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Huawei P40

Specifications

Huawei P40
Huawei P40 (P40 Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G 8 x - 2.9 GHz, Cortex-A76/-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.10 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 422 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: audio output via USB-C, Card Reader: Nano Memory up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B7/​B8/​B9/​B12/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41), 5G (n1/​n3/​n28/​n38/n41/​n77/​n78/​n79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 148.9 x 71.1 ( = 0.33 x 5.86 x 2.8 in)
Battery
3800 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.9, phase detection AF (dual-pixel), color gamut sensor, dual LED flash, video @2160p/​60FPS, video @720p/​7860FPS (camera 1); 16.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 8.0MP, f/​2.4, OIS, telephoto lens (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.0, video @2160p/​60FPS (camera 1); ToF (camera 2)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Charger, USB cable, SIM tool, headset, 24 Months Warranty, IP53-certified; SAR value: 0.49W/​kg (head), 1.29W/​kg (body); eSIM, fanless, waterproof
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 69 g ( = 2.43 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.57% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 65 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 84%, features: 80%, display: 84% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Huawei P40

87.1% Huawei P40 Smartphone Review – Tough sell despite its great camera | Notebookcheck
The Huawei P40 belongs to the first generation of Huawei's P series smartphones without Google services. The P40's camera takes very sharp pictures and the high-end smartphone looks very promising in general.
87.1% Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 vs. P40 Lite camera review: Huawei smartphones compared | Notebookcheck
In one area, the dominance is great! We let the current Huawei P40 series compete in a camera comparison. How big are the differences between the two top dogs, the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro? Can the cheapest Huawei P40 Lite surprise positively as it did last year? Our review of the Huawei P40 smartphones will reveal this.
Huawei P40 Camera review: Mid-ranger with potential
Source: DxOMark English
The P40 achieves a Video score of 98, thanks to generally accurate exposure indoors and out. Detail is high and noise is well controlled in bright light, though dynamic range is quite limited. The P40 has some issues with color in its videos, with our testers noticing problematic casts and color rendering in some scenes. Stabilization is not particularly effective, with a fair amount of residual motion visible in videos, along with some jello effect. In very low light, noise becomes intrusive, and white balance and autofocus can be inconsistent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2020
70% Huawei P40 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei P40's hardware is as great as the last few generations of the company's flagship phones, but there are limitations. You don't get wireless charging or a high refresh rate screen by opting for the P40, which a lot of other phones around this price offer. The biggest restriction continues to be the lack of Google Mobile Services that hampers this device as you don't have access to some of the most popular Android applications and services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei P40 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei P40's hardware is as great as the last few generations of the company's flagship phones, but there are limitations. You don't get wireless charging or a high refresh rate screen by opting for the P40, which a lot of other phones around this price offer. The biggest restriction continues to be the lack of Google Mobile Services that hampers this device as you don't have access to some of the most popular Android applications and services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei P40 Review – Is it a good phone for work?
Source: The Tech Revolutionist English
The Huawei P40 accompanied me for a full two months of working from home. Being the primary driver of my day to day work and playing multiple roles, such as the main communicator, camera and entertainment provider, the Huawei P40 fitted seamlessly into my daily life. I had a wonderful experience with the P40, but I must say that it takes time to get used to working without Google Play Services. But once you are over it and used to the new workflow, the Huawei P40 really shines.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2020
Hands on: Huawei P40 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei P40 undercuts the Galaxy S20, despite its higher resolution main camera, and the fact it has more front cameras. But it also loses out on some of the S20-series’ highlights, including wireless charging and a high refresh rate screen. With Huawei still ironing out its Google-free offering, exactly who the P40 appeals to in the west is yet to be seen. But there’s every chance that it could be the best smartphone camera at its price.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2020
Own the best photography & connectivity smartphone: the Huawei P40 series during this Raya season
Source: Tech Nave English
So these are the Top 4 reasons to own a Huawei P40 series smartphone during this Raya season! Before we forget, every P40 series and MatePad pro users can now redeem rewards worth up to RM2381 at the Huawei Member Centre as well as getting 50GB of Huawei Cloud storage for 12 months, free of charge. To add on, there is also free premium access to Huawei Video streaming service for 3 months!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2020
Huawei P40 Review: Things That You Need To Know
Source: Igeekphone English
Today, most flagship mobile phones are competing for large size and large screens. And there are not many such flagships with one hand. For users who like to hold with one hand, care about lightness and thinness. Pay attention to face value, and like to take pictures. The Huawei P40 with precise positioning and precise pricing is worth experiencing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2020
10 things that make the Huawei P40 series the best in mobile photography
Source: Tech Nave English
