Haier Pursuit G40 Review – 3G Smartphone

Haier 3G Pursuit G40 Review

Haier mobile aims to catch the market with its premium product with an affordable price range. Haier has already launched its PURSUIT category mobile phones, this time they have introduced one more device “Haier 3G PURSUIT G40”. The handset is normal entry smartphone for mid-range customers.

Haier G40 is provided with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM and 1.2GHZ Quad-Core processor is embedded. Screen size is 5’’ inch with FWVGA IPS display whereas android 5.1 lollipop is featured in PURSUIT G40. Back Camera has 5MP and front camera has 2MP with fixed focus. Price of Haier 3G PURSUIT G40 is PKR.8,400/-

Haier Pursuit G40 Unboxing:

Haier 3G Pursuit G40 is packed in a box of white color. All the common essential items are available in the box like charger, USB cable and headphones. 1A charger has been given to charge the Haier G40. Screen Protector and back silicon cover is also present in the box.

Price and Specifications of Haier Pursuit G40:

LAUNCH Released  June, 2016
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  142.5 x 72 x 9 mm
Weight  140 g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Micro + Standard)
DISPLAY Type  FWVGA IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size  5 inch
Resolution  480 x 854 pixels (225 ppi)
Multi-touch  Yes, 2-Point
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/HSPA
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset  Spreadtrum SC7731
CPU  Quad-core 1.3GHz, Cortex-A7
GPU  Mali-400MP
MEMORY Card Slot  Yes, upto 32GB
internal  8GB, 1GB
CAMERA Primary  5MP, Fixed Focus, LED flash
Features  Panorama, HDR, H.264 Encoding
Video  1080p@30fps
Secondary  2MP,  480p video
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.0
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS
Radio  Yes
USB  v2.0, MicroUSB connector
FEATURES Sensors  Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
BATTERY  Removable Li-ion 1800 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.8,400/-
OTHERS Colors  Black, White

Pros :

  • 3G enabled device
  • Expandable Internal memory
  • Fast Processor
  • Economical Price

Cons :

  • Plastic Body
  • Heating Issue

Design and Display of Haier Pursuit G40:

The Haier 3G PURSUIT G40 features 5 inch FWVGA IPS display with a 480×854 pixel resolution for a pixel density of 240dpi. The device has GPU of Mali-400MP which can support up-to 1080p resolutions but G40 has only granted us 480p resolutions, it could have been get better.

The color representation of Haier G40’s display is satisfactory for a phone of this price range and default wallpaper doesn’t have any extra features. Multi-touch works fine, it has got 2 points while testing. The auto check has the control to adjust brightness automatically depends upon light situation.

Design and Display of Haier Pursuit G40:

The Haier G40 has a screen size of 5’’ inch, dimensions are 144.5 x 72 x 9mm and Weight is 140 grams, so it is easy to handle. Device is packed with 2D glass which is unfortunately not a gorilla glass, and the bezel around the smartphone is designed in white thick layer.

The front of the phone like many other phone is quite simple, wrapped with black color. Front camera is marked at the top left side of front screen and at bottom function keys are labeled. Ear piece is present at the center of top side. Audio jack and USB port are endowed at the top place. No LED notification light is available.

Haier G40 is packed with 1800mAh removable battery. Audio Jack and microUSB port are available whereas speakers are layered at the back side. Back Body is garnished with plastic material, names of Haier and PURSUIT are displayed at back.


Rear camera is bit elevated present at the back body with useable flash light. Speaker is lied at the bottom back side of Haier PURSUIT G40. Edges are covered with plastic body.


Memory for Haier Pursuit G40:

Haier G40 has 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, accessible RAM is 576MB and 4GB internal memory. Internal memory can be increase up-to 64GB with the help of memory card. These specifications of memory are enough for entry level phones or normal entertainment level can easily reach at this Haier handset.

Camera within Haier Pursuit G40:

Camera of Haier G40 has average results and features. Back Camera has 5MP supportive lens and front has 2MP with fixed focus. Mid-range devices normally gives us these kind of features in camera category. Panorama function is available in Haier G40.

