"It would be entirely wrong, however, to judge the 40MP images, as they weren't meant to be used that way. For a more technical perspective you can check out our article on the topic, but let's just say that the entire point of the 40MP camera is to get good-looking 10MP images, not full-res 40MP ones."
Completely wrong. It is clear that gsmarena didn't understand the purpose of a Quad Bayer sensor back then. The main purpose has always been: getting two cameras within one camera, a high resolution camera and a low resolution camera.
But a high resolution sensor needs more light for a good signal to noise ratio at pixel level. It also takes longer to read out the full resolution mode and it also takes longer to process, so there is less time available for capturing multiple frames and therefore it can happen that not enough light is captured. Furthermore, the Quad Bayer color filter array can produce artifacts, many manufacturers couldn't handle the artifacts. Due to these issues, several manufacturers couldn't really leverage the high resolution mode of the Quad Bayer sensor and therefore some journalists as well as gsmarena spread misinformation that the purpose of a Quad Bayer sensor was better low resolution photos, even though manufacturers often didn't use the Quad Bayer HDR algorithm, which can produce artifacts, too.
AnonD-1042141, 16 Jul 2022It has OIS, stop spreading misinformation yourself.No, it doesn't.
Seems a bit pointless arguing over a 5 year old phone.
In any case, the OIS is disabled because the massive issues involved in combining images from 4 lenses was not feasible.
hello guys which one should I buy in 2022 p20 pro or mate 20 pro which one will be the best. kind regards and thanks
The phone is a camera beast,even though with the outdated Kirin chip
AnonD-1042141, 22 Jun 2022It has OIS, learn to read and stop spreading misinformationYou should stop spreading misinformation. The P20 Pro did not have OIS according to Huawei. Back then, some journalists just expected that there would be OIS and didn't look at the official specifications. Ifixit only assumed that there is OIS hardware inside. It was speculated that it was disabled by Huawei, if there were really elements of OIS hardware. According to Huawei's official specifications, the main camera did not have OIS.
Basti, 14 Jan 2022The main camera has OIS. No, that's wrong. The specs from gsmarena are wrong. Huawei's official specs did NOT mention OIS. It was the company ifixit who just assumed (! ! !) that the hardware contains OIS hardware. See dpreview.com/news/7664960957/ifixit-teardown-reveals-ois-on-all-three-cameras-in-the-huawei-p20-pro
"In the official Huawei specifications, only the tele-lens with 80mm equivalent focal length is listed as optically stabilized, while the RGB main camera and the the monochrome secondary unit rely on the Kirin chipset's neural processing unit for ensuring sharp images."
"which makes us wonder if there are plans to activate this hardware via a firmware update at some point in the future."
Ifixit: "Officially, only the little 8 MP telephoto cam gets hardware OIS"
So, the P20 Pro main camera does not have OIS. Huawei even never confirmed that there are elements of OIS hardware inside.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2021The P20 Pro main camera didn't have OIS.It has OIS, learn to read and stop spreading misinformation
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2021The P20 Pro main camera didn't have OIS.The main camera has OIS.
My huawei20pro 3.5y and still working perfect even many time felt down..and batter kept half of day if use internet non stop..
The P20 Pro main camera didn't have OIS.
Been using it for over 2yrs and its still as fast as lightning and battery is still at 93% health after all the usage I have give this phone now that is special.
I am still waiting for the latest android up date which is arriving shortly am told, and then I am going to try and get another year or two out of it.
Well done Huawei.
Sam, 18 Jan 2021My phone continuously freezing.In my opinion there are better less expensive phones out there.Same problem here
My phone continuously freezing.In my opinion there are better less expensive phones out there.
Great phone upgraded from samsung and its paid off the battery is awesome and charges 45% in half a hour. 128gb more memory to fill.
why wgen phone sleep, projection(video) view didnt play?
I bought p20pro and its been telling me that all the system has stopped automatically and once its start showing that the phone will not work again how do I do it?
My wife purchased a p20 pro can we buy the upgraded sim slot for either an extra sim or put in a nm memory card cant find any information about it
i am i phone user 1st time ever i used p20 pro its amazing battery timing, camera, over all performance i realized its better then i phone x