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