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Huawei P40 Pro vs Google Pixel 4 XL: Which Should You Buy?

author Luis Silva (May 2020 Updated: May 2021 - 8 min. reading time)

You shouldn't have to pay much more for the P40 Pro, but it also is the better device of the two considering their specs.

It features better performance (+32%), better cameras, better battery life, more internal storage (128GB vs. 64GB), and external storage. But the Pixel 4 XL features a better display and Google's services.

What else stands out?

The P40 Pro also gives you a larger (+0.2") display, better outdoor brightness, a telephoto lens (+75 mm), faster-charging speeds (40w vs. 18w), faster wireless charging (27w vs. 5w), reverse wireless charging, more RAM (8GB vs. 6GB), and Bluetooth 5.1. But with the Pixel 4 XL, you can also get a cleaner user interface.

How much more are you willing to spend on the P40 Pro?

If you're not considering subscribing to a service provider, you'll have to spend approximately $19 more.

Is it worth buying the P40 Pro in 2021?

The Huawei P40 Pro isn't the most cutting-edge device in 2021, but it's still a powerful phone. Sure, you can take a peek at other devices like the Apple iPhone 12, but with the P40 Pro, at least you'll get good performance, a good camera, good battery life, optical zoom, and fast charging.

Is it worth getting the Pixel 4 XL in 2021?

For a phone introduced in 2019, the Pixel 4 XL still has decent specs. It still makes sense in 2021, but that doesn't mean a phone like the Samsung Galaxy S20 with more storage, more security updates, faster charging, more RAM, reverse charging, and external storage isn't a better choice.

Read on to learn more about their differences, how they stack up against their rivals, and how the industry is scoring their specs.

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So, its smaller siblings aren't good enough for you, huh?

Alright then. Let's see if any of these two actually are.

While Google's Pixel 4 XL hit stores in October of 2019, Huawei's P40 Pro went on sale in April of 2020.

Here you can look at the P40 Pro and the Pixel 4 XL, compare each other's features, and decide which one is best for you. Let us delve into the finer details.

Even though both phones have similar prices, the Pixel 4 XL should be more affordable. Although sometimes a promotion might appear and change that. That's something you should keep in mind when comparing them.

Look out for a "Tek-Score" in every section of this article. All the specifications were examined to allow you a faster discerning of the variation between the phones. We'll also provide a global score for comparison if you're curious about other models aside from these two.

The weight of each section

That score is research-based. It's from Globalwebindex.com on what features users value on new smartphones. But you'll be able to define how the global score is composed based on what you value. Click here to skip everything, but I suggest you keep reading to know more about them.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

Some features are underlined with a red or green progress bar. That can help you understand how they sit side by side with equivalently priced phones.

If you click here:, you'll see our list, but basically, we've excluded every smartphone that's not within a 20% (above or below) price range.

Some features are also shortcuts to several top 10 tables for up to seven different budgets.

Device P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Release Date 2020, April 2019, October -1y.
OS Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.
Security Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

Performance-wise, Geekbench 5 scores the P40 Pro 32% ahead in the multi-core ranking. You should also consider other features, but if you value every second you save, go for this one.

We can classify the P40 Pro as high-end and the Pixel 4 XL as a lower high-end.

Regarding their chipset, while the Google Pixel 4 XL comes with the Snapdragon 855 SoC, the Huawei P40 Pro has the Hisilicon Kirin 990 SoC.

Now about the graphics chipset, while the former has an Adreno 640, the latter features a Mali-G76 MP16.

Android 10 and EMUI 10 runs out-of-the-box on the P40 Pro, and the Pixel 4 XL has Android 10 at its core.

Some users did install the Google Play Store on recent Huawei phones, but please be aware that officially you won't get Google apps, and some essential apps may be missing too on the P40 Pro.

Features P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
SoC Hisilicon Kirin 990 Snapdragon 855
Graphics Mali-G76 MP16 Adreno 640
Geekbench 5 Score 3197
OS Android 10 and EMUI 10 Android 10

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Huawei P40 Pro front transparent png Google Pixel 4 XL front transparent png

The P40 Pro has a better display, but the Pixel 4 XL is just as good. Although the Pixel 4 XL has better glass protection.

