HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus review: True innovation in a stunted ecosystem (2023)

Huawei P40 Pro Plus

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus is a brilliant piece of technology, but the lack of Google Play Services makes it a mediocre gateway to apps and services.

This device is no longer widely used.The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus is now not available from most retailers. was replaced byHUAWEI P50 Pro. If you're looking for an alternative device, check out our list ofbest camera phonesit's atThe best Android phones.

Huawei's P-series devices have always been best-in-class. They offer excellent performance and battery life and, most importantly, some of the most innovative camera systems on the market. The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus is no different.

In general, the P series gains two models: a standard and a professional. While the standard model brings new features like a new Kirin SoC or a new design, it's the Pro models that bring that.WowFactor. For example last yearHUAWEI P30 Prointroduced the first 5x optical telephoto camera with an innovative prism mechanism. Combined with fantastic performance, wonderful battery life and incredibly good low-light images, the P30 Pro was a huge success.

But this year, HUAWEI has taken a page from Samsung's playbook and opted to release Standard, Premium and Ultra Premium models. The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus has almost identical design and features to the P40 Pro, but it brings something we've never seen on a phone before: 10x optical zoom.

But at a whopping £400 more than the P40 Pro and without access to Google Play Services, is this feature worth jumping into? That isAqueles do Android AuthorityTested HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus.

About this HUAWEI P40ProPlus review:I used the HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus as my main phone for six days. The device was running EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 with build number: HUAWEI provided the P40 Pro Plus test deviceandroid authority.

Design and display: refined luxury

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  • 158,2 x 72,6 x 9 mm
  • 226g
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • 6.58-inch Full HD+ (2640 x 1200), 19.8:9 aspect ratio
  • amoled hole
  • 90 Hz Bildwiederholfrequenz

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus has an almost identical design to theHUAWEI P40 Pro, which means it's beautiful. The screen is curved on the left, right and bottom of the device, but the aluminum frame flows over the phone's corners to protect it from drops. HUAWEI says it designed the screen to mimic water at the breaking point of surface tension, and I think it looks beautiful.

Curving the display at the bottom of the phone was an interesting choice, but for modern smartphones it makes a lot of sense. As gesture navigation became the default navigation method in Android 10, a curved screen makes it easier to swipe up from the bottom to go home and open the app switcher. I think it's a great design.

This display was developed for a modern interface design.

The device is certainly a little thicker than some other flagships, for exampleOnePlus 8 Pro, but it feels heavy and premium, not cumbersome. The ceramic back also curves, so the phone still feels relatively thin despite having a good grip with the flat, thicker rails.

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The power button and volume controls are mounted on the aluminum rails on the right side of the phone. They stick out a little more than the buttons on most smartphones, but I really liked the tactile feel. They are cute and clickable. At the bottom you'll find a USB-C port, SIM card tray and speakers, and at the top you'll find an IR blaster - something I'm glad HUAWEI kept - but no headphone jack.

The P40 Pro Plus' display is a 90Hz OLED with an FHD+ resolution of 2640 x 1200 and it looks pretty good. While it doesn't conform to the new 2020 standard of 120Hz, the 90Hz refresh rate didn't bother me. There is a hole-punch selfie camera in the upper left corner of the screen.

An optical in-display fingerprint reader is hidden under the display. It was fast and accurate during my time with the device. However, considering that the phone offers face unlock with an IR camera, the fingerprint reader may remain unused.

Performance and battery: very fast

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  • Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G-Chipsatz
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 512 GB of storage
  • NM card slot
  • 4,200 mAh battery
  • 40W SuperCharge com fio
  • 40W Wireless SuperCharge
  • reverse wireless charging

As you would expect from the company's new top phone, the HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus' specs are stacked. However, it no longer has RAM and the battery capacity does not match devices like this one.Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra,LG V60orPhones ASUS ROG 2, Specs like 512GB storage, 40W wired and wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging will raise some eyebrows.

