During the P40 series launch, Huawei continuously compared its products with the iPhone 11 Pro Max and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
One of Huawei’s “tricks” whenever it launches new products is to compare directly with competitors’ products. In each
Regarding design, To prove its thin bezel, Huawei compared the size of the P40 series with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Not only is the bezel on the left and right sides, but the top/bottom edges of the P40 are also thinner than the iPhone.
Huawei then continued to emphasize that its product has a screen equal to or larger than the competition, but the overall size is more compact.
Also, Huawei products are lighter but have a larger battery capacity. For example, the P40 weighs 175g but comes with a 3800mAh battery, while the iPhone 11 weighs 194g, but the battery is only 3110mAh.
Of course, with the P-series camera’s strength, Huawei can not ignore this opportunity to “defeat” rivals. Right from the specifications, the P40 series has surpassed the iPhone 11 Pro Max and Galaxy S20 Ultra in terms of light sensitivity (ISO) in both photos and movies, huge sensor size, and pixel size.
Thanks to these advantages, the Huawei P40 series for low-light photography is superior to the competition. Huawei showed off photos that the iPhone 11 Pro Max or Galaxy S20 Ultra only recorded in black, while the P40 Pro could still produce relatively clear results.
This year, a stunned opponent that P40 Pro must overcome is the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Galaxy S20 Ultra is capable of 100X zoom, and zoom was the previous P30 Pro forte. So with the P40 Pro, Huawei is determined to beat Samsung in this feature. The P40 Pro + also zooms up to 100X like the S20 Ultra, but it has better optical and hybrid zoom capabilities (a combination of optical zoom and digital zoom) better. The lower-end model, the P40 Pro, is also superior to Samsung’s equivalent model, the Galaxy S20 +, in terms of zoom.
Huawei then gave a few examples showing the P40 Pro to outperform the Galaxy S20 Ultra when zooming at the same level.
As a major telecom giant, Huawei also knows how to deploy the latest networking technologies into its products, namely 5G. Huawei is proud of the P40 that it has 5G network support and the “all in 1” solution of the Kirin 990 chip when both the processor and the 5G modem are integrated inside a single chip. On the S20 Ultra 5G with the Snapdragon 865 chip, the 5G X55 modem is separate, making it consume more power than Huawei products.
Huawei also said the ability to use 2 SIM on its device is superior.
The Wi-Fi network speed on the P40 is also superior thanks to the Kirin W650 chip based on the Wi-Fi 6 Plus standard, for a maximum speed of 2400Mbps.
Huawei continues to kick Qualcomm once again when it claims the Kirin 990 5G gives better AI performance than the Snapdragon 865.
And finally, Huawei compared the wireless charging speeds of the P40 Pro + and P40 Pro with the Galaxy S20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max. P40 Pro + supports wireless charging with a maximum capacity of up to 40W, which according to Huawei, is 330% faster charging than iPhone 11 Pro Max (7.5W) and 82% compared to Galaxy S20 Ultra (15W).
Exceeding many factors compared to the opponent, but Huawei P40 receives the loss in the most important factor.
While the technologies mentioned above would help the P40 win the game, the device lacked one essential thing: a rich source of applications.
Because of the US ban, all three models of P40 will not be integrated with Google services, meaning users will not be able to use services such as Gmail, Google Maps, Youtube, and especially the Play Store.
Huawei will replace Google services with its service, called Huawei Mobile Services. Users will install the application on Huawei’s AppGallery store. However, AppGallery is still very much inferior to both the App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android) in both quantity and quality of applications. Also, users will not be able to find Google applications on AppGallery.
Therefore, the future for P40 in particular and Huawei, in general, is still very dark, although it has been able to create a better product than the competition.