Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G gets certified with Harmony OS 2.0

26 April 2021
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Guest123, 07 May 2021Using the Huawei for almost a year, I can say I've got... moreWhy not just use the web browser for gmail? You can even take advantage of the desktop version which has more functions.

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Mrboss, 27 Apr 2021I am dissatisfied, not trash. And based on reviews, all tha... moreUsing the Huawei for almost a year, I can say I've gotten used to life without Google. The only thing I will say that sucks is not having access to GMAIL. That's really the only app I use on a daily basis, which requires google authentication. The G-Store/G-App workaround is a wonderful bypass to get access to those apps which require a google cert.

Waze is better than maps anyway. And you can use the browser if need be. I will say I miss chrome and all my sync info -- but chrome is a data and memory hog anyway. I certainly don't miss all the bloat and information data tracking tactics Google uses. So that's nice.

Ultimately though, I got the phone because I like being able to have a good camera phone. It's fast, gaming on it is pretty good, it's got a good screen, choice of hardware/materials, features, and the BEST phone cam on the market by far. All feel well put together.

I have a deep hate for iPhones and their damned fanbois. I will never understand those sheep, acting like the latest iPhone feature is a "first" but really its a feature that's been around for years. BUT I like how well their phones are put together. I feel the same about Huawei.

  • Anonymous

Funny that harmony OS based on Android lol.

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HiP50, 27 Apr 2021Actually, the only reason, why I didn´t buy Huawei until no... moreGood for you. You're one of 10 people who didn't buy it because of Android.

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Actually, the only reason, why I didn´t buy Huawei until now was Android. HarmonyOS is the decisive criterion for me, so I am ready to wait. And my iPhone goes in the trash can. It's that simple!

  • Pammy79

My hubby got me a Huawei P40 pro for X-mas, Fabulous gift from him but the phone apps don't work or download and still don't work! Text message fight's with messanger and calls I hardly hear people, I can truly say this has been the most unreliable phone I've ever had and I definitely would not recommend to family n friends :(

Huawei user, 27 Apr 2021Have you ever owned one Mate 40 Pro before talking trash?I am dissatisfied, not trash. And based on reviews, all that i mentioned is true

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Mrboss, 26 Apr 2021Harmony OS is interesting. I would like to try it. It will ... moreHave you ever owned one Mate 40 Pro before talking trash?

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Anonymous, 26 Apr 2021Then what is the point of the Mate series?Mate series is the top tier Flagman after P series, so think of it like Note series of Galaxy phones, whereas the P is like S variant for Samsung. Simple as that :)

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Held, 27 Apr 2021To me it seems like you're pointing out the bias of yo... moreAnd of course you can set for your search results to be concerning a specific region and/or come in a specific language. I just thought I made this clear too.

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Terry Karjane, 27 Apr 2021I just want an OS that is not bound to a USA culture of con... moreTo me it seems like you're pointing out the bias of your Google searches - not the shortcomings of Android or iOS.
In both Android and iOS (although ironically in this regard you might get a little more freedom of choice with the latter) you can pick a different search engine.
In iOS specifically once you set your region to a country other than the US all content in the native apps adjusts to your region of choice.

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CptPower, 26 Apr 2021Well i hold a crossed fingers for Huawei. Really hope and... moreHow can Harmony OS overcome Android OS it's not possible.
iOS even could not overcome Android OS...

I just want an OS that is not bound to a USA culture of continual adverts, always assuming USA is the world and not just a country that occupies 1.867% of the earth's surface and 6.1% of the landmass. (World series of a sport that other countries have to be paid to play for example.) when I asked Google about the ladies figure skating championship recently held in Stockholm the first three items were about the USA championship, I am not an American and not based near USA! Ask about football known the world over and you get American padded murderball (a game we played as kids exactly the same.) the USA call football "soccer" so why should we have to? Ask about tech you get American reviewers first. About phones you get usa reviewers first - yet they cannot get half the phones we get due to trade restrictions! They still rave about the only phone they can get - the iPhone when it is far behind android phones in ability and screen/speakers etc. There are countless android choices but only the Apple series. All this comes on an USA formulated OS. I would welcome European answers to European questions. African answers to African questions sane for Russia, China, Turkey, Indonesia etc. Yet Google and IOS always promote USA first, why when the USA has only 4.25% of the world population? Will there ever be a none-biased OS? I doubt it but one can hope that Harmony OS can bring some changes so Google and IOS can respect the rest of the world.

  • Anonymous

wow. best camera. and its cheaper now

Well i hold a crossed fingers for Huawei.
Really hope and believe Harmony OS will beat Android and wil be used worldwide.

Mrboss, 26 Apr 2021Very dissapointing sucessor to the awesome Mate 30 ProI'm agree with you.

I have a Mate 30 Pro (5G)

Mrboss, 26 Apr 2021Very dissapointing sucessor to the awesome Mate 30 ProI'm agree with you.

I have a Mate 30 Pro 5G.

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Mrboss, 26 Apr 2021Harmony OS is interesting. I would like to try it. It will ... moreThe sad reality is that Huawei could have made the Mate 40 Pro cheaper and better. But they didn't, to give people a reason to buy the P40s or even the Mate/P30s.

Take the Mate 40 Pro+; That thing is probably what the Mate 40 Pro SHOULD have been, with the wider ultrawide, better telephoto, and OIS on the main camera. But Huawei knew that they would run out of stock if they did, and that their factories filled with P40s would have died out if the Mate 40s took the limelight.

Alas, you have a choice now: Do you want the new technology or do you want photography? If the answer is the former, pick the Mate 40 Pro. If you want the former, pick the P40 Pro or something.

I suspect that the Mate 40 Pro's misgivings are deliberate, to make the P50 Pro have an ENORMOUS splash before they close shop. I bet that the P50 Pro will indeed have QuadHD+ and 120hz that the Mate 40 Pro should have had, and that they will completely sell it out before they will simply die. Huawei has no more chips to power their next Mate 50-series.

I don't want Harmony OS.

Release EMUI-12 soon and try to get GMS certified.

wongwatt, 26 Apr 2021You know the P at the start of P40 Pro stands for photograp... moreMate 20 Pro and Mate 30 Pro both have superior cameras to their P series. It is competing at £1000 price point, which many of the mate's competitors have excellent cameras. Just dissapointing with that. Considering the fact that the Mate 40 Pro is behind most Flagships at that price at that time in almost all way except the chipset