Top technology creates the strongest Mate phone Huawei Mate40 Pro review

After eight years and a total of ten generations of product changes, the Huawei Mate series has become one of the most representative flagship products in the domestic market. The release of each generation of Mate series phones contains the latest technology and the strongest configuration of Huawei. . Today, Huawei Mate40 Pro officially debuted in China, achieving unprecedented breakthroughs in powerful performance, all-round imaging and innovative interaction.

Today, let’s take a look at the evaluation content of Huawei Mate40 Pro and take a look at what surprises this watched flagship phone brings us.

Appearance-high sense of sight and touch

Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with a 6.76-inch OLED screen with an 88-degree hypersurface design. The left and right borders are almost invisible, and the width of the upper and lower borders is well controlled, basically equal width. The upper left corner of the screen is a long strip hole design. The hole area feels slightly smaller than that of the P40 series, and has a lower visual impact. The overall screen is very immersive.

The overall quality of this screen is also good. The resolution is 2772×1344, which is between 1080P and 2K resolutions. The degree of detail is very good. It supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and matches with a very immersive screen. Strong force.

This screen supports a high refresh rate of 90Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. The smoothness of the screen and the touch feedback are very smooth, which can be clearly felt in daily operations. In terms of accidental touches on curved screens, Huawei has adopted an anti-missing algorithm to reduce the probability of accidental touches. The actual effect is also good. You don't have to worry too much about accidental touches on curved screens during daily use.

Based on the ring design on the back of the Mate30 series, Huawei Mate40 Pro has become a more impactful star ring design. The rear camera and flash are integrated into the star ring. The black ring makes the camera more harmonious and the back is more beautiful and orderly. The "LEICA" logo is also added in the middle of the ring, which is very design.

The thickness of the star-ring rear camera module is reasonably controlled, and because of the symmetrical star-ring design, the mobile phone is stable on the desktop and will not shake greatly due to the protrusion of the camera module.

Huawei Mate40 Pro has 5 colors, with two different materials: glass and plain leather. The model tested this time is a secret silver glass material, which can be seen from different angles alternately, which is very attractive. The body has an excellent texture and gives a very delicate feeling.

The back of the fuselage is designed with a curved curve, and the transition between the back and the middle frame is natural. With the curved screen, the grip feels extremely round, and it does not feel particularly spacious when held. However, because the body weight is about 212g, there will be some weight in the hand.

This time Huawei Mate40 Pro retains the physical volume buttons. Because of the large curvature of the screen, the physical buttons are moved to a very back position, and the buttons seem to be installed on the screen. In addition to controlling the volume through physical buttons, it also supports virtual button control. You can adjust the volume by sliding on the side of the screen, and you can customize the position of the volume slider to meet the needs of different users.

In addition to the secret silver of the evaluation machine, it also has four colors of glaze white, bright black, summer Populus, and autumn Populus. The plain leather material can provide a different sense of delicateness. Friends who want to buy can experience it offline The feel of different versions is different. It is worth mentioning that Huawei Mate40 Pro supports IP68 dust and water resistance, so it can be used with confidence in harsh environments.

Huawei Mate40 Pro supports screen fingerprint recognition, the actual test unlock speed is fast, and it can be opened in seconds. Of course, it can also be matched with face recognition to meet the needs of different scenarios. Unlike most mobile phone facial recognition, because Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with a front 3D deep-sensing camera, 3D facial recognition can be achieved with higher security. In addition to unlocking, 3D face recognition can also realize 3D face payment, which is more convenient.

In other details, Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with a Type-C interface and supports stereo dual speakers, which is very practical for friends who often watch videos outside. At the same time, it also has a built-in linear motor, which can provide more delicate vibration feedback, and can enhance the sense of interaction in some scenes such as system operation and typing.

