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Home > New Gear > Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Mi CC9 Pro) vs Huawei P30 Pro: the battle between two best camera phones
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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Mi CC9 Pro) vs Huawei P30 Pro: the battle between two best camera phones

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Mi CC9 Pro) vs Huawei P30 Pro: the battle between two best camera phones

By  Sophia Windsor 2019-11-06 23015 1

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (aka Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro) has been just officially released. The phone has attracted wide attention for its ground-breaking 108MP Penta rear cameras. It becomes the new rival of many other popular camera phones like Huawei P30 Pro. Now, we are going to compare these two best camera phones and see which one is the best choice for photography lovers.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: main specs


 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Huawei P30 Pro

Display

6.47-inch OLED dewdrop curved screen

6.47-inch OLED dewdrop curved screen

Screen resolution

2340 x 1080 pixels

2340 x 1080 pixels

IP rate

No

IP 68 splash, water and dust resistant

Processor

Snapdragon 730G

Kirin 980

GPU

Adreno 618

Mali-G76 MP10

Rear camera

● 108MP primary lens: 1/1.33” large photosensitive element, 1.6um 4-in-i large pixels, 7P lens (8P lens only on 8GB + 256GB version), f/1.69 aperture, 4-axis optical anti-shaking;

● 20MP ultra wide-angle lens: 117 degree field of view, 1.5cm super macro;

● 12MP portrait lens: 2x optical zoom, 1.4um large pixels, dual PDAF

● 5MP super telephoto lens: 10x hybrid optical zoom, 50x digital zoom, 4-axis optical anti-shaking;

● 2MP macro lens: 2-10cm, AF macro photography

● Dual soft light; dual LED flash light  

● 40MP Wide Angle Lens (f/1.6 aperture, OIS)

● 20MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens (f/2.2 aperture)

● 8MP Telephoto lens (f/3.4 aperture,OIS)

Front camera

32MP: 1.6um 4-in-1 large pixels, f/2.0 large aperture

32MP (f/2.0 aperture)

Battery

5260mAh

4200mAh battery

Charging

Support 30W fast charging

Support 40W fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging

Operating system

MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 Pie

EMUI 10 based on Android 10

Memory

6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM;

8 GB RAM + 128/256GB ROM

6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM;

8 GB RAM + 128/256/512 GB ROM

Memory expansion

Not support

Support NM (Nano Memory) up to 256GB

3.5mm headphone jack

Yes

No

In-screen fingerprint sensor

Yes

Yes

NFC

Yes

Yes

Dimensions

157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm (6.21 x 2.92 x 0.38 inch)

158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm (6.22 x 2.89 x 0.33 inch)

Weight

208g

192g

Price

6GB + 128GB version: $609.99 on Gearbest;
8GB + 256GB version: 649 euros (about $718)

8GB + 256GB version: $899.99 on Gearbest (flash sale price)

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: design

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Huawei P30 Pro come with the similar design. As we can see, both of them adopt a 6.47-inch curved screen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution and a dewdrop notch, which will offer you a comfortable grip and immersive visual experience. The only difference lies in the back. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is equipped with 5 vertical aligned camera lens and dual LED flash light, while the Huawei P30 Pro offers 3 vertical aligned camera lens and there is a TOF lens and an LED flashlight on the back.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: design

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: camera specs

As we can see from the main camera specs of the two smartphones below, both Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Huawei P30 Pro offers a 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. However, they offer different rear cameras.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 comes with Penta rear cameras, consisting of a 108MP primary lens with 1/1.33” large photosensitive element and OIS function, a 20MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 12MP portrait lens, a super telephoto lens with the support of 10x hybrid optical zoom and 50X digital zoom and OIS function, and a macro lens which supports 2-10cm and AF macro photography. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 also offers dual soft lights and dual LED flash lights for better shooting effect.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Penta rear cameras

As a contrast, the Huawei P30 Pro offers modest camera specs. It only has quad rear cameras: a 40MP wide angle lens with f/1.6 aperture and OIS function, a 20MP ultra wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP telephoto lens with f/3.4 aperture and OIS function, and a TOF lens.