Settings section of camera has resolution and camera settings as well as you can choose path for the image storage. Advanced settings have picture quality setting, metering, white balance, slow motion, time stamp, color effect, scene mode, burst, color contrast and many others.

Rear Camera of Haier Pursuit G40:

Rear camera has 5MP with fixed focus lens. Average results are observed while capturing moments from the back camera of Haier G40 device. Let’s look at interface of back camera, main button for taking images is present at the down side.

HDR button provides us several options like self-timer, HDR adjustment and flash light options. It has fixed focus lens so you don’t have any control to focus some specific object. Panorama pictures can be taken by rear camera of Haier 3G PURSUIT G40.

The picture quality has standard results, colors look dim but with HDR mode results are little bit better. Panorama makes good picture with fully selected sides. Camera don’t have direct option to access gallery, you have to exit camera and then go to gallery to see the captured images.

Front Camera of Haier Pursuit G40:

Front camera is carried with 2MP fixed focus lens. Only self-timer option is available for front camera. Standard results are examined during the test of G40 front camera. No any extra effect or mode is available to mesmerize the users.

Network / Connectivity of Haier Pursuit G40:

Haier G40 is 3G supported smartphone that is brilliant for mid-range category phones. It is dual SIM smartphone, if you use one SIM slot for memory card then you have to compromise on one SIM.

2G is supported also and other connectivity’s are enable such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM Radio. Wi-Fi has a connectivity at 802.11 b/g/n that works on 2.4GHZ.

Battery Performance of Haier Pursuit G40:

Haier G40 supports 1800mAh removable battery which almost lasts 6-7 hours of consecutive usage. Videos and games can be run efficiently. 1A charger is provided to charge the device. Excessive use of 3G can drain battery power very quickly.

Interface of Haier Pursuit G40:

Haier G40 device has old android native version 5.1, displayed at 5 inch screen. Display is appealing and colors are little bit sharp which is acceptable for normal range of device.

Main screen of Haier G40 is appealing with its colorful display. Status bar at the top is featured to show the SIM activation, battery percentage and other things. Time and date is displayed at the mid-section whereas applications are divided in rows and columns. Icons at the lower most are not labeled with any name just icons are present, so it is hard for any less known user to recognize its function. A moveable icon like IPhone is present in G40 by which you can go to home screen directly or adjust settings.

Application Menu has many applications that are arranged alphabetically in the form of rows and columns. Many bloat ware applications are already put up in the smartphone for example 3G service, Asphalt nitro, Battery saver, CPU-Z, Midnight Pool etc. Xender is mainly featured in this Haier Device as it is used to transfer files between any devices.

Processor of Haier Pursuit G40:

Haier G40 is mechanized with 1.2GHZ Quad-Core processor based on the architecture of ARM Cortex-A7 which has Spreadtrum SC7731 model, works extremely efficient as compare to dual code processor.

The GPU is Mali-400MP which enables maximum parallelization of CPU and GPU tasks. 1GB RAM is fair for this kind of entry level device, few applications and games can run without any lag . Heating issue is noticed while testing the Haier PURSUIT G40.

Antutu Benchmarking of Haier Pursuit G40:

To check device performance and efficiency we have Antutu Benchmarking to test the device in the form of Memory test, CPU test and many more. Haier G40 has scored 21782 scores that is well in medium range of smartphones.

Vellamo Benchmarking for Haier Pursuit G40:

Vellamo Benchmarking test the device in the scheme of single core test, multi core test and browser test plus it compares the efficiency of device with other relative devices. Single test scored 650 points, multi core gained 1231 whereas browser scored 1692 points for this Haier device.


Conclusion for Haier Pursuit G40:

Haier PURSUIT G40 is regular smartphone with average specifications, best for those who don’t want to spend much money and still want to use 3G than must GO for this device. This device can fulfill your daily mobile requirements in reasonable, efficient and serviceable way.


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One Comment

  1. Haier is a bad brand in Pakistan. All of their products have severe quality issues. They may be based in China with German r&d but their quality is worse.

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