Honor V40 5G
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Honor V40 5G

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RishiGuru, 21 Feb 2021I say, life without Google Services is not all that bad aft... moreYeah, the p40 pro is amazing, especially for 450€ on eBay and in my country but Google just brought pay in my country and I think I might have to trade it with an oppo find x2 pro.

RishiGuru, 21 Feb 2021I say, life without Google Services is not all that bad aft... more👍🏻
Ya EMUI really rocks, I miss it a lot, best OS I ever used, maybe not in my beginning with Mate 8, but since it really are stable.

Many people still say EMUI is bad, but they really never tried it i guees.

  • LEE

why most of HONOR phone don't have LTE band 28 ?

Solid phone just no Google services and still on old android is what puts me off. Wish Honor a good future now that they are independant.

Anyone knows where I can find one of these .
Looks like a cool phone

  • Anonymous

Jontness, 21 Mar 2021I have heard this phone struggles with overheatingHeard it to..but only during long usage of gaming, for standard use not very hot.

Nice phone 😍

I have heard this phone struggles with overheating

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2021i use gspace. @gsmarena i think it doesnt have wireless ... morewireless charging only for 8+256gb model.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2021i use gspace. @gsmarena i think it doesnt have wireless ... morewireless charging only for 8+256gb model.

  • Anonymous

babak, 14 Mar 2021how you play games saved on google play game? also what wil... morei use gspace.

@gsmarena i think it doesnt have wireless charging, i have the china version no wireless charging.

  • babak

RishiGuru, 21 Feb 2021I say, life without Google Services is not all that bad aft... morehow you play games saved on google play game? also what will happen to those apps you have purchased on google play?

its all gone.

  • Anonymous

got mine today, very impressed with it.

  • Usman

C. Biederman, 08 Feb 2021Still without GMS, what a pity. It's amazing device

C. Biederman, 08 Feb 2021Still without GMS, what a pity. I say, life without Google Services is not all that bad after all. But I admit you need to make minor compromises.

I recently switched to a Honor 9X Pro (6/256GB, Global variant) as they were selling very cheap during stock clearance in my country. After the US trade ban, Huawei/ Honor is unable to add GMS and subsequently Google Playstore in their software. Hence 9X Pro is devoid of GMS is solely reliant on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). I was very skeptical before & during the purchase of 9X Pro how I will be able to use this device as it lacks GMS.

Now I can safely say I can live with it. Inbuilt Huawei AppGallery and authentic Amazon AppStore fulfills 70% of my app needs in this phone. For the rest 30% I get it from ApkPure app store. In this phone I have completely switched to Microsoft Cloud based eco-system. I trust it. Believe me when I say Microsoft eco system is damn good on Android. Just never used it before as I was so accustomed to the Google ecosystem on Android. In my eyes Microsoft is the saving grace on non GMS Android phones.

Other than the software situation, 9X Pro just obliterates my Poco M2 Pro/ Redmi Note 9 Pro in hardware section, performance & product quality. The M2 Pro (6/128 GB) retails for ₹16K in my country while 9X Pro (6/256 GB) comes for ₹14K. You also get 10% card discounts over them, time to time, bringing the price down to ₹12.75K ($170/€156) in case of 9X Pro.

So on 9X Pro I do not get GMS, but the software is rock stable. Everything works as planned. The overall experience of using Huawei's EMUI on Android 9 is superior to Xiaomi's MIUI running on Android 10. Strange but true. EMUI have a level of finesse & immediacy in software which I have not found in any other Chinese brands. In the end I love 9X Pro more than my M2 Pro.

HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC in 9X Pro is on another level to Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G found in my M2 Pro. Using both phones side my side you will feel the difference in the fluidity of the UI, be it CPU oriented tasks or pure gaming. Gaming is awesome on 9X Pro, just look at the scores.

AnTuTu (v8) Scores by GSMArena:

Honor 9X Pro (Kirin 810): 312668
Realme 7 (Mediatek G95): 292828
Poco X3 (Snapdragon 732G): 283750
Redmi Note 9 Pro/ Poco M2 Pro (Snapdragon 720G): 279625

I underestimated Honor 9X Pro as it came devoid of GMS and thought it will be unusable as I am a Google junkie. However after receiving the phone it took me just 3 days to figure out all the alternatives. It is true GMS is still better than HMS by a huge margin, but Amazon App Store & APKPure saves it and I get 90% of all my apps I need.

Huawei knew they are going to face a hurricane without Google support, so prepared a double edged sword (Honor 9X Pro) with a level of construction quality, display quality, SoC, performance, storage size unheard in its sub $200 price range. It is a pity that many (previously, me included) did not realize its potential, but those (now, me included) who used it knows how great the phone is. This is why 9X Pro is now my primary device.

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C. Biederman, 08 Feb 2021Still without GMS, what a pity. buy it if you can afford it. else wait.. simple

  • C. Biederman

Still without GMS, what a pity.

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NineTailedFox, 29 Jan 2021Why a 2 MP macro in a premium flagship ? to increase camera count and attract people

  • Avnish

Doesn't have Kirin Chipset. Not worthy.

  • NineTailedFox

Why a 2 MP macro in a premium flagship ?