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Huawei P40 Pro Review: Dicover the Pros and Cons

Huawei is known for making great smartphones, and the P40 Pro smartphone is no exception. This phone has a lot to offer, including a great camera, a large display, and a fast processor. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, the Huawei P40 Pro should definitely be on your radar.

Huawei has drafted the P40 Pro to be one of the best camera phones. In this review, you will get to know the key information about the Huawei P40 pro. 

Huawei P40 Pro Design

Design 

The Huawei P40 Pro is designed to give you upgraded visual entertainment. The device’s design is inspired by the beauty and form of flowing water. It has a Quad-Curve overflow display. Also, with its 90 Hz refresh rate, you enjoy an immersive view over the entire fluid screen. 

It also has a mounting middle frame and protective round corners that enhance the harmonious feel from your eyes to your hand. 

Performance

The Huawei P40 Pro smartphone boasts ultra-fast speed with the world’s first integrated 5G SoC5, Kirin 990 5G chipset. The device also boasts high efficiency and system fluidity, thanks to the 7nm+ EUV technology and innovative CPU architectures. 

The device also has an amazing graphics performance. You get to enjoy a clear 4k live stream on the device. With less power consumption, you can also carry out immersive gaming with the device. You also do not have to worry about overheating as it has the unique SuperCool system of 3D graphene film, partnered with the ultra-thin VC, to conduct heat away efficiently.  

As to the Wi-fi ability of the device, you get to penetrate more walls and floors as it supports 160 MHz bandwidth, with an optimal speed reaching up to 2.4 Gbps. To Network Compatibility, the device supports 2G/3G/4G/5G, SA & NSA network architectures and most mainstream frequencies, therefore allowing you to travel around the world. 

Battery life

The innovative CPU architecture of the device guarantees high power efficiency. The device has a non-removable 4200 mah9 battery, which gives great performance and a longer working time. 

You also get to enjoy a fast charging rate of 40W, fast wireless, and a reverse charging rate of 27W. 

Huawei P40 Pro Display

Display

The Huawei P40 Pro features an OLED display with a size of 6.58 inches, 105.2 cm2 (91.6% screen-to-body ratio). The resolution is 1200 x 2640 pixels (441 PPI density). 

Software 

On the software side,  the Huawei P40 pro utilises Android 10 (EMUI 10.1, which introduces a UX design that affords you to multitask. This would help improve your productivity. 

Features

The device features a great design, photography and videography ability. You are also assured of great performance all-round. The power and charging features are also superb. 

Huawei P40 Pro Specifications

Specifications

  • Starting off with the dimensions and weight:

The width is 72.6 mm; the height is  158.2 mm, with a depth size of  8.95 mm. The weight of the device is approximately 209 g (including the battery). 

The device also comes in the following colours –  Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black, Blush Gold and Silver Frost.  The device is also splash, water, and dust resistant. 

  • In terms of memory, it is 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM, with external memory support of up to 256 GB. 
  • The camera; the device has a rear and front camera. 

For the Rear camera:  

50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS) + 40 MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/1.8 aperture) + 12 MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera (f/3.4 aperture, OIS) + 3D Depth Sensing Camera

Autofocus mode: Autofocus

Image stabilisation: OIS + AIS

Zoom Mode: Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Hybrid Zoom

Video recording: Support for 4K(3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording

Image resolution: Support up to 8192 x 6144 pixels

Video resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels

For the Front Camera: 

32 MP Selfie Camera (f/2.2 aperture) + Depth Camera*

Autofocus Mode: Autofocus

Video Recording: Support for 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording

Image resolution: Support up to 6528 x 4896 pixels

Video resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels

You have to note that the photo pixels and the actual image resolution may vary depending on the shooting mode. 

Pros of Huawei P40 Pro

Pros 

The Huawei P40 Pro comes with lots of advantages, and here are some of the Pros;

First, the device has the latest operating system – Android 10.0, with a powerful CPU that supports Octa-core. The device also offers superb performance without lags as it has a high-end processor and graphics processor. 

You also get to enjoy a high expandable memory via card slot, up to 256 GB. This is in addition to the high internal memory of 256GB 8BB RAM that helps you multitask efficiently. 

You can also carry out a 4K video recording with the device, and you can take superb selfies/pictures. With the device’s flash ability, you can take amazing pictures in low-light conditions. 

The long battery life is an added advantage – you get to enjoy decent applications and gaming performance at a low power consumption rate. The device also offers a high pixel density; it has a high resolution that makes the display very clear and bright. It also supports connectivity options such as Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB. 

There is also the fingerprint option for better phone security. 

Cons

With all the amazing features that the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone possesses, there are a few cons to bear in mind. 

