Huawei Mate 50 Pro Vs iPhone 14 Pro – Camera performance comparison

Apple and Huawei are two major heavyweights in the smartphone market. However, after Huawei was banned, the Chinese manufacturing giant is now taking a back seat. Nevertheless, the company still releases flagships comparable to Apple’s iPhones. In the second half of this year, Huawei Mate 50 series and iPhone 14 series attracted attention. Some even claim that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro are the most important smartphones of the second half of this year.

Of course, many smartphone enthusiasts will want to know the daily performance of these devices. So, this comprehensive review looks at the performance of these smartphones. It takes into account the camera, games and battery life as well as the design.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro


When it comes to cellphone images, Huawei and Apple are tough to beat. Both have their own unique image styles and their own audiences. Therefore, for consumers, choosing a style you can accept is often more important than looking at hardware parameters. Therefore, we will not say too much about the settings.

iphone 14 pro
Source: TechRadar

Huawei Mate 50 Pro is equipped with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto lens and a 50-megapixel super optical camera. It also supports proximity light sensors, laser focus sensors, 10-channel multispectral sensors, Huawei XMAGE images, etc. The iPhone 14 Pro comes with a 48-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel telephoto, 12-megapixel ultrawide. and a TOF 3D LiDAR scanner. This smartphone also comes with a new ProRAW mode. This mode gives much better and also much larger images.

Simply put, the highlights of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro are variable aperture, F1.4 large aperture, Huawei XMAGE Picture Style and a 200x zoom range. As for the iPhone 14 Pro, it has a better main camera of 48 MP, supports ProRAW mode and the sensor size also improves.

Both are true jewels of imagery. In addition to the high-quality main camera, the sub-camera doesn’t seem to “dial the numbers”. With their respective state-of-the-art imaging algorithms, they represent almost the maximum level of mobile imaging. Next, let’s look at how the two products perform in different scenarios.

Daytime pictures

First, in the daytime with good light, you can clearly see the difference between the two. The iPhone 14 Pro is still in the “high saturation style”, the sky is more blue, and the building tone is relatively simple. However, when the photo was taken, the sun was almost setting, but the iPhone 14 Pro did not render this scene.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro day samples
Huawei Mate 50 Pro daytime image

On the contrary, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro retained the sunset well. Light levels on the exterior walls of the building were richer and colors more accurate. It really captures the mood of the evening.

iPhone 14 Pro Day
iPhone 14 Pro Daytime Image

Ultra wide-angle prints

In terms of ultra wide-angle, the color temperature control by both essentially continues the style of the main camera. The iPhone 14 Pro still looks better, and the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is warmer overall, but the colors are richer, especially since the color reproduction of the sky is very good.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro ultra-wide-angle daytime proofs
Huawei Mate 50 Pro daytime ultra wide-angle image

Apart from different color styles, the ultra-wide-angle resolution of both is quite satisfactory. Although the edge details have some declines, but the overall performance is acceptable. Plus, the ultra-wide-angle distortion control is to be commended. Both are excellent.

iPhone 14 Pro daytime ultra wide-angle prints
iPhone 14 Pro Daytime Ultra Wide Angle Image

Main camera footage

This time iPhone 14 Pro adds a new mode called ProRAW. When this mode is active, the details of the proofs increase greatly. Of course, RAW photos store more information. They are often used for photo creation, professional photographers or photography enthusiasts who like to edit their own images.

Sample Huawei Mate 50 Pro main camera
Sample Huawei Mate 50 Pro main camera

Generally, they will be used more. If you also have an iPhone 14 Pro in your hand, try adjusting some photos you like. However, it is important to note that ProRAW images are quite large. A single image can be at least 75 MB. Keep this in mind when using this mode

iPhone 14 Pro ProRAW proofs
iPhone 14 Pro ProRAW image

Proof of main night camera

In the night scene, the two headlights show very good night scene purity, and the image is full of details. Although the overall color style is very different, each has its own flavor. We can’t say which one you’ll prefer.

Huawei Mate50 Pro main night camera
Huawei Mate 50 Pro main night camera image

Additionally, the overall performance of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is better in handling highlights and shadows. For example, in the lower left corner of the screen, the iPhone 14 Pro is already black. It’s hard to see what the building looks like without zooming in. However, the details of Huawei Mate 50 Pro are very clear and the brightness is higher.

iPhone14 Pro main night camera
Image from main iPhone14 Pro night camera

It is important to note that this situation does not mean that the night scene of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is necessarily better. Of course, if you prefer bright and colorful night scenes, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is obviously more in line with your needs.


In conclusion, all the ideas above are simply those of the tester after using the camera of both smartphones. The Mate 50 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro perform very well in both day and night photography. However, the camera output style of both smartphones is unique. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro pursues the details of the image, whether it is brightness, color or the light and shadow of the image. Compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, it’s different. Therefore, in most scenarios, the look and feel of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is actually better.

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