On January 22nd, Honor Terminal Company held a new mobile phone product launch conference and officially launched the new V-series Honor V40. This is the first mobile phone product launched by Honor since it was split last year, and it has attracted many consumers’ attention. .
The overall design of the Honor V40 mobile phone uses the front and rear hyperboloid design that is common in current flagship mobile phones. The front of the phone is a hole-digging screen, which includes a front camera and temperature and light sensors. The screen ratio is 93.24%. At the same time, the 80° arc of the curved screen is relatively moderate, not as exaggerated as the waterfall screen.
The back of the Honor V40 mobile phone adopts a “rectangular space” design concept. The most notable feature is the use of a different surface technology from other areas in the rectangular space parallel to the camera module to visually separate it.
In the rectangular space, there are the camera module and the English description of the camera. They are on the left and right sides respectively, which looks very orderly. In addition to the rectangular space, the entire back of the Honor V40 adopts a double-layer texture coating process. The two coatings present different light reflection perceptions, achieving a sharp linear light on one layer and a fuzzy surface light on the other. Two different glosses are combined in Together, with the elegant color of rose gold, it looks very warm.
Another embodiment of the double-layer coating process is the “HONOR” logo on the bottom of the back. A slightly tilted angle of view can see that there is a layer of “shadow” under the logo, which makes the back of the phone look three-dimensional.
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The side of the phone is a stainless steel middle frame, and the color of the middle frame is also pale gold, which is consistent with the back of the phone. The top of the middle frame is the antenna partition, microphone and infrared sensor, and the bottom is the SIM card slot, USB Type-C port, microphone and speaker openings. On the left side of the fuselage, Honor V40 has only one antenna partition, while the right side of the fuselage is the power button and volume button.
In terms of specifications, the Honor V40 has a size of 163.07×74.26×8.04mm and a body weight of 189 grams. You can feel a certain weight in the hand, but it will never fall.
In general, Honor V40 is recognizable in appearance. Its “rectangular space” and double-layer coating design reflect the unique aesthetic concept of this phone. At the same time, the overall workmanship of the phone is more refined and solid, and its appearance is online.
The Honor V40 is equipped with a 6.72-inch curved OLED screen with a resolution of 1236×2676. It supports 10-bit (8+2bit) 1 billion primary color display, and the color gamut can support DCI-P3 wide color gamut, with a contrast ratio of 5000000:1 , And this screen also supports HDR10 display.
In addition, the Honor V40 screen is also equipped with color restoration engine technology, which can make color restoration more accurate, and can automatically identify P3 and sRGB sources, pursuing truthful restoration of image sources.
During the experience, we benchmarked the screen quality of the Honor V40, and measured its color gamut up to 99.6% sRGB, 84.3% Adobe RGB and 89.9% DCI P3.
In terms of color accuracy, we measured the average color deviation of Honor V40 to be 0.53, and the highest color deviation is 2.82, which is red. On the whole, the color accuracy of this screen is very good.
In terms of grayscale display, we let Honor V40 display 256-level grayscale colors. As you can see from the screen, Honor V40 displays the delicate and natural grayscale from white to black. Actually, it can be seen from the extreme black and white transition. difference.
In terms of viewing angles, we use two different viewing angles of approximately 90° vertical and 45° oblique angles to observe the Honor V40 displaying pure color pictures. Viewing at a viewing angle of approximately 45° oblique angles, you can see that the brightness of Honor V40 is slightly reduced. But the color does not drift significantly, and the viewing angle is good.
Looking at the actual high-definition photo effect, you can see that the screen color of Honor V40 is bright and saturated, and the blue sky, emerald green grass and trees look very bright.
At the same time, with the support of HDR10 display technology, the Honor V40’s shadow display of the tree backlight is also more delicate and rich in details.
For another picture, the screen of Honor V40 has a more delicate display of color gradients, and with the support of 1236×2676 high resolution, the display effect of the entire photo is also more detailed.
In general, the screen quality of Honor V40 can be one of the core selling points of this phone. Its performance in terms of resolution, color gamut, color accuracy, etc. is relatively good. You can use it to chase dramas, play games, etc. Get a good experience.
The Honor V40 is equipped with the Dimensity 1000+ flagship chip from MediaTek. This chip uses 7nm process technology. The core architecture is an 8-core design with 4 Cortex-A77 large cores and 4 Cortex-A55 small cores. The GPU is Mali- G77, also equipped with an APU upgraded to version 3.0, has stronger AI performance.
At the system level, Honor V40 supports GPU Turbo X graphics acceleration engine, which can release the chip’s potential. The GPU Turbo X graphics acceleration engine can improve graphics computing capabilities through software and hardware collaboration technology, allowing computing resources to be preferentially supplied to CPU and GPU resource exchange, and AI model intelligent perception adjustment.
It can control the rendering load in the whole process of game rendering, control the CPU/GPU/DDR bottleneck, automatically perceive the game scene, control the graphics rendering load and resource supply, thereby reducing the total load of graphics processing during the game, and can achieve high levels in some games. The frame rate (120Hz) is stable without dropping frames.
At the same time, the Honor V40 also supports a global 120Hz super-sensing screen display engine, with a 300Hz touch sampling rate, allowing users to always maintain a smooth and silky screen and a quicker operation rate during the game.
In the actual test, first use the game “Peace Elite” to test. In the game time of about 20 minutes, Honor V40 runs “Peace Elite” in full high image quality, and the average frame rate can reach 39.8fps (full frame 40fps). The entire game process can be guaranteed to be smooth and smooth, without noticeable The case of dropped frames.
At the end of the game, it was measured that the highest temperature of the Honor V40 mobile phone was near the rear camera module, and the temperature could reach 38.8°C. If you hold it in your hand, you will feel the phone heating, but it is not hot.
Then I tested “Honor of Kings” and played for about 13 minutes at the highest quality. The average frame rate of the Honor V40 can reach 59.6fps, which is very smooth overall.
In order to allow users to get a better gaming performance experience, Honor V40 also supports a customized version of the Honor game assistant. The game assistant is built into the system, open the game, it can be automatically started.
The Glory customized version of the game assistant has a specially customized UI theme and supports the Hunter Boost game full-blood engine, allowing the phone to fully release its performance potential during gaming.
The Honor Mobile Assistant also supports functions such as display enhancement and 4D vibration, especially 4D vibration, which can bring a more immersive gaming experience. The addition of 4D vibration to games like “Glory of the King” can significantly improve the combat impact of game characters sense.
Of course, Honor Game Assistant can also block irrelevant notifications when users are playing games, and can also optimize three-party call notifications, and fully supports picture-in-picture of the caller and called party.
Honor V40 has a rear three-camera imaging system, including a 50MP super-sensitive main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera, as well as a laser focus sensor, front camera It is 16MP.
Among them, the 50MP main camera has a 1/1.56 inch flagship super large sensor, which is 25% larger than the Honor V30Pro 1/1.7 inch area. At the same time, this is also a RYYB super-sensitive sensor with a 40% increase in light input compared to ordinary sensors.
We also tested the actual photo effects. The first is an environment with plenty of light during the day. The straight-out photos of the Honor V40 have clear pictures, and the colors are slightly flat, which tend to restore the real.
After zooming in on the photo, the “Farglory” sign on the distant building is still clearly visible, showing that the photo has a good resolution.
Since there is no telephoto lens, the “2X” zoom of the viewfinder interface is achieved by zooming in and cropping the 50 million high-pixel image. Under the 2x zoom, the clarity and details of the shooting picture of the Honor V40 are still satisfactory, and the imaging style is naturally the same as in the standard mode.
Next, the editor changed a scene with relatively strong light contrast. The sun shines on one side of the street and the other side is blocked by the building, forming a backlit area in the picture. In the photos of Honor V40, whether it is a high-light area directly facing the sun on the right side or a hotel building backlit on the left side, the brightness and details are well balanced. It can be seen that the imaging of Honor V40 performs well in terms of dynamic range.
However, in this photo, we can also see the traces of the algorithm HDR, which is mainly reflected in the purple color in the large backlight area. The algorithm of multi-frame synthesis still has room for improvement.
With a 2-megapixel macro camera, the Honor V40 can also take macro photos. As can be seen from the sample below, the Honor V40 can focus and shoot at a very close distance. However, 2 million pixels are slightly insufficient in terms of screen resolution.
In the light conditions at night, the brightness and purity of the Honor V40 sample screen is acceptable, and the dynamic range is also good. There is no obvious highlight overflow in the small signs of the mall across the street and the interior of the store.
When zooming in on the photo, the road signs and advertisements across the street are not blurred together, and the resolution at night is also on the qualified line.
Honor V40 also supports night scene camera mode, and we also took a set of comparison photos. In the standard mode, the photos of the Honor V40 still maintain good picture brightness and purity, but some noise appears in the highlight area in the lower left corner.
Turn on the night scene photo mode, wait for about 7 seconds for the shutter to take a photo, and then you can get a better overall look and feel. In the night scene mode, the brightness and purity of the photo have been significantly improved. The highlight area in the lower left corner, Noise has also been significantly suppressed.
