Huawei P40 Pro Review

Huawei launched a premium P Series Flagship smartphone Named P40 Pro in China & Europe and other international markets. This Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone was released in Europe on 7 April 2019. 

(Huawei) Released P30 Pro SmartPhone in 8 GB Ram with 128, 256, 512GB Internal storage model Model Along this Model Huawei Announced P40 Pro + and P40 & P40 Lite Along with P40 Pro. when I’m using P40 Pro, I got a premium feeling when holding in the hand with Front and back Glass with Amoled Display and Quad Camera setup on the rear Make the Smartphone a true flagship.

Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone features the kirin chip from Huawei named Kirin 990 5G which is available on Mate 20 Series. this chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 2 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.86GHz, second part features 2x A76 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.36GHz and Third Part consists 4 x A76 Single core which is clocked at 1.95GHZ. it has Mali G76 MP 16 GPU which increases its work by 31% compared to Kirin 980 the last Flagship processor from Huawei. it has a Baloch 5G Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 4.6GBPS & 2.5GBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does have a built in NPU in the processor for dedicated Ai Capabilities, it has also Ai Optimizations which helps in AI.

P40 Pro SmartPhone has a Quad Camera setup the on the rear and Dual Camera Setup on the front which comprises a with PDAF AutoFocus on Front and lets user takes normal, ultrawide angle and portrait images from back and front Depth Cameras Will Work For Face Unlock Feature.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  P40 Pro SmartPhone and Jump into the review.

Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone

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  • 6.58” Quad HD AMOLED Edge Full-screen display with 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • KIRIN 990 5G CPU
  • Mali G76 MP14 GPU
  • 8 GB LPDDR4x Ram
  • 256 GB Internal Storage
  • Camera: Rear 50MP f/1.9 (Wideangle) OIS + 40MP f/1.8 (superwide angle) + 12MP (Telephoto) f/3.4 OIS + ToF Sensor , 4K UHD video Capture
  • 32MP f/2.2 front camera
  • 4200mAH battery with 40W fast charging support & 27W Wireless charging
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top
  • 15W Reverse Wireless Charging / Dolby Atmos
  • IP68 Water & Dust Resistance
  • In-Display fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual-band GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C

6.47″ FULL HD+ AMOLED Display

here in Display Department Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone, Features an Excellent Quad HD+ AMOLED panel screen with 441 pixels per inch, the colors are vibrant and excellent, viewing angles are perfect. There are No issues & problems with the screen quality of Huawei P40 Pro. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. This Display is protected with Glass. Huawei is Using DCI-P3 Technology in their Displays For better Quality of AMOLED Display.

Single Speakers and USB-C Port:

In Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei Used their traditional Single Speaker System which is very loud and Equal to their Older Huawei P30 Pro Smartphone. Here earpiece is not present which is Hidden in Below Display provides a louder sound. Huawei Used Piezoelectric Speakers To achieve this.

Coming to USB-C Port and earphones, the headphone jack is not provided. instead of that they provided a Dongle to use. The Audio Quality is Good with an excellent base and perfect Volume. there are no special Features like Dolby atoms or others to tune the sound. but the sound Quality is good from the speaker and Type c And 3.5mm Dongle. Huawei Also Provided Type C headphones which provide More punchy Sound With Excellent Bass and Very good Mids, Highs, Lows.

Build Quality : 

Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone is Built with a 7000 Aluminium frame on the side and Glass on front and back of the device is protected with glass. It provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 7000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. It is well built with a Full View and there are no bezels on sides, top & Bottom.

In Display fingerprint scanner: 

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Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone Features an In Display fingerprint sensor. By looks, it is so Small to see but, very fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. This placement of this sensor is on the Rear bottom Side of the phone.

Face unlocking:

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Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone Uses the face unlock with its 32MP + IR TOF 3D Cameras. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in pitch dark conditions.

Weight balance: 

Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone weighs 209 Grams, it feels A bit Heavy and with 6.58″ Screen and 4200 mAh battery equipped. The weight balance is done Average on the device. After using a Week You will notice that Heavy of the Device.

Battery life:

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 My Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 18% of charge left in the phone with Heavy Usage on Cellular which is good for a 4200 mAH Battery. We got 5.8Hr Sot which is good. If you use WiFi Network 6Hrs Sot. The ideal drain of P40 Pro SmartPhone is very low as other Latest Flagships. Huawei Used their 40W Quick charging In Huawei P40 Pro. This 40W makes a difference and charges the phone in less than 60 min which is good.

Huawei used 27W fast Wireless Charging in Huawei P40 Pro. It is a cool feature to see in the Flagship devices. Now, this Wireless Charging Technology has evolved to the speed of Wired Charging which is Good. Huawei has used Reverse Wireless Charging System In Huawei P30 Pro. It can easily charge Qi-enabled devices by placing it on the back of Huawei P40 Pro. 

