Huawei P60 Pro review: a mobile photography revelation

While other phones are focused on sensors, Huawei's P60 Pro revolutionises camera phone lenses – and the results are astounding

A photo of the Huawei P60 Pro
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Huawei P60 Pro's camera changes the game for macro photography, and its variable aperture adds a level of control we've not seen outside the Huawei camp. Its instant night photos are also a revelation, besting the competition for quick night snaps across all its cameras. Yes, the phone is hamstrung by sanctions – no Google; no 5G – but Huawei's powerful, pricey P60 Pro still gets our recommendation for photographers not wedded to either.


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    Best-in-class macro photography

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    Best-in-class night photography

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    Best-in-class variable aperture on a phone

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    Premium design and striking display


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    No Google support

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    No 5G support

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    Very expensive

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    Sharpening can be heavy-handed

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The Huawei P60 Pro is unequivocally the best camera phone we've tested in a number of key areas including macro photography. Huawei's demonstrated mastery of computational photography combines with pioneering lens technology to create an experience unlike anything we've seen on a smartphone, but there's so much more to this phone than a fantastic camera.

For starters, the phone doesn't run Android or iOS – or at least not as we know it. As a result of sanctions against Huawei by the US government, the firm's tech can't access the Google Play Store or any Google services, which means if you're hardwired into the Google ecosystem, any Huawei device will be a tough sell.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.