The last manufacturer to show us their cards has been Huawei. Today we have met the new Huawei P40 , P40 Pro, P40 Pro + and as usual, it is time to face it with the rest of high-end models to find out how the battle between the best smartphones of the moment is. This is our comparison of the Huawei P40 Pro against the rest of the flagships, an even battle where each of the models stands out in different aspects.
To carry out this comparison we have selected the latest and most complete smartphones from the main manufacturers, from the recent Samsung Galaxy S20 + or Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro to the latest models from manufacturers such as Apple, Google or OnePlus.
The rear cameras continue to mark the design
The aesthetics of mobile phones have followed a continuous evolution, with few notable changes compared to previous models. The use of the front has improved, the edges are smaller and the materials are still excellent, but in general the handling is practically the same.
Something similar happens with the finishes. Manufacturers alternate colors and textures, as in the P40 Pro + model, but improvements in design go little by little. As we see with the Huawei P40 Pro, the back is outlined with rounded tips and edges to improve grip . A trend that other brands such as Samsung and Xiaomi also follow.
At the thickness and weight level we have maintained ourselves and are even observing how manufacturers prefer to increase the weight in order to introduce internal improvements . The Huawei P40 Pro rises to 203 grams, but others such as the Realme X50 Pro 5G or the Mi 10 Pro exceed that figure. Something similar occurs with thickness, where it is not surprising that flagships are above 8 mm. This is not the case with the Sony Xperia 1 II or the Galaxy S20 +, which have worked to make a more stylish mobile.
The protruding rear camera module is a design that repeats itself on most flagships.
For the rear design, once most manufacturers have chosen to integrate the fingerprint reader on the screen, the most outstanding element is the camera module. And we find a problem that is repeated in most terminals: it stands out too much . Here while some like Huawei or Samsung bet on a square module in the corner, other manufacturers like LG with their V50 ThinQ do have them centered and better integrated. Although, the trend for the moment is to place them in the upper corner with a protective glass.
Huawei has removed the audio jack on the Pro model, but maintains IP68 water resistance . The latter is a detail that can be differentiating, as some models such as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G do not have this certification.
Screen: Huawei takes the lead in taking advantage of the front
The new Huawei P40 Pro incorporates a 6.58-inch panel with OLED technology and QuadHD + resolution of 2,640 x 1,200 pixels. In this aspect, Huawei equates in resolution to other terminals such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 + that tend to have the lead in this regard. While they still lag behind Sony with their 4K OLED panel. What we do observe is that in this 2020 LCD technology has been relegated to more basic models, as all the latest smartphones are betting on the OLED as a winning technology .
Another trend that we are seeing are the increasingly panoramic screens, although compared to the rest of the high-end, the Huawei P40 Pro does not have such an elongated panel. It does stand out in the screen ratio. This year, Huawei has dispensed with the ‘notch’ and, like other brands, is betting on the hole in the screen.
This change allows Huawei to reach 91.6% of frontal ratio , according to the GSMArena data . A figure that exceeds the flagship of Samsung and its also excellent 90.5%. The flagship flagships already exceed the figure of 90% in this 2020, with the majority just below. Especially in the case of Sony, Google or LG, which have room for improvement in this regard.
|SCREEN TYPE||DIAGONAL||RESOLUTION||DENSITY||ASPECT RATIO||PERCENTAGE P / F|
|HUAWEI P40 PRO||OLED||6.58 “||QuadHD +||441 dpi||19.8: 9||91.6%|
|SONY XPERIA 1 II||OLED||6.5 ”||4K||643 dpi||21: 9||84%|
|SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 +||Dynamic AMOLED||6.7 ”||QuadHD +||525 dpi||20: 9||90.5%|
|XIAOMI MI 10 PRO||Super AMOLED||6.67 “||FullHD +||386 dpi||19.5: 9||89.8%|
|REALME X50 PRO 5G||SuperAMOLED||6.44 “||FullHD +||408 dpi||20: 9||84.9%|
|PIXEL 4 XL||P-OLED||6.3 “||3,040 x 1,440 px||537 dpi||19: 9||81.3%|
|IPHONE 11 PRO MAX||Super Retina XDR OLED||6.5 ”||2,688 x 1,242 px||458 dpi||19.5: 9||83.7%|
|LG V50 THINQ 5G||P-OLED||6.4 ”||3,120 x 1,440 px||537 dpi||19.5: 9||83%|
|ONEPLUS 7T PRO||Fluid OLED||6.67 “||QuadHD +||516 dpi||19.5: 9||88.1%|
|OPPO FIND X2 PRO||OLED||6.7 ”||QuadHD +||513 dpi||19.8: 9||90.9%|
The screen of the Huawei P40 Pro is curved, something that is also repeated in other high-end. But Huawei takes this design to a new level with curves on all four sides . A decision that we do not know what result will offer.
Finally there is the refresh rate. The best smartphones of 2020 have improved this aspect, but while some brands such as OPPO or Samsung go up to 120 Hz, other manufacturers such as Realme, Xiaomi or Huawei itself remain for the moment at 90 Hz . To find the 120 Hz in the Chinese manufacturer, we will have to wait for this summer with the Huawei P40 Pro + model that will incorporate this rate.