Monday, December 11, 2023

Touring Mexico City with the Huawei P60 Pro: a privileged photographic experience

Mexico City attracts tourists from all over the world thanks to its vibrant culture, rich history, and delicious cuisine. So, taking advantage of its varied landscapes, at Fayerwayer we decided to walk its streets to test the new Huawei P60 Pro, recently crowned at the top of mobile photography by experts from dxOMark.

It is a smartphone that stands out for its elegant and unique design, as well as its advanced camera features that allowed us to capture moments with vibrant colors, precise details, razor sharpness and, of course, a lot of professionalism during our tour of the CMDX.

Without going any further, the new flagship model of the Huawei P series has a main camera equipped with a main sensor and a telephoto lens that reach 48 MP each, accompanied by a 13 MP wide angle.

many improvements

The Huawei P60 Pro camera offers a variable aperture system, which goes from f/1.4 to f/4.0, which allows you to adjust the depth of field and brightness. Shutter speed is adjustable, either manually or automatically – with AI detecting scene settings and adjusting aperture blades accordingly – allowing life-like images to be captured, even with high dynamic range (HDR), and using larger apertures in low-light scenes.

Regarding the front camera, the Huawei P60 Pro incorporates a 13 MP wide-angle module with an aperture of F2.4. While in video mode, it allows recording in 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30fps.

The power of the P series

If we take a tour of the different options that this model has, we must make a mandatory stop in the Aperture and Supermacro modes.

The latter stands out for being able to take high-precision photos without having to be close to the target. In other words, it is a function that – thanks to its wide-angle sensor – makes it easier to capture close-ups of small objects at a minimum distance of 10 centimeters, which we were pleasantly surprised: when photographing exteriors, works of art or living nature , the results were of a quality that equals that of a professional camera.


The Aperture mode, meanwhile, manages to sharply focus the ultra-fine textures, capturing even the most minute details if it is a short distance. Of course, we tried this function and it fulfilled what was promised, especially when it came to photographing food, the high point of our visit to the capital of Mexico.

Prickly pear

Opening Mode – Roasted Nopal, Taquería El Califa / Opening Mode – Approach to the stone of the Teotihuacán Pyramid

The digital zoom of the P60 Pro reaches 100x. We did the test and, at least up to 10X, its clarity is impressive. Then, as is to be expected, the image quality goes down as we increase the Zoom. Of course, compared to models from other companies, the results are surprising.


Photo without Zoom, Ling Ling Restaurant, Located on a 56th Floor – Photo with Zoom +30X – Photo with Zoom +70X

The difference between the rear and front cameras of the Huawei Pro60 P is clear in terms of definition and detail. Even so, the 13-megapixel front camera is enough to capture good-quality images, without showing big differences between selfie mode and portrait mode, both day and night.

The beauty mode that is integrated – in our opinion – does not manage to keep up with the other functions of this model. And it is that artificial intelligence does its thing transforming imperfections into watercolors of reality.

We cannot end this review without first referring to the Night Mode. This tool, through a longer exposure, manages to bring out the colors even in low light without making them appear exaggerated or artificial. Although the image does not reflect the exact reality, Huawei’s advanced post-processing achieves results that have nothing to envy to other smartphones. Of course, it is worth mentioning that at night the normal mode is already quite good:

normal mode

Normal Mode – Soumaya Museum / Night Mode – Soumaya Museum

It’s worth it?

If your interests are not related to 5G or Google services, but rather to capture moments or experiences through photography, then yes, Huawei P60 Pro is for you.

This high-end phone is played by photo lovers, it has easy-to-use tools for the most amateurs and also professional options for those who are better at this job. Its editing software allows you to work on the photos after they have been taken, without losing their original quality and allowing you to correct errors that could occur at the time of taking them.

In our case, touring the City of Palaces with this smartphone was a great choice, since it allowed us to capture the moments we live with shapes and colors identical to reality.


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