Huawei P40 Pro Plus vs Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera Test Comparison 2020

This video is brought to you by xStation from XTB. What’s up guys, Saf here on SuperSaf TV and welcome to another SuperSafstyle camera comparison. This time it’s between theSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Huawei P40 Pro Plus. That’s a real mouthful…that’s what she said. Anyway, (chuckles) so we’re going to be checking out all aspects of the cameras, front facing rear facing. Images, video, audio, all of it. Starting with the frontfacing cameras, filming at 4k. Let’s test out the stabilization so… Just going to walk. Now let’s go ahead and run. Do the dynamic ranges like? Now I’d like to test outthe rear facing cameras. So get to test the dynamic range here. There’s in the primarycameras for the moment so let’s just test ourstabilization, using the primary cameras. Walking, now let’s run. Now, to test the ultrawide cameras for video. Once again, we’ll test outstabilization so, walking. Now most devices do have optical zoom so we are currently using 3.5which is the default marker on the P40 Pro Plus. And on the S20 Ultra, we are using 4x. So, lets wait and see. Now, we can go muchfurther so let’s try 10x. For the 10x zoom it’sactually quite difficult to do these together, so I’mactually doing them separately then we’ll put them together side by side. Now the S20 Ultra doeshave 8K video recording. So we switched to the 8K videocamera whereas we’re using the primary 4K video camera, on the people with the P40 Pro Plus. So you can just see thedifference in quality. I do you find that 8K worksbest when there’s no real motion and when you’re on a static frame. It does also crop in the S20 Ultra.

Now both can also format4K 60 frames a second just, to quickly show you what thequality and stabilization is like so, let’s just go ahead and run. And we’re also going totest 4K 60 frames a second from the front facing cameras. So you can see, dynamic range results and also stabilization. Auto focus video testson the P40 Pro Plus. And seems to be doing pretty good. Same test on the S20 Ultra and it definitely hasbeen improved with all of the recent software updates. Seems to be quite fast actually. Now before we continue, aquick thanks to our sponsor for this video, which is xStation by XTB. Now we’ve seen thefinancial markets move quite a bit because of the pandemicand you may have already heard that right now is a good time to invest. I’m very new to investments, so I’m glad I found xStation, because it’s very, very easy to use. The app allows you tospeculate on the movement of over 1500 markets likestocks, gold, oil, forex and even crypto. And my favorite thing aboutthe app is before you go in and invest real money,you can actually set up a virtual demo accountwhich is going to act like a real account but withvirtual money and you can make some investments and reallyget a feel for things. If you want to try outxStation for yourself then I’ll be leaving a linkof the description below. It’s available on both iOS and Android. Now remember, as with anyinvestment you can lose money as well as make profits. So, definitely try out thatvirtual demo account first and see how things go. Let’s now have a quick lookat the hardware before we move on to images. For the front facing cameras,the S20 Ultra does have a high resolution, butthe P40 Pro Plus does have two front facing cameras, one of them is a depth sensor. Now moving on to the rearfacing cameras we have an interesting sets of both devices do have ultra wide primary, aswell as telephoto cameras.

The P40 Pro Plus however,does have two zoom cameras. One of them is at around 3xand another one is around 10x. Which is, the highestoptical zoom that we’ve seen on any smartphone. The S20 Ultra does havearound 4x optical zoom, and the rest of it isusing a hybrid of optical and digital zoom so, it’dbe interesting to see the results here. And finally, all imagesthat you see had been shot on automatic, I haven’ttweaked any settings. But one thing that I have done is switched on the scene optimizer on both devices and that’s to make the softwarework as best as possible. Right, so starting offwith some images with the primary camera. Here you can see that bothimages are doing really well and dynamic range isalso pretty good on both the P40 Pro Plus does havethe more vibrant image and it also seems to havea little bit more contrast. But generally speaking I think both images are doing really well. Now let’s test out the zoom. So using the default zoomlevels on both devices. So this is the opticalzoom, we’ve got three times on the P40 Pro Plus and on the S20 Ultra it is around four times. And here I do prefer theS20 Ultra you can see that there’s more detail in theshadow areas of the trees and it is overall a sharper image. But then things change when you go to 10x because, this is wherethat 10x optical zoom of the P40 Pro Plus kicks in. And here you can see thatalthough the S20 Ultra is doing okay, the P40 Pro Plus does have a much sharper image. Now if we go in 30x, then onceagain the zoom capabilities of the P40 Pro Plusreally do stand out here. You can see more detail,it’s a sharper image. You can also make out some ofthe texture on the building, whereas the S20 Ultrahas kind of smoothened this out now testing out. Now testing out another image in good lighting outdoorsI think both are doing a very good job.

