The best Huawei phones are those models with excellent value for money. Huawei implements new technologies at the level of processor, camera and, in addition, they have created the App Gallery where you can download all the applications you need.
Our editors will help you choose the best Huawei phone according to your needs. Whether you are interested in the photo-video field, the power of the processor, the battery life or you want to make a gift for your child, at the end of the article you will know exactly which model suits you.
Gaming enthusiasts are certainly interested in purchasing a phone whose features meet the requirements for excellent operation over time. In this case, we recommend that the future Huawei phone you buy has a generous display and the resolution is appropriate for the shades to be vivid, and the screen very bright, perfect for games and even to watch movies or TV series.
Regarding the processor, things are a bit more complex, especially if you are not familiar with this kind of information. Our editors suggest that the processor be of the Octa-Core generation, the preferred variant being Kirin , which ensures a good running of the games, without interruptions or long waiting times. The graphics processor is also important, and in the top of Huawei is the Mali-G76 MP10 , which offers unforgettable experiences to those who are passionate about games.
In the photo-video chapter, the latest Huawei smartphone models compete in the number of megapixels and in the camera functions in order to better reproduce reality. P40 revolutionizes the field of photography, the new models (P40, P40 Pro and P40 Limited Edition) having 4 and 5 cameras, respectively.
The Best Huawei Phones in 2021
Huawei P40 Lite – Nea Pleasant Recommendation
Huawei P40 Pro – Huawei Flagship
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Games
Huawei Nova 5T – Reduced Budget
Huawei P30 Pro – Performance Camera
Huawei Y7 – Value for money
Huawei Mate 20 Lite – Cheap
Huawei P20 Lite – Kids
Even if the purchase price places the P40 Lite model in the middle class of smartphones, the technical specifications like the Octa-Core Kirin 810 processor, developed on 7 nanometers, and the 6 GB RAM will offer you unexpected experiences, at the same level or even to a more efficient one than to the more expensive products.
The P40 Lite features 4 cameras on the back: a 48 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide camera, a 2 MP macro camera and a 2 MP sensor for depth detection. From the factory, the main camera takes 12 MP photos, but you can change this setting by selecting 48 MP AI Ultra Clarity, the differences being very large.
As you probably know, the new Huawei models no longer have Google applications. However, the phones have an App Gallery where you will find over 40 Romanian applications and more than 20,000 applications used globally. Among the most popular are Bitdefender, ING, Cinemagia and Orange TV Go.
The battery has a capacity of 4200 mAh and charges quickly at 40 Watts, which means you can get 70% in about 30 minutes. The fingerprint is, this time, on the on / off button. We could say that it was thought quite practically, taking into account the fact that we always use our thumb when we take the phone out of our pocket.
Huawei P40 Pro is the attraction of the moment because it promises a lot, but at a fairly high purchase price. The processor is part of the high-end category, and the cameras and design place the product at the top of the list that includes the best phones of the moment .
The power of the P40 Pro is given by the 1.95 GHz Ocin HiSilicon Kirin processor, many believe it is the same with the Kirin 990 5G. But even so, the latter does a very good job, it moves well and smoothly, so we don't see any disadvantage here, especially since this model also has 8 GB of RAM. The phone also supports both 4G and 5G network, as in the case of Mate 30.
The P40 Pro has four cameras: a 50MP main, a 40MP ultra-wide and a 12MP 5x optical zoom camera. To these is added a 3D ToF sensor (it emits a light signal, fixes the object and then the light returns to the sensor; so there is the possibility of deep mapping and create a very detailed 3D map). The front camera is 32 MP. These features are the strengths of this phone. Interestingly, the optical zoom is identical to that of the main competitor – Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra .
The battery has a capacity that we do not find in other smartphone models: 4200mAh to which we add the charging at 50 W. Thus, the autonomy can reach up to 94 hours, according to Huawei, and charging at 100% it will be done in just over 30 minutes.