After all, a smartphone doesn't need 12GB of RAM to run smoothly. 8GB was more than enough for the P40 Pro Plus, and HUAWEI is pretty aggressive with its RAM management. In our analysisWe found that 6 GB is about the amount of RAMYou want an Android phone to run smoothly, with 8GB being the sweet spot. It hits that metric.

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o 7nmKirin 990 SoCperformed very well and is currently HUAWEI's flagship chip. Has performance similar to that of QualcommLöwenmaul 855. The P40 Pro Plus has the 5G version of the 990 that supports sub-6GHz bands.

In the benchmarks we ran as part of our test suite, the P40 Pro Plus performed decently, but lagged behind powered phones.Löwenmaul 855 Plusand especially those who run themLöwenmaul 865. The P40 Pro Plus scored 488,792 on AnTuTu, 3,691 on Geekbench 4 Single, and 11,894 on Geekbench 4 Multi. For comparison, the OnePlus 8 Pro scored 4,195 and 13,142 on Geekbench 4 Single and Multi.

Just because performance is slightly lower in the benchmarks doesn't mean it lacks in everyday use. The combination of the Kirin 990 and 8GB of RAM resulted in very good performance. More importantly, the specs handled the 90Hz screen well and everything looked smooth.

The 512GB storage is good too, and you can expand it further with one of the HUAWEI ownersnano memory cards.

HUAWEI has been using 40W charging sinceMate 20 Pro, and it's still amazing. Considering that some smartphones are still at 25W and 30W out of the box, HUAWEI takes advantage in this regard. However, if you want to charge even faster, you'll need to use a phone like this one.OPPO Find X2 Pro, which can be charged at a rate of 65W. That's fast.

While the P40 Pro can wirelessly charge at a rate of 27W, the P40 Pro Plus goes even further by adding a 40W wireless charging option. that, but charging at that speed is incredible. Only OnePlus and Xiaomi could match that metric with 30W wireless charging.

And if you want to recharge other devices, the P40 Pro offers reverse wireless charging.

As with most of HUAWEI's flagship smartphones, the battery life of the P40 Pro Plus is excellent. The phone lasted almost two days. I turned it off around 9:30am and it didn't die until around 5pm the next day. It provided about seven hours of screen time for me. While not quite as good as the LG V60, the 40W fast charging makes it perfectly passable. If you can manage to last almost two days and charge quickly, that's awesome.

Camera: Really innovative

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  • Principal: 50MP RYYB,F/1,9,23mm
  • Ultrabreit: 40 MP,F/1,8, 18 mm
  • Tele: 8MP RYYB,F/2,4,80mm
  • Tele: 8 MP,F/4,4, 240 mm
  • Time of flight (ToF)
  • Self portrait: 32MP,F/2,2, 26mm
  • Ultra HD / 4K @ 60 fps (front and rear)
  • 720p HD a 7.680 fps
  • 1080p Full-HD com 960 fps

The P Series has always been HUAWEI's photography-centric flagship, and that's evident here. There are a total of seven cameras on the P40 Pro Plus, each with its own focus. While most of the sensors mirror the P40 Pro's camera array, the P40 Pro Plus has something no other phone can currently offer: 10x optical zoom.

Granted, other phones can reach extreme zoom ranges, with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra reaching up tozoom digital 100x. But there is a difference. Although many devices, such asXiaomi Mi Note 10Touting things like 5x zoom cameras, many are not true optical zoom. The difference is that optical zoom has no loss of quality, while digital zoom reduces resolution in exchange for a narrower field of view or just artificially adds detail to a digital crop.

HUAWEI is one of the few companies that is consistent in its focal length claims and uses innovative methods to achieve lossless long lenses. The P30 Pro was an achievement in itself: it was one of the first phones to achieve true 5x optical zoom using a prism mechanism that bounced light 90 degrees onto a tilted sensor for additional Z-distance.

