Huawei Mate 40 Pro Review Rundown

Huawei Technologies | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Fantastic display
  • Superb camera performance
  • Great battery life
  • Limited app store
  • Mediocre camera

Summary

Huawei Mate 40 Pro has a triple camera module at the back. The camera module is arranged in a circular pattern in a design that Huawei has dubbed Super Ring. There are elements of P40 Pro and Mate 30 Pro here: this is very much signature Huawei design. On the negative side, the Huawei ban of mid-2019, which resulted in Google apps being unavailable, has hung like a dark cloud over every Huawei phone launch since.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Mate 40 Pro doesn't come with the same suite of Google apps as other Android-based smartphones. It's the first of Huawei's smartphones to be powered by the new Kirin 9000 chipset. The 6.76in display curves rather dramatically around the left and right edges of the handset, at an 88-degree curvature.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Impressive performance
  • 5G support as standard
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre battery life

nextpit[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has been available in France since Thursday, October 22nd with the asking price of £1,099.99. It features a 6.76-inch OLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 90 Hz refresh rate, sporting a resolution of 1344 x 2772, or 456 dpi (pixels per inch) It runs on EMUI 11, which is based on Android 10 with the September 2020 security patch.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic display with 90 Hz refresh rate
  • Very good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Very expensive
  • Only one graphics benchmark

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is powered by the Kirin 9000, which is supposed to outperform the Snapdragon 865+ in all performance aspects. The triple-camera setup on the back consists of a wide-angle lens (23 mm) with the same sensor that is found in the P40 Pro. The 6.76-inch OLED display offers a high resolution of 2772x1344 pixels, which ensures a very good pixel density.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality OLED display
  • Fast SoC
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre call quality
  • Only one year of warranty

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
There are elements of P40 Pro and Mate 30 Pro here: this is very much signature Huawei design. Despite its sheer size, measuring 162.9 x 75.5 x 9.1mm, it's not overly heavy at 212g. There's no headphone jack, but you do get IP68 water and dust resistance, USB-C and wireless charging, plus a dual-SIM tray.
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Pros[**]
  • SuperCharge fast charging
  • Great battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro feels great in the hand, with- its glass back and glass screen sandwiching an aluminum frame. The phone takes great pictures, especially portrait shots, zoomed-in images and low-light snaps. It's a shame the phone has these two issues, because if you were able to look past both, you'd find possibly the best phone of the year in terms of hardware.
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Pros[**]
  • Great camera performance
  • Beautiful curved-edge display
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is Huawei's best attempt at a Google-less smartphone so far. At 6.76 inches, the phone has a display that's on the larger side, though it's still smaller than the 6.78-inch OnePlus 8 Pro. The rear cameras feature a 50MP main camera using Huawei's unique RYYB sensor for increased light sensitivity.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Great camera performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not available in the U.S

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is Huawei's largest mainstream flagship to date. Available in two finishes in the UK, the glass back can be had in a matte, demure pearlesque Mystic Silver, or Black. The 6.76-inch screen is a fraction larger than that of an iPhone 12 Pro Max. At a 50-megapixel f/1.9 camera, it has the best camera included with the Mate 40 Plus.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful, curved screen
  • Excellent camera performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Huawei Mate 40 Pro preview: So-so software. Expertreviews. 04 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Huawei Mate 40 Pro review: an excellent flagship. Nextpit. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Huawei Mate 40 Pro review - Top smartphone with handicap. Notebookcheck. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Huawei Mate 40 Pro review. Techadvisor. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Huawei Mate 40 Pro review. Techradar. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Huawei Mate 40 Pro review. Tomsguide. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Huawei Mate 40 Pro Review. Trustedreviews. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  9. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  10. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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