Huawei, the world renown company has started its very own smartphone lineup for quite a time now. If not before, the company is getting some popularity through these high-end smartphones featuring the latest Gorilla Glass, wireless charging options, and triple lens cameras.
Not only in China and South East Asia but the hype is also growing more towards western societies. If its hard for you to find which of the device is right for you then we can help you. Below are the best Huawei phones we have lined up for you.
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Most popular one: Huawei 7X (Mate SE)
Huawei 7X (Huawei Mate SE) is the most popular phone launched by Huawei at a very budgeted price. You can get your hands on this beauty starting from 249 USD. You will get a 5.9-inch bezel-less IPS LCD display supporting 1080 x 2160 resolution which seems pretty reasonable at this price range.
There is a dual camera set-up on the back with the primary camera featuring 16MP sensor along with a 2MP secondary lens which is just for depth sensor. The front camera gives you an above average selfie result with its 8MP sensor.
Huawei 7X is equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset (Octa-core) with 4GB of RAM and a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU which is more than enough for your normal needs and some casual gaming. You will get a 64GB of internal storage with 3340 mAh of non-removable lithium-ion battery. Here is the battery score from GSMArena.
- 3G Talk Time: 20:41h
- Web Browsing: 10:10h
- Video Playback: 09:23h
Mate SE supports 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD card but there is no wireless charging option. Overall, this smartphone is great if you want to purchase something cheap but of more value.
Runner-Up: Huawei Honor 10
Huawei Honor 10 has an IPS LCD display of 5.84 inches with a resolution of 2280*1080 and 432ppi. The colorful screen looks catching especially if you leave it in default vivid mode. You will get about a maximum of 500 nites brightness.
The smartphone is powered by the Ki-Rin 970 chipset which is also used in Huawei P20 and Mate 10 series. You will have the option to choose from 4GB or 6GB RAM depending upon its availability and your region. Of course, a 6GB model would be recommended if you want it for some heavy games. We observed some heat problems when playing high-end games such as Fortnite. Huawei Honor 10 has 2 variants available at the moment; 64GB and 128GB with no memory card option.
Huawei Honor 10 comes with a 3400 mAh pre-installed sealed battery which lasts about a day on average use. The glass back does not support wireless charging but it comes with a custom fast charging through Supercharge. Here’s the battery score.
- 3G Talk Time: 21:14h
- Web Browsing: 11:50h
- Video Playback: 11:37h
Here is the full review on Huawei Honor 10.
The mid-range winner: Huawei P20 Lite
Huawei P20 Lite, as the name suggests is a lighter version of Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei P20. It’s comparatively way cheaper at 280 Euro compared to other 2 high-end models.
The smartphone comes with a 5.84-inch of LTPS IPS LCD supporting 1080 x 2160 resolution. The display is crispy enough but lacks OLED panel. This phone is a mid-range winner and possibly for you if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your next smartphone.
On the back, you will find the same dual-camera set-up with the primary 16MP lens and secondary 2MP lens which is primarily used to blur the images in the background. Selfie camera is upgraded to 16MP (20MP for China variant) which features 1080p at 30fps video recording, certainly better than what we found in Huawei Mate SE.
- 3G Talk Time: 16:55h
- Web Browsing: 11:09h
- Video Playback: 09:44h
It has a HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset (2.36GHz/1.7 GHz Octa-core) with 4GB of RAM and a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. You will have an option to choose from 32, 64 or 128GB of internal storage. Fortunately, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack present and it also supports microSD card but lacks wireless charging. You can get it in Midnight Black, Sakura Pink or Klein Blue color.
Here is the full review on Huawei P20 Lite.
Runner-Up: Huawei Mate 10 Lite
Our runner-up for the mid-range winner here is Huawei Mate 10 Lite which comes with 5.9-inch LTPS IPS panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 at the price of around 230 Euros.
It comes with dual camera set-up on the front and back with 16MP + 2MP and 13MP + 2MP respectively. The secondary lens is just to blur the images in the background and give pictures a nice finishing. You can record videos up to 1080p at 30fps.
Huawei Mate 10 Lite is equipped with the same HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset (2.36GHz/1.7 GHz Octa-core) with 4GB of RAM and a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. You will get a 64GB of internal storage which can be upgraded through microSD support. The smartphone comes with a non-removable 3240 mAh battery which supports fast charging.
- 3G Talk Time: 19:49h
- Web Browsing: 08:50h
- Video Playback: 10:17h
The 3.5mm headphone jack has active noise canceling feature so you will get a more clarity during calls. You can avail this handset in Graphite Black, Prestige Gold or Aurora Blue.
Budgeted One: Huawei P10 Lite
We know for some of us money is an issue and not everyone can afford to have a high-end device but Huawei P10 Lite won’t disappoint you. The smartphone comes at a starting price of 230 Euro.
You will get a 5.2-inch LTPS IPS LCD panel at 1080 x 1920 resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It features a HiSilicon Kirin 658 chipset (Octa-core, 2.1GHz/1.7GHz), 3/4GB of RAM and Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.
On the back, you will find a single camera with 12MP lens and front selfie camera features 8MP lens. Huawei P10 Lite is equipped with non-removable 3000 mAh battery and comes in Pearl White, Graphite Black, Platinum Gold, and Sapphire Blue color. Here’s the battery score.
- 3G Talk Time: 18:29h
- Web Browsing: 10:27h
- Video Playback: 09:15h
Runner-Up: Huawei Honor 9 Lite (190 Euro)
The cheapest option we have here is the Huawei Honor 9 Lite which comes at a starting price of 190 Euro. It boasts 5.65-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2160 resolution which gives a 428 PPI density. The smartphone offers Kirin 659 chipset (Octa-core, 2.36Ghz/1.7Ghz), 3/4GB of RAM and Mali-T830 MP2.