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The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus builds on this concept, but reflects light five times to increase the optical focal length to a full-frame equivalent of 240mm. Since the focal length is based on the distance from the optical center of the lens to the sensor, the reflected light creates a longer optical path and therefore a longer focal length. This is the first phone with true 10x optical zoom, and the engine is brilliant.

Images taken at 10x are very good, although definitely a little softer than 1x and 3x images. Whereas the 10x lens has a much smaller apertureF/4.4 the phone has to artificially add more ISO to make the image sharp. Still, the 10x optical zoom is impressive.

The 10x optical zoom is a game changer.

Along with this lens, you have a 3x optical telephoto lens, a standard lens, an ultra wide-angle lens, a time-of-flight sensor, and a selfie camera on the front.

Overall, the P40 Pro Plus produced fantastic images, with colors, contrast and sharpness coming out really well. The only exception would be reds, which tend to have their hue more shifted towards pink and their luminosity burst, especially compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The wide-angle camera also generally had a slightly different color quality than the standard lens, with a slightly more yellow hue and slightly lower contrast.

Up to 20x zoom produced sharp, good-looking images, but just like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the 100x zoom mode was extremely blurry and nothing more than a gimmick. Add that to the fact that standing still in that zoom range was really hard and you've got a bit of chaos. In contrast, the Galaxy S20 Ultra had reasonably good stabilization at 100x zoom, but both were equally blurry.

How was her case?HUAWEI P30 ProLow light performance was fantastic on the P40 Pro Plus. Even when shooting in a room with almost no lighting, the P40 Pro plus was only able to capture what was in the scene in its default mode. There's also a special night mode that increases the dynamic range and sharpness of an image.

The selfie camera produced great images with very good colors and sharpness. This camera also has autofocus, which is not common in selfie cameras. And with an IR camera alongside the selfie camera, you can recordportrait selfieslike this. In low-light scenarios, the image was a little softer than I would have liked, but it's still decent. In backlit scenarios, the phone uses semantic targeting to light up faces, which works really well.

In terms of videos, HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus can record 4K videos at up to 60 fps or 1080p videos at 960 fps. You can also shoot 720p video at an insane 7,680 fps.

The 4K 60fps video quality has very good stabilization and you can zoom up to 10x in this mode. Unfortunately this is all digital zoom and makes the video look noisy when you zoom in to 10x. Not sure why they would do that instead of just reading 3x and 10x lenses.

Just like the HUAWEI P40 Pro, the camera app on the P40 Pro Plus is pretty good. It offers a huge amount of features and settings. There's a full Pro mode that gives you access to things like metering modes, ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. There are additional settings for things like light painting, black and white mode, and document scanning.

The app looks like a good mix of simplicity and functionality. I'm a fan.

Software: stunted growth

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  • EMUI 10.1
  • Android 10
  • No Google Play services

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus runs EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10. Unfortunately, this phone does not have aGoogle Play Services. This means no Google apps or Google services. Users of the Google ecosystem will miss many of the apps they might use on a daily basis. HUAWEI has its own app store calledApp Gallery. While there are some popular apps like Snapchat or Microsoft Word, many popular apps like Twitter, Instagram, Spotify and many others are still not available.

Huawei's Play Store alternative just got better, but it's the apps that count.

This is easily the Achilles heel of the P40 Pro Plus. As with the Mate 30 Pro, it's hard to recommend a phone without access to the core apps and services Android users are used to. I was able to partially work around the app limitation by creating web shortcuts from websites on the home screen, but most web user interfaces just don't work well in a mobile browser. It helped me to contain my problems a little.

EMUIit's a bit of an acquired taste, but it's not that bad. By default, it tries really hard to look like iOS, and by default it stacks all your apps on the home screen. If you dig a little deeper into the settings, you'll find an option to use an app drawer, so you can make it work similarly to most Android devices. As my colleague Ryan Thomas noted in hisP40 Pro Test, items like the stock sheet are also eerily similar to iOS.

