Huawei P40 review: the best compact phone

Huawei P40 review: the best compact phone

Huawei announced its P40 smartphone in March of this year, and then launched it last April. The device is one of the P group that places great emphasis on cameras and modern technologies, as well as elegant appearance.

Here is a review of the Huawei P40 smartphone:

the design

The phone comes with a curved design on all four sides, which makes it easy to hold by hand, and the weight of the phone is 175 g, while its dimensions are 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm.

On the front, you will find a curved glass screen with an integrated fingerprint sensor and a hole in the upper left corner, which includes the front camera setup, while on the back you will find a layer of glass also with a triple camera setup installed vertically with a built-in flash.

On the right side there are the volume control buttons with the power button, and from the bottom there is an entrance for two chipsets or a chip and an external memory + USB-C port + external speaker slot. And from the top, there’s an IR sensor for controlling home appliances.

The phone supports IP53 to resist water and dust, and is available in silver, pink, milk, black and white.

the screen

The phone screen comes in a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, with a density of 422 pixels per inch and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9, and the screen accounts for 86.3% of the device.

The screen supports the appearance of 16 million colors, in addition to the refresh rate of 60 Hz, and in terms of the level of illumination, it reaches 590 nits with automatic mode, making it easier to use the phone under the sun.

You won’t face any issues with the screen in terms of color, brightness, and sharpness, but cropping the front camera might annoy some users.


The phone has a triple camera setup on the back, which includes a 50-megapixel main camera with an f / 1.9 lens slot + an 8-megapixel triple zoom sensor with an f / 2.4 lens slot + a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f / 2.2 lens slot. All this plus a built-in LED flash.

The rear camera setup supports panorama, HDR, and PDAF, and the proximity sensor offers up to 10x hybrid zoom with auto focus.

The cameras can shoot with amazing color and accuracy, and there are advanced technologies for shooting in low-light or night conditions, in addition to artificial intelligence techniques that improve pictures after capturing them to remove noise from the images.

The rear camera supports shooting video at up to 4K at 30/60 frames per second.

As for the front camera, it is a 32-megapixel camera with an f / 2.0 lens slot and supports video shooting with a resolution of up to 4K at 30/60 frames per second. But there is no auto focus on the front camera.

the performance

The phone is powered by a Kirin 990 5G octa-core processor with 7nm manufacturing technology, with a Mali-G76 MP16 graphics processor. The processor is powerful enough to produce excellent performance for everyday use with the phone, whether it is for playing videos or opening applications.

The processor comes with a random memory of GB or 8 GB with internal memory capacity of 128 GB or 256 GB, and the memory can be expanded using internal memory.

The phone runs on Android 10 operating system based on EMUI 10.1 user interface, but keep in mind that there is no support for Google services.

There is also support for Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and NFC.

the battery

The phone comes with a 3800 mAh battery, which provides you with 5 and a half hours of operation, and the battery supports 22.5 watt fast charging, which can charge the phone up to 90% within an hour.


The Huawei P40 is available at a price of 2599 SAR for a version of 8 and 128 GB, equivalent to approximately $ 690.


The Huawei P40 is very suitable for lovers of photographing and professional photography without much concern for night photography, and the processor enhances its overall performance as well as battery life.

8.0 / 10


  • Robust design
  • Great performance
  • Improved camera


  • There is no support for Google services
  • No support for wireless charging
  • 60 Hz screen

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