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All About The Huawei P40

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The P40





Considering their rivals:

- Its performance is 14% above the average (3148 vs. 2760).

- Its display is 5% smaller than the average (6.1" vs. 6.41").

- All of its rivals have AMOLED displays.

- 61% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 93% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 93% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 64% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a lower number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 13% below) than the average (422 DPI vs. 487 DPI).

- Its picture quality score is 42% above the average (128 vs. 90.35).

- 50% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Fast charging is 33% slower than the average (22w vs. 33w).

- 89% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- 61% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer smaller smartphones, then this one is 6% below the average (148mm vs. 157mm/5.83in vs. 6.20in).

- 89% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 82% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 54% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 61% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 7% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 18% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    Performance
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Cameras
    Battery Life
    Fast Charging
    MicroSD Slot



  • Cons 
    Wireless Charging
    3.5mm Jack
    Price
    Glass Protection






  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $799

    BestBuy: $949

    Walmart: $0

  • Performance 
    Year: 2020
    Updates: 2+ years
    Hisilicon Kirin 990
    Mali-G76 MP16
    Android 10
    Geekbench 5: 3148




  • Display 
    6.1" 1080x2340
    422 DPI
    No Glass Prot.
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    Notch: Hole
    590 Nits



  • Cameras 
    3 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    2160p (4k)


    Dxo/Tek Score: 128

  • Main Camera 
    50 MP
    12 MP (2x zoom)
    f/1.9
    23mm
    Sensor size: 1/1.28
    Pixel size: 2.44

     
    Selfie 
    32 Mp f/2.0 26 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    8 Mp f/2.4 80mm
    3x Zoom

    16 Mp f/2.2 17mm
    Wide-Angle





  • Body 
    148x71x8 mm
    5.83x2.80x0.32 in
    175g. / 6.17oz.
    Full Glass
    86% STBR
    Looks: 9.9/10
    Fingerp.: Display
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Silver Frost
    Blush Gold
    Deep Sea Blue
    Ice White
    Black





  • Battery 
    3800mAh
    Charging: 22w
    Wireless: No

    1T+1W+1V*: 83%
    1T+3W+1V*: 68%
    1T+1W+3V*: 72%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 6GB
    Storage: 128GB
    Expandable

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 5G
    3.5mm jack: No
    Bluetooth: 5.1
    NFC: Yes



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Nord
    #1$534
    Galaxy A72
    #2$534
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #3$535
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #4$535
    P40
    #22$666
  • Global Score 
    Xperia 1 II
    #17.76
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #27.65
    8 Pro
    #37.52
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #47.51
    P40
    #266.5
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.8
    Mi 11
    #27.8
    9
    #37.7
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #47.7
    P40
    #117.2
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #39.8
    Mi 11
    #49.8
    P40
    #298.2
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #16.9
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #26.8
    Mi 11
    #36.8
    Galaxy A72
    #46.7
    P40
    #306.1
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1 II
    #1642
    Xperia 1
    #2642
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #3565
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #4565
    P40
    #27422
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.6
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #28.5
    Mi 10
    #38.5
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #48.5
    P40
    #237.5
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1108
    Mi 11
    #2108
    Mi 10
    #3108
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #4108
    P40
    #750
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30 Pro
    #1125
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #2103
    Mi 10 Pro
    #394
    P40
    #480
    Galaxy A72
    #578
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #19.2
    Pixel 5
    #29.1
    Galaxy S10
    #38.9
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #48.9
    P40
    #108.1
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #192
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #292
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #392
    Mi 11
    #491
    P40
    #2386
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #110
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #210
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #310
    Reno4 Pro
    #410
    P40
    #169.9
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #1150
    Pixel 5
    #2151
    Galaxy S10
    #3157
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #4157
    P40
    #14175
  • Size (mm) 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #1142
    iPhone XS
    #2143
    iPhone X
    #3143
    Pixel 5
    #4144
    P40
    #7148
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18
    Mi 11
    #27.9
    Mi 10
    #37.7
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #47.6
    P40
    #286.4
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy A72
    #185
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #284
    P30 Pro
    #384
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #484
    P40
    #1083
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy A72
    #173
    iPhone 11
    #271
    Mi 10 Pro
    #371
    Mi 10
    #471
    P40
    #1068
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #174
    P30 Pro
    #274
    Mi 10 Pro
    #374
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #474
    P40
    #1072
  • Fast Charging. 
    9
    #165
    Find X3 Lite
    #265
    Reno4 Pro
    #365
    Mi 11
    #455
    P40
    #2022
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11
    #150
    Mi 10 Pro
    #230
    Mi 10
    #330
    8 Pro
    #430


  • Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #110
    Xperia 1 II
    #210
    Mi 10 Pro
    #38.5
    8 Pro
    #48.5
    P40
    #147.5
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #1256
    Mi 10 Pro
    #2256
    Xperia 1 II
    #3256
    8 Pro
    #4256
    P40
    #21128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #112
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #212
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #312
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #412
    P40
    #296
  • Connectivity 
    Find X3 Lite
    #110
    Xperia 1 II
    #210
    Galaxy A72
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #48.5
    P40
    #145.1


 Rivals 
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Xperia 1 II
    $650   7.76

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
    Galaxy Note 10+
    $565   7.65

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 Pro
    8 Pro
    $799   7.52

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    $600   7.47

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11
    Mi 11
    $698   7.44

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $649   7.42

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.37

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $600   7.32

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10
    Galaxy S10
    $599   7.27

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $799   7.27

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $689   7.21

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9
    9
    $551   7.06

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $721   6.8

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $649   6.79

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $580   6.78

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $689   6.76

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1
    Xperia 1
    $699   6.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $659   6.62

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Pro
    P30 Pro
    $599   6.42

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $684   6.12

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.08

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A72
    Galaxy A72
    $534   6.06

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus Nord
    Nord
    $534   6.06

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X3 Lite
    Find X3 Lite
    $554   6.05

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11
    iPhone 11
    $575   6

    Compare
  • Google

    Google Pixel 4 XL
    Pixel 4 XL
    $799   5.7

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS
    iPhone XS
    $649   5.64

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $675   5.62

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $799   5.4

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

Some users did install the Google Play Store on recent Huawei phones, but please be aware that officially you won't get Google apps, and some essential apps may be missing too.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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