In terms of video shooting, Honor V40 has a more practical function, that is, 3Mic recording zoom, that is, when shooting a video, the sound will change the directionality as the focus of the screen changes. For example, in the video below, when the picture is on the square, the Honor V40 can express the three-dimensional sound around the video, and when the focus of the picture shifts to the scene where the waves hit the shore, the sound of the waves will become the “main voice”. And as the picture zooms in, the sound of the waves will become louder.
This video recording and recording zoom function can help users shoot more cinematic videos, and is also very suitable for some Vloggers. When they shoot some conversation videos, the voice of the person who is facing the picture is the clearest. The shooting effect will be greatly improved.
Generally speaking, the imaging capability of Honor V40 is at a qualified level, which cannot be said to be amazing, but the shooting effect is basically satisfactory.
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Although Honor has become independent, the Honor V40 is still equipped with the Magic UI 4.0 system based on Android 10. In terms of UI design and functional use, there is not much difference between the overall and previous Honor phones.
In terms of the system interface, the Honor V40 is still what we are familiar with, with colorful and smart colors, and a design language between quasi-object and flat. Everything is the same as before.
The system account still maintains the original account system, and users do not need to register a new account. At the same time, the app that comes with the Honor V40 Magic UI 4.0 system is no different from the original, including smart life, etc., which is also the original style.
The Magic UI 4.0 of Honor V40 also has a wealth of system functions. The first thing I want to talk about is the new smart AOD (Interface Display).
On Honor V40, there are a variety of personalized AOD screens to choose from, touch the screen, touch the phone picture, signature, style can be customized, and you can also set the Live photo and gif you have taken as AOD.
At the same time, when you encounter a color scheme you like, just turn on the camera to take a picture, and then you can install your favorite color scheme into the AOD.
Another useful feature of Magic UI 4.0 is AI subtitles. This function can realize real-time translation of videos in English, Japanese, and Korean through AI video source analysis (some functions need to be supported by subsequent system upgrades), and automatically synchronize the subtitles translated into Chinese on the video without waiting for the subtitle group processing. Very useful for friends of American and Japanese TV series.
Honor V40 also supports the smart multi-window function we are familiar with. When in use, slide and hover on the side of the phone screen to call out the sidebar of the smart multi-window, and then select the application you want to split screen in the sidebar, and drag it to the main screen area to achieve split screen.
You can also turn the application into a floating window. Honor V40 can add up to two application floating windows at the same time, and the size of the floating windows can be adjusted. If more applications are added to the floating windows, the extra applications will be stored in the floating ball, which is convenient for switching the queued applications at any time Into a suspended window.
In addition, the “Memo” application that comes with Honor V40 has also been newly upgraded. Now it can call the camera to scan documents and perform document correction after scanning. At the same time, the new “Memo” also supports the extraction of text from photos for two. It is very easy to use after editing and saving as PDF, Word, TXT, HTML and other formats.
In short, if you were a user of Honor mobile phones in the past, then for Honor V40, you can basically seamlessly switch at the system software level, and the overall user experience is also relatively good.
Charging and endurance test
The Honor V40 is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4000mAh (typical value) and supports 66W wired fast charging. We tested the charging speed of Honor V40, and we can see that the charging speed of this phone is very fast. Starting from zero power, it can be charged to 47% in 15 minutes, and it only takes 37 minutes to fully charge.
In terms of battery life, we also did a 3-hour battery life test. Before the test, the editor kept the initial battery level of the phone at 100%, the screen brightness and system volume at 50%, and the mobile data network was turned on. The Honor V40’s performance in the endurance test is as follows:
- 15 minutes of viewing the web page, 1% power consumption;
- Scan Weibo for 15 minutes, power consumption 2%;
- 15 minutes of talk, power consumption 1%;
- Wear headphones to listen to music online for 20 minutes, which consumes 2% of power;
- Wear headphones to play 1080P video online for 45 minutes and consume 6% of power;
- Play the game “Peace Elite” with headphones for 30 minutes, which consumes 12% of electricity;
- Use WeChat for 20 minutes (10 minutes to chat, 10 minutes to scan Moments), power consumption 3%;
- Brushing the IT house for 20 minutes consumes 2% of electricity.
After a 180-minute battery life test, the Honor V40 has 71% remaining power, which is excellent in battery life.
As the first mobile phone launched by Honor after independence, Honor V40 is a qualified online product as a whole, with unique ID design, excellent screen, powerful fast charging, and the same system functions as the past. The advantages of this mobile phone, of course, still have room for improvement in terms of image and performance, but for the current glory, the overall experience has actually exceeded the editor’s expectations. It can also be said that the current glory can present consumers the most Optimal configuration, performance and experience combination.