Who would like the option to take 16:9 aspect ratio photos with your Huawei phone?


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I wanted to start this conversation to see if there are others like me, who miss this ability. Technically it's just a firmware update away and if enough of us voice a desire for this, Huawei might listen.

For me 16:9 aspect ratio is very important because it's the most practical when viewed on a normal TV or PC screen. For some purists or professionals 4:3 might be preferred, but the inclusion of 16:9 won't get in the way of that, but for everyday use with normal everyday people (which is the vast majority) 16:9 is more practical (even if it means not being able to use the full resolution of the sensor).

It will allow you to use your photos as fullscreen wallpapers without having to crop them and you'd be able to enjoy watching pictures without wasting valuable screen estate.

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16:9 for the reasons you have already mentioned or 2:3 as usual with SLR cameras would also be OK.
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Please Huawei, make it happen!

Video is 16:9 by default, and no one would seriously suggest a 4:3 format for it, so why should we not even have the *option* of 16:9 for photos?

If I may tag @Amy, to beg to have this request forwarded higher up.. Thanks! 🙂
Great idea ! Huawei make it happen!
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Yeah I'd like as well if it's possible, definitely no harm in the suggestion that's for sure.

Regards Jase
I agree with you. The cons about Mate 20 Pro does not have 16:9 aspect ratio which is most useful instead of 4:3 aspect ratio. We hope Huawei will look into it and provide 16:9 aspect ratio and I don't mind about megapixel.
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Not sure if this issue relates to only Mate 20 Pro users or all Huawei phones (with screens wider than 16:9), but considering how many Mate series users there are who registers with this community percentage wise, which is probably not huge, and how many there are that are actually active here instead of just using it for a single issue, it probably doesn't take a whole lot of people agreeing to this on this thread in order to be able to conclude that there must probably be many thousands of people globally who would like this feature.

But for those of you that are here and would like this, please use the share function in order to get as many as possible on board 🙂
Hugely disappointed by this. Bought a Mate 20 Pro, the most expensive phone I've ever bought, by far, and it can't take photos in 16:9 format? One of the main reasons I went for this phone was the amazing camera. I can understand 4:3 if you're printing the photos, but who does that anymore? Everyone watches their photos on 16:9 screens nowadays.
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Tyralyon wrote:

Hugely disappointed by this. Bought a Mate 20 Pro, the most expensive phone I've ever bought, by far, and it can't take photos in 16:9 format? One of the main reasons I went for this phone was the amazing camera. I can understand 4:3 if you're printing the photos, but who does that anymore? Everyone watches their photos on 16:9 screens nowadays.


I kinda disagree,18:9 is fast becoming the normal screen ratio for phones and as most people view pictures on there phones it seems logical to have pictures in this ratio (which we do) and not 16:9. However I'm not saying I wouldn't also like the 16:9 option for when viewed elsewhere as there's definitely still a huge number of 16:9 screens in the market, like all most all TVs for example.

Regards Jase
bjorsim wrote:

Not sure if this issue relates to only Mate 20 Pro users or all Huawei phones (with screens wider than 16:9), but considering how many Mate series users there are who registers with this community percentage wise, which is probably not huge, and how many there are that are actually active here instead of just using it for a single issue, it probably doesn't take a whole lot of people agreeing to this on this thread in order to be able to conclude that there must probably be many thousands of people globally who would like this feature.

But for those of you that are here and would like this, please use the share function in order to get as many as possible on board :)



Mr. Bjorsim, previously i'm using Mate 8. Yea, originally Huawei provided 16:9 resolution on the Mate 8. Sadly, when I changed to Mate 20 Pro, this resolution not longer exist.
I want to buy the Mate 20 Pro because of the nice camera. But I want 16:9 ratio! So I'll wait. Samsung S9 and S9+ hat the setting 16:9 - The screen is 18:9 itself, but Samsung provides the nice 16:9 resolution it their camera settings...

I want 16:9 settings - If Huawei doesn't add the possibility I might buy Samsung instead!
Jase wrote:


Tyralyon wrote:

Hugely disappointed by this. Bought a Mate 20 Pro, the most expensive phone I've ever bought, by far, and it can't take photos in 16:9 format? One of the main reasons I went for this phone was the amazing camera. I can understand 4:3 if you're printing the photos, but who does that anymore? Everyone watches their photos on 16:9 screens nowadays.

I kinda disagree,18:9 is fast becoming the normal screen ratio for phones and as most people view pictures on there phones it seems logical to have pictures in this ratio (which we do) and not 16:9. However I'm not saying I wouldn't also like the 16:9 option for when viewed elsewhere as there's definitely still a huge number of 16:9 screens in the market, like all most all TVs for example.

Regards Jase


The defacto standard for almost all other screens is 16:9 - Just making it an option in the camera settings wouldn't hurt anyone. Actually it would me buy a Mate 20 Pro. But for now I wait...
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Jon Petersen wrote:

I want to buy the Mate 20 Pro because of the nice camera. But I want 16:9 ratio! So I'll wait. Samsung S9 and S9+ hat the setting 16:9 - The screen is 18:9 itself, but Samsung provides the nice 16:9 resolution it their camera settings...