EM UI Based On Android 10 Operating System :

EM UI 10.1 based Android 10 present on the Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It has a ton of bloatware like honor and Xiaomi Devices. There are some extra features like Inbuilt Face Unlock System, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display make the Ui different from other UI. There are some Battery Optimizations Present on EM UI makes Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone last longer.

Performance: 

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My Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone managed to do day to day tasks very well like the latest Flagships. There are No issues and problems with the Operating system and there are no heating issues with Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone. It features 8GB LPDDR5 Ram. I did not notice any lags with the device and there are no reloading of apps on this Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at the highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. Kirin 990 5G Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality on Dual Volte Network. We have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. The earpiece is Hidden Under the Display and it is very loud. The Voice Calls From the Speaker are also Good and Clear. 

Camera: 

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Coming to the Camera Department, Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone features a Quad Camera setup on the back & Dual Camera Setup front of the device. this Camera system works perfectly in Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1.Primary Camera: 

the 50MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.9 and Phase Detection Autofocus & OIS. The daylight pictures are great and contain Excellent details like a Natural photo. Exposure is in control with Perfect Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. Here this Camera can take 50MP Images and 12MP Images. Here the 12MP Image has Good Image Quality With Great Colours and Perfect Sharpness. This 50MP Image has Great Image Quality with Excellent Details and Perfect Dynamic Range. AI Makes sense and Captures Photo with good Colours. in Nighttime AI Does make Difference for Normal photo and AI photo. in low light Conditions, the images are very clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera:

the 40MP ultra wide angle lens on Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone does a good job in good lighting conditions. the exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the 20MP camera has a clear and capture Good pictures with Awesome Dynamic Range.

3. Periscope Camera:

the 12MP Periscope on P40 Pro SmartPhone does a good job in good lighting conditions with PDAF Autofocus and OIS. it captures 50x Digital zoom Image, 10x Hybrid Zoom and 5x Optical Zoom with good details. the Pictures are very Clear When Compared to Other Flagship Smartphones. the exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the 8MP Periscope camera has a Negligible noise in total darkness because of OIS. 

TOF 3D Camera

Huawei has used a TOF 3D Camera in Huawei P40 Pro Camera Setup. it is used to Create the Depth map of Image in Portrait mode and used as Laser Auto Focusing. It mainly Helps the Primary 40MP Camera.

We can Also Capture Portrait Images With Huawei P30 Pro also. Edge Detection is good. we can also Adjust the Depth Of Image in Huawei P40 Pro.

Video recording can be done up to 4k@60fps.The video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is also good in 4K@60fps And 1080p FHD recording. The video quality in the low night conditions is also Good with decent Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.

Selfie camera :

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  P40 Pro Smartphone features a 32MP normal selfie camera  80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.2. Picture quality is good. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

TOF 3D Camera

Huawei has used a TOF 3D Camera in Huawei P40 Pro Front Camera Setup. it is used to Create the Depth map of Face for Face Unlock. It mainly Helps the Primary 32MP Camera.

We can Also Capture Portrait Images With Huawei P40 Pro also. Edge Detection is good. we can also Adjust the Depth Of Image in Huawei P40 Pro in front Camera.

Front Selfie camera can record Video at 4K @ 60fps which is good with EIS On which is good. The picture is not wide Because of EIS Cropping the Footage.

There is an Aperture mode in Huawei P40 Pro that gives an Extra feature to users to take Selfies in Different Aperture modes like F/0.95, F/1.4, F/2.8, F/16. here you can Adjust the Aperture for Different types of selfies.

IP68 Water & Dust Resistance

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Huawei has implemented IP68 Water and Dust Resistance with Huawei P40 Pro which gives the User an Extra power When Using In Wet Conditions.

Pros:

  • Great Quad HD AMOLED Display With 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Great Battery life with Fast Wired & Wireless Charging
  • High Resolution photos in Day and night time
  • Awesome video Quality with Stabilisation 
  • Excellent selfies
  • More Faster Connectivity with Wi-Fi 6, 5G.

Cons:

  • No 3.5MM Audio jack
  • 4K @ 60fps is not Impressive 
  • NV Cards are Not available and lot Costlier to Expand the Storage
  • No Google Services

VERDICT

Who can Get Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone view: 

if you want a True Flagship Phone with Bright AMOLED Quad HD screen, with Kirin 990 5G processor and 40W Wired fast charging & 27W Wireless Charging 50MP Main + 40MP Ultrawide + 5x optical Zoom + Depth Camera, then you can go with Huawei P40 Pro SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone with Flagship Performance then 

Oppo Find X2 Pro

Google Pixel 4XL

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Sony Xperia 1II can be your Alternatives to Huawei P40 Pro.

If you are using Huawei P40 Pro then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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