The P40 Pro Plus has kindof, concentrating more on the shadows whereas theultra has concentrating more on the highlights in theclouds but, nevertheless both are doing very well. Now using the first stage of optical zoom on both devices once again,I do prefer the S20 Ultra at this level. It’s an overall sharper image. Now when we do go to 10xthis is quite interesting because, the brightness does drop on the P40 Pro quite significantly. So let’s just switch backand see again you can see that difference here,whereas the S20 Ultra is more consistent. Now this may be because theP40 Pro Plus at that 10x does have a very narrow aperturearound f4.5, I believe it is. But nevertheless, it isthe sharper image overall and this is a little bitmore obvious when we do get to around 30x. If you look at the bricks,these are much clearer on the P40 Pro Plus comparedto that of the S20 Ultra. Now here’s another imagewith the primary cameras and here I do prefer the S20 Ultra. The shadow details are better maintained. The P40 Pro Plus is a littledarker in the shadow areas. Now if we start testingthe zoom, we do have the 4x which I do prefer once againon the S20 Ultra compared to the 3x on the P40 Pro Plus. And then when we do go to around 10x here, the color once again changes quite a bit of the P40 Pro Plus. So if we switch back and forth,you can see that the color has shifted quite a bit, whenwe’ve gone from 3x to 10x but, the image is sharpercompared to the S20 Ultra. And this is a little bit moreobvious when we do go in 100% on both of these images. Now when we do go over30x, then the clarity is more obvious here on the P40 Pro Plus. If you look at the slates ontop of the roof of this house, they are clearer on theP40 Pro Plus, whereas they have become a bit ofa smudge on the S20 Ultra. Now we’re going to test out the 100x zoom. I really did not wantto do this but, if I do a SuperSaf style camera comparison and missed out somethinglike this then you guys are never going to forgive me. So let’s go ahead andlook at the 100x zoom which, I am not a fan of on any smartphone but, we’ll just analyze it. So here you can see that,although neither image is usable the P40 Pro Plus is doinga better job hands down, it’s a sharper image. Once again, you can make outsome of those lines on the roof whereas those havebecome a bit of a smudge on the S20 Ultra. Now to further test this100x zoom for those of you who are interested. Here is an image, thisis what I was seeing from the primary cameras. Now I thought let me try toget in 100 times to that crane.

