Anonymous, 22 Oct 2020Flagship x midrange - better software support - faster storage and ram - better/faster i... moreAll this is great but the difference is minimal, just not big enough to justify the 500 Euro difference. A 1000€ phone is not x2 better than a 500€ one. In real life, you'll almost see no difference. Maybe except gaming, but I don't do that because I think gaming on a phone is trash, but that's my opinion.
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2020A little skewed review... 1. 3rd party store isn't a refined solution and simply canno... moreNo GMS service: I think this literally encompasses entire Google thing in 1 go... What next, no YouTube?, No chrome? No Gmail?
T M, 23 Oct 2020I still don't understand how a 1200€ phone doesnt have OIS on it main shooter.The P20 Pro didn't have OIS either. And the P30 Pro was advertised with OIS, but I tried multiple P30 Pro in a store and one couldn't notice OIS with the main camera at all (whereas it's obvious when you use the main camera of an Apple/Google phone or the periscope camera of the P30 Pro). Also, in Pro mode there was no difference when compared with the main camera of the P30, which doesn't have OIS
T M, 23 Oct 2020I still don't understand how a 1200€ phone doesnt have OIS on it main shooter.What natters is the performance, not hardware, maybe Huawei's software processing is now very superior that it doesn't need OIS. Huawei's auto mode in nighttime is even better than their night mode or even other phones night mode, that's very impressive considering the lack of OIS.
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2020Too expensive for a phone that doesn’t has an OIS, no GMS and software update nor security pat... moreMy p40 still getting software and security patches update in every two months
"Rear camera: Wide (main): 50MP, f/1.9, 23mm, 1/1.28", 1.22µm, omnidirectional PDAF"
Huawei never said that it has omnidirectional autofocus. People mistake Huawei's "Octa PD autofocus" marketing language with omnidirectional autofocus. Huawei's Octa PD autofocus is very likely Quad Bayer Dual Pixel autofocus, if you watched the presentation of the P40 Pro.
God forbid, do not buy a Huawei. For some reason, Huawei is trying to gather people's information with the dirty Chinese government, and Huawei is doing a copy of Samsung. Seeing this copy reminds me of the s10 + 5G phone. Damn the Chinese government.
"you'll be greeted by a camera arrangement that you haven't seen before"
I find the configuration similar to HMD's 9 pureview and 8.3 5G. Definitely not something "I've never seen before".
Too expensive for a phone that doesn’t has an OIS, no GMS and software update nor security patches update and still has one of the worst screen curved.
I still don't understand how a 1200€ phone doesnt have OIS on it main shooter.
A little skewed review...
1. 3rd party store isn't a refined solution and simply cannot compete with PlayStore on the same front. Anyone using it can tell.
2. Placing Screenshot of various of store in one setting without Store title in the image is slightly misleading.
3. Just because it can sideload and have 3rd party store and you have no GMS service in Con list, does not justify not having 'No Google Play Store' or 'Limited popular App in default Store' on list.
4. And in the review, really, 'still no Google Map' is the only thing the review can come up with?
Come on... Don't be the next DxO...
Like all other Huawei models and most Chinese phones, the greens are "poisonous" and grossly over-emphasized. Take a look at the first snail sample, for example. No, the real world doesn't look like this.
GSMArena should be addressing such issues.
Hope the camera is safe intact just in case the phone falls down, been using mate 20 pro and am addicted to it, my worry with the mate 40 safety of the camera
Nick Tagataka, 22 Oct 2020In summary:
-Huawei is now using a flagship level display with great colour accuracy and 800n... moreI wonder why they put cortex A77 cores instead of cortex A78 cores.
A78 would have driven the cpu performance even higher.
Kriegsherr, 23 Oct 2020sure sure. just stop defending a false cause. let it go. theme is M40 review and i defend nothing here, maybe you should stop to be offended by Huawei phone release ?