The Pixel 4 XL features a 6.3" AMOLED display, while the P40 Pro has a larger 6.5" AMOLED display. Which one would you choose? AMOLED has perfect contrast and viewing angles, but its whites do hurt the battery life.

The display of the Pixel 4 XL has a resolution of 1440x3040 Quad HD. The P40 Pro, in its turn, has 1200x2640 Full HD.

Just a tiny drop may shatter your phone, so it's essential to know what kind of glass protection they have. I couldn't find any reference to any type of screen protection for the P40 Pro, but the Pixel 4 XL has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Good news for those who value an Always-On display: both phones have it.

If you don't manually set the screen brightness, the P40 Pro will reach 605 nits, and the Pixel 4 XL can top at 435 nits.

Related priced rivals only do around 746 nits, but there's a 311 nits gap below that for the Pixel 4 XL.

Your next device must go over 500 nits, or else it can't do true HDR, nor is that great on a sunny day. Speaking of HDR content: Both phones support HDR10 shootings.

If high refresh rates are your thing, they'll both let you set it to 90hz.

Bearing in mind the P40 Pro, just know that 89% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display. Plus, all have an AMOLED screen, and 79% have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

Concerning the Pixel 4 XL, I should say that 88% of its rivals can play HDR content. Plus, all have an AMOLED screen, and 94% have an Always-On display.

Display Density (DPIs)*
Features P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Size 6.5
Resolution (px) 1200x2640
Refresh Rate 90hz 90hz 0
Dots per Inch 446.14
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole -
Peak Brightness 605 nits
435 nits
Sub Tek-Score
Protection - Corning Gorilla Glass 5

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Huawei P40 Pro back transparent png Google Pixel 4 XL back transparent png

We can safely state that the Huawei P40 Pro has a better camera.

Things are different when it comes to lenses. Huawei's P40 Pro can record videos at up to 2160p. It also has a shooter with a whopping 50 Megapixels, an aperture of f/1.9, a 23mm wide-angle lens, one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization.

You'll also find two other cameras, one with 12 Megapixels, an aperture of f/3.4 and an astounding 125mm telephoto lens. And another with 40 Megapixels (f/1.8) with an 18mm ultra-wide-angle lens, plus a depth sensor.

For your information: If you zoom in and crop a 50 Megapixels photo, you can get 2x of optical zoom: by trimming it into a 12 Megapixels photo.

The P40 Pro and the P30 Pro share the same ability to do 50x hybrid zoom. It isn't an optical zoom, but (thanks to AI) it is much better than digital zoom.

With the selfies camera, you get a generous 32 MP shooter, with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK has rated this camera with a score of 137. If you also consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, it can go up to 153 points. If you click here, you can check what they think of it.

To put things in perspective: you should know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Nevertheless, only 5% of them feature a macro lens.

With its 12 Megapixels shooter, the Pixel 4 XL's leading camera has an aperture of f/1.7 and a 27mm, wide-angle lens. You'll be getting two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. You can record videos at 2160p. The Pixel 4 XL also sports a 16 Megapixels sensor, packed with an f/2.4 lens plus a 50mm telephoto lens.

The front-facing camera features an 8 MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 22 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK hasn't yet evaluated this camera, but I'd give it around 121* points, based on what we know about this shooter. And if we consider its telephoto lens, that score goes up to 130**.

Last (but not least), just so you know, just like the other device, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Still, only 12% of them feature a macro lens.

Considering this score, we can classify the P40 Pro as high-end and the Pixel 4 XL in the lower high-end ballpark.

Just because the P40 Pro rules the optical zoom round doesn't mean that the 2x optical zoom of the Pixel 4 XL isn't a great feature.

As a side note, the P40 Pro zoom lens is 46mm above what you usually see in its class.

*DXOMARK is a world-known reference in the camera benchmarking department. Too bad they don't get a chance to test most of the cameras out there. So when I find one such shooter, I try to do my best by giving a similar score based on hardware specs only (OIS, Sensor size, Aperture, Lenses, HDR, and so on). This score should have a 2 points (more or less) error threshold.

