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Huawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB) vs Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P40 Pro vs Huawei P30 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P30 XHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)21Points
Huawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsHuawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)Compare Huawei P40 Pro X
Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2340

40
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3650
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)21 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)vsP30 (L29 128GB/6GB)5 Advantages Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
+2.86Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)111%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (109GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1200x2640 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+441 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs422 PPI
+6.58"8%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(quad camera) 50.5MP + 12MP + 40MP + 0.3MP61%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 40MP + 16MP + 8MP
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+1/1.28" inches33%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.7" inches
+(dual front camera) 32MP + 0.3MP1%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 32MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps43%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1400 Mbps
+4200 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3650 mAh
+40W78%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs22.5W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIP53 certified
209 grams (7.32 ounces)vs+165 grams (5.78 ounces)27%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.57 millimeters (0.3 inches)19%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

29 Common items in both devices
Until 256GB nano-Memory
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
OLED
HDR10
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
ModelP40 Pro (TN00 256GB)P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Other model namesHuawei P40 Pro 5G ELS-TN00Huawei P30 ELE-L29 (6GB RAM) Dual-sim, Huawei Elle
Country or region availableChina
China
(Global, International)(Europe)
(Global, International), (Europe)
BrandHuaweiHuawei
Release dateApril, 2020March, 2019
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.57 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)71.36 x 149.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.87 in)
Weight209 grams (7.32 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP53 certified: protection against dust and splashing
System (OS)Huawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.86Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2.36Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.95Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.92Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP16ARM Mali-G76 MP10 720Mhz
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Display typeOLEDOLED
Screen size6.58" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x2640 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI422 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features90Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1400/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 7, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40)
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
CallingHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
50.5 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.4125mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
40MP ultrawidef/1.818mm1/1.54"PDAF
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
(triple camera)
40 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.217mmPDAF/LaserAF
8MP telephotof/2.480mm1/4"3x-optical-zoomPDAF/LaserAFOIS
Main camera resolution8700x5800 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.28" inches1/1.7" inches
Pixel size2.44µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
32 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
32 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White
- EMUI 10.1
- 90Hz and HDR10 display
- Leica optics on back camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast wireless charging 27W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal
- EMUI 9.1
- 19.5:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3, HDR10 display
- Leica optics on camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Huawei Pay
- Vapor chamber cooling system on processor
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh3650 mAh
Charger, watts40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
27W Qi wireless charging
27W Reverse wireless charging between devices
22.5W (5V/4.5A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei P40 Pro (TN00 256GB)Huawei P30 (L29 128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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