Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

A brand new challenge has begun on mobile devices for Huawei. Earlier this year we saw Huawei Mate Pro 30, an introduction to this new era, was the nature of the adaptation phase. We can say that the main period in which the Huawei Android experience offered without Google applications and services will try to prove itself started with the release of the Huawei P40 series. Huawei P40 series is currently a member of the top-level sold in Turkey Huawei P40 Pro, attracts attention with its powerful camera.  In this article, we will provide you with a quick review regarding Huawei P40 Pro.

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Design & display.

Huawei is trying something new on the design side with every P and Mate series phone. While most of the other manufacturers prefer only small touches in terms of design, we always see remarkable innovations in Huawei's phones compared to the phones of the previous year. This situation does not change in the Huawei P40 series. Compared to last year's P30 series, there are notable differences in terms of design. Of course, these differences are going well.

Huawei P40 Pro is one of the best smartphones we've experienced so far in terms of design and feel. Of course, spending most of our time at home is also a little encouraging, but it would be a little unfair to pack this phone in the transparent silicone case that comes out of the box and carry it. The phone, which does not feel different from the Huawei P30 Pro with the case, provides a completely different phone feeling in naked use.

The P40 Pro is a combination of glass and metal, like many flagship phones on the market. Huawei has placed a screen on the Mate 30 Pro that curves quite a bit towards the edges, so even pushing the power button back a lot, removing the volume keys and placing their functions on the edges of the screen. We see that this approach is abandoned in the Huawei P40 Pro. However, this time a different design was tried. The glass covering the top of the screen curves not only towards the long sides but also towards the short sides. However, while the screen is curved on the long sides, it maintains its flat shape on the short sides.

The curvature of the screen towards the long edges does not go too far. This situation both prevents wrong touches while using the phone and ensures that the power and volume keys are where we are used to. It is possible to find it manually, thanks to the red line placed on the power button. We can also say that it adds a nice feel to the phone. On the upper edge is the microphone and the infrared port that Huawei does not give up on its phones. On the bottom edge, there is the USB-C port, main microphone, speaker, and nano-SIM card tray. The P40 Pro also has dual SIM card support, but in this case, you cannot take advantage of the possibility to further increase the storage space with the NanoMemory memory card.

Huawei has also tried a different camera module design on the back. In fact, in the back design, which is in line with the 2020 standards, we see that the camera module is placed in the upper left corner. This camera module, which protrudes considerably outward, houses four cameras, a dual-color LED flash, and a microphone. Again, the direction Huawei has placed its logo indicates that the P40 Pro is a camera phone.

In addition to its stylish appearance, the Huawei P40 Pro stands out as a water and dust resistant phone. This phone is IP68 certified. Thus, it can stay in water up to 1.5 meters deep for half an hour.

As far as display is concerned, Huawei P40 Pro comes with a 6.58 OLED display with curved edges. The screen occupies 91.6% of the front of the device. The P40 Pro has a 1200 x 2640 resolution with 441 PPI.  This value is sufficient for clear and sharp graphics and legible articles.

The screen size has been increased compared to the P30 Pro model. While the curvature on the long edges is preserved, we see that the glass curves towards the short edges on the lower and upper edges of the screen. However, the screen keeps its flat structure in these sections. Huawei said when developing this design it was inspired by the position of a water droplet on the surface.

Since the curvature of the screen on the long sides is not as high as in the Mate 30 Pro, the blackening on the edges is not considered as high as on that phone. At the same time, we did not encounter a situation such as touching the screen and entering the wrong command when using one hand.

There is an elliptical hole in the upper left corner, we saw a similar hole in the Galaxy S10 Plus on the right side of the screen. There are two front cameras here. Although the size of the screen hole is undeniable, it does not cause any trouble when using the phone normally. There is also nothing disturbing when playing games in full screen. Videos usually set the beginning of this hole as the boundary in full screen and adjust the aspect ratio accordingly.

The brightness of the P40 Pro's OLED display is high, which brings HDR10 support. Black color depth is high, contrast is also good. Color vibrancy is also among its impressive features. Thus, it is possible to see the photos and videos you take on the P40 Pro's screen as they should. Another important feature of the screen is its high refresh rate. This phone has a 90Hz refresh rate and it comes open. It is possible to see the difference in user interface transitions and games. 

The presence of the OLED screen also allows the use of the always-on display feature. By turning on this feature, which is normally closed, you can see the time, date, and application icons of incoming notifications on the screen even when the screen is in the sleep state.

