Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Here and here you can read large-scale first looks at the Huawei P40 series devices. They contain so much information that a full-fledged review would simply repeat all the points of the texts from Eldar Murtazin. And here is a review of Huawei P40.

So I Dope Children's Shoes in Uganda decided to prepare a comparative review of two Huawei flagships at once: P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus . And since the latter was brought to Russia not so long ago, this material also shifted slightly in time. In any case, these smartphones will be relevant for at least six months, or even longer. Although the Mate 40 Pro, which should be shown in September, can compete with the P40 Pro version. However, until it appears on the native market, until it is brought to us, a lot of time will pass. In addition, its price will certainly not be less than 80,000 rubles.

So, about Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. I would like to start by scolding the Chinese company for two extremely similar devices. Both are flagships, only the second is a little cooler. This sins not only Huawei, but also other companies: for example, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20, which is like a flagship, but not really. Well, then journalists have to explain the intricacies of marketing to ordinary users. It turns out a little confusing, in my opinion.

Therefore, in terms of positioning, the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus smartphones are top devices with the highest possible parameters at the moment and with minor differences between them.

You can find out how they differ from the table with technical characteristics. But in short:

  • Slightly thicker and heavier
  • More memory
  • Slightly different cameras
  • Faster wireless charging
  • Much higher cost

By the way, about the cost. The P40 Pro will cost 70,000 rubles, but the P40 Pro Plus is already a cosmic 100,000 rubles. Whether the overpayment of 30,000 is worth it - we will learn from this material.

In order not to copy-paste articles, I will tell you about my impression of the devices and describe the differences.

Delivery set

  • Smartphone
  • USB-C cable
  • Network adapter
  • Pouch
  • Headset
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

The first thing you should pay attention to when buying smartphones is color. The younger version has three of them: shimmering silver, black, deep blue. It is strange that the intermediate version was named too simply, BLM was just not enough. And the older one has glossy black. The difference between the two black colors is that the P40 Pro has a matte (satin glass) material while the P40 Pro Plus has a glossy one.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Of course, matte looks much prettier and more impressive. Moreover, now such design is in trend. This P40 Pro Plus had to be made of satin glass - expensive and rich.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The sizes of the camera models differ. About the same as P40 vs P40 Pro. In P40 Pro Plus, of course, it is slightly larger: 26x46 mm and 23x44 for P40 Pro. The height is plus or minus the same.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Do you remember the time when we measured the protrusion of the cameras, and somewhere the camera was flush or recessed into the case. And now a blotch the size of a fist - and, as it were, everything is fine. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is quite tough, in my opinion, although it looks solid.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Comparison of Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus

I am sure that next year the fashion for large camera modules will pass. Just because people will play enough with these zooms and realize that it is better to have a normal-sized smartphone than a gadget with a knob on the back.

About the weight. The younger version is 208 grams, the older one is 223 grams. The difference is almost not felt. But they are still heavy devices. I would say so - massive. Since the thickness of 9 mm is already a bit too much. Yes, plus a camera module of about 2.5 mm. 2010 says hello to us.

Nevertheless, due to the design features, using smartphones is pleasant. The ergonomics here are great.

The controls, connectors in Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus are in the same places.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison

A speaker below the screen? Yes, the decision is strange. In 2020, I want to have a normal speaker. And that it was stereo. I feel that in a couple of years, the same Apple will release an iPhone without a conversational speaker at all, explaining this by the fact that, according to statistics, we almost stopped talking: all communication went to social networks. Other manufacturers will support this stupidity, and we will step into a new bright future.

Total: large, thick, heavy, but despite this - ergonomic.

Screens

And there shouldn't be any questions here - all the specifications are the same. However, in real life there are nuances.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The first is color reproduction. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus brings out the white color with a slight pinkish tint, while the P40 Pro takes the white color closer to blue. However, the latter colors look a little more natural.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The second is brightness. Yes, there is something to be said here. The P40 Pro Plus is 680 cd/m2, while the P40 Pro is around 640 cd/m2. It is clear that these may be different matrices from production, but the fact is the fact.

Third - viewing angles. Come on fill in 2020 about viewing angles! In Pro Plus, the screen goes into a greenish tint, and Pro - in a warm one. I don’t know how it is in the photo, but live at the angles of the Huawei P40 Pro, compared to the Plus version, it looks like IPS versus OLED, where Pro Plus has OLED. This is weird.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The screen refresh rate is both 90 Hz. Fast, as smoothly as possible - no questions.

What about PWM? Turn on flicker reduction in the settings and measure the data:

Brightness P40 Pro ripple factor (the lower the better; normal up to 10%) P40 Pro Plus factor pulsations (the lower the better; the norm is up to 10%)
100% 3% 5%
70% 3.5% 5.5%
50 % 4.5% 6.5%
25% 7.5% 13%
5% 15% 18%

As you can see, the P40 Pro shows a lower CP value. The P40 Pro Plus has slightly more. However, at 25% brightness, which is when you use your phone at night, the P40 Pro Plus already exceeds the 10% threshold.

Total: the brightness is higher in P40 Pro Plus, but PWM appears at 25% of the brightness of the matrix backlight; the P40 Pro has a slightly lower brightness, the viewing angles are average, but the PWM should affect the eyes less.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Hardware and running time

From the table with the parameters, you realized that both smartphones are equipped with 8 GB of RAM. Built-in memory for P40 Pro - 256 GB, for P40 Pro Plus - 512 GB.