Performance-The new peak of Kirin chip performance

Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with the Kirin 9000 chip, which is Huawei’s flagship chip of the year and the most powerful Kirin chip at present. The Kirin 9000 chip uses advanced 5nm process technology, integrates 15.3 billion+ transistors, and has a built-in 5G baseband. While the performance is comprehensively improved, it also has a higher energy efficiency ratio and improves the battery life of the mobile phone.

The CPU part of the Kirin 9000 chip adopts a high-efficiency eight-core architecture of 1 large core (Cortex-A77) + 3 large cores (Cortex-A77) + 4 small cores (Cortex-A55), of which the Cortex-A77 large core frequency can reach 3.13 GHz. The GPU is a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, and the game graphics performance will undoubtedly be greatly improved.

The Kirin 9000 chip has built-in Huawei's new-generation NPU, which is a dual-core + micro-core NPU architecture that provides more powerful AI computing power support. It has also upgraded the ISP image processor, and the camera part has also been upgraded. Compared with the previous-generation Kirin 990 5G chip, the overall performance of the Kirin 9000 chip has been improved by leaps and bounds.

Thanks to its strong performance, Huawei Mate40 Pro also has an excellent gaming experience. Whether it is the "Honor of Kings" or "Peace Elite" we often play, it can run very smoothly, and "Peace Elite" also supports 90 The high frame rate of the frame makes the game feel more smooth.

After actual testing, Huawei Mate40 Pro can run "Honor of Kings" at an average frame rate of 59.4, the picture is stable during the game, and the game experience is excellent.

The average frame rate of "Peace Elite" is 89.4 frames, and a higher frame rate also brings a smoother game experience. It can be seen that the frame rate can be stably maintained at 90 Hz during the game.

Photograph-imaging effect comparable to professional equipment

As the latest flagship 5G mobile phone, the Huawei Mate40 Pro has reached a new height this time. Its 50-megapixel super-sensing main camera has a photosensitive area of up to 1/1.28 inches, which is what Huawei mobile phones have used so far. The largest image sensor of, it combines the RYYB color filter array, four-in-one pixel fusion, and all-pixel eight-core focusing technology.

The three-camera combination of Huawei Mate40 Pro, in addition to the 50-megapixel super-sensing main camera, also has a 20-megapixel movie camera with a 1/1.53-inch super-large photosensitive size and super-wide field of view, which is rare in super-wide-angle lenses. ; There is also a 5X optical zoom periscope telephoto lens, which can achieve 10 times hybrid zoom and up to 50 times digital zoom. At the same time, Huawei Mate40 Pro also designed a separate laser focusing module to further improve focusing speed and accuracy.

Huawei Mate40 Pro camera interface

AI intelligent recognition scene

In terms of taking photos, Huawei Mate40 Pro has very intelligent scene recognition capabilities. Through AI computing power, it can automatically and intelligently identify a variety of complex scenes, and can accurately identify portraits, blue sky, plants, food, etc., and take pictures of scenes. It is optimized to complete the retouching work when taking pictures, which is convenient and practical. For example, there is a small waterfall in the picture taken in the picture above. Even in some scenes or environments that everyone has taken relatively few shots, Huawei Mate40 Pro can quickly recognize it.

In addition to the commonly used camera and night scene modes, Huawei Mate40 Pro also supports a variety of shooting functions.

For the adjustment and control of photo color, I think Huawei is definitely one of the best among all current mobile phones, and the Huawei Mate40 Pro with top-level configuration is even better. Different color effects can be selected in the movie mode of the mobile phone, and the color optimization derived from the German Leica camera makes every photo it takes has a unique charm. In the words of the photography circle, the photo looks "Germany" "Full.

Huawei Mate40 Pro shooting samples, super wide-angle

Huawei Mate40 Pro shooting samples, the main photo

Huawei Mate40 Pro shooting samples, 5X optical zoom

Judging from the actual samples taken with Huawei Mate40 Pro mobile phone, in terms of picture clarity, color and detail reduction ability, this phone has reached the level that a flagship phone should have, and the three lenses are in white balance and color style. The above is also consistent, and there is no obvious color difference.

