Huawei P40 versus iPhone 11, which will be the winner? — 2022
Huawei in recent months has had certain problems with its operating system, something that we all know. But this has not made them stop and they have followed new equipment with EMUI and without Google services . The Huawei P40 is one of the teams that arrive to satisfy the majority of users, facing directly with the iPhone 11. But, what differences are there between the two teams? In this article we expose them.
If we want to be as objective as possible to know which one is better, we must look at the technical specifications. But the truth is that sometimes we have seen how a computer that has better hardware has given a worse result than another that has lower quality hardware. The following table represents the technical differences between the iPhone 11 and the Huawei P40.
|Characteristic||Huawei P40||iPhone 11|
|Base operating system||Android 10 with EMUI 10.1||iOS 13|
|Colors||Ice White, Black, Deep Sea Blue, Silver Frots y Blush Gold.||Black, green, yellow, mauve, red and white|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 71.06 x 8.5 mm||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|Weight||175 grams||194 grams|
|Screen||OLED 6.1'. Resolution 2340 x 1080 pixels||IPS LCD 6.1' Resolution 1792 x 828 pixels|
|Processor||Kirin 990||A13 Bionic|
|Ability||128 GB||64, 128 or 256 GB|
|RAM||8 GB||4 GB|
|Battery||3800 mAh||3109 mAh|
|Frontal camera||32 megapixels with 2.0 aperture. 3x optical zoom. 4K video recording at 60fps.||12 Mpx camera with 2.2 aperture. Portrait mode with bokeh effect and 4K video recording up to 60 fps.|
|Rear camera||50 MP main camera with 1.9 aperture. 4K 60fps recording. |
16 MP ultra wide angle camera.
8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
|12 Mpx dual camera with wide angle and ultra wide angle with aperture 2.4 and 1.8 respectively. |
Optical zoom x2 and digital up to x5.
4K video recording up to 60fps.
|biometric systems||On-screen fingerprint reader.||Face ID|
|connectivity||WiFi, 5G, NFC||WiFi, 4G, NFC|
|Price||From €799.||From €709.|
If we compare both teams physically, we can find one of the big differences on the back: the camera system. While the iPhone 11 bets on a double camera, the Huawei P40 bets on three different cameras. It is true that in the main camera the difference between the Mpx can call our attention: 12 on the iPhone and 50 on the Huawei . Although this data is important, it is not decisive either, with the software of each of the devices playing an important role beyond the hardware. In this aspect, Huawei maintains a tough fight against the iPhone and the result varies a lot depending on the conditions in which we find ourselves. The iPhone 11 already includes night mode, so this is not a differentiating aspect between the two teams, as it was in the past.
The rest of the cameras are very similar including both wide angle and ultra wide angle lenses to have a greater field of vision when capturing a photo or video. In the latter we can stop for a few seconds to verify that the recording quality that we are going to have with both devices is extremely similar. reaching 4K 60fps. The difference may lie in the slow-motion recording where Huawei always goes one step further, but the truth is that this is not a 'protagonist' or determining function.
In the front camera is where there may be a difference in technology. This lies in the presence of facial recognition, Face ID, on the iPhone, which is much better than the one included in Huawei, which is more committed to the fingerprint under the screen. In addition to giving us this technology for Face ID, it also gives us several features to take very creative selfies. In this case, video recording is also very similar in quality on both devices, with differences in stabilization and sound quality.
Operating system and connectivity
The operating system is one of the big problems that the Huawei P40 can have when buying it. Although it has Android 10 Google services cannot be installed nor download certain applications normally through the Play Store. It is true that Huawei is working on the App Gallery, but applications such as Google Maps, YouTube and many others are missing.
In the case of the iPhone with iOS 13 as a base, you can enjoy all these applications even though it does not have Android or the Play Store. Through the App Store we can safely download applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Maps or YouTube without doing weird tricks.
This is a point that is often overlooked but the truth is that it is tremendously important. If a user who is not experienced picks up this mobile, they will have many problems, and seeing the price that the target audience has, they will mostly present this problem. That is why iOS in this case may be a better option.
Autonomy and connectivity
In both teams we find some batteries that are going to grant us a good autonomy although it will obviously depend on the use we give it. If we make normal use, we can easily reach the end of the day with leftovers and we could even spend two days without going through the charger. Both teams also have the ability to do a fast charge, although Huawei is much better in this field.
This is seen simply by opening the box of the device, since it is included with the Huawei P40 a 40W charger. Meanwhile, in the box of the iPhone 11, the 5W charger is still maintained, being a huge difference with the Huawei charging method. This makes the charging of our Huawei much faster than that of the iPhone.
Another of the strong aspects of this Huawei P40 undoubtedly lies in its connectivity. It includes 5G, something that is already being standardized by the different competing mobiles but has not yet been seen on the iPhone. But the truth is that today it is difficult to take advantage of this advantage due to the lack of infrastructure.