HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to do a full specifications Huawei P40 Pro Plus Review. Last year we reviewed the Huawei P30 Pro and it was really good on like all accounts had superfast charging, good battery life, great performance and maybe most impressive a true 5X Optical Telephoto camera.
The whole camera system was awesome it could see in the dark without the use of a night mode just because of the sheer size of the sensor and the fact that it’s using our Huawei pixel rays and the true 5X Optical Telephoto camera was amazing. It’s using this cool prism mechanism to reflect light at 90′ degrees. So you could turn the sensor sideways and have more distance to reflect that light onto.
You know since Huawei released the P30 Pro we’ve seen a lot of companies try to copy them in different ways. We saw Xiaomi released the Mini 10 which didn’t have a true Optical 5X telephoto even though they said it was, we’ve seen the Galaxy’s 20 Ultra which can do up to a 100X zoom. There are a lot of people that are just trying to best Huawei in the camera department. But Huawei didn’t want to be beaten and this year they’re taking a not out of Samsung’s book by releasing three flagship phones.
Design & Display:-
You’ve got the Huawei P40, the Huawei P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus with true 10X Optical Zoom. The P40 Pro Plus got a rounded screen and a rounded back although the Huawei P40 Pro Plus uses ceramic which feels nice. And the screens also curved on the bottom which makes a lot of sense because now most people use gesture navigation. And if you’re going home or doing multitasking swiping up from the bottom is just a lot more comfortable when you’ve got a curved display there.
Now, Huawei did include the nice thick rails in the corners to protect that screen and I honestly think this design is nice. It still feels fairly thin even though it’s a little thicker than you’re probably used to in a smartphone.
Processor & Performance:-
And from a specs perspective, you’re pretty much getting what you got on the Huawei P40 Pro as well. You’re getting that KIRIN 990 processor with 5G built-in, you’re getting 8GB RAM in 90Hz FHD Plus display. The big difference here is that you’re getting 512 gigabytes of storage Vs the 256GB of storage that you’re gonna see on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus. I use the phone for around a week and performance overall was great I didn’t notice any hiccups or stuttering.
The performance on benchmarks is about the same as Snapdragon 855 and yes, that’s not quite as good as 855 plus or the 865. But when you can’t notice any stuttering or hiccups does it matter and you’re probably going to notice this is a little bit in gaming. But if you’re not a heavy mobile gamer that probably won’t be much of an issue.
The Huawei P40 Pro Plus also has the same 4200 mAh battery and Huawei phones have traditionally had really good battery life and that’s mostly because that Kirin processor sips battery very slowly.
Okay, so with that all out of the way how is the phone actually to use and as with most Huawei phones after the Huawei P30 Pro, it’s rough. If you didn’t know Huawei got put on the entity list by the United States is today they’re not allowed to work with a lot of US companies and that includes Google. And even if you don’t’ like Google and you don’t like using any of their apps having no access to Google Play services means that you can’t use the Google Playstore. And that’s kind of the backbone and foundation of all Android smartphones.
So try to get around this Huawei created an alternative app store called App Gallery and they’re slowly trying to get people to bring their Apps over to their proprietary App Store for Huawei phones. To their credit, they’ve got things like Microsoft Apps, and they’ve got Snapchat, Zoom, and Telegram. But there’s still a ton of apps that you would normally use every single day missing from app gallery.
Now, I was able to sort of getting around this by making desktop versions of websites and for some websites they work just like the app in the mobile browser. So Instagram and Spotify look almost identical in the browser as they do in the actual app. But not having physical apps on a phone is difficult and there are a ton of apps that look Astros in the web browser or just don’t have a website at all. If you’re okay with not using that many apps on your phone or you like Huawei Apps that they have pre-installed on their phone, then go for it. But it’s really hard for me to recommend a device that won’t give you access to all the apps on the Google Play Store.
So, let’s break it down, on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus you’re getting good built quality, good cameras, good performance and superfast charging under any other circumstance this would be a very good phone which I could wholeheartedly recommend.
But look the reality is our phones are just portals to absence services and the quality of a phone is determined by how well that phone can interact with those apps and services. And when you can’t interact with those services at all, what do you have? A pocket camera. Now, Huawei able to fix its relationship with the United States and Google in the next year or so. Then I’ll probably go back to recommend their phones as long as they’re still as good as this phone but until then you might want to check out some competition.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus
|Coming Soon||Rs. 1,17,490|
HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM|
|Released||March 26, 2020|
|BODY||Dimensions||158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||OLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||6.58 inches, 105.2 cm2
1200 x 2640 pixels (~441 PPI density)
|Protection||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|CAMERA||Rear||50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 2.44µm, omnidirectional PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/4.4, 240mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
40 MP, f/1.8, 18mm (ultrawide), 1/1.54″, PDAF
TOF 3D, (depth)
|Front||32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, AF
IR TOF 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
|Video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720@7680fps, 1080p@960fps|
|Features||Leica optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 10, EMUI 10.1,
No Google Play Store Services
|Chip||Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)|
|CPU||Octa-Core up to 2.86GHz|
|MEMORY||Internal||256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM|
|External||up to 256GB (microSD Card)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, colour spectrum|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, NFC & Infrared Port|
|No 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|BATTERY||Li-Po 4200 mAh|