Huawei P40 Pro 5G SmartPhone Test

Before we get started, we should tell you can still install Google apps on the device, but that’s not really safe. But Huawei will have to go without Google in the long run anyway. Today we will have a test of this new Huawei 5G smartphone: Huawei P40 Pro.

Huawei P40 Pro Specifications:

  • Manufacturer:Huawei
  • Model name:P40 Pro
  • Price: 1199USD
  • Available:from April 8, 2020
  • Size:2 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm
  • Weight including battery:209 g
  • Operating system:Android 10
  • Battery:4200 mAh
  • Display:58 ″ OLED display (FHD +, 90 Hz)
  • Camera:Quad camera (50 + 40 + 12 MP + ToF)
  • Storage:256 GB
  • CPU:Kirin 990 with 5G
  • RAM:8 GB

 

These are not all specifications of the Huawei P40 Pro. On the Huawei official website, you can get more information about the Android smartphone.

 

Huawei P40 Pro design and feel

At the beginning of 2020, we was afraid that all flagship phones would get bigger, but Huawei hardly changed anything with the P40 Pro. It feels similar to the Huawei P30 Pro. That doesn’t mean it’s a particularly light and compact smartphone, but we find it a lot more comfortable than the latest new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

The processing is of course clear again and the design is now a bit “rounder” because the glass on the back and front has also been bent at the top and bottom. Incidentally, the display was not bent there. But we have to say that the difference compared to the P30 Pro is not big and it feels very similar. We tested the P40 Pro in silver color, which is one of the most beautiful colors on the market. The camera hump is now a bit bigger, which unfortunately has a small disadvantage. The camera hump is not quite as wide, but just as high, thick and sharp-edged as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. That could have been solved a little more comfortably for my taste.

Huawei P40 Pro Display

The display of Huawei P40 Pro made a very good impression in the first impression and we were also completely satisfied in the test. It doesn’t quite come close to the current Samsung panel with 120 Hz, but it’s not that far away either. FHD+ doesn’t bother too much, by the way, it is criticized in this price range.

The front camera is very good, but the hole is too wide. There is a front camera and an infrared sensor designed to optimize unlocking in poor light. Face unlock works great too, but it’s still a 2D scanner and not a 3D scanner. If you are already installing such a wide hole, then please use a camera that enables a 3D scan of the face.

But apart from that, we was very satisfied with the display, it delivers good colors and viewing angles, is pleasantly fast at 90 Hz and there is a thin bezel. It’s not the best OLED display on the market, but it’s good enough for a flagship in this price range, and luckily not bent as much as the Mate 30 Pro.

Huawei P40 Pro Camera

The highlight of the P series is the camera and that will also be the case in 2020. Huawei has improved the video quality and it still does not come close to Apple and Samsung, but it is no longer a weakness (like last year). In addition, there is finally 4K with 60 fps. The quality should be enough for most.

 

However, Huawei has put the focus back on the photos and there is now a new sensor with 50 megapixels. This sensor is damn good and takes extremely sharp pictures, even in poor lighting conditions without night mode.

The difference to the P30 Pro is not serious (which speaks for the P30 pro), but the P40 Pro has made another leap. The pictures with 5x zoom are also very passable.

Too bad that the 10x optical zoom is only available in the Huawei P40 Pro+, that would have been a unique selling point. The 10x hybrid zoom is also good. The 5x zoom of the Huawei P40 Pro is frankly a bit too much.

 

The front camera takes very good pictures, as we have already mentioned and the ultra-wide shots can also convince. With portrait photos, the Huawei P40 Pro recognizes the outlines very well thanks to the ToF sensor, but we also found in the test that the object in focus often looked a little blurred. Huawei would have to add a software update.

Huawei has installed one of the best cameras on the market and shows that Samsung cannot deliver better pictures with twice as many megapixels. We think the sensor from Huawei is clearly better.

Huawei P40 Pro Battery

The Huawei P40 Pro offers excellent battery life. The competition has now built bigger batteries in their flagships, but Huawei gets more out of the 4200 mAh than Samsung out of 5000 mAh. The P40 Pro is again a long-distance runner, despite the 90 Hz, which drain the battery a little faster.

 

Nothing has changed with fast charging, as in 2019 there is the option for up to 40 watts, which is easily enough. It charges wirelessly with up to 27 watts, which is also enough. The Plus model, which comes in June, offers Qi with up to 40 watts and is the current leader on the market.

Huawei has of course given the P40 Pro reverse charging again, so you can also charge other Qi models wirelessly on the back of the P40 Pro.

