Tag: Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro+ Review – Huawei is still at the forefront of camera technology

Following up from my Huawei P40 Pro review, I have been lucky enough to try out the new top of the range offering in the series, the Huawei P40 Pro+. The new phone follows suit from other brands such as Samsung and Oppo by introducing a new, incredibly high priced option for tech enthusiast that want the best of the best and as a way for companies to show off their technological achievements. With this phone being identical to the P40 Pro in many aspects, I won't go extensively into some aspects, to avoid repeating myself. Things like benchmarks...

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How to install Google Play Store on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus (& other Huawei & Honor phones without Google) without Google play notification warnings

I have previously reviewed the Huawei P40 Pro and provided a tutorial on how to install Google Play on it. I'm now in the reviewing the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, the even more expensive model which features a world-first 10x periscope zoom and is also the only phone on the market with two optical zoom lens, the second being a less extreme 3x zoom. I plan on reviewing the usability of the phone without Google, and hope to bypass some of the issues it has with Google by using the MicroG app. However, it is inevitable that most people...

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Huawei P40 Pro Plus arrives in the UK on 25th of June £1299 + free 40W wireless charger and Watch GT2

I reviewed the Huawei P40 Pro last month, and Huawei continues their reign with the best camera phone on the market. However, this was not the top of the range model, Huawei, like others, have now introduced a new ultra-premium priced tier with the Huawei P40 Pro Plus. Unlike the previous brand collaborations, which seem to be going out of fashion, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus offers more than just case material and a bump in RAM/Storage. With the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, the stand out difference is the change in camera specification. The phone retains the  50MP Ultra...

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Huawei WiFi AX3 Pro / Honor Router 3 Review vs Netgear RAX120 – Is Wi-Fi 6+ any better or just marketing BS?

[Update] The Honor Router 3 has officially launched in the UK for £79.99 and is available from hihonor United Kingdom from the 23rd July, with delivery being made in August. Huawei introduced the WiFi AX3 back in February with the launch of the Huawei P40 Pro and made lots of big claims including stating that the router was the most powerful Wi-Fi 6 router in the world and introducing a brand new proprietary Wi-Fi 6+ technology. I was a little critical of the launch comparing the specs and performance claims against the TP-Link Archer AX11000 and Netgear RAX120, both...

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Petal Search helps you find your favourite Apps on Huawei phones without Google Play Store

The Huawei P40 Pro is the best piece of hardware I have used this year, but there is no getting away from the inconvenience of not having Google. The Huawei App Gallery continues to grow, and one day it may compete like for like, but in the meantime you either have to fo through a convoluted process of installing Google Play Services and the Play Store or source your apps from third-party app stores. The problem with third-party stores is they may not always have the app you want,  or if you become reliant on the likes of APKPure,...

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Huawei banned from using Google & other US tech until at least May 2021

Huawei has faced ongoing issues with the US for over a year now. The launch of the Honor 20 series in April 2019 was marred by the initial announcement of the ban which caused a delay in the release of the Honor 20 Pro. Many of us believed it was just President Trump flexing and would soon back off, but as the weeks past it became increasingly obvious this was a long term problem. Some leeway has been given, companies can apply for trade licences, and back in November, it was reported that 260 requests had been made, however,...

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How to fix push notifications on Huawei P40 Pro if you have installed Google Play Services

Since writing my guide on getting Google Play Services on the Huawei P40 Pro, it has been reported by many users that some push notifications don’t work. This is also the case for me, but it is only certain apps. I get notifications for things like Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and a few others, but then no notifications from Ring and some other services. People over at Xda-developers have concluded that the issue is related to apps using GMS for push notifications. Some do, some don’t and the ones that do don’t get push notifications. There have been a few...

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Google Alternatives Guide: Replacement Google apps & services for Huawei phones or anyone interested in privacy

The Huawei P40 Pro is the first major launch in the UK from Huawei with a phone without Google. When I reviewed the phone, there is definitely a learning curve if you want to adapt to a life without Google, you could, of course, still, install Google Mobile Services. The reason Huawei can’t use Google is President Trump is paranoid that China is spying on us all. However, the US has been believed to be doing just the same via the numerous backdoors that keep appearing in Cisco gear. If you are worried about the Chinese reading your emails,...

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How To Install Google Play store & Google Mobile Services on the Huawei P40 Pro without notification errors

I have had the Huawei P40 Pro for a while now; previously I said it was not possible to get Google Apps on there and I did a detailed guide of what things work and what does not. Several people have now got Google working via the previous LZ Play method, but it is a long-winded process and not just a case of installing an app and it doing everything for you. For your general users wanting a phone that just works, this process it probably way beyond what you would be willing to deal with. I personally found...

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Huawei P40 Pro Review – Still the best camera in the business, but does it work without Google? Score 87%

Huawei P40 Pro Review – Still the best camera in the business, but does it work without Google?

[Update] I now have Google Play Store and mobile services working – it is not an easy process, but it works well and makes a huge difference Huawei's first flagship phone of 2020 has landed, the P-series always sets the bar for camera performance throughout the year with few devices coming close. Last year we saw the Huawei P30 Pro arrive with a new RYYB sensor allowing capture more light and offer an unprecedented ISO level in smartphones. The result was easily one of if not the best phones for low light and overall performance in 2019. It was...

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Kirin 990 5G vs Kirin 980 vs Snapdragon 855+ Performance Analysis Compared – Huawei P40 Pro vs P30 Pro vs Realme X2 Pro

The Huawei P40 Pro was announced at the end of March, and it is available to pre-order now for £899.99 on Amazon with shipping starting on the 16th of April. The impeccable hardware of the new phone is somewhat overshadowed by the issues on the software side of things, as this is the first big phone launch from Huawei (in the UK) that lacks Google. There are ways to bypass most of these issues, you can still get the vast majority of the apps you use regularly, but there are some issues. I have covered the topic more on...

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Huawei P40 Pro vs P30 Pro Camera Samples Compared & Photo Gallery

The Huawei P40 Pro was launched a few days ago, and I have been using it since last week. The Px0 series of phones has always been the camera orientated model from Huawei and the P30 Pro was one of the most successful flagship phones of last year. It was my personal favourite, and it was generally regarded as one of, if not the best camera phones. The Huawei P40 Pro launch has been marred slightly by the lack of Google Apps, and it will undoubtedly affect the popularity of the phone this year. I have covered this in...

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