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.
- The Huawei with the best camera
- The year-old Huawei flagship
- The best compact Huawei
- The best Huawei for around £200
- The best budget Huawei
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.
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)|
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: 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)|
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!
Huawei P20 Pro: technical specifications
|Display||6.1 inches, 2240x1080 pixels, 408 ppi|
|Camera||8MP+40MP+20MP (back) / 24MP (front)|
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.
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)|
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: 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)|
Have you found the right Huawei for you? Would you have added any other smartphones from the brand to the list