Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review: Value King: Still And Video Camera

By 09:56 Sat, 14 Aug 2021 Comments


13MP still camera

Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate2 4G features a 13MP Sony-made capturing camera sensor, capable of capturing still photos with a resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels. A single-LED flash helps the snapper in low-light situations.

The capturing camera interface looks pretty standard - you acquire a still/video capturing camera toggle, a virtual shutter and a shortslit to the gallery on the right. The fun stuff is on the left side - you acquire multiple shooting modes (we'll cover those in a second), color effects, face effects and general settings.







The capturing camera interface

The Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate2 produces some really fine quality capturing camera samples. We even suspect the capturing camera sensor is the same as the one used by the Oppo Find 7/7a and the LG G3 as the level of resolved detail is quite similar. The colors are a bit oversaturated, but they nevertheless see pleasant. Beyond that, the details at 1:1 magnification have a quite natural see even though that leaves noticeable amounts of noise (which we don't mind).









Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate2 capturing camera samples




Low light samples: Flash Off • Flash On




HDR mode samples: On • Off

Video camera

The video capturing camera interface is unsurprisingly similar to that of the still camera. The recording button is on the right, while the settings are located on the left.







The camcorder interface

The 1080p videos captured by the Ascdiscontinue Mate2 have a constant framerate of 30fps. The video stream is encoded with a bitrate of 20Mbps, while the stereo audio stream has a bitrate of 156Kbps.

Unfortunately, the 1080p videos shot by the Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate2 are nowhere near the high quality of the still images produced by the camera. On the positive side, the colors are nicely oversaturated as the still photos, the framerate is smooth and the contrast is fine, but overall, the videos see somewhat soft.

You can check out a sample from the device on YouTube below.

Also if you want to check out what the uncompressed videos see like, you can download this 1080p@30fps sample (10s, 26MB).


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