 

Huawei P40 Pro Software

Over the past few years, we have gradually become warm with EMUI and EMUI 10.1 is also a step forward.. In addition, the performance is right, because the Huawei P40 Pro is very fast, there is nothing to complain about.

But you know what is coming: The Google services are missing. No Google Play Store, no YouTube app, no Google Pay, no banking app in the AppGallery, no Android Auto, everything is missing. Some apps can be found through other stores or downloaded APK files, but to be honest it is tedious. Those who rely on Google and Co. will not be happy with the P40 Pro.

 

We tried to get the best out of it, but that’s not enough. You don’t just have to look for some apps somewhere on the web, you also have to check for updates and install them manually. And if there is a deal like Monument Valley 2, then you are unlucky with the Huawei P40 Pro.

 

 

 

This didn’t bother me so much with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and the Huawei Mate Xs which is a smartphone for a very small target group. With Google apps, that would have been an excellent flagship.

 

Huawei P40 Pro Conclusion

In summary, the Huawei P40 Pro has the best hardware on the market. It hasn’t gotten bigger, it has a great display, it has an excellent camera, and it still has a good battery life and almost everything else you would expect in an Android flagship.

However, for many users, you couldn’t use it in everyday life without Google apps. Only those who can completely do without Google apps and the selection of the Play Store can access here without hesitation.

 

 

If it weren’t for the problems with the US government, the Huawei P40 Pro would again be one of the best Android smartphones on the market. But the software is decisive in the end and if you don’t want to collect APKs and do without things like mobile payments via Google Pay, this is unfortunately wrong.

 

The Huawei P40 Pro with Google services would be a very clear purchase recommendation, but without it things look a bit different. Other 5G smartphones are not much worse (or sometimes better). The P40 Pro is going to have a hard time of it in 2020.

Huawei P40 Series Officially Launched

Yesterday, Huawei introduced the new P40 series to the public, but not as planned in Paris, but at a purely online event. The Lite models have already been shown; today the top models have been presented, which includes three models: Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+.

As the first new 5G cell phone from Huawei in 2020, Huawei P40 series phones will be the new flagship in the first half of the year. The price of the new flagship phone is not yet known. Huawei accept pre-order now till April 8. And Huawei will start shipping order from April 11. For pre-orders, there is also a Huawei Watch GT2e and Freebuds 3.

 

Anyone who has followed this new Huawei 5G phone in the last few weeks will already know the data, but if you are one of those who like to be surprised, then we have an overview with the most important specifications of the Huawei P40 series:

Huawei P40 Series Specs Comparison
P40 Pro P40 Pro+ P40
SoC HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.86 GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.36 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.95 GHz
GPU Mali G76MP16 @ 700MHz
DRAM 8GB
Display 6.58″ OLED 6.1″ OLED
2640 x 1200 (19.8:9) 2340 x 1080
90Hz  60Hz
Size Height 158.2mm 148.9mm
Width 72.6mm 71.06mm
Depth 8.95mm 9.0mm 8.5mm
Weight 209g 226g 175g
Battery Capacity 4100mAh (Rated) 3700mAh (Rated)
4200mAh (Typical) 3800mAh (Typical)
40W SuperCharge 22.5W Charging
Wireless Charging 27W SuperCharge 40W SuperCharge
Rear Cameras
Main 50MP 1/1.28″ 2.44µm RYYB sensor 
f/1.9 OIS
 
23mm eq.
Telephoto 3x Optical
8MP
f/2.4 OIS
80mm eq.
Periscope 5x Optical 10x Optical 
Telephoto 12MP RYYB 8MP
 
  f/3.4 OIS f/4.4 OIS
     
  125mm eq. 240mm eq.
Wide 40MP 16MP
f/1.8 f/2.2
   
18mm eq. 17mm eq.
Extra ToF
Front Camera 32MP f/2.2 AF 32MP f/2.0 FF
+ IR camera + IR camera
Storage 128 / 256GB
+ proprietary “nanoSD” card
I/O USB-C
Wireless (local) 802.11ax (Wifi 6),
Bluetooth 5.1
Cellular 4G + 5G NR NSA+SA Sub-6GHz
Splash, Water, Dust Resistance IP68 IP53
(water resistant up to 1m) (no water resistance)
Dual-SIM 2x nano-SIM
Launch OS AOSP 10 w/ EMUI 10
 
without Google services
Launch Price 8+256GB: 8+512GB: 8+128GB:
999 1399 799

 

Huawei P40 Pro Vs Huawei P40 Pro+: Display

 

The Huawei P40 Pro and the Huawei P40 Pro+ have an identical 6.58-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution with curves on all four sides of the screen. There is a big cutout at the top left corner of the screen, which houses the selfie camera and a couple of other sensors to assist face unlock. When it comes to additional parameters, both phones offer a 90Hz refresh rate and these panels are also HDR10 compliant.