Unfortunately, customizing your device with a launcher is a bit more difficult on the HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus. There just aren't many available on the AppGallery, although you'll find Apolo Launcher there. Unfortunately, Nova and other popular launchers are nowhere to be found.

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus review: Specs

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus


6,58 Zoll OLED, 2,640 x 1,200 (19,8:9)
90 Hz
Fingerprint sensor in the display


HiSilicon Kirin 990
Octa-Core-CPU (2 Cortex-A76 em 2,86 GHz, 2 Cortex-A76 em 2,36 GHz, 4 Cortex-A55 em 1,95 GHz)

Mali-G76 MP16-GPU


8 GB


512 GB


To go back:
50MP f/1.9 (RYYB) com OIS
40MP f/1.8 ultrabreit
8MP f/4.4 10x Periscópio com OIS
8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto lens with OIS



4.200 mAh
40W wired charging
40W wireless charging

IP rating



EMUI 10.1
Android 10

value and competition

  • HUAWEI P40 ProPlus:8 GB de RAM, 512 GB de ROM —1.399€ (~1.580$)

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus costs a whopping 1,399 euros. That's 400 euros more than the 999 euros price of the P40 Pro and 600 euros more than the P40. In this price range, HUAWEI charges more than any other device on the market. Its closest competitors would be theSamsung Galaxy ZFlip,Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra, it's atOPPO Find X2 Pro.

When compared to these devices, the P40 Pro Plus matches or surpasses them in image quality and build quality, but the lack of access to the App Store and Google's ecosystem is a glaring problem that cannot be ignored. And unless you specifically need the 10x optical zoom camera or the 40W wired and wireless charging, there are plenty of phones that can rival this device for far less power.

Even against its own catalogue, HUAWEI's P40 Pro Plus is a handset like no other. £400 seems like a big premium to pay for the 10x optical telephoto camera, ceramic build and 40W wireless charging.

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus review: Should you buy it?

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As with almost all new HUAWEI phones, the lack of Google Play Services makes it incredibly difficult to recommend. Smartphones are primarily gateways to apps and services. As this access is restricted, the experience of using a HUAWEI device is incredibly frustrating. Even if you don't use Google apps very often, the Google Play Store is the best way to get the most popular apps that you would normally use. Until the AppGallery can match the Google Play Store in options, you're missing out on some of the core experiences most other Android phones offer.

While the P40 Pro Plus undoubtedly has one of the best camera systems on the market, along with incredible build quality, you can either skip this series and pick up a competing device, or wait to see if HUAWEI's relationship with the United States is eventually repaired.

Keep reading: HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro reveal confirmed for October 22

Meanwhile, information about theHUAWEI Mate 40 Prostarted to develop. The phone looks quite capable on its own, but HUAWEI is also making afolding devicethis is very similar to thisSamsung Galaxy Z-Fold 2. A lot has happened between HUAWEI and the US since the original ban, but we're looking forward to seeing what HUAWEI comes up with anyway.

Stay tuned.


HuaweiHUAWEI P40


Is Huawei P40 Pro worth buying? ›

It's stacked with features, packs a powerful camera and delivers in the most part everything an Android user could want. Despite all of this, for the everyday user, the Huawei P40 pro would not be a top pick. Yes, it has vastly superior features, however, the Pixel 4A offers way better value for money.

Why not to buy P40 Pro? ›

First, the shadowing caused by the curved glass edges is noticeable when looking at flat colors. This is particularly obvious on the left and right edges. Second, whilst 90Hz is an improvement, the lack of 120Hz and Quad HD resolution means that the P40 Pro doesn't quite match the competition.

How long does Huawei P40 Pro last? ›

The Huawei P40 Pro offers a Battery Life autonomy of 2 Days of Use, with a 4200 mAh battery.

Does Huawei P40 Pro Plus have Google? ›

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus runs EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10. Unfortunately, this phone does not have Google Play Services. That means no Google Apps or Google services.