The speed of RAM turned out to be higher in the older version - 29700 MB / s, in the younger version - 26700 MB / s.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

But the speed of the built-in memory is higher in the younger model - 1000/400 MB / s, in the older model - 900/270 MB / s.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Do you feel it in practice? No. Question closed :)

The processors are exactly the same, they behave similarly. No brakes and glitches. Of course, they have the highest power for no reason. Just in case, I conducted an Antutu test: the P40 Pro has exactly 500,000 points, and the P40 Pro Plus has 530,000 points.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Currently, flagship performance is overkill. There are no games or programs that would load the processor to the fullest. There are only applications that are poorly written for Android. And turning a smartphone into an uber device for playing games in 4K 120 fps, and for encoding 8K videos, and for something else is an empty idea. For these tasks, laptops / ultrabooks / PCs were invented.

Under load, the heat is almost not felt, but in toys the back panels heat up to 42 degrees Celsius.

Total: there is a difference in numbers, but in real life you won't notice it; fast and smooth smartphones.

Over time, everything is smooth: 13 hours of video playback at maximum brightness, 5 hours of games, about 5 hours of screen glow at automatic brightness on average. The data is not bad, but not cosmic.

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Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

I will not describe the software features. Just in case, I repeat that there are no Google services either there or there. And then they periodically send letters like this to the mail: “I want to buy a Huawei P40 Pro, but I don’t understand: is there Google services there or not?”. I have been using these smartphones for almost a year now. I do not feel pleasure. Probably because such work: it is necessary to check different applications, test phones using games, and so on. And the work should be on stream, and not like this: now I have to download the aurora store again, look for "app" there, and then get: "The application needs Google services." When the smartphone is personal, then you can experiment with the implementation of GMS. It didn't work out - again, it didn't work out - again. In my case: if it didn’t work out, then I won’t roll GMS again - there is no time. And everyone wants a full review.

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Камеры

По сути - основное отличие Huawei P40 Pro и P40 Pro Plus. То, ради чего будут покупать старшую модель за 100 000 рублей. Дабы не утруждать себя перечислением всех камер, предлагаю заглянуть в таблицу:

Становится понятно, что у P40 Pro есть только один телеобъектив на 5Х, а у Pro Plus их два - 3Х и 10X. В итоге в интерфейсе они так и переключаются: ширик, 1Х, 3Х, 10Х. В ПО аппарата P40 Pro присутствует ширик, 1Х, 5Х и цифровое приближение 10Х.

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Despite the same wide-angle lens parameters, the P40 Pro shoots better. More details, a little juicier picture, the image is better adjusted in terms of exposure.

The main module for both devices is the same again, and during the day you will not feel the difference. However, when lighting is reduced, the P40 Pro not only shows more detail, but also more accurate color reproduction. Moreover, as a rule, the P40 Pro Plus sets lower ISO values.

Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison

Now let's move on to zoom lenses. In short, in some ways 3X on the P40 Pro Plus is slightly better than 5X on the P40 Pro. 3X is easier to shoot in low light, it is faster, and the difference between 3X and 5X is not too big.

Between 5X for Pro and 10X for Pro Plus, the difference is noticeable to the naked eye. Firstly, much more magnification - more details. Secondly, his software does a better job with light, with color and other things. Thirdly, he always works himself. What does it mean? When you turn on 5X zoom on the Huawei P40 Pro in low light, the software transfers shooting to the main module. But in the case of 10X on Pro Plus, this does not happen. Yes, the picture is "noisy", but it is obtained from a lens with 10x optics.

Is there a difference between a 1X cropped photo and a 10X uncropped photo taken in the evening? Almost not. Why pay more? But during the day, 10X is always better.

But the photo of the moon came out better on Huawei P40 Pro. Most likely, the AI ​​just substituted the finished image there, and the P40 Pro Plus took it as it is - without the use of AI.

Actually, an amazing story: you have a phone in your hands that can optically zoom in 10x. And almost without distortion. I remember buying interchangeable lenses for smartphones about 5 years ago. So there even 3 looked terrible.

Another question: why is all this necessary? It seems to me that the average user does not need such increases. However, enthusiasts will take P40 Pro Plus, for the rest there are Samsung Galaxy S series and Apple iPhone Pro.

The video is cooler on Huawei P40 Pro Plus, if only because here you can zoom in at 10X. Better than this device, because no one is filming the moon on video.

Comparison Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus

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Total: in terms of camera capabilities, of course, it is better to take Pro Plus.

Pro:

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Pro Plus:

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Conclusion

Here are two of the most advanced devices for creating photos and videos. Further, everything will depend on whether you are ready to pay 100,000 rubles for 10x optics, since other parameters are not so important, in my subjective opinion. I think that the overpayment of 30,000 rubles is really for enthusiasts who want to get everything from their mobile friend.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

I would wait for the release of Huawei Mate 40/40 Pro and find out what the manufacturer has to offer, which is why you should not look at the current flagships. There is no reason to hurry.

You already know your strengths. But what will you face when buying Huawei P40 Pro or P40 Pro Plus?

  • Weight and dimensions. Both are quite large and thick. This is partially offset by good ergonomics: it is pleasant to hold and use.
  • No GMS. Everything is clear here.
  • Speaker below the screen. Sounds good, but I couldn't get used to it. It would be better to implement stereo.
  • Greater screen cutout for sensor and camera. Yes, there are even more on the iPhone, but all the programs there are written in such a way that they do not fall into this area in any way. In Google Android, this is organized differently.
  • Rounded screen corners.

Probably everything. Personally, the first and last points scare me away from the P40 Pro / Pro Plus. Still, 220 grams and 9 mm thickness - such a thing. And I wrote about the curved display many times.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Here and here you can read large-scale first looks at the Huawei P40 series devices. They contain so much information that a full-fledged review would simply repeat all the points of the texts from Eldar Murtazin. And here is a review of Huawei P40.

