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All About The Huawei P40

author Luis Silva (Updated on: March 2021)

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What You Should Know About The P40





Considering their rivals:

- All of its rivals have AMOLED displays.

- 65% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 87% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 91% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 57% 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 28% above the average (128 vs. 99.78).

- 52% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Fast charging is 29% slower than the average (22w vs. 31w).

- 78% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- 52% 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. 6.19in).

- 96% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 74% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 52% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 52% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 4% 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: $799

    Walmart: $950

  • 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 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1$539
    7T Pro
    #2$544
    Find X2 Neo
    #3$549
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #4$550
    P40
    #17$666
  • Global Score 
    8 Pro
    #17.52
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #27.51
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #37.47
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #47.46
    P40
    #196.5
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.8
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #27.7
    Mi 10 Pro
    #37.6
    8
    #47.3
    P40
    #87.2
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20
    #39.8
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #49.8
    P40
    #218.2
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #16.7
    8 Pro
    #26.7
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #36.7
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #46.7
    P40
    #246.1
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1
    #1642
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #2565
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #3565
    Galaxy S20
    #4565
    P40
    #22422
  • Cameras 
    P40 Pro
    #19
    Mi 10 Pro
    #28.6
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #38.5
    Mate 30 Pro
    #48.4
    P40
    #197.5
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1108
    P40
    #250
    P40 Pro
    #350
    7T Pro
    #448
    Find X2 Neo
    #548
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30 Pro
    #1125
    P40 Pro
    #2125
    Mi 10 Pro
    #394
    Mate 30 Pro
    #480
    P40
    #580
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e
    #19.2
    Pixel 5
    #29.1
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #38.9
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #48.6
    P40
    #98.1
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #193
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #292
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #392
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #492
    P40
    #2186
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #110
    8
    #210
    Reno4 Pro
    #310
    P30 Pro
    #410
    P40
    #149.9
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1150
    Pixel 5
    #2151
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #3157
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #4163
    P40
    #13175
  • Size (mm) 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1142
    iPhone X
    #2143
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #3144
    Pixel 5
    #4144
    P40
    #6148
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18
    P40 Pro
    #27.8
    Mate 30 Pro
    #37.7
    P30 Pro
    #47.6
    P40
    #226.4
  • Battery* 
    8
    #185
    7T Pro
    #284
    P30 Pro
    #384
    Mi 10 Pro
    #484
    P40
    #983
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    8
    #171
    Mi 10 Pro
    #271
    P30 Pro
    #370
    P40 Pro
    #470
    P40
    #1068
  • Battery:Video* 
    8
    #174
    P30 Pro
    #274
    Mi 10 Pro
    #374
    7T Pro
    #473
    P40
    #772
  • Fast Charging. 
    Reno4 Pro
    #165
    8T
    #265
    Mi 10 Pro
    #350
    P30 Pro
    #440
    P40
    #1822
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #130
    8 Pro
    #230
    Mate 30 Pro
    #327
    P40 Pro
    #427


  • Storage 
    7T Pro
    #18.5
    Find X2 Neo
    #28.5
    Mi 10 Pro
    #38.5
    8 Pro
    #48.5
    P40
    #127.5
  • Int. Storage 
    7T Pro
    #1256
    Find X2 Neo
    #2256
    Mi 10 Pro
    #3256
    8 Pro
    #4256
    P40
    #16128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Find X2 Neo
    #112
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #212
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #312
    Galaxy S20
    #412
    P40
    #236
  • Connectivity 
    Galaxy S10e
    #18.5
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #28.5
    Galaxy Note 9
    #38.5
    Find X2 Neo
    #45.1
    P40
    #95.1


 Rivals 
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 Pro
    8 Pro
    $729   7.52

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    Mate 30 Pro
    $650   7.45

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $599   7.42

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.37

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $739   7.32

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $669   7.26

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10e
    Galaxy S10e
    $539   7

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei P40 Pro
    P40 Pro
    $799   6.92

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $599   6.79

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $799   6.78

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $750   6.76

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1
    Xperia 1
    $719   6.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $769   6.62

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Neo
    Find X2 Neo
    $549   6.49

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8
    8
    $570   6.48

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8T
    8T
    $649   6.48

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T Pro
    7T Pro
    $544   6.45

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Pro
    P30 Pro
    $598   6.42

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $589   6.12

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.08

    Compare
  • Google

    Google Pixel 4 XL
    Pixel 4 XL
    $594   5.7

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $670   5.62

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $739   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.

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