 

 

Huawei P40 Pro Vs Huawei P40 Pro+: Processor

 

The Huawei P40 Pro and the P40 Pro+ are based on the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G SoC, which is an octa-core processor based on 7nm fabrication. So, in terms of performance, both smartphones are likely to perform similarly in most of the tasks.

 

 

Huawei P40 Pro Vs Huawei P40 Pro+: RAM And Storage

 

The Huawei P40 Pro and the P40 Pro+ offers 8GB RAM with 256GB and 512GB internal storage, respectively. Both models do not have a microSD card slot.

 

 

Huawei P40 Pro Vs Huawei P40 Pro+: Primary Camera Setup

 

The Huawei P40 Pro has a quad-camera setup with a 50MP wide-angle lens, 40MP ultra-wide angle lens, 12MP periscopic zoom lens, and a 3D ToF sensor. The Huawei P40 Pro+ on the other hand, has a Penta-camera setup with a 50MP wide-angle lens, 40MP ultra-wide angle lens, 8MP telephoto lens, 8MP periscopic lens, and a 3D ToF sensor.

 

 

 

Huawei P40 Pro Vs Huawei P40 Pro+: Battery And Charging

Both smartphones do include a 4,200 mAh battery with support for 40W wired fast charging. When it comes to wireless charging, the Huawei P40 Pro supports 27W wireless charging and 27W reverse wireless charging. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is one of the fastest wireless charging smartphones that supports 40W wireless charging and 27W reverse wireless charging.

Huawei Launches New Foldable Phone – Huawei Mate Xs

Huawei is now launching the sequel to its foldable mobile phone Huawei Mate X. The new mobile, Huawei Mate Xs, takes Huawei’s foldable technology a step further. Huawei Mate Xs are packed with Huawei’s latest technology, powerful camera, advanced processor, superb display and an enhanced Falcon Wing Design. Mobile delivers a powerful performance and a seamless user experience in both mobile and tablet mode.

“Huawei Mate X was our first trip into the folding category and set the standard for the industry. Our new Huawei Mate Xs raise the bar further and deliver even more powerful performance and a stronger user experience. It is also the fastest 5G mobile phone in the class”, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

Huawei Mate Xs delivers a true Fullwiew experience that in an upright position becomes an 8 inch screen. The large screen is made possible with a mechanical hinge design called the Falcon-Wing. Huawei’s Falcon-Wing technology contains more than 100 different parts that work to make the transition between the two screen modes as seamless as possible. The hinge itself is improved and made of a zirconium-based metal that makes it much stronger and more durable.

Huawei Mate Xs screen is made of the extremely resistant material polyimide

Huawei Mate Xs’s collapsible screen is made of the extremely resistant material polyimide, in this case polyimide adapted for the space industry, where two layers are glued together with an optically clear glue. The unique solution makes image quality, color saturation and brightness excellent at the same time as the screen has high durability. In folded up mode, the screen is 8 inches and in folded mode, the Huawei Mate Xs is a powerful dual-screen mobile with 6.6 inches main screen and a 6.38 inch second screen.

Huawei’s most powerful and advanced system set

The power of Huawei Mate Xs comes from Huawei’s most powerful and advanced system set – the Kirin 990 (5G). The first system chip that has a dual-core NPU built on the Da Vinci architecture. The large core achieves excellent performance and energy efficiency in handling and in scenarios that require large amounts of data. At the same time, the smaller core implements extremely low energy consumption. In terms of the CPU, Kirin 990 (5G) has a total of eight cores – two super-sized cores, two large cores and four smaller and low-power cores – with a clock frequency of up to 2.86 GHz. Kirin 990 (5G) uses a 16-core Mali-G76 GPU and smart cache that allows the different caches to be used by different processors as needed, effectively saving bandwidth and reducing energy consumption. Kirin 990 (5G) is the first full-frequency 5G system chip that supports both standalone(SA) and non-standalone(NSA) architectures and TDD / FDD full-frequency bands. This allows the chip to handle a wide variety of networks and network modes. Based on the capabilities of Huawei’s 5G multimode chipset, Balong 5000, Kirin achieves 990 (5G), at peaks, download speeds of 2.3 Gbit/s and upload speeds of 1.25 Gbit / s, a hitherto unmatched performance.