Huawei Mate40 Pro shooting samples, the main photo

100% zoom in part of the above picture

Judging from the enlarged screenshots of the actual samples, the 1/1.28-inch series of Huawei Mate40 Pro is equipped with a 50-megapixel super-sensing main camera, which is indeed remarkable in detail, but even if it is 100% enlarged, whether it is a rockery The level of detail, texture, and messy fallen leaves are all visible, especially in high-contrast scenes where the water flow position has a great dynamic range.

Huawei Mate40 Pro shooting samples, super wide-angle

100% zoom in part of the above picture

Generally speaking, the most important thing for many mobile phone manufacturers to configure the ultra-wide-angle lens is to meet the demand for "ultra-wide". However, it is obvious from the samples taken by Huawei Mate40 Pro that Huawei has given more than just a wider range. At the same time, there are surprises in the image quality performance. In the screenshot above, I deliberately chose the edge position of the picture. Under most lenses, even for professional SLR/micro single lenses, the edge image quality of ultra-wide-angle lenses is prone to partial flesh or even blurred pictures. However, the Huawei Mate40 Pro ultra-wide-angle lens The edge quality of the photos is still very sharp and solid, which is not easy for mobile phone lenses. Of course, this is also related to the use of 1/1.53 inch photosensitive elements in the ultra-wide-angle lens of Huawei Mate40 Pro, and it is worth mentioning that the distortion control of the ultra-wide-angle lens is very good, and there is no obvious deformation.

Huawei Mate40 Pro shooting samples, 5X telephoto

100% zoom in part of the above picture

In terms of telephoto shooting, the performance of Huawei Mate40 Pro is still amazing. It supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and up to 50x digital zoom, which can shoot farther scenery. At the same time, the 12 million pixel configuration can get better resolution. Performance, in the processing of the picture details, can be seen from the real shot samples above is also very good; and to my surprise, the telephoto lens of Huawei Mate40 Pro is also very good in dispersion control, screenshots There is no obvious purple fringe or blue-green fringe on the bright edge of the position stone lamp. And the telephoto lens is also equipped with OIS optical image stabilization, providing a very stable shooting performance.

Up to 50X digital zoom can be achieved

Huawei Mate40 Pro shooting samples, 50X zoom

Huawei Mate40 Pro selects the 4 "points" at the bottom of the camera interface to switch between ultra-wide-angle, main camera, 5X zoom, and 10X hybrid zoom, while two-finger zooming in the viewfinder screen can achieve up to 50X digital zoom, and it is very intimate After a certain zoom magnification is exceeded, a small box will appear in the upper left corner of the viewfinder interface, which will indicate the zoom range, which will better help us to shoot and focus at a distance.

Huawei Mate40 Pro night scene shooting samples

The photos taken by Huawei Mate40 Pro in night scenes and low-light environments are also very pure. On the one hand, the large photosensitive area of 1/1.28 inches can capture more light, ensure sufficient light input, and provide a strong guarantee for high image quality; , RYYB color filter array can increase the amount of light entering by 40%, and it can also take sharp and clear photos in dark night scenes. At the same time, combining the multi-frame algorithm and HDR function, there is no problem in dealing with high-contrast scenes of night scene shooting. For example, the supermarket sign text at the bottom right of the above picture. Huawei Mate40 Pro can well suppress the highlights and clearly restore the fonts. detail.

More Huawei Mate40 Pro mobile phone real shot samples:

Support macro mode, you can shoot details at close range

Support large aperture mode, can shoot soft and beautiful background blur effect.

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Experience-long-lasting smooth use, more worry-free

Huawei Mate40 Pro uses the EMUI 11 system. Thanks to its strong performance, the mobile phone has excellent performance in terms of operating speed, and can stably run mainstream applications and games. The new system has also been optimized and upgraded for dynamic effects. , Fluency has been improved, and 36 months of long-lasting smooth use can be achieved.

