Which Huawei phone is right for you?

Huawei is China’s leading phone manufacturer, founded in 1987. If you’re a fan of Android phones, a Huawei handset may be right up your street. Below, we take a look at the best Huawei phones on the market right now, so you can decide which one is right for you. 

No Google services

Due to the US trade ban, all Huawei phones manufactured after 15th May 2019 do not include Google services, including the basics like Gmail and Maps, as well as access to the Play Store. If you pick one up you’ll have to rely on the app store, basic apps and AI provided by Huawei. 

Finding the right Huawei phone

Nearly all of the phones we’ll be looking at today were released in 2020. For a fresh, speedy, modern phone, check out one of these below.

Huawei Mate40 Pro

Released in November 2020

The latest flagship device: the Huawei Mate40 Pro. Released just a month ago, this Huawei model is for those craving the latest, most up-to-date device. 

Cost

 £1,099.99 from Huawei

Display

6.76 inches OLED edge-to-edge display

2772 x 1344 resolution 

Size

H = 162.9mm
W = 75.5mm
D = 9.1mm

Cameras

Ultra Vision Camera - 50MP

Ultra Wide Cine Camera - 20MP

Telephoto Camera - 12MP, 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom

Ultra Vision Selfie Camera - 13MP

Processor

5nm Kirin 9000 5G SoC 

Memory

8GB RAM + 256GB ROM

Battery

4,400mAh

Colours

Mystic Silver and Black

Water resistance 

IP68

5G compatibility 

Yes

Huawei Mobile Services

No Google integrations 

Large screen for playing multimedia 

Large battery capacity - can last for more than a day with average use

Compatible with 5G

Impressive quad cameras
 

Expensive

Only two colours to choose from

No Google integrations, so have to use Huawei’s own system

Huawei P40 Pro

Released in June 2020

Still a fairly new addition to Huawei’s P40 range, the Pro is renowned for its ground-breaking camera. If you’re a photography enthusiast, or simply cherish the beauty of a well-balanced selfie, the P40 Pro might be the next option for you. Check out some more of its features below. 

Cost

£699.99 from Huawei

Display

6.58 inch OLED display

2460 x 1200 resolution

Size

H = 158.2mm
W = 72.6mm
D = 8.95mm

Cameras

Ultra Vision Camera - 50MP 

Cine Camera Ultra-Wide - 40MP

Telephoto Camera - 12MP

3D Depth Sensing Camera

Selfie Camera - 32MP

Processor

Kirin 990 5G

Memory

8GB RAM + 256GB ROM

Battery

4,200mAh

Colours

Silver Frost, Black, Blush Gold

Water resistance

IP68

5G compatibility 

Yes

Huawei Mobile Services

No Google integrations 

Large screen for playing multimedia 

Large battery capacity - can last for more than a day with average use

Compatible with 5G

Impressive quad cameras
 

No Google integrations, so have to use Huawei’s own system

Huawei P40 Lite 5G

Released in May 2020

If you’re looking for a cheaper Huawei phone, the P40 Lite 5G is a good alternative to the more expensive models above, but without sacrificing much in the way of specs. 

Cost

£279.99 from Huawei

Display

6.5 inch LCD display

2400 x 1080 resolution 

Size

H = 162.31mm
W = 75.0mm
D = 8.58mm

Cameras

High resolution lens - 64MP

Ultra Wide Angle - 8MP

Bokeh lens - 2MP

Macro lens - 2MP

Front camera - 16MP

Processor

Kirin 820

Memory

6GB RAM + 128GB ROM

Battery

4,000mAh

Colours

Space Silver, Crush Green, Midnight Black

Water resistance

Not water resistant

5G compatibility 

Yes

Huawei Mobile Services

No Google integrations 

Large screen and high resolution

Large battery capacity - can last for more than a day with average use

Compatible with 5G

Impressive 5 cameras!

Cheap for its features 
 

No Google integrations, so have to use Huawei’s own system

No IP rating, so not safe around water or dust 

Huawei Mate XS

Released in March 2020

The Mate XS remains a popular Huawei model, possibly due to its innovative design - the folding screen. Foldable phones are having a resurgence, due to increasing screen size without sacrificing portability. Foldable phones allow you to bend and curve the screen, making for a unique viewing experience. 

Cost

£1,799.99 from Huawei

Display

Unfolded: 8 inches

Folded: 6.6 and 6.38 inches

OLED display

2480 x 2200 resolution unfolded

2480 x 1148 and 2480 x 892 resolution folded

Size

H = 161.3mm
W = 78.5mm folded / 146.2mm unfolded
D = 11mm

Cameras

Wide Angle - 40MP 

Ultra Wide Angle - 16MP

Telephoto Camera - 8MP

Processor

Kirin 990 5G

Memory

8GB RAM + 512GB ROM

Battery

4,500mAh

Colours

Interstellar Blue

Water resistance

Not water resistant 

5G compatibility 

Yes

Huawei Mobile Services

No Google integrations 

Large screens and flexibility for double or single viewing experience

Large battery capacity - can last for more than a day with average use

Compatible with 5G

Powerful camera MPs
 

Expensive 

No Google integrations, so have to use Huawei’s own system

No IP rating, so not safe around water or dust 

Only available in one colour

Huawei P30 Pro

Released in March 2019

Our only 2019 entry goes to the Huawei P30 Pro, which remains a popular handset even today. The main features, like the camera, display, and battery life don’t differ drastically from the newest models, making the P30 Pro a great budget alternative. 

Cost

£499.99 from Huawei

Display

6.47 inch OLED display

2340 x 1080 resolution

Size

H = 158mm
W = 73.4mm
D = 8.41mm

Cameras

Wide Angle Lens - 40MP
Ultra Wide Angle Lens - 20MP
Telephoto - 8MP

Front camera - 32MP

Processor

Kirin 980 Octa-core Processor

Memory

8GB RAM + 128GB or 512GB ROM

Battery

4,200mAh

Colours

Misty Lavender, Mystic Blue, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Aurora, Black

Water resistance

IP68

5G compatibility 

No

Huawei Mobile Services

No Google integrations 

Large screen

Large battery capacity - can last for more than a day with average use

Powerful camera MPs

Water resistance - up to two metres for 30 minutes

Available in a variety of colours 
 

Not compatible with 5G

No Google integrations, so have to use Huawei’s own system
 

There you have it - a selection of 5 of Huawei’s best phones on the market right now. 

If you’re still not sure, but are set on an Android phone, check out some of the handsets we have in store or compare Samsung phones.

Fancy something completely different? Compare the latest iPhones and discover which one would be right for you. 


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