So I Dope Children's Shoes in Uganda decided to prepare a comparative review of two Huawei flagships at once: P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus . And since the latter was brought to Russia not so long ago, this material also shifted slightly in time. In any case, these smartphones will be relevant for at least six months, or even longer. Although the Mate 40 Pro, which should be shown in September, can compete with the P40 Pro version. However, until it appears on the native market, until it is brought to us, a lot of time will pass. In addition, its price will certainly not be less than 80,000 rubles.

So, about Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. I would like to start by scolding the Chinese company for two extremely similar devices. Both are flagships, only the second is a little cooler. This sins not only Huawei, but also other companies: for example, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20, which is like a flagship, but not really. Well, then journalists have to explain the intricacies of marketing to ordinary users. It turns out a little confusing, in my opinion.

Therefore, in terms of positioning, the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus smartphones are top devices with the highest possible parameters at the moment and with minor differences between them.

You can find out how they differ from the table with technical characteristics. But in short:

  • Slightly thicker and heavier
  • More memory
  • Slightly different cameras
  • Faster wireless charging
  • Much higher cost

By the way, about the cost. The P40 Pro will cost 70,000 rubles, but the P40 Pro Plus is already a cosmic 100,000 rubles. Whether the overpayment of 30,000 is worth it - we will learn from this material.

In order not to copy-paste articles, I will tell you about my impression of the devices and describe the differences.

Delivery set

  • Smartphone
  • USB-C cable
  • Network adapter
  • Pouch
  • Headset
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

The first thing you should pay attention to when buying smartphones is color. The younger version has three of them: shimmering silver, black, deep blue. It is strange that the intermediate version was named too simply, BLM was just not enough. And the older one has glossy black. The difference between the two black colors is that the P40 Pro has a matte (satin glass) material while the P40 Pro Plus has a glossy one.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Of course, matte looks much prettier and more impressive. Moreover, now such design is in trend. This P40 Pro Plus had to be made of satin glass - expensive and rich.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The sizes of the camera models differ. About the same as P40 vs P40 Pro. In P40 Pro Plus, of course, it is slightly larger: 26x46 mm and 23x44 for P40 Pro. The height is plus or minus the same.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Do you remember the time when we measured the protrusion of the cameras, and somewhere the camera was flush or recessed into the case. And now a blotch the size of a fist - and, as it were, everything is fine. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is quite tough, in my opinion, although it looks solid.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Comparison of Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus

I am sure that next year the fashion for large camera modules will pass. Just because people will play enough with these zooms and realize that it is better to have a normal-sized smartphone than a gadget with a knob on the back.

About the weight. The younger version is 208 grams, the older one is 223 grams. The difference is almost not felt. But they are still heavy devices. I would say so - massive. Since the thickness of 9 mm is already a bit too much. Yes, plus a camera module of about 2.5 mm. 2010 says hello to us.

Nevertheless, due to the design features, using smartphones is pleasant. The ergonomics here are great.

The controls, connectors in Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus are in the same places.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison

A speaker below the screen? Yes, the decision is strange. In 2020, I want to have a normal speaker. And that it was stereo. I feel that in a couple of years, the same Apple will release an iPhone without a conversational speaker at all, explaining this by the fact that, according to statistics, we almost stopped talking: all communication went to social networks. Other manufacturers will support this stupidity, and we will step into a new bright future.

Total: large, thick, heavy, but despite this - ergonomic.

Screens

And there shouldn't be any questions here - all the specifications are the same. However, in real life there are nuances.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The first is color reproduction. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus brings out the white color with a slight pinkish tint, while the P40 Pro takes the white color closer to blue. However, the latter colors look a little more natural.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The second is brightness. Yes, there is something to be said here. The P40 Pro Plus is 680 cd/m2, while the P40 Pro is around 640 cd/m2. It is clear that these may be different matrices from production, but the fact is the fact.

Third - viewing angles. Come on fill in 2020 about viewing angles! In Pro Plus, the screen goes into a greenish tint, and Pro - in a warm one. I don’t know how it is in the photo, but live at the angles of the Huawei P40 Pro, compared to the Plus version, it looks like IPS versus OLED, where Pro Plus has OLED. This is weird.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The screen refresh rate is both 90 Hz. Fast, as smoothly as possible - no questions.

What about PWM? Turn on flicker reduction in the settings and measure the data:

Brightness P40 Pro ripple factor (the lower the better; normal up to 10%) P40 Pro Plus factor pulsations (the lower the better; the norm is up to 10%)
100% 3% 5%
70% 3.5% 5.5%
50 % 4.5% 6.5%
25% 7.5% 13%
5% 15% 18%

As you can see, the P40 Pro shows a lower CP value. The P40 Pro Plus has slightly more. However, at 25% brightness, which is when you use your phone at night, the P40 Pro Plus already exceeds the 10% threshold.

Total: the brightness is higher in P40 Pro Plus, but PWM appears at 25% of the brightness of the matrix backlight; the P40 Pro has a slightly lower brightness, the viewing angles are average, but the PWM should affect the eyes less.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Hardware and running time

From the table with the parameters, you realized that both smartphones are equipped with 8 GB of RAM. Built-in memory for P40 Pro - 256 GB, for P40 Pro Plus - 512 GB.