What phone is better than P40 Pro? ›

Huawei P40 Pro Alternatives
Product NamePricesSpecs Score
Huawei Mate 40 ProRs. 104,49083/100
OnePlus 8 ProRs. 45,99993/100
Huawei P30 ProRs. 71,99090/100
Honor 30 ProRs. 43,29085/100
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Which one is better P30 Pro or P40 Pro? ›

The P40 Pro gets Huawei's Kirin 990 processor, paired with 8GB RAM, making for a marginal performance bump over the P30 Pro's Kirin 980 processor and the same amount of RAM. Being a 2020 release the P40 Pro is also 5G capable, which the last-gen model missed out on.

Why does the US not want Huawei? ›

In the U.S., officials and politicians within the federal government have raised concerns that Huawei-made telecommunications equipment may be designed to allow unauthorised access by the Chinese government and the Chinese People's Liberation Army, given that Ren Zhengfei, the founder of the company, served as an ...

Does Huawei P40 not support Google? ›

The new Huawei P40 Pro / Huawei Mate Xs / Huawei P40 Lite 5G runs on Android 10 with EMUI 10, but doesn't support Google apps and services, including Google Play Store. Lots of Apps are available from the Huawei AppGallery, and can also often be transferred from your own phone using the Huawei Phone Clone app.

Is Huawei P40 Pro worth it without Google? ›

Even if your company is not dependent on the G Suite, the lack of Google services is a problem. It also makes other software not as easy and safe to install. The Huawei P40 Pro is only worth considering for companies that work exclusively with Microsoft's Office 365 or mainly use their own software.

What is the average lifespan of Huawei? ›

Huawei – two to four years.

Is Huawei a long lasting phone? ›

Huawei phones are known for amazing colour display, long-lasting battery, and of course, the feature that makes it such a special smartphone, the camera.

Is it worth buying Huawei without Google? ›

Huawei without Google, does it work in 2022? Well, it does, the Google-divorced devices work a little better than in the past. But does Huawei, which continues to sell its smartphones at more than $1,000 overseas without offering a convincing Android experience, really deserve a medal for that? No!

Is Huawei better than Samsung? ›

When it comes to pure hardware and performance each phone has its plusses here. Samsung has the sharper display, and bigger battery, but Huawei has much faster charging and more impressive camera capabilities. Samsung has the higher resolution screen, and it also has arguably the ultimate trump card: proper Android.

Which phone is better Huawei P40 or Samsung S20? ›

The Galaxy S20 retains the majority of key features from its more expensive siblings. By comparison, the HUAWEI P40 misses out on a number of features available with the P40 Pro and Pro Plus models. It costs quite a bit less but doesn't feel like a fully-fledged flagship as a result.

Which phone has the best performance in the world? ›

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Is P50 better than P40 Pro? ›

The Huawei P50 Pro is clearly a better phone than its predecessor, the Huawei P40 Pro. It has a more appealing design, stereo sound, superior power, faster charging, and a more fluid design.

Which phone has better camera than P40 Pro? ›

The Galaxy S20 Plus offers 64MP shots. You'll get 50MP out of the HUAWEI P40 Pro, and 48MP from the OnePlus 8 Pro. Here are some crops from these modes.

Can US citizens use Huawei phones? ›

It's not illegal to own a Huawei device anywhere in the world. The Huawei ban prevents Huawei from working with US-based companies in the creation of its products. It doesn't apply to consumers who currently own a Huawei product and doesn't prevent them from buying new ones, either.

Why did Google ban Huawei? ›

Huawei was banned from Google's Android operating system because of spying concerns. The company has been accused of installing hardware on its devices that could be used to spy or intercept data, which would violate U.S. privacy laws and undermine the security at stake in our cyber world.

Is it legal to use Huawei phone in US? ›

The US has banned the sale and import of new communications equipment from five Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE, amid concerns over national security. Other companies listed include Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera, which make video surveillance equipment and two-way radio systems.