Last but not least is the front camera that is just as capable of delivering great pictures. All of the Huawei P40 series devices come with a 32MP front camera and an IR Depth Camera. Moreover, the P40 Pro even has a proximity sensor and an ambient sensor. The 32MP front shooter is far from simple however, as it supports autofocus and 4K video recording too. If that's not quite enough, you can even get some excellent Bokeh shots thanks to the IR Depth Camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2020
10 reasons to own a Huawei P40 Series smartphone now
Source: Tech Nave English
It's been 3 weeks and counting in this Movement Control Order, and we have been seeing a lot of creative entertainment stuff online. At the same time, we also saw the online launch of the Huawei P40 series in Malaysia which got many Huawei fans excited. As today will be the last day of the pre-order, this is your last chance to own the latest best camera-centric smartphone and pre-order benefits to date.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2020
76% Huawei P40 review
Source: GSM Arena English
At the very end of this review we are somewhat conflicted. The P40 is a great smartphone, but as we went along its tiny imperfections piled up until they became one too many. And at the end of the day - €800 is a price too high to pay for this phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Huawei P40 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Huawei P40 is a lovely, fun little thing, and a charming addition to the line. As with all Huawei phones, it’ll be hampered from an app stability point of view until the brand can completely respond to the catastrophic hand it’s been dealt by the US China trade woes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei P40 review: A phone for the tech-savvy
Source: Tech Advisor English
The P40 is a great bit of the kit that, although missing out on some of the high-end features of the Pro and Pro+ variants, can still take on most 2020 flagships in terms of photography and raw performance. Whether that makes up for the lack of Google Play is another story altogether, but that'll depend on just how tech-savvy you are.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Huawei P40 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei P40 undercuts the Galaxy S20, despite its higher resolution main camera, and the fact it has more front cameras. But it also loses out on some of the S20-series’ highlights, including wireless charging and a high refresh rate screen. With Huawei still ironing out its Google-free offering, exactly who the P40 appeals to in the west is yet to be seen. But there’s every chance that it could be the best smartphone camera at its price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2020
Hands-on: Removing photobombers and reflections with the Huawei P40 series
Source: Hardware Zone English
These software features are presently available out-of-the-box when you purchase a Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, or Huawei P40 Pro+ smartphone. They are a part of the EMUI 10.1 software update, so older Huawei phone models such as the P30 or Mate 30 might have the opportunity to use it after updating their devices. However, Huawei is unable to confirm if older models are fully compatible with AI Remove Passerby or AI Remove Reflection.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2020
Huawei brings P40 and P40 Pro to Australia
Source: Gadgetguy English
To be fair, there are periscope zoom equipped Google Android flagship phones like the excellent Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and the original OPPO 10x lossless Zoom that really work well. The enhanced perisdcope zoom is part of its new 2020 offerings like the Find X2 5G as well.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2020
Huawei P40 phones won't have Google, but may rival the best cameras out there
Source: CNet English
Overall these phones are pretty much what I'd expect from Huawei -- potentially awesome camera skills, attractive design, 5G, the latest processors and no Google. But how it all comes together in the real world remains to be seen when I put the phones to the test.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2020
Huawei P40 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
That being said, Huawei's HMS efforts are nothing short of impressive and are starting to show great promise. And, despite being a far less universally applicable statement around these parts, there really is a whole vibrant world of Android beyond Google's infrastructure and services. Keeping that in mind, we are sure that the P40 will find popularity in Europe, even if with a limited and specific crowd of buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Huawei P40 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
That said, it’s laying the right foundation - and making hardware that still makes us coo with delight. So if the price is right and the fact it’s Google-light doesn’t put you off, the vanilla P40 could be just the ticket.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Huawei Announces P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+: A New Generation of Cameras
Source: AnandTech English
It’s been a year now since Huawei had launched its successful P30 series smartphones, and a lot has happened since then. Following a trade-war between the United States and China, Huawei ended up being sanctioned, with the most notable effect being that the company no longer has access to Google’s services. Last autumn, we saw the launch of the Mate 30 series, the company’s first flagship phone to ship without GMS. We had argued that those phones lacked sufficient hardware differentiation to be able to make up for the lack of Google’s services, and it would be some time before we would see Huawei’s own HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) mature to a state that represents it being a valid every-day alternative. That goal is inching ever closer as Huawei spends large resources and efforts to get developers onboard its own ecosystem.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Huawei P40 announcement in 12 minutes
Source: Engadget English
Huawei just announced its P40 flagship phone family, as well as a new smart assistant,, wearables, and smartspeaker.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Huawei P40 initial review: The compact almost-flagship?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Huawei P40 - on first impressions - seems like a perfectly good piece of hardware. The camera system looks really promising, and the general performance should be really good, but it is placed in an awkward position by a number of factors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2020