Powerful camera and revolutionary selfie feature

Huawei Mate Xs are equipped with a SuperSensing triple camera, which consists of a 40 megapixel SuperSensing camera, a 16 megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, an 8 megapixel telephoto camera and a 3D Depth Sensing camera. The camera system supports a combination of OIS and AI image stabilization for super-steady photography and up to 30 times hybrid zoom. The system also supports ISO 204800 which allows high quality images to be taken in very dark environments. Huawei Mate Xs also revolutionize the selfie category as the user can use the entire camera system to take selfies.

Huawei Mate Xs are launched with Huawei AppGallery

Huawei Mate Xs is one of the first models to be launched with an upgraded Huawei AppGallery, Huawei’s own app platform. Huawei’s AppGallery has been with Huawei’s mobile phones for a long time and currently has around 570 million users globally. The investment in Europe was already started several years ago but accelerated in July last year. The range of apps is constantly evolving and currently Huawei has over 3000 developers who work only on coding apps for publication in AppGallery.

Huawei Mate Xs Price and availability

Huawei Mate Xs will be available in the market later this year. Globally recommended price is EUR 2499. Locally recommended retail price may vary when available to buy.

Huawei Released a New 5G Router – 5G CPE Pro 2

A couple of days ago, Huawei launched Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 – the next generation of smart router in the 5G Series Huawei CPE Pro. The new router supports a variety of 5G frequency bands, which is more than any other similar 5G router on the market. The router offers innovative 5G Super Uplink technology and Wi-Fi 6 standard and has been designed with a compact design that is 30 percent smaller than its predecessors Huawei 5G CPE Pro. The unit’s features are a breakthrough for the market and are expected to have further impact on, for example, mobile broadband, HD live broadcasting, video conferencing and telemedicine.

Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 Specifications

The HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro 2 carries the cutting-edge 7 nm Balong 5000 chipset that comes with dramatically enhanced capabilities, and offers support for both 5G NSA and 5G SA networking. The Balong 5000 is the first chipset in its series to support 200 MHz bandwidth and carrier aggregation technology, doubling theoretical 5G peak download speed over that on the first-gen CPE Pro, to a staggering 3.6 Gbps.

In addition to inheriting the four 5G TDD frequency bands (n41 / n77 / n78 / n79) which are already supported by the first-gen CPE Pro, the Huawei CPE Pro 2 has added support for seven more 5G FDD frequency bands (n1 / n3 / N5 / N7 / N28 / N38 / N40). This expanded range transcends the capabilities of other 5G devices, fully meeting the needs of global operators.

Up to this point, 5G coverage has been hampered by an inherent flaw. Although the TDD bands provide for fast connections, their coverage area is rather small. Conversely, FDD bands feature broad coverage, but low bandwidth and thus limited speeds. As a remedy, Huawei has developed its “5G Super Uplink” technology. 5G Super Uplink fully leverages the advantages of TDD and FDD, which are complementary to each other in high and low frequencies, as well as time and frequency domains, boosting uplink speed and coverage to new and unforeseen heights. Therefore, services that are highly dependent on uplink performance, such as HD live broadcasting, telemedicine, and video conferencing, are expected to receive a shot in the arm with the widespread rollout of 5G Super Uplink technology.

Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 – Supporting WiFi-6+ technology

The HUAWEI 5G CPE is fully compliant with the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, which is tailored to facilitate optimal 5G high coverage. The HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro 2 is capable of connecting with up to 128 devices, and supports MU-MIMO technology and concurrent transmission with multiple devices, as well as exclusive dynamic narrow bandwidth technology that can bolster a Wi-Fi 6-supported Huawei mobile phone with scorching data speeds and broadened Wi-Fi coverage.

 

The HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro 2, which is one third smaller than its predecessor, adopts new silent cooling fans that are capable of dynamically adjusting their operating speed to account for the current temperature. Running at just 30 dB, 10 dB lower than the normal ambient noise level, fans are far quieter as well, while improving cooling efficiency by 50 per cent and reducing the router’s surface temperature by 5 ° C. Reinforced by an effortlessly efficient heat dissipation system, the HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro 2 is equipped to handle the high loads associated with continuous 5G operation.

Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 Price and availability

Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 will be available on the market later this spring. Regarding the retail price of Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2, Huawei didn’t announce in the debut. We will update the price once it’s available to buy.

 

 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 S20+ and S20 Ultra Smartphone Released

In the past few days there have been numerous leaks regarding the upcoming Galaxy new series from Samsung and, as expected, the press photos have now landed on the net. As you may guess, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is about to be launched.

Let’s start with the most exciting model of all, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. That will be available in Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black (maybe ceramic?) And it starts at 1349 euros with 128 GB of memory. If you want 512 GB, you have to put 1549 euros on the table.

 

It continues with the Samsung Galaxy S20, which will come in Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink (there are no pictures here yet). The 4G version costs 899 euro and who wants 5G, the price is around 999 Euro. Incidentally, the S20 Ultra is only available with 5G, so we only have one price.

