POCO F2 Pro vs Huawei P40 specs comparison

POCO F2 Pro vs Huawei P40 specs comparison




POCO has released its latest flagship killer, the F2 Pro. Coming in with top-of-the-line internals, high-resolution cameras, and a large battery with fast charging, the POCO F2 Pro is poised to take on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series, OPPO’s Find X2 Pro, and more. However, when compared to lower-cost flagships such as Huawei’s P40, is the POCO F2 Pro still worth getting? Read on to find out!

POCO F2 ProHuawei P40
6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED Dot Drop Full Screen display6.1-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) OLED Quad-Curve Overflow Display
HDR10+, 180Hz Touch sampling rate, Widevine L1 certification
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 2.84GHz octa-core CPUHiSilicon Kirin 990 5G 2.86GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 650 GPUMali-G76 GPU
6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM6GB, 8GB RAM
128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1128GB, 256GB storage
NM card support up to 256GB
Quad-rear cameras:
* 64MP Sony IMX686 F1.89 main
* 13MP F2.4 ultra-wide
* 5MP F2.2 macro
* 2MP F2.4 depth
Triple-rear cameras:
* 50MP F1.9 RYYB (main, Octa PD AF)
* 16MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
* 8MP F2.4 (telephoto, 3x optical, OIS)
20MP pop-up front camera32MP F2.0 front camera + IR Depth sensor
Dual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM
Single-SIM + e-SIM (for select models)
5G, 4G+ LTE5G, 4G+ LTE
WiFi 6WiFi 6 Plus
Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.1
NFCNFC
GPS (L1+L5), A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO (E1+E5a), BDS, QZSS (L1+L5)GPS (L1 + L5), A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou (B1I + B1C + B2a), Galileo (E1 + E5a), QZSS (L1 + L5), NavIC
Fingerprint scanner (in-screen)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Face UnlockFace Unlock
IR Blaster-
-IP53-certification
3.5mm headphone jack-
Hi-Res Audio support-
1216 super-linear speaker-
Dual smart PA high volume boost-
LiquidCool Technology 2.0:
• Multi-layer graphite
• Graphene
• SuperVC
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USB Type-CUSB Type-C
POCO Launcher 2.0 (Android 10)EMUI 10.1 (Android 10) w/ HMS
4,700mAh battery w/ 30W fast charging, QC4.0+, PD 3.03,800mAh battery w/ 22.5W Fast Charging
163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9mm148.9 x 71.06 x 8.5 mm
219g175 g

Advantages of each device:

POCO F2 Pro:

  • Larger display with HDR10+ compatibility, 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • Faster chipset
  • Higher main camera resolution
  • 3.5mm audio jack w/ Hi-Res Audio support
  • LiquidCool Technology 2.0
  • Higher battery capacity with faster charging

Huawei P40:

  • Expandable storage
  • Higher ultrawide camera resolution
  • Inclusion of a telephoto lens
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • IP53 certification

Display

Both the POCO F2 Pro and the Huawei P40 come with large Full HD+ displays, with the former being noticeably larger at 6.67 inches compared to the Huawei P40’s 6.1-inch display. The POCO F2 Pro is also HDR10+ compatible, with a higher 180Hz touch sampling rate, Widevine L1 certification, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top to prevent scratches.

As for the selfie cameras, the POCO F2 Pro employs a pop-up mechanism to house its selfie camera, providing users a full, uninterrupted view. Meanwhile, a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout is located on the upper left corner of the P40’s display.

Chipset

The F2 Pro and P40 sport the latest flagship chipsets from Qualcomm and HiSilicon – the Snapdragon 865 and Kirin 990, respectively. Both can handle anything its users throw at it, as well as 5G connectivity. However, the Snapdragon 865 is technically faster than the Kirin 990. Don’t give it too much thought, though, as both chipsets can handle any task you throw at it.

Memory

The POCO F2 Pro is being offered with the following memory configurations:

  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB UFS3.1
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS3.1

Meanwhile, the Huawei Philippines is offering the P40 with only the 8GB+128GB memory configuration.

If you want to get the best performance out of the F2 Pro, you’re going to need to get the highest memory configuration as it uses the much faster LPDDR5 RAM. The Huawei, on the other hand, did not disclose the RAM and storage type used in the P40.


 

Operating System

Both devices run on Android 10 out of the box, with each company’s respective skins laid on top. Do take note that the POCO F2 Pro supports Google’s Mobile Services, while the Huawei P40 Pro uses Huawei Mobile Services.

Cameras

The POCO F2 Pro sports a quad rear camera system, consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary shooter, 13MP ultra-wide, 5MP Macro, and 2MP depth sensor. The Huawei P40, on the other hand, sports a triple rear camera system consisting of a 50MP RYYB primary sensor, 16MP ultra-wide, and an 8MP telephoto lens capable of 3X optical zoom. As for the selfie cameras, the POCO F2 Pro comes with a single 20MP pop-up shooter, while the P40 sports a 32MP + IR Depth Sensor combo.

While the POCO F2 Pro comes with a larger 64MP primary sensor, the Huawei P40 comes with a better ultra-wide and telephoto lens. Its selfie camera also features a higher resolution compared to the POCO F2 Pro. Do note; however, that resolution size is the be-all-end-all of cameras as the phone’s image processing software plays a significant role in the photo’s result.

Connectivity and Other features

Both devices are capable of connecting via 5G, 4G LTE, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and various GPS tracking. Biometrics are also similar, with face unlock and in-display fingerprint scanners.

The POCO F2 Pro is more feature-rich, thanks to its inclusion of a 3.5mm audio jack with Hi-Res Audio support, dual stereo speakers, IR Blaster, and an updated LiquidCool Technology 2.0 that offers better-sustained performance. It does, however, lack an IP-rating, which the P40 has.

Battery

The POCO F2 Pro is powered by a whopping 4,700mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, while the Huawei P40 Pro comes with a 3,800mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support.

Price

While the Poco F2 Pro has not yet been released in the Philippines, it’s priced as follows:

  • 6GB + 128 GB – EUR 499
  • 8GB + 256GB – EUR 599

The Huawei P40, on the other hand, can be purchased locally for PHP 36,990.

Conclusion

POCO smartphones have always focused on several key components that they think their customers value more. However, this year’s F2 Pro model is a well-rounded device, that’s not only powerful but also feature-rich. Its cameras, display, audio quality, and other features took the phone as close to the flagship territory as it can. However, all these changes affected the price, as its no longer the affordable phone we’ve known to love.

Huawei’s P40, on the other hand, is the same P-series smartphone we can expect from Huawei. It fetches a reasonable price for what it has to offer. It’s a proper flagship phone, checking all the right boxes with little to compromise. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with Google Mobile Services. While the HMS has been improving steadily over the years, it still lacks certain features that you’d want from your phone.

Overall, both devices are capable of providing its users with a flagship experience thanks to its large OLED based displays, up to date and top of the line internals, capable and versatile camera systems, and large batteries with fast charging. Since both phones are priced similarly to one another, it all boils down to the user’s ability to forego GMS and the device’s form factor.



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1 Response

  1. cruizer says:

    this “180 Hz touch sampling rate” on the Poco F2 is close to useless. I think it’s just there to kind of make up for the lack of 90 or 120 Hz screen.

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