As early as 2017, HONOR has reached the throne of China’s Internet mobile phone leader with sales of 54.5 million units and 78.9 billion yuan in sales; in the first half of 2019, it can compete with Xiaomi + Redmi at the time. It can be said that the past years of glory are worthy of their vanguard mission. As the first flagship after the independence of the Honor brand, the importance of the Honor V40 to the Honor brand is self-evident. The former glory has occupied China’s “No. 1 Internet Sales” for many years. So whether the glory of complete independence can continue the previous strength, which makes people particularly look forward to.
Honor V40 has brought huge upgrades in terms of design, screen, and fast charging. In terms of screen, it brings the best screen in Honor history-10bit (8+2bit) 1 billion color original color display, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz The 80° super-curved screen with sampling rate also supports the 66W+50W dual super fast charge combination. In terms of appearance design, it adopts the Honor-featured double hole + curved body, and the back of the body has a drastic and innovative design.
In terms of configuration that everyone cares about most, Honor V40 is only available with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G chip due to well-known factors. This is the first combination of the Honor flagship model and MediaTek. How its performance has become a major
In addition to the innovations in technology and function of Honor’s previous generations of V series phones, the appearance ID is also focused on the ink. The Honor V40 uses a 6.72-inch FHD+ ring screen (dual hole) and supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut. The large curvature curved screen has a more advanced visual perception, a wider field of view, and a very comfortable holding experience.
It is worth mentioning that the Honor V40 supports a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, and the fluency is significantly improved. The 440 PPI screen is more delicate, and the color of the 10bit color depth screen is significantly increased.
Honor mobile phone has always had its own independent design philosophy. This time it has escaped the routine of “camera frame fine-tuning + back shell color change” and re-divided the plane with multiple 1:3:9:27 ratio rectangles to create Recursive structure. The body of Honor V40 is as thin as 8.04mm, and the weight of the standard version is only 186g, making the round and cornerless body very comfortable to hold; the AG process matte glass and high-gloss glass collide, which is very innovative and charming.
Charging battery life: 66W fast charge is coming! Glory uses a 66W super fast charging solution. The battery of Honor V40 uses a technology called “single-core, dual-circuit and three-electrode”. Through the shunting technology of the protection board and the battery, the equivalent impedance and heat consumption of the path are reduced, breaking the traditional single-cell and double-cell The technical limitations of the fast charging solution enable “two-way charging with one cell”.
Compared with the traditional single-core solution, the single-core dual-circuit three-electrode technology adopted by the Honor V40 has lower resistance, resulting in less heat generation and higher charging efficiency.
It is worth mentioning that compared to the dual-cell battery, the single-cell battery used in the Honor V40 is smaller when the battery capacity is the same. This is one of the reasons why the machine can make the whole machine as thin as 8.04mm while achieving such high-power fast charging, and the weight of the standard version is as light as 186g. The most important thing is that the single-cell battery solution is relatively mature, and there are no concerns about service life, number of charge and discharge cycles, etc.
Observing the charging process, you will find that when the battery is low, the charging power of the Honor V40 will be almost full. In just 10 minutes, the battery will be charged from 2% to 40%.
As the amount of electricity increases, the charging power will gradually decrease and gradually enter the trickle mode. This is not to say that mobile phone manufacturers have deliberately slowed down the charging speed, but that lithium batteries require this kind of quick and slow charging mode, which takes into account the charging speed and battery durability.
In addition to the charging speed, users are also very concerned about the temperature during charging. Honor V40 feels cool when charging, and the heat conducted to the body is basically the same as the surface temperature of the human body. This is mainly due to its newly upgraded single-core dual-channel three-electrode fast charging technology, which has lower resistance than traditional single-core technology, reduces energy loss during internal voltage conversion, and reduces battery heating temperature.
In addition, compared with Honor’s previous 40W fast charge, 66W wired super fast charge can split 11V/6A synchronously into two 3A channels through two charge pump ICs, and then into two channels 6A, which further solves the high-voltage charging voltage conversion The contradiction between low rate and large low-voltage charging current also reduces the heating of the charger, improves the reliability, and reduces the size of the charger.
