Huawei Mate 40 Pro review

22 October 2020


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  • Anon

Best spec (even beats A14) though I can't even afford a half of that price if for smartphone

Anon, 25 Oct 2020Eeveryone gangsta in camera section until Huawei releases i... morelol log off.

Thanks GSMArena Team for listening to my Speaker Audio Quality related bitter criticism as an audio nut. The graph is now way more usable per industry standards.

I don't care if it has no Google services. Some people misunderstand this and immediately assume that the whole phone is garbage, even though most Huawei phones have the some of the best specs out of the whole competition.

  • SpaghettiKink

iOS Never Again, 02 Nov 2020Yes gapps are malware. Google is evil. And this comment mig... morelol

  • Anonymous

"Sure, there's no 3.5mm jack, but does that really bother anyone at this point?"

Yeah, it does, pretty much everyone who cares about practicality and/or has cashed out significant amounts on decent wired headphones.
The 3,5mm jack is pretty much analogous with actual physical buttons in cars - yeah, having only touchscreen for controlling car options looks and sounds cool, but is undeniably less practical when you're actually driving it.

gsmarena team, make a camera comparision between mate 40 pro vs mi 10 ultra. both cameras are crazy

SShreyas, 02 Nov 2020You know the first thing I do when my warranty expires? FL... moreYes gapps are malware. Google is evil. And this comment might get deleted.

iOS Never Again, 30 Oct 2020Find X2 pro isn't a display focused phone, it is good ... moreYou know the first thing I do when my warranty expires?
FLASH A ROM AND NO GAPPS.
GAPPS are malware, nothing more than that

What are those negatives?!??!? The disadvantages are "it is not as innovative as I wanted to be" wtf do you mean the processor in 1 year will be slow, every processor is slower than the next gen

iOS Never Again, 30 Oct 2020I have the OP8 pro which is like a slightly watered down ve... moreunderstandable, but mate 40 pro display isn't bad by any means, bright and color accurate,

my point is mate 40 pro ticks all the boxes of a flagship

I have the mate 30 pro, best cameras ever, it destroys my gf iPhone 11 pro in low light video with the main cam. If you use the wide cam it's all most as good as my Sony zv 1. The only thing I don't like is the curved screen. So the mate 40 should be great

Dennis.K, 30 Oct 2020it is, do you see how much they advertise this display? and... moreI have the OP8 pro which is like a slightly watered down version of the Find X2 pro.
The selfie cam is adequate. Yes it lacks 4K60 but none of the selfie cams on the market are a league above the others unless you count the Zenfone 7 pro.

Wireless charging is a gimmick. Never bothered using it even though my phone supports
30W wireless charging. Wake me up when we have truly wireless charging where the phone gets charged inside the room completely free of wires.

  • Danie

Well you guys. I think this is a page turner..... A new beginning..... A blank piece of paper...... Just think of it this way.... We finally get away from Google and it's ads...... There's nothing more frustrating that those shitty ads they force down our throats.You can't open nothing these days without 30 sec of ads For now...... Till the evil ads caught up on this new system. But I truly not!!!

iOS Never Again, 30 Oct 2020Find X2 pro isn't a display focused phone, it is good ... moreit is, do you see how much they advertise this display? and it still misses wireless charging and a good selfie cam

Dennis.K, 29 Oct 2020and keep in mind this isn't a display focused phone, s... moreFind X2 pro isn't a display focused phone, it is good in every department and has proper GMS unlike Huawei.

Nick.B, 29 Oct 2020You point is correct but any mate40 model will be no match ... moreand keep in mind this isn't a display focused phone, so no it won't be "best of the best billion color qhd+ 120Hz display", just good display, good cameras, good speakers, fast charging wireless charging

Dennis.K, 29 Oct 2020They did, check brightness and color accuracy, improved fro... moreYou point is correct but any mate40 model will be no match for find x2 pro. Sorry guys for repeating this oopo model but it is incredible screen (and not only but screen camera and speed is his masterpiece, and it is 7 month old model)

Nick.B, 29 Oct 2020They upgraded EVERYTHING except the screen? That is not sma... moreThey did, check brightness and color accuracy, improved from last models and is on par with the others with 800 nits

They upgraded EVERYTHING except the screen? That is not smart!

My 1000eur oppo find x2 pro (7 month old model!):

AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
1440 x 3168 pixels (~513 ppi density)

1200eur mate40pro not even on sale till november:

OLED, HDR10, 90Hz
1344 x 2772 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~456 ppi density)