Hi excellent Pixel.us forum
I posted back in 2020 about the ins and out using RT (and ART) on DNGs from a Huawei P30 Pro with a lot of help and I sorted out the colours and vignetting thanks to the forum here at PixelUS. The only things I never could fix was the amusing strange artefacts the Huawei made which has been called worming and that’s is a good description. On macro/close-ups looked at 100% the weird things happens. In any case I gave up and resigned myself to this as a fact of life and a result of great marketing from Huawei - proudly supported by various reviewers who obvious where more interested in the clicks and the hype than the facts. No blame just me complaining a bit…I wanted a phone which could take pictures in RAW (DNG) and I thought I had found one (Huawei P30 Pro). Now I love my phone (if that is the right word) but now it is time to move on there will be/are no more security updates for this phone. The phone still works perfectly, hardly a scratch, when I test newer flagships I am underwhelmed but with payment apps, banking apps, ID apps it really is necessary (or at least I believe it is) to have a fully updated stock phone. It is a bit hard to accept when I normally use all my stuff until the wheels fall off. I mean my favourite leather jacket is from the 90s and I still have my merino woollies from when I went to Uni in the 80s and they are still like “new” (I live in a cold Scandinavian country) as I found out when the gas prices went crazy this autumn all over Europe and turning the heat down meant finding those woollies again. Saves a lot of CO2 too…
So while looking for a new phone with raw capabilities I turned to Camera2Probe so see who can do the camera 2 api thing and I trawled this website. I especially liked jorismak. who back in Jan '21 had a post with…“I’m going to be blunt here, but it’s clear you don’t really understand what you’re saying.” as he/she was obviously also talking to me.
What I did was to give up on reviews and marketing numbers hype and instead look the horse in the mouth (or try to) and simply compare DNGs from various phones which I found in this forum and elsewhere on the great wide web in RT - looked at them at 200% and…It seems to me that my present phone, the Huawei P30 Pro, actually has the worst/highest level of artefacts of them all - with Samsung S20-S21 a distant 2nd, with not much difference to the way cheaper Samsung A52 and the rest but the Pixel 6 actually looks very decent indeed when compared to a Nikon D7100 NEF. Would that be a good factual conclusion to make…?
If you want a decent RAW/DNG go with a Pixel?
Screenshots from RT at 200%
Huawei P30 Pro
Samsung S21 Ultra
Samsung S21 FE