Doctor Gregory House always says “Everybody lies”, unfortunately this statement is true not only in case of his patients. We have a lot of lies in IT. Some developers claim that their web browser is the most power efficient or their operating system is the safest or you do not need DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera, because the newest flagship smartphone takes high quality photos.

The flagship smartphones from Samsung, Apple and other high quality companies take very good photos. However, it is not possible that these small cameras installed in our mobiles will take photos better than a DSLR camera. One of mobile manufactures has misled their customers by publishing in social media a photo taken by professional photographer with very expensive camera. Of course this photo was advertising the newest flagship smartphone with innovative camera solution.

This embarrassed company is Huawei. Fortunately Internet users have discovered the truth.

The photo, which you see below, was published by Huawei via social media services. However, they forgot that Google+ service does not remove EXIF information. Therefore, it is possible to check what device was used to take a picture and what settings were used. What did they write under the photo? So, they did not mention that the photo was taken by Huawei P9, but the description is misleading.

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Here you have the EXIF data:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • Focal Length: 135mm
  • Exposure: 1/800
  • F Number: f/4
  • ISO: 500
  • Camera make: Canon
  • Flash: Not used
  • Exposure Bias: -1 EV

This hardware costs about Rs. 300 000, i.e. 6 times more than the Huawei P9 with dual 12 MP camera.


The company has removed this photo from social media and they apologized customers.

It has recently been highlighted that an image posted to our social
channels was not shot on the Huawei P9. The photo, which was
professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9  advert, was shared
to inspire our community. We recognise though that we should have been
clearer with the captions for this image. It was never our intention
to mislead. We apologise for this and we have removed the image.