Huawei is has gone from strength to strength in the UK, after being hugely popular in its native China for years. With a focus on affordable yet powerful handsets, the brand climbed to become the top-seller in its home market for the first time in 2017.
If you’re wondering which Huawei mobile device is for you, here’s a quick run-down of some of their most popular handsets and what they have to offer.
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
At a glance: 6.15-inch Full HD display, triple-lens 48MP+8MP+2MP rear camera, 152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4mm, 152.9g.
Beautifully designed with a slim, 3D curved glass frame and home to a 6.15-inch Full HD display, the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition is a delight to use. Not only do you get an immersive viewing experience from this handset, its impressive 90% screen-to-body ratio means you can see the bigger picture too. TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort technology has also been included, designed to protect your eyes while you use the device.
The handset also has loads of amazing tech that you can't see. Running on Android 9 (and upgradable to the latest operating system Android 10), this phone features an octa-core CPU, Kirin 710 chipset and a 3,340 mAh battery capable of 18W fast charging. Whether you love to multitask, or you regularly play graphics-heavy games, it's able to deliver a seamless, long-lasting performance.
Of course, we can't talk about the New Edition without mentioning its amazing camera setup. On the rear, there's a triple-lens camera system, with a main 48MP camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view and a 2MP depth camera. The rear camera will intelligently recognise 22 different scenarios - including firework displays, stage performances and much more - automatically adjusting the camera's settings for the best results. On the front, Huawei has all of your selfies and video calls covered with the 32MP single-lens camera.
Huawei P30 Pro New Edition
At a glance: 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, quad-lens 40MP+20MP+8MP+TOF sensor rear camera, 158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm, 192g.
If you're after a large screen and an amazing quad-lens camera from your next smartphone, look no further than the Huawei P30 Pro New Edition. Packed with state-of-the-art specs, it's a brilliant choice for any Android-lover.
Created to deliver a cinematic experience, the 6.47-inch OLED screen has an 88.6% screen-to-body ratio and Full HD+ resolution. Perfect for streaming on the go, its widescreen design also comes in useful whenever you activate Huawei's Multi Window feature. Thanks to the screen's unique aspect ratio, you'll easily be able to use two apps simultaneously side by side.
There's also an anti-fingerprint coating on the display, and an in-screen fingerprint scanner for secure access. Working away behind the scenes, you'll find an impressive core with a Kirin 980 octa-core processor, 8GB RAM and huge 4,100 mAh battery. Wireless charging is also present, and with 40W Super Charge you can reach 70% in just 30 minutes.
As for the camera, the Huawei P30 Pro New Edition follows in the footsteps of all the latest P Series releases and comes with a high spec rear camera system. Working with experts Leica, there are four lenses to explore: a 40MP wide angle lens, 20MP ultra-wide angle lens, 8MP telephoto lens and a final TOF sensor to assist with macro shots and bokeh. In fact, you'll be able to take a photo from just 2.5cm away on this handset, and the built-in SuperZoom feature is capable of delivering up to 50x zoom.
Huawei P Smart 2020
At a glance: 6.21-inch Full HD+ display, dual-lens 13MP + 2MP rear camera, 155.2 x 73.4 x 8mm, 163g.
Affordable but still brimming with great tech specs, the Huawei P Smart 2020 is an excellent choice - especially if you're on a budget. Running on EMUI 9.1 and powered by an octa-core CPU, a Huawei Kirin 719 chipset and built with a Mali GPU, you can be confident this handset will always run seamlessly, no matter what you're doing.
With its sleek 3D curved unibody and ceramic-like appearance, the device looks much more premium than its price tag might suggest. The 6.21-inch LCD display has a Full HD+ resolution, and can produce over 16.7 million colours. As for essentials like a fingerprint scanner, facial recognition technology and a 3.5mm headphone jack, you'll find it all included.
You're sure to be impressed with the 8MP front-facing camera and dual-lens rear camera. Every selfie you take will be enhanced naturally by Huawei's AI algorithm so you'll always look your best, and the device's camera settings will even adjust to counteract backlit conditions. The dual 13MP+2MP rear camera, meanwhile, is ready to capture any moment with clarity - even when you're shooting in dimmer conditions orat night.
