Best Huawei phones 2019: which is the best Huawei phone for you?
Until 2018, Huawei phones were not that well-known outside of their native China. But after the storming rise of the company thanks to its excellent P20 Pro with premium design and amazingly good triple cameras, suddenly Huawei was a smartphone maker to contend with on a global scale.
But a recent US trade ban means that Huawei cannot work with Google, so all it’s new phones – including the premium Mate 30 Pro – can’t ship with Google apps and services. It means we can’t recommend that phone, or any other that suffers its unfortunate fate.
It means we’re worried that the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro due to be announced in early 2020 will also not have Google services, which would be a crying shame. The Mate 40 later in the year will no doubt be an amazing phone too, but without the apps it might be a disappointing prospect.
Despite this, Google and Huawei have confirmed that every phone in this ranking will continue to receive Android updates and will function with Google services, as they were released before the ban.
Huawei puts out smartphones from budget handsets like the Huawei P Smart range, to the premium flagship Mate 20 Pro, with entries along the way like the fan-favorite Huawei P30 Pro. Each uses cutting-edge camera sensors, lenses and post-processing software, thanks to Huawei’s collaboration with camera tech manufacturer Leica, to make them some of the best camera phones available.
Because of this diversity it can be hard to choose which Huawei smartphone…