Huawei Mate40 Pro review: Kirin 9000 true flagship brings top innovative technology to start again

"Eight years and ten generations", "the strongest in history", "defining the future", "seeing the extraordinary"… The above labels are the summary and praise of Huawei Mate40 series. Even after many obstacles and difficulties, the Huawei Mate40 series still abides by the agreement and will meet you at the overseas press conference on October 22.

A week later, the Chinese Mainland License version of the Huawei Mate40 series arrived as scheduled. It seems to be a long-term reunion with the majority of users after a long absence. And it also represents Huawei's further changes in this year's technological exploration and the strongest embodiment of current cutting-edge technology.

The birth of the Huawei Mate40 series due to cutting-edge technology allows us to see Huawei's continuous exploration of new heights of technological innovation. How Huawei creates the ultimate user experience, we must start with the Huawei Mate40 Pro in the hands of the editor.

Technology lights up life Mate40 Pro lights up eyes

Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with a 6.76-inch 88° super-curved ring screen on the front. Regardless of the visual look and feel of the grip, it is both visual and tactile enjoyment.

The ultra-curved ring screen frame of Mate40 Pro is invisible, bringing a visual experience full of eyeballs. Compared with the previous generation of notch, Mate40 Pro uses an opening design in the upper left corner of the screen to further reduce the opening size and make the screen overall The feeling is preserved to the greatest extent.

The Huawei Mate40 Pro screen supports a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. The actual experience of this screen in operation is simply that it is as free and smooth as a boat on the lake when sliding, and the user’s real experience is summarized in two words. It's silky!

The back of the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro fuselage is quite artistic and futuristic. Once it was unveiled, it caused a sensation in the industry. The “Hing Ring” design is highly recognizable and novel. The Leica logo of Huawei's Mate40 Pro back star ring lens is clearly visible. This is the symbol of the latest "Leica Eye". Huawei has incorporated the classic axis-symmetric design into this brand new image module.

The new Leica triple camera of Huawei Mate40 Pro integrates both aesthetics and artistic concepts as well as cutting-edge technology. Using it to freeze the wonderful moments of life to a beautiful shot is also the value that Huawei wants to express.

Overtaking Apple's two generations of Kirin 9000

As the most powerful Mate phone in history, Huawei Mate40 Pro is bound to be equipped with the strongest chip in history. It has built-in the world's first 5nm 5G SoC Kirin 9000 flagship chip.

The chip uses a 5nm process and integrates 15.3 billion transistors, which is 30% more than Apple's A14 chip. It is currently the strongest 5nm 5G SoC in the mobile phone industry.

The 5G module has always been a proud advantage of Huawei. After adding the 5G chip to the iPhone 12, we also carried out a comparison with great interest. In the same location, the same operator (China Mobile), the same package (128 yuan (USD $18) Chang) In the case of enjoying the package, the speed limit is 500Mbps), the download speed of Huawei Mate40 Pro connected to the 5G network can easily reach 484Mbps, which is close to full speed, while the iPhone12 is only about 130Mbps, and the signal fluctuation is very strong, and the gap is huge.

In terms of CPU, Kirin 9000 adopts a three-level energy efficiency framework of 1 super large core + 3 large cores + 4 small cores, and the highest main frequency can reach 3.13GHz. In terms of GPU, the Kirin 9000 chip first launched the 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, which is 52% faster than the Snapdragon 865 Plus, and it is not even a little bit faster.

In terms of NPU, Mate40 Pro has a score of 140,000 on AI benchmark 4.0 ETH, and its overall performance is 2.4 times faster than Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Huawei’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong said that GPUs are equally important in some application scenarios, because when playing mobile games, they often call on the capabilities of GPUs. Obviously, the Kirin 9000 with 24-core Mali-G78 GPU for the first time this time is an absolute top student in the game.

The surface configuration is not as strong as the actual test?

The first thing I experienced was "King of Honor". The full special effects are the most basic respect for Mate40 Pro. In the game settings menu, picture quality-super high, particle quality-high, resolution-super, high frame rate mode-open, go you.

With the support of the Kirin 9000 chip, when Mate40 Pro plays "Honor of the King", the game screen is smooth and smooth and the touch feedback is more extreme. After the game starts, the game will be played with teammates Gank the opponent's late hero, and participate in multiplayer team battles. The feedback speed of Mate40 Pro can be described as zero delay for various commands in the hero.

When the phone is turned on to the highest image quality, the frame rate of Huawei Mate40 Pro can also be stable at about 60 FPS at full frame. The largest group of 10 people in a large team battle can still maintain a smooth experience on the phone.

After playing "King of Honor", come to experience "Peace Elite". We set it to the highest quality and smooth + limit frame rate respectively. Huawei Mate40 Pro can easily achieve full frame performance throughout the game.

