It sounds strange but, just go with me for a second: the key to understanding the Huawei P40 Pro+ … is looking back at a Nokia phone from seven years ago.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 was a revolutionary re-imagining of what a cameraphone could be. In a time when most phone cameras topped out at 12 or 16 megapixels, it brought a monster 41-megapixel sensor that let you crop zoom without the quality loss of those smaller cameras … and it mounted the whole thing on a bed of ball bearings for optical stabilization. In 2013 this was incredible stuff, especially for the (in retrospect, reasonable) price of $649. So why didn’t Nokia run away with the market? Well mainly because it ran a platform called Windows Phone. A platform that failed largely because it just didn’t have the apps people were looking for.
Over the past few years, Huawei has kind of stepped into Nokia’s old spot in the smartphone photography space, by recruiting some of the imaging pioneers from Nokia … by partnering with famed photography brand Leica … and by applying good old-fashioned R&D to produce some stunning phone cameras. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus is the latest evolution of that legacy – so I took it on a road trip from Brooklyn to the boonies … and along the way, this collection of cameras captured my heart. But unless you’re a phone-tweaking geek like me, you’ll probably find that no optical achievement is worth the compromises this phone carries. To see why, join me for MrMobile’s Huawei P40 Pro Plus camera review!
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MrMobile’s Huawei P40 Pro+ / P40 Pro Plus Camera Tour video was produced following five days with a Huawei P40 Pro Plus review sample provided by Huawei. Pre-production sample running pre-release software. Device received one software update 20 hours before publication. No company paid a fee or otherwise offered compensation in exchange for this coverage, nor did any company preview or approve this content before publication.
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Huawei P40 Pro Plus Camera Review [Android Central]:
LEICA Lens Names [KenRockwell.com]:
Nokia Lumia 1020 Review [Pocketnow]:
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