7.7/10
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The Huawei P40 Pro currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 37 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.86 GHz
Screen Size
6.58"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

If we were to judge it by pretending that the Google software situation mess isn't a thing, the P40 Pro would definitely be among the best phones of the year so far. However, in reality we can't just ignore that, so we're going to qualify that remark: it is hands down one of the best phones of the y...

- GSMArena
T3

There's no getting away from the fact that, right now, Huawei's AppGallery ecosystem isn't where it needs to be, and that will lead to anything but a seamless transfer for phone users from their past device. But the hardware and operating system delivered with the P40 Pro remains truly top rate and,...

- Robert Jones, T3
Techaeris

It really is to bad that Huawei is facing the current obstacles they are with the Google restrictions currently in effect. The Huawei P40 Pro is an outstanding phone from design and performance to (especially) the camera. The AppGallery is still in its infancy but growing fast and only time will tel...

- Jason Bouwmeester, Techaeris
GadgetMatch

The Huawei P40 Pro is a fantastic phone which is why it’s so frustrating for me that it doesn’t have the things I consider absolutely essential. And that sucks. Big time.

- Rodneil Quiteles, GadgetMatch
TheCanadianTechie

The Huawei P40 Pro is a great device that is quick, has a good-looking 90Hz display, a battery that easily lasts more than a day and an excellent camera. The biggest downside to the P40 Pro is the lack of Google apps and services (including the Play Store), which does make it harder to recommend the...

- Sachin Bahal, TheCanadianTechie


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Huawei released the P40 Pro on April 7, 2020.


The P40 Pro price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Huawei P40 Pro prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Huawei backs up the P40 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your P40 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.58"

The Huawei P40 Pro's screen size is 6.58 inches with 1200 x 2640 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.86 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.86 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
Yes

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
256 GB

Internal memory is 256 GB. An external, nanoSD (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4200 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1620 minutes, 914 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

P40 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date April 7, 2020
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
5G:
2500/3500/3700/4700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.86 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, USB Power Adapter, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1091 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 914 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1620 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 15.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Silver Frost, Ice White, Blush Gold, Black, Deep Sea Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.82 x 7.26 x 0.895 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 209
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 2640 pixels
Pixel density 441 pixels
Size 6.58 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 90 Hz, DCI-P3, HDR10
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info nanoSD (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (40 MP, F1.8, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4, Telephoto), 4th camera feature (3D Depth Sensing Camera), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0, 2nd camera feature (IR Camera for biometrics), HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

One of the best phones of the year

If we were to judge it by pretending that the Google software situation mess isn't a thing, the P40 Pro would definitely be among the best phones of the year so far. However, in reality we can't just ignore that, so we're going to qualify that remark: it is hands down one of the best phones of th...More

If we were to judge it by pretending that the Google software situation mess isn't a thing, the P40 Pro would definitely be among the best phones of the year so far. However, in reality we can't just ignore that, so we're going to qualify that remark: it is hands down one of the best phones of the year so far, if you can live with the added complications around the software.

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T3

Flawed beauty

from T3

There's no getting away from the fact that, right now, Huawei's AppGallery ecosystem isn't where it needs to be, and that will lead to anything but a seamless transfer for phone users from their past device. But the hardware and operating system delivered with the P40 Pro remains truly top rate a...More

There's no getting away from the fact that, right now, Huawei's AppGallery ecosystem isn't where it needs to be, and that will lead to anything but a seamless transfer for phone users from their past device. But the hardware and operating system delivered with the P40 Pro remains truly top rate and, for tech enthusiasts who don't mind doing a little tinkering to get the handset up and running with (most) of the apps they're used to, it is a very well equipped flagship phone.

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Techaeris

The best smartphone for photography yet

from Techaeris

It really is to bad that Huawei is facing the current obstacles they are with the Google restrictions currently in effect. The Huawei P40 Pro is an outstanding phone from design and performance to (especially) the camera. The AppGallery is still in its infancy but growing fast and only time will...More

It really is to bad that Huawei is facing the current obstacles they are with the Google restrictions currently in effect. The Huawei P40 Pro is an outstanding phone from design and performance to (especially) the camera. The AppGallery is still in its infancy but growing fast and only time will tell as to how many developers jump on board. It is looking promising and there are other ways to get most of your favourite Android apps on the device if you’re willing to jump through a few simple hoops.