I want 16:9 settings - If Huawei doesn't add the possibility I might buy Samsung instead!


Hey I'm with you , I'd like it as well but there's lots of other reasons to love the camera on the mate 20 pro and choose it over the Samsung. Night mode , wide angle lens, super close macro shots for example, no matter what you can never add these with software on the Samsung but 16:9 could potentially be added to the Huawei so I'm keeping my fingers crossed but it's not a deal breaker for me.

Regards Jase
Jase wrote:


Jon Petersen wrote:

I want to buy the Mate 20 Pro because of the nice camera. But I want 16:9 ratio! So I'll wait. Samsung S9 and S9+ hat the setting 16:9 - The screen is 18:9 itself, but Samsung provides the nice 16:9 resolution it their camera settings...

I want 16:9 settings - If Huawei doesn't add the possibility I might buy Samsung instead!

Hey I'm with you , I'd like it as well but there's lots of other reasons to love the camera on the mate 20 pro and choose it over the Samsung. Night mode , wide angle lens, super close macro shots for example, no matter what you can never add these with software on the Samsung but 16:9 could potentially be added to the Huawei so I'm keeping my fingers crossed but it's not a deal breaker for me.

Regards Jase



Hi Jase.

You're absolutely right when you compare the quality between Mate 20 Pro and S9+. What I really look forward to is Samsung S10 that releases 20. february. I expect that the 16:9 ratio still is there AND an improved quality too. BUT I really, really want Huawei to improve with 16:9 settings. I't so very easy, and a really reasonable improvement...

Kind regards
Jon
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bjorsim wrote:

I wanted to start this conversation to see if there are others like me, who miss this ability. Technically it's just a firmware update away and if enough of us voice a desire for this, Huawei might listen.

For me 16:9 aspect ratio is very important because it's the most practical when viewed on a normal TV or PC screen. For some purists or professionals 4:3 might be preferred, but the inclusion of 16:9 won't get in the way of that, but for everyday use with normal everyday people (which is the vast majority) 16:9 is more practical (even if it means not being able to use the full resolution of the sensor).

It will allow you to use your photos as fullscreen wallpapers without having to crop them and you'd be able to enjoy watching pictures without wasting valuable screen estate.

Please like this post if you agree and comment. Invite others to take part in the discussion :)



I believe Open Camera on Google Play has that option, and it seems to produce slightly better quality than Huawei's camera application, but then you lose some of the functionality.
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I would also like this functionality.
1+ for ability to tåke 16:9 photos.
As a photographer myself, I'd like 3:2 added personally - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/35mm_format
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Hi all!

Thank you for your wonderful suggestions!

The 16:9 aspect ratio is truly a considerable feature to many of our users and we will take it into consideration with upcoming updates and devices manufactured.

We will forward this further to our development team so all of your comments, opinions and feedbacks to be taken into consideration with the development of new devices and upcoming updates to your current ones!

Please do not hesitate to keep this forum post updated with more ideas about this!😀

Cheers,
Max
Just upgraded to Mate 20 Pro from P10. I'm staggered that there is no 16:9 option.
I thought long and hard deciding between P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro as I love the black and white lens in my old P10.
It never even occurred to me that 16:9 may not be an option, hardly advertise that fact.... it's a basic format?!?!
Please do something.
Im within my first 5 day's, so may well return this as 4:3 just does not cut it!
I photograph a lot and make slideshows and movies for viewing on large, beautiful flat screens which, as you all know, are in 16:9.

Unfortunately, I have discovered that my newly purchased Mate 20 Pro only creates images in the obsolete 4:3 format used in the last century and 1:1 and an extremely wide 18.8:9.

The camera was the main reasons I bought this phone, but as it stands, it is almost useless for me.

I'm very disappointed and I wouldn't have bought the phone if I knew this before. It's simply not good enough - it's really bad.

I should have held onto good old phones that know what it is about.

I am really sorry.

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Thanks @Max for the feedback! Good to know that it at least will be taken up internally.

I think the main reason for doing it this way is due to that since camera lenses are round, you can fit more pixels into a sensor if it is more square rather than rectangular as with 16:9. So what they've essentially done is to go for more more impressive figures to use for marketing, at the expense of functionality. That's a philosophy I strongly object to.

But now that Huawei is much more established in (Western) markets, maybe they won't feel the need to do that in the future. And as someone once said, it's not about the amount of pixels, it's how much light you can capture.

I hope they'll decide to add this in an update, even if it means the pictures will be more "zoomed" in. At least we'd keep the functionality the 3rd party apps don't have.
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That's great news @Max! Let's hope we'll get 16:9 versions (crops) of all the current 4:3 options, with all lenses. Please don't remove any existing options 🙂
I'm all for 16:9 too.

I have a rolling slideshow on my 55" TV in my lounge as a screensaver and also a Google Home Hub which has a 16:9 screen.
All my previous phones have had 16:9 including the 18:9 phones. I understand cropping to 16:9 will lose some pixels but with the immense cameras on Huawei phones this shouldn't make a huge difference.

Please please Huawei, implement a 16:9 option on the camera 🙂
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I'd also like this but at least the Mate 20 Pro makes it easy to crop the photos.

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