Huawei Mate 40 Pro review

22 October 2020

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  • Anonymous
  • tZ0
  • 09 Jul 2023

Johnnie, 15 May 2022Mate 40 Pro is a good device in 2022. The real test happen... moreNot sure what you mean by "end of life". My LG V35 is on Android 9 and it is still receiving updates through Playstore in 2023, including updates for Google apps. If end of life for Android 9 was really 2021 like you said, my phone shouldnt be getting anymore updates in 2023, right?

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    • Fahim
    • fxH
    • 07 Sep 2022

    Can I use custom rom with mate 40 pro?

      captain fokou, 28 Feb 2022No side loading Even if you were able to sideload the apps, its a pain really. I even tried Gspace, it just lagged, had to sell the device just to recover what I spent on it.

        Marc Ocean, 01 May 2022No regret for Google,u dont need it,Huawei can live without... moreYes, in China.

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          • Johnnie
          • U2A
          • 15 May 2022

          Mate 40 Pro is a good device in 2022. The real test happens when the Android 10 is no longer supported. It's a sink or swim situation now, and for us customers, it's a gamble to buy any Huawei smartphones in 2022 given the end of life date for Android 10 is likely to be Sep 2022 (this year) or the latest Oct 2023 (in line with Pixel 4a end of life date). Android 9 end of life was Sep 2021.

          Unless, Google changed their policy and provided support for up to 5 years, in line with their Pixel commitments of 3 major OS and 5 years of security updates. A bit unlikely, given their last Android 10 devices were Pixel 4 (released in 2019, will be supported until Oct 2022) or Pixel 4a (released in 2020, will be supported until Oct 2023). Pixel 5 was already on Android 11.

          It's a race against time, if by that time Huawei managed to resolve this conundrum, they might stand tall again.

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            • Marc Ocean
            • Nv$
            • 01 May 2022

            No regret for Google,u dont need it,Huawei can live without Google

              Shawon ahamed, 10 Jan 2022No Google serviceNo side loading

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                • Shawon ahamed
                • L1q
                • 10 Jan 2022

                captain fokou, 27 Jul 2021It's so funny to read this "and pretty much whate... moreNo Google service

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                  • Viki
                  • rA}
                  • 03 Jan 2022

                  Nice phone
                  Thankyou for example

                    It's so funny to read this "and pretty much whatever app your heart craves" (iphone 12 pro max).

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                      • Terence
                      • fXa
                      • 17 Jul 2021

                      Domas, 13 Mar 2021I order yesterday. Just get today AMAZING PHONE. I all the... moreI agree with you man its a SUPER phone!!

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                        • Terence
                        • fXa
                        • 17 Jul 2021

                        Anonymous, 20 Mar 2021"While 2020-powerful, the chipset might be lagging beh... moreHuawei's Kirin 9000 actually kills the snapdragon 888.... Snapdragon 888 is known for overheating issues... Huawei's soc's are super reliable... Even after years and years of use.... I compared the 9000 to the 888.... Real life results are amazing but where the 9000 shines brightest is the 5G speeds.... Its a way better package

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                          • Anonymous
                          • iAF
                          • 20 Mar 2021

                          "While 2020-powerful, the chipset might be lagging behind next year's competing designs." well, it as fast as the 888 on benchmarks with huawei flash memory

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                            • Domas
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                            • 13 Mar 2021

                            Anonymous, 04 Mar 2021best phone in the worldI order yesterday. Just get today AMAZING PHONE. I all the time using Android with Google. But on this phone i dont need it any more. Amazing Huawei phone

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                              • Anonymous
                              • gBV
                              • 05 Mar 2021

                              Huawei uses a Quad Bayer dual pixel sensor and I just found out that with a dual pixel sensor a slightly higher resolution might be possible indeed. I always thought that a (for example) 12 megapixel dual pixel sensor can not produce sharp 24 megapixel photos due to the microlenses and that's correct. But I didn't know that you can use a super resolution algorithm in order to use all 24 million subpixels of a 12 megapixel dual pixel sensor in order to get a slightly (!) sharper result. I don't know whether any smartphone company uses dual pixel sensors this way, but Samsung,Sony and Omnivision advertise that a higher resolution is indeed possible when you use subpixels of a Quad Pixel / Dual Pixel sensor. This could be another reason why Huawei's camera is so sharp at 2x (even at the edges) as Huawei uses a Quad Bayer dual pixel sensor, which actually has 100 megapixels and could be able to produce slightly (!) better super resolution results than a 50 megapixel Quad Bayer sensor.

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                                • Anonymous
                                • sR1
                                • 04 Mar 2021

                                best phone in the world

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                                  • Anon
                                  • GT1
                                  • 11 Dec 2020

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

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                                    • MeZoP
                                    • k4M
                                    • 17 Nov 2020

                                    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.