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Camera samples: Huawei Y7p, the most affordable with a 48MP Sony main cam yet!

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Huawei Y7p, a rare budget smartphone with a punch-hole display and capable internals for just PHP 9,990, is also a phone packed with good camera specs.
Camera samples: Huawei Y7p, the most affordable with a 48MP Sony main cam yet!
Huawei Y7p


In fact, as of writing, it is the most affordable with a 48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX582 primary camera yet. To complete the triple-camera setup, the 48MP shooter is aided with an 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP f/2.4 depth camera.
Sony 48MP triple-cam on a budget
Sony 48MP triple-cam on a budget

This setup is special as Sony IMX582 is previously exclusive on camera phones with higher price tags. Sony IMX582 uses the 4-in-1 pixel binning solution to help it capture images with better details even in low light conditions.

In addition, the Y7p has Huawei's AI camera technology for scene optimization which allows it to shoot AI-assisted handheld long-exposure night shots.
Punch-hole selfie cam
Punch-hole selfie cam

For selfies, it has an AI-assisted 8MP f/2.0 shooter with Portrait, Beauty, and screen flash modes.

Let's see if it is really one of the best phones for photography under PHP 10K.

Rear Camera Samples

Daylight 1
Daylight 1
Daylight 2
Daylight 2

Using the 48MP cam, the Y7p captured images with crisp details and accurate colors in daylight. If you can notice, even the clouds are quite detailed in this shot. It means that it handles exposure well and it has a good dynamic range. 
Daylight wide 1
Daylight wide 1
Daylight wide 2
Daylight wide 2

Using the secondary wide-cam, the quality didn't suffer much in daylight even if it only has an 8MP sensor. Details are still crisp and dynamic range is still there. The color profile changed a little. The tone is a bit warmer this time. Distortion is a bit noticeable, but it is very much forgivable for the price.
Ultra-wide top shot
Ultra-wide top shot

The wide cam is very helpful if you want to capture more without the need of moving far away from your subject.
Ultra-wide to 6x digital zoom
Ultra-wide to 6x digital zoom

The phone doesn't have an optical zoom camera. But, it can do up to 6x digital zoom. The quality is not great, but it is not too bad either. Maybe the big sensor helped a little here.
Well-lit close-up
Well-lit close-up
Close-up shot
Close-up shot
Full image vs 100 percent crop
Full image vs 100 percent crop

Also, even if it doesn't have a macro sensor, it can capture close-up subjects quite well. Even when cropped, the images are quite detailed. The background blur is clear as expected.
Portrait mode normal and 100 percent crop
Portrait mode normal and 100 percent crop

The third cam of the Y7p is the 2MP depth camera. It is designed to let users capture portrait shots with DSLR-like background blur. It works 3/5 times and the edge detection is respectable. Just don't expect it to be as great the portrait mode of other phones with higher-end 3D ToF sensors.

Like other Huawei devices, it has an option where you can use Aperture mode where you can adjust the opening from f/0.95 to f/16 via software. It is decent up to f/4.0 to my eyes. And yes, you can adjust the level of blur even after taking the shot.
6PM dim shot
6PM dim shot

For dim scenes, the 48MP camera can still take shots that aren't that noisy. Loss of detail is noticeable, but at least the exposure is still okay as the shot I got is not that dull or dim.
Normal low light
Normal low light

In low light, although grain is visible and dynamic range is lesser, it can still take respectable images with good exposure control. At least it is still better than the point and shoot cam of most budget phones we tried.
Low light with Night mode
Low light with Night mode

The good news is it has the AIS Super Night Mode that will allow its users to take up to 6s handheld long exposure shots. The result is a shot with crisper details, lesser noise, and better exposure than point and shoot shots. I also noticed that my night shot is not overly sharp and bright, that's a good sign.
Night mode 2
Night mode 2
Night mode 3
Night mode 3

In general, I'm pleased with its Night shots using the 48MP primary camera with Night mode.
Ultra-wide low light shot
Ultra-wide low light shot

However, the Night mode is not available for the secondary utlra-wide cam. The shot It got using the ultra-wide cam is not that good.
Normal selfie
Normal selfie
Selfie with Portrait mode
Selfie with Portrait mode

As long as you are in a well-lit situation, the 8MP selfie cam is more than enough. I like that its field of view is not narrow as it can fit a few persons in one frame. I also like the fact that it didn't over beautify my face.

The portrait mode is decent, but it can sometimes blur things that it should not blur.
Indoor selfie
Indoor selfie

Indoor selfies are quite okay too as long as there is sufficient light.
Low light selfie
Low light selfie

In low light, I suggest using the selfie screen flash to get a serviceable selfie. But of course, expect it to be a little softer with more grain than daylight selfies.


For video samples, watch this video below:



Quick thoughts

This thing can take decent to high-quality images for less.

The main 48MP cam is its highlight as it shoots images with plenty of details and good colors. In the dark, all you need to do is use the Night mode and you can get usable images. The supporting cameras are decent as well.

I would just like to note that several pricier phones with the same 48MP Sony cam can still take more impressive shots. Probably, the reason behind that is those phones are using higher-end chipsets with more advanced image processors.

But, the point here is the price. I'm just glad that Huawei made the use of higher-end 48MP cams possible in more affordable phones like the Y7p.

What do you guys think?
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