Huawei took it to another level with its newly announced smartphone Huawei P40 pro. Everything you could expect from a flagship smartphone is comprised by this powerful Huawei mobile. Despite facing a lot of challenges from Google and the Trump combat, Huawei P40 did not fail to impress the audience worldwide. It proves to be one of the most solid smartphones in 2020 that you can get your hands on with knock-off performance.

From what we observed right away when we held this Huawei smartphone wasn’t only the top-notch curved style but a unique aesthetic to it. Some people might not obviously like the intentional ergonomic style; however, it certainly attracts with its sleek back and ultra-thin bezels. The AMOLED screen is going to impress you with its full HD panel along with water and dust resistance. The terrific feature of the Huawei P40 Pro has to be its ultra HD 40 fps camera with a couple of added functionalities one could only wish from the best camera.

Spec Sheet

  • Hisilicon Kirin 990 5G Processor | 2.86GHz Octa-Core
  • RAM: 8GB
  • 32MP Front Camera & Three Rear Camera (50MP+40MP+12MP)
  • Android 10.0 with HUAWEI EMUI 10.1
  • 6.58-inch Touchscreen (2340 x 1080) Resolution Display
  • Storage: 256GB

Design & Display

The design of the Huawei P40 creates a statement with its all-sided curved edges and a shiny sleek look from the backside. The glass corners make it look refined as an overall design model. The ultra-thin bezels could be your favourite but not everyone might like them as the best. However, the vast ergonomic improvements make it up to everything that might seem odd. This phone also has swipe gestures for us that enable navigating through the phone quite easy. With Huawei P40, you will observe the swiping down from one corner to the other of curved glass smoother than usual phones.

Holding the P40 Pro in hand feels lavish and phenomenal with its glass vibe and rounded corners, although sometimes it can be way too slippery in your hands. The slightly angled sides are made from aluminium and as compared to the Huawei P30 Pro it is less sharp.

On the display side, the high refresh rate of the Huawei P40 Pro with AMOLED panel looks great. So, you get a magnificent 90 Hz Refresh rate, making it the best screen ever mounted in the Huawei smartphones. The screen size you get is 6.58-inch with full HD IPS panel and a 2,640 x 1,200 Resolution. The 19.8:9 aspect ratio of the screen creates comfortable and nice viewing angles for the user with minimum to no colour shifting while tilting the axis.

The maximum brightness you will witness through the Huawei P40 Pro is over 440 nits, making it on the top of the charts. You would not find any issue viewing the screen in direct sunlight, but the shadowing is visible through the curved glass edges.

Camera

If you desire a camera that gives an upfront competition to the real DSLRs, this Huawei smartphone gets us that camera. The camera equipped in the Huawei P40 Pro is everything a high-end user needs. The back camera has the telephoto, ToF (time of flight), wide and ultra-wide modes with its advanced options. The front camera of 32 MP adjusted in this Huawei smartphone gives the best shooting selfie with its laser auto-focus.

If we talk about the main camera of 50MP RYYB, it comes with a mammoth 1/1.2inch sensor that is the biggest in any smartphone in the market. The colours that come out from this camera turn out to be vivid, bright, and vibrant with the dynamic range this smartphone’s camera has. The HDR tuning by Huawei is also available in this smartphone that ensures the crisp detailing of images and videos even in pixel-binned mode. Apart from the portrait and aperture modes, the pictures taken in photo mode seem to be equally impressive with extraordinary camera power-packed in Huawei P40 Pro.

As always, the zoom feature of the Huawei P series is talked about the most when it comes to the camera of Huawei smartphones. The 5x zoom periscope optical is armed similarly like the previous Huawei P30 Pro. But the sensor in this zoom camera is upgraded to 12MP RYYB that has improved the detailing of the image significantly. The optical zoom results of the Huawei P40 Pro are amazing when you capture images in a wholesome light. In low light, it captures relatively better images, but the crisp details become somewhat softer.

The portrait and aperture modes in Huawei P40 Pro deserve much-needed appreciation, as Huawei refined these features to a larger extent. The Portrait mode here focuses right on the point you need with accurate subject isolation. The in-focus and out of focus points are divided sharply so you can view the image with razor-sharp details with a blurred background.

When low-light performance is considered, the 40 MP ultra-wide camera plays a greater role with its upgraded key points. As compared to P30 Pro, it has a significantly larger sensor and comes with four times the resolution. So, you get much better pictures even in low light.

Performance

The 8GB RAM and Kirin 990 5G chipset clearly demonstrate the fact that this mobile phone encompasses a solid performance. Although the RAM can be seen with larger memory options i.e. 12 GB and 16GB, nevertheless in 2020 8GB is more than enough to depict a powerful performance. The Kirin 990 supports the 5G bands, leading to superior power-efficiency when compared to Qualcomm’s 5G discrete modem. You also get to see the in-display fingerprint scanner that is 30% faster than previous Huawei models. This helps in quick unlocking of the phone with a better hit rate of a thumb than the P30. The 4200 mAH battery equipped in this smartphone also ensures a faster battery life with a faster charger. You can charge the mobile up to 97% in just an hour which is good when it comes to all-day smartphone usage.

Verdict

In a nutshell, the Huawei P40 Pro is a pragmatic device that carries every feature with the highest of its performance. From an AMOLED screen to superb build quality, incredible battery life and of course a world-class camera, this smartphone arms the most potent features in its framework. If we neglect the fact about Google services, this Huawei phone can be termed as undoubtedly one of the incomparable smartphones currently present in the market.