorithm.

Based on the brief description above, we can see that Huawei P10 Plus has a little more advantage compared to the iPhone 7 Plus as they had collaborate with Leica, one of the most popular luxury camera manufacturers in the world. Let’s find out which smartphone offers the best camera and judge it with your own eyes!

*Huawei P10 Plus on Top, iPhone 7 Plus on below

From the above image, we can see that iPhone 7 Plus gave us an overall brighter image, but lack in details as compared to Huawei P10 Plus. Thanks to higher pixel in Huawei P10 Plus, the image taken looks better and the color reproduction is much more accurate than the former.

Next, let’s find out how both smartphones performed when shoot directly to strong light like sunlight. We can clearly see that Huawei P10 Plus performs better as the exposure and details are in place. While iPhone 7 Plus has a weaker exposure performance.

The iPhone 7 Plus works better in this round as the image looks brighter and details are well kept. On the other hand, Huawei P10 Plus trailed behind the iPhone 7 Plus this round because the details of the trees are not that sharp.

Next, we would like to show you some closeup shot such as flower. Both smartphones work really well in this category in term of details and sharpness. But unfortunately, the image taken by iPhone 7 Plus has a weaker white-balance as the petal had became orangeish.


Now we have come to the highlight of this comparison, the night shot! As we all know, night shot is also the biggest challenge for all smartphones in the market right now. Because of the limitation in size and sensor, the night shot performance can hardly reach the level of mirror-less or DSLR camera right now. But it’s still a standard that use to judge how well a smartphone camera can perform.

On the first night shot, both smartphones did a great job in this photo. The only difference between them is the image taken by iPhone 7 Plus is cooler while Huawei P10 Plus has a warmer image.

Next, let’s see the performance under complicated light source. The details captured by Huawei P10 Plus is way more better as the dots on the left side of the pool are accurately in order.

In this image, we can see that both smartphones have a really great images. Just like our first night shot, the iPhone 7 Plus image is brighter and cooler and Huawei P10 Plus image is warmer.

Finally, we can see that the light on the building are more focused in the image taken by Huawei P10 Plus; while iPhone 7 Plus image has a scattered light control.

The bonus part, both smartphones gave a tie result in this image as we can hardly differentiate which phone performs better.


After a long and intense comparison between Huawei P10 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus, we concluded that Huawei P10 Plus has the upper hand in terms of camera performance but the iPhone 7 Plus is trailing very close behind. The details, sharpness, white-balance are well shaped. Along with the co-engineering with Leica, the images are way more attractive than most smartphones in the market right now. Especially on the light control, P10 Plus did a really stunning work as the light is concentrated and looks sharper.

For more information and review about these 2 smartphones, kindly refer to our review earlier and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and share this interesting comparison to your friends!

Find out more about Huawei P10 Plus on our review below!

Huawei P10 Plus Review – The Bigger, More Mature Brother


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