A few years ago, no one would have thought that Huawei is going to be the company that will be among the leaders of the modern day smartphone market. However, here we are today, and Huawei is one of the companies that are making serious waves in the market.
The thing about Huawei is that they always had the chops to pull it off, but they were more focused in their own, rather than competing with the industry giants like Samsung, and Apple. It all changed with the Huawei made Nexus 6P that put them on the mainstream radar, and Huawei finally realized that the market is too good to be left alone.
Today, we are going to be looking at the best Huawei phones available in the market. When I say the best Huawei phones, I do mean it. There are a lot of amazing phones from Huawei, but we are going to focus on the best 5 phones from Huawei to avoid any confusions among the readers.
We will only be reviewing phones that are readily available in the market, and not the ones that are awaiting their release dates, or the ones that are exclusive to specific markets.
1. Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Best Huawei Phone (Editor’s Choice)
When Huawei released the Mate 20 Pro, everyone in the market was impressed due to Huawei’s serious will to make changes to the smartphone market, and innovate it to the point it has not been innovated. The triple camera array on the back was not something new, but the way it was implemented was definitely something amazing.
The design language of the phone is among the best; it does not look tacky unlike some of the other phones available in the market, and all the elements are tastefully done. Additionally, another good thing about this phone is that it comes with three cameras that are amazing in their own right, especially the wide angle lens that can do magic for those who are looking for a great experience.
The Mate 20 Pro is also the first mainstream phone that comes with an in-screen fingerprint sensor, and as expected, it works really well. Huawei has also added all the other bells and whistles like wireless charging, but the wireless charging comes with a twist; you can actually enable reverse wireless charging, and charge other compliant phones through that tech.
The only downside to me is from the software perspective; the menus on the software are convoluted due to the sheer amount of software customization that is being offered. If you are okay with this minor inconvenience, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best phone available in the market.
Overall, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a beast of a phone that gets everything right without any hiccups. It is an amazing performer, and the best part is that it is great for all the mobile photographers who want to take amazing photos.
- Great specs.
- Amazing, and fast performance.
- Comes with a great in-screen fingerprint reader.
- Looks great in whatever colour you buy.
- The settings menu can be confusing.
2. Huawei P20 Pro – Best Phone for Photography
Huawei’s P series is a series of phone that is still great for a lot of people who do not want to spend top dollar on the Huawei’s Mate series of phone. In comes the P20 Pro, the flagship of the P series, and perhaps the first phone that boasted the now common triple camera sensor array, as well as the gradient colour scheme, which has now become a lot more common.
With that said, the P20 Pro boasts one of the most beautiful designs you can find on a Huawei phone, and not just that, the overall build quality is among the finest. The phone is available in a slew of good looking colours that should make things easier for anyone who is looking for a good colour scheme.
Additionally, the phone comes with a great battery life, and should last you through an entire day of proper usage. Last but not the least, the face unlock of this phone is also one of the fastest I have seen, and works like a charm in all the conditions.
On the flipside, I do have to mention that this despite being as expensive as the competition, the phone does not come with support for wireless charging. This is a letdown for many people who are moving towards the wireless charging trend.
In conclusion, the Huawei P20 Pro is one of the best, if not the best phones available in the market, and for all the right reasons. The camera array is capable of taking some seriously amazing photos, and the best part is that the phone has an impressive battery life to back up the camera itself. It is only held back by the lack of wireless charging. Something that can easily be forgotten.
- Looks and feels great.
- Good colour options.
- Solid build quality.
- Great cameras.
- Amazing battery life.
- No wireless charging.
3. Huawei P20 Lite – Best Budget Phone
So far we have only reviewed the Huawei phones that were on the expensive side of things. The good news here is that Huawei is not only known for the expensive phones, as they do come with pretty good, and affordable options as well. In comes the amazing Huawei P20 Lite; a budget oriented version of the Huawei P20 with less bells and whistles as the elder siblings.
The design language is largely the same, and the phone does support a notch as well; so if you are a fan of that notch, you are going to like how it is done. Despite being the cheaper option in the market, the phone feels, and looks good as well; the build quality is solid, and without a flaw.
