Huawei P40 Pro vs. Huawei P40 vs. Huawei P40 Pro +: what’s the difference?

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Huawei announced its P40 series in a purely online event on Thursday, March 26th. The three cell phones include the Huawei P40, the Huawei P40 Pro and the Huawei P40 Pro +. Each of the phones has some similarities like the Kirin 990 5G octa-core chipset and some differences like the number of reversing cameras. The P40 Pro and P40 Pro + models have more in common than the non-Pro variant. So let’s put the three phones against each other and see what exactly is different.

As was seen with the Huawei Mate 30 series last year, the Huawei P40 series does not need Google software thanks to the US retail blacklisting. This means no Google search, no Google Play Store and no Google Mobile Services. With the Huawei P40 series phones sold in France, Germany and Italy, Huawei will install a European search engine called Qwant. A new search assistant called “Celia” will also be used, which is expected to be based on Qwant’s search results in Europe. The Google Play Store has been replaced by Huawei’s own AppGallery.

Huawei P40 Pro vs. Huawei P40 vs. Huawei P40 Pro +: price, availability

The Huawei P40 Pro is offered in a single 8 GB + 256 GB model at a price of 999 euros (approx. 82,900 Rs.). The Huawei P40 is also available in a single RAM and memory configuration (8 GB + 128 GB) and costs EUR 799 (approx. Rs. 66,300). Both phones are available in three glossy colors – black, deep blue and ice white, as well as two matte versions – blush gold and silver frost – and will be available from April 7th.

The Huawei P40 Pro +, on the other hand, is equipped in an 8 GB + 512 GB model with a price of 1,399 EUR (approx. 1.16,000 Rs.). It doesn’t follow the same color scheme as the other two phones, and will be available in black and white ceramics when it launches later in June.

Huawei P40 Pro vs. Huawei P40 vs. Huawei P40 Pro +: Specifications

All three new Huawei P40 phones support dual SIM (nano) connectivity and run Android 10 with Huawei EMUI 10.1. Google Apps are not supported on all three phones. The Huawei P40 Pro has a 6.58-inch OLED screen (1,200 x 2,640 pixels) with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which is the same for the Huawei P40 Pro +. The Huawei P40 has a slightly smaller 6.1-inch OLED panel (1,080 x 2,340 pixels) with a slower refresh rate of 60 Hz. All three phones are also equipped with the octa-core SoC Kirin 990 5G, the Mali G76 MC16 GPU and 8 GB RAM.

The main differences are in terms of optics. The Huawei P40 Pro has a quad rear camera setup. The main shooter is a 50-megapixel ultra-vision camera with a f / 1.9 aperture and OIS. The second is a 40 megapixel sensor with an ultra wide angle 1: 1.8 lens. The third is a 12 megapixel telephoto lens with 1: 3.4 and SuperSensing and OIS. The fourth and last one is a 3D depth detection camera. For selfies you get a 32 megapixel camera with a f / 2.2 aperture and a depth sensor. The Huawei P40 retains the 50 megapixel ultra vision camera, but removes OIS. The secondary camera has a 16 megapixel sensor with an ultra wide-angle 1: 2.2 lens. The third is an 8 megapixel telephoto lens with 1: 2.4 and OIS. A 32-megapixel camera with a f / 2.0 aperture and an infrared sensor (IR) is located on the front.

The Huawei P40 Pro + offers a Penta rear view camera. The primary and secondary cameras are the same as the Huawei P40 Pro. The third is an 8 megapixel 1: 4.4 SuperZoom camera with 10x optical zoom and OIS. The fourth is an 8 megapixel 1: 2.4 telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS. Finally, the fifth is a 3D depth detection camera. The configuration of the selfie camera also corresponds to that of the Huawei P40 Pro.

The Huawei P40 Pro has 256 GB, the Huawei P40 has 128 GB and the Huawei P40 Pro + has 512 GB. The memory of the Huawei P40 Pro and the Huawei P40 can be expanded using the Huawei Nano Memory 2 card, but the Huawei P40 Pro + does not have this function.