The speed of RAM turned out to be higher in the older version - 29700 MB / s, in the younger version - 26700 MB / s.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

But the speed of the built-in memory is higher in the younger model - 1000/400 MB / s, in the older model - 900/270 MB / s.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Do you feel it in practice? No. Question closed :)

The processors are exactly the same, they behave similarly. No brakes and glitches. Of course, they have the highest power for no reason. Just in case, I conducted an Antutu test: the P40 Pro has exactly 500,000 points, and the P40 Pro Plus has 530,000 points.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Currently, flagship performance is overkill. There are no games or programs that would load the processor to the fullest. There are only applications that are poorly written for Android. And turning a smartphone into an uber device for playing games in 4K 120 fps, and for encoding 8K videos, and for something else is an empty idea. For these tasks, laptops / ultrabooks / PCs were invented.

Under load, the heat is almost not felt, but in toys the back panels heat up to 42 degrees Celsius.

Total: there is a difference in numbers, but in real life you won't notice it; fast and smooth smartphones.

Over time, everything is smooth: 13 hours of video playback at maximum brightness, 5 hours of games, about 5 hours of screen glow at automatic brightness on average. The data is not bad, but not cosmic.

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Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

I will not describe the software features. Just in case, I repeat that there are no Google services either there or there. And then they periodically send letters like this to the mail: “I want to buy a Huawei P40 Pro, but I don’t understand: is there Google services there or not?”. I have been using these smartphones for almost a year now. I do not feel pleasure. Probably because such work: it is necessary to check different applications, test phones using games, and so on. And the work should be on stream, and not like this: now I have to download the aurora store again, look for "app" there, and then get: "The application needs Google services." When the smartphone is personal, then you can experiment with the implementation of GMS. It didn't work out - again, it didn't work out - again. In my case: if it didn’t work out, then I won’t roll GMS again - there is no time. And everyone wants a full review.

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Камеры

По сути - основное отличие Huawei P40 Pro и P40 Pro Plus. То, ради чего будут покупать старшую модель за 100 000 рублей. Дабы не утруждать себя перечислением всех камер, предлагаю заглянуть в таблицу:

Становится понятно, что у P40 Pro есть только один телеобъектив на 5Х, а у Pro Plus их два - 3Х и 10X. В итоге в интерфейсе они так и переключаются: ширик, 1Х, 3Х, 10Х. В ПО аппарата P40 Pro присутствует ширик, 1Х, 5Х и цифровое приближение 10Х.

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Despite the same wide-angle lens parameters, the P40 Pro shoots better. More details, a little juicier picture, the image is better adjusted in terms of exposure.

The main module for both devices is the same again, and during the day you will not feel the difference. However, when lighting is reduced, the P40 Pro not only shows more detail, but also more accurate color reproduction. Moreover, as a rule, the P40 Pro Plus sets lower ISO values.

Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison

Now let's move on to zoom lenses. In short, in some ways 3X on the P40 Pro Plus is slightly better than 5X on the P40 Pro. 3X is easier to shoot in low light, it is faster, and the difference between 3X and 5X is not too big.

Between 5X for Pro and 10X for Pro Plus, the difference is noticeable to the naked eye. Firstly, much more magnification - more details. Secondly, his software does a better job with light, with color and other things. Thirdly, he always works himself. What does it mean? When you turn on 5X zoom on the Huawei P40 Pro in low light, the software transfers shooting to the main module. But in the case of 10X on Pro Plus, this does not happen. Yes, the picture is "noisy", but it is obtained from a lens with 10x optics.

Is there a difference between a 1X cropped photo and a 10X uncropped photo taken in the evening? Almost not. Why pay more? But during the day, 10X is always better.

But the photo of the moon came out better on Huawei P40 Pro. Most likely, the AI ​​just substituted the finished image there, and the P40 Pro Plus took it as it is - without the use of AI.

Actually, an amazing story: you have a phone in your hands that can optically zoom in 10x. And almost without distortion. I remember buying interchangeable lenses for smartphones about 5 years ago. So there even 3 looked terrible.

Another question: why is all this necessary? It seems to me that the average user does not need such increases. However, enthusiasts will take P40 Pro Plus, for the rest there are Samsung Galaxy S series and Apple iPhone Pro.

The video is cooler on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, if only because here you can zoom in at 10X. Better than this device, because no one is filming the moon on video.

Comparison Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Total: from the point of view of camera capabilities, of course, it is better to take Pro Plus.

Pro:

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Pro Plus:

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Conclusion

Here are two of the most advanced devices for creating photos and videos. Further, everything will depend on whether you are ready to pay 100,000 rubles for 10x optics, since other parameters are not so important, in my subjective opinion. I think that the overpayment of 30,000 rubles is really for enthusiasts who want to get everything from their mobile friend.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

I would wait for the release of Huawei Mate 40/40 Pro and find out what the manufacturer has to offer, which is why you should not look at the current flagships. There is no reason to hurry.

You already know your strengths. But what will you face when buying Huawei P40 Pro or P40 Pro Plus?

  • Weight and dimensions. Both are quite large and thick. This is partially offset by good ergonomics: it is pleasant to hold and use.
  • No GMS. Everything is clear here.
  • Speaker below the screen. Sounds good, but I couldn't get used to it. It would be better to implement stereo.
  • Greater screen cutout for sensor and camera. Yes, there are even more on the iPhone, but all the programs there are written in such a way that they do not fall into this area in any way. In Google Android, this is organized differently.
  • Rounded screen corners.

Probably everything. Personally, the first and last points scare me away from the P40 Pro / Pro Plus. Still, 220 grams and 9 mm thickness - such a thing. And I wrote about the curved display many times.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Here and here you can read large-scale first looks at the Huawei P40 series devices. They contain so much information that a full-fledged review would simply repeat all the points of the texts from Eldar Murtazin. And here is a review of Huawei P40.

