The LX100 shot was in the ‘standard’ JPEG setting, and the phone decided to use ‘flowers’ mode so that would tally with both your points. I guess 'flowers' increases saturation and simulates a narrower DOF.The phone image has a bunch more contrast and a bit more saturation. You could probably achieve similar results by tweaking the jpeg settings if the LX100.
But yes, in broad daylight, modern camera phones produce very attractive images very easily.
I dont know if the relatively shallow depth of field on the phone image is a result of a short shooting distance or of a "bokeh effect" calculation mode, but on my phone screen at least it looks convincing and pleasing.
Absolutely agree, Jon. The LX100 is one of my favourite ever cameras and I do generally shoot RAW. But for a quick shot I am seriously impressed with the Huawei.Thanks for the comparison photos. Modern cellular phones are quite impressive in terms of IQ for daylight snapshots of static subjects like these. But if you shoot the LX100 in RAW and make a medium size print, you'll find more depth, more natural tonal gradations, less shadow noise, better retention of highlight information, more editing headroom, etc. etc. Still, it's easy to see why many folks are happy using their cell phone as their primary camera for snapshots. Happy shooting!