- Photo and video quality
- Design and materials
- Front camera size
- Without Google services
- No stereo sound
We analyze Huawei’s top model, whose main improvements are in the photographic section and design. This is our analysis and opinion of the Huawei P40 Pro +. The phone reaches the market to improve a product already around in almost all aspects.
Space-time seems to have curved during confinement. And what seemed like a long wait during the presentation of the P40 series in March has already ended. The Huawei P40 Pro + is already a reality in Spain.
The Huawei P40 Pro + is the top smartphone in the P40 series and reaches the market with an official price of 1,399 euros. Among the most outstanding novelties of this flagship. We must shine its light on its five rear cameras. That provides greater versatility than the P40 Pro and a series of exclusive finishes.
The Huawei P series has always stood out for its excellence in the photographic section. The Huawei P40 and the Huawei P40 Pro have already proven their worth. Now it is the turn of the most powerful in the range, which must proven. Whether it deserves the crown of the best photographic smartphone of 2020. We analyze the Huawei P40 Pro +.
HUAWEI P40 Pro +, P40 Pro, P40 Specifications
|HUAWEI P40 Pro +||P40 Pro||P40|
|Screen||6.58 “OLED | Screen Hole | 2.640×1.200 px | 19.8: 9||6.58 “OLED | Screen Hole | 2.640×1.200 px | 19.8: 9||OLED 6.1 “| Screen Hole | 2.340×1.080 px | 19.5: 9|
|Refresh Rate||90 Hz||90 Hz||60 Hz|
|Processor||Kirin 990 5G||Kirin 990 5G||Kirin 990 5G|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB|
|Memory||512 GB | +NMCard||256 GB | +NMCard||128 GB | +NMCard|
|Camera||50 Mpx | f/1.9 | RYYB+8 Mpx+8 Mpx||50 Mpx | f/1.9 | RYYB+12 Mpx+8 Mpx||50 Mpx | f/1.9 | RYYB+8 Mpx+8 Mpx|
|Battery||4,200 mAh | SuperCharge 40W | Qi Wireless Charging | Reverse charge Qi||4,200 mAh | SuperCharge 40W | Qi Wireless Charging | Reverse charge Qi||3,800 mAh | Supercharge 40W|
|Price||1,399 euros||1,099 euros||799 euros|
Rear ceramic and a little overweight for the top model of the P40
At first glance, it isn’t easy to differentiate between the Huawei P40 Pro + from the P40 Pro. That we already analyzed a few weeks ago.
Both models coincide in the general lines of the design, nailing their size at 158.2 x 72.6 mm and 9 mm thick.
The busiest edge is the lower one. The tray for the 5G dual SIM, a second microphone, and the USB-C connector. And the perforations say the location of the lower speaker is concentrated.
Despite this variety of slots and holes. The top-most mobile in the P40 series is IP68 certified to protect it from water and dust.
It produces as if the screen overflows towards the four edges. Creating a much smoother and ergonomic feeling when using the terminal. This screen design is one of the keys by which Huawei has managed to increase the screen size of this generation. Without increasing the size of the terminal.
OLED with 90 Hz, but with a hole in the screen that does not go unnoticed
Huawei has never played it with the screens of its high-end. Which has shown a sharpness and quality beyond doubt. We will not tell you the opposite in this analysis of the Huawei P40 Pro +. Since it mounts a 6.58-inch OLED screen that offers excellent quality and wide viewing angles.
But, it seems that Huawei has not risked this component when all brands are taking a step forward.
We are facing a 6.58-inch OLED screen with a Full HD + resolution of 2,640 x 1,200 pixels for its 19.8: 9 aspect ratio.
Brightness, the most potent mobile screen in the 2020 P40 range, performs very well in any type of light. It offers the right intelligence and immediate change if we leave the brightness management to be automatic. It reaches a most average brightness of more than 1,100 Lux. And the most significant point brightness of more than 1,600 Lux, being one of the brightest screens on the market.
Kirin 990 and 8GB are old knowns, but 512GB of space is now in P40.
The configuration of the P40s that presents in March is progressive:
- The Huawei P40 mounts 6 GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
- And the Huawei P40 Pro includes 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.
- The Huawei P40 Pro + throw the house out the window with a configuration of 8GB of RAM and 512 GB of space for your data.
When it comes to games, the Mali-G76 GPU offers an excellent response even with games as demanding. Fortnite, Asphalt 9: Legends, PUBG, or Call of Duty: Mobile. Controlling the temperature of the components. So that hardly a significant temperature increase in the rear after a time of play.
As we say, the gaming experience is always fluid, even with the most graphic adjustments. Something in which the Full HD + resolution has a lot to say.
We can not hide that we would have liked to find a 12 GB configuration for the most premium model of the Huawei P40 range. Still, the truth is that the terminal behaves in its regular use. And does not falter for many apps you have open in the background.
The memory increase to 512 GB is one of the exclusive characteristics of the Huawei P40 Pro +. And the truth is that this has been a pleasant surprise since it is a fast memory.
If, for any reason, these 512 GB fall short, something that we doubt. You can continually expand it using a memory card of up to 256 GB of NMcard type from Huawei.
Huawei Mobile Services put the batteries, but it still has shortcomings.
Due to Huawei’s delicate situation in international politics. That prevents it from installing Google’s mobile services. And so all its applications and services. The technology giant has been forced to step on the accelerator to offer software support to users of their mobiles.
During the last months, we have seen this in the first person. The growth of the number of applications available in AppGallery. New ways added to access third-party repositories with solutions. Such as the Petal Search or InstApps browser, and even run the web versions of the apps. To offer more excellent software compatibility through the browser.
We must recognize that Huawei Mobile Services, with AppGallery at the forefront. It has undergone an incredible transformation by adding such essential apps to its catalog as WhatsApp, Telegram, Zoom, TikTok, Fortnite, and apps from different banks.
In the security section, the Huawei P40 Pro + is equipped with a facial recognition system and a 3D sensor. That facilitates the immediate unlocking of the terminal, even in low-light situations.
One of the advantages of this IR sensor recognition system is that it allows you to configure an alternative appearance. This will be useful for unlocking your phone when you wear a mask.
The truth is that we have used this system most of the time. It can use in combination with the fingerprint sensor under the screen. That offers a quick response and is located in the correct location. The recognition area’s size can ensure that the first few days are not accurate by unlocking the terminal.
Five cameras, a ToF sensor, a stabilizer and a 100x zoom passed by
According to technological mythology, this series of Huawei smartphones sports in its name. Refers to its photographic aspirations (by Photography in English).
The truth is that this series has carried photography in DNA since its first version. And the P40 series was not going to be an exception.
The first three models that have hit the Spanish market have already passed our tests with a very satisfactory result. Now it is the turn of the first word, which is expected to be the best photographic performance of the entire P40 series.
We start by reviewing what your camera app offers us. After all, it is your first contact with the terminal’s photographic part.
In this case, we find the same app we already saw in the P40 and P40 Pro. A distribution of shooting modes arranged in a carousel shape on the fire button. And a More section in which 12 other shooting modes are grouped specifically.
Fast charge in all its modalities in a battery that goes a long way
On paper, the Huawei P40 Pro + battery doesn’t look much. We are facing a capacity of 4,200 mAh. The same as the P40 Pro but also the same as the previous generation.
Have the energy needs of this terminal also changed? Based on our tests of use. It has not done too much and maintains consumption close to what the Huawei P40 Pro obtained.