And, it’s quite impressivethat you can get this close with either of these smartphonesbut, it doesn’t mean you have to use either of them. But anyway, here onceagain the P40 Pro Plus it’s a sharper image. The S20 Ultra is using a lotof software processing here. The lines kind of look likethey are a bit of a painting and this is something that Ihave found S20 Ultra does do. There is a lot of software out work here and it’s very obvious so I do prefer the P40 Pro Plus here again. And test the 100x zoom onelast time, this is what I was seeing, this is the primary camera. And then when we do go to100x, we can spot these people in the absolute distance and this is where the stalker mode reallykicks in if you are using that 100x zoom. And once again the P40 ProPlus a sharper overall image at 100x, whereas the S20Ultra is kind of doing like a bit of a painting, it’s justa bit of a blur to be honest. Now I want to emphasize that, Ireally would not use 100x zoom in any situation to be honest. But, if you are interestedyes the P40 Pro Plus does have better results at 100x. But anyway, let’s move onto the ultra wide cameras. So, here is a shot fromthe primary cameras to show you the difference. Firstly, great shot on both devices, this is my precious ifyou don’t already know. I’m not flexing I justreally like, my car. But anyway, I think both are doing a really good job overall. Slight differences in color,but in terms of overall detail and sharpness, thumbs up. Now when we do switch tothe ultra wide camera, there are two things that I noticed immediately. Firstly, the S20 Ultra doeshave a much wider angle of view so you are gettingmuch more into your shots. But, the P40 Pro is alsochanging quite a bit in color. So, if we switch back andforth between the primary and the ultra wide, you can see that there is a clear difference incolor on the P40 Pro’s cameras when you do switch between them. Now, just to show you another example. Here is the shot that wehad a look at earlier on of the National Space Center. Now when we do go on tothe ultra wide, the colors are a lot more muted. Now, the AI scene optimizerwas switched on on both but, there is thatinconsistency once again, the S20 Ultra does havea wide angle of view which I do prefer. Now moving on to anotherexample so this is the shot that we looked at earlieron, when you do go from the primary camera to the ultra wide. There isn’t as much of acolor difference this time on the P40 Pro Plus. But, you can definitelynotice that you are getting much more interior shots on the S20 Ultra.

You can see more of that tree,which isn’t really visible on the the P40 Pro Plus. Now let’s move on to low light. So, this first shot I actually took at automatic, I didn’t actuallygo into the night mode just to see how they would perform a default. And here, obviously the P40Pro is doing much much better. I do you think this is thanks to that, RYYB sensor the red, yellow and a blue sensor comparedto the red green and blue. While we do say that thisallows 40% more lights in and based on the resultshere, I think that is definitely true because you’re getting much more light here on the P40 Pro Plus. And it didn’t take like along time to take the shot. Press the shutter and it was taken within a couple of seconds. It wasn’t like I had sitthere like you have to do with night mode so, very impressed here. Now when we do use therespective night modes on both devices, I stilldo prefer the P40 Pro Plus. The S20 Ultra does nowhave this purple hue and it’s quite soft in a lot of areas. Whereas you’ve got a muchsharper image on the P40 Pro Plus although, if I’m honest Iprefer it without night mode. So, if we do switch backI do prefer the image the colors are a little bitbetter, not using night mode. But the image does becomea little bit sharper when you do use night mode. Now here’s another shotonce again just take in automatic before we use night mode and the P40 Pro shining here, with it’s RYYB sensor you aregetting in a lot more light. Now when we do use nightmode on both devices the S20 Ultra, does actuallydo a pretty good job here. Colors are different on both devices. I really think it’s going tocome down to personal preference, but I think in this instance,both are doing really good with night mode. Now when into low light shots,here once again automatic and the the P40 Pro I mean, look at that. Big big difference here,that sensor is really showing it’s low light capabilities. Now when we do use nightmode, the S20 Ultra image does improve but I still doprefer the P40 Pro Plus overall. Now moving on to low light images from the ultra wide camerasthe night mode was used on both devices. And here I actually prefer the S20 Ultra. It might not be as bright butthe text does look sharper on the S20 Ultra. But, it’s going into a veryvery low light situation with the night mode turned on. I do prefer the P40 Pro Plus I mean either are doing an amazingjob but the P40 Pro Plus is definitely winning out here. The S20 Ultra is reallystruggling and it’s a very very soft image youcan barely even see the path.