**This score still needs improvement, particularly on mid-end cameras with less than 40MP and no zoom lens. They just revised their formula, and there aren't enough reviewed cameras to extrapolate a backward-compatible score.

Picture Quality*
Primary Camera P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Megapixels 50
Aperture 1.9
Lens 23mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 1 2 1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 153

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL vs.
Megapixels 12
Aperture 3.4
Lens 125mm (5.4x zoom)
50mm (2x zoom)
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 40 -
Aperture 1.8 -
Lens 18mm -
Lens Type Wide-Angle -
Score 16 9 -7
Selfie Camera P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL vs.
Megapixels 32
Aperture 2.2
Lens 26mm 22mm -4
P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL vs.

Who has the best frame?

They ended up with the same score, so don't worry too much.

The P40 Pro is 6.23 inches (158 mm) tall and 2.84 inches (72 mm) long. The Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, is 2 mm taller and 3 mm wider (about 0.08 inches by 0.12 inches).

They all come close in thickness: 9 mm (0.35 inches) vs. 8 mm (0.32 inches).

They both have a beautiful glass body. The P40 Pro is a little bit heavier: About 16 g. (0.56 oz). But because this is a bit relative, the P40 Pro has a "weight to screen size" score of 3.1, which means it's kind of weighty for a 6.5 inches screen. The Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, has 4.1, so nothing to state here.

You'll also get some color options here. The Google Pixel 4 XL comes in Clearly White, Oh So Orange, and Just Black. The Huawei P40 Pro, in its turn, comes in Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, Blush Gold, Ice White, and Black.

If the Pixel 4 XL is small enough for you, that's neat. Otherwise, the other one may not make a difference either.

Does a fingerprint scanner matter to you? There's one under the display of the P40 Pro but not on the Pixel 4 XL.

You'll still get a second-best on the Pixel 4 XL. At least, Google decided to include a Face ID scanner.

The P40 Pro truly is water-resistant. It can be submerged 1 to 3 meters deep, much like the Pixel 4 XL. That shouldn't last over half an hour, on standby, and freshwater only.

Body P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Size 158 x 72 x 9 mm
(5.57 x 2.54 x 0.32 in)
160 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.64 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
Weight 209 g. (7.37 oz)
193 g. (6.81 oz)
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, Blush Gold, Ice White, and Black Clearly White, Oh So Orange, and Just Black
Screen To Body Ratio 90.26%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.1 4.1 0.9
Looks 10.0/10
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Face ID

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.

Which has the best battery?

The P40 Pro does have a bigger battery, with 4200 mAh, while the Pixel 4 XL only has 3700 mAh. And by GSMArena's standards, the winner is the P40 Pro.

This is how the P40 Pro performs after a full charge:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, you'll still have 83% left.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll get down to 70% left.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, the phone will have 72% left for the rest of the day.

And these are Pixel 4 XL's patterns:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, you should have 78% of the battery left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 60% left for the rest of the day.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll likely end up with 60% of the battery charge.

Battery life on the Pixel 4 XL isn't anything to write home about. Google didn't care that much about it. That's the conclusion that we take from its "battery to phone size" rate of 2.3.

Quickly charging any of them won't be an issue. The P40 Pro supports up to 40w, and the Pixel 4 XL up to 18.

It's good to know that both phones support wireless charging at up to 27w vs. 5w.

You can also use the P40 Pro reverse wireless charging to charge any Qi-enabled device up to 27w per hour.

Fast charging on the P40 Pro does stand out. Other devices from this price range usually sit at nearly 33w.

Fast wireless charging on the P40 Pro is likewise a nice plus. That's something you rarely see at this price range.

Features P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Capacity (mAh) 4200 3700 -500
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
78% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 70% left
60% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 72% left
60% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 5.3 2.3 -3.0
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 40w
Wireless Charging 27w
Reverse Charging 27w
No -27

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The P40 Pro has about two times more storage.

Huawei put 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage on the P40 Pro. There's nothing to worry about because if it's too short for you, you can buy a Nano Memory card.