A disadvantage could be the absence of all Google services, but Huawei is trying to solve this problem with the help of the App Gallery, which already has many useful applications.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro is one of the best variants of this brand for games, thanks to the Octa-Core Kirin 990 processor which moves very well and does not offer unpleasant user experiences. A novelty is the resistance to dust and water, which allows users to use it anywhere.
Mate 30 Pro has an IP68 certification, which gives it a long resistance to dust and water. The good part is that it can be submerged in water for 30 minutes, up to 2 meters deep, without the risk of causing damage.
Lovers of mobile games are probably up to date with the latest processor models and know that the Octa-Core Kirin generation is preferable for such activities. The Kirin 990 variant is one of the newest versions, improved just for those who no longer want very long waiting times or lag in games.
The phone has a waterfall screen, with a 6.53 inch OLED display, large enough for the category in which we fit it, with a resolution of 2400 x 1176 pixels. The screen is super curved, at an angle of 88 degrees, which is a disadvantage because it can distract you during games, especially at the top and bottom in the landscape position. The glass is of the Gorilla Glass 6 type, meaning it is super shock resistant.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro features an "Oreo" camera with 4 sensors. The main room is wide, 40 MP. We also have an ultra-wide 40 MP, an 8 MP with 3x optical zoom and a 3D ToF sensor. The front camera (selfie) has 32 MP. The novelty consists in the facial unlock sensor, which is much more efficient than in other smartphone models (such as those in the Apple range), but also the lack of volume and on / off buttons, the functions being activated by touch gestures.
The phone's screen has IPS LCD technology and has a diagonal of 6.2 inches, with a Full HD + resolution, bright enough for a mid-range model. As disadvantages we could list the rather small range of colors and the lack of HDR content playback, but these are justified with the purchase price.
In terms of processor, Huawei has implemented one of the newest models: Octa-Core Kirin 980, a variant that we also find in the P30 and Mate 20. With the 6 GB of RAM, Nova 5T does not disappoint, because it moves very well. Processor power can be tested during filming: the phone shoots 4K at 30 FPS and Full HD at 30 or 60 FPS.
The games are not inferior either, the model having implemented GPU Turbo 3.0 technology. Although not all games currently use it, we assure you that you will find it at some of the most popular: FIFA Mobile, Fortnite, Minecraft, PUBG Mobile, Real Racing and Arena of Valor.
The camera retains its top features and thus the Nova 5T has 4 sensors: 48 MP main camera, 16 MP ultra-wide camera, 2 MP macro camera and a special sensor for 2 MP portrait photos . The selfie camera has 32 MP and is the same as the one we find on the P30 Pro . So we are talking about quality and clear photos and videos.
The battery is 3750 mAh, which allows you to use the phone even for up to two days, it has a very good autonomy.
Huawei P30 Pro has an innovative installation with three lenses in the back. There is a 40 megapixel lens with an f / 1.6 aperture, an ultra-wide 20 megapixel lens with an f / 2.2 aperture and an 8 megapixel telephoto lens with an f / 3.4 aperture. There is even a time sensor to accurately measure depth.
If you're wondering how it differs from the P20 Pro, there are some general hardware improvements, and the 20-megapixel lens has been changed from monochrome to wide angle. Ridiculously many options is the only way to describe this room. Artificial intelligence recognizes each scene and chooses the ideal settings, while ensuring that your images are framed correctly and fully stabilized.
The pictures taken during the day are excellent, but things get even better at night. A dedicated night mode opens the aperture for a few seconds, and even when held in the hand, the AI algorithm can edit any blur or shake to produce a bright and clear picture. If you are looking for a cheaper phone, the P20 Pro is the best phone for pictures taken at night.
There is also support for slow-motion shooting, which captures 960 frames per second at 720p and a Super Macro mode for highly detailed photos. Huawei's Kirin 980 dual-NPU artificial intelligence allows you to apply real-time kinematic filters when recording video images, allowing you to do things like blur the background or turn the background black and white.