Whereas you can see that much better, on the P40 Pro Plus. Now using the zoom ina low light situation was quite difficult but,the P40 Pro Plus doing a better job here. You can see that the textis sharper so this is at the 3x and the P40 Pro plus4x on the S20 Ultra, which is the optical zoom level on both devices. Now when we do go in 10x, thiswas actually very challenging to do because the P40 Pro Plus was pretty much just showing me a blank screen. And here I do prefer the S20Ultra you can see the text much better, it’s a brighter image. Now this might once again be down to the very narrow aperture thatyou have at that zoom level. Whereas it looks like the S20Ultra is using software, plus the four times optical zoom. So it does give you anoverall better result at the 10x zoom in low light. Now looking at some portrait images where the background is blurred,both devices do have a time of flight sensor so youcan see that the edges have been maintained very very well. The bit between my armhas also been blurred out which I’m very very happy with. Slight differences in color,I do prefer the colors a little bit better onthe S20 Ultra compared to the P40 Pro. But nevertheless, bothare doing a good job. This was taken from the primary cameras. Now if you do switch to2x which, in my opinion is the best focal length forportraits on a smartphone. Here, both are actuallydoing a pretty good job. The P40 Pro is sharper however,the S20 Ultra does look a bit too soft for my liking. Now, some of the sharpness does seem to be software sharpness on the P40 Pro Plus but, I still do preferit to the S20 Ultra. Now on the P40 Pro Plusyou also have an option for 3x for portraits and thisyou can definitely notice that software processing that is giving that over sharpened effect should we say. And I definitely think thatthe 2x is better to use than the 3x for portraitson the P40 Pro Plus. Now moving on to anotherportrait shot using the primary cameras. And here the P40 Pro Plusfor me is doing much better, the S20 Ultra has struggled a little bit with the edges around my head and hair. It’s also not picked upthat section between my arms and my jacket and my clothesare also a little bit brighter on the P40 Pro Plus, soit seems to have done a better job in terms of the exposure. Now using the 2x on here,once again I do prefer the P40 Pro Plus, It does have a brighterimage and it’s also sharper. I know some of thatmight be done to software but the S20 Ultra does looka bit too soft for my liking. Once again, you can do the 3xbut, I’m not hugely impressed with the results at the 3xwhen you’re shooting portraits on the P40 Pro Plus. Now moving on to selfies. So, here we’ve got a shotin my car and both doing a really good job overall. I do prefer the colors alittle bit on the P40 Pro Plus. If you look at myjacket, I think that it’s a bit more accurate whereas the S20 Ultra is a little bit more on the yellow side. Now on outdoor shots withgood lights, I think both are doing a good job overall. The people with the Pro Plushas maintained more details in the shadows whereas, theS20 Ultra is a little bit dark in the foreground but overallI think both are doing a good job.

Colors here I would sayare a bit more accurate on the S20 Ultra the P40Pro Plus, a little bit on the blue side. And if you do test out anextreme situation where there’s a lot of backlight, theS20 Ultra doing more of a silhouette, whereas the P40 Pro Plus has kind of prioritized theforeground without blowing out the background too much. So, I do prefer the P40Pro Plus here compared to the S20 Ultra when itcomes to dynamic range from the front facing camera. Now using the portrait modefrom both devices, I think both are doing a good job here. The S20 Ultra does strugglequite a bit with me, especially when I have sunglasses on with the beard. If I remove one or theother, then it’s okay. Although this beard doesn’t come off. But anyway, I do thinkthat the P40 Pro Plus is doing a better job here. If you look at the seatbehind me, the S20 Ultra has kind of taken thatas part of me as well. So it’s kind of done an edge that. Whereas the P40 Pro Plus, hasblurred that a little bit too so, that depth sensor reallydoes seem to be coming into play which I do really like. Now here is anotherportrait mode selfie and in terms of edges I think bothare doing really really good. I do prefer the P40 Pro Plusimage overall I would say it just seems a tad sharperand also once again, those shadow details area little brighter compared to that of the S20 Ultra. Although the S20 Ultra does seem to have more accurate colors when you look at those blacks compared to the P40 Pro Plus. But, might just be personalpreference but I do like the selfie camera,thanks that depth sensor of the P40 Pro Plus. Now low light selfies are here. P40 Pro Plus clearly doingbetter it’s a sharper image, the colors are also better maintained. The S20 Ultra, looking alittle bit soft now using the front facing flash on both devices. Once again I do preferthe P40 Pro Plus here. It’s not as washed out andit’s also sharper compared to the S20 Ultra whichis quite Soft overall. Right, so those were the results. Wow, that’s a lot to cover. This is going to be a long camera comparisonI already know it. Anyway, I think bothdid perform really well. I’m pretty impressedwith the software updates that we’ve had on the S20 Ultra. While we have said that there’s going to be another software update before the official release around the 25th of June, but nevertheless it’s still doing prettygood overall right now.

