Huawei Mate40 Pro in-depth evaluation: all-round strength aspires to flagship of the year

Since its release in 2013, the Huawei Mate series has always been a concentrated expression of Huawei's most cutting-edge technology. With its excellent design and powerful configuration, the Huawei Mate series has received a lot of attention. Huawei Mate series is born out of technology, constantly exploring the high-end of technological innovation, and using leading technology to bring users the ultimate experience. The Huawei Mate40 series also inherits this DNA. We see that the Huawei Mate40 series not only brings the world’s first 5nm 5G SoC, the Kirin 9000, but also the super-sensing Leica film imaging system, as well as the iconic technological aesthetic design. The series became the pinnacle flagship of this year.

Under Huawei's 1+8+N strategy, Huawei Mate40 series thinks more for users. It not only has flagship configuration, but also brings smart interaction and intimate and easy-to-use experience, allowing Mate40 series to connect smartly to life and bring different things. Full scene experience.

Huawei Mate40 series parameters
Phone model Mate40 Mate40 Pro Mate40 Pro+
screen size 6.5 inch OLED, 90Hz 6.76 inch OLED super curved screen, 90Hz 6.76 inch OLED 90Hz super curved ring waterfall screen
Resolution 2376 x 1080 2772 x 1344 2772×1344
processor Kirin 9000E 5G SoC Kirin 9000 5G SoC Kirin 9000 5G SoC
frequency 1 x [email protected] GHz + 3 x [email protected] GHz + 4 x [email protected] GHz 1 x [email protected] GHz + 3 x [email protected] GHz + 4 x [email protected] GHz 1 x [email protected] GHz + 3 x [email protected] GHz + 4 x [email protected] GHz
Body memory 128GB /256GB 128GB/256GB/512GB 256GB
Running memory 8GB 8GB 12GB
Main camera 50 million super perceptual camera + 16 million super wide-angle lens + 8 million pixel telephoto lens (3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom) 10 million ultra-sensitive camera + 20 million movie lens + 12 million telephoto lens (5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom) 50 million ultra-sensitive camera + 20 million movie lens + 1200 telephoto lens + 8 million super zoom camera (10x optical zoom, 20x hybrid zoom)
Front camera 13 million pixel super-sensing camera 13 million + 3D depth of field camera 13 million + 3D depth of field camera
Dimensions 158.6mm×72.5mm×8.8mm(glass)/9.2mm(plain) 162.9mm×75.5mm×9.1 mm(glass)/9.5mm(plain leather) 162.9mm×75.5mm×8.8mm
Body weight 188g (glass)/184g (plain) 212g (glass)/212g (plain) 230g
battery 4200mAh (40W fast charge) 4400mAh (66W wired fast charge/50W wireless fast charge) 4400mAh (66W wired fast charge/50W wireless fast charge)
body color Secret silver, glaze white, bright black, green, yellow Secret silver, glaze white, bright black, green, yellow Ceramic white, ceramic black
operating system EMUI 11 EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Network standard 4G/5G dual card full Netcom 4G/5G dual card full Netcom 4G/5G dual card full Netcom
Listing price Starting at 4999 yuan (USD $714) Starting at 6499 yuan (USD $928) 8999 yuan (USD $1286)

Huawei Mate40 series brings Mate40, Mate40 Pro, Mate40 Pro+ and Mate40 RS Porsche design four products, the configuration is slightly different, but the core is still the iconic technological aesthetic design, Kirin 9000 series processor and super-perceptual Leica movie images technology. Today, we will focus on the "big cup" Huawei Mate40 Pro and see what new things Mate40 Pro brings to users in terms of experience.