The screen display is a very convenient function. Without turning on the screen, we can view the time and the notification status of the mobile phone through the screen display. Huawei Mate40 Pro has built-in rich information screen display effects.

At the same time, with the help of the smart off-screen display function, the phone becomes more intelligent. When a call comes in, there is no need to pick up the phone, just look at the screen with your eyes, and the phone will recognize the user and the volume will be reduced immediately.

When you use a mobile phone, Huawei Mate40 Pro can also monitor the user's usage status, and can keep the screen always on without interrupting the user's reading due to the automatic screen shutdown.

With the upgrade of mobile phone performance and sensors, the interaction is not limited to the touch of the mobile phone screen. Huawei Mate40 Pro realizes the AI air-control function, which can support richer gesture recognition and bring more comprehensive gesture functions .

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Through the air operation, we can realize the page up and down of the application, and it will be more convenient to watch short videos and refresh the page.

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If you are viewing photos, we can also use the air operation to swipe left and right without touching the screen.

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The air operation of Huawei Mate40 Pro also supports screenshot function.

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When watching a video, we don’t need to pause it anymore. We don’t need to click on the screen anymore. We can pause the video only by air operation, which is more convenient.

Huawei Mate40 Pro supports multi-screen collaboration, which makes the connection between mobile phones and PCs more attractive. Through the NFC function, Huawei Mate40 Pro can be directly connected with Huawei MateBook notebook, which is more convenient to operate.

At the same time, mobile phone memos can also be shared to Huawei MateBook notebooks, and the minutes recorded by mobile phones can be easily transferred to the computer.

Huawei Mate40 Pro uses a large-capacity battery of 4400 mAh, and supports 66W Huawei wired super fast charging and 50W wireless super fast charging, with higher charging efficiency and no fear of low battery crisis.

Accessories

Huawei provides a wealth of accessory products for Huawei Mate40 Pro, including Huawei Super Fast Charge GaN Multi-port Charger, Huawei Super Fast Charge Vertical Wireless Charger, Huawei Super Fast Charge Wireless Car Charger, and Huawei Super Fast Charge Car Charger The device, Huawei 66W SuperCharge multi-protocol two-way super fast charging mobile power bank and Huawei Super Wire fast charging, whether at home, office, or going out or traveling, can make the device stand by at full capacity at any time.

In terms of taking pictures, it has brought a ring flash protective shell, with a Selfie fill light on the protective shell, with 54 LED lamp beads, with three levels of lighting effects and brightness, to bring users a better selfie effect.

The Huawei Mate40 Pro ring flash protective case does not require a battery. The mobile phone will provide power support for the protective case through wireless charging, which is more convenient to use.

Summary-the benchmark for flagship phones

After constant iterations, the Huawei Mate series now has its own unique DNA. Its unique technological aesthetics make mobile phones not only the first choice for high-end users, but also to win the favor of young users. The Huawei Mate40 Pro Mithril color matching that we got this time has dazzling colors under the light, which is very beautiful.

In terms of performance, the Kirin 9000 chip did not let us down either. The top-level performance provides the mobile phone with super performance. Smoothness and non-stuttering have become another feature of Huawei mobile phones that is well known by the majority of users.

Finally, Huawei Mate40 Pro has demonstrated its industry-leading level in taking pictures. It has top-notch hardware and excellent algorithms. It can provide better colors when taking pictures, allowing mass users to use mobile phones to take large-scale effects.

At 18:08 on October 30th, the Huawei Mate40 series officially went on sale, starting at 4999 yuan (USD $714) , of which Huawei Mate40 went on sale on December 21st. If you want a flagship mobile phone with online appearance, powerful performance and ultimate image, don't miss the Huawei Mate40 series.