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So if you've never held a recent Huawei flagship phone, you won't have experience just how good their hardware is and it's only really in using this phone over the last week or so that I've realized just how far ahead they are in this department than many other Current flagships, the build quality is really excellent from the industrial feeling firm clicky buttons to the refined sloping edges of that quad curved display, meaning just wiping down for your notifications, fills liquid smooth all the way through to the majestic frosted glass finish on the rear, which Not only is incredibly premium, but also practical for avoiding all those yucky smudgy fingerprints. This frosted silver is hands down. My favorite finish on a phone right now and in fact the only thing I don't like about this phone from an aesthetic build point of view. Is that pill shaped camera punch, hole, cut out the top left hand side. It does, however, house some great camera equipment which we'll get to shortly and the infrared face recognition scanner which, while not quite as fast to some of the less secured 2d recognition systems available. It is more secure and works well, even in the darkest environments, which has been really useful, as has the fingerprint scanner quick and accurate, although personally in an ideal world, I would prefer the scanner to be slightly lower on that display. Now another thing that's more than useful, critical, in fact, for a lot of you is having that all day battery.
So when Huawei announced that they were going to include the same 4200 mAh battery cell inside this, as in the p30 pro a few eyebrows were raised, including my own, but now having used this, I can kind of see why they did it as well as only Taking around an hour to fully charge from flat using the 40 watt supercharged inside the retail box and the 27 watt fast wireless charging Huawei's battery optimization is nothing short of incredible in everyday kind of normal use. It can last up to two days with a massive eight hours of screen on time, sometimes even with some serious media consumption and gaming. Because of this it's. No wonder that while we decided not to go with a larger battery cell because it meant that they could stay with this more manageable form factor which, in a sea of humongous flagship smartphones, currently out there right now. This is refreshingly easy to use with one hand long gaming sessions are doable because of this, and the sloping, edges and corners all around make. It feel as comfortable in the hand as a phone can be, of course, it's not going to be as comfortable as a console controller, but come on the infinity display and the 90 Hertz refresh rate, also both aid that gaming experience. Now, if you have made that point that it's 90 Hertz and not 120, that we have seen in a fair few flagship smartphones in 2020, but to be honest, considering I use a lot of different smartphones.
I'Ve noticed the jump between 60 and 90 feels, certainly even if it's not factually, it feels like a bigger job than the 90 to 120, the Kira 990 SOC that is powering the p40 Pro is now about six months old. So, yes, some will be looking forward to a while ways. Next, chip have a back end of this year, but right now, it's still one of the most powerful available. Yes, I have noticed a couple of dropped frames every now and again during pub G, but outside of that it's been an excellent immersive experience now very quickly. If you are enjoying this video so far, a sub would be amazing. Now, of course, we can't talk about huawei phones and, in particular, the P series of Huawei phones without talking about camera, for this series of phone it's, an area where they go all in often with elements resembling camera components, but also a more importantly in sheer performance And, quite frankly, apart from a couple of things that I would possibly tweak, which we'll get to the p40 probe does not disappoint the main 50 megapixel ryb sensor allows in up to 40 more light. This allows you to take shots that are lower in noise and have great dynamic range. It also helps that ridiculously good night mode, which I still feel is best in class. Some say the shots look a little bit artificial and while that may be true, I would prefer to see that information than not and, of course you can edit in post, if you so wish.
I have found, from a software point of view that some photos come off a little soft, especially in portrait and aperture modes, where the focus roll is subtle, avoiding harsh abrasive edges, which can often be caused by certain blur effect software. This makes some focus points in shots, look slightly less striking, maybe but certainly more natural, whether that's a good thing or not. For you, we'll come down to personal preference, and some people find that over sharpened processing a little bit yucky, the 40 megapixel ultra wide angle lens is a much larger sensor than last year's model, providing greater detail and better low light performance. Again. The 12 megapixel periscope lens in my experience, produces its finest work in the 5 times optical and 10 times, hybrid zoom lengths where the detail and stabilization is really stellar. I haven't noticed a huge difference in the image quality at 50 times zoom from the previous P. 30 Pro, but it certainly feels more stable and thus you're able to get better shots and all in all, it's, just really fun to play around with especially looking at things like wildlife selfies from that 32 megapixel lens are also impressive and seem much sharper in the Details from previous devices that have always seemed to add a kind of beautify mode, great shots, regardless of lighting conditions, and the only things I'd like to see improved, would be probably the dynamic range, especially in bright sky conditions, which sometimes can get a little blow now And also from a completely subjective point of view I'd like to see maybe just a little bit of vibrancy on that color temperature and sometimes shots can just look at little bit.
Bland, nothing, Adobe, Lightroom, can't fix, of course, and shout out to the Lightroom King Tommy. A Kay gadget boy got ta smash that D haze baby. Now video has also seen huge upgrades this year, providing 4k at 60 frames a second both on the rear and on the front facing camera with some decent stabilization. I also feel the audio is improved as well, and the overall video package is certainly an upgrade from the p30 Pro right. So all of this so far seems really high end right, especially from a hardware point of view, but the question on many people's lips is what's. It like to use the p40 pro from a software point of view from an apps compatibility point of view. Well, firstly, emui 10.1 running over the top of android 10 has had some really nice upgrades it's a lot cleaner, closer to stop with a few nice features like the sidebar for app shortcuts and an interface that also takes advantage of an app drawer. Something that I have personally chosen to use it's, clean, it's, snappy, it's, really all you would need and moving on from that point, let's talk about apps. Now, yes, as stated, we are running Android, but of course we don't have the Play Store for downloading apps. We have the brand new Huawei app gallery now, while we have plowed a lot of time and effort into this and it's really beginning to take shape. There are already a huge amount of apps on there and it's growing all the time, while they also have a great bit of software called phone clone, which, when I switched up my sim last week into this, it allowed me to easily copy pretty much.
Every single app that was on my old device straight onto here and some of those apps that I'm now using flawlessly on here, weren't available on the while way out gallery and for those apps that need Google services to run I've just created homescreen shortcuts from Google Chrome after I was able to download the apk for that so from using both phone clone and downloading specific apps and apks from websites and using shortcuts I've pretty much got everything I need on my smartphone sports, apps media streaming gaming and, of course, the huawei mail. App which allows you to sync it up with Gmail. So again, I feel uncovered there. These shortcuts aren't, of course perfect, but they're, certainly more than usable, and for all the great things about this device and the fact it's, future proofed being 5g compatible it's an area. I feel I'm ready to adapt in if, while they can continue to develop the app gallery and continue to develop and tweak software to optimize app use, then this the p40 pro is a hell of a phone. Now I've actually teamed up with huawei. To give you a fantastic offer, if you order the p40 pro from the huawei store, you get a pair of huawei free buds, three completely free, simply add the p40 pro and the free buds three to your basket and use the code AS PYT in the checkout Grab it quick cause offer expires 13th of April.
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