Appearance design: iconic technological aesthetic design

Huawei Mate series has a unique aesthetic design, high-end luxury aesthetic proposition, full of exploration of the unknown world and the future. The Mate40 series inherits this design concept, bringing a unique style that can be recognized at a glance, full of exploration power and life tension. The secret silver of Huawei Mate40 Pro can be said to be the most eye-catching color scheme. The colors in the three-dimensional space are interlaced, bringing the feeling of light and shadow circulation. The secret silver frosted glass has a very good texture, and nine layers of optical coating are added under the frosted glass, which gives the effect of changing light and shadow, and also brings a full sense of technology.

Huawei launched the upper ring design of the Mata30 series last year, and the Mate40 series further improved this ring design and brought a "star ring design." The "Hollow" design, the rear camera is designed inside the Hoop, just like the interstellar gate through space in a science fiction movie, symbolizing the spirit of unremitting exploration. It is also a brand-new logo of the Mate series, highlighting the beauty of the future.

Huawei Mate40 Pro continues the 88° super-curved ring screen, bringing a more immersive visual experience. At the same time, the screen brings a high refresh rate of 90Hz, which makes the display smoother, and with the touch sampling frequency of 240Hz, the game control is smoother and smoother.

This time, Mate40 Pro uses the 88° super-curved ring screen while retaining the volume button and power button on the side of the fuselage, and supports virtual button operation. Users can customize the position of the power button slider, or in the game Set the virtual buttons in the middle to open the mirror and shoot, which is more suitable for the four-finger control of the game.

The only 5nm 5G SoC in the world: Kirin 9000

Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with the Kirin 9000 processor with the most outstanding performance and energy efficiency so far. The Kirin 9000 adopts a 5nm process and integrates 15.3 billion transistors. It is the most advanced mobile phone technology, the largest number of transistors, the highest integration and the most comprehensive performance. New 5G SoC products.

The Kirin 9000 chip adopts an eight-core architecture, with a large A77 core with a core frequency of 3.13GHz, three large 2.54GHz A77 cores and four small 2.05GHz A55 cores, plus a 5nm manufacturing process. Kirin 9000 can provide high performance while significantly reducing power consumption.

The Kirin 9000 uses a 24-core Mail-G78 GPU cluster to bring better graphics performance. Compared with the Kirin 990 5G SoC, the Kirin 9000 GPU performance has increased by 60%. With the 90Hz high refresh rate screen, it can bring higher graphics performance. Game frame rate and better game graphics.

In terms of NPU, Kirin 9000 adopts a new generation of NPU and has an innovative dual-core + micro-core NPU architecture. Compared with the previous generation of Kirin 990 5G SoC, the performance is improved by 100%. The AI-benchmark test shows that Huawei Mate40 Pro scores 197.9K, which is the highest score currently.

Kirin 9000 integrates 5G baseband and is the only 5nm 5G SoC in the world. Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with the first four-network collaboration technology, which can efficiently integrate Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi 5GHz, main card (5G) and secondary card (4G) networks, and integrate networks for users in a complex network environment. Speed, reduce network delay, bring more stable and high-speed network. In addition, Huawei Mate40 Pro supports 5G super uplink, allowing frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) to work together, high frequency and low frequency complement each other, time domain and frequency domain aggregation, to improve 5G uplink speed. The actual test shows that the upload speed of Huawei Mate40 Pro can reach 115Mbps under the 5G network, and the peak upload speed of other mobile phones in the same environment is only about 80Mbps. It can be seen that Huawei's super upload can indeed increase the speed.

Game experience:

The Huawei Mate40 Pro screen supports 90Hz and the performance support of the Kirin 9000 processor allows the phone to turn on the 90-frame mode in "Peace Elite". You can see that the game screen is very smooth after the 90-frame high frame rate is turned on, but the actual test The data shows that the average number of frames in "Peace Elite" is 89, and the frame number jumps very little throughout the game.

In addition, "Lego Infinite" can also start in 90-frame mode, and the game has higher hardware requirements. It can be seen that the average frame number of Huawei Mate40 Pro is 90 frames under high-quality settings, and the game can also run smoothly.

