Huawei Mate 40E

Huawei Mate 40E Review, Pros and Cons – Launch of the Huawei Mate 40 series in the home country (China) on March 10, You will notice the excellence of the latest technology and noteworthy specifications in each model. Especially on the Huawei Mate 40E, although it offers the lowered specs for the leading option like Huawei Mate 40 RS and Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Not the less, it keeps the threshold and brings tons of interesting features that may even be difficult to find in the flagship phones at that range. In addition, the phone is ready for 5G, so rest assured that the phone is future proof. There is no news about the global launch so far, and we don’t think either this phone comes out from its home country. Let’s start a detailed review of the Huawei Mate 40E smartphone.

Huawei Mate 40E Review


  1. Huawei Mate 40E sports a 6.5 inches OLED display and combines HDR10 capabilities and a 90Hz refresh rate.
  2. Under the hood, the processing handle via the Kirin 990E 5G chipset with Mali-G76 MP14 GPU on the top.
  3. In terms of the system UI, the software layer is complete with Android 11 and has EMUI 11 features.
  4. The camera part does its job by providing the 64 MP main level triple camera configuration and 13 MP selfie port.
  5. As for the battery section, you will receive a 4200 mAh battery powered by a charging speed of 40W wired and 40W wireless.

Display and Design

Like most high-end phones, the Huawei Mate 40E phone features a curved display with impressive color options. You can choose between Silver, White and Black, all according to your need. However, you must decide which one is best for you. If you are looking for a professional, premium-looking device, all shade models are sure to fit in that certain. With this design, you will fall in love at first sight.

The main selling point is the IP53 coating, which ensures that the phone can withstand any difficult situation and offers greater ease of use. But why the company implanted a thickness of 8.8 mm in the Mate 40E is still a mystery. It may be possible due to the increase in the wireless charging pad. However, due to the charm of the glass body, it stains the rear panel.

On the front screen, the 6.5 inches curved 3D OLED display combines intense colors and contrast with FHD resolution. There is also the blessing of a 90 Hz refresh rate that can render 240 Hz touch sampling, which will increase the fast experience when playing or browsing the operating system. For security reasons, the fingerprint reader is under the screen.

Memory and Internal

Huawei Mate 40E phone uses its own Kirin 990E 5G chipset based on 7nm technology. But due to the introduction of 5nm technology, the processing speed seems a little slow. Although it did not hurt the pride of the phone, as it brings the clock speed of 2.86 GHz, which beats the Snapdragon 888 chipset in single-core performance. In addition, you will not notice any drastic problems with this hardware configuration.

Graphical rendering becomes more convincing with the Mali-G76 MP14. As a user, you can play without any lag, and 5G connectivity works perfectly. Lately, the company is more focused on bringing more quality to users, even better than before. The custom EMUI 11 UI run on Android 10 OS. For some years, Huawei has been developing the Harmony OS, which may be seen soon.

Plus, you’ll get tons of customization features, themes, launchers, and functions that reveal a whole new experience. In addition, you will not experience any delays and have a smooth browsing experience thanks to the high frame rate. Besides that, the 8 GB RAM will not give you any problems, and there are storage options like 128 GB and 256 GB. For more storage, you can use the shared nano memory card slot to expand the space up to 256 GB more.


The Huawei Mate 40E smartphone comes with a circular camera plate like the recently released [[Nokia X20 smartphones]]. But you will specifically get LEICA optical lens technology on the Mate 40E smartphone. Although image quality and image processing vary differently for each price range. In the case of the Mate 40E phone, you will not be disappointed in any way. Since it has advanced level AI features for recording HDR video and low light.

They also take it a step further to bring premium quality at a decent price. In detailing the image, the phone acted in all sections, so you don’t have a horrible distortion when capturing photos at any time. The precise details come with the 64 MP primary sniper, which also offers fabulous AI software capabilities.

The 8 MP telephoto lens works great with 3x optical zoom without losing quality and macro shots, while the 13 MP ultrawide camera lens offers the dynamic range experience. Finally, there is an AI autofocus lens that helps you capture decent macro images and videos. In terms of video recording, the phone offers 4K recordings on both sides of the camera, although the selfie camera is only 13MP stabilization works only in the main camera.

Battery and Others

The performance of the battery arrives with 4200 mAh is impeccable enough to give the durability of 6 hours, and you will have 40W charging support. In addition, you will have a 40W wireless and 5W reverse charging option that is quite generous to be a flagship phone. At the same time, you will have no problem charging your phone in just 40 minutes or less.

Surprisingly, it is one of the last remaining flagship smartphones that genuinely brings back the 3.5mm jack. It is funny to see that there are still some brands that are worth it. The same goes for the price point, as you can buy the Huawei Mate 40E for $ 700 (Rs 51,999) approx. for 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage, while the top variant goes for $89 more for 8/256 GB.

Huawei Mate 40E Pros and Cons

Huawei Mate 40E Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Huawei Mate 40E smartphone.

SpecificationsHuawei Mate 40E
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedMarch 2021
SIMHybrid Dual SIM
Dimensions6.24 x 2.85 x 0.35 inches
Weight188 g
Size6.5 inches
~402 ppi density
ProtectionIP53, dust and splash protection
Resolution1080 x 2376 pixels
OSAndroid 10, EMUI 11
Without Google Play Services
Chipset7nm+ – Kirin 990E 5G
2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76
2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76
4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55
GPUMali-G76 MP14
Card slotYes (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal128GB, 256GB
UFS 3.1
Camera64 MP (wide), PDAF, Laser AF
8 MP (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
16 MP (ultrawide)
Leica optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR, gyro-EIS
Max – [email protected]
Selfie13 MP (ultrawide)
HDR, panorama
Max – [email protected]
3.5mm jackYes
32-bit/384kHz audio
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
Infrared portYes
USBUSB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
Sensorsunder display fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity
compass, color spectrum
BatteryLi-Po 4200 mAh
Fast charging 40W
Fast wireless charging 40W
Reverse charging 5W
ColorsSilver, White, Black
Expected Price$ 700 (Rs 51,999)
Disclaimer: We can not guarantee that the data available on this page is 100% correct.

Huawei Mate 40E Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the Huawei Mate 40E smartphone.


  1. 90Hz refresh rate screen.
  2. Fascinating curved layout design.
  3. Robust processing power.
  4. Customized features of EMUI 11.
  5. Effective gaming experience.
  6. Elegant gesture control options.
  7. The 32-bit/384kHz audio 3.5 mm connector support.
  8. Elegant photography and videography.
  9. NFC and Infrared port enabled
  10. 40W fast and wireless charging.
  11. 4K video recording with both side camera.
  12. Dust and splash protection.


  1. Without Gorilla Glass protection.
  2. Use the shared SIM slot to increase storage.
  3. Slightly thicker body than standard flagships phone.
  4. Not supported by the Google play services.
  5. Exclusive available to China.
  6. Without a gyro-EIS selfie camera.


The Huawei Mate 40E 5G smartphone is a combination of beautiful camera technology, robust performance, 5G technology, impressive and elegant design, and many other things. In short, the phone is the best 5g device in the market, except that it is only available exclusively in China and does not come with google play services. You can consider buying it if you are looking for some impressive camera technology and features. In addition, the price is acceptable according to the specifications.

Without a doubt, you will achieve several spectacular features. Even so, there is always room for alternatives. In case you are looking for an alternative to the Mate 40E smartphone, the Mi 11 and Galaxy S21 is quite tempting deals that you can do considering.

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Aman Rathore
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