The P30 PRO has a 6.47-inch AMOLED display, an impressively large 4,200 mAh battery, and the base model includes 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. A possible problem in the future with the Huawei P30 Pro (the general problem for all the company's products) is the limitation that Google has started to put on the compatibility with Huawei products.
Huawei Y7 – Value for money
Huawei Y7 is a variant that you can afford if you have allocated a low budget for a phone, but you also want a quality product with good specifications. Belonging to the Y series, the 2019 version is an improved version of the one from 2018. The screen goes from 5.99 inches to a diagonal of 6.26 inches, the storage space doubles and reaches 32 GB, and the RAM becomes 3 GB.
The colors in which this product comes are Midnight Black , Aurora Blue and Coral Red , beautiful shades and an elegance that Huawei has accustomed us over the years, and the display design covers almost the entire length of the phone, namely 1520 x 720, with HD + quality.
From the 32GB storage space, you need to keep in mind that the EMUI 8.2 operating system takes up no less than 10GB. If you find that about 22 GB is not enough for your phone, you can add space up to 512GB via microSD cards.
When it comes to cameras, the Y7 has an 8-megapixel front camera with a 2.0 aperture, so the photos taken in the light came out pretty well, and the video recording with this camera is Full HD with 30 fps. On the back, the phone has a 13 megapixel main camera and a 2 megapixel secondary camera.
The octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC processor, together with the 3GB of RAM, we consider that they have done their job, and according to our test, the phone worked successfully, without delays in answers and we believe that this phone, compared to the rather low price, has specifications and performance commensurate with its name.
Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a phone that, although part of the mid-range category, combines performance and modern appearance with a competitive price, being the best solution for people who have a small budget.
The processor is Octa-Core, HiSilicon Kirin 710. It is part of the fairly recent generation of processors used by Huawei and in terms of performance is quite good. With four economy cores (ARM Cortex-A53) and four power cores (ARM Cortex-A73), the Mate 20 Lite is the main competitor of the Samsung Galaxy S8 , which has six economy cores and two power cores. With 4 GB of RAM, the phone manages to offer pleasant user experiences for the price category in which it falls.
The camera takes decent photos, having the main one of 20 MP and the secondary one of 2 MP (dedicated sensor for capturing depth). A disadvantage is that it does not have HDR, ie it can not simultaneously capture illuminated areas and dimly lit areas. The front camera is also dual, with two sensors of 24 and 2 MP, respectively, the latter being for the 3D effect.
The screen has a diagonal of 6.3 inches and is LTPS LCD, with a Full HD + resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels. With these features, the screen is very bright and offers vivid colors. The brightness in bright sunlight is also excellent. 3750 mAh is the battery capacity of the Mate 20 Lite , a value that allows you to use it continuously for up to 15 hours. Under average conditions of use, the battery may be enough even for a whole day.
Huawei P20 Lite is a good choice if you want to buy it for your child. In addition to the low purchase price, the phone is very light and narrow, perfect to be handled by a child.
When we look for a good phone for children, we think, first of all, about its lifespan. Well, this model does not slip out of your hand and does not run the risk of bending in your pants pocket, even if it is made of glass and metal. Fingerprints will always remain on the back due to the glass. In stores you can find it in three color variants: blue, pink and black, the shades being suitable and attractive for children.
The screen is quite large considering the category of "public" we are talking about: 5.84 inches, IPS LCD. The resolution is also good, Full HD +, ie 2280 x 1080 pixels, suitable both for a good viewing of videos on the Internet, but also for games.
Note that the P20 Lite has display settings called Color Mode. Here we have Warm, Cold, Default and another color palette). But the important thing is the Eye Comfort setting, which will help you protect your child's vision. The two cameras are enough for a child's needs. Here we have a 16 MP main camera and a 2 MP secondary camera. The front camera (selfie) also has 16 MP.
The battery life can reach more than 24 hours, its capacity being 3000 mAh, but also in the case of this phone model we have fast charging, so we will have 100% in just over an hour.