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Huawei P40 Pro Review & Specification

The new P40 series is the successor of the Huawei P30 series which is known to have a good quality camera. Huawei P40 Pro was introduced to the public at the end of March 2020. A smartphone made by the Chinese manufacturer is one of the premium class Android phones. So this phone carries awesome specifications.

HUAWEI P40 PRO review

This flagship device brought by Huawei is the same as the Mate 30 Series. Because it is not supported by Google Mobile Service (GMS).

Huawei P40 Pro Review

Huawei introduced P40 Pro on March 26, 2020, and released globally on April 7, 2020.

The advantage of the latest Huawei P-series is the phone already 5G network. Then what about the other specs? Here is our review of the latest Huawei P-series.

Pros

  • Fast & Accurate  in-display fingerprint
  • Detailed 10x hybrid zoom
  • Night mode photo is sharp
  • 90Hz display

Cons

  • No GMS support
  • Limited Gallery Application

Packaging

In the package we find a USB C cable and a 40W power supply for charging, in addition to headphones with USB C input.

Specification of Huawei P40 Pro

Display6.58-inch OLED, 2,640 x 1,200, 90 Hz
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 990 Octa-core CPU
GPUMali-G76 MP16 GPU
Memory256GB 8GB
Main camera50MP f/1.9 (RYYB) with OIS
 40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide
 12MP f/3.4 5x periscope
Selfie camera32MP
Battery4,200mAh, 40W wired charging, 40W wireless charging
OSAndroid 10, EMUI 10.1
IP RatingIP68

Design

Huawei P40 Pro is designed with a luxurious and elegant design. This device is made of Nano-Tech Ceramic, a material that is scratch-resistant and durable. It has a weight of 209 grams and a thickness of 9 mm.

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Details of the device that comes from premium materials also designed to prioritize the convenience of users.

On the front we find a curved display on all four sides, it has an internal camera positioned on the hole in the upper left. There is no notification LED but there is AOD that notifies everything but is not interactive.

Display | Huawei P40 Pro Review

The display is 6.58 “with a resolution of 1200 x 2640 pixels with a density of 441 PPI, OLED technology with automatic 90Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10 technology.

Prioritize the convenience of its users, Huawei designed the P40 pro from premium materials

For the design of the front, especially in every corner or the curved design side adopted from Quad Curve Display technology. This design not only makes it more comfortable in the palm of the hand, but also enhances the user experience of the gesture-based system. Very nice, the curve doesn’t bother too much – better than the Mate 30 Pro.

While at the top of the screen mounted punch hole in the upper left corner. The hole used to place the front camera.

At the bottom of the screen, this phone is equipped with a new generation of In-Screen Fingerprint that is 30 percent faster.

Chipset | Huawei P40 Pro Review

The chip used by the Huawei P40 Pro is the same as that installed in the regular P40 series, namely Kirin 990. the new Kirin 990 with support for 5G networks and includes 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, expandable via Nano SD.

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Thanks to 7nm technology plus EUV as well as innovative CPU architecture, this Huawei cellphone series can achieve high efficiency and system fluidity.

And also the graphics performance of the GPU is extraordinary, GPU Mali-G76 MC16. So image processing is unmatched using an upgraded ISP, as well as sophisticated AI capabilities in dual-core NPU.

Battery

While on the battery, the Huawei P40 Pro has a capacity of 4200 mAh. Plus a 40W fast charging feature. In addition, 27W wireless charger is also available, and 27W reverse wireless charging technology that can charge other devices. After daily use, the battery still has 30% left.

Software

Operating system based on Android 10 and running the EMUI 10.1 interface and the patches updated in March. Like Huawei Mate 30, this phone comes with Android 10 without Google Mobile Service but with Huawei Mobile Services.

Needless to hide it, the absence of Google services is a lack. Serious or not, it depends on which app you use.

Huawei P40 Pro also has a Huawei Share that can share files wirelessly and the MeeTime chat application for virtual meetings.

P40 pro ultravision quad camera
ultravision Leica quad camera

Camera | Huawei P40 Pro Review

Of course, the camera aspect is the main advantage of the P40 Pro. The P40 pro equipped with a quad camera, and has the ability to zoom 5x optical zoom.

Huawei P40 Pro also has a main camera Ultra Vision Wide 50MP 23MM with RYYB color filters, aperture f / 1.9, and OIS. Then, Ultra Wide Cine resolution of 40MP 18mm with an aperture of f / 1.8. Also, 5x Optical Telephoto 12MP with 125mm periscope design, RYYB color filter, f / 3.4 aperture, and OIS. One more ToF camera as a depth sensor.

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The Ultra Vision main camera sensor on the P40 series measures 1 / 1.28 inches which is the largest in the smartphone class. For comparison, its closest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra measures the main camera sensor at 1 / 1.33 inches. The result of the main camera is 12.5MP with a size per pixel of 2.44um which in theory has a better low light capability.

The camera capabilities of the Huawei P40 Pro phone can perform 5x optical zoom for 12 MP resolution cameras.

In addition, it has 10x zoom capability but still good and more detailed photos, and can also do Super Moon up to 20x.

As for the front camera mounted on the punch hole that has a power of 32 MP. The selfie camera can record 4K video.

Huawei P40 pro supersensing cine camera

The Huawei P40 series video recorder capabilities also inherit everything that Mate 30 Pro has. Able to record 4K 60fps video, 4K HDR + time-lapse, and ultra slow motion 7680 fps. Also, various other features such as directional audio zoom, long-distance video with telephoto lenses, dual OIS + AIS, real-time bokeh video, and others.

Audio

The speaker is mono, the microphones are directional. Too bad it’s mono and doesn’t have an audio jack.

Other Features

This smartphone has given protection from splashing water, IP68 certificate which makes the phone waterproof and dust.

While other features, WiFi is version 6, Celia digital assistant also has capabilities such as Bixby or Siri.

Price

Now speaking of price, will be hitting stores on April 7, priced at 999 euros, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Huawei P40 Pro

$1,319
9

Design

9.0/10

Features

8.7/10

Performance

9.3/10

Camera

9.0/10

Battery

9.0/10

Pros

  • fast Wi-Fi 6 and 5G
  • Detailed 10x hybrid zoom
  • Likeable design
  • 90Hz display is a step forward
  • IP68-certified

Cons

  • No GMS support
  • Limited Gallery Application

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