Huawei P30 Pro vs. P40 Pro

Compare the features the Huawei P30 Pro and P40 Pro.
P30 Pro vs. P40 Pro.

Compare the features of two Huawei flagship smartphones.

In 2019, Huawei launched the P30 Pro and it remains one of their best selling smartphones. The Huawei P40 Pro is the 2020 model with various upgrades. Here’s how the two compare.
Camera
Camera

P30 Pro camera.

The Huawei P30 Pro has a Leica Quad Camera System, widely considered one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. In addition to a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + TOS lens setup, Huawei’s AI-assisted photography means you always capture the moment.

P40 Pro Camera.

The 2020 Huawei P40 Pro built upon what the P30 Pro started and is now ranked the top smartphone camera in the world by DXOMARK. The P40 Pro still offers AI-assisted shooting but with upgraded hardware with a new Leica quad-camera setup featuring a 50MP + 40MP + 12MP + 3D Depth Camera lens arrangement.

Software

P30 Pro software.

The P30 Pro was approved by Google prior to the restrictions which led to Huawei not having access to Google apps. This means the P30 Pro is loaded with Google Mobile Services and Google apps like Gmail, YouTube and the Google Play Store.

P40 Pro software.

The P40 Pro is Huawei’s first flagship phone to launch Huawei Mobile Services, departing from the Google equivalent. In place of the Play Store is the ever-growing Huawei AppGallery. An additional service called Petal Search helping you to find more apps not yet present in the AppGallery.

Software
Display
Display

P30 Pro display.

The P30 Pro puts a 6.47-inch OLED display in your hand. Combined with the Dewdrop display ensures you can be immersed in your videos vehicle keeping bezels thin and delivering stunning colours for a great viewing experience.

P40 Pro display.

With a few small tweaks, the P40 Pro is a very different approach to your new screen by Huawei. This 6.58-inch display with a double-hole punch front-facing camera results in a remarkable 91.6% screen-to-body ratio. Combined with a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10 support and greater ppi density, the P40 Pro offers a great display for watching your favourite videos.

Size
Size
Both phones are similar in size. The P30 Pro at 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm and 192g is slightly thinner and lighter than the P40 Pro at 158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm and 209g.
Performance
Performance
The P40 Pro features Huawei’s upgraded Kirin 990 5G chip. Not only is this more efficient, this means the P40 Pro supports 5G (subject to network availability and compatible plan).
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Extras
Both phones offer in-screen fingerprint readers while the P40 Pro also offers infrared facial recognition. Both phones come with IP68 dust and water-resistant rating.

Specifications

OS

Android 9 EMUI 10(upgradable to Android 10)

Display Size

6.47-inch

Processor

Kirin 980

Network Speed

GSM / HSPA / LTE

Camera

40MP + 20MP + 8MP + TOS

Battery

4200 mAh

Internal Memory

128GB

RAM

6GB

OS

Android 10 EMUI 10.1

Display Size

6.58-inch

Processor

Kirin 990 5G

Network Speed

GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G capable

Camera

50MP + 40MP + 12MP + 3D Depth Camera

Battery

4200 mAh

Internal Memory

256GB

RAM

8GB

Huawei P30 Pro

P30 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro

P40 Pro

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Frequently asked questions
While the P40 Pro has an upgraded camera and processor in the Kirin 990 5G chip, the big change comes with Huawei introducing Huawei Mobile Services.
Yes! The Huawei is still available to buy and is a very popular smartphone.
The P40 Pro is the newer upgraded flagship smartphone from Huawei. Naturally, this means you get some upgraded features. However, as you can see from this comparison page both phones share many great features.
Yes. Many people know Huawei phones are fantastic quality and that they offer a great photography experience. However, they would rather use a phone with Google Mobile Services that supports Google apps. For this reason, the P30 Pro is still a very popular choice.