What’s it REALLY like using the Huawei P40 Pro+?
– What’s up guys. Saf here on SuperSaf TV. And in this video, we’regoing to be talking about the Huawei P40 Pro Plus. Thanks to Huawei for partneringwith me on this video. I’ve put my SIM card in here and I really wanted tosee what is it like, using this on the day to day? Now, before we start, I wanted to clear up some misconceptions. There’s been a lot of talk and news around the recent 5G ban. And a few of you guys have been asking me, how does this affect deviceslike the Huawei P40 Pro Plus? And to put it short, it doesn’treally affect these devices.
The British government hasalso been very clear on this, that the 5G decision is purely related to Huawei’s equipment inthe U.K’s telecoms network. It does not apply to your home devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. So to answer the question,the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, as well as other Huawei deviceswill work absolutely fine on 5G networks where they are available. You have to remember thatHuawei is a big, big company and has lots of different divisions.
One of those is thenetworking side of things, which unfortunately has been affected, and the other is devices, which has not. Right. So now that that’s cleared, let’s go back to the P40 Pro Plus. You’ll see that it doeslook a lot like the P40 Pro and that is because itshares a lot of the same DNA, but there are really four key differences. In the cameras, charging, thebuild, as well as the storage. We’ll be touching on all of these. So initially talking of the build, this is one of the mostpremium devices I’ve tested. And that’s thanks to thisceramic back instead of the glass that we had on the P40 Pro. And this, firstly givesit a bit more weight.
So it does feel a lot more premium, but also it makes it more durable. I’ve been using this without a case, and it’s been absolutely fine. I really like the whitebecause it doesn’t attract as many fingerprints as other colors may. But from the front, the P40 Pro Plus looks just like P40 Pro. So we’ve got a 6.58 inch Oled display, with a 90 Hertz refresh rate. Now I do like this display. I really don’t mind that punch out because the front facingcameras are really, really good.
I’ve been on record tosay that the P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus have some of my favorite selfie cameras. And that is thanks to that depth sensor, which really does isolateyourself from the background, and gives you some very crisp results. And that punch out also hasfacial recognition sensors, which give you proper facial unlock, but there’s also an indisplay fingerprint scanner, which is very fast as well. So it’s nice to havethose two secure options.
We’ve seen lots of other smart phones, which actually just usethe front facing camera. That’s not as secure, for facial unlock. It’s nice that we’ve gotdedicated sensors here. So I really do not mind that punch out. Now, one thing that I would have liked is a 120 Hertz refresh rate. So 90 Hertz is really nice and smooth. 120 Hertz would have been nice, but what you do have on the P40 Pro Plus is a more stable 90Hertz across the board. It doesn’t have to change the resolution. You can just stick to the sameresolution across the board. And there’s also a big advantage, and that is with battery life.
The battery life on the P40 Pro Plus, as it was on the P40 Pro,is really, really good. I can get through the day absolutely fine. I’m easily getting six, sevenhours of screen on time. And I really don’t thinkyou’ll have a problem with battery life on the P40 Pro Plus. Now, in addition to that, we also have someimprovements for charging. So, although we do havethe same 40 watt charge that comes out of the box, we do get supports for 40watt wireless charging. This is the fastest chargingwireless lead that’s available in the market right now.
We’ve heard of some upcomingtechnologies, but right now, if you want the fastest wireless charging, it is going to be hereon the P40 Pro Plus. You will have to buy aseparate wireless charger for this to work. So just do bear that in mind, because to be able tooutput that level of power, you need a special charger with some fans to keep it cool and everything. But having that charger hasbeen a great experience, because I’m somebodywho really appreciates wireless charging and beingable to just drop my phone on that wireless charger andhave it charged very quickly, is very, very convenient.
Now let’s talk about the cameras and this is one of the reasonswhy you’ll be considering the P40 Pro Plus. Although we’ve got the sameprimary 50 megapixel RYYB sensor as the P40 Pro, as well asthe same ultra wide camera and time of flight sensor, I’ve covered thosecameras in lots of detail in my camera deep dive. So I’ll link that in thecards and in the description. But in addition to that,you do get two zoom cameras. And I believe this is thefirst smartphone in the world with two separate dedicated zoom cameras.