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GadgetMatch

It’s complicated

from GadgetMatch

The Huawei P40 Pro is a fantastic phone which is why it’s so frustrating for me that it doesn’t have the things I consider absolutely essential. And that sucks. Big time.

Read full review

The Huawei P40 Pro is a fantastic phone which is why it’s so frustrating for me that it doesn’t have the things I consider absolutely essential. And that sucks. Big time.

Read full review

Less

TheCanadianTechie

A great device

from TheCanadianTechie

The Huawei P40 Pro is a great device that is quick, has a good-looking 90Hz display, a battery that easily lasts more than a day and an excellent camera. The biggest downside to the P40 Pro is the lack of Google apps and services (including the Play Store), which does make it harder to recommend...More

The Huawei P40 Pro is a great device that is quick, has a good-looking 90Hz display, a battery that easily lasts more than a day and an excellent camera. The biggest downside to the P40 Pro is the lack of Google apps and services (including the Play Store), which does make it harder to recommend the P40 Pro to people looking for their next device.

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AndroidPIT

Brilliant hardware, confusing software

from AndroidPIT

The success of Huawei's P40 Pro and all other smartphones from the Huawei and Honor network thus depend heavily on the ecosystem that the Chinese manufacturer must now also build outside of China in the form of HMS.

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The success of Huawei's P40 Pro and all other smartphones from the Huawei and Honor network thus depend heavily on the ecosystem that the Chinese manufacturer must now also build outside of China in the form of HMS.

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Absolute Geeks

Great camera, killer hardware

from Absolute Geeks

With a marvelous camera and killer hardware and the long-lasting battery, you get the most of both worlds. The software is a compromise that is not Huawei’s fault for not coming with Google Play Store. The IP68 water resistance rating will get to by for a few years, but it is not durable as it...More

With a marvelous camera and killer hardware and the long-lasting battery, you get the most of both worlds. The software is a compromise that is not Huawei’s fault for not coming with Google Play Store. The IP68 water resistance rating will get to by for a few years, but it is not durable as it’s made from glass. The App Gallery is getting better over time and provides more apps that we want. If you are ready to tweak yourself and install Google Mobile Services in it on your own, then there is a lot to offer with very few downsize.

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Digital Trends

The best camera on a phone

from Digital Trends

The Huawei P40 Pro has fabulous hardware and a dreamy camera, with a long-lasting battery to ensure you get the most from both. You are going to have to compromise on the software, which through no fault of Huawei’s, does not come with the Google Play Store. This means you may have to find new...More

The Huawei P40 Pro has fabulous hardware and a dreamy camera, with a long-lasting battery to ensure you get the most from both. You are going to have to compromise on the software, which through no fault of Huawei’s, does not come with the Google Play Store. This means you may have to find new ways of working and communicating to enjoy what the P40 Pro has to offer.

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Digital Camera World

A truly powerhouse handset

from Digital Camera World

The Huawei P40 Pro is a beauty with a fantastically impressive set of imaging credentials. Price-wise it undercuts the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus despite offering more zoom, more pixels and a better selfie-camera. However, it isn’t quite that simple; how good the P40 Pro is, as a package, also com...More

The Huawei P40 Pro is a beauty with a fantastically impressive set of imaging credentials. Price-wise it undercuts the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus despite offering more zoom, more pixels and a better selfie-camera. However, it isn’t quite that simple; how good the P40 Pro is, as a package, also comes down to the app experience, and how beholden you are to Google's core services. Strictly in terms of its camera, though, the P40 Pro is about as good as it gets.

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Pocketnow

Google isn’t really such a big deal

from Pocketnow

It’s an expensive phone that’s not for everyone. It is competing with the iPhone 11 Pro (somewhat more expensive), and the Galaxy S20 Plus (similarly priced). Because of the overall performance of the phone, including blazing fast operation, an excellent camera, and incredible battery stamina...More

It’s an expensive phone that’s not for everyone. It is competing with the iPhone 11 Pro (somewhat more expensive), and the Galaxy S20 Plus (similarly priced). Because of the overall performance of the phone, including blazing fast operation, an excellent camera, and incredible battery stamina, the HUAWEI P40 Pro is a real “Road Warrior”. You can rely on it to get any job done, promptly, with class and style, and that’s why it is our Editor’s Choice for an all-around road warrior.

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