I had the opportunity to go to Vienna, Austria a few weeks ago.
While I was there, I could not help them to photograph the beautiful architecture of the city. I wanted to deepen the night mode of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, although I decided to consider the nightly experiences with three Android devices that visibly advertise the feature, Mate 20 Pro, Google Pixel 3 (specifically Pixel 3 XL) and OnePlus 6T.
It is important to note that the OnePlus 6T night mode is called NightScape, while Pixel 3 XL is called "Night view".
While I do not want to say what kind of images I want and I want to leave it open to you to decide for yourself, I will discuss the poor lighting of the picture.
With the Night Mode of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the user and their subject must be perfect still. The phone lasts a few seconds, since it raises ISO and adjusts to the correct brightness of the image. During these seconds, if you or your subject are moving, the picture is likely to end up blurry. This became frustrating when they photographed car-riding buildings.
Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, requires the user to stay calm only for one second and most of the work is done in post-processing. You can see Pixel 3 XL slowly make the image brighter and more detailed. While photographing the cold streets of Vienna, Pixel 3 XL was optimal because of how fast the whole process was.
Lastly, the OnePlus 6T takes a few seconds to capture images, but it takes even more time to edit the photo. However, when this happens, the device becomes unusable until the task is performed. This also meant taking more nightly pictures in quick succession was not possible. The function has become very unpleasant how much it is used.
That said, all three phones were decent for shooting night photos. Take a look at the gallery below and share it with us in the comments, as well as in our survey which smartphone think you did the best job.
Please note that one day OnePlus 6T died one night, so there are not as many pictures as the other two devices. I have not changed or changed the images in any way. Furthermore, none of these photos were recorded manually and instead they were all taken with the basic night mode of the camera on each smartphone.