Huawei is a manufacturer that is quite active in launching products every year. Within a year, Huawei can launch several series of smartphones ranging from the Matepad series, Nova series, P series to the Mate series. Seeing the quality of each series, you could say the Mate series is the ultimate because it often has the best offal specifications compared to others. Last week Huawei officially launched the Mate series smartphone and one of them is the Mate P40 Pro. The following is a review.
Design, Screen and Sound
Combining a large 19: 9 display and 2774 x 1344 resolution, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro's OLED screen is sharper than most other Smartphones as well as with 456 pixels at every inch. This part also looks striking from the front. 88 degree curves on either side hide the bezel to the left or right. Meanwhile, a thin black line is above and below the screen.
Apart from that Huawei has brought back the volume buttons, missing from the Mate 30 Pro, and there are also new stereo speakers that sound sharp. And also Disney +, Netflix, and Prime Video works on Huawei phones, and with those screens and speakers the display and sound will automatically be fantastic.
The design of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is simply gorgeous. This smartphone body is made of glass and metal. The colors are slightly opaque which gives a classy impression. But when our smartphone body is tilted, we will find beautiful color gradations. Blend in blue and purple. The perfect combination for a top smartphone. As a sweetener, Huawei put a camera with a circular design on the middle side.
From the front, we will find a 6.7-inch Flex OLED 90Hz screen that is framed with a super thin bezel. The edges of the screen itself are slightly curved which gives it a sleek feel. For the selfie camera, Huawei has embedded a dual camera designed 'oval' in the top left corner. The shape is more pleasing to the eye than the small 'hole' design that many other premium smartphones adopt.
As a premium smartphone, Huawei has a Kirin 9000 processor plus 8 GB of RAM. Makes Mate 40 Pro able to run heavy games, such as Aspalt 8, at the highest graphics settings without any problems. Even though the field runs smoothly, the Mate 40 Pro's performance is lagging behind the OnePlus 8T and the iPhone 12. Based on the results of the 3D Mark Slingshot: Unlimited benchmarks, this smartphone is only able to score 7,827.
A decent quad camera
Huawei doesn't mess around with cameras. They use the largest sensor ever in a smartphone, namely 50MP RYYB as the main camera. Because the average competitor's sensor is stuck at 48 MP. This sensor is also able to better capture greens and light thanks to the RYYB setting. While the other three camera lenses are 20 MP ultra wide, 12 MP telephoto, and 3D.
Although the design, camera and performance are quite good, unfortunately the Mate 40 Pro version faces problems in the software field. Because Huawei can't access the latest Android version from Google. So they still adopt Android version 11 instead of the latest. In addition, this smartphone is also not equipped with 'Google standard applications', such as Playstore, Youtube, Gmail, and so on. Huawei does make a dedicated app store, but it's less user-friendly. The reason is that there are advertisements in the app store that are camouflaged as a Download button.
Using a super processor
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro product is equipped with the latest processor from Kirin, the 9,000 series with a size of 5 nm. From a lot of comparative research between the Kirin 9,000 5 nm and Kirin 990 7nm processors, the results are spectacular. The performance of the Kirin 9,000 5 nm processor is far superior, especially when viewed from its performance when playing large games.
In addition, the Kirin 9,000 processor is also proven to have a much more efficient power consumption than the Kirin 990 7nm processor. So don't be surprised if news comes out tomorrow saying that the power consumption of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro smartphone is more efficient so that the battery doesn't run out quickly. The impact makes users charging less and less.
The 5nm size processor technology is a new technology in the smartphone world and was first used by Huawei. So this is one of the very good advantages of being used as a selling material for the Huawei Mate 40 Pro.
Super fast charging capability The
Huawei P40 product is only equipped with fast charging capabilities of up to 40 watts. Meanwhile, the Mate 40 Huawei provides fast charging capability of up to 66 watts. A significant increase of more than 50 percent when compared to the fast charging capability of the P40. So, to charge the battery from zero to 100 percent, it definitely takes less than 60 minutes.
At least from paying attention to the specifications of the flagship smartphone, various abilities and interesting features will be shown, one of which is the fast charging capability which is faster than before. But when it comes to fast charging capabilities, it seems that to this day it is still held by Xiaomi because it has fast charging capabilities of up to 120 watts on the Mi 10 Ultra.
In the world of smartphones, the role model to this day is a product made by Apple, namely the Iphone. Every time Apple launches the latest Iphone series, within a few months there will be other manufacturers launching products with designs similar to the latest Iphone. However, the Mate series, including the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, seem to want to escape such an imitation scheme.
This can be seen from the camera design made using a circle formation. I think this design is unique and cool because it is made based on original ideas and does not completely copy other product designs. Well, this unique and new design can be used as material for sale, especially for those who are bored with the design of most smartphone cameras that mimic the iPhone design.
Relatively expensive price.
According to the latest data, it is known that the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is sold in Europe at a price of USD 282,182.25 which, if converted into rupiah, is around RS 21,000,000. The price is high for a smartphone in my opinion. But if you think about it, this is actually quite reasonable because the specifications of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro are deliberately made better than the specifications of the Huawei P40 Pro. Coupled with the fact that the Huawei Mate 40 Pro uses the latest series processors with the most advanced technology, which is 5 nm in size. So it's not an exaggeration if the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is priced at up to twenty million.