The presentation of the line of smartphones Huawei P40 has just ended. At another time, we would be happy about this, since it is this line that is significant not only for Huawei, but for the entire industry as a whole. This year, the smartphone will be left without what is so dear to many in Android – Google services. But the company is not discouraged and is trying to somehow overcome this situation. They are actively promoting their app store, trying to put more and more of what they really need in it. One gets the feeling that soon they may succeed. In the meantime, let's just talk about the new product. Moreover, the smartphone is technically very interesting again.
Huawei P40 Pro at its best.
Family Huawei P40
At the last presentation, not only one Huawei P40 was shown, but also its older brothers. Now, despite the presence of the 'Lite' version, the base model can be considered Huawei P40. It will be followed by Huawei P40 Pro, and the top version will be Huawei P40 Pro Plus.
All models will support fifth generation networks, but it is difficult to say how this will be implemented in Russia. Will they work if you find yourself in the coverage area of such networks? Most likely, support will be blocked, but unblocked after the official launch of networks in Russia.
First Review Huawei P40 Pro
It is worth noting that outwardly, the new smartphone from Huawei looks exactly as the leaks promised us. Some details have been reproduced with fantastic accuracy. This is especially true for the camera module.
Appearance Huawei P40 Pro
I'm not talking about its form now. Yes, it is very similar to the shape of the camera module of Samsung's Galaxy S20 family. I don't think this is rip-off, since the time difference between the release of the models is not so big that it would be possible to rebuild everything and release a clone of another model. Such things are designed in advance. It's more of a modern trend. The cameras started to stand out last year in such a raised block, covered with dark glass. Now it just expanded to the sides, as there are more camera modules.
The camera module is 'like everyone else', but it looks impressive.
An external feature of the camera was the coating on the camera module. It clearly highlights the main module. The glare spreads from him to the sides. I love this attention to detail.
In general, we can say by the color of the case that it has changed a lot. Huawei has been making some of the best cases lately in terms of looks. Now they have become more strict, but the light on the rear panel glass plays in such a way that it seems like it is concave. It looks very original.
Also from the outside, it is worth noting the presence of buttons that are missing in the Mate 30 Pro with its waterfall-style screen. Here the screen rounding is not so big and the buttons are in place.
If you have any questions about the look, there are many original cases to choose from, including a dedicated underwater protective case.
Screen Huawei P40 Pro
I will also try to use this smartphone for a couple of weeks, then to tell in detail about what it is. So far, the first impression that the screen of this smartphone made on me is positive.
It is bright, clear, rich and all the subtle settings that are inherent in the proprietary shell from Huawei are there. The only thing I can find fault with is a camera that I still can't get used to. The hole in the screen is not mine. Moreover, it is so large and elongated. But it can be hidden in the settings. True, then all the framelessness that this smartphone has at its best is lost.
The bottom bezel is twice as narrow as iPhone 11 Pro, but wider than the top.
The screen does seem to be bezel-less. Although, I cannot shake the feeling that the lower frame, although it has the minimum size, is by some nanometers larger than the upper one. To me, it looks somehow sloppy. But it has fillets on all sides. It really feels very unusual.
There are no more complaints. The refresh rate of the screen is not 120Hz, which has become a trend, but only 90Hz, but there are no questions about the smoothness of the main menus. Let's see how the applications work. I will tell you about this in a large experience of use.
The screen diagonal will be 6.1 inches for the junior model and 6.58 inches for the middle and senior ones. The resolution will be 2340 by 1080 pixels and 2640 by 1200 pixels, respectively.
Camera Huawei P40 Pro
The basic version Huawei P40 will have three cameras, Huawei P40 Pro will have four cameras, and Huawei P40 Pro Plus will have five. Below are their characteristics.
Camera Key Features Huawei P40
Camera Key Features Huawei P40 Pro
Camera Key Features Huawei P40 Pro Plus
First impressions of the camera are a bit mixed. The quality is generally good, but I have a feeling that something is unfinished. If I'm right, the updates will fix everything.
The front camera of all smartphones is similar in its characteristics, with the exception of a slight difference in the aperture. The resolution will be 32 megapixels, but only two older models are paired with a depth sensor. Additionally, gesture control and unlocking by face projection are implemented.
Matrix size MUCH larger than iPhone 11 Pro
There are many other functions with complex names that usually don't mean so much, but still add a little bit of enhancement to the pictures. It is worth noting only the combination of photos from the series with the possibility of choosing the best combined option.
All camera specs on one slide.
In general, the camera has always been the strong point of the “P” series smartphones Huawei. Therefore, I can't wait to understand it in more detail and talk about it in a great experience of use, which I will prepare a little later. In order not to miss its release, subscribe to us on Google News or join our Telegram news channel.
Performance Huawei P40 Pro
All three models of the family will run Kirin 990. The company is proud of this processor, emphasizing that it is not only powerful and outperforms some competitors, but also economical. In this case, energy savings reach up to 30 percent.
Kirin 990 in brief.
In addition, this chip can work in networks already in the database 5G. Given the position of Huawei in the world of telecommunications, I dare to assume that their 5G will be better than a similar solution from the rest. It is not for nothing that they make the world's best telecommunications equipment for mobile operators.
How does Huawei P40 differ from Huawei P40 Pro
There are not many differences between the three models of the Huawei P40 family, but they are still there. In addition to the differences listed above, we can mention the lack of water protection in the younger model. It is provided only at the ip53 level, that is, only against splashes. Older models are ip68 certified. That is, they can be immersed to a depth of one and a half meters for half an hour. Although, I do not recommend doing this and have already explained why.
Also, the younger version will have a less capacious battery. 3 800 mAh vs 4 200 mAh. In this case, all versions will have fast charging Huawei SuperCharge (40W), and the “Pro” and “Pro Plus” versions will also have fast wireless charging.
Huawei The P40 will only have one memory version – 8/128 GB. For older models, there will also be 8/256 GB in the Huawei P40 Pro and 8/512 GB in the Huawei P40 Pro Plus.
The models will be available in blue, white, silver, gold and black, although not all colors will be available in all markets.
The Huawei version of the P40 Pro Plus comes in a ceramic body. It will be less prone to scratches and generally stronger. At least that's what they promise.
Naturally, none of the models will receive support for Google services. Moreover, they will all work on Android 10 with the proprietary shell EMUI 10.1. Apchiki will have to be downloaded from AppGallery. The good news is that Huawei tried to make its own analogues of Google services. There is even a music and video service.
Should you buy the Huawei P40?
If it were not for the well-known problems Huawei, I would close my eyes and with the words “shut up and take my money” I reached out for my smartphone. For myself, I would choose Huawei P40 Pro.
But, by the sum of the factors, one must understand that using a smartphone will not be easy. It's cool, it works well, it shoots great and it looks great … But it won't suit someone who's used to using a smartphone out of the box. If suddenly the sanctions against the company are lifted, most likely, all services will appear on this smartphone at once, but so far there is no particular hope for this.
If this is an interesting challenge for you, this smartphone will most likely suit you. At least that is what he makes the first impression. We will discuss in more detail in a couple of weeks.
And now the prices … Here they are!
Price Huawei P40
Price Huawei P40 Pro
Price Huawei P40 Pro Plus
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