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Huawei P40 Pro Plus Review Rundown

HuaweiPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • The best camera on an Android phone
  • 10x optical zoom on the P40 Pro Plus
  • Very good battery life
Cons**
  • Not as good as the Pro model

Summary

Huawei P40 Pro Plus is the first Huawei P Series phone that's technically superior to the Pro model. It boasts ceramic casing, five-camera setup with 10X optical zoom, 40W wireless fast charging, and 512GB storage, among other premium features. There are no Google services, and it is very expensive, but all things considered, it's an excellent smartphone.
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

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The P40 Pro takes 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid pictures, so can you see the difference? Yes, you really can. The optical system removes all of the digital processing that creates pixelated details. It's still early days for testing, but based on the photos I've taken so far, it seems the P40pro Plus has improved.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance
  • 10x optical zoom
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Google Mobile Services

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G SoC is at the heart of the P40 Pro Plus and is slightly faster than the 4G version. 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and the graphics unit ARM Mali-G76 MP16 accompany the octa-core processor. For a high-end smartphone, the audio experience is somewhat lackluster.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-quality OLED display
  • Fast SoC
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Weak speaker
  • No aptX codec support

t3[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The Huawei P40 Pro Plus has a top-tier Kirin 990 processor. It also has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The phone is waterproof and dustproof, and can be submerged for up to 30 minutes. However, the lack of Google apps and services is a major problem.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super-smooth display
  • Top-tier processor
  • Excellent build quality
Cons[**]
  • No Google Play Store
  • No wireless charging

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The P40 Pro+ is a fantastic phone with the best cameras of any phone we've tested. It shoots great-looking 4K video and, with the optical + digital stabilisation and clever sound processing, it delivers smooth footage and decent audio from the subject when you zoom in. Battery life was exactly what I expected. With Huawei's aggressive power-saving measures, such as terminating apps running in the background and turning off the screen after a few seconds, it outlasts most of the competition. It's possible to go two days on a single charge.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great cameras
Cons[**]
  • No Google services
  • No Google Photos or Google Play services

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huawei P40 Pro Plus runs Android 10, the latest version of Google's operating system, but without Google services. This is due to restrictions the US government has placed on Huawei amid ongoing security concerns. It's a frustrating scenario, as this is something that has been out of Huawei's control, but it makes this phone less useful to the average person in the West than a device from a rival like Apple, Oppo or Samsung.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Google services
  • No NFC or 5G support

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Huawei P40 Pro Plus runs Android 10, with the brand’s own Emotion UI interface over the top. It isn’t on the same footing as other Android phones though, thanks to the US imposed Huawei Google ban. This means no Play Store, and other limitations when using third-party apps. For anyone less beholden to Google or gaming, the P40 pro Plus's software is excellent. However, you really do need to know what you're getting into before picking one up.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic camera
  • Great battery life
  • Great performance
Cons[**]
  • No Google Play Store
  • No waterproofing

References

1. ^ Huawei P40 Pro Plus review-in-progress: Zooming ahead. digitaltrends. 2020-06-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Huawei P40 Pro Plus Smartphone Review: Flagship with 100x Zoom. notebookcheck. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Huawei P40 Pro Plus review. techadvisor. 2020-06-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Huawei P40 Pro Plus review. techradar. 2020-07-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Huawei P40 Pro Plus Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
***. 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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