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Huawei P40 PRO Review

What’s up guys I am Shubham and today we have got the brand new Huawei p40 pro in the house for the detailed review of this smartphone. This is one of the three devices that Huawei has announced today.

Today we got the wall weight p40 pro then we also got the Huawei p40 pro plus which is quite a bit of a mouthful now the pro plus is gonna coming out a little bit later and of course as soon as it’s here.

UNBOXING


Let’s talk about what you get in the box how does it look like.


Looking at the box at the front you will see p40 pro co-engineered with Leica it’s a big emphasis on cameras here on this device explore it on app gallery so another emphasis here as well on the wall app gallery which will be checking out in a little bit too.

BOX CONTENT

So when opened the box we got a brand new device initially lets put it aside for a while. Talking about the box content you will get a sim card tool a soft case to give protection to your devices USB type a to USB type C cable a USB Type C earphones and a 40 watt Huawei supercharger so that you can charge this phone quickly.

MAIN DEVICE


Let us talk about the main device. The colors look really nice this is a more of blue color and it’s a two-tone finish color. You will get many different color options. Going ahead, there is a rectangular camera module and here with the p series of devices from Huawei, this is usually on the left-hand side because of this, the device is supposed to behold in landscape mode as it is a device that concentrates around photography.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Now if we take a look around the front side the screen is curved from all sides. It is not only curved from the left and the right side but it is also curved from the top and bottom which seems to be quite interesting. You can call this an overflowing display so it’s kind of like things are spilling over the sides. Some peoples like curved display while some people don’t.

DISPLAY

Now when you turn on the display you can see clearly the minimum bezels as this is a 6.58-inch display and we also got a double punch hole camera on the top left-hand corner which houses the front-facing camera which is 32 megapixels. It’s got a depth sensor for depth information for your portraits. On the top, you can also see some other sensors. It comes with a face unlock. Talking about the resolutions it is between full HD and Quad HD so it’s around 2640×1200 and this display also has a 90 Hz refresh rate so things are very smooth. Now we don’t have a 120 Hz refresh rate which other competitors are offering but 90 Hz is good from 60 Hz refresh rate.

FIRST IMPRESSION OF DISPLAY

But talking about the first impression of display it looks really good. It is sharp and vibrant. Its’ viewing angles are also very good. Huawei P40 Pro comes with the in-display fingerprint scanner which is very fast. as I have mentioned earlier the punch hole also has a face unlock sensor.

Let’s take a look at the backside of the phone. You will get a premium build finish with IP68 water and dust resistance.

CAMERA

Now take a look at the camera. You will get a quad camera setup. So firstly talk about the primary camera this is a 50-megapixel camera with an f1.8 aperture and the interesting thing is that instead of using the traditional red green and blue it’s actually using red yellow and blue. So this sensor type is something that it was introduces last year with the P30 Pro and this allows you to get in a lot more light so it should perform really well in low light but this time we have taken further and the telephoto camera also had a red yellow and blue sensor instead of red green and blue.

The telephoto camera is of 12 megapixels and uses periscope zoom technology something that Huawei introduced last year it’s gonna give you up to five times optical zoom with way more hybrid and digital zoom. This has an f3. aperture with optical image stabilization and because you do have a narrow aperture you are not going to be getting in as much light so it will be really interesting to see how the red yellow and blue sensors on this zoom camera will have an effect in low light.

We also have an ultra-wide camera which is 40 Megapixels with an F1.8 aperture allowing you to get more in your shots. We also have a Huawei flight sensor which is going to help with depth information for your portraits shots.

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SOFTWARE OF P40 PRO


Now there’s a lot of software improvements with the cameras as well such as wall waist third-generation AI engine and we also have an Octave Phase Detection autofocus which is going to be using 100% of the pixels to focus on.
Now talking about the internals as we expected we always have the latest and greatest DQ in 995G chipset which is an integrated chipset. We also get a 5G option on this device. This device comes with an 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. You can also expand the storge.

LOOK AROUND THE DEVICE

Taking a look at the phone we got a power button on the right-hand side with a volume rocker above there’s nothing on the left-hand side. On top of the device, there is an IR Blaster. On the bottom there is a USB type C input, there is a sim card tray that also has the space for the nano card and finally got a single bottom-firing speaker.

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BATTERY LIFE


Now talking about the battery Huawei p40 Pro comes with a battery of 4200 mAh which is quite interesting because you not only get a 40 Watt charger but you also get an option of wireless charging which is really impressive. Generally when it comes to wireless charging the result is quite slow on most of the devices.

UI INTERFACE OF P40 PRO


Let’s talk about the software as there is a lot to talk about it. We get EMUI 10.1 which is based upon Android 10 but as you guys know that it doesn’t have the Google Play Store here and this is because of an ongoing trade war between China and the US.

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HUAWEI APP GALLERY

Now take a look at the Huawei app gallery. We can see lots of popular apps such as Snapchat Telegram Tiktok and some of the apps that are not directly available on the Huawei App Gallery such as Facebook, if you do search for Facebook then you will get a link to download directly in the form of APK. You also get an option of clone phone.