The recently popular game "Yuan Shen" has extremely high requirements for mobile phones. Although it does not support 90 frames, it can also reflect the performance of mobile phones. Huawei Mate40 Pro has an average frame rate of 51.9 frames in the test of "Original God". The game can run very smoothly. Kirin 9000 can provide enough performance support for this game.

Super-sensing Leica film imaging system:

Huawei Mate40 Pro brings a new super-sensing Leica film imaging system, which is composed of a 50-megapixel super-sensing Leica main camera, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle movie camera, and a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto camera. The super-sensing Leica film imaging system not only provides good quality in photography, but also optimizes for video shooting.

Huawei Mate40 is equipped with a 50-megapixel super-sensing main camera, with a photosensitive area of up to 1/1.28 inches, and the RYYB filter array can increase the amount of light input by 40%. The four-in-one pixel is fused into an equivalent 2.44μm super-large pixel For better shooting results. It can be seen from the sample shots that the photos have maintained a high level of color and detail performance, and can play a better shooting effect in sufficient light conditions, and AI scene optimization is processed for different scenes, making Mate40 Pro easy to shoot Out of blockbusters.

In terms of wide-angle, Huawei Mate40 Pro uses a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 1/1.53 inch ultra-large photosensitive size and ultra-wide field of view. At the same time, it has added an imaging distortion correction algorithm to effectively prevent image distortion. It can be seen from the sample that the ultra-wide-angle lens of Huawei Mate40 Pro can bring better picture tension. In addition, it can be seen that under the imaging distortion correction algorithm, the building at the edge of the picture is not distorted, which brings better shooting pictures.

Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with a periscope optical zoom mechanism to achieve 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom, and supports up to 50x digital zoom. It can be seen that the details of the moon can be clearly captured using 50x digital zoom.

In terms of night scenes, thanks to Huawei's super night scene algorithm and the 1/1.28-inch super-outsole sensor, the Mate40 Pro's night scene shooting is excellent, and the light and dark control is also well balanced. Mate40 Pro night scene can effectively control the noise, making the night scene very transparent. At the same time, it supports wide-angle shooting and telephoto shooting in night scene mode.

Huawei Mate40 Pro brings an innovative ring flash protective case this time, making Huawei Mate40 Pro a selfie artifact. The LED ring flash fill light can enhance the brightness of the face, make the facial features more three-dimensional and the face more natural. In addition, you can use the ring flash light to make selfies more beautiful when you take selfies in scenes such as backlighting, in the car, or at night.

Video shooting:

The hardware and software of the front and rear camera systems of Huawei Mate40 Pro have been upgraded. For video shooting, the three dimensions of image quality, anti-shake and audio have been evolved, bringing motion anti-shake, AI follow-up and slow motion of the front camera. Shooting and other functions make Mate40 Pro the strongest mobile phone creation tool.

Based on algorithm optimization, Huawei Mate40 Pro can achieve video motion anti-shake function, even if you use handheld shooting, you can get a stable video picture. We used shooting and playing basketball to test, and we can see that Huawei Mate40 Pro has been able to obtain a smooth and stable picture in the scene of running and shooting.

Huawei Mate40 Pro also brings an AI follow-up function. AI follow-up can lock moving objects and realize real-time automatic cropping of wide-angle images. The photographer can also bring the mirror effect without walking and moving the phone.

AI follow-up will also automatically recognize multiple moving subjects, and multiple focus frames will appear and prompt to mark and select the tracking subject, realizing the automatic follow-up function.

Huawei Mate40 Pro not only can achieve slow motion shooting at a maximum of 3840fps and 240fps slow motion unlimited time shooting with the rear camera, but the front camera can also achieve slow motion shooting at 240fps. Using the selfie stick and Huawei Mate40 Pro, you can shoot slow motion pictures passing by passers-by on the zebra crossing, with a very good picture feel.