So I Dope Children's Shoes in Uganda decided to prepare a comparative review of two Huawei flagships at once: P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus . And since the latter was brought to Russia not so long ago, this material also shifted slightly in time. In any case, these smartphones will be relevant for at least six months, or even longer. Although the Mate 40 Pro, which should be shown in September, can compete with the P40 Pro version. However, until it appears on the native market, until it is brought to us, a lot of time will pass. In addition, its price will certainly not be less than 80,000 rubles.

So, about Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. I would like to start by scolding the Chinese company for two extremely similar devices. Both are flagships, only the second is a little cooler. This sins not only Huawei, but also other companies: for example, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20, which is like a flagship, but not really. Well, then journalists have to explain the intricacies of marketing to ordinary users. It turns out a little confusing, in my opinion.

Therefore, in terms of positioning, the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus smartphones are top devices with the highest possible parameters at the moment and with minor differences between them.

You can find out how they differ from the table with technical characteristics. But in short:

  • Slightly thicker and heavier
  • More memory
  • Slightly different cameras
  • Faster wireless charging
  • Much higher cost

By the way, about the cost. The P40 Pro will cost 70,000 rubles, but the P40 Pro Plus is already a cosmic 100,000 rubles. Whether the overpayment of 30,000 is worth it - we will learn from this material.

In order not to copy-paste articles, I will tell you about my impression of the devices and describe the differences.

Delivery set

  • Smartphone
  • USB-C cable
  • Network adapter
  • Pouch
  • Headset
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

The first thing you should pay attention to when buying smartphones is color. The younger version has three of them: shimmering silver, black, deep blue. It is strange that the intermediate version was named too simply, BLM was just not enough. And the older one has glossy black. The difference between the two black colors is that the P40 Pro has a matte (satin glass) material while the P40 Pro Plus has a glossy one.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Of course, matte looks much prettier and more impressive. Moreover, now such design is in trend. This P40 Pro Plus had to be made of satin glass - expensive and rich.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The sizes of the camera models differ. About the same as P40 vs P40 Pro. In P40 Pro Plus, of course, it is slightly larger: 26x46 mm and 23x44 for P40 Pro. The height is plus or minus the same.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Do you remember the time when we measured the protrusion of the cameras, and somewhere the camera was flush or recessed into the case. And now a blotch the size of a fist - and, as it were, everything is fine. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is quite tough, in my opinion, although it looks solid.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Comparison of Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus

I am sure that next year the fashion for large camera modules will pass. Just because people will play enough with these zooms and realize that it is better to have a normal-sized smartphone than a gadget with a knob on the back.

About the weight. The younger version is 208 grams, the older one is 223 grams. The difference is almost not felt. But they are still heavy devices. I would say so - massive. Since the thickness of 9 mm is already a bit too much. Yes, plus a camera module of about 2.5 mm. 2010 says hello to us.

Nevertheless, due to the design features, using smartphones is pleasant. The ergonomics here are great.

The controls, connectors in Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus are in the same places.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus comparison Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison

A speaker below the screen? Yes, the decision is strange. In 2020, I want to have a normal speaker. And that it was stereo. I feel that in a couple of years, the same Apple will release an iPhone without a conversational speaker at all, explaining this by the fact that, according to statistics, we almost stopped talking: all communication went to social networks. Other manufacturers will support this stupidity, and we will step into a new bright future.

Total: large, thick, heavy, but despite this - ergonomic.

Screens

And there shouldn't be any questions here - all the specifications are the same. However, in real life there are nuances.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The first is color reproduction. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus brings out the white color with a slight pinkish tint, while the P40 Pro takes the white color closer to blue. However, the latter colors look a little more natural.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The second is brightness. Yes, there is something to be said here. The P40 Pro Plus is 680 cd/m2, while the P40 Pro is around 640 cd/m2. It is clear that these may be different matrices from production, but the fact is the fact.

Third - viewing angles. Come on fill in 2020 about viewing angles! In Pro Plus, the screen goes into a greenish tint, and Pro - in a warm one. I don’t know how it is in the photo, but live at the angles of the Huawei P40 Pro, compared to the Plus version, it looks like IPS versus OLED, where Pro Plus has OLED. This is weird.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

The screen refresh rate is both 90 Hz. Fast, as smoothly as possible - no questions.

What about PWM? Turn on flicker reduction in the settings and measure the data:

Brightness P40 Pro ripple factor (the lower the better; normal up to 10%) P40 Pro Plus factor pulsations (the lower the better; the norm is up to 10%)
100% 3% 5%
70% 3.5% 5.5%
50 % 4.5% 6.5%
25% 7.5% 13%
5% 15% 18%

As you can see, the P40 Pro shows a lower CP value. The P40 Pro Plus has slightly more. However, at 25% brightness, which is when you use your phone at night, the P40 Pro Plus already exceeds the 10% threshold.

Total: the brightness is higher in P40 Pro Plus, but PWM appears at 25% of the brightness of the matrix backlight; the P40 Pro has a slightly lower brightness, the viewing angles are average, but the PWM should affect the eyes less.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Hardware and running time

From the table with the parameters, you realized that both smartphones are equipped with 8 GB of RAM. Built-in memory for P40 Pro - 256 GB, for P40 Pro Plus - 512 GB.