Foreign Reviews

94% Huawei P40 im Test: Kompaktes 5G-Handy mit Top-Kamera
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 84% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Huawei P40 Mauerblümchen oder Matador?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2020
60% Huawei P40 Auch ohne Google gut genug?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei P40 Das Schnäppchen-Topmodell
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Tschüss Google, Hallo Appgallery!
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2020
60% Huawei P40 Pro
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei P40 Alles was du dazu wissen musst
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2020
90% Análisis Del Huawei P40: Prueba Con Opinión, Características Y Precio
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
88% Huawei P40, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
82% Huawei P40, análisis: un gama alta compacto cuyo tamaño no es la única diferencia con su hermano Pro
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 95% display: 88% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
80% Huawei P40, análisis: un magnífico diseño y una cámara sobresaliente para hacernos olvidar a Google
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Mi Experiencia Con El Huawei P40 Tras 15 Días De Uso
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great cameras; high perfomance. Negative: Poor display; no wireless charging; unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2020
Huawei presenta oficialmente los P40, P40 Pro y P40 Pro+
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services; relatively high price.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Se desvelan todos los detalles de los Huawei P40 y P40 Pro
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; impressive cameras; support 5G; powerful hardware; quick charging.
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 03/24/2020
80% Recensione Huawei P40 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
81% Recensione Huawei P40: il più compatto ma senza Google
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
74% Recensione HUAWEI P40: il top più compatto della gamma con gli HMS
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Huawei P40 è il top che vorrei: dimensioni e autonomia perfetti ma HMS | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2020
Rating: price: 65% features: 90%
80% Recensione Huawei P40
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
70% Recensione Huawei P40 e CONFRONTO con P40 PRO e P40 Lite
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
Unboxing Huawei P40 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; elegant design; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2020
Huawei P40 Recensione: Lo Smartphone Con Hms A Misura Di Mano
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2020
Recensione Huawei P40, compatto e poco meno Pro
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; premium design; solid workmanship; impressive cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2020
Huawei P40 recensione e considerazioni
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; great display; long battery life; good speakers. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/26/2020
Huawei P40, P40 Pro e P40 Pro Plus ufficiali: prezzo e la nostra prova | Video
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras; great display.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Dis is de nieuwe Huawei P40 Series
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice design; great display; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2020
Huawei presenteert P40-serie
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent cameras; high performance; support 5G. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2020
70% [Test] Huawei P40 : un tueur compact en photo, sans Google
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Test du Huawei P40: trop bon pour échouer sans Google?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Test du Huawei P40 : il a tout pour plaire… sauf Google
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Test du Huawei P40 : un haut de gamme au format pocket
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent display; high gaming performance; support 5G; long battery life. Negative: No wireless charging; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2020
Prise en main du Huawei P40 : un format génial pour combler l’absence de Google
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2020
86% [Recenzja] Huawei P40 – Miłość od pierwszego wejrzenia, a potem?
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Brak usług Google to nie jest największy problem tego urządzenia – recenzja Huawei P40
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; face unlock; nice display; powerful processor; nice cameras. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; poor display; no mini jack; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2020
88% Huawei P40 incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 88%
Мощный процессор, OLED-экран и камера 50 Мпикс: тест-обзор смартфона Huawei P40
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; great OLED screen; long battery life; fast charging. Negative: No headphone jack; unsupported waterproof; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2020
Обзор Huawei P40. Самый компактный флагман
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; powerful processor; support 5G; great display; quick charging; long battery life; beautiful design; good connectivity. Negative: Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Huawei P40: Không lag, không hao pin cũng không... Google
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life; excellent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2020
Cận cảnh bộ đôi Huawei P40 - P40 Pro tại Việt Nam: Chip 5G, thiết kế đẹp, camera xịn
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Support 5G; premium design; excellent cameras; powerful processor; high performance.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2020
Huawei P40 và P40 Pro chính thức bán ra tại Việt Nam: giá từ 17,9 triệu đồng, 9/5 lên kệ
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2020
Mở hộp và trên tay Huawei P40 và P40 Pro tại Việt Nam: Thiết kế sang trọng, cảm giác cầm thoải mái,…
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; impressive cameras.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2020
Trên tay nhanh Huawei P40 tại Việt Nam: Thiết kế mới hoàn toàn, thiếu một thứ để trở nên toàn diện
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; solid workmanship; attractive price; quick charging; excellent cameras; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2020
Huawei P40 series ra mắt: Nhiều công nghệ đỉnh cao nhưng quan trọng nhất là Google thì vẫn không có
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent cameras; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2020
76% Test: Huawei P40 – Flaggskepp som räcker långt
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 76%

