Huawei P40 Pro Plus Review

Ever imagined a long zoom camera in a Huawei phone?? Well, the dream has come true; Huawei launches its yet best phone the Huawei P40 Pro Plus after Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Lite, and Huawei P40 Lite 5G. The series is said to be known for its excellent photography quality but the P40 series is also focused on video quality. Let’s see what makes this newest Huawei edition stand out the other phones launched and if this is the best camera so far.

Huawei P40 Pro Plus

Specifications

  • Weight: 209g
  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 72.6 x 9mm
  • Operating system: Android 10, EMUI 10.1
  • Display size: 6.58″
  • Resolution: 1,200×2,640px 
  • RAM:  8GB
  • Storage (ROM):  256/512 GB
  • Battery: 4,200mAh

Design and Display of Huawei P40 Pro Plus

Overall the Huawei P40 Pro + has a build and design similar to Huawei P40 Pro. Except for the rear material of ceramic which is denser. On the front side with a 6.5-inch OLED display and a rather wide punch hole for the 32-megapixel selfie camera. Other than that Huawei P40 Pro Plus is an exact copy of the Huawei P40 Pro as to the same size and shape, same curves, and wavy frame.

There are more features of Huawei P40 Pro found in this model like dust and water-resistance and the overflow screen. The screen overflow with all four sides is curved towards the frame gives the phone a beautiful trendy look. Although the screen glass is a Gorilla Glass it may shatter due to a fall. But the rear might not be damaged due to its ceramic frame.

Huawei P40 Pro Plus

Just like the P30 Pro and P40 Pro, this doesn’t have an earpiece whereas it vibrates to incoming calls and has only one speaker at its bottom. You can find the speaker, the USB-C port, the hybrid-SIM tray, and the mouthpiece at the bottom of the phone. The top has the IR blaster and a second mic while the third mic is on the back. All combined with the perfect weight distribution this phone sure does feel comfortable in the hand

Camera in Huawei P40 Pro Plus

In a generation where the camera matters the most, I think we’ve found the ideal phone. The camera is the standout feature of the Huawei P40 Pro Plus consisting of a wide camera, an ultra-wide snapper, a 3x zoom shooter, a 10x telephoto with periscope lens, and a ToF sensor. The main 50MP RYYB camera has a 1/1.28-inch sensor with a binned pixel size – 2.44µm vs. 2.4µm., the largest of any smartphone. 

The colors are bright and vibrant the dynamic range is fantastic due to Huawei’s HDR tuning. The P40 Pro’s portrait mode is satisfying, and its Subject isolation is on point. RYYB sensor helps a lot with detail capture. The P40 Pro can also see in the dark with its night mode. The 1/1.54″ 40MP ultra-wide is a really good upgrade it results in much better low-light performance and has a high resolution. The 32MP selfie shooter can capture a lot of detail and color in all lighting conditions. The P40 Pro’s rear camera can shoot an Ultra HD / 4K video and super slow motion at 7680fps. It also includes optical and artificial intelligence-driven image stabilization, 4K video at 60 fps. The P40 Pro+ has 3 microphones and in addition to the stereo sound capturing.

Huawei P40 Pro plus rear cameras

The two telephoto cameras on the P40 Pro+ for short- and long-range zoom where both are 8MP. The first telephoto camera uses an 8MP sensor with large 1.4µm pixels. And the second telephoto camera has an 8MP sensor with smaller 1.22µm pixels. The periscope lens on the P40 Pro+ is 240mm with f/4.4 aperture, and 10x optical zoom and the zoom slider fixed 1x, 3x and 10x positions. The fifth and final camera is the ToF it speeds up the autofocus. It improves the subject separation and provide background defocusing in portrait mode.

There is a Pro mode available on all three cameras with shutter speed, exposure compensation, and white balance and the Pro mode is available for video as well. Huawei phones have always had a Portrait mode and an Aperture mode. But the newest feature Super Moon Shot and Golden Snap are new in the Huawei P40 Pro Plus.

Software

The absence of Google Mobile services is a con on this phone as in Google Play Services. The Google Play Store and most Google apps are not available. Instead of Google, it uses Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The Huawei App Gallery app store is built on Android 10 with Huawei’s EMUI 10.1 user interface. A lot of applications need Google services to run and mainly Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube because they’re not available in the AppGallery. Phone Clone can be used to transfer apps from your existing Android or iOS device. You can use also try third-party app stores such as APKPure or Amazon App Store and then install WhatsApp and Facebook. That feature is sort of the main downfall of the Huawei P40 Pro +.

Both fingerprint and 3D Face Unlock are available and it has the optical fingerprint sensor which is the fastest currently available. Another feature is that you can set up a magazine lock screen style that changes the picture every time you unlock your phone. The home screens are business as usual. You can populate organize with apps, folders, and widgets and a black status bar which can be done by switching to dark mode. The task switcher allows for split-screen or pop-up mode. You can swipe up for Home, swipe up and stop midway for Task switcher, or swipe from the left or right edge of the screen for Back.

Most of the Huawei’s have IR blasters like the Huawei P40 Pro and the presence of Smart Remote companion app, you can control all your non-connected appliances with your phone. Getting apps onto the phone without the Google Play Store is no issue for an Android enthusiast. But for the casual user, it is, and the good news is Huawei has introduced “Petal Search”. It is a search engine that allows reputable third-party sources to download apps.

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Performance

The Huawei P40 Pro+ consists of a 4,200 mAh Li-Po battery – same as P30 Pro and P40 Pro’s. The P40 Pro+ is the first smartphone to support wireless charging. Works with the Huawei Supercharge Wireless Charging Stand where it goes from zero to 100% in around 74 minutes. It also has reverse wireless charging.

The phone can last 14 hours on the web and more than 17 hours on playing videos. Therefore the battery life is amazing where it also runs smoothly for 3D games without game-breaking which is very advantageous. The Huawei P40 Pro+ runs on the Kirin 990 5G chipset, a faster processor than the regular non-5G Kirin 990 chip and the GPU is a 16-core Mali-G76. The face-unlock is super quick and relies on infrared technology to help detect the user’s face even in the dark.

So, should you buy a Huawei P40 Pro+? Well to summarize great screen, superb build quality, incredible battery life, no-scratch ceramic back, excellent performance, 5G connectivity, and an amazing camera system with very good quality. It is also great for gaming where the 90Hz screen, high-resolution allows a smooth experience.

For those who don’t want Google services on their smartphone, this is one of the best devices you can find. However, there are still many users who do require Google services for them you could skip this model and try another Huawei edition, or you could try the P30 Pro. This is an expensive item, but it is worth it’s setting aside the Google issue. But there’s also the Huawei P40 Pro, which has good performance and also at a much lower price.

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