You’ve got a 3X telephoto. This is going to be usefulfor your day to day, where you just want to getin a little bit closer, but then you have the 10X optical, super periscope telephoto, zoom. I think I’ve said that right. It’s a long name. Essentially, this is goingto give you 10X optical zoom, which is the highest level ofzoom in the market right now. And at 10X, this givesyou the best results. I’ve done lots of tests with this, and it is very useful to getting closer to certain situations. Maybe you want to take somepictures of some wildlife, where going in closer isgoing to ruin the shots. Well, the 10X zoom givesyou some great results.
Now digitally, you can get further. You can go 50 times. Youcan even go a hundred times. I’m personally not a fan ofgoing to those levels of zoom, because then you are goingdigital, not optical. It’s there if you want to use it. I personally don’t. And I like that Huaweihaven’t plastered this all over the cameras. At 10X, this gives yousome amazing results, the best in the industry. Now, another thing thatyou get on the P40 Pro Plus compared to the P40 Pro, is512 gigabytes of storage, compared to 256.
In addition to that, you also have the ability ofadding a nano memory card. So that will also allow you to expand that already very large512 gigabytes of storage. Now, speaking of performance, this is powered by theKirin 990 5G chip set. So as mentioned, 5G issupported across the board and the 990 is a very capable chip set. So in terms of daily use and performance, this has been absolutely fine. You do also get eight gigabytes of RAM, which works really well with Kirin 990, but let’s talk aboutthe software situation.
So as you guys may alreadybe aware, unfortunately, Google Play Services are notsupported on the P40 Pro Plus. So what has that been likeusing this on the day to day? It’s been different. So if you’re coming from another device, maybe an old Huawei device, you of course had full supportfor Google Play Services. How does that impact on the day to day? Well, the good news isthe Huawei app gallery has now developed even further. We’ve got many new apps, which we didn’t have whenI covered the P40 Pro, such as SkyGo, as well asthe Premier League app, which allowed me to witnessmy home team Leicester City, lose out on the ChampionsLeague by one game. One game.
Anyway, it’s nice to see lots of new apps coming on to the Huawei app gallery, but there are stillsome that are not here. However, there are waysto get lots of those apps on to the P40 Pro Plus,which are very easy. One of those is the Phone Clone app. So that’s kind of the easiest. As soon as you get the P40 Pro Plus, you can just get your olddevice and transfer over all of the apps that are compatible, including all of your images and videos. But a new feature thatHuawei have introduced, which I found very useful is petal search. Petal search allows you to find apps that are currently not availableon the Huawei app gallery.
And it’s not going tojust find any old APK, it’s going to find official APKs, which have been authorizedand will be completely secure. So to give you an example. Right now, at this point in time, WhatsApp is not availableon the Huawei app gallery and obviously WhatsApp is something which pretty much everybody uses. So if we just tap on the search bar and type in WhatsApp Messenger, it’s going to pop up righthere and then we can go ahead and download and install it right away. So really quick and easy toget to some of those apps. Now you might be wondering, “Saf, how do you have the YouTube icon “on the home screen, whenit’s not actually supported?” Well, this is actually a browser shortcut.
What you have to remember thatalthough Google Play Services are not supported, allof the Google services that you are used to using, you’ll still be able toaccess via the browser, as you would be able to on, saya computer or anything else. And what I’ve done here isI’ve assigned a shortcut to the YouTube homepage. And when I tap on here, it just takes me overstraight onto YouTube, and I can start watching videos. And one of the things that I did miss, being a YouTube Premium Member is the ability to have background play.
But if you are somebody whodoesn’t really use that, and is not somebodythat’s on YouTube Premium, then it’s something thatyou really won’t miss. So yes, there are a few workarounds that you need to set up initiallywhen you get the device, but after that, on the day to day, I really think it’s totally usable. So if you are interestedin the P40 Pro Plus, hopefully this videohas kind of cleared up some of the misconceptionsthat you may have had. I do think this is going tobe fine on the day to day, especially if you want to take advantage of those amazing cameras. I’ll leave some links downin the description below to the Huawei P40 Pro Plus,as well as the Huawei P40 Pro.
What do you guys think of these devices? Definitely drop me a comment below, and let me know your thoughts. I hope you enjoyed thisvideo and found it useful. If you did, then do hitthumbs up button for me. And if you haven’t already, and you want to seemore content like this, then be sure to subscribeand hit that bell icon, so you don’t miss any of them. Thanks for watching. This is Saf on SuperSaf TV,and I’ll see you next time.