The speed of RAM turned out to be higher in the older version - 29700 MB / s, in the younger version - 26700 MB / s.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

But the speed of the built-in memory is higher in the younger model - 1000/400 MB / s, in the older model - 900/270 MB / s.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Do you feel it in practice? No. Question closed :)

The processors are exactly the same, they behave similarly. No brakes and glitches. Of course, they have the highest power for no reason. Just in case, I conducted an Antutu test: the P40 Pro has exactly 500,000 points, and the P40 Pro Plus has 530,000 points.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Currently, flagship performance is overkill. There are no games or programs that would load the processor to the fullest. There are only applications that are poorly written for Android. And turning a smartphone into an uber device for playing games in 4K 120 fps, and for encoding 8K videos, and for something else is an empty idea. For these tasks, laptops / ultrabooks / PCs were invented.

Under load, the heat is almost not felt, but in toys the back panels heat up to 42 degrees Celsius.

Total: there is a difference in numbers, but in real life you won't notice it; fast and smooth smartphones.

Over time, everything is smooth: 13 hours of video playback at maximum brightness, 5 hours of games, about 5 hours of screen glow at automatic brightness on average. The data is not bad, but not cosmic.

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Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

I will not describe the software features. Just in case, I repeat that there are no Google services either there or there. And then they periodically send letters like this to the mail: “I want to buy a Huawei P40 Pro, but I don’t understand: is there Google services there or not?”. I have been using these smartphones for almost a year now. I do not feel pleasure. Probably because such work: it is necessary to check different applications, test phones using games, and so on. And the work should be on stream, and not like this: now I have to download the aurora store again, look for "app" there, and then get: "The application needs Google services." When the smartphone is personal, then you can experiment with the implementation of GMS. It didn't work out - again, it didn't work out - again. In my case: if it didn’t work out, then I won’t roll GMS again - there is no time. And everyone wants a full review.

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Камеры

По сути - основное отличие Huawei P40 Pro и P40 Pro Plus. То, ради чего будут покупать старшую модель за 100 000 рублей. Дабы не утруждать себя перечислением всех камер, предлагаю заглянуть в таблицу:

Становится понятно, что у P40 Pro есть только один телеобъектив на 5Х, а у Pro Plus их два - 3Х и 10X. В итоге в интерфейсе они так и переключаются: ширик, 1Х, 3Х, 10Х. В ПО аппарата P40 Pro присутствует ширик, 1Х, 5Х и цифровое приближение 10Х.

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Despite the same wide-angle lens parameters, the P40 Pro shoots better. More details, a little juicier picture, the image is better adjusted in terms of exposure.

The main module for both devices is the same again, and during the day you will not feel the difference. However, when lighting is reduced, the P40 Pro not only shows more detail, but also more accurate color reproduction. Moreover, as a rule, the P40 Pro Plus sets lower ISO values.

Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comparison

Now let's move on to zoom lenses. In short, in some ways 3X on the P40 Pro Plus is slightly better than 5X on the P40 Pro. 3X is easier to shoot in low light, it is faster, and the difference between 3X and 5X is not too big.

Between 5X for Pro and 10X for Pro Plus, the difference is noticeable to the naked eye. Firstly, much more magnification - more details. Secondly, his software does a better job with light, with color and other things. Thirdly, he always works himself. What does it mean? When you turn on 5X zoom on the Huawei P40 Pro in low light, the software transfers shooting to the main module. But in the case of 10X on Pro Plus, this does not happen. Yes, the picture is "noisy", but it is obtained from a lens with 10x optics.

Is there a difference between a 1X cropped photo and a 10X uncropped photo taken in the evening? Almost not. Why pay more? But during the day, 10X is always better.

But the photo of the moon came out better on Huawei P40 Pro. Most likely, the AI ​​just substituted the finished image there, and the P40 Pro Plus took it as it is - without the use of AI.

Actually, an amazing story: you have a phone in your hands that can optically zoom in 10x. And almost without distortion. I remember buying interchangeable lenses for smartphones about 5 years ago. So there even 3 looked terrible.

Another question: why is all this necessary? It seems to me that the average user does not need such increases. However, enthusiasts will take P40 Pro Plus, for the rest there are Samsung Galaxy S series and Apple iPhone Pro.

The video is cooler on Huawei P40 Pro Plus, if only because here you can zoom in at 10X. Better than this device, because no one is filming the moon on video.

Comparison Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

Total: in terms of camera capabilities, of course, it is better to take Pro Plus.

Pro:

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Pro Plus:

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Conclusion

Here are two of the most advanced devices for creating photos and videos. Further, everything will depend on whether you are ready to pay 100,000 rubles for 10x optics, since other parameters are not so important, in my subjective opinion. I think that the overpayment of 30,000 rubles is really for enthusiasts who want to get everything from their mobile friend.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro comparison Plus

I would wait for the release of Huawei Mate 40/40 Pro and find out what the manufacturer has to offer, which is why you should not look at the current flagships. There is no reason to hurry.

You already know your strengths. But what will you face when buying Huawei P40 Pro or P40 Pro Plus?

  • Weight and dimensions. Both are quite large and thick. This is partially offset by good ergonomics: it is pleasant to hold and use.
  • No GMS. Everything is clear here.
  • Speaker below the screen. Sounds good, but I couldn't get used to it. It would be better to implement stereo.
  • Greater screen cutout for sensor and camera. Yes, there are even more on the iPhone, but all the programs there are written in such a way that they do not fall into this area in any way. In Google Android, this is organized differently.
  • Rounded screen corners.

Probably everything. Personally, the first and last points scare me away from the P40 Pro / Pro Plus. Still, 220 grams and 9 mm thickness - such a thing. And I wrote about the curved display many times.

Huawei P40 Pro vs P40 Pro Plus

Here and here you can read large-scale first looks at the Huawei P40 series devices. They contain so much information that a full-fledged review would simply repeat all the points of the texts from Eldar Murtazin. And here is a review of Huawei P40.