The Pixel 4 XL offers 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. There's no extra storage here. I guess that's OK as long as you regularly manage your files. If you're wondering, you can effortlessly get more RAM and more storage from almost all of their competitors. They usually get close to 8Gb of RAM and 147Gb of storage.

Both phones have more than enough storage and RAM for the average consumer. However, if you can't get enough of the record button, 64 GB will be a problem sooner than later.

Features P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Internal (GB) 128GB
Micro SD Nano Memory (shared SIM slot) No

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

The P40 Pro for sure, as it has Bluetooth 5.1 and 5G.

Each one has its Bluetooth version: The P40 Pro has 5.1, and the Pixel 4 XL has 5.0. You can find NFC on both of them.

Do you still favor wired headphones? None of them will help you with that. You can buy an adapter, but the wireless buds are your only option. You can also check other devices if you're willing to forget about them. You can get that with the Sony Xperia 1 II.

You can find the P40 Pro in the (LTE and) 5G variant.

Features P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Network 5G LTE
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No

Which is more affordable?

The Google Pixel 4 XL isn't the cheapest smartphone that you can buy. But if you do search for any deals and price drops, things can get interesting. If you're going for the P40 Pro, you'll end up paying a bit more, but I believe that it shouldn't come as a surprise at all.

Let's see if it really worths it or not.

Here are the best prices that we've found:

Huawei P40 Pro

Reference: $799

Huawei P40 Pro

Google Pixel 4 XL

Reference: $780

Google Pixel 4 XL

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How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL VS
Amazon 0.89 0.93 0.04
eBay - 0.50 -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart - 0.90 -

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Are you curious to know what their global score is? Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. They're in the ballpark of 7.2 for the P40 Pro and 6.9 for the Pixel 4 XL.

Verdict: What Makes the Huawei P40 Pro Stand Out?

So it's true, the P40 Pro really does stand out. And you want to know why? We'll get into that soon.

The P40 Pro is one of the most expensive phones around. With that in mind, you should also be aware of how fast it is. Yes, it's one of the fastest androids around.

Ok. Performance aside, what it's really good at is picture quality, but you most likely already suspected that.

It also has a great battery life, with super-fast charging and wireless charging.

Storage also isn't an issue. But this isn't an overall better smartphone. It really is better than most Android smartphones, but it kinda is of extremes. And the biggest ones are the price and the cameras, but the lack of decent glass protection like the Corning Gorilla glass on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro should be a major deal-breaker. Unfortunately, it's predecessor also lacks it, which means Huawei simply doesn't care. Too bad.

You can always add a beautiful case, but come on, it really is too sexy for any "shirt".

I stand by the global score it got, but if you value your pennies, maybe you should go for the Pixel 4 XL instead.

Pros P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
#1 Performance Performance
#3 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#4 Cameras Cameras
#5 Battery Life Fast Charging
#6 Fast Charging Wireless Charging
#7 Wireless Charging
#8 MicroSD Slot
Cons P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
#1 Weight MicroSD Slot
#2 3.5mm Jack Weight
#3 Price 3.5mm Jack
#4 Glass Protection Price
Relative Score*
Global Score P40 Pro Pixel 4 XL
Gaming Score
Your Score

Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.

Performance 1.9
Display 1.7
Cameras 1.4
Frame 0.9
Battery 1.9
Storage 2.0
Connectivity 0.4
Total Should be 10 or as close as possible: 9.6

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, network (LTE/5G), and biometrics.


Progress bars explained

#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.


"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained

This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.


"Battery to device size" ratio explained

This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.



As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, and Walmart.

 Huawei P40 Pro 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
  • XiaomirivalMi 11

 Google Pixel 4 XL 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • OnePlusrival8
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
  • XiaomirivalMi 11

Battery results

The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information about those tests.


Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mclass-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valclass for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they dclassn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.



With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.


About GeekBench 5

This is just a quick note to let you know that, if, by any chance, the smartphone you're looking for isn't on the GeekBench site yet, you can check on GsmArena.com, as they also usually test smartphones with that benchmark tool.

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