Huawei's P40 Pro Plus has an incredible camera
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Huawei's P40 Pro Plus has an incredible camera

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[MUSIC] Huawei P 40 Pro has probably the best camera it's possible to find in a phone. Let's take a closer look. [MUSIC] Huawei p 40 Pro Plus is the phone that I was waiting for now. Huawei launched the P40 series, which included the base P40 amp, the P40 Pro back in March and while the P40 Pro is pretty decent, it's the P40 Pro Plus, which really pushes the boundaries with imagery. [MUSIC] It's the first. Phone which comes with a 10 times optical zoom lens, which lets you get much much closer to your subject without much loss in quality. It fits the iPhone 11 pros two times optical zoom to shame and let me tell you the zoom on this thing is really incredible. Take a look at these example shots I took around Edinburgh on the Huawei and the iPhone. At the standard 1�� Zoom there is little to choose between them. The iPhone optical zoom max out two times which is probably fine for lot of scene. But the P40 pro plus takes the optical zoom up to three times but actually huge 10 times which let you get a completely different picture and you don't even have to move your feet to get it. I've really enjoyed playing with this Zoo and seeing what sorts of pictures I can get that I'd never be able to get with the iPhone zoo [MUSIC]. But when you're not needing the zoo, this thing does still take amazing Using pictures, this shot of weird flowering boots is beautifully exposed with good contrast and saturation. While the shot overlooking Edinburgh is vibrant and punchy and would be a great holiday snap to come away with. That is if we were allowed to go holiday right now of course. Its main rival, though, is the Samsung Galaxy S 20 Ultra, which also perhaps some impressive zoom skills, and has impressed us already in our reviews. So how do the images compare? With the standard view there's again not loads to set them apart with both phones producing bright vibrant images. At three times zoom, the P40. Pro Plus captures a pin sharp well expose shots. And while the S20 Ultra can get a bit closer with its four times optical zoom, the shots look a bit over processed. A touch on the fake side to my taste. A 10 times quality shot is darker than the 20s. But it hasn't had to digitally crop in so there's more detail making it a sharper image. They can both go all the way to 100 times Ooh. But the images are quite frankly awful. So it's definitely a draw that in the cityscape at 10 times zoom. Both shots look great. Do you mean though it is possible to see that the Huawei does have superior detail and of course it has a night mode as well which let me capture this shot in what was an extremely dark room so easily on a par with the shots from the iPhone 11 Pro and the shots and the S 20 Ultra. Beyond the camera this phone is still packed with tons of top tech. [MUSIC] Got a gorgeous 6.5 inch display tons of power five G Ip 68 waterproofing and a battery that'll comfortably last a day. [MUSIC] Now that's basically everything you'd expect from a top tier phone launching in 2020. So I know what you're thinking. What is the catch? Well, due to the ongoing restrictions on Huawei from the US government, the thing that this phone doesn't have is Google services. That means no YouTube, no Chrome, no Gmail and no Google Play Store for your apps. Huawei does have its own app store that's expanding over time with some big names like Snapchat and tik tok. Already available. Some other apps including Facebook and WhatsApp can be downloaded as APK files from their official websites. But the lack of Google services is a big deal and it will be a deal breaker for many of you, particularly as this phone is far from cheap. In fact at 1,299 pounds in the UK Huawei's phone is more expensive than Samsung S 20 Ultra. There's no question Huawei's phone has got a lot going for it. The zoom really is awesome. When the S 20 ultra has similar zoom skills, also has 5 G, has full access to Google services and cost less The P40 Pro Plus no longer seems like a smart buy. [MUSIC] But what do you think of Huawei's P40 Pro Plus? Is the lack of Google services a complete deal breaker for you? Do those camera skills start to make up for it? Please do let us know in the comments below. Make sure to like and subscribe to CNET for a lot more. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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