On the audio side, Huawei prefers to have a single speaker instead of two speakers in flagship phones it has released for a year. This speaker has an above-average power output. The company also makes use of screen vibration, offering a much higher intensity and satisfying sound output than normally provided by a single speaker. In addition, there is no handset speaker at the top of the screen, the speaker is behind the screen and the vibration is used. We can say that this is enough for phone calls.

instead of two speakers in flagship phones, it has released for a year. This speaker has an above-average power output. The company also makes use of screen vibration, offering a much higher intensity and satisfying sound output than normally provided by a single speaker. In addition, there is no handset speaker at the top of the screen, the speaker is behind the screen and the vibration is used. We can say that this is enough for phone calls.

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Operating System Processor

Huawei P40 Pro offers a perfect and powerful processor. Huawei P40 Pro comes with Kirin 990 5G. The processor is built using a 7nm Plus process for extreme power efficiency, and this smartphone has a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.

The Huawei P40 Pro offers the high performance we expect from a flagship phone thanks to its hardware package. The transition is very smooth in the user interface of the phone, applications and games are opened quickly. The smoothness and graphic quality of the games are at a high level. You can also perform your work easily and quickly in video and photo editing applications.

In the Geekbench test, the P40 Pro scored 3313 for single-core and 9708 for multicores.

According to the operating system, Huawei P40 Pro is a phone that comes loaded with Huawei AppGallery instead of Google Play Store and Google's mobile services and applications and hosts Huawei's mobile services. So, a different Android phone experience than normal is waiting for users. EMUI 10 .1 is running on the device that comes loaded with Android 10 . We mentioned it earlier in the Huawei P40 Lite review. Huawei has managed to offer a more mature Android experience in a short time. It would not be wrong to say that we got a much more comfortable and user experience that is not much different from a normal Android phone than we experienced in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

There is no ease of downloading any application or game you need from the Google Play Store. However, Huawei AppGallery is very rich, especially in terms of Turkish applications. You can find the majority of popular applications developed in Turkey in-app gallery Huawei. In terms of games, Huawei's app store looks quite satisfying. Alternative sources are used to download applications such as Netflix, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. If you install an application called More Apps during the initial setup, you can get help from this application in downloading the popular applications we mentioned. We also installed an app called APKPure on the P40 Pro and used this third-party Android app resource to download most apps and games.

You want to watch videos on a device with an eye-catching screen like the Huawei P40 Pro. Although the YouTube app is not available, you can experience a kind of native YouTube app by downloading the Chrome app from APKPure, going to the YouTube mobile site, and then adding this site to the home screen as a shortcut. Of course, it doesn't enjoy the natural YouTube app, but it meets the need to watch videos from YouTube. Popular video applications such as Netflix, BluTV, BeIN Connect also work smoothly. Of course, Huawei's video application, Huawei Video, is also ready in the P40 Pro.

Thanks to the presence of the EMUI 10.1 version, there are some experiences that we haven't seen in previous Huawei AppGallery phones. Especially in multitasking, more use is made of the big screen. When you drag your finger to the center from the right or left of the screen and hold it, you will see the multitasking bar. From here, you can select an application and open it in a floating window on the screen and get your job done quickly. Also, EMUI 10.1 offers a good environment for opening two application windows side by side at the same time.

FaceTime-like video call introduced during the launch of the Huawei P40 series application not around yet. We estimate it will be available in the future. On the other hand, Huawei continues to complete the missing parts of the Android ecosystem with the P40 series. The Today section, on the far left of the main screen, is richer and better with helpful tools. On the other hand, Huawei's cloud service was also operational. 5 GB of space is given free to each user. It is also possible to synchronize the photos you take with the P40 Pro in the cloud.

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Storage, Price, and, Available Colors

Huawei P40 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the P40 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 938.50USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost you 1,363.00USD on eBay. Both of the variant with 256G and 512GB variant with 8GB RAM, we have no idea how much it costs. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 256GB. It is available in Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, and Black colors.

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Security and Ports

For security, The P40 Pro comes with the in-screen fingerprint reader is the primary method. The fingerprint reader, which is placed at a point where the thumb can easily come into contact with the natural grip, performs well. High hit rate on the first try. That's why it has been our primary authentication method throughout our experience with the Huawei P40 Pro. You can also use face recognition. Thanks to the flight time camera on the front, depth information is also used during face authentication. In other words, it is not that easy to fool the face recognition system with a photo. This will relieve those who prefer practicality more. The P40 Pro also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the P40 Pro supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with a USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. It doesn't support a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Battery and Charging

Huawei P40 Pro comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of is the same exact battery that existed in the P30 Pro. And the phone allows fast charging.

In today's conditions, this battery, which has a reasonable capacity enough, can easily take a day off with normal intensity use. Thanks to Huawei's experience in battery optimization, P40 Pro users have the opportunity to use the phone for as long as possible on a single charge. We were witnessing this situation in Huawei phones we examined in the past, and the tradition is not broken in this phone.