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Model:

The Huawei P series, formerly known as the Huawei Ascend-P series, is a line of high-end Android smartphones produced by Huawei. Initially, this series was marketed as part of Huawei’s larger Ascend brand, but it was dropped later. The journey of the P-series started off with the Huawei Ascend P1 in 2012, and it goes up to the upcoming P40 and P40 Pro, becoming better and better. The Huawei P40 sports a glass back and comes with a choice of two finishes, which includes Ice White or Black and Deep-Sea Blue for the glossy finishing, while the matte finishing comes as Silver Frost or Blush Gold. The difference between the finishings has to be the modicum of protection that is offered by the matte finishing against fingerprints and smudges. Apart from that, it also has a large rectangular camera block in its top left corner on the back, a metal frame and an all-screen design, the same as the P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus.

 

 

In terms of water and dust resistance, the P40 has a lesser IP53 rating as compared to the IP68 certification in both the P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus. This simply means that the P40 is less water and dust resistant compared to its sibling models. As far as the display is concerned, the P40 carries a similar display as its predecessor, the P30, with a 6.1-inch screen size, a 1080 x 2340 resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. This is not class-leading for the price, as it falls behind the screen of the OnePlus 7T Pro, for instance. One of the differences between the P40 and the P30 has to be the processor. While the latter had a Kirin 980, the former gets the top-end Kirin 990 chipset, similar to the one found in the Mate 30 Pro and the Mate XS. The Kirin 990, teamed with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB/256 GB of storage, has to be the only high-end chipset with integrated 5G. However, there is also an option of the basic Huawei P40 with 6 GB of RAM. The processor is based on 7nm+ manufacturing technology and is definitely fast enough to keep up with the latest flagship phones out there.

 

 

The P40 has been equipped with a 3,800mAh battery that should last a full day with moderate to heavy usage. It also supports 22.5W fast wired charging, but there is no wireless charging, which might be a drawback for some users. As far as the camera is concerned, the P40’s Leica-branded camera setup includes a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera capable of 3x optical zoom, just like the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 Plus. However, there are no Google services within this model, they have been replaced by Huawei’s AppGallery. This again might not appeal to some users depending on personal preferences.

 

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G76 MP16: Integrated graphics card based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. Uses 16 of the 20 possible clusters and according to ARM offers twice the performance per cluster than the old Mali-G72. It is used in the Kirin 990 5G and according to Huawei should be about 6% faster and 20% more efficient than a Adreno 640 in a Snapdragon 855.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Kirin 990 5G: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x Cortex-A76 up to 2.86 GHz (performance), 2x A76 with up to 2.36 (balance) and 4x Cortex-A53 with up to 1.95 GHz (power saving). Integrates a neural processor (2+1 cores), a ARM Mali-G76 MP16 GPU at up to 700 MHz and a Balong 5G modem. Compared to the 4G version, the 5G 990 is slightly higher clocked (2 of the 3 clusters and the GPU). The SoC is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.10":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.175 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).


77.57%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Honor Play4 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990
Honor 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Honor 30 Pro+
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei P40 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei Nova 6 5G
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Honor V30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Mate Xs
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 8.00", 0.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei P Smart 2021
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 6.67", 0.206 kg
Huawei Y9a
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G80, 6.63", 0.197 kg
Huawei P Smart S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.30", 0.163 kg
Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Mali-G78 MP24, Kirin 9000, 6.76", 0.212 kg
Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro
unknown, unknown, 6.50", 0.192 kg
Huawei P30 Pro New Edition
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.47", 0.192 kg
Huawei Y8p
Mali-G51 MP4, unknown, 6.30", 0.163 kg
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
Mali-G57 MP6, Kirin 820, 6.50", 0.189 kg
Huawei Y6p
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio P22 MT6762, 6.30", 0.185 kg
Huawei Nova 7 Pro
Mali-G77 MP11, unknown, 6.57", 0.178 kg
Huawei Nova 7 SE
unknown, unknown, 6.50", 0.189 kg
Huawei Nova 7
Mali-G77 MP11, unknown, 6.53", 0.18 kg
Huawei P Smart 2020
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.163 kg
Huawei Enjoy 10e
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.30", 0.185 kg
Huawei P40 Lite E
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.39", 0.176 kg
Huawei P40 Lite
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 6.40", 0.183 kg
Huawei Y7p
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.39", 0.176 kg
Huawei Nova 7i
unknown, OMAP 4460, 6.40", 0.183 kg
Huawei Nova 6 SE
unknown, unknown, 6.40", 0.183 kg
Huawei Y6s
PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.09", 0.15 kg
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.15", 0.159 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-04-10)