Huawei P40 vs Huawei P30: What's Changed?

Huawei P40 vs Huawei P30: What’s Changed?

Huawei has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphones under the P-series, and one of them is the Huawei P40. Compared to its predecessor, the P30, let’s find out what has changed and see if there’s a need for you to upgrade.

Huawei P40 specs:Huawei P30 specs:
6.1-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) OLED Quad-Curve Overflow Display6.1-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) OLED display, 422ppi
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G 2.86GHz octa-core CPUHiSilicon Kirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core CPU
Mali-G76 GPUMali-G76 MP10 GPU
128GB, 256GB storage128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1
NM card support up to 256GBNM card support
Triple-rear cameras:
* 50MP F1.9 RYYB (main, Octa PD AF)
* 16MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
* 8MP F2.4 (telephoto, 3x optical, OIS)
Triple-rear cameras:
* 40MP F1.8 (main)
* 16MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
* 8MP F2.4 (telephoto)
32MP F2.0 front camera + IR Depth sensor32MP F2.0 front camera
Single-SIM + e-SIM (for select models)
WiFi 6 PlusWiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.0
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Face UnlockFace Unlock
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
EMUI 10.1 (Android 10) w/ HMSEMUI 10 (Android 10) w/ GMS
3,800mAh battery w/ 22.5W Fast Charging3,650mAh battery w/ 22.5W Fast Charging
148.9 x 71.06 x 8.5 mm149.1 x 71.4 x 7.6 mm
175 g165 g

Summary of improvements of the P40:
• Newer and more powerful chipset
• Higher main camera resolution
• 5G connectivity
• Front camera depth sensor
• Newer WiFi version
• Newer Bluetooth version
• Bigger battery

It looks like the P40 has lots of new things to offer over the P30, spec-wise. There’s the newer Kirin 990 5G chipset, which we can expect to perform better than the Kirin 980, and faster storage type.

When it comes to the cameras, the P40 has a higher main camera resolution. But that’s just the number of pixels though as the P40 has RYYB technology and Octa PD AF. So, we’re expecting improved camera quality over the P30.

As for the other cameras, Huawei has retained the resolution for the ultra-wide and telephoto. The same goes for the front camera. However, the P40 has a secondary front camera for depth-sensing.


When it comes to connectivity features, the P40 has the latest, which includes 5G, WiFi 6 Plus, and Bluetooth 5.1.

For the battery, Huawei has slightly increased the battery capacity of the P40 by 150mAh. It’s not a lot but still an increase. Fast charging is retained at 22.5W.

Software-wise, the P40 runs on EMUI 10 based on Android 10 right out of the box. However, it doesn’t have Google Services and instead uses HMS with AppGallery. The P30, on the other hand, has GMS for those dependent on Google Services.

Should you upgrade?

Not really. Unless you need the new camera features and 5G connectivity. Otherwise, the P30 should be more than enough for another year until the P50 arrives.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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1 Response

  1. Alex says:

    The same garbage as P30 :D
    I wonder if its possible to change the battery because on p30 thats not possible..

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