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Poll results: Would you buy from Huawei despite warnings about spying?

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With six top intelligence chiefs are warning Americans not to buy Huawei smartphones, we wanted to know if you are concerned enough to reconsider buying smartphones from Huawei in the future. Here are the results of last week’s poll.

Huawei’s efforts to make it in America started a while ago, and just as it seemed like the Chinese firm was about to catch a big break with an AT&T partnership, the deal as called off. When it rains it pours. Now, concerns about Huawei's alleged links to the Chinese Communist Party are mounting and directors of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the Director of National Intelligence among others are cautioning the American public not to buy Huawei devices.

But, will this development affect how consumers feel about the brand? According to the over 450 people who responded to our poll, the answer is overwhelmingly “No”. While the carrier deal falling through is sure to hurt sales, it looks like Huawei’s brand is still intact, at least among the kind of smartphone enthusiasts who read AndroidPIT, as only 14 percent of respondents said they’d never buy from Huawei and 18 percent said they’re less likely to buy from Huawei than before. That leaves the vast majority, 68 percent, saying they would still buy a Huawei device regardless of the warnings!

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Most respondents aren't bothered by the warnings. / © NextPit

In the comments, people seemed more mistrustful of US intelligence agencies than of Huawei. One user, George Silversurfer, even jokingly thanked the intelligence community for "having brought huawei to the public attention” and the user will "for sure will consider buying one”.

What do you think of the accusations against Huawei? Are you concerned about spying in general? Let us know in the comments!

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Brittany McGhee

Brittany McGhee

Brittany loves to keep up with the latest technology and innovation, so she is excited to have the opportunity to write about the wonderful world of Android. She thinks spreadsheets and numbers are fun, in addition to reading books and volunteering.

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  • 16
    Deactivated Account Feb 25, 2018 Link to comment

    US gov't making these remarks is the pot calling the kettle black

    • Jerry's W. 20
      Jerry's W. Feb 26, 2018 Link to comment

      True. USA government is led by a president who made lies to an art.

  • Rusty H. 33
    Rusty H. Feb 24, 2018 Link to comment

    I've had 3. Mate2, 8, 9. Spying? You think ANY government, carrier, manufacturer doesn't??

  • Jerry's W. 20
    Jerry's W. Feb 24, 2018 Link to comment

    The government of USA is the most manipulating, lie-to-their-people, war seeking, bloodthirstiest, arrogant, spying administration there is on this planet. So yes. I feel lots safer with Huawei phone.

  • David Martrano 29
    David Martrano Feb 24, 2018 Link to comment

    No, I would not. I purchase my phones thru a US carrier for warranty & protection. I really don't like EMUI and updates are questionable. But everyone spies on everybody so that doesn't make much of a difference. But I must say, Huawei phones are vastly improved!

    Dean L.

    • Dean L. 34
      Dean L. Feb 24, 2018 Link to comment

      Same for me, I buy thru my carrier. But I am interested in what Huawei and OnePlus offer even though my carrier doesn’t offer them.

  • 5
    Jules ODwyer Feb 24, 2018 Link to comment

    Yes,I would Buy,the US Government and Google with Facebook are Spying on US.In America the Govt is in every aspect of our lives,so Please

    Dean L.

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