Huawei P40 5G review
Leica triple camera
The Huawei P40 5G houses a fantastic 6.1-inch OLED display. The small camera notch doesn’t distract from the visual elegance that you are presented with, and the FHD+ resolution (2,340x 1,080 pixels) shows all the detail that you could want. There is also an Eye Comfort Mode for those who use their phone late into the evening.
The phone is encased in dual-curved glass and you can choose between a color-range of Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Ice White, and Black. The phone is light and slim at 175g and 8.5mm.
Cutting-edge smartphone 7nm chip
The Huawei P40 5G uses the Huawei-made Kirin 980 5G 7nm octa-core processor with 8GB RAM. This processor delivers higher performance and lowers power consumption.
Phone Set Up
Faster in-screen fingerprint sensor
You get the latest technology with the Huawei P40 5G and this makes unlocking the phone with a fingerprint much faster. In addition to the in-screen fingerprint sensor, you can set up Face Unlock and enjoy the convenience of Pick to Wake. You can use your fingerprint to secure a PrivateSpace, which is ideal for phones used by multiple users or used for both work and personal purposes.
You can bring your content over from your old phone or a computer using Huawei Share or Huawei Phone Clone. There is a healthy 128GB memory and there is a memory card slot for future memory expansion.
The Huawei P40 5G uses Android 10 with the Huawei EMUI 10.1. The phone doesn't have Google services so you will use the Huawei AppGallery for all of your apps. When you set the phone up you can use the Clone feature to take over your favourite apps, such as Facebook and WhatsApp.
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With the Huawei AppGallery you will find all the essential apps and more are being added all the time. So, you can enjoy your Google apps using the clone feature and you get even more choice on the Huawei AppGallery.
The ultra-fast speed of 5G is at the core of this phone. The Kirin processor uses innovative architecture to give you unparalleled performance. Some of the features of the Huawei P40 5G include:
Enjoy clear and fluid livestream with the ultra-high 5G network speed
Wi-Fi 6 Plus
Dynamic Narrow Bandwith helps the phone penetrate more walls and floors so you get the optimal speed and uninterrupted access to available Wi-Fi connections.
Camera & Video
Triple Leica Camera
The Huawei P40 5G camera is a triple-lens with:
- 50MP main camera
- 16MP ultra-wide lens
- 8MP telephone camera
Those three camera lenses use AI to capture and process images for professional-looking results every time. The large pixel size and technology that combines multiple pixels gives you amazing night shots.
The XD Fusion Engine uses AI to optimise your photo and video capture. The Huawei P40 uses Ai in some impressive ways. You can remove reflections from glass or unwanted people from a photo. The editing and filter options give you plenty of choices to perfect the photo before sharing online.
32MP selfie camera
The impressive imaging continues with the 32MP selfie camera. It is housed in a small oblong cutout on the screen and it includes autofocus for great results every time. You also get 4K video capture on both cameras so you can record amazing quality videos with the Huawei P40 5G.
AI power management
The Huawei P40 5T has a 3,800mAh battery with AI power management. Innovative CPU architecture creates a super-efficient power management giving you more power and a longer working time.
22.5W Huawei SuperCharge
When you need to recharge the battery, you get a boost in superquick time. The 22.5W charger delivers charge incredibly fast so you can get on with your day. The Huawei P40 5G is wireless charging capable so you can use it with a wireless charging mat if you don't want to mess with wires.
Written by: Carmel Brown