Huawei P40 series are the flagships we’ve been waiting for, and there are three of them. The P40 series represents a big break for the Chinese manufacturer, for they’ve had a tough year before that. First with the Trump ban and what we called our site called the “Phone Wars”, where Huawei technology was slowly but surely banished from the USA soil, and then when other companies decided to do the same. Thus, this is the first series that does not feature Google services, including Google Play Store, Google Map, Earth, and others… But, not only does Huawei come with a replacement, but these three devices seem to aim for the #1 spot on the market…


Development and release

They went all-in with this series …


Huawei P40 and P40 Pro launch dates are in April 2020. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is two months behind. As mentioned, Huawei has had a rough year, but on the other hand, their previous series achieved critical and commercial acclaim. Thus, they went all-in with this series and they are bringing us three very different devices in the same series, suitable for a wide range of users.


Huawei P40 specifications at a glance:

  •  6.1-inch display screen
  •  1080x2340p
  •  HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset
  •  Mali-G76 MP16 GPU
  •  128GB/6GB RAM; 128GB/8GB RAM; 256GB/8GB RAM
  •  50MP triple main camera setup
  •  32MP selfie cam
  •  No 3.5mm jack
  •  3800mAh battery with 22.5W fast charge
  •  Price = $880 (approximate)

Huawei P40 Pro specifications at a glance:

  •  6.58’’ display screen
  •  1200x2640p
  •  HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • Mali-G76 MP16
  • 50MP quad main camera setup
  •  32MP dual selfie cam setup
  •  No 3.5mm jack
  •  4200mAh battery
  •  Price = $1100 (approximate)

Huawei P40 Pro+ specifications at a glance:

  •  6.58’’ display
  •  1200x2640p
  •  HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  •  Mali-G76 MP16
  •  50MP PENTA camera setup
  •  32MP dual selfie cam
  •  No 3.5mm jack
  •  4200mAh battery
  •  Price = $1540 (approximate)

buy now on amazon

Build

Huawei P40 model features a more compact build compared to the other two Smartphones…


huawei p40 series


Right off the bat, we see that the basic Huawei P40 model features a more compact build compared to the other two Smartphones. The P40 Pro+ is different because it has ceramic back, very tough and scratch-resistant, while it is the same size as the P40 Pro. All three phones have the same button configuration, next-gen in-display fingerprint sensor, and their large main camera setups make them unable to be placed on a flat surface and be stable. However, this is solved with a casing for these models.

The full dimensions of the devices are:

  • Huawei P40 size: 5.86 x 2.80 x 0.33 inches or 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm; weight: 6.17 oz or 175 g
  • Huawei P40 Pro size: 6.23 x 2.86 x 0.35 inches or 158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm; weight: 7.37 oz or 209
  • Huawei P40 Pro + size: 6.23 x 2.86 x 0.35 in or 158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm; weight: 7.97 oz or 226 g

We can see that even though P40 Pro and Pro + have the same dimensions, Pro + is 17g heavier because of the ceramic back and frame. Other sides of all three phones are made of glass, while P40 and P40 Pro have an aluminum frame.


Display

P40 has a 6.1’’ display screen, while the other two models have a larger 6.58’’ screen…


huawei p40 series


The P40 series brings something never before seen on a flagship Smartphone from any brand, and that is the Quad-Curve Overflow display. It looks amazing and it solves the display screen edge problems a lot of other flagship phones have with see-through edges and light breaking through, which makes the display shiny but it reduces visibility. Because of its compact size, Huawei P40 has a 6.1’’ display screen, while the other two models have a larger 6.58’’ screen. The corner bezel with the dual selfie cam is the same on all three as well. The P40 Pro and Pro+ also have an incredibly high 90Hz refresh rate, while all here modes’ display has DCI-P3 HDR, Anti Blue Light OLED quality.


PROCESSOR

The core of all three devices is reserved for the prestigious Kirin 990 5G chipset…


 

huawei p40 series


Continuing on their Flagship quality features is the core of all three devices, which is reserved for the prestigious Kirin 990 5G chipset, that follows up on the 90Hz refresh rate perfectly to bring the smoothest experience ever seen in Huawei phones. The quad-core 2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55 CPU is also the same for all three models, as is the Mali-G76 MP16 GPU.


buy now on amazon

Camera

All cams produce incredibly high-quality photography and videography…


huawei p40 series


Alongside its prestigious chipset, the camera setup is where Huawei broke through the boundaries of the flagship norms set so far. The basic Huawei P40 model has a triple camera setup, with a 50MP wide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultrawide. The selfie camera setup on all three models can capture 4K photos.