Is Huawei still blocked by Google? ›

No. Huawei phones that have already been released have been certified to access the Play Store and receive updates for the current version of Android. That goes for Honor phones too. Existing devices such as the P30 Pro remain unaffected and will continue to use Google apps.

Which Huawei still supports Google? ›

HUAWEI devices, including the latest HUAWEI Mate50 series, now support Google-related apps. Users can enjoy the best of HUAWEI's technology and features, while easily accessing Google-related apps, such as Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Meet and more.

How do Huawei phones work without Google? ›

On Huawei phones, APKs can be installed using Huawei AppGallery, the company's alternative to the Play store. While many apps are available on AppGallery, apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Netflix are not. These can be found in Petal Search and sideloaded.

Will Huawei ban be lifted? ›

Huawei declares return to normal operations in 2023 despite ongoing restrictions.

Can I use Gmail on Huawei? ›

Huawei has implemented its own Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) alternative that allows you to use almost every Google application on your smartphone. One of the most popular Google applications is Gmail — the ubiquitous email service used by millions worldwide.

Can I use Google apps on Huawei? ›

As you all know, there is an AppGallery in our HUAWEI phones and we can download some Google apps via it such as Google Chrome, Google Maps, Snapseed etc. And these Google apps can also be used as Quick App here. You do not need to download them to just open them in AppGallery and search for what you want directly.

Can you get Gmail on Huawei P40 Pro? ›

Use Gmail on your Huawei P40 Pro Android 10.0

You can use Gmail on your phone. To use Gmail, you need to set up your phone for internet. Please note that the developer continuously updates the app which means that it may differ from these instructions.

Can I use Google services on Huawei P40 Pro? ›

This due to Huawei being placed on the US Entity list which ultimately prevents Huawei and Google from doing business with each other. This means that Huawei is not able to license Google Play Services, which is why it is omitted from the phone.

Should I be worried if I have a Huawei phone? ›

What if I've already bought a Huawei phone? If you already own a Huawei device then there's no need to worry. Google has said it will continue to support existing Huawei devices with updates and support. Where it gets a bit opaque is if you're thinking of buying a Huawei device in the future.

Which phone lasts the longest years? ›

Some of the top devices on the list include::
  • Huawei P30 Pro. This is Huawei's latest plus-sized phone, boasting a sizeable battery pack along with its impressive quad-lens camera setup. ...
  • Moto G7 Power. The G7 Power has a hefty battery capacity of 5,000mAh. ...
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. ...
  • iPhone X.
Sep 2, 2019

Which countries banned Huawei? ›

Following the steps of its partners -- including the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand -- Canada decided to ban the two Chinese tech companies by the start of 2028. The five countries make up an intelligence-sharing arrangement named 'Five Eyes'.

Is it ok to buy Huawei phones? ›

There is no evidence to suggest that Huawei phones are less secure than their rivals simply because they're a Chinese firm. However, the user experience on Huawei devices is different thanks to their own HarmonyOS and App Gallery with no access to Google apps.

Are Huawei products still worth buying? ›

Although this means that Huawei phones should continue to receive application and security updates in the short term, in the longer term, the situation is less clear. This makes it hard to recommend buying Huawei devices (particularly the more expensive premium models) at this stage.

Is Huawei a trustworthy brand? ›

Our equipment has never caused a large-scale network breakdown, and we have never experienced any serious cyber security breach. There is no evidence to show that Huawei has ever done anything to jeopardize the security of our customers' networks or devices.

Can I install Google Chrome on Huawei? ›

Installing Google Chrome on a Huawei smartphone is straightforward, and updating the app is equally easy. You get all of the functionality of the Google Chrome app, too, so the experience will feel just as good as on any other Android device.

