Accurate and woeful account of the use of P40 and some other later Huawei phones. Thanks for the comment and time to expire the deal.
With these phones, it's not just about using Google products as you can pretty much use shortcuts or other apps (bluemail for gmail) But apps relying on GMS that makes it frustrating! Even HUKD notifications don't work on P40 pro. No ebay, no NatWest. Curve pay requires you to unlock the screen twixe everytime you make payment! Banking apps has no notifications. So even if you use website to transfer etc (have you seen NatWest web? Terrible UI!), you get zero notifications about any activities! Even Monzo has no notifications! I'm typing this on my P40 Pro and resetting my P30 Pro at the same time so i can switch back to it! I'll move to Xperia 1 iii (or iv when it's out) Byebye Huawei. You had 3 years to convince me and you failed miserably!
You can easily add play store to that phone by buying cheap Moto phone and using cable ties to join them together :D 8)
Thanks. Because of lack of Google Mobile Services, no security features and therefore Google Pay won't work as you have correctly pointed out. I don't know about Netflix in HD as I don't use it.