It can be seen that the charger equipped with Honor V40 is smaller in size than other chargers under the same power configuration that I have experienced, which greatly improves portability.
The Honor V40 image continues to go to daylight color . In terms of image specifications, Honor V40 is equipped with a 50MP super-sensitive camera + 8MP super wide-angle camera + 2MP macro camera + laser focus sensor.
When we wrote the review, the official did not specify the main camera model of the Honor V40. Looking at the specifications of the 50MP ultra-sensitive, 1/1.56 inch bottom and other specifications, it is temporarily impossible to tell whether it is the IMX700 or not, because the Sony previously appeared on the Honor 30 Pro+ The bottom of the IMX700 is 1/1.28 inch, and the two are not exactly the same.
In any case, the main camera of the Honor V40 has increased by 25% compared to the 1/1.7-inch main camera of the Honor V30 Pro. There is no doubt about the improvement of the hardware specifications.
Nowadays, due to well-known reasons, Honor is currently only available on the MediaTek platform. It is needless to say how difficult it is to optimize the MediaTek platform, which is relatively unfamiliar to Honor. This may be the reason why the release of Honor V40 has been delayed for several months than expected.
However, from the results of the actual shooting experience, switching to the MediaTek platform did not have any impact on the image performance of the Honor V40. We have seen that many of the Honor’s imaging capabilities and features have been completely transplanted to the MediaTek platform. For example, the ultimate night shot based on the RYYB super-sensing sensor is undiminished.
The main light intensity of the RYYB super-sensitivity color arrangement is increased by 40% compared with the ordinary sensor. In combination with the algorithm completely transplanted from Honor, it can maintain a high ISO value under low-light shooting, while at the same time it can well control the picture noise, ensure the brightness and purity of the picture in the low-light shooting, and make the low-light shooting effect Not inferior to the past.
In addition, during the experience, Honor’s classic AI RAW domain algorithm interpretation, 4K time-lapse photography, 1920fps super slow motion, front and rear dual scene video, etc., require a running-in processor platform. Old users can seamlessly transition, which is quite amazing.
Due to the continuous strong wind and dust these days, the air continues to be heavily polluted, with earthy colors, the following three pictures have been processed by Honor’s own defogging algorithm.
Fill up the buff for “Fage”! Dimensity helps Honor flagship for the first time . Due to well-known reasons, the MediaTek Dimensity Series 5G SoC, which will suddenly rise in 2020, is a more suitable choice that Honor is currently in the range of options.
The Honor V40 uses the flagship model-MediaTek Dimensity 1000+. Its core specification itself is not bad, and TSMC’s 7nm process technology is not backward today. In terms of architecture, the combination of 4 large + 4 small is adopted, and the 4 large cores are Cortex-A77 architecture, which has 20% more IPC performance than the previous generation A76 architecture while maintaining the same power consumption.
The game performance was once criticized by MediaTek, and the Dimensity 1000 Plus has also been greatly improved. It uses Mali-G77 MC9, 9 cores and 837MHz frequency, which is 40% higher than the energy consumption of the previous generation G76, and the latter’s energy consumption ratio under the same process is already comparable to that of Adreno 640.
Through our past tests on the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ model, we can find that its performance level is basically close to that of the Snapdragon 865 model.
What’s more surprising is that this time Honor V40 generously took out the technology in software optimization and technical empowerment, so that the classic GPU turbo came to the MediaTek platform for the first time, and it was a new generation-GPU Turbo X. It can be said that the buff has been added to “Fage”.
GPU Turbo is a technical solution developed by Honor that has spent more than 5 years trying to start from a non-pure hardware entry point to meet the needs of mobile phones with different configurations to run large-scale games smoothly. It is now just used to empower the MediaTek platform.
GPU Turbo is based on Honor’s progressive and systematic transformation of Android; later there is a new file system F2FS, combined with Ultra Memory technology optimized for memory scheduling, so that mobile phones will not be stuck in long-term use.
