Huawei phones are some of the best devices you can buy for amateur smartphone photography, and they also come with a range of other features that fans of the Chinese manufacturer might like.
Huawei sells devices from budget phones such as the Huawei P Smart, to high-end flagships such as the Huawei P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro. It even got a folding phone in the shape of the Huawei Mate X.
That means it can be difficult to choose which Huawei smartphone you want to buy, but that's why we've created this list – so you can go through the strengths and weaknesses of each device and make an informed decision about what you want . The list is suitable for different customers and budgets.
It is worth taking into account Huawei's current Android ban, whereby Google has suspended Huawei's future access to the Android Play Store. That means that the future of Huawei is rather uncertain, and although all devices on this list are still maintained with updates (Google and Huawei have confirmed), future phones may use a different operating system.
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The Huawei P30 Pro is the best Huawei phone that you can buy now. It's the best phone we've used when it comes to photography with the cameras, the real party piece of the P30 Pro, with astonishingly good 5x and 10x zoom, and a digital 50x zoom with you insanely close to objects far away away in the distance. The options in low light are also top.
The large 6.47-inch screen on the P30 Pro can & apos; & apos; only have a Full HD + resolution, but it is clear, clear and colorful and offers an excellent canvas for your apps and games.
There is no worry if the P30 Pro may run out, the battery life is excellent here. We regularly arrived at the end of the day with 30% or more in the tank.
The P30 Pro not only sets a new standard for Huawei, it also sets a new standard for the entire mobile industry. The cameras are simply stunning, the design is striking and the power is abundant. It is a real flagship smartphone.
Read more: Huawei P30 Pro review
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best Huawei phone that you can buy now and offers a stubborn mix of design, power and performance with a few party items in it too.
It builds on the excellent P20 and P20 Pro and offers even more screens, improved rear cameras ' s and a fingerprint scanner on the display.
The Mate 20 Pro has a huge 6.39-inch screen that offers you a huge amount of space for gaming and movies, and the QHD resolution and HDR10 support makes everything look great. However, there is a wide notch at the top of the screen.
It also features three rear camera cameras that approach the excellent 40MP wide-angle and 8MP telephoto lenses of the P20 Pro – but the third sensor is new. It is an ultra-wide 16 MP snapper that lets you cram even more of your environment into every shot.
The Mate 20 Pro is a phone with full functionality for a full price – it even has a few tricks that you won't find anywhere else, and more powerful specifications than most of its competitors.
Read more: Huawei Mate 20 Pro review
The Huawei P30 has a smaller screen than the P30 Pro and only works with the three cameras on the back and a maximum zoom of 30x, but it is still one of the best Huawei phones out there.
With a 6.1-inch display, the P30 is a little easier to manage in the hand than its larger brother and with a Full HD + and lots of color it is a top screen for smartphones. You can expect an excellent battery life from the Huawei P30, whereby the phone often lasts a day and a half on a single charge without a problem.
Although the three rear & rear cameras are not as good as the four on the P30 Pro, they still offer an impressive shooting experience with 5x, 10x and 30x zoom and great low-light options.
There is an enormous amount of power, a handy headphone connection (something that the Pro cannot boast) and a more manageable form factor for use with one hand. And of course it is also slightly cheaper.
Read more: Huawei P30 review
The Huawei P20 Pro may not be Huawei's latest flagship, but it still has a lot to offer, culminating in its extremely impressive and versatile three-lens rear camera.
That camera provides 3x optical zoom and turns out to be surprisingly skilled in night shots, which is usually a setting that telephone cameras ' s really struggle with.
Other highlights of the Huawei P20 Pro are a large, durable battery and an even larger AMOLED screen that delivers vibrant colors on a large scale.
The Huawei P20 Pro also has a striking design, with a metal frame and a glass back, optionally supplied in a gradient color scheme that sees the colors shift from purple at the top to a turquoise hue at the bottom.
Like any good flagship, the Huawei P20 Pro also has face recognition, a fingerprint scanner and lots of RAM.
There is no wireless charging and the chipset is not really a match for some flagships, but it is not far away, and as a complete package the Huawei P20 Pro can compete with any other handset, as its strong position in our best smartphones list proves.
