Honor V40 image review:50 million pixel super sensitive camera

Honor V40 is Honor’s first product in 2021 and the latest flagship of Honor V series. The Honor V40 continues the keynote set by the V30 series last year, with an excellent experience as the starting point, incorporating Honor’s latest technology into it, giving users the best experience. Last year, the Honor V30 series used the same IMX600 image sensor as the Mate30 series, providing an excellent photo experience, and the HONOR V40 not only continued the image tone set by the V30 series, but also adopted a new large-size 50-megapixel sensor ultra-sensitive camera The system has also been further improved in image functions.

Glory President Zhao Ming once emphasized at the Glory V30 conference: Glory spent four years building the V series into the flagship product of the Glory brand, which is a masterpiece of technology. So what is the performance of the V40 as the successor to the Honor V30 series? Next, let’s take a look at how the Honor V40 performs.

In an era where “appearance” is valued, the “look and feel” of mobile phones affects users’ choices of mobile phones. The Honor V40 is equipped with three colors of Magic Night Black, Space Silver, and Rose Gold, and is equipped with a hyperboloid screen. The appearance is further than last year’s V30 series.

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Honor V40

The Honor V40 glass body is re-divided with lines on the back. The touch change of the seamless combination of high-gloss glass and AG frosted glass, coupled with a double-layer coating process with gradient colors, re-divides the back of the phone in a visual structure , To create a stylish sensory experience.

The front of Honor V40 uses a 6.72-inch hyperboloid OLED screen with a resolution of 2676×1236 ppi. This screen supports 120Hz refresh and 300Hz sampling rate. In terms of color mode, the screen of Honor V40 supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut, 10 Bit color depth (8bit+2bit) and HDR10 display.

The biggest upgrade of the Honor V40 screen is to support 10 Bit color depth. Compared with the traditional 8 Bit 16.7 million color screen, the 10 Bit color depth screen provides up to 1.07 billion colors. Not only the image color display will be more delicate, but also the excessive color level will be smoother and no color will appear. Faults, so it is very suitable for viewing photos and watching videos.

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Honor V40

In terms of display function, HONOR V40 supports the original color display function. It detects ambient light through the color temperature sensor, automatically calibrates the screen color temperature, and compensates for the color temperature according to changes in the temperature and brightness of the external light, and provides 4096-level screen brightness adjustment.

In the core configuration, HONOR V40 uses Dimensity 1000+ processor, provides 8GB storage and up to 256GB storage space, provides 4000 mAh battery, supports 66W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging.

After introducing the appearance, display effects, and core configuration of the Honor V40, the following will focus on one of the selling points of the Honor V40: taking pictures.

The Honor V40 rear camera still continues the “Matrix Camera” matrix multi-camera camera system. It uses a combination of a 50-megapixel super-sensitive main camera plus an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens. At the same time, Honor V40 is equipped with a laser focus sensor to enhance the focusing ability. The Honor V40 front camera is 16 million pixels.

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The Honor V40 super-sensitive main camera uses a 1/1.5 6-inch large-size sensor, using RYYB pixel arrangement, with a total number of 50 million pixels, and supports four-pixel integration technology. Regarding the RYYB pixel arrangement, I don’t need to go into too much detail. According to the official introduction of Honor, the main camera of Honor V40 has a 40% increase in light input compared to ordinary sensors. It can guarantee the picture even when shooting at higher sensitivity in low light environments. Purity, enhance the effect of low-light shooting. In terms of shooting functions, Honor V40 still has a super night scene mode to ensure the stability of low-light photo shooting.

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Honor V40 super night scene mode shooting
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Honor V40 super night scene mode shooting
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Honor V40 super night scene mode shooting

In the night scene mode, the Honor V40 large-size sensor can bring more light, and the photos taken through the super night scene have better brightness, rich color levels, and a more transparent feeling overall. In terms of details, the super night scene function can more faithfully restore the bright and dark details of the scene, and the picture has excellent noise control ability and is very clean.

In addition to night scenes and low-light environment shooting, the Honor V40 also has a very good picture quality performance with the help of AI scene recognition and the support of large-size sensors in daytime scenes with rich light.

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Honor V40

From the actual shooting effect, the Honor V40 imaging effect is very good, the photo details are rich, and at the same time, under the blessing of AI, it can well retain the light and dark details in the photo, and has a good tolerance performance.

In addition to taking pictures, the Honor V40 continues the camera interface of the Honor V30 series in the camera wipe experience, and can quickly switch between super wide-angle, 1x and 2x zoom on the shooting interface.

At the same time, Honor V40 also supports professional mode, you can manually control the exposure of Honor V40 as needed. In terms of storage format, Honor V40 supports JPEG, RAW and JPEG-L three storage methods .

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The following are more samples taken by the Honor V40.

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As the flagship mobile phone of the new glory after its independence, the Honor V40 continues the positioning of the V series. Through the high-value appearance, excellent screen, and large-size sensor camera, the V series is still the product of Honor’s integrated technology. Honor V40 continues the Matrix Camera matrix imaging system of the V30 series, and the exclusive customized RYYB large-size sensor has excellent imaging performance.

In short, Honor V40 has made a perfect “balance” in appearance design, image performance, and core configuration. After all, in the 5G era, the performance of mobile phones can be fully guaranteed for daily use. How to make the experience further is the future direction.

Honor V40 has been improved in screen experience, image experience, system experience and entertainment experience. For a flagship mobile phone, the mission of HONOR V40 has been successfully completed.  

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