Not the Huawei P40 Pro buy before you read this: to know 5 things – CNET

Not the Huawei P40 Pro buy before you read this: to know 5 things – CNET

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Huawei P40-series, which is also the Basis of P40, the P40 and P40 Pro Plus, are now on sale in the UK and Europe and hope to do battle with the likes of the Galaxy S20, iPhone 11 Pro and OnePlus 8. 

in the past week, I have. with the P40 Pro — the middle child of three and have since commissioning, the heart and kidneys The phone is available for £900 (about $1,120, or AU$1,770), but by the US ban on Huawei products, it’s not officially for sale in the United States. 

The ban also means it does not come with Google apps, including access to the Google Play Store but the phone is 5G and a good camera. That is to say, its big brother, the P40 Pro Plus is even more photography-focused, with the first 10x optical zoom seen on a phone. The photo enthusiasts among you should consider to wait until the phone arrives in June, or at least until we have to evaluate the treatment.

If you are in one of Huawei’s consumer market and are curious about the phone, here are five things you should know about this phone, before you consider, your money. 

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There is no Google apps

Due to the current difficulties with the U.S. government, Huawei mobile phones do not use Google services. This means that there is no Google Play Store for apps and no support for services like Gmail, YouTube, Maps and Chrome browser. For many of you this will be a deal breaker, especially if you’re on the Google suite of applications for their work. 


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But that doesn’t mean there are no apps at all. Huawei has its own E-Mail client, browser, and calendar on-Board and it also has its own app store. There are a lot of big-name apps are already available, such as Amazon, TikTok, Adidas Running, SnapChat, PicsArt, and the ever-popular Fortnite. There are many more, but also Instagram or editing apps such as Adobe Lightroom, which is not easily available through Huawei’s store.

While Facebook and WhatsApp are not directly on the store, the store will take you to these apps pages, download where and install the app (in a .apk file via the browser. The apps appear to work on the phone and the normal.

It is important, then, to check and see if the apps you rely on are available now. Huawei says it is working closely with developers from around the world to try and bring many more apps in its store, so it is likely we will see bigger names in the course of time. 


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It has 5G

Not a flagship phone, that it would start in the year 2020, without the 5G connectivity and the P40 Pro is no exception. You must be in a area that has 5G and have the plan of a 5G-capable mobile phone, the benefits of the next-gen network. If you hope to get these blazing fast speeds, instantly, make sure to check what the availability in your area before upgrading to a 5G phone.

The camera is good, but in need of improvement

Huawei has a track record of equipping its phones with Super cameras. The P40 Per pack, four lenses: a standard zoom, a super wide-angle lens, a 5x optical zoom lens and a depth-sensing lens. During the phone-camera skills are certainly up there with the best of what it needs some tweaking in the software before it will take the crown as the best of the best. 

Edinburgh, Dean Village, captured with the P40 Pro standard camera.

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A statue, with the P40 Pro standard camera mode.

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The same statue, taken with the P40 Pro with optical 5x zoom lens.

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night-mode, at the P40 Pro.

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My main problem is with the white balance or the color temperature of the photos of the cameras. Often it seems that the coloring of the images with more of a magenta shade than what was available in real life, the various test shots from the phone look less natural than the same shots on the iPhone 11 Pro or Galaxy S20 Ultra. It is only a slight shift, and if you are not direct comparisons with other phones that you may not be aware. Huawei says that an update will be available in a Can that fixes the Problem. I will test the phone to see how to help the update.

Apart from that, though, the phone takes great pictures, even with images and nice contrast. Its 5x optical zoom lens produces crisp shots of distant subjects and takin pictures in low light and at night are simply up there with the best.

If you are into photography, you should wait until the P40 Pro Plus

If you are inclined to P40 Per instead of the standard P40, it may be because of the camera upgrades for the base model, such as the 5-fold optical zoom. 

But the P40 Pro Plus-ups to a whopping 10x optical zoom, which promises amazing magnification without loss of quality. It is the highest optical zoom that excited ever for a phone and I’m really to try it out. But the phone will not go on sale until sometime in June, so we’to see the re, as it is really stackable. 


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It may be that it is not a massive upgrade over the P40 Pro and not worth the money, unless you’re really into your zooms. But if you are keen on photography then it is at least worth waiting to see what the phone is, as before, potentially to invest early and disappointed to be. 

not the black version

Huawei’s recent launches, including the P30 and P20 series, buy came with a vibrant color options that looked amazing. While the P40 Per has been shown, in some nice looking shades, the review model landed on my Desk was a plain black and, like all, is simply in black phones, it looks boring and forgettable. 

Nobody wants to be boring and forgettable if they could be happy and alive and exciting. So if you do plan on forking over the money for the P40 Pro, at least pack it in its deep-blue, shimmering pink or soft gold varieties.

Released on Thu, 23 Apr 2020 21:00:00 +0000

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