Read more: Huawei P20 Pro review
The Huawei Mate 20 X is a smartphone … just. With a huge display, this Huawei phone is actually closer to a tablet that happens to be calling.
Despite the size of the display, the small bezels mean that it is practically as easy to operate as a telephone, and that a lot of power and functions are packed into the large frame.
People who want to get the most out of their content will not mind standing for extra screen real estate and pure power. The OLED screen is vivid with good contrast and excellent for watching videos & working on documents.
Gamers will love the zippy performance and extra screen space that is not hidden by their thumbs. In addition, the phone can tolerate virtually any high-energy app you throw at it and still comfortably last for a day and a while.
Read more: Huawei Mate 20 X review
The standard Huawei Mate 20 is perhaps worse than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but it is still a strong phone in itself and it is also cheaper.
In addition to the lower – although still high – price, highlights include a 4,000 mAh battery that delivered excellent life and top performance in our tests, thanks to the use of an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset and up to 6 GB of RAM.
The Huawei Mate 20 also has a three-lens camera on the back. This is not the same selection of lenses as his brother at the Pro level, but still provides a versatile arrangement.
And in some respects, the Mate 20 actually has the Mate 20 Pro-beat, because the 6.53-inch screen is larger and has a headphone port, which the loving phone does not have.
Read more: Huawei Mate 20 review
Although the Huawei Mate 10 Pro landed at the end of 2017, it is still a very strong handset.
And although there are now larger Huawei handsets, this is still a large phone, with a 6.0-inch 1080 x 2160 AMOLED screen, giving you plenty of room to enjoy apps, games and video.
Just like with the P20 Pro, the Mate 10 Pro also has a great battery life, thanks to the large 4,000 mAh juice pack in it. And the design, although missing the flashy colors of the newer flagship from Huawei, still impresses with a glass back, a metal frame, minimal bezel around the screen and water resistance.
Elsewhere you get a powerful camera with two lenses, loud stereo speakers and exactly the same chipset as the Huawei P20 Pro, making this a surprisingly powerful phone for its age.
Read more: Huawei Mate 10 Pro review
Although it is no match for the P20 Pro, the standard Huawei P20 is still a very strong phone in itself and also cheaper.
It has a lot in common with its Pro companion, including a stylish metal and glass construction, a Kirin 970 octa-core chipset, face recognition and lots of storage.
Much more differs, however, because with the Huawei P20 you get a double instead of a triple lens camera, a 5.8-inch 1080 x 2240 LCD screen and a smaller battery of 3,400 mAh. Yet these are all still very solid specifications.
Although both the camera and the battery do not really match the bigger brother or sister of the P20, both are still strong enough to praise them in our review. So if you want something that is slightly smaller and slightly cheaper than the Huawei headphones, the P20 is a good option.
Read more: Huawei P20 review
The Huawei P Smart is one of the most affordable handsets from Huawei, so the price is definitely a plus, but it would not be in this list if it was just cheap.
First, it has an attractive design, with an aluminum back that looks like something you'd expect more for. It also has a fairly large 5.65-inch screen with a trendy 18: 9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160, making it sharp too.
In addition, the Huawei P Smart has a camera with two lenses and although the selfie camera only has one lens, both this and the rear snapper can both become blurry in photos.
The performance is not perfect, and you sacrifice some functions, such as fast charging, but in general the Huawei P Smart is a budget animal.
Read more: Huawei P Smart review
Although P30 is in its name, the Huawei P30 Lite is no match for the rest of the range and also not a flagship. Instead it's a mid-ranger, but it's pretty good.
First, it looks good, with a design with glass back that is similar to the Huawei P30, up to the notch at the front.
It also has a similarly good screen as its more expensive brother, because it has a 6.15-inch 1080 x 2312 screen with a pixel density of about 415 pixels per inch.
Plus it has face unlocking, a rear-view camera with three lenses, an octa-core chipset and 4 / 6GB RAM. However, this is a mid-range chipset and not as good as that of a number of similarly priced alternatives.
Generally it is a solid mid-range handset, but trying to say that it belongs in the same family as the other two P30 devices feels a bit long.
Read more: Huawei P30 Lite review
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