Now for images with the primarycamera, I think both did a really good job in a good light. We had lots of detail, gooddynamic range, colors were here and there a few times but I dothink that’s going to come down to personal preference. Now when it comes to zoomthis is quite interesting because when you’re ataround the 3x to 4x mark the S20 Ultra does perform better. But, when you do go on to10 X or anything above that, then the P40 Pro Plus does perform better. Now that is thanks to that 10 times optical zoom periscope lens. Now the S20 Ultra also uses periscope zoomtechnology around the 4x which might be the reasonwhy it’s performing better at that level compared to the P40 Pro Plus because, at that level the people Pro Plus is notusing periscope technology. And when it comes to low lights I thinkoverall P40 Pro Plus, that RYYB sensor just means you can get in a lot more light so we did have consistently betterresults even without night mode on the P40 Pro Plus and that’s a muscle. But for the zoom in low light as we saw at around three to 4x, theP40 Pro Plus did do better but when you went 10x, theS20 Ultra did do better. Now that might be becauseof that narrow aperture on the P40 Pro Plus at that zoom level. For ultra wide, I didprefer the S20 Ultra overall because, you do have amuch wider angle of view. And colors were inconsistenton the P40 Pro Plus when we went to thatultra wide camera compared to the primary camera. Now, the colors can easily beimproved via software updates. As mentioned we will begetting a software update soon. And also when we didgo to the zoom I think the color consistency did change quite a bit as well, as you saw. So hopefully these are thingsthat can be improved before the final final software updatethat’s going to be coming soon. Now for portraits, I thinkboth did okay but I did prefer the sharper results on P40 Pro Plus more. Now for video it was actually quite close. I did prefer the P40 ProPlus in such situations and in others I preferred the S20 Ultra. So for overall dynamic range I did prefer the P40 Pro Plus especially,at that shots where we were at the reservoir.

The S20 Ultra was a little bit too dark for my liking, comparedto the P40 Pro Plus. For stabilization, I thinkboth were pretty similar and both did a really goodjob but, when you do get to 60 frames a second, thenthe S20 Ultra was more stable. The P40 Pro Plus, it seemsdoes not have stabilization at 60 frames a second. The S20 Ultra does have 8kvideo, if that’s something that you’re interested in. And it also seemed to do abetter job at 10x zoom for video. Now, it seems like theP40 Pro Plus is not using that 10 times optical zoom for video. I’m not sure if this is once again down to that narrow aperture whichmight produce a dark results. But, the S20 Ultra for videoat 10x was definitely better. Now for video from the frontfacing camera, I did prefer the S20 Ultra overall. It was wider, the P40Pro does seem to punch in quite a bit and I did think it had slightly better dynamicrange especially when we went to 4k 60 frames a second. However, for general selfiesI did prefer the P40 Pro Plus. It’s got a great portraitmode, that’s thanks to that depth sensor. For slow motion the P40 Pro Plus, does have higher frame rates. You’ve got up, to it’saround 7,000 something. I don’t quite rememberwhat the number is but, it’s super, super slowmotion around 256 times. Now as far as I’m aware,it is using software to kind of fill in a few of these frames. But regardless, that level of slow motion is very very impressive on any smartphone. For audio you can goback and have a listen. I think personally for me, I did prefer the P40 Pro Plus overall. That’s what I think anyway,what do you guys think? Do let me know in the comments below. If you want to see lotsof images posted from lots of different devices then dogive me a follow on Instagram. I’m @supersaf, I reallydo hope you enjoyed this very detailed and indepth video SuperSaf style. I try to cover as much as I could. Took me many many days. If you did, then do hit that thumbs up on and please do subscribeto the channel and hit that bell icon so you don’tmiss any future coverage. Thanks for watching,this Saf on SuperSaf TV and I’ll see you next time. (bright music)

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