The 40W charger adapter included in the box fills the phone's battery considerably in a short time. The battery, which reached 30 percent in just 11 minutes in the charging process that we started when the battery of the phone was completely empty, reached 62 percent in 24 minutes. At the end of an hour, it had reached 97 percent occupancy. It was fully charged in 60-70 minutes. Meanwhile, the phone was on, even if it was not used.

Wireless charging support is also among the features of the Huawei P40 Pro. Moreover, Huawei offers fast wireless charging with 27W. However, this requires a supporting accessory. Reverse wireless charging support also offers the same output as 27W.

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


Huawei P40 Pro goes with a quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 50Mp (wide with f\1.9), 48MP (ultra-wide with f\1.8), 12MP (periscope telephoto with f\3.4) and TOF 3D, (depth). The cameras come with dual-LED flash and support OIS. Huawei P40 Pro has a 32MP wide front-facing camera with an f\2.2 with support for HDR and AF for marvelous shots. It also has the CMOS 1/1.28" sensor. The size of the sensor itself is unmatched, according to Huawei. The sensor on this device is the biggest in any device in the market. It also has the biggest Pixel size in any device.

By default, the P40 Pro captures 12-megapixel images through its main photo module. The resulting images are of excellent quality with many details visible during the day. The 50 megapixel mode makes it possible to further increase the visible details and the sharpness in the center, but you should not look at the details at the edge of the image where the rendering is disappointing.

By night, the P40 is impressive, even outside of dedicated mode. The pictures are well exposed, many details are still visible, and we can generally say that it does better than a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the other premium smartphone of the moment.

During our tests, we were able to observe the remarkable photographic performance of the device. The shots are frankly convincing. For example, there is great sharpness in the center of the image, with the appearance of fine details that are not always visible with the S20 Ultra.

In low light, it is especially entry and mid-range mobiles that are struggling. The more technically advanced smartphones generally manage to deliver decent images, although the ultra-wide-angle module is not really intended for night photography. At least that is not its strength. With the P40 Pro, we are once again surprised by the wealth of details in the center of the image.  there is not even any electronic noise affecting the image quality. This is quite obvious when we compare the image to that of the S20 Ultra. That said, we must not lose sight of the fact that the module is not similar in the two cases, the focal length being similar to 18 mm on the P40 Pro when it is equivalent to 13 mm on the S20 Ultra.

The third lens offered by the P40 Pro is a telephoto lens that allows 5x zooms. If it proves to be useless at night, like all lenses of this kind, it is much more convincing by day with good reproduction of details, even in angles.

At the front, the P40 Pro is armed with a 32-megapixel module. This delivers excellent quality selfies. The sharpness is convincing, but we can perhaps blame an exaggerated accentuation of the contrasts.

 For its part, the portrait mode is just as successful thanks to a very clean clipping.

 The mobile is capable of filming in 4K 30 fps and it does so brilliantly

Huawei P40 Pro: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


Huawei raises the design and material quality with each new flagship phone. Huawei P40 Pro is the phone with the best design and highest usage pleasure among Huawei branded smartphones we have seen so far. Handling and using the phone is a great pleasure. Despite its large screen, even one-handed use is very comfortable. The rear design is perhaps not perfect, but we can say that the best possible placement has been made for the high number and capable camera system. The transparent mirror-like color we have also looks very impressive.

The Huawei P40 Pro is basically a camera phone and it does well on this side. Thanks to its high resolution and capable cameras, you can take photos and videos with a quality that will satisfy you and above average in any environment. It will be enough for you to only carry the Huawei P40 Pro on your special days.

The screen it has is one of the biggest advantages of the P40 Pro. Although the high-resolution OLED screen has a large camera hole, it offers a satisfying visual experience. Even though it's the only speaker, this speaker is powerful enough and doesn't make you miss a second speaker. We can also describe a multimedia phone that would be sufficient for the Huawei P40 Pro. The Kirin 990 processor also offers the power to meet your needs in every field. On the battery side, the Huawei P40 Pro has a strong graphic.

If it came loaded with Google apps and the Google Play Store, many people would have chosen the Huawei P40 Pro without hesitation. The absence of apps and services that are of great importance to an Android phone makes consumers think. However, we have been using the Huawei P40 Pro for about a month without Google Play Store and Google apps. We can say that our experience is not much different from a normal Android phone. You can download most of your favorite apps from Huawei AppGallery or from secure third-party sources. The lack of YouTube is also eliminated by the mobile site. What do you think? Does it worth a try? Tell us your opinion on this phone in the comments.

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