The Huawei P40 Pro Plus is confusing to pronounce but in reality, it is just a beefed-up version of the Huawei P40 Pro. The phone is ambitiously priced among the top-tier ultra-flagships and is expected to transcend the performance of the Huawei P40 Pro. Its predecessor holds the highest DxO mark score of 124 making it distinguishable from the plethora of camera-centric devices out there. The periscope design introduces a true 5x optical zoom which is unmatched to date.

The Huawei P40 Pro Plus body is constructed out of nanotech ceramic which makes it sturdy and less susceptible to scratches. The material is also capable of maintaining nominal temperatures as compared to the glass body and could provide a performance boost (theoretically).

The Ultra Vision Leica Penta Camera setup is intensive with 100x SuperZoom Array making it one of the best photography phones out there. The front camera is a dual setup with an infrared sensor enabling face-detect to unlock the phone in low light settings. The notch is bigger than the dew-drops and pinholes variants but has an accessibility feature associated with it. The P40 Pro Plus is the only one to feature 7 cameras (5 rear and 2 front) in a 2020 mobile phone.

Pros / GOOD

  • Excellent camera performance
  • Achieves up to 100x zoom
  • Supports 40-watt wireless charging
  • Dedicated camera software with room for further optimization
  • Scratch-resistant ceramic material
  • Enlarged fingerprint verification area
  • Overwhelming 7 camera setup
  • WiFi 6 Plus support

Cons / BAD

  • Requires a bit fiddling around to use the camera to its potential
  • Notch placement is a little exasperating
  • The camera bump is noticeable
  • The quad curved display is just wordplay
  • Bulky phone design weighing 226 g

Huawei P40 Pro Plus Specifications

Huawei P40 Pro Plus Price In Indiahuawei P40 Pro Plus Specifications

SUMMARY
Performance HiSilicon Kirin
Storage 128 GB
Camera 64MP + 40MP + 12MP
Battery 4500 mAh
Display 6.58″ (16.71 cm)
Ram 8 GB
Launch Date In India March 26, 2020 (Unofficial)
KEY SPECS
Front Camera 32 MP
Battery 4500 mAh
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Display 6.58 inches
Ram 8 GB
Rear Camera 64 MP + 40 MP + 12 MP
SPECIAL FEATURES
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor Position On-screen
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
GENERAL
Quick Charging Yes
Operating System Android v10 (Q)
Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Model P40 Pro Plus
Launch Date March 26, 2020 (Unofficial)
Brand Huawei
Sim Size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Loudspeaker Yes
PERFORMANCE
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Graphics Mali-G76 MP16
Processor Octa core (2.86 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 2.36 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
Architecture 64 bit
Ram 8 GB
DESIGN
Ruggedness Dust proof
Waterproof Yes Water resistant
DISPLAY
Display Type OLED
Bezelless Display Yes with punch-hole display
Pixel Density 511 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen Size 6.58 inches (16.71 cm)
Screen Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels
Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 256 GB
CAMERA
Camera Setup Single
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution 9000 x 7000 Pixels
Autofocus Yes
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 32 MP Primary Camera
Flash Yes LED Flash
BATTERY
User Replaceable No
Type Li-ion
Quick Charging Yes Fast
Wireless Charging Yes
Capacity 4500 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wifi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
Volte Yes
Usb Typec Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Usb Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
Nfc Yes
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

 

Conclusion – Should you Buy or Not?

As you’ve noticed, almost every component is a plus on this device. Each of them is a more polished version of the original, be it camera, the screen, the charging support, etc. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus is the very definition of overkill. It houses a 4200mAh battery with support for 40-watt wired and wireless charging and is shipped with a 40-watt charger in the box. The wireless module is proprietary hardware and can be bought separately on the manufacturer’s website.

The Kirin 990 processor, 5G support, IP68 certification, WiFi 6 Plus support, curved flowy display, 90Hz refresh rate, and much, much more intricacies are enough to leave you gasping for breath. The phone, in every aspect, excels and raises the bar for future tech enhancements.