iPhone XS Max vs. Huawei P30 Pro camera comparison

  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • The Huawei P30 Pro has an excellent camera that has proved to be tough to beat. So how does the flagship Apple iPhone XS Max stack up? I take these two phones through a series of challenges, like how they handle portrait mode and low light and night photos, and test out the extreme zoom on the P30 Pro.
    Correction: In the selfie video section at 5:00 the labels of the P30 Pro and iPhone XS Max were swapped. The image on the left is from the P30 Pro and on the right is the iPhone XS Max.
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Comments • 713

  • CNET
    CNET  6 months ago +25

    Thanks for watching! Which photos did you prefer, the Huawei P30 Pro or the iPhone XS Max? Let us know. Correction: at 5:00 the labels for the selfie videos are the wrong way around. The iPhone XS Max is on the right, while the P30 Pro is on the left.

    • Mauricio Gonzalez
      Mauricio Gonzalez 5 months ago

      Huawei p30 pro

    • Choco Fish
      Choco Fish 6 months ago

      I have the Huawei P30 pro and they need to improve the video with an update as it seems to get framerate drops when your panning in the main lens and specially when you switch between the different lens. Which is horrible and ruining the video.
      I see the made improvements to the AF zoom lens in .153. Time to i improve the video next!

    • Syed Waqas
      Syed Waqas 6 months ago

      Even after ban p30 pro ❤️

    • aiman firdaus
      aiman firdaus 6 months ago

      Huawei Audio is so good...is better

    • 滴水三
      滴水三 6 months ago

      Folding Brompton Oh,I guess when America used the US surveillance program PRISM to control you,you must be very happy because you are a American slave~lol

  • Alladinah Phiri
    Alladinah Phiri 8 days ago

    P30 pro

  • Naresh Technical
    Naresh Technical 14 days ago

    P30 pro is best

  • ioannis kontalipos
    ioannis kontalipos 15 days ago

    of course p30 pro.... apple sucks only for smartwatches

  • Dylan Power
    Dylan Power Month ago

    iPhone = video, portrait and HDR
    Huawei = zoom and low light

  • Trt4k belgesel izmir izle bence

    Iphone xs max naturel photo shooting 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🏆🏆👍🏼🏆👍🏼 vs huawei p30 pro zoom video photo shooting 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🏆🏆👍🏼🏆👍🏼

  • Wanderpol Tsolokoy's
    Wanderpol Tsolokoy's 2 months ago

    How funny comparing a lower pixel density with a much higher pixels but iphone is taking better real life colours than huawei. Lol

  • Dylan Power
    Dylan Power 2 months ago

    Huawei for zoom and low light. iPhone for portrait, HDR and video

  • Fly 4 fun Tech Freak
    Fly 4 fun Tech Freak 2 months ago

    iPhone Xs canot compete with Huawei P30 Pro becose the Iphone price is duble than Huawei P30 pro and just from that perspectiv the Huawei is apsolutly the King,All that iPhone has better is the Screan and can shoot at the 4K 60 FPS but it dose not 4K display so...

  • Rice Cooker
    Rice Cooker 2 months ago

    8:09 if u are a photographer u will be using a dslr and not a cell phone cam haha

  • chris G
    chris G 2 months ago

    iPhone XS is more Color Accurate take more Details on the pictures than the P30!? p30 pro is wash out and over processed! iPhone Are King of 4k Videos!! iPhone XS weakness are super dark scenarios!

  • saudur rahman saidur rahman

    P 30 PRO

  • Tien Tran
    Tien Tran 2 months ago

    Security or not, if i cant compete with you. Im going to ban you.

    SOULA GLAMOROUS FAN 2 months ago +2

    *4:19** P 30 Pro fake af*
    *6:34** better the iphone*

  • SparkMaster Art
    SparkMaster Art 2 months ago

    Xs max

  • Hidayat J
    Hidayat J 3 months ago

    I hate iPhone

  • Haseeb Zainpopz
    Haseeb Zainpopz 3 months ago +1

    *P30 is Best*
    *Zooming* 👌
    *Night mode low light* 💡 👌
    *Video Sound Recording Quality* 🔈👌
    *4K Video Recording Quality* 👌
    *Video stabilisation* 👌

    *In the Case Iphone XS max*
    *Selfi HDR Quality in such Case* 👌

  • Haseeb Zainpopz
    Haseeb Zainpopz 3 months ago +1

    *P30 PRO* is best camera zooming Phone , No Confusion

  • Cami Q
    Cami Q 3 months ago +2

    I think Huawei P30 won all The way, I have one and I love it! I'm sorry but I hate iPhone

  • Prince Rohit
    Prince Rohit 3 months ago +1

    East or West Xiaomi is best.

  • sherima Sherian
    sherima Sherian 3 months ago

    Yep it's official I am going to order the P30 Pro. Me estoy mudando para el USA en 2 semanas. So tengo que comprarlo antes de irme 💓😊💗

  • luzmaria olario-trampe
    luzmaria olario-trampe 3 months ago +1

    P30 Pro is much better

  • MaartenGodzilla
    MaartenGodzilla 3 months ago

    Iphone is the KING for video 🎥 🎬

  • Ninja Meltz
    Ninja Meltz 3 months ago +1

    The iPhone doesn’t have your phone like huaiwi phones. Good job Chinese banned in america

  • R B
    R B 3 months ago +1

    The iPhone day photos are way better that the huawei day photos

  • YZ
    YZ 3 months ago +1

    Will get Huawei for my next phone

  • Ashar Writes
    Ashar Writes 3 months ago

    P30 pro is better

  • IsugMasuko C2O
    IsugMasuko C2O 3 months ago +3

    The best phone in the future thats why its banned in the U.S

  • mk1212wq
    mk1212wq 3 months ago

    I would go for the p30 ,Just for that color at the back !