The last one is the Samsung Galaxy S20+, which comes in Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray and Cloud Blue. That costs 1099 euros with 5G, but there is no question of 4G. Maybe there is only 5G, let’s see.

 

So, as expected, it will not be cheap, although you can always deduct a few euros from Samsung if you wait a short time. I’m also pretty sure that there will be some promotions at the market launch, free Galaxy Buds or something like that should be the case again in 2020.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Prices Predication

 

While the Plus and Standard predecessors developed quite similarly in the first month after the start of sales with four and 4.5 percent, the Plus models were somewhat more stable afterwards.

 

After three months, the S8, S9 and S10 were on average 26 percent below the starting price. Galaxy S8+, S9+ and S10+ were “just” 19 percent cheaper. Depending on how expensive the devices are at the start, this amount is to around 200 to 250 euros for the new S20 series.

 

The Galaxy S20 could be 30 percent cheaper after just four months (€275), the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra will break the 30 percent mark after just over five months. Then they already cost 320 and even 400 euros less, if the price developments behave similarly to the predecessors.

 

ZTE MC801 VS Huawei 5G CPE Pro

As the first 5G WiFi router, Huawei 5G CPE Pro is now being well-known by many customers worldwide and it has been available for a few months. As the competitor to Huawei, ZTE is also one of the important 5G vendors in the world and its new 5G router ZTE MC801 is available recently. For many users, they wonder which one is better between ZTE MC801 and Huawei 5G CPE Pro? And what’s the difference between Huawei 5G CPE Pro and ZTE MC801? Today, we will compare the two 5G wireless routers to provide some clue for the advantage and disadvantage from the two Chinese 5G vendors.

ZTE MC801 VS Huawei 5G CPE Pro Appearance Difference

From the ZTE MC801 review and Huawei 5G CPE Pro review, you may get some knowledge about the two routers. They both have cool and modern design. Below the images will show the design difference. The Huawei 5G CPE Pro looks similar to its predecessor model Huawei B618 4G Router. ZTE MC801 Router adopts the runway-type streamline design, which won iF Design Award 2019. The design looks really cool.

On front of the routers, they both have some LED indicators to show the connection status. Huawei 5G CPE Pro show the 5G, 4G and WiFi status with a button for Hilink while ZTE 5G Router MC801 shows the status of Network, WiFi, SIM, and Power. On the back, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro (H112-372) has two LAN ports(one also for WAN), one power button, two connectors for external antenna. The ZTE 5G CPE has two LAN ports, one USB Type C port and one WPS button. Unlike the Huawei 5G CPE Pro and the predecessor models such as ZTE MF275R, there is no connector for external antenna. So if you are located at somewhere with weak signal, ZTE MC801 may not be a good option because it can’t provide the possibility to connect external 4G or 5G antennas.

The two 5G WiFi CPEs both use NANO SIM cards. And the SIM card slots are located at the bottom of the router with the reset button. At the side of the SIM Card slot, the model number, IMEI number, WLAN name/SSID, WiFi key and IP log in address are listed. The difference is that ZTE MC801 tells the two WLAN SSID names for 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and ZTE MC801 tells the IP log in password (not admin as 4G WiFi routers). Huawei 5G CPE Pro don’t tell the IP log in password because it will be same as the WiFi connection password, which needs to be set up by the users. At the beginning, the WLAN network of the Huawei 5G CPE is open.

Huawei 5G CPE Pro VS ZTE MC801 Specifications

We summarized the specifications for Huawei 5G CPE Pro and ZTE MC801 in the table for your reference.

 