Interactive experience: free your hands

Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with the newly released EMUI 11. EMUI 11 is based on the whole scene concept and distributed technology to bring smart interaction and intimate and easy-to-use experience. Huawei Mate40 Pro uses Kirin 9000 processor, which brings strong performance support, and also allows the full potential of the EMUI 11 system to run various applications and games smoothly, and achieve 36 months of long-lasting smooth use.

Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with a new attitude sensor, which can realize AI air-space operation. Gestures such as sliding up and down and taking screenshots also continue to Huawei Mate40 Pro.

In addition, you can also wake up with gestures in the off-screen state. Hover your hand over the phone to turn on the screen. With face recognition, you can unlock the phone without touching the phone.

Huawei Mate40 Pro has brought a new pressing gesture. You can answer the call by pressing the gesture when you call, and you can pause the playback by pressing the gesture when the music is playing.

Huawei Mate40 Pro uses an 88° hyperbolic ring screen while retaining the physical volume buttons and supports virtual button operations. Just double-click the side of the screen to start the volume virtual buttons, and adjust the volume by sliding.

Charging and battery life:

It supports 66W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging. The significance of fast charging is very important for mobile phones with 4400mAh large batteries, which can greatly shorten the charging time.

We started charging from 2%, and after 10 minutes of charging, 21% of the battery was charged, reaching 23%. It only takes about 40 minutes to charge the Mate40 Pro to 90%, and the charging time is 2% to 100%. As long as 50 minutes, the overall charging time is quite fast.

We also conducted a 4-hour high-intensity endurance test for Huawei Mate40 Pro. Insert a SIM card into the phone, Bluetooth, wifi, and NFC are turned on, the screen brightness of the phone is 100%, and the 90Hz high refresh rate is turned on to complete a test and clean the background. application. First, perform 1 hour of network 1080P video playback, which consumes 4% of power after one hour, and then play 1 hour of games, which consumes 26% of power in performance mode, and consumes 2% of power during 1 hour of MP3 playback. , Performing a 1 hour 5G call test, consuming 1% of the electricity, 4 hours a total of 33% of the electricity consumed, and the remaining 67% of the electricity. Thanks to the excellent power consumption control of the Kirin 9000 processor, the Huawei Mate40 Pro's battery life performance is satisfactory. After all, such high-intensity testing and the 90Hz high refresh rate will increase the demand for power. Under such a premise, Huawei Mate40 Pro It has been able to maintain a good endurance performance, and the 4400mAh large battery brings a real increase in endurance.

Test summary: a more comprehensive flagship

As Huawei's flagship product in the second half of the year, Huawei Mate40 Pro is full of sincerity in terms of appearance design, hardware configuration and imaging system. Huawei Mate40 Pro continues the DNA of the Mate series, brings the ultimate user experience with leading technology, and applies the most cutting-edge technology to create a peak flagship.

The application of the Kirin 9000 5G SoC has given Huawei Mate40 Pro a leap in performance. The new 5nm manufacturing process allows Kirin 9000 to provide high performance while allowing power consumption to be controlled. The 24-core GPU cluster guarantees the gaming performance of Huawei Mate40 Pro, and the 90Hz screen brings a flagship gaming experience. Not only that, the Kirin 9000 integrated with the 5G baseband and Huawei’s first four-network synergy technology also provide adequate network protection.

Huawei Mate40 Pro is no longer satisfied with photo shooting. It has already promoted the optimization of the camera to video shooting. The addition of the wide-angle movie camera has given Huawei Mate30 Pro a big leap in video shooting. It not only improves image quality, but also anti-shake Bringing different effects from AI tracking, making Huawei Mate40 Pro the strongest mobile phone creation tool.

Huawei Mate40 Pro not only has a star ring design, Kirin 9000 series processor and super-sensing Leica film imaging system, but also EMUI11, full-scene experience and so on. As an annual flagship, Huawei Mate40 Pro can be said to have everything it has, and it is worthy of being the strongest flagship mobile phone form currently.