Therefore, I decided to prepare a comparative review of two Huawei flagships at once: P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. Dope Children's Shoes in Uganda. And since the latter was brought to Russia not so long ago, this material also shifted slightly in time. In any case, these smartphones will be relevant for at least six months, or even longer. Although the Mate 40 Pro, which should be shown in September, can compete with the P40 Pro version. However, until it appears on the native market, until it is brought to us, a lot of time will pass. In addition, its price will certainly not be less than 80,000 rubles.

So I Dope Children's Shoes in Uganda Dope Children's Shoes in Uganda decided to prepare a comparative review of two Huawei flagships at once: P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. And since the latter was brought to Russia not so long ago, this material also shifted slightly in time. In any case, these smartphones will be relevant for at least six months, or even longer. Although the Mate 40 Pro, which should be shown in September, can compete with the P40 Pro version. However, until it appears on the native market, until it is brought to us, a lot of time will pass. In addition, its price will certainly not be less than 80,000 rubles.

So, about Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. I would like to start by scolding the Chinese company for two extremely similar devices. Both are flagships, only the second is a little cooler. This sins not only Huawei, but also other companies: for example, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20, which is like a flagship, but not really. Well, then journalists have to explain the intricacies of marketing to ordinary users. It turns out a little confusing, in my opinion.

Therefore, in terms of positioning, the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus smartphones are top devices with the highest possible parameters at the moment and with minor differences between them.

You can find out how they differ from the table with technical characteristics. But in short:

  • Slightly thicker and heavier
  • More memory
  • Slightly different cameras
  • Faster wireless charging
  • Much higher cost

By the way, about the cost. The P40 Pro will cost 70,000 rubles, but the P40 Pro Plus is already a cosmic 100,000 rubles. Whether the overpayment of 30,000 is worth it - we will learn from this material.

In order not to copy-paste articles, I will tell you about my impression of the devices and describe the differences.

Delivery set

  • Smartphone
  • USB-C cable
  • Network adapter
  • Pouch
  • Headset
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

The first thing you should pay attention to when buying smartphones is color. The younger version has three of them: shimmering silver, black, deep blue. It is strange that the intermediate version was named too simply, BLM was just not enough. And the older one has glossy black. The difference between the two black colors is that the P40 Pro has a matte (satin glass) material while the P40 Pro Plus has a glossy one.

Of course, matte looks much prettier and more impressive. Moreover, now such design is in trend. This P40 Pro Plus had to be made of satin glass - expensive and rich.

The sizes of the camera models differ. About the same as P40 vs P40 Pro. In P40 Pro Plus, of course, it is slightly larger: 26x46 mm and 23x44 for P40 Pro. The height is plus or minus the same.

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Do you remember the time when we measured the protrusion of the cameras, and somewhere the camera was flush or recessed into the case. And now a blotch the size of a fist - and, as it were, everything is fine. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is quite tough, in my opinion, although it looks solid.

I am sure that next year the fashion for large camera modules will pass. Just because people will play enough with these zooms and realize that it is better to have a normal-sized smartphone than a gadget with a knob on the back.

About the weight. The younger version is 208 grams, the older one is 223 grams. The difference is almost not felt. But they are still heavy devices. I would say so - massive. Since the thickness of 9 mm is already a bit too much. Yes, plus a camera module of about 2.5 mm. 2010 says hello to us.

Nevertheless, due to the design features, using smartphones is pleasant. The ergonomics here are great.

The controls, connectors in Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus are in the same places.

A speaker below the screen? Yes, the decision is strange. In 2020, I want to have a normal speaker. And that it was stereo. I feel that in a couple of years, the same Apple will release an iPhone without a conversational speaker at all, explaining this by the fact that, according to statistics, we almost stopped talking: all communication went to social networks. Other manufacturers will support this stupidity, and we will step into a new bright future.

Total: large, thick, heavy, but despite this - ergonomic.

Screens

And there shouldn't be any questions here - all the specifications are the same. However, in real life there are nuances.

The first is color reproduction. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus brings out the white color with a slight pinkish tint, while the P40 Pro takes the white color closer to blue. However, the latter colors look a little more natural.

The second is brightness. Yes, there is something to be said here. The P40 Pro Plus is 680 cd/m2, while the P40 Pro is around 640 cd/m2. It is clear that these may be different matrices from production, but the fact is the fact.

Third - viewing angles. Come on fill in 2020 about viewing angles! In Pro Plus, the screen goes into a greenish tint, and Pro - in a warm one. I don’t know how it is in the photo, but live at the angles of the Huawei P40 Pro, compared to the Plus version, it looks like IPS versus OLED, where Pro Plus has OLED. This is weird.

The screen refresh rate is both 90 Hz. Fast, as smoothly as possible - no questions.

What about PWM? Turn on flicker reduction in the settings and measure the data:

Brightness P40 Pro ripple (lower is better; normal up to 10%) P40 Pro Plus ripple (lower is better; normal up to 10%) 100% 3% 5% 70% 3.5% 5 .5% 50% 4.5% 6.5% 25% 7.5% 13% 5% 15% 18%

As you can see, the P40 Pro shows a lower CP value. The P40 Pro Plus has slightly more. However, at 25% brightness, which is when you use your phone at night, the P40 Pro Plus already exceeds the 10% threshold.

Total: the brightness is higher in P40 Pro Plus, but PWM appears at 25% of the brightness of the matrix backlight; the P40 Pro has a slightly lower brightness, the viewing angles are average, but the PWM should affect the eyes less.