At a glance: 6.1-inch Full HD display, triple-lens 50MP+16MP+8MP rear camera, 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5mm, 175g
One of three new additions to Huawei's popular P series for 2020, the Huawei P40 is bursting with state-of-the-art tech. The P40, has a notably impressive camera setup, with its Ultra Vision Leica triple-lens rear camera being a key feature. Offering wide angle, ultra-wide angle and telephoto lenses that measure 50MP + 16MP + 8MP respectively, high-quality snaps are guaranteed, alongside the ability to really get creative with the P40's camera abilities. Shoot from far away, zoom in with 30x Max Zoom, master bokeh or really focus on the details with close up macro shots that can be taken from just 2.5cm away. Whatever you want to shoot, you'll be able to do it with absolute clarity and outstanding colour.
There's an amazing 32MP selfie camera too, and we can't forget about Huawei's innovative Golden Snap. A set of three AI photography features, you'll be able to erase light reflections with Golden Snap AI Remove Reflection, get rid of unwanted people or objects in the background with Golden Snap AI Remove Passersby and guarantee you'll capture the perfect frame in Golden Snap AI Best Moment.
Cameras aside, the Huawei P40 is a stunning phone, with a sleek exterior that holds a 6.1-inch Full HD screen. OLED technology guarantees a bright, vibrant picture and the in-screen fingerprint scanner ensure you receive a full-screen, cinematic experience. It’s IP53 splash, water and dust resistant, holds a first-class Kirin 990 5G chipset and is 5G-ready. It also features an efficient GPU and Huawei XD Fusion Engine and runs on a long-lasting 3,800mAh battery. The Huawei P40 uses EMUI 10.1 as well, which is Huawei's unique interface. Huawei's very own smart assistant Celia makes its debut in the P40 series - making those day-to-day tasks easier than ever, and can even help you translate foreign text, identify objects and learn more about the world around you.
Huawei P40 Pro
At a glance: 6.58-inch Full HD display, quad-lens 50MP+40MP+12MP+3D Depth Sensing rear camera, 158.2 x 72.6 x 9mm, 209g
While it shares a very similar look to the Huawei P40, the Huawei P40 Pro offers an even more immersive viewing experience thanks to its Full HD 6.58-inch Overflow Display. Designed to curve all the way around the edge of the P40 Pro, this handset is virtually bezel free. Partnered with the in-screen fingerprint scanner, uninterrupted viewing is always delivered. It even offers a 90GHz refresh rate, which is sure to help gamers improve their response times in-play.
The Huawei P40 Pro is also a 5G-ready handset, so you'll be able to make the most of next-generation network speeds whenever you're in a 5G area. The Kirin 990 5G chipset is present in this smartphone, alongside the same Huawei XD Fusion Engine, GPU and Huawei's EMUI 10.1. The battery, meanwhile, has been given a boost to support the larger screen and more demanding processes, coming in at 4,200mAh.
It shares many similarities with the P40 when it comes to the on-board cameras, including the addition of AI Golden Snap and the amazing 32MP front-facing camera. On the rear, however, there are some changes, with the Ultra Vision Leica Quad Camera providing a 50MP SuperSensing main camera, 40MP ultra-wide camera (named the Cine camera), a 12MP telephoto camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera for professional portraits.
You can zoom in even further too, with a 50x Max Zoom, alongside a 10x Hybrid Zoom and 5x Optical Zoom, making it possible to still zone in on the smallest details from far away.
Huawei P40 Lite
At a glance: 6.4-inch LCD display, quad-lens 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP rear camera, 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7mm, 183g
Following tradition, the most affordable handset in the P40 line-up is the Huawei P40 Lite. Despite being the budget-friendly option in the 2020 trio, you'll still benefit from many of the amazing Huawei features found on both the P40 and the P40 Lite.
The P40 Lite actually has a quad-lens rear camera, consisting of a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP telephoto lens and a 2MP macro lens. Sitting neatly in a square-shaped cut-out on the back of the device, Huawei promise to deliver unrivalled detail on the P40, with AI Ultra Clarity mode refining things even further. Handheld Super Night mode removes any noise and