As the Nova 3 which was launched yesterday goes on sale today (July 19), we take a look at the camera samples captured by the front and rear cameras. As you’d recall, the Huawei Nova 3 joins the class of smartphones which pack four cameras. The device features a dual camera setup at the back and also for selfies. Thus, the camera is expected to perform creditably well and it did just that. The camera samples show the device really packs a powerful camera setup. Although the Nova 3 camera setup may not be at the same level as the flagship P20 Pro, the samples are not disappointing either. Since it packs flagship specs, we’ll have to wait for DXOMark’s review to see where the camera ranks against the P20 Pro.
The Huawei Nova 3 doesn’t only pack a capable camera hardware, the device equally features a good software support which ensures the photos are well optimised. For instance, the front camera supports AI features as well as an enhanced beauty mode. As for the configuration, the front camera is made up of a 24MP f/2.0 sensor along with a secondary 2MP sensor. While the rear camera is composed of a 16MP +24MP dual camera setup (Color + B/W sensors) with f/1.8 aperture lens, PDAF, contrast AF, AI scene recognition (22 categories and 500 different scenes), short video effects via AI.
The camera samples show the Nova 3’s camera performance under different lighting conditions. The image quality is topnotch. The Nova 3 does a very good job in terms of exposure. Target exposure is spot-on in most situations, even in very low light conditions, and the sample images show a very good dynamic range. Even in difficult high-contrast lighting conditions, the Nova 3 cameras are able to preserve a lot of detail in the bright parts of a scene.
The Nova 3 portrait scene captured by the selfie camera is also spot on as seen above. Exposure on the subject is very good. At the same time, the camera is capable of preserving a lot of the bright background detail. In all, the Nova 3 front and rear camera setup are pretty impressive especially since they team up with the Kirin 970 AI chipset. You can check out more of the camera samples from below.