The device is on the heavy side, and it does not contain Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for screen protection. It also does not have a temperature sensor.  Another thing is that you cannot listen to FM Radio with the device. And it comes with a non-removable battery. 

Pros and Cons Summary Table

ProsCons
The latest Android 10.0 operating system The device is on the heavy side.
Octa-core CPU It does not contain Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for screen protection,
High-end processor and graphics processor. It also does not have a temperature sensor
Superb performance without lags. Another thing is that you cannot listen to FM Radio with the device
with High expandable memory of up to 256GB, And it comes with a non-removable battery.
The high internal memory of 256GB 8BB RAM
4K video recording 
Superb selfies/pictures 
Flash ability 
Long battery life 
High pixel density 
High-resolution 
Connectivity options such as Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB 
Fingerprint option for better phone security.

Buying Guide

Before you splash the cash to get the Huawei P40 Pro, here is things you should consider:

First, the phone is not officially for sale in the United States due to the government’s ban on Huawei products. What this ban also translates to is that the phone does not use Google Apps – including access to the Google Play Store. But Huawei has its own email client, browser and calendar on board, and it also has its own app store. 

If that does deter you, you would appreciate the fact that the phone does have 5G and a great camera. 

What is the price of the Huawei P40 Pro_

What is the price of the Huawei P40 Pro?

The device is currently priced at £900 (about $1,120 or AU$1,770).  

Is the Huawei P40 Pro worth buying?

Answering this question boils down to what you want from a phone. If you are big on performance, battery life and camera, and also the fact that you can access the 5th Generation mobile network (5G); then the Huawei is a great buy for you. 

Conclusion

Overall, the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone is no doubt a great device, with fantastic hardware combined to give you a stunning camera experience, great battery life and performance and a whole lot of top-end features that you will want from a modern phone; most especially being able to access the latest mobile network –  5G. 

 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) –  

How does the Huawei P40 Pro’s design compare to the Huawei P40 lite 5G?

For the Huawei P40 Pro, the width is 72.6 mm; the height is  158.2 mm, with a depth size of  8.95 mm. The weight of the device is approximately 209 g (including the battery). The device also comes in the following colours –  Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black, Blush Gold and Silver Frost.  The device is also splash, water, and dust resistant. 

While the Huawei P40 lite 5G its a width is 75 mm, and its height – is 162.3 mm, with a depth size of 8.6 mm. The phone weighs 189 grams. All in all, the Huawei P40 lite 5G is a bigger phone than the Huawei P40 Pro, but not as heavy as it is. 

The Huawei P40 lite 5G comes in Space Silver, Crush Green, and Midnight Black colours. 

How does the Huawei P40 Pro’s performance compare to the Huawei P40 lite 5G?

The processor of the Huawei P40 lite 5G is Octa-core (1×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3×2.22 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55), while that of the Huawei P40 pro is Octa-core (2.86 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 2.36 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55). 

For Graphics, the Huawei P40 lite 5G utilises Mali-G57 (6-core) while the Huawei P40 pro utilises Mali-G76 MP16. In terms of RAM size, the Huawei P40 lite 5G has 6 GB, while the Huawei P40 Pro has 8 GB. 

How does the Huawei P40 Pro’s camera compare to the Huawei P40 lite 5G?

The front camera of the Huawei P40 lite 5G beats that of the Huawei P40 Pro, as it is 64 MP against the 32 MP of the latter. The Huawei P40 lite 5G also has auto-focus, which the Huawei P40 Pro does not have. 

How does the Huawei P40 Pro’s display compare to the Huawei P40 lite 5G? 

The Huawei P40 Pro features an OLED display with a size of 6.58 inches and 105.2 cm2 (91.6% screen-to-body ratio). The resolution is 1200 x 2640 pixels (441 PPI density). 

The Huawei P40 lite 5G features the LTPS IPS LCD, with a screen size of 6.5 inches (16.51 cm). Its resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels (405 PPI density). Its screen-to-body ratio is 83.8%. 

Is the Huawei P40 Pro 5G?

Yes, with the Huawei P40 Pro, you can access the 5th Generation mobile network.

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Zeeshan Yousaf
Zeeshan Yousaf
Zeeshan is the founder of the Tech Guru Guy blog. He writes articles about the latest technology gadgets such as laptops, smartphones, home security, tablet devices, headphones, and much more. He has been at the forefront of technology for the past 10 years, working diligently to create quality content for his audience. He is addicted to reading books and watching movies, but not as much as he loves posting content on his blog. He loves playing cricket and table tennis. You can always contact Zeeshan via Tech Guru Guy's contact page.
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