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Huawei P40

Huawei P40
Brand: Huawei
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.1-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED screen
  • Camera 50MP + 8MP + 16MP Main/ 32 MP front
  • Storage 128/256 GB
  • RAM 6/8 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.86 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • OS Android 10; EMUI 10.1

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 10 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 10 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Huawei P40 Highlights and Overview

The P40 Huawei’s new flagship range of smartphones under the P-series. The device comes as the direct successor of Huawei P30 of 2019, and as you would expect, lot of things has changed. Although, while the display remains 6.1-inch with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, there is a switch in the type of notch, to a new pill-notch, instead of the U-shape notch used in the predecessor.

In the hardware department, the Huawei P40 is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 990 CPU. This is a 5G Chip, and makes use of a 7nm+ EUV processor, comprising of a dual-core 2.86 GHz Cortex-A76, dual-core 2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 and a quad-core 1.95 GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs, along with Mali-G76 MP16 GPU, 6/8GB of RAM and 128/256GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via Nano Memory (NM) slot.

On the camera department, the P40 pack 3-lenses at the back. The main sensor is a 50-megapixel unit featuring f/1.9 aperture, OIS and omni-directional PDAF. The second sensor is an 8-megapixel lens with OIS, PDAF and 3X optical zoom, while the third lens is a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. On the front, there is just a single 32-megapixel selfie sensor, kept alongside an IR TOF 3D sensor for bio-metric FaceID only.

Whats more? The device comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and available in Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White and Black colors, with either a single or dual SIM card along with IP53 certification. Battery power comes from a 3800mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging. The phone runs on Android 10 based on EMUI v10.1 with Huawei Mobile Service (HMS). Other key specifications and silent features of the Huawei P40 are contained in the specs table below.

Huawei P40 Full Specifications and Features


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network Bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G Network Bands 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 28(700), 38(2600), 41(2500), 77(3700), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G (2+ Gbps DL)


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Dimensions 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm
Weight 175 grams
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~86.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~422 ppi density)


Operating System Android 10; EMUI 10.1
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm+ EUV)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G76 MP16


RAM + ROM 6/8 GB
Card Slot Nano Memory (NM), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)


Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 50 MP + 8 MP + 16 MP + Main Camera Sensors
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Macro mode
Sensor size - 1/1.7"
Leica camera
Vario Summilux-H
Phase detection
Laser autofocus
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 27
720p @ 960 fps
+ Second sensor: 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
+ Third sensor: 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), AF
Video Resolution 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 32 MP front-facing camera
- IR TOF 3D, (biometrics sensor only)
Camera Features 3D face unlock
Video Resolution 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps


Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type No


Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 600 hours


Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Huawei P40 User Reviews and Opinions

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