During the whole game, the characters' scenes such as opening and closing doors, shooting, driving, and switching perspectives are very smooth, without the slightest stutter. And whether it is in a multi-person scene or a small personal scene, the picture is still smooth as before.

You can see the battery life, see the fast charge upgrade

As a 5G mobile phone, Huawei Mate40 Pro has a built-in 4400mAh (typical value) high-capacity battery. With the dual optimization of Kirin 9000 and EMUI11 systems, in the 3-hour battery life test, Huawei Mate40 Pro showed excellent performance. Power consumption performance.

In the 3-hour simulation scenario, the editor asked Huawei Mate40 Pro to do these things-60 minutes of mobile games (100%-87%), and 40 minutes of TV series (87%-81%) when the external volume is 50% , 40 minutes to turn off the screen music (81%-77%), 40 minutes to scan WeChat, Weibo (77%-69%), in which except for listening to music, the mobile phone is in a bright screen state.

At such strength, the overall battery life of Huawei Mate40 Pro looks satisfactory. Compared with the previous generation, the charging speed is even more powerful. The Mate40 Pro comes standard with 66W super fast charging, and the performance in the actual test is surprising.

Starting from the 5% low battery state, the battery will return to 40% after 10 minutes of charging, 88% after 30 minutes, and the phone will be fully charged in less than 50 minutes. If compared with the same high-end Apple and Samsung products, the charging speed of Huawei Mate40 Pro is also the conscience of the industry.

Super-sensing Leica film imaging system technology reaches its peak

How to make the moment eternal? The answer is of course the image. In the field of mobile phone imaging over the years, Huawei has been a great leader.

Looking at the global mobile phone market, excellent flagship mobile phones must have superb imaging capabilities, and Huawei Mate40 Pro is bound to be the flagship mobile phone for top imaging this year. It does not pursue blindly stacking parameters to "reach its peaks", but strives to make unremitting innovations around technology, scenes, and imaging capabilities, and ultimately promote the overall improvement of user experience.

The Huawei Mate40 Pro imaging module is composed of a 50-megapixel super-large bottom main camera, a 20-megapixel movie camera, a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto lens and a laser focus sensor. It supports 5X optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 50X Digital zoom. With exclusive RYYB super-sensitivity technology support, Huawei Mate40 Pro is ready to shoot a blockbuster.

It can be seen from the actual samples that Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with 50 million main cameras and a large photosensitive area of 1/1.28 inches. The actual samples are transparent and natural. Not only that, the excellent anti-distortion ability of the 20 million movie lens allows you to shoot large scenes without the picture becoming distorted.

In terms of software adjustment, the Kirin 9000 chip with the newly upgraded EMUI 11 provides a rich AI scene recognition function for Huawei Mate40 Pro when framing the scene, shooting blue sky, white clouds, flowers and trees, before pressing the shutter, the phone has already recognized Shoot objects and optimize the color of the screen.

So in the actual samples delivered in the end, you can see that Huawei Mate40 Pro can maintain a fairly online standard for everything. The actual shooting proofs scenes are rich in color, and the details are also satisfactory.

The night scene is still excellent as always. The super large bottom lens ensures sufficient light input. When the super night scene is turned on at night, you can take a hand-held sample of the night scene with extremely high picture purity. The bright place is bright, and the dark place is dark. , This is the first impression of the real shot proofs for the editor.

I have to say that Huawei Mate40 Pro can perform very well in all the dark details, and the night scene is still as stable as a peerless master.

And in handheld shooting, especially in the state of super night scene shooting, the final imaging effect is almost invisible. It is thanks to the super sports anti-shake function of Huawei Mate40 Pro.

As a whole, Mate40 Pro continues to maintain a consistent top level of excellence in shooting. It is Huawei’s strength in mobile phone imaging. The front and rear dual super wide-angles, through the three dimensions of image quality, anti-shake and audio innovations, make the Mate40 Pro integrated The charm of the image is presented incisively and vividly, whether it is still photos or dynamic videos, it is more handy.


As Huawei’s uncompromising treasure flagship series, the Huawei Mate series assumes the role of the leader in each generation. This time the Huawei Mate40 Pro not only brings a breathtaking cutting-edge design, but also brings it above everything else. The comprehensive hardware performance of Swordsman, the all-round imaging experience of Swordsman, and the continuous innovation in human-computer interaction.

Obviously, Huawei has not only demonstrated its own attitude on the flagship machine of Mate40 Pro, but also produced substantial results in other aspects, making the mobile phone beautiful to the extreme, so as to further lead the mobile phone industry's design aesthetic trend, and to give users more Bring the ultimate experience.