Hot topics

The best Huawei smartphones for any budget in 2020

collage huawei bra
© nextpit

Read in other languages:

Huawei has proved its ability to create quality smartphones suitable for users with different needs and budgets in recent years. If you are planning on buying a new smartphone from the brand, take a look at this best list to find the right Huawei for you.


Huawei P40 Pro: the best camera

The P40 Pro is not only the Huawei phone with the best camera, but probably the best camera phone on the market, along with Pixel 4 and, recently, the new Samsung Galaxy S20 series. The photographic section of the P40 Pro is composed of:

  • Main camera with a 50-megapixel image sensor, f/1.9, optical image stabilizer
  • Ultra-wide-angle camera with a 40-megapixel sensor, f/1.8, optical image stabilizer
  • Periscope telephoto camera with a 12-megapixel image sensor, 5x optical zoom, f/3.4, optical image stabilizer
  • ToF camera for 3D depth information

The strength of the P40 Pro is its shots in low light. They are detailed, sharp and free of photographic noise. The 5x zoom and the wide-angle sensor enhance both the user experience and make it even more creative. Beyond the camera, the P40 Pro brings you a complete package including a large display for multimedia, excellent battery life, and an elegant design that is in keeping with the latest trends. For some it may be too big, in which case take a look at the Mate 20 Pro.

AndroidPIT huawei p40 pro camera app np3
A complete and versatile camera / © NextPit

Huawei P40 Pro: technical specifications

Display 6.58 inches, 2640 x 1200 pixels, 441 ppi
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990
Internal storage 128 / 256 / 512GB
Camera Triple camera 50+40+12MP (back) / 32MP (front)
Battery 4,200 mAh

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: the year-old flagship

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, unveiled at the tail end of 2018, features a truly beautiful and modern design with glass covering the front and back and a huge 6.39-inch OLED display. The general performance and battery life are excellent! Compared to the P30 Pro, it costs less these days and its price will drop shortly, with the arrival of Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

The smartphone boasts three cameras, once again made in collaboration with Leica. The combination consists of three high-resolution sensors with three different focal lengths:

  • Focal length 83 mm, 8MP, aperture f/2.4, OIS
  • Focal length 27 mm, 40MP, aperture f/1.8
  • Focal length 16 mm, 20MP, aperture f/2.2

The automatic image quality provided by the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in our camera test was very impressive. Even in low-light scenarios, the Mate 20 Pro delivers crisp images with realistic colors and very little noise. The camera app is tidy and still has a lot of features to offer, as well as being very fast.

huawei mate 20 pro 05
Good camera, very good performance, and a falling price tag / © NextPit

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: technical specifications

Display 6.39 inches, 3120x1440 pixels, 538 ppi
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980
Internal storage 128GB expandable via microSD
Camera Triple camera 8+40+20MP (back) / 24MP (front)
Battery 4,200 mAh

Huawei P20 Pro: the best for a compact design

The Huawei P20 Pro integrates a 4,000mAh battery inside its slim and elegant body, which is always able to stay alive for a whole day. You'l often be returning home with 20 percent still in the tank. During our tests we never needed to recharge it in the afternoon and, in some cases, it managed to get to the next day with energy still available.

This device boasts a beautiful 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a 2240x1080 pixel (408 ppi) resolution, an SoC Kirin 970 octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Huawei P20 Pro has a triple camera configuration consisting of an 8MP sensor and two wide-angle sensors: a 40MP RGB and a 20MP monochrome sensor so you can always be on the safe side in terms of the camera. The P20 Pro has an advantage over its successor: it offers a more compact body and, of course, costs less!

AndroidPIT Huawei P20 Pro 8867
The P20 Pro was the first to boast a camera with 40MP and three lenses / © NextPit

Huawei P20 Pro: technical specifications

Display 6.1 inches, 2240x1080 pixels, 408 ppi
Processor Kirin 970
Internal storage 128GB
Camera 8MP+40MP+20MP (back) / 24MP (front)
Battery 4,000 mAh

Huawei P30 Lite: the best for around £200

If you have a smaller budget of around £200, the Huawei P30 Lite may be for you. The device mimics the design of the P30 and offers a sleek and slim body boasting a triple rear camera module. The sensors are 48+8+2MP, the latter with 2x zoom available. The fingerprint reader is also superb and is precise and fast despite the price of this phone.

