Lumia 1020 Vs. Huawei P20 Pro

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Introduction

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While most makers are coming up with all sorts of different dual capturing camera setups, Huawei figured that's no longer enough and fitted three on the back of the P20 Pro. But 3 is not the number that's captivated us most; rather, it's 40 - the P20 Pro comes with a 40MP primary camera.

The last time a sensor with this many pixels was put in a smartphone, at least a mainstream one, was the Lumia 1020, still in the recent Nokia's days. The 1020 had a 41MP multi aspect sensor, capable of taking 38MP 4:3 stills.


Well, as luck would have it, we have one such Lumia lying around, in full working order. So we did the only logical thing, fired up the five-year-recent 1020 and took it for a walk around the park alongside the brand recent Huawei P20 Pro.

Blind shootout

We bet you saw that coming. Now, since the P20 Pro has a couple of extra megapixels, we cropped its images to match the Lumia's 38MP, so the resolution doesn't immediately reveal what's what. We also stripped the photos of their EXIF data, for obvious reasons.

We've provided crops for side-by-side viewing, and there are also the full-size images underneath if you want to see around.

First up, the snail scene. 1:1 crops from 38MP discontinue up pretty tight, but there's detail to be resolved on the snail's head and there's also some foliage behind it.


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