Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Released September 2022

Ultra-Premium (>$800)
Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Summary


Pros

  • High quality photos in all typical situations with truly outstanding performance in low light
  • Innovative variable aperture system that is great for taking group portraits and low-light images
  • Great image quality from ultra-wide camera
  • Excellent zoom capabilities, with images containing a high level of detail at all distances
  • High-quality video indoors and outdoors
  • Very consistent still image performance for the front camera, including exposure, focus, noise and flash
  • Excellent display color rendering in every lighting condition
  • Good sound signature in playback, with an overall satisfying audio performance
  • Very efficient background noise reduction in audio recordings
  • Audio Zoom capabilities
  • Excellent charging experience in both wired and wireless

Cons

  • Shutter lag in challenging conditions, increasing the chances of missing the desired moment
  • Lack of accurate image preview compared with final capture
  • Lack of 5G connectivity at this price point
  • Low-light performance in front-camera images
  • Lack of screen brightness in outdoor conditions
  • Significant audio quality deterioration at maximum volume
  • Poor autonomy, with just over a day and a half when used moderately
  • Poor efficiency because of a high discharge current

Scores


149
camera
2023
Overall Camera Score i
149
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
152
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
Top score Best
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
80
Preview i
63
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
148
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
141
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

141
display
2023
Overall Display Score i
141
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
146
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
163
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
136
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
88
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
147
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
140
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
144
audio
2023
Overall Audio Score i
144
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
151
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
131
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

103
battery
Overall Battery Score i
103
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
88
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
145
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
83
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 14h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h28
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
0h45
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
5h51 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
145
selfie
2023
Overall Selfie Score i
145
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 151
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Photo i
147
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 149
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Video i
143
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 156

Specifications


162.1 x 75.5 x 8.5mm

Dimensions

4G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

256/512 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Tele

Main camera
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