Why can't I download Google apps on Huawei? ›

Go to Settings > Apps > Apps > AppGallery > Storage to clear the cache and data. Restart your phone and restart AppGallery. If the problem persists, contact customer service in your region or go to Me > Problems and suggestions and provide the information below for assistance.

Does Huawei have hidden apps? ›

On many Android phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Huawei), open Settings and search for "hide apps". The built-in settings for hiding Android apps should display automatically. Here, we'll show you how to hide apps on Android on a Samsung Galaxy S21. First, open Settings, tap Home screen, and scroll to Hide apps.

Can I use Facebook on Huawei? ›

Install Facebook on your Huawei P40 Pro Android 10.0

Press the internet browser icon. Press the address bar. Key in and press the confirm icon.

Can you install Google apps on Huawei p40? ›

While its phones are still based on Android, they no longer come with Google services, and as a result, the all-important Google Play Store is no longer available on Huawei and Honor phones. Instead, what you get is Huawei Mobile Services that comes with Huawei's own suite of apps and services.

Is it still worth buying a Huawei phone? ›

With top-end hardware and componentry, it continues to offer some top-notch alternatives – especially if you want a camera that will be the envy of all your friends. Huawei's handsets sometimes retail at a cheaper price compared to their Apple and Samsung equivalents, too.

Is Huawei P40 camera better than iPhone? ›

The camera department is where the HUAWEI P40 stands tall above the iPhone 11, both in terms of resolution count and versatility. HUAWEI P40 packs a 50MP Ultra Vision primary camera (wide-angle, f/1.9 aperture) that can capture 4K videos at 60fps.

What is so special about Huawei P40? ›

5G connectivity so it's future proof too

The Huawei P40 is powered by the same Kirin 990 5G chipset that we've seen in the Mate 30 Pro and Huawei's folding phone, the Mate Xs. This is based on 7nm+ manufacturing technology and is plenty fast enough to keep up with the latest flagship phones from rival brands.

Should I avoid Huawei? ›

Governments Globally Warn Against Huawei

Additionally, Sweden and the UK have banned telecommunication companies from using Huawei devices on the 5G network, and are looking to phase out all Huawei devices by 2027.

Why did US ban Huawei? ›

The same day, also citing violations of economic sanctions against Iran, the U.S. Department of Commerce added Huawei and its affiliates to its Entity List under the Export Administration Regulations. This restricts U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei without government permission.

Can I use my Huawei phone in USA? ›

To the question of whether the phone will work or not, the simple answer is “Yes.” If you import a Huawei phone or get it from another source, you can freely use it, the sanctions are only that Huawei can't do business in the US and can't form co-work relationships with any US company, and can't officially sell their ...

Is Samsung better then Huawei? ›

When it comes to pure hardware and performance each phone has its plusses here. Samsung has the sharper display, and bigger battery, but Huawei has much faster charging and more impressive camera capabilities. Samsung has the higher resolution screen, and it also has arguably the ultimate trump card: proper Android.

Can you trust Huawei phones? ›

Our equipment has never caused a large-scale network breakdown, and we have never experienced any serious cyber security breach. There is no evidence to show that Huawei has ever done anything to jeopardize the security of our customers' networks or devices.

Can Huawei use Google now? ›

Can I use Google Search on the Huawei Browser? You can use HUAWEI Browser to open the home page of Google Search for searching.

Is Samsung camera quality better than Huawei? ›

Huawei's cameras are generally better than Samsung's, particularly at the high end, thanks primarily due to its long-standing partnership with German camera company Leica and its own photographic AI.

Is Google pixel camera better than Huawei? ›

Main camera

The mainstay of the camera on both phones is a 50MP sensor, and there's very little to choose between them. I took a variety of photos in different situations, but the differences are small and it's almost impossible to say one image is “better” than the other.

Does Samsung have better camera than Huawei? ›

Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra may have the better camera hardware out of the two, but it doesn't mean that the P50 Pro is a slouch when it comes to camera performance.

What is the difference between the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 plus? ›

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