Model Huawei 5G CPE Pro ZTE MC801
Product type 5G WiFi Router 5G WiFi Router
5G Network Mode NSA/SA NSA
Chipset Balong 5000 Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 + IPQ8072 + SM8150
 Standard 3GPP Release 15 3GPP Release 15
5G Peak Data rates DL 2.33Gbps,UL 1.25Gbps DL 2.22Gbps, UL 211Mbps
4G Peak Data rates DL 1.6Gbps, UL 150Mbps DL 2Gbps/UL 211Mbps
Variant model H112-370 and H112-372 ZTE MC801A
Supported 5G LTE frequency bands * Huawei H112-372: n41/n77/n78/n79
* Huawei H112-370: n78
ZTE MC801: n41/n77/n78/n79
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei H112-372:  B1/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/28/32/34/38/39/40/41/42/43
* Huawei H112-370: B1/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/28/32/34/38/39/40/41/42/43
ZTE MC801: 600MHz~3.8GHz
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax(WiFi 6), dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax(WiFi 6), dual-band
Max supported users ? 128 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Antenna Two, TS-9 connectors N/A
Buy Antenna Huawei 5G CPE Pro External Antenna N/A
App management Huawei SmartHome App N/A
SIM Size NANO SIM NANO SIM
Battery No No
Dimensions 99 × 107 × 215mm 225 x 154.5 x 87 mm
Interfaces * 1 x power adapter port
* 1 x WAN / LAN GE port
* 1 x LAN GE port
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (TS-9 type)
* One SIM card slot
* 1 x power adapter port
* 2 x LAN GE port
* 1 x USB type C port
* One SIM card slot
Datasheet Huawei 5G CPE Pro Datasheet(PDF) ZTE MC801 Datasheet(PDF)
User Manual Huawei 5G CPE Pro User Manual(PDF) ZTE MC801 User Manual(PDF)
Other features  firewall, PIN protection, MAC address filtering, Wi-Fi encryption authentication, VPN tunnel / VPN penetration, IP penetration, IPv6 and IPv6 / IPv4 dual stack, multi-APN, WeBUI, administrator maintenance, HOTA, etc MAC address filtering, Wi-Fi encryption authentication, VPN, IPv6 support, VoLTE, DMZ, SSID, Guest SSID, Port Forwarding, Watchdog Service, DHCP settings, network selection, APN settings etc.
Firmware download Huawei 5G CPE Pro Firmware ZTE MC801 Firmware
Review Huawei 5G CPE Pro Review ZTE MC801 Review
Price/USD 699.00USD 799.00USD

Summary

From the table, we can see they have different chipsets which deceide they support different network mode: Huawei 5G CPE Pro support 5G NR dual mode: NSA/SA while ZTE MC801 supports only NSA mode. Huawei 5G CPE Pro has two variant models now, while ZTE MC801 has only one model now. Perhaps there will be more variant models available in near future.

Huawei 5G CPE Pro has two connectors like other Huawei 4G WiFi Routers, but ZTE MC801 doesn’t provide the connector for external antenna, which is not good for many users. Per our experience, many of 4G router users may need external antenna to get better signal and faster surfing speeds.

They both provide the WiFi 6 and this would be the mainstream for 5G wireless devices. Huawei 5G CPE Pro provide the APP management option by Huawei SmartHome APP, however, ZTE MC801 has no this option. According to our check, ZTE MC801 settings can only be done through a browser. And it provides PC and Mobile settings option, which means, users can do the setup through web browser from a cell phone.

The ZTE MC801 price is higher than that of Huawei 5G CPE Pro, perhaps because the Qualcomm chipset is more expensive than Huawei Balong chipset. One thing we have to mention is that the ZTE MC801 is much heavier than Huawei 5G CPE Pro. We suppose this is due to the complex heat radiation system in the router.

 

Regarding the real performance of surfing speeds, we will take future test in near future.

 

Huawei Released New 5G Mobile WiFi Hotspot E6878

A few days ago, Huawei also launched the 5G mobile WiFi hotspots in the model number of Huawei E6878, which will be available for 5G networks in China next month in addition to new 5G mobile phone.

As introduced by Huawei, the Huawei 5G moible WiFi is world’s first 5G dual-mode mobile WiFi hotspot. And the series have two models: one is the standard version and the other is Pro version. They got the official name Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi(Model Number: E6878-870) and Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro (Model Number: E6878-370). There are two colors for the 5G mobile routers: White and Black.

They are both with built-in Balong 5000 chipset, which can convert 5G signals into high-speed WiFi, allowing non-5G mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc. to enjoy high speed. They can support 5G NSA/SA dual mode. Type-C connection speed can reaches 1.65Gbp, and WiFi connection peak speed can reach 867Mbps.

 

The Huawei 5G mobile WiFi has battery capacity of 4000mAh while the Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro version is with built-in large capacity battery of 8000mAh, and supports 40W Huawei super fast charge, 22.5W external wired charging and 15W reverse charging.

The Huawei 5G WiFi routers support AI high-speed rail mode, and the communication algorithm integrates AI technology to intelligently predict and switch better signals along the high-speed rail in advance to ensure signal stability. In addition, when the cell phone connects with Huawei 5G mobile WiFi hotspot, and the mobile phone game mode can be automatically turned on during the game, which significantly reduces the delay of the mobile game up to 30%.

 

The two Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi hotspots supports 4K 60FPS HD live broadcast, supports multi-channel upload aggregation technology, and 2-3 Huawei 5G mobile WiFi overlays, enjoying faster upload speed.

Huawei 5G mobile WiFi routers support cross-operating system transfer large files without loss and zero data consumption. Whether it is a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop, it can be mutually transmitted under the same LAN.