  • Majid Hussain
    Majid Hussain 3 months ago

    alexy 🥰

  • Rantech Nartech
    Rantech Nartech 3 months ago

    Lets make a night into a day 😂😂😂lol huawei thats what your camera did. android users still mongoloid.

  • Mr.s.k Lulla
    Mr.s.k Lulla 3 months ago

    Beautiful p

    PAC VILL 3 months ago

    Ain't nobody got love for LG 7 ??
    Anyway , a big shot out for the Xs Max.

  • Daud Fahad
    Daud Fahad 3 months ago +1

    P30 Pro is beast 💪 but RIP for IPhone 😂😂😂

  • fabiola cruz de la cruz

    HUAWEI sin duda

  • Miguel Costa
    Miguel Costa 3 months ago

    iPhone XS Max is best mobile phone ever. Is better than Huawei P30 pro, in software câmaras in everything.

  • Hashim Khan
    Hashim Khan 3 months ago

    ignore the effects, iphone is giving the original color

    • Hashim Khan
      Hashim Khan 3 months ago

      @Daud Fahad yes, iphone is giving colors that our eyes can see, and huawei crap is giving a slight effect on that color, if phone shows you pretty face of yourself, then it doesnt mean that it has good camera, it means there are builtin filters in camera that they dont want people to know and dumb people like you think that there camera is best, but when iphone show you what you really are, you people think its bad camera, while you are ugly AF

    • Daud Fahad
      Daud Fahad 3 months ago

      😂😂😂😂 Original Colors Seriously???

  • Hashim Khan
    Hashim Khan 3 months ago

    even iphone 3g is better than p30 pro

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 3 months ago


  • khabab qari
    khabab qari 3 months ago

    I m a Travelers And I Need Best Camera Smartphone and Which Phone You prefer Me to Buy??

  • Didar Loqman
    Didar Loqman 3 months ago +3

    Im watching from my iphone xs max 🤩🤩
    The iphone its best ever💪💪💪

    • Stash Box
      Stash Box 3 months ago

      Is it better with low light video

    • Andeep Mabesele
      Andeep Mabesele 3 months ago

      Didar Loqman I think they missed the part where they said the Huawei has 2019 technology.

  • Rolex Addict
    Rolex Addict 3 months ago

    For very low lighted conditions, zoom and wide angle p30 pro
    For portrait, well lit conditions and video xs max
    P30 pro is not way better... Wait for the new iphone

  • New goverment
    New goverment 3 months ago

    iPhone won easily

  • jiyeon 2000
    jiyeon 2000 3 months ago +2

    After the video i decided to buy Hawaii p30pro💗

    NEPALI BUDDHA GURKHA 3 months ago

    Waiting for p 40

    NEPALI BUDDHA GURKHA 3 months ago

    Which should I buy xsmax or p 30 pro

  • Babul jamal
    Babul jamal 4 months ago +2

    Huawei P30 Pro is bast

  • Babul jamal
    Babul jamal 4 months ago

    Huawei is Beats

  • Mpanga Robert
    Mpanga Robert 4 months ago +2

    Huawei P30 pro is a beast

  • Happiness Charles
    Happiness Charles 4 months ago +3

    The p30 pro is beautiful and better

  • Ramshad
    Ramshad 4 months ago +2

    i am watching from my XS

  • Rodvin Lumuntad
    Rodvin Lumuntad 4 months ago +1

    5:11 should be the iphone un left and p30 pro to the right..

  • Kwasi Lartey
    Kwasi Lartey 4 months ago +3

    iPhone X max all the way

  • kiran Bashyal
    kiran Bashyal 4 months ago

    Videos are way better in iPhone and still images too whenever there is plenty of light, however night mode and 50x zoom is way ahead in p30 pro...

    • Razvan Manea
      Razvan Manea 4 months ago

      And 5x, 10x,25, are better on huawei, the image clarity is better. I know iphone is a little bit better at video, but huawei destroys iphone at photography

  • Fernando Calventer Huwae

    I choose u😘

  • jheng nazal
    jheng nazal 4 months ago +1

    Not match .instead of p30,=.I choose 1 7plus pro .😊😊😊👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • hiks iks
    hiks iks 4 months ago +3

    Iphone hire is like Nokia 3310 ,compare to incomparable Huawei P30 Pro

  • Rafael Andre Bagano
    Rafael Andre Bagano 4 months ago

    5:15 that is wrong..... it should be P30 pro on the left and iPhone XS Max on the right 😊

  • Jay Aquino
    Jay Aquino 4 months ago +2

    Bought my P30pro 9 days ako and the camera is superb!

  • Rob Svm
    Rob Svm 4 months ago +10

    * Huawei wins hands down because the Battery lasts for TWO WHOLE DAYS ! (4200) ma/hr. and it charges fully in ONE HOUR. That is very important.