Additionally, the phone has one of the best displays you could find on a Huawei phone; whether you are viewing photos, watching videos, playing games, you would be astonished as to how good the display looks in the price tag.
While the good aspects are certainly there, let’s not forget the downsides of the Huawei P20 Lite; the phone costs more than what the competition has to offer, and does not have the same level of specs. There are slight performance hiccups at time as well.
Overall, the Huawei P20 Lite fits perfectly for people who are looking for an affordable Huawei phone from the P20 series. The screen is beautiful, and the phone does feel solid, but let’s not forget the fact that there are some limitations like the lack of good performance, and the fact that you can find better options in the same price range. Still, for Huawei fans, this phone is more than enough, considering how it is a budget option.
- The screen looks great.
- Cameras are decent.
- Easy to handle and use.
- Performance is average at best.
4. Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Best Phone in Terms of Battery
If you do not have the budget to go for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, then you really do not have to worry as Huawei has another offering in mind, and that is the Mate 10 Pro. Now for those who do not know, the phone is still not as cheap as you might think, but it is relatively cheaper when compared with the elder brother.
The star of the show for me is not just the class leading battery in the list, but there are a lot of other things. The Mate 10 Pro by Huawei is built like a tank, and additionally, the best part here is that the glass and metal combination looks fantastic.
Additionally, the cameras on the phone are among hteb est you could think of, making things a lot easier for people who are looking for a good photography phone. The overall design language of the phone is impressive to say the least, and it looks like a flagship through and through.
There are a few downsides though. To begin with, at the given price, you would expect wireless charging, but the phone lacks it. I personally don’t have an issue with it, but it is still something to mention. Other than that, the EMUI is not the type of UI that everyone is going to prefer.
Overall, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the best phone in terms of battery, but it also has some serious firepower under the hood. The camera is among the most impressive part of the phone, but you also have great battery life, and great overall design, and build quality. It is only held back by the lack of wireless charging support on the phone, which should not be an issue.
- Top tier performance.
- Great cameras.
- The best battery life.
- Solid build quality.
- No support for wireless charging.
5. Huawei Mate 20 Lite – Best Budget Mate 20 Phone
I actually admire Huawei’s phone launching pattern more than any other company. They are always launching 3 phones in the same series. However, with the Mate 20 series, there are four phones this time. For those who cannot afford the fanciest options, but are still searching for some bells and whistles of the Mate 20 series, the Mate 20 Lite is the best phone you can get on a budget.
The best part about this phone is that it comes with a lot of bells and whistles in its own right. The screen itself is gorgeous at 6.3-inch, and looks absolutely stunning.
Additionally, the build quality remains solid, and the phone is a stunner. Barely you get a phone in the market that manages to turn heads, but the Mate 20 Lite does so very effortlessly. The cameras are enhanced through AI, and while it does sound like a gimmick at first, the feature works really well, and with proper skills, you can take some stunning photos using the camera.
There are some downsides though, as always, the phone is costlier than what it offers, and the performance can lag behind in some of the intensive tasks that you will throw at the phone. These, however, do not make the phone any less popular than it already is.
Overall, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite is the cheapest offering you can get from the Mate 20 series, but not the cheapest overall phone. The performance does suffer, but it is not mediocre, or middling by any means necessary. The phone still gives you a lot of value in terms of good cameras, as well as a gorgeous design, and that beautiful screen.
- The cameras are great.
- The screen looks stunning.
- The design is amazing and cohesive.
- Solid build quality.
- The chipset can lag behind in intensive tasks.
Huawei phones are getting better and better as the time passes by, and this makes me happy to see that the market is no longer being controlled by Apple and Samsung alone.
This list serves as a testament that there are some great Huawei phones available in the market for those who are looking for them. Huawei phones are no longer the phones that were never on the top shelf because they did not get the same recognition, and Huawei is on its way to become the top player in the market with that.
The editor’s choice, and the best Huawei phone in the market yet is definitely the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with impressive specs, gorgeous screen, great camera, and solid build quality.
However, we made sure to include some other phones as well. So, whether you are looking for something that is strictly for photography, something that is strictly for a good battery, or something that just happens to be a budget option, the list has you covered.