 

To connect with the Huawei 5G mobile WiFi, it does not require a password, so you can go online. Scan the QR code generated on the screen in real time to quickly connect to Huawei 5G WiFi hotspots.

Finally, Huawei also pointed out that the 5G mobile WiFi hotspots can support mainstream 5G and 4G networks in 150+ countries or regions around the world. So it would be a global 5G pocket WiFi router for worldwide use. Unfortunately, Huawei only said that 5G MiFis will be available in December, but the price has not been announced.

Huawei Mate X 5G Hand On

As early as February 2019, Huawei has released the first folding smartphone – Huawei Mate X. The global market launch continues to be delayed. The news shows Huawei Mate X would be available in China at the end of 2019. Luckily, we have the opportunity to get the Huawei Mate X in hand and you will read the details in this post.

If you didn’t know this phone, the Huawei Mate X is not immediately recognizable as a folding smartphone. Rather, the stately size in the closed state catches the eye. The Mate X is relatively wide so the people with big hands would hold it in one hand easily.

The workmanship is very good, but the device does not feel as high-quality as the other premium smartphones due to the flexible plastic-protected display.

The Huawei Mate X is relatively flat even when closed, it is then really thin when opened. Nevertheless, it is stable and the display back is quite high quality.

To open the display, a button on the back is pressed. It is slightly below the three cameras. The button has a good pressure point and “kicks” the display slightly outwards, you then have to unfold it yourself.

 

Folding feels a bit stiff at first, but this makes the device very stable. The mechanism leaves the impression that it can withstand many folding operations.

The display itself is very nice. It is very bright if desired, colors are AMOLED typical gaudy and the resolution is sufficiently high. In the unfolded status, only a very weak “fold” in the display cover is visible, which is more pronounced in competition model Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G.

The Huawei Mate X will be sold as a 5G smartphone. At the first speed tests in Sunrise’s 5G network , the device reached speeds of around 1 GBit/s in the downlink and up to 150 MBit/s in the uplink at the trade fair stand. A HiSilicon Balong 5000 5G modem developed by Huawei, is used.

 

The other 4G, 3G and 2G mobile technologies are handled by the Kirin 990 SoC, which is also used in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G. Originally the Mate X should still come with the predecessor chipset Kirin 980 on the market.

Incidentally, Google apps were not installed on the test device on display, which is probably one of the reasons why Huawei has not provided any further information on a possible launch in Europe.  Perhaps due to the limit policy from Google, some other Huawei 5G smartphones also don’t have Google apps or service. We would take further test once we get this phone.

 

More details about the Huawei mate X 5G for reference:

 

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Smartphone Review

The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, bring his new 5G smartphones to the customer: Mi 9 Pro 5G. Comparing with the predecessor Xiaomi Mi 9, the new smartphone supports the new 5G mobile communications standard and also brings some interesting functions with it.

New 5G smartphone

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is not the first 5G cell phone from Xiaomi. The first 5G cell phone is Xiaomi Mix 3 5G. Of course, the device also works in older mobile standards such as LTE and 3G. As introduced, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is to sport 30W Super Fast Wireless Charging technology. The device has already received TENAA certification which revealed some key specifications. The Mi Pro 5G cell phone will have a 6.39-inch display while running on Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC. The phone will feature up to 12GB RAM with up to 512GB internal storage along with a 4,000mAh battery.

 

Super Charge 30W Wireless Technology

 

Especially interesting is the charging function. The new Xiaomi 5G phone is the first smartphone that can be charged with 30 watts. The highlight of this event was Xiaomi’s Mi Charge Turbo technology, of course. Xiaomi claims that Mi Charge Turbo is the world’s first 30W wireless charging solution. With this, users can wirelessly charge a 4,000mAh battery phone from 0% to 50% in just 25 minutes, and up to 100% in just 70 minutes. This pitches the wireless charging solution to be higher than a lot of current generation wired charging solutions. The specifics of the working of this technology are not very clear at this stage since the presentation and source are in Chinese. Thus, the device is expected to be one of the fastest charged smartphones in the market despite large 4,000 mAh battery. In addition to wirelessly charging the smartphone, it can also charge other devices.

 

So far, it was only possible to buy the smartphones and other devices of the bustling manufacturer on gray imports or Chinese online shops. But the company wants to change that soon. Because it has announced that it intends to distribute its smartphones on many other markets officially.

 

Mi 9 Pro 5G Availability and Price

 

Xiaomi has not shared any launch and available details about the Mi Pro 5G. But a recent leak indicates that the company is pretty close to launching the smartphone. And the Xiaomi Mi 9 pro 5G price is not yet known, but considering Xiaomi style, it’s expected to be better than Huawei 5G smartphone Mate 20 X 5G and ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G.

