Huawei P40 Pro Review

Huawei p40 Pro Pricing

The Huawei P40 Pro currently retails for R20 999 from retails like Takealot and Powerbite. Powerbite being the cheapest with the P40 Pro Price at R17 8999


The standout difference in the Huawei P30 Pro design vs the P40 Pro is what Huawei calls the “Overflow Display”. Which simply means the the screen does not only curve on the left and the right but now also on the top and bottom. The benefits of these improvements remains debatable with some reviews claiming that the soft edges allows for smoother use when swiping to unlock. In a area where everyone is trying everything to make the notch disappear, Huawei has decided to make it bigger. It remains an eye sore but for people who likes taking selfies the dual camera could be a selling point

.Less can be said about the back of the Huawei P40 Pro. The camera design is less flattering than what we are used to with Huawei over the years. The bulky camera proves to be more functional than visually appealing. The P40 pro remains a Premium phone and you can tell it when you handle it. The P40 Pro comes available in Black and Frosty Silver color.

P40 Pro Silver


The absence of Google Play store remains no secret, but has not stopped the demand for Huawei in Western Countries. No denying it has declined but there still remains a demand for Huawei Smartphones. Since removal of Google from Huawei, Huawei has introduced its own EMUI 10.1 operating software which is based on Android 10. Huawei runs this through its new gen Kirin processor with the same ram as the P30 Pro. The speed is incremental but noticeable.

Huawei replaced the App Store with its own AppGallery. Although it contains some Apps its not the variety once provided by Google Play. You can find Apps like TikTok and Spotify, but obviously no YouTube. Huawe does however offer its own music streaming service that we are yet to review. The good news remains that you can basically install and use most of your favourite Google Apps like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter through 3rd party App Stores like Amazon


Huawei remains the pioneers in development of pretty awesome mobile phone camera’s and this might be the reason for its lofty support even in the absence of Google. The camera on the P40 Pro does not feature significant improvements on its predecessor but the P40 Pro Camera remains a beast in the overall market. Huawei’s primary camera features a 1/1.28-inch 50MP sensor Quad-Baye sensor. The bigger sensor is combined with a f/1.9 aperture and nominal 23mm-equivalent focal length.

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