On the back, you will find a dual camera featuring a 13MP + 2MP sensor and on the front, you will find the same sensor set-up. You can record videos up to 1080p at 30fps. The battery has a 3000 mAh capacity which did pretty average in our testing.
Huawei Honor 9 Lite comes in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and 4 different other colors.
Best Camera: Huawei P20 Pro (790 Euro)
Huawei P20 Pro should have been in the flagship section but why is it here? Guess, this is because of all the hype its camera has got. The smartphone has not two but three lenses on the back. Huawei has partnered with Leica to make its camera more durable. The 40MP f/1.8 primary lens is one of the best cameras out there in the market and its 8MP telephoto lens is great for loss-less zoom. The front-facing camera is 24MP which is capable of taking high-quality selfies to share on the social media.
On the front, you will find a 6.1-inch OLED display featuring 1080 x 2240 resolution with an aluminum frame and IP67 water/dust resistance. The maxed-out Kirin 970 (Octa-core, 2.8Ghz/1.4Ghz) chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is more than enough for your daily needs. Don’t worry if you are a hardcore gamer, this smartphone has got you covered.
This smartphone sells for 790 Euro which is a bit high given that most of the other flagships out there are almost at the same price. It comes with 4000 mAh battery which goes long all day. Here’s the battery scoring.
- 3G Talk Time: 20:56h
- Web Browsing: 14:30h
- Video Playback: 13:14h
Huawei P20 Pro looks premium in your hand especially with its classy color options from Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue or Pink Gold.
Here is the full review on Huawei P20 Pro.
Runner-Up: Huawei P10 Plus
Huawei P10 Plus may not be best the phone out there but it sure has one of the best cameras which are capable of capturing 4K videos and images with stunning clarity and good details with a starting price of 530 Euro. You can see each hair on your dog if you take a snap from its powerful 20MP secondary sensor with f/1.8 lens.
It has a primary 20MP sensor on the back. You can really take advantage of its 2x lossless zoom. The front camera features an 8MP lens.
Huawei P10 Plus features a 5.1-inch (1920 x 1080) IPS-NEO LCD panel and equipped with Kirin 960 chipset (Octa-core, 2.4/1.8GHz) with 4/6GB of RAM and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. 960 chipset is almost as powerful as 970 chipsets and you would hardly notice any difference. You will have an option to choose from 64/128GB of internal storage. You can use your microSD to import your old pictures and stuff.
The non-removable lithium ion 3750 mAh battery did pretty well in our testing. Here are the scores.
- 3G Talk Time: 20:25h
- Web Browsing: 10:41h
- Video Playback: 12:27h
Best Flagship: Huawei Mate 10 Pro
At about 500 Euro, you can purchase Huawei Mate 10 Pro which features up to 1GB per second speed and an IP67 waterproof body. The smartphone comes with crispy 6.0-inch AMOLED capacitive (1080 x 2160) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and HDR10 technology.
On the back, you will find a dual 12MP + 20MP camera set-up with Leica Optics and dual LED flash. You will get robust images through its primary f/1.6 lens aperture. The additional AI system in the camera will help you get better images and recognize objects and scenes.
Mate 10 Pro can record up to 2160 at 30fps. The front selfie camera features 8MP single lens. Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes with blazing fast HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset (Octa-core, 2.4/1.8GHz) with 4/6GB of RAM and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU which is capable of playing any kind of high-end games. Unfortunately, it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can get it in Midnight Blue, Titanium Grey or Pink Gold color.
It has a 4000 mAh non-removable battery which supports fast charging option and protected by 15-layer safety system. You will get a full day battery life on normal use. Here’s the battery score.
- 3G Talk Time: 21:53h
- Web Browsing: 15:21h
- Video Playback: 15:24h
Runner-up: Huawei Mate 10
The runner-up Huawei Mate 10 comes with the same fast HiSilicon Kirin 970 chip (Octa-core, 2.4/1.8GHz) with 4GB of RAM and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU which can run every latest game.
Huawei Mate 10 has a starting price of 590 Euro which is somewhat more than Huawei Mate 10 Pro. It features an IPS 5.99-inch panel instead of an AMOLED display at 1440 x 2560 resolution. Even though the screen is IPS LCD but it has better resolution and more PPI ratio at 499.
You will get the same dual-camera set-up 12MP + 20MP with AI capabilities. The front selfie camera features an 8MP lens on the top.
The smartphone has a 4000 mAh non-removable battery which scored below average in our results compared to Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Here’s the score.
- 3G Talk Time: 24:36h
- Web Browsing: 12:27h
- Video Playback: 10:21h
Runner Up 2: Huawei Nova 3
At about 450 Euro you will get a Huawei Nova 3 packed with Kirin 970, one of the high-end Soc which is also used in Huawei P20 Pro and Honor 10. You will find a 6GB Ram and 128GB of internal storage on Huawei Nova 3 and there are no other variants. There were minimal lags when we played Fortnite on it but no lags during multi-tasking. Your Huawei Nova 3 will heat up pretty quickly because 970 Kirin takes a lot of energy.
There is no NFC on the Indian model of Huawei Nova 3. Also no wireless charging and IP rating for waterproof. The dual camera on the back features 16MP + 24MP lens and 24MP + 2MP on the front-facing selfie camera. 4k videos run fine and the mono speaker is not as loud as it should be.
You will get a 3750 mAh battery which gives you average timing on normal usage. You can get this smartphone in Black, Blue, Purple and Gold color.
Here is the full review of Huawei Nova 3 and 3i.