For games, the two adjacent frames are often the same in many places. Mobile game players should have a good understanding of this. For example, the last frame is picking up equipment in the G port container, and the next frame is very big. The probability is still in the container. Some players are even likely to lie in the grass for the entire game and stay on the same screen for 30 minutes.
Therefore, when the GPU Turbo technology predicts that there is no difference in the next frame of the game screen, it will only render the place where the screen changes. For example, 80% of the images may be consistent between two frames. GPU Turbo will allow the chip to render only 20% of the change, thereby reducing the GPU workload by 80%.
The reduction in rendering workload greatly increases the frame delay of the next frame. The user’s eyes feel that it takes 16.7 milliseconds for the frame to drop. The original GPU Turbo can already control the rendering time of the next frame within 7 milliseconds, the fastest The rendering of the next frame can be completed in as little as 3 milliseconds.
Reasonably schedule GPU resources and save GPU performance to where the game is most needed. This is the fundamental reason that GPU Turbo keeps the game running at full frame.
This generation of GPU Turbo X still focuses on the collaboration of software and hardware to improve graphics computing capabilities, allowing computing resources to be preferentially provided for CPU\GPU resource exchange, automatically perceiving game scenes, and controlling CPU/GPU/DDR bottlenecks.
The first generation of GPU Turbo can only reduce the number of instructions executed by the GPU, and this generation of GPU Turbo X can already reduce the execution load of a single instruction.
From the actual operating experience point of view, thanks to the optimization of GPU Turbo X, the game is more smooth and the operation is smoother, and there will be no stalls and delays. In addition, thanks to the AI image scheduling of GPU Turbo X, the jaggedness of the picture is greatly reduced, the clear picture in the dark scene is improved, the picture details are further enriched, and the visual perception is further improved.
Summary: Going forward with independence is still strong: the road to the future, going forward with glory, also corresponds to the phrase “single-handedly drinking with the world” in “Glory”.
As the first flagship of the new glory, the Honor V40 unexpectedly makes the appearance and texture a big killer. It brings the best screen in Honor history-10bit (8+2bit) 1 billion color original color display, 120Hz refresh rate, The 80° super-curved screen with 300Hz sampling rate, the body is as thin as 8.04mm, and the weight of the standard version is only 186g. After the two are superimposed, it is very eye-catching.
The 66W wired fast charge that can bring the battery back to full blood in the first 30 minutes of the actual measurement enables users of Honor V40 to cope with battery life anxiety. It is of great practical value. The adherence to the single-cell solution also reflects the comprehensive battery life and innovative technology of Honor. Comprehensive consideration.
Before experiencing the Honor V40, the author once thought about whether the MediaTek Dimensity platform can support the original and in-depth performance optimization solutions and image features of the Honor. What kind of report card can the Honor V40 deliver? Its actual performance answers many questions that the author has considered.
Honor has generously released its long-term technology accumulation, and even used GPU Turbo X as a killer for the MediaTek Dimensity platform for the first time, so that Dimensity 1000+, which is not bad on paper, can be reasonably scheduled and maximized. “Squeezing” development, this machine is regarded as the most handy and smooth Dimensity 1000+ model I have ever used.
The image part is fully transplanted with many algorithms and functions currently accumulated by Honor, such as the ultimate night shooting power based on the RYYB super-sensing sensor, the classic AI RAW domain algorithm interpretation, 4K time-lapse photography, 1920fps super slow motion, front and rear There is no shortage of these games in dual scene video. Old users can make the transition seamlessly and unobtrusively, which is quite amazing.
On the whole, based on the price of 3999 yuan, the Honor V40 is presented to users-the best configuration and performance that Honor can give at the current stage is quite generous. In addition to the fast charging, imaging, design, screen and other fundamentals that we just mentioned, users can even experience the dual linear motors and dual speakers that Honor has given me on the V40.
In the future, the glory of letting go of the burden will definitely embrace the mobile phone market with a more open attitude, and there will be no restrictions on model positioning and pricing.
Judging from the various signs displayed by the Honor V40, the still powerful Honor is ready to rebirth at any time, and is actively waiting for the market and users to test it.