A month with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro

16 December 2020


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  • 17 Dec 2020

wongwatt, 17 Dec 2020They kept it back for the Pro + - that has OIS on the main ... moreMeanwhile back on previous P40, even the vanilla version priced at $560 currently has OIS.

*scratch your head harder*

    Anonymous, 16 Dec 2020"But maybe they would've been even better, especi... moreThey kept it back for the Pro + - that has OIS on the main lens, it's a odd decision but there you are. They both have it on the telephoto lens...a real headscratcher.

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      • Anonymous
      • J25
      • 17 Dec 2020

      Huawei, 16 Dec 2020It's a nice phone, but it's a shame there are no ... moreYou like all your data to he collected and sold to advertisers and surveillance companies?

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        • tEZ
        • 17 Dec 2020

        such an amazing camera....

          szk, 16 Dec 2020Is there a full Widevine support with EMUI 11? There are so... moreFull support is there but due to lack of play services, Netflix and other streaming sites won't be able to give you high definition playback.

            Actually, 16 Dec 2020Been fiddling alot on the apk without GMS as well.....and o... moreIt's as safe as Windows telling you it's not safe if you don't update your Windows PC.
            An OS is as secure as the end user.
            An intruder can easily get access to your PC even if you are all updated.

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              • Tharun Thejus
              • 7tV
              • 17 Dec 2020

              There has been no news on Huawei Mate 40 Pro + variant? Will it be making its way to stores or is it just a concept kinda phone?

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                • Anonymous
                • 0wY
                • 17 Dec 2020

                Thanks for the review. Could have been nice to know if GSMarena thought the lack of GMS is deal breaker. Shall be interesting to hear about the Harmony OS. Its supposedly a microkernel OS as opposed to a monolithic one such as Android, Linux, Windows, iOS, Unix.

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                  • Davidsic
                  • snA
                  • 17 Dec 2020

                  I notice this same flaw of the main camera with the little night lights (the little light dots on Christmas garlands) which produce purple spots or something like purple fringing just like with my ex P30 Pro!

                  I think this Mate 40 Pro will have a hard time arguing against the next Galaxy S21 Ultra for a close price with a camera that may be even more versatile and google services included

                  Thanks for this longterm review :-)

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                    • Shui8
                    • KZK
                    • 17 Dec 2020

                    'if the Google apps and services situation wouldn't be the way it is, the Mate 40 Pro would undoubtedly be one of the easiest to recommend smartphones of the year'

                    - no doubt about that.

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                      • Anonymous
                      • PZa
                      • 17 Dec 2020

                      Still not available where I am yet. Hopefully it will be soon. It will be a great phone to upgrade to.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • a3j
                        • 17 Dec 2020

                        Anonymous, 16 Dec 2020You guys should do an article on tutorial for installing Pl... moreThey already did it last year

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                          • 17 Dec 2020

                          No word about games availability?

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                            • mDN
                            • 17 Dec 2020

                            Why bother with a phone without Google...so many hassles when for that price you can just buy any other phone in the world...and no OIS ahahaha...

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                              • Holo
                              • 0Ca
                              • 17 Dec 2020

                              Hah! Coincidence has it I was in Timisoara on that exact weekend! The weather looked too familiar, so I had to check the exif for the capture date :D I might even appear in some photos, who knows!

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                                • Anonymous
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                                • 16 Dec 2020

                                You guys should do an article on tutorial for installing Play services and then test as to how the experience is.

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • mGj
                                  • 16 Dec 2020

                                  I don’t think having my personal data saved by google or the USA is by any means safer..

                                    Sarkirssian, 16 Dec 2020Never used Google Assistance... dont need. But still, 1000... moreWell basically no google assistant but there's celia which is good tho and yes 1000€ because it's the mate series it's always priced that much

                                      Huawei, 16 Dec 2020It's a nice phone, but it's a shame there are no ... moreI agree with you

                                        After checking some YouTube videos I realised that the is wonderfully amazing best hardware and best cameras but basically there's only the lack of google but I'm good with it I'm a huawei p40 pro user now and it's wowww🔛🔝🔝