The photographic proof of HUAWEI P60 Pro: what a cameraphone!

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If you are looking for “HUAWEI P60 Pro” on Google, probably the first search result will be the official page, a page that carries this claim: “Fast and stunning shots”.
Will it be true?
In fact, in recent years, smartphone manufacturers have decided to battle it out in the photographic field, promising, launch after launch, to leave themselves speechless.

However, promises are one thing, reality is one thing.

And so we decided to bring the Huawei P60 Pro to Puglia to find out how it actually behaves in the field.

The photographic proof of HUAWEI P60 Pro

Let’s start with a quick look at the photographic hardware. On the back we have three sensors:

  • The main 48 megapixel with physical aperture, optical stabilization and RYYB SuperSensing sensor;
  • The 48 megapixel Ultra Lightning telephoto lens with optical stabilization and f/2.1 aperture;
  • The 13 megapixel ultra-wide angle with f/2.2 aperture.

To this obviously we add the camera 13 megapixel front ultrawide with f/2.4 aperture.

The mechanical opening

There is one thing that impressed us more than others.

Or rather, a novelty that has proved to be more useful and versatile than expected: mechanical opening.
The main sensor has a shutter that opens and closes; this means that we can go from F/1.4 to F/4.0.
And “F” is the opening.

The lower the value, the more the shutter is open and the more light enters; the higher it is – therefore 4.0 in our case – the more it is closed and the less light enters.
By the way, you can see all this with your own eyes: there are 6 slats that open and close and which are absolutely visible to the naked eye.

Why is this important? Why it helps us to have the same feeling as a real camera.
Not in everything, of course, but you have more control.

The most striking example we can do with and photos.
Normally with a smartphone we use the homonymous mode and this is the result.

If you use the portrait mode artificial intelligence comes into play and, as you can see, everything that is not “subject” is blurred in a clear and not very gradual way. It’s not a bad thing, mind you; it is artificial but it is a choice that can, if necessary, really highlight the person you are photographing.

Using the mechanical aperture, and consequently the Opening modethings change a lot.

Huawei P60 Pro photographic test mechanical aperture

The background is slightly blurred so the subject is a little detached from the rest but not too much.

Obviously by varying the aperture you can get different results but what you will notice is that it results all gradual and natural, without artifice given by the software.

The main sensor gives you very high quality shots

The main sensor works great. In good light conditions we have high quality photos, very pleasant to look at and capable of preserving many details.

We also tried to undermine it in extreme conditions, for example with photographs in full backlight.

Huawei P60 Pro opening

Not only does it not turn the sun into a fuzzy machine but it balances the sky and the subject quite effectively.

Huawei P60 Pro backlight photo test

This too is in full backlight, in a situation that would put even professional cameras in crisis. As you can see, the statue remains quite dark but the sky is blue, we can distinguish the sun’s rays and this is all thanks to the mechanical opening.

Even in the dark you can take home extremely satisfying shots.

Huawei P60 Pro photographic test in the dark

The colors remain natural, there is no noise, there are many details. Truly astounding

The ultra-wide angle and telephoto

Then there are two other lenses: the 13 megapixel ultra-wide angle and the 48 megapixel Ultra Lightning telephoto.

In general both defend themselves very well, with balanced, vivid and faithful colors.

On the ultra-wide-angle we lose something in terms of details and we are somewhat considering that the megapixels are 13.

Huawei P60 Pro ultra-wide-angle photographic test

The telephoto lens is really good: during the day you take home photos full of details. In addition, you can also use it for portraits, combining 2x with aperture mode to get really interesting images.

Huawei P60 Pro telephoto

To get even more satisfying shots, however, you must have some basic photography or be ready to study them.

RAW shots

HUAWEI P60 Pro also provides RAW support, i.e. “raw” files that weigh more but contain much more information.
RAWs are stored in a different folder and no, opening and editing them with your smartphone is not the right choice.
Files like this can and should be worked on on your computer with software like Photoshop or Lightroom so you can enjoy them to the fullest.

Know that in good lighting conditions retain a lot of information, so you can really get more out of photo editing; in critical situations however, such as the backlit colossus, we had a bit of difficulty, with the noise increasing dramatically on the darker parts.

E i video?

You can register video up to 4K @ 60 fps. Clips boast beautiful colors and, also in this case, many details but pay attention to the stabilization: if you walk while recording it is a little more difficult. However, if you are still in place, the result is more than satisfactory.


HUAWEI P60 Pro is a full-fledged cameraphone and has nothing to envy to the competition. The Chinese giant has been working on the photographic sector of its smartphones for years now and with each launch it tries to improve a little, with results that, in our opinion, are there for all to see.

The P60 Pro is the latest evolution of this particular dedication of HUAWEI to the photographic world and is an excellent product.
Of course, it has a price – it starts from € 1,199.90 – and there are no Google services but HUAWEI has worked and continues to work to offer a more than valid alternative. In fact, an entire ecosystem.

If you are looking for a top of the range that is very advanced from a photographic point of view, the HUAWEI P60 Pro could really be for you.

Walker Ronnie is a tech writer who keeps you informed on the latest developments in the world of technology. With a keen interest in all things tech-related, Walker shares insights and updates on new gadgets, innovative advancements, and digital trends. Stay connected with Walker to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of technology.