 

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Specs and Features

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G – A pioneer in 5G technology

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphone is the latest 5G cell phone which offers faster data transfer, higher performance, and better gaming capabilities, according to the new 5G standard. The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G delivers ultra fast uploading and downloading speeds. In April, this smartphone’s 5G flagship achieved 2Gbps download speeds on a 5G network based on EN-DC technology. This means that the phone will download a 1GB 1080p movie in just four seconds (calculated on the theoretical maximum download speed of the 5G network). The phone also offers top-notch performance on a 4G network.

Special design for cooling the phone

Externally, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphone is similar to the 4G version, especially in terms of size and thickness. Inside, however, it is quite unique. When designing the 5G phone, ZTE engineers successfully tackled a number of technical challenges related to the 5G innovation, such as electromagnetic compatibility, antenna, power consumption and overheating. For example, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G features a new antenna slot and a Smart SAR solution. A typical problem with smartphones is that when used under high load for a long period of time, the processor becomes overheated. This will reduce performance and reduce the user experience. ZTE has solved this by using liquid cooling technology and composite heat materials in their phones.

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 smartphone with F2FS file system and AI Performance Engine

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G is the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 smartphone with F2FS file system. It improves storage and memory capacity such as file read speed, random 4k read and write speed, storage power and access speed. The Axon 10 Pro 5G utilizes an intelligent anti-fragmentation mechanism that effectively solves the problem of freezing Android smartphones.

In addition, the phone utilizes artificial intelligence-based optimization and other technologies to give users an even faster user experience. The next-generation Artificial Intelligence engine provides faster start-up speed (up to 30% faster). Usage-based learning and application preloading ensure a seamless, seamless user experience within 20 months of phone deployment. The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G phone also features faster, more accurate fingerprint recognition, which unlocks in as little as 0.272 seconds.

Unmatched gaming experience and 4,000mAh battery

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphone offers users a very enjoyable gaming experience with enhanced image processing. This allows the game to be downloaded faster and the screen refresh rate can be increased to over 60 frames per second. The phone also has an enhanced connection for stronger signal and low latency (up to 60% under heavy load) and a cooling system that dissipates heat quickly and avoids overheating delay.

Powered by ZTE’s smartphones, the 5G flagship utilizes a large number of small components in a highly accurate and integrated sandwich design. This design leaves extra space for a 4000mAh battery that supports USB 3.1 fast charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro Series is characterized by a compact, curved design. The phones are equipped with an AMOLED display and an exceptionally narrow bezel with hidden sensors. The small case also offers a wider and deeper view than other smartphones, thanks to its 6.47-inch display (screen-to-frame ratio of 92%), high resolution, and dot density (2,340 x 1080 FHD). The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Series offers an incredible shooting experience with the AI ​​Triple Camera. It has a 48 megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a 6P lens, a 20 megapixel and 125 degree wide angle lens, and an 8 megapixel remote camera with an f / 2.4 aperture. In addition, users can enjoy stunning audio from the ZTE Axon 10 Pro series with dual speakers, Dual SmartPA and DTS: X Ultra.

 

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G Specs:

Display

  • 47 inch FHD + (2340×1080) display, water drop, AMOLED

 

Operating system

  • Android 9 Pie

 

Memory

  • 256GB internal storage
  • 8 GB RAM

 

System on Chip

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 + SDX50M

 

Cameras

  • Rear Cameras: 48 MP f/1.7 + 20 MP 125 Wide Angle f/2.2 + 8 MP Remote Camera f / 2.4
  • Front camera: 20 MP f/2.0

 

Battery

  • 4000 mAh, QC4+

 

Maximum data rate

  • Support for high-speed 5G and 4G connectivity

 

Connections and connections

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2 x 2 MIMO)
  • Bluetooth 5.0

 

SIM-card

  • One Nano SIM

 

Change:

  • Screen fingerprint recognition
  • Super linear dual speaker with Dual SmartPA, DTS: X Ultra
  • Face ID
  • GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo and GLONASS
  • Accelerometer
  • Distance sensor
  • RGB light sensor
  • Compass
  • GyroMeter®
  • Hall sensor

 

Dimensions and weight:

  • 2 x 73.4 x 7.9mm

 

Warranty:

  • 24 months

 

 

Following the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, the competitor Huawei presented the new 5G smartphone Huawei Mate 20 X 5G with advanced 5G technology and Huawei Balong 5000 chipset. If you are also interested in this new phone, you may check it here: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-mate-20-x-5g.html