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SAD NEWS

Sadly the Google services are not available there such as google drive and even Youtube is not available.
However, lots of Apps that we used such as Facebook Snapchat all are put it over without any problem.


Now the question is it is ideal? Of course, it’s not ideal. But it is really impressive to see how long has Huawei comes in terms of bringing over the App experience as close as possible as you can have based on the circumstances.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY OF HUAWEI P40 PRO


Now in terms of pricing and availability, I have not been given price information as yet but we would expect this to become at a similar price as the previous P30 Pro was.

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What do you guys think about this new Huawei P40 Pro?

I will be glad to know if you have any questions regarding this phone or about anything in the comment box below.

Check out my previous post on the JIO phone.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G Reviews And Recommendations By Tecbaba

Huawei has recently launched it’s brand new Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G smartphone on 19th September 2019. The phone Mate 30 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1176×2400 pixels.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is loaded by a 1.86GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G runs on Android 10 and is powered by a 4500mAh battery. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G also supports wireless charging, as well as proprietary fast charging.
Now take a look at cameras, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G on the rear packs a 40-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.6 aperture; a second 40-megapixel camera with an f/1.6 aperture and the third camera is of 8-megapixel with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has pdf and laser autofocus. It supports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G runs on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage (up to 256GB). The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. It supports face unlock with 3D face recognition.

The Mate 30 Pro 5G measures 158.10 x 73.10 x 8.80mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 198.00 grams. It was launched in Space Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, Black, Vegan Forest Green, and Vegan Orange colors.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G Reviews And Full Specifications

General
BrandHuawei
ModelMate 30 Pro 5G
Release date19th September 2019
Launched in IndiaNo
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)158.10 x 73.10 x 8.80
Weight (g)198.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4500
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursSpace Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, Black, Vegan Forest Green, Vegan Orange
Display
Screen size (inches)6.53
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1176×2400 pixels
Hardware
Processor1.86GHz octa-core
Processor makeHiSilicon Kirin 990
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage up to (GB)256
Camera
Rear camera40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusPDAF and laser autofocus
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.0)
Software
Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinEMUI 10
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
Sensors
Face unlockYes
3D face recognitionYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

Pros and Cons of  Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

PROS

  • Striking curved-screen design.
  • Bright and reasonably accurate HDR-capable display.
  • Excellent battery life, plenty of fast charging.
  • Powerful chipset for all kinds of loads.
  • Superb still image quality, day and night; the best ultra-wide-angle camera on the market (though not the widest).
  • Extra smooth video stabilization, all the way to 4K60.
  • EMUI 10 is very clean, yet feature-rich, and is easier to like than previous iterations.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

CONS

  • Limited global availability – as in, only available in China, which somewhat goes together with the next point.
  • No Google apps pre-loaded, no Play services support, the one method of getting them to work (itself more than a little shady) has now been disabled. Overall uncertain software future if you’re outside of China.
  • No audio jack.
  • No stereo speakers.
  • Proprietary memory slot.
  • Lack of physical controls makes some operations awkward.
  • Video recording leaves a little more to be desired.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

CONCLUSION

It’s hard to conclude a review like this, on a device like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, in a status like the one that was forced upon HUAWEI, the world of tech, and us all, ultimately.

On one hand, we have the best of the best in terms of hardware and innovation, all wrapped in a beautiful package. As I said when I first met the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei launched a 2020 phone in 2019. Yes, it’s that good.

But on the other hand, if you’re relying on the Google ecosystem, with its apps and services, you have a tough decision to make. Skip this gorgeous phone and go with the Mate 20 Pro, or P30 Pro, or a competitor, and miss out on all the great tech and innovation Huawei prepared. Or, you can take the risk, try to live without some of your favorite apps, in hopes that it will, at one point, sort itself and have a phone which trumps almost, if not all of them out there.

DECISION IS YOURS!

Alternatively, there are free services out there, like APKCombo, which will easily download any official application from the Google Play store, from any browser to any device, which you can then transfer to your phone, or do it on your phone directly.

If you have several smaller, non-global apps, like banking, carrier, cabs, airline, food delivery hardware components, wearables, etc., chances are you won’t find them anywhere else.

you can use YouTube’s web version as an alternative, and even use Google Maps on the web with navigation And, shhhh, we found a version of Google Maps on APKMirror which complaints about the lack of GMS, but still works.

This being a review dedicated to everyone, not just the tech-savvy users, we can’t fully recommend the phone as we do understand that there are people out there who are not that much into tinkering with the device or simply want things to work out of the box. Those of you who are at home with Android and devices don’t really need my advice, really.

So, to conclude, you won’t go wrong if you buy this phone, but everyone will understand if you skip it, at least until there’s a GMS solution out there. Pitty, again, but it is what it is…

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

I hope my Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G review is helpful for you.

Check out my previous review on Redmi K20 Pro.