Pro Plus, Pro, Apple iPhone SE

Hardware and running time

From the table with the parameters, you realized that both smartphones are equipped with 8 GB of RAM. Built-in memory for P40 Pro - 256 GB, for P40 Pro Plus - 512 GB.

The speed of RAM turned out to be higher in the older version - 29700 MB / s, in the younger version - 26700 MB / s.

But the speed of the built-in memory is higher in the younger model - 1000/400 MB / s, in the older model - 900/270 MB / s.

Do you feel it in practice? No. Question closed :)

The processors are exactly the same, they behave similarly. No brakes and glitches. Of course, they have the highest power for no reason. Just in case, I conducted an Antutu test: the P40 Pro has exactly 500,000 points, and the P40 Pro Plus has 530,000 points.

Currently, flagship performance is overkill. There are no games or programs that would load the processor to the fullest. There are only applications that are poorly written for Android. And turning a smartphone into an uber device for playing games in 4K 120 fps, and for encoding 8K videos, and for something else is an empty idea. For these tasks, laptops / ultrabooks / PCs were invented.

Under load, the heat is almost not felt, but in toys the back panels heat up to 42 degrees Celsius.

Total: there is a difference in numbers, but in real life you won't notice it; fast and smooth smartphones.

Over time, everything is smooth: 13 hours of video playback at maximum brightness, 5 hours of games, about 5 hours of screen glow at automatic brightness on average. The data is not bad, but not cosmic.

I will not describe the software features. Just in case, I repeat that there are no Google services either there or there. And then they periodically send letters like this to the mail: “I want to buy a Huawei P40 Pro, but I don’t understand: is there Google services there or not?”. I have been using these smartphones for almost a year now. I do not feel pleasure. Probably because it's such a job: you need to check different applications, test phones with games, and so on. And the work should be on stream, and not like this: now I have to download the aurora store again, look for "app" there, and then get: "The application needs Google services." When the smartphone is personal, then you can experiment with the implementation of GMS. It didn't work out - again, it didn't work out - again. In my case: if it didn’t work out, then I won’t roll GMS again - there is no time. And everyone wants a full review.

Cameras

In fact, this is the main difference between Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. Something for which they will buy an older model for 100,000 rubles. In order not to bother listing all the cameras, I suggest looking at the table:

It becomes clear that the P40 Pro has only one 5X telephoto lens, while the Pro Plus has two - 3X and 10X. As a result, they switch in the interface like this: width, 1X, 3X, 10X. The software of the P40 Pro has a width, 1X, 5X and a digital zoom of 10X.

Despite the same wide-angle lens parameters, the P40 Pro shoots better. More details, a little juicier picture, the image is better adjusted in terms of exposure.

The main module for both devices is the same again, and during the day you will not feel the difference. However, when lighting is reduced, the P40 Pro not only shows more detail, but also more accurate color reproduction. Moreover, as a rule, the P40 Pro Plus sets lower ISO values.

Now let's move on to zoom lenses. In short, in some ways 3X on the P40 Pro Plus is slightly better than 5X on the P40 Pro. 3X is easier to shoot in low light, it is faster, and the difference between 3X and 5X is not too big.

Between 5X for Pro and 10X for Pro Plus, the difference is noticeable to the naked eye. Firstly, much more magnification - more details. Secondly, his software does a better job with light, with color and other things. Thirdly, he always works himself. What does it mean? When you turn on 5X zoom on the Huawei P40 Pro in low light, the software transfers shooting to the main module. But in the case of 10X on Pro Plus, this does not happen. Yes, the picture is "noisy", but it is obtained from a lens with 10x optics.

Is there a difference between a 1X cropped photo and a 10X uncropped photo taken in the evening? Almost not. Why pay more? But during the day, 10X is always better.

But the photo of the moon came out better on Huawei P40 Pro. Most likely, the AI ​​just substituted the finished image there, and the P40 Pro Plus took it as it is - without the use of AI.

Actually, an amazing story: you have a phone in your hands that can optically zoom in 10x. And almost without distortion. I remember buying interchangeable lenses for smartphones about 5 years ago. So there even 3 looked terrible.

Another question: why is all this necessary? It seems to me that the average user does not need such increases. However, enthusiasts will take P40 Pro Plus, for the rest there are Samsung Galaxy S series and Apple iPhone Pro.

The video is cooler on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, if only because here you can zoom in at 10X. Better than this device, because no one is filming the moon on video.

Total: from the point of view of camera capabilities, of course, it is better to take Pro Plus.

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Conclusion

Here are two of the most advanced devices for creating photos and videos. Further, everything will depend on whether you are ready to pay 100,000 rubles for 10x optics, since other parameters are not so important, in my subjective opinion. I think that the overpayment of 30,000 rubles is really for enthusiasts who want to get everything from their mobile friend.

I would wait for the release of Huawei Mate 40/40 Pro and find out what the manufacturer has to offer, which is why you should not look at the current flagships. There is no reason to hurry.

You already know your strengths. But what will you face when buying Huawei P40 Pro or P40 Pro Plus?

  • Weight and dimensions. Both are quite large and thick. This is partially offset by good ergonomics: it is pleasant to hold and use.
  • No GMS. Everything is clear here.
  • Speaker below the screen. Sounds good, but I couldn't get used to it. It would be better to implement stereo.
  • Greater screen cutout for sensor and camera. Yes, there are even more on the iPhone, but all the programs there are written in such a way that they do not fall into this area in any way. In Google Android, this is organized differently.
  • Rounded screen corners.

Probably everything. Personally, the first and last points scare me away from the P40 Pro / Pro Plus. Still, 220 grams and 9 mm thickness - such a thing. And I wrote about the curved display many times.