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Why aye man and Huawei the lads! This is the Huawei mobile phones guide

Live the Chinese Dream with a premium phone from Huawei. But which one? Here's our guide to Huawei mobile phones deals.

Key points

  • Huawei mobile phones are often cheaper than equivalent models from Apple and Samsung
  • Huawei phones don’t usually feature wireless charging but do have long battery life
  • Most Huwaei phones come with Leica camera lenses

Huawei is the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer. It's quickly catching up with Samsung and Apple not only in size but in the high-end smartphones market. New to Huawei? Not sure where to start? Then let our Huawei mobile phone guide lead you down the golden path... 

The hippest, hottest, must-have Huawei models 

Straight outta Shenzen, Huawei won the Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry, the Green Mobile Award and a bucket load of other ones at Global Mobile Awards 2018. 

Closer to home, Huawei was shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2017. Its Honor brand was named the One To Watch at the same awards. A year earlier Huawei itself was the Judge’s Choice as One to Watch at the 2016 Mobile Industry.  

This is a company that has quickly moved up in the smartphone game. You can attribute a lot of this to Huawei’s solid build quality, Leica cameras, and hearty batteries. 

P20 Pro and P20 (2018) 

Huawei announced the release of the P20 and P20 Pro in March 2018. What got tech journalists all a fluster was the news that the P20 Pro comes with three rear cameras. And all Leica lens. You get a 12-megapixel colour camera and a 20-megapixel monochrome one. The third is an 8-megapixel telephoto camera that produces up to a 5x hybrid zoom. There’s also a 24-megapixel camera on the front for those all-important selfies. 

Did you know...?

Huawei was founded in 1987 and came to Europe in 2004. The same year they shipped their first phone

All these lenses can be seen as a direct attempt to usurp the Samsung Galaxy S9 and all its camera tricks.  

One thing it is missing though is wireless charging. Yet The Express points out that the lack of wireless charging means they can fit a huge battery in. Huawei claims a standby time of 22 days. The P20 comes with 64GB or 128 GB and the P20 Pro 128GB. 

As its flagship phone, you’ll find all the major networks, and some of the smaller ones, offering the Huawei P20. Do a comparison search to find the right tariff for you. 

Huawei Mate 10 Pro (2017) 

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro gets 5 stars from the Guardian. “Incredibly solid and ergonomic in the hand for a large smartphone." However, the headline grabber is the battery life. We’re talking old-school Nokia 3310 region of battery life. It’s measured in days not hours.  

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Alright Mate? Mate is name that Huawei gives to its phablets. Yeah that’s now a word for big phones that are almost small tablets. And after Samsung’s slight snafu with the Galaxy Note 7 (they were the ones with the exploding batteries), Huawei is well placed to dominate when it comes to phablets. If you like big phones and you cannot lie, then The Huawei Mate 10 Pro could be for you. 

In April, 2018, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was:

  • Dimensions: Width - 74.5mm, Height - 154.2 mm, Depth - 7.9 mm 
  • Weight: Approx. 178g 
  • Screen: 2160 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi 
  • Memory: 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM 
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel colour camera and a 20-megapixel monochrome one 
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel colour camera 
  • Audio: No headphone socket, so Bluetooth 

Huawei P10 (2017) 

The little brother to Mate 10 Pro, this tidy smartphone received good, if not rave reviews on release in February 2017. Unusually the fingerprint scanner is on the front of the phone. Keep an eye out for the P10 Plus and P10 Lite variations. 

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In April, 2018, the spec for the Huawei P10 was: 

  • Dimensions: Width - 69.3mm, Height - 145.3mm, Depth - 6.98mm 
  • Weight: Approx 145g 
  • Screen: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 432 PPI 
  • Memory: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM 
  • Main camera: 12-megapixel colour camera and a 20-megapixel monochrome one 
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel colour camera 
  • Audio: Standard 3.5mm headphone jack 

Huawei P10 Plus was shortlisted for phone of the year and Best Camera Phone at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2017.  

Huawei P9 (2016) 

Do you see a pattern emerging here? The Huawei P9 is “smooth and good looking” according to The Guardian, but it’s not a fan of the software. 

In April, 2018, the spec for the Huawei P9 was:

  • Dimensions: Width - 70.9mm, Height- 145mm, Depth -6.95mm 
  • Weight: Approx 144g 
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  • Screen: 1920 x 1080 
  • Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM 
  • Main camera: Two 12-megapixel colour cameras 
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel colour camera 
  • Audio: Standard 3.5mm headphone jack 

Are Honor phones Huawei phones? 

Yeah, kinda. Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei and is attracting rave reviews. Its focus is on the budget and midrange market, whereas Huawei battle Apple and Samsung in the top-spec stakes. Still, you get a lot of bang for your buck.  

Honor’s flagship model in 2018 is the Honor View 10. It won Best Phone at CES 2018, the International Consumer Electronics Show. 

Its previous model, the Honor 9 was named Best Midmarket Phone at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2017. It also won Best Mid-range Phone at the T3 Awards 2017.  

Honor was named One To Watch at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2017. It’s hard to argue with that assessment.  

If you’re looking to get a great tech spec without breaking the bank then Honor might be for you. Shop around and compare what’s out there. 

Huawei vs Samsung and Apple 

It seems that Huawei phones are improving with every model. For many, it’s already as good as Samsung and Apple. Yet one place it’s behind those two is brand awareness. Huawei is trying to change that with a marketing push in the West with Lionel Messi and Scarlett Johansson, as well as some high profile sports sponsorships. 

But while it might not have the name, it certainly has the build-quality, design, and superior batteries. Huawei mobile phones are also usually cheaper than equivalent Apple and Samsung models. 

Are Huawei phones Android phones? 

Sort of. They run an operating system called EMUI. And EMUI is a reskinned Android system. So kinda. Word is though that Huawei is working on its own operating system to get away from Google and its Android OS.  

Get the best Huawei mobile phone deals 

After a contract, handset-only, or pay-as-you-go mobile phone deal?  Whatever type of deal you’re after, there will be a Huawei or Honor phone out there for you. All the major networks in the UK offer Huawei phones as part of their line-up. 

Got your heart set on a Huawei? Then use our comparison search to find the best Huawei mobile phone deals for you.  

By Sam Easterbrook