The Huawei P40 series phones are 5G and Wi-Fi 6 compatible and offer additional connectivity options such as Bluetooth5.1, USB charging port type C, no headphone jack and NFC. Regarding the battery, the Huawei P40 Pro has 4,200 mAh and supports charging with 40 W and wireless charging with 27 W. The Huawei P40 has a smaller 3,800 mAh battery, the 22.5 W fast charging without support supported for wireless charging. The Huawei P40 Pro + has the same capacity and charging speed as the Huawei P40 Pro, but supports a maximum of 40 W wireless charging.

In terms of the dimensions of the three phones, the Huawei P40 Pro is 158.2 x 72.6 x 8.9 mm in size and weighs 209 grams. At 148.9 x 71.06 x 8.5 mm, the Huawei P40 is a bit smaller and lighter and weighs 175 grams. The Huawei P40 Pro +, on the other hand, is somewhat thicker and heavier than the Huawei P40 Pro at 158.2 x 72.6 x 9.0 mm and 226 grams. With the P40 Pro and the P40 Pro + you get protection class IP68, while the P40 has protection class IP53.

Huawei P40 Pro + 5G vs. Huawei P40 Pro 5G vs. Huawei P40 5G comparison

Huawei P40 Pro + 5G Huawei P40 Pro 5G Huawei P40 5G
GENERAL
brand Huawei Huawei Huawei
model P40 Pro + 5G P40 Pro 5G P40 5G
Release date March 26, 2020 March 26, 2020 March 26, 2020
Introduced in India No No – –
Body type Glass Glass Glass
Dimensions (mm) 158.20 x 72.60 x 9.00 158.20 x 72.60 x 8.95 148.90 x 71.06 x 8.50
Weight (g) 226.00 209.00 175.00
IP rating IP68 IP68 – –
Battery capacity (mAh) 4200 4200 3800
Removable battery No No No
Quick charge Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes Yes No
Colours Black ceramic, white ceramic Black, blush gold, deep sea blue, ice white, silver frost Black, blush gold, deep sea blue, ice white, silver frost
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 6.58 6.58 6.10
resolution 1200 x 2640 pixels 1200 x 2640 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 20: 9 20: 9 19.5: 9
HARDWARE
processor 2.86 GHz octa-core (2 x 2.86 GHz + 2 x 2.36 GHz + 4 x 1.95 GHz) 2.86 GHz octa-core (2 x 2.86 GHz + 2 x 2.36 GHz + 4 x 1.95 GHz) 2.86 GHz octa-core (2 x 2.86 GHz + 2 x 2.36 GHz + 4 x 1.95 GHz)
Make processor HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
R.A.M. 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Internal memory 512 GB 256 GB 128 GB
Expandable memory – – Yes Yes
Expandable storage type – – Nano memory card Nano memory card
CAMERA
backup camera 50 megapixels (1: 1.9) + 40 megapixels (1: 1.8) + 8 megapixels (1: 4.4) + 8 megapixels (1: 2.4) + depth megapixels 50 megapixels (1: 1.9) + 40 megapixels (1: 1.8) + 12 megapixels (1: 3.4) + depth megapixels 50 megapixels (1: 1.9) + 16 megapixels (1: 2.2) + 8 megapixels (1: 2.4)
Rear auto focus Yes Yes Yes
Flashback Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 32 megapixels (1: 2.2) + deep megapixels 32 megapixels (1: 2.2) + deep megapixels 32 megapixels (1: 2.0) + infrared megapixels
Auto focus in front Yes Yes No
SOFTWARE
operating system Android 10 Android 10 Android 10
skin EMUI 10.1 EMUI 10.1 EMUI 10.1
CONNECTION
Wi-Fi standards are supported 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / yes 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / yes 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.10 Yes, v 5.10 Yes, v 5.10
NFC Yes Yes Yes
USB OTG Yes Yes – –
USB Type C. Yes Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2nd 2nd 2nd
SIM 1
SIM type Nano SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
4G / LTE Yes Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM type Nano SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
4G / LTE Yes Yes Yes
SENSORS
Facial unlocking Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes
In-display fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes
Compass / magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
gyroscope Yes Yes Yes