According to the camera specs that each phone have offered us, we can conclude that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 will offer overall better shooting qualities especially when taking telephoto images.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: DXOMARK score

According to the latest DXOMARK camera list, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition (8+256GB), the Chinese version of Xiaomi Mi Note 10, tops the DXOMARK list with 121 points, which is the same as Huawei Mate 30 Pro.While the Huawei P30 Pro gains 116 camera points, which presently ranks fifth on the published list of the DXOMARK.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: DXOMARK score

The detailed camera performance of the two phones on the DXOMARK test are shown as below:


 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Huawei P30 Pro

Night

56

59

Wide

39

34

Exposure and contrast

94

94

Color

88

86

Autofocus

99

100

Texture

84

72

Noise

80

78

Artifacts

69

69

Zoom

109

95

Bokeh

70

70

Photo total points

130

125

Video total points

102

97

From their detailed scores, we can easily know that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers overall better camera performance in both photo and video. Specifically speaking, it does a better job in the aspect of wide-angle, color, texture, noise, zoom, etc.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: processor

In terms of processor, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is equipped a Snapdragon 730G processor and Adreno 618 GPU, while the Huawei P30 Pro is powered by a Kirin 980 processor and Mali-G76 MP10. The Snapdragon 730G is a powerful mid-range processor, while the Kirin 980 is a powerful high-end processor. So there is no doubt that the Kirin 980 is more powerful than Snapdragon 730G.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is equipped a Snapdragon 730G processor

However, if you are not a game fan, the Snapdragon 730G is enough for your daily use. And it can also easily cope with some ordinary games. Presently, there are also other popular phones use this processor, such as Redmi K20 (Xiaomi Mi 9T), Samsung Galaxy A80 and OPPO Redno 2, etc.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: battery and charging

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is equipped with a large 5260mAh battery and it supports 30W fast charging, while the Huawei P30 Pro offers a smaller 4200mAh battery with the support of 40W fast charging and 15W wireless charging.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 battery and charging

According to Xiaomi official, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 can offer up to 2 days long autonomy without charging. So the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 will offer you longer using time. While Huawei P30 Pro has advantages in fast charging, as it support 40W fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: operating system and other aspects


In terms of other aspects, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 runs the latest MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 Pie, while the Huawei P30 Pro runs the latest EMUI 10 based on Android 10. In addition, both Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Huawei P30 Pro offer the memory combination of 6+128GB, 8+128GB, and 8+256GB. The Huawei P30 Pro also offers 8+512GB version.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 runs the latest MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Besides, both Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Huawei P30 Pro offer an in-screen fingerprint sensor and support NFC function for your convenience. The difference is that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is certified by Hi-Res Audio. However, the Huawei P30 Pro removes the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Pro: price and which one to choose?


Before we make the final decision, let’s compare their prices. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 6GB+128GB version has been available on Gearbest with the price of $609.99, while the 8GB + 256GB version is officially priced at 649 euros (about $718) in Spain launch event. The Huawei P30 Pro 8GB +256GB version costs $899.99 (flash sale price) on Gearbest.

Therefore, in terms of 8GB + 256GB version, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is about $180 cheaper than Huawei P30 Pro. So which one should you buy?

To answer this question, you must consider about your personal preference and daily needs first. If you just like taking photos very much and don’t have a high requirement for other hardware specs like processors, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is the best choice for you. As the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is the best camera phone so far and it can even compete with Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Moreover, you can get it with a much cheaper price than most of camera phones on the market.

However, if you want a phone with excellent performance in both camera and processor, the Huawei P30 Pro is the right one for you. As the Huawei P30 Pro not only does a good job in photography, but also has a powerful Kirin 980 processor, so it will meet your needs in both shooting quality images and enhanced gaming performance.


 You may also want to read:
 Don’t miss out! Xiaomi Mi Note 10 exclusive global launch hit on Gearbest
 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 FAQ: these things you may want to know about Xiaomi’s new phone
 Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition scores the same DXOMARK points as Huawei Mate 30 Pro and become the new photo champion

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