Huawei P40 Pro – Your New Camera?
Huawei just launched an interesting phone for the market, we all can tell it’s the P40 Pro. A fully designed high-end camera smartphone you may choose to buy in Nigeria.
The Huawei P40 Pro is an incredible piece that deserve to be your next big phone. I will say it is to some extent worth considering even though Huawe haven’t resolved their ban issues with the US.
You still get Google Android 10 OS here but let’s just say it’s not 100%. Plus, you will also get knocked out from all of Android updates wish is more than sad to hear in Nigeria.
That said, everything else is smooth. Huawei for the first time tried two new things. They launched their own Assistant, they also introduced a P40 Pro Plus variant to the P40 series which adds up the number to 3.
Huawei P40 Pro Key features
Launch Date: March, 2020
Display-size: 6.58inch OLED
Resolution: 2640 x 1200p
Refresh Rate: 90Hz
Dimension: 158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95mm
EMUI 10.1(Based on Android 10)
Selfie Camera: 32MP + Depth
Rear Camera: 50MP+40MP+12MP+ 3D Depth
Sim-Slot: Single/Dual Nano sim + eSIM
Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
GPU: Mali G76
IP68 Water & Dust Resistant
Huawei P40 Pro Price in Nigeria
The Huawei P40 Pro comes in Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea, Blue Ice White and Black colors. It cost around $1,100 in the US. In the UK the price begins at 899 pounds. In Nigeria, the Price of the Huawei P40 Pro cost over 400,000 naira.
Honestly, I find it hard to keep calm after seeing the Huawei P40 Pro. The design here is very standard, from build quality to display one can easily make a first impressive conclusion that the Huawei P40 Pro is not for small boy.
The body here is made up of an aluminum frame and a glass in front and back giving it a weight that is worth 209 grams. The size is however not intimidating as we got to see a 158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95mm measurement which is not as big.
The placements here are pretty familiar, you can see things for yourself. When you compare the design of the Huawei P40 Pro her previous gen, you will realize that Huawei have indeed come a long way.
The display occupying almost the entire part of the front already sends a very strong warning to reads: “Hey! Am expensive, please handle me with care”. We all can see how the curved edges complement in some kind of ways.
Huawei was able to slice in a pretty standard 6.58 inches OLED screen which has 16.7 million and 2640 x 1200 Pixels. It does receive a 90Hz frame refresh rate. The display quality is however crisp, clear, sharp and bright.
The Huawei P40 Pro was close to giving us a complete display if not for the dual punch hole selfie camera that took a sizable spot at the top left corner of the display as a result of the infrared needed for the face ID on the Depth camera.
Huawei gave the P40 Pro a camera that got everyone talking. Try to take a pictures with this smartphone in Nigeria and you will be glad to the see the amount of power invested in it. No wonder it’s expensive.
The dual punch hole in front is where the 32MP + Depth camera is positioned for taking standard selfie. It comes with an f/2.2 aperture, has Autofocus and does support 4K video recording at 60fps.
At the back is a hub of cameras. First, we’ve got a 50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS) + 40 MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/1.8 aperture) + 12 MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera (f/3.4 aperture, OIS) + 3D Depth Sensing Camera.
There is Autofocus, image stabilization as well as digital, optical and hybrid zoom available on the camera app. Just like the selfie camera, the main camera also supports 4K video recording at 60fps too.
Under the hood is a 4200mAh (Typical Value) battery that is non-removable. The Huawei P40 Pro comes with a Max 40W charger that helps you charge up the phone in record time.
For those who love to charge wirelessly in Nigeria, you can buy Huawei SuperCharge Max 27W wireless charger and use it with the P40 Pro to quicken charging time by a significant length.
Software & Specs
The Huawei P40 Pro comes with EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 OS. It now have her own new form of Assistant called Celia. It performs similar roles as Bixby, Google Assistant and Siri. However, Celia is not anywhere near the other, it still needs tons of improvement.
The chip inside of this device is the Kirin 990 5G which is Huawei’s home-made chip, it works pretty decent even though it’s not the fastest around. The Huawei P40 Pro comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM which is expandable.
It is good I make it clear that this device has an IP68 rating which makes it is Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant. The Huawei P40 Pro is protected against harmful ingress of static water at up to 1.5 meters, for up to 30 minutes.
Huawei have succeeded in presenting another high-end flagship that qualifies to replace our current smartphones in Nigeria. It packs some interesting features I will say is hard to shy away from especially when you shot with her cameras.
What about the design? That is another beauty to brag with. When you lay hold it, you will not even think about wearing a skin on it but her downside will not just allow us buy one in Nigeria.
Just like I said in the beginning of this review, the Huawei P40 Pro is not a complete android smartphone even though it runs on Android 10. There is no Google play here to start with. I therefore do not recommend buying.