The Huawei P40 Pro ups the game significantly, coming with a quad-camera setup, with a 50MP wide lens, 12MP telephoto lens, 40MP ultrawide, and the TOF 3D (time of flight) lens. And, lastly, the highlight of the series is the Huawei P40 Pro+ Penta cam setup, with a 50MP wide lens, 8MP telephoto lens (10x optical zoom), another 8<P telephoto lens but at 80mm F/2,4 and 3x optical zoom, 40MP ultrawide lens, and the TOF 3D lens.

Huawei has presented this series’ camera capability as the “visionary photography” feature. All cams produce incredibly high-quality photography and videography, with a wide array of possibilities the more lenses they have. Huawei P40 Pro+ is the highlight of the series and this is what makes this model one of the best if not the best Smartphone at the time of its release. The best thing about all three camera setups is the 50MP wide ultra vision sensor, that has a 40% mode light intake and is super-high in detail. P40 Pro & P40 Pro+ are capable of 409600 ISO for night mode photos, while P40 has 204800, which is the best in the market.


Battery

Batteries are of an average range for all three phones…


huawei p40 series


As mentioned, the battery power on the Huawei P40 is measured at 3800mAh, with 22.5W fast charging. The P40 Pro has a somewhat more powerful 4200mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with a 40W fast charge but also 27W fast wireless charging and 27W fast reverse charging. And, finally, the Huawei P40 Pro+ has the same 4200mAh battery capacity, with 40W fast charge, but also 40W fast wireless charge, and the same 27W reverse wireless charge capability.


buy now on amazon

PRICE

Well worth even for a higher price…


huawei p40 series


With the basic Huawei P40 model coming at $880 at its release, it is arguably a very affordable Flagship-quality Smartphone. It brings the same main features in its core as the other two models. However, raising the bar with its additional lens, more battery capability, and more high-class features is the Huawei P40 Pro, which is $1100 at its release. And, finally, the most prestigious of them all, the Huawei P40 Pro+, is set at $1540 at its release. All prices are approximate depending on the market.


Huawei P40 Pros

  • Compact design and lighter in weight
  •  Kirin 990 5G
  •  Octa-core CPU
  •  Mali-G76 GPU
  • 50MP wide camera sensor
  •  128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM

Huawei P40 Pros

  • Larger 6.58-inch display
  •  A more powerful 4200mAh battery
  •  40W fast charging
  •  An additional forth main camera lens

Huawei P40 Pro+ pros

  • :An additional fifth 40MP ultrawide lens
  •  40W fast charging (and wireless)
  •  Ceramic frame and back
  •  More durable

Verdict

It all depends what kind of photo quality you want since all three phones have the same core…


huawei p40 series


While it is easy to make conclusions looking at the specifications, there are several things to note when choosing between the three. Firstly, for its most expensive price, the Huawei P40 Pro+ will last you the longest, with the durable ceramic build, highly resistant to scratches, water, and dust. It will also prove to be the most reliable of the three in terms of battery life and short charging cycles. However, all three phones have the same core, with the same Kirin 990 5G chipset, the same GPU, and the same RAM capability.

So, one can argue that opting for the most affordable of all three could be the way to go, for Huawei P40 will bring an absolute top-class flagship quality for under $900, which is a good offer in anyone’s opinion. However, this is all valid if you are not a photo-enthusiast. If you are, then the Huawei P40 Pro+ will be the only thing that will satisfy your urges, with its PENTA main camera setup, incredible photo and video quality, amazing software capability in terms of video editing, and more.


buy now on amazon

All images on this page are taken from official websites, linked at the start of the page. By using an affiliate link in this article to purchase this or any other product within 24 hours of clicking on a link, you are helping the BMG team to continue doing what we do best. Thank you!

Huawei P40 Series

Huawei P40
Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro+

Series

These three devices seem to aim for the #1 spot on the market…

User Rating: Be the first one !

summoners glory

The game made by the BlueMoonGame team is now available in stores. Use promo code "gamingisfun".

Android Google Play
App Store Icon