The best camera is the one that’s with you. But when it comes to street and travel photography, one phone makes a strong case for being the best camera even in the presence of larger, dedicated imaging devices. That’s the Huawei P20 Pro, with its three camera modules that were co-engineered with Leica, the world’s most storied camera brand, especially when it comes to street photography.
It’s no secret that we are already fans of the P20 Pro — DT’s Andy Boxall called it the best Android phone we’ve used this year in his review. Huawei’s partnership with Leica also isn’t anything new; the German camera company has been lending its knowledge to the Chinese smartphone manufacturer for a couple of years now. But it is in the P20 Pro and its remarkable camera that everything seems to have come together.
However, these specifications, as impressive as they are, are merely a means to an end. Other features, like a brilliant screen and incredible battery life, further complement the photographic capabilities of this phone. But being the best phone camera isn’t itself sufficient to win over real photographers. A phone needs to also be a great camera, bar none — and when it comes to travel and street photography, the P20 Pro absolutely succeeds here, even if it leaves a bit to be desired elsewhere.