The Huawei P40 Pro+ has been available for many days now and you can buy it in many countries over the world. The flagship from Huawei costs 1499USD in the online shop and is available in black and white color.
On the one hand, the two colors have a ceramic back, which feels a bit different from glass and has a somewhat matt look. It feels quite good, but not necessarily higher quality than glass. This step also brings a little more weight. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is as tall and wide as the normal Pro model, just a little thicker.
There is the same display with 90 Hz, the same SoC (Kirin 990) and the same amount of RAM (8 GB). For the internal memory we have 512 instead of 256 GB and wireless can be charged with 40 instead of 27 watts.
At first glance, the Huawei P40 Pro+ looks exactly like the Huawei P40 Pro and I think that’s good, because it is more compact than a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra or OnePlus 8 Pro. The main camera with 50 megapixels is also identical, as the camera is for ultra wide-angle shots with 40 megapixels.
Huawei P40 Pro+ is the zoom champion
You put them on the table for the zoom camera. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is the first smartphone to have the SuperZoom camera (10x optical zoom, f / 4.4 aperture, OIS) + 8 MP telephoto camera (3x optical zoom, f / 2.4 aperture, OIS).
So while the Huawei P40 Pro gives you an “optical” zoom with 5x magnification, it is a combination of 3x and 10x zoom. And this combination is really impressive.
Zoom cameras from other manufacturers have also become very good, but I have never encountered a zoom camera that delivers such a good result with a 10x zoom. If you manage to keep your hand reasonably steady and photograph a still object, it looks like a normal photo.
The distance has limits, of course, and the Huawei P40 Pro+ cannot compensate for a restless hand and a wiggling flower, but with a little patience and calmness I have so far been quite impressed by the results.
The 5x zoom of the Huawei P40 Pro is often a bit too strong for me, but I find the combination of 3x and 10x zoom much better. And with a 10x zoom that delivers really useful results.
Compared to an iPhone 11 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+ is much better in this zoom and at every zoom level. Of course, the question also arises for some of you whether you need such a zoom.
In everyday life, a 2x, 3x or sometimes 5x zoom is sufficient in most cases. A 10x zoom is very rarely used. But it is impressive how far the technology is in this compact body.
Huawei P40 Pro+ even without Google services
The conclusion itself is similar to the Huawei P40 Pro. The hardware is impressive, but a price of 1499USD without the Google services is something that I can hardly recommend. It’s sorry for Huawei, because this zoom camera is in a different league than the rest of phones in the market. The target group wants to find the apps and whose focus is entirely on the zoom of a camera is small.
Technically speaking, Huawei has once again proven with the P40 Pro+ that it can set new standards for the camera. Only that with the software is still the big problem. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is again a model that I would wish would not have the US embargo.