I don't understand why all the reviewers says there no way to pull down notification by swiping down anywhere on home screen,
There is no need of it, there is a option in security or somewhere where you can enable one tricky feature, swipe down on fingerprint scanner and notification will come and AmazING thing is you don't have to be in homepage to do that।
You can swipe down fingerprint scanner anytime and notification panel comes down
I see some pictures (if not all) were taken in Timisoara, Romania.
Awesome review, but the lack of Google services makes this a no go for me. Too bad, my P30 is an awesome phone, one of the best phones I had. It's my first Huawei phone and sadly, it might also be the last.
Why everyone keeps insisting on this? Yeah you can use hacks to install Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Maps, Youtube etc, clone app, install apk's whatever. The thing is it won't work as well as being with full support native install. You'll get into problems, people won't sync their accounts properly, the google backup will have problems etc
Not to mention that the average buyer doesn't know how to do these things so they go to the store to buy a new phone or online, no Google? No buy. That's simple.
The new Huawei/Honor phones will be a fiasco in America, Europe etc No youtube reviewers are talking about huawei phones anymore did you notice? Total fiasco.
Wide sngle lens is buggy. Try taking a picture and focus on a near object. Basically try taking a selfie with wide lens and you will see artifacts
Nick.B, 28 May 2020P40Pro+ has no 12gb variant and no stereo speakers and qHD not stupid* HD+ If it did have t... moreX2 Pro looks nice but so expensive and camera definitely not as good as the p40 Pro let alone the mate 30 pro
Nightmode needs to die, it's about the time for it to go away cause the initial WOW effect has long passed. Now what we are left off with are horribly wrong images, absolute disasters. There is no single image in this low light gallery that makes sense. Awfully bad images with ill tint of yellow/green, these images have nothing to do with depicting night time as it is.
Wait, what? 2 month is called as long-term review now? At least give it 6 month lol.
I only care about the cameras. Its Huawei expertise anyway. Calling it 'oversharpening' looks exaggerate. Judging by the samples, Apple, Samsung & bunch of others chinese phone does it worst. And yes, to this date, Mate 30 Pro sharpening controls are better (maybe the oversharpening part means more than it predecessor) still the king of details, with more mature BM3D RAW noise reduction. Colors control better on P40 than Mate 30. About UWA, still best quality at the moment, but narrower than others (use specifically for videos anyway). And no 50mp AI mode sample? Is it on different firmware?
Anyway the rest of the specs are top notch, let down by the no GMS fiasco. I myself thinking more than twice about buying it because of this lacklustre thing.
Very good review but one thing you missed to explain ! No GMS on P40 Pro is just wrong ;) You need 1 hour maximum to Install GMS on P40 Pro ... And you can almost use every app .... Yeah it will have notification problems but you can Install a App and you get them.
So you should minimum inform the people that its possible to get GMS ;)
After having read the Conclusions of this review, maybe gsmarena should rename this section to: "Conclusion about the lack of GMS" or something of the sort. The Conclusions section drags on and on and on about a well known fact concerning all new Huawei phones. Get over it. Anyone interested in (or even slightly curious about) this phone will simply not care about GMS.
It is understandable that gsmarena takes a holistic approach in their review. However I (and may readers I believe) would have appreciated a more balanced article.
P40Pro+ has no 12gb variant and no stereo speakers and qHD not stupid* HD+
If it did have those I would not buy find x2pro
Now waiting December for mate40pro :) Hope he fixes all that mess Huawei made 2020. Only mate xs is worth it right now.
Looks neat though it looks like other 1000 android smartphones in the wild, great build quality but sadly GMS is at all cost a requirement outside China. One can not simply use backdoor or hacks or install rogue apks as a means to unofficially have GMS. One would rather buy a budget android with GMS (like pixel 3a) and a dedicated portable camera like Sony ZV-1 vlogger camera to bring along travels than to rely on p40. This phone should’ve costed only 700 because of GMS exclusion.
So google maps work without GMS? Does that mean the Uber app should also work without GMS?
Dennis.K, 27 May 2020It's only 2 months and they doing a long term review, should've came back after 5 months or sowell said..."long-term review" after only a few weeks is like doing copy/paste
There is no google playstore ! But no problem for me:
gmail: i use gmx with k-9 mail (the only imap app that has not (-) when searching for mails), outlook also quite good
photos: can upload with chrome
keep: can use chrome
music: does not work, copied mp3 and flacs and use vlc, pulsar or musicolet
youtube: per browser or an app called new….
Hangouts and dialer: don‘t work, can be replaced with skype
maps: use browser or here
calendar: use outlook or onecalendar (login on google account)
google drive: can still download in chrome but also use mega and gmx cloud (up to 6 gigs free if activated)
earth: still works
chrome: chrome still works but firefox too (and has good addins)
google translate: still works
google play: pure, apkmirror, apkmonk, huawei appgallery or petal
app transfer: huawei phone clone (from huawei to huawei)
solid file manager license still works after phone clone but u can also use MK explorer
Xodo doesn’t work but use foxit which is very good as well
Android Master, 28 May 2020But it has narrow FOV compared to S20 series and iPhone. I'm pretty sure they will address it in Mate 40 Pro since that's the biggest complaint that many people have for P40 Pro's UWA camera.
Android Master, 28 May 2020So the camera issues at launch are still persistent.
-Night mode still not fixed to give vi... more"Colors thorough telephoto at night are still all over the place"
I couldn't spot anything like that from GSMArena's samples, can you point out in which specific scene do you think it's messing up colours? Of course, not including "dull colours" that is normal for any photos taken in low light.
I think the author of this article is being way too harsh to its camera. Sure, there's a bit more sharpening compared to, let's say, Mate 30 Pro, but its processing is still on the very natural side and there are only a few modern flagship phones that artificially sharpen up the image less than P40 Pro does.
Its UWA camera even matches the quality of some phones' main cameras and does a superb job at resolving fine textures regardless of lighting conditions, and while the telephoto lens used to have issues with colour rendition and noise reduction, it seems that it has been fixed and now produces virtually noiseless photos with decent colours and details even in low light.
Night mode, however, needs to be either fixed or removed entirely if it can't be improved. It almost looks like it's there for the sake of being there even though it's clearly not working as intended. Especially the one for the UWA camera is laughable - it doesn't employ any of processing magic happening in auto, all it does is carelessly stacking native 2.5MP output from the sensor and applying tons of edge enhancement to mask the blur. This is unacceptable and I would be seriously upset if they wouldn't fix it in Mate 40 Pro.
The thing is, this a very expensive device, it should give EVERYTHING an expensive device does, if not, then there are other full feature devices, period