Huawei P40 Pro Plus review

Take a P40 Pro, add even more optical zoom, and you get the P40 Pro Plus: Huawei's new ultra-flagship camera phone

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Digital Camera World Verdict

From a camera hardware perspective, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus is the best camera phone on the market today. Its extra-large primary sensor produces spectacular image quality for a phone camera, and its optical zoom capabilities are unrivaled. However, go beyond 3x optical zoom and image quality is noticeably inferior to images snapped with the primary camera, making the large price premium over the standard P40 Pro hard to justify. The lack of native Google services is also cause for concern, but Huawei is doing a good job of minimizing the issue and this needn't be a deal-breaker for most buyers.


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    Superb image quality

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    Versatile zoom range

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    Gorgeous display


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    Long-zoom image quality could be better

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    No Google services as standard

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    Very expensive

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Huawei has already impressed us with the P40 Pro (read our full review here), but the story doesn't stop there. Following Apple's lead with its iPhone II Pro Max, Huawei's P40 Pro Plus will be a new, ultra-flagship phone positioned above the P40 Pro, at an even higher price point. The P40 Pro's launch price of £899.99 / €999.00 / $869.00 is already a sizable chunk of cash, but the P40 Pro Plus ups this to a whopping £1299/€1,399/$2,099 RRP.

However, you will at least get a whole lot of camera tech for your money...

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.