The P30 Lite incorporates a Full HD+ resolution IPS display that is crisp but not very bright. Under the hood, we find the SoC Kirin 710 octa-core processor supported by 6GB of RAM. On the P30 Lite, Huawei did a good job in ensuring solid performance for this price range, without experiencing sudden overheating or crashes. At the moment you can find it online for less than 200 quid too.

AndroidPIT huawei p30 lite new edition 13
An elegant design that follows that of the P30 Pro. / © NextPit

Huawei P30 Lite: technical specifications

Display 6.15 inches, 1080 x 2312 pixels, 415 ppi
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 670
Internal storage 128GB expandable via microSD
Camera 48+8+2MP (back) / 24MP (front)
Battery 3,340 mAh

Huawei P Smart 2019: the best budget Huawei

The Huawei P Smart 2019 is the cheapest on this list. Its strengths are the excellent value for money, the battery life, and the display. The weak points are the audio experience and the camera, at least when compared to other members of the family.

The easy-to-handle smartphone features a 6.21-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels that is really nice in terms of color representation and brightness. Also on board is the SoC Kirin 710 processor, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage.

The Huawei P Smart 2019, with its 3,400 mAh battery, has proven to have enough endurance to survive our tests and will be able to accompany you throughout your day. The two main cameras offer 13 and 3MP but they are poor in low light conditions and you lose some detail here and there. If you use your smartphone to message, surf and use social networks, the P Smart 2019 will be more than enough to keep you happy.

huawei p smart 2019 05
The cheapest on the list! / © NextPit

Huawei P Smart 2019: technical specifications

Display 6.21 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 415 ppi
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710
Internal storage 64 GB
Camera Dual camera 13+2MP (back) / 8MP (front)
Battery 3,400 mAh

Have you found the right Huawei for you? Would you have added any other smartphones from the brand to the list

  Editor's choice Best smart home control center Best price-performance ratio Best sound Best sound supplement Best display
Product image Amazon Echo Dot (5. Gen) 2022 Product Image Amazon Echo Hub Product Image Amazon Echo (4.Gen) Product Image Amazon Echo Studio Product Image Amazon Echo Sub Product Image Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd. Gen) Product Image
Review: Amazon Echo Dot (5. Gen) 2022
Review: Amazon Echo Hub
Not yet tested
Review: Amazon Echo Studio
Not yet tested
Not yet tested
Price Compariosn
nextpit receives a commission for purchases made via the marked links. This has no influence on the editorial content and there are no costs for you. You can find out more about how we make money on our transparency page.
Go to comment (8)
Jessica Murgia

Jessica Murgia

Italian editor and Android lover: with her, all the most intimate secrets of Android will be revealed! Chronic traveler, a lover of good wine and good food, Jessica is crazy for shopping and passionate about technology! What's never missing in her bag? A book, an MP3 player, her Android smartphone and an external battery!

View all articles
Liked this article? Share now!
Recommended articles
Latest articles
Push notification Next article
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing

  • 49
    storm Mar 27, 2020 Link to comment

    Best Huawei is an oxymoron.

    Huawei can make good hardware, sure. But the device is far more about software than hardware. Most companies are just tweaking reference designswithout any real engineering anymore. This is clear from the poor term support and slow updates. They just want to rely on external patching and bundle it up once a year if that.

    Android phones are really a commodity market more like the PC. The consumer is blinded by hype and bling over substance though.

    Georgian IlieDeactivated Account

  • David Martrano 29
    David Martrano Mar 27, 2020 Link to comment

    I can't even consider a phone without Google apps especially u-tube?

  • 3
    Sajibuzzaman Nov 6, 2019 Link to comment


  • 3
    Sajibuzzaman Nov 6, 2019 Link to comment


  • 3
    Sajibuzzaman Nov 6, 2019 Link to comment


  • 7
    Abrar Sep 9, 2019 Link to comment

    Mate 20X is super for big display fans.,Like me.

  • 46
    Deactivated Account Sep 6, 2019 Link to comment

    I have 3 friends with Huawei phone all 3 wish they bought something else. They just do not deliver the performance, all the so called expert reviewers hype up.

    Georgian Iliestorm

  • 49
    storm Sep 5, 2019 Link to comment

    I'm tired of their bloat, lack of updates and poor durability. Additionally, they have poor lte band matchups for the US. GSM, sure but that's not enough anymore.

    Deactivated Account

Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing