What’s it REALLY like using the Huawei P40 Pro+?

published on August 3, 2020

– What's up guys Saf here on SuperSaf TV And in this video, we're going to be talking about the Huawei P40 Pro Plus Thanks to Huawei for partnering with me on this video I've put my SIM card in here and I really wanted to see 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 devices like the Huawei P40 Pro Plus?

And to put it short, it doesn't really affect these devices The British government has also been very clear on this, that the 5G decision is purely related to Huawei's equipment in the UK'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 devices will work absolutely fine on 5G networks where they are available You have to remember that Huawei is a big, big company and has lots of different divisions One of those is the networking 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 does look a lot like the P40 Pro

And that is because it shares a lot of the same DNA, but there are really four key differences In the cameras, charging, the build, as well as the storage We'll be touching on all of these So initially talking of the build, this is one of the most premium devices I've tested

And that's thanks to this ceramic back instead of the glass that we had on the P40 Pro And this, firstly gives it 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 white because 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 658 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 facing cameras are really, really good I've been on record to say 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 isolate yourself from the background, and gives you some very crisp results And that punch out also has facial recognition sensors, which give you proper facial unlock,

But there's also an in display fingerprint scanner, which is very fast as well So it's nice to have those two secure options We've seen lots of other smart phones, which actually just use the front facing camera That's not as secure, for facial unlock

It's nice that we've got dedicated 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 90 Hertz across the board It doesn't have to change the resolution You can just stick to the same resolution 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, seven hours of screen on time And I really don't think you'll have a problem with battery life on the P40 Pro Plus

Now, in addition to that, we also have some improvements for charging So, although we do have the same 40 watt charge that comes out of the box, we do get supports for 40 watt wireless charging This is the fastest charging wireless lead that's available

In the market right now We've heard of some upcoming technologies, but right now, if you want the fastest wireless charging, it is going to be here on the P40 Pro Plus You will have to buy a separate wireless charger for this to work

So just do bear that in mind, because to be able to output that level of power, you need a special charger with some fans to keep it cool and everything But having that charger has been a great experience, because I'm somebody who really appreciates

Wireless charging and being able to just drop my phone on that wireless charger and have it charged very quickly, is very, very convenient Now let's talk about the cameras and this is one of the reasons why you'll be considering the P40 Pro Plus

Although we've got the same primary 50 megapixel RYYB sensor as the P40 Pro, as well as the same ultra wide camera and time of flight sensor, I've covered those cameras in lots of detail in my camera deep dive So I'll link that in the cards and in the description

But in addition to that, you do get two zoom cameras And I believe this is the first smartphone in the world with two separate dedicated zoom cameras You've got a 3X telephoto This is going to be useful for your day to day, where you just want to get in 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 going to give you 10X optical zoom, which is the highest level of zoom in the market right now

And at 10X, this gives you 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 some pictures of some wildlife, where going in closer is going to ruin the shots

Well, the 10X zoom gives you some great results Now digitally, you can get further You can go 50 times You can even go a hundred times I'm personally not a fan of going to those levels of zoom, because then you are going digital, not optical It's there if you want to use it

I personally don't And I like that Huawei haven't plastered this all over the cameras At 10X, this gives you some amazing results, the best in the industry Now, another thing that you get on the P40 Pro Plus

Compared to the P40 Pro, is 512 gigabytes of storage, compared to 256 In addition to that, you also have the ability of adding a nano memory card So that will also allow you to expand that already very large 512 gigabytes of storage

Now, speaking of performance, this is powered by the Kirin 990 5G chip set So as mentioned, 5G is supported 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 about the software situation So as you guys may already be aware, unfortunately, Google Play Services are not supported on the P40 Pro Plus So what has that been like using 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 support for Google Play Services How does that impact on the day to day? Well, the good news is the Huawei app gallery

Has now developed even further We've got many new apps, which we didn't have when I covered the P40 Pro, such as SkyGo, as well as the Premier League app, which allowed me to witness my home team Leicester City, lose out on the Champions League 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 still some that are not here However, there are ways to 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 old device and transfer over all of the apps that are compatible, including all of your images and videos

But a new feature that Huawei have introduced, which I found very useful is petal search Petal search allows you to find apps that are currently not available on the Huawei app gallery And it's not going to just find any old APK, it's going to find official APKs,

Which have been authorized and will be completely secure So to give you an example Right now, at this point in time, WhatsApp is not available on 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 right here and then we can go ahead and download and install it right away So really quick and easy to get to some of those apps Now you might be wondering,

"Saf, how do you have the YouTube icon "on the home screen, when it's not actually supported?" Well, this is actually a browser shortcut What you have to remember that although Google Play Services are not supported, all of the Google services that you are used to using,

You'll still be able to access via the browser, as you would be able to on, say a computer or anything else And what I've done here is I've assigned a shortcut to the YouTube homepage And when I tap on here, it just takes me over straight 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 who doesn't really use that, and is not somebody that's on YouTube Premium,

Then it's something that you really won't miss So yes, there are a few workarounds that you need to set up initially when you get the device, but after that, on the day to day, I really think it's totally usable So if you are interested in the P40 Pro Plus,

Hopefully this video has kind of cleared up some of the misconceptions that you may have had I do think this is going to be fine on the day to day, especially if you want to take advantage of those amazing cameras I'll leave some links down in 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 this video and found it useful If you did, then do hit thumbs up button for me

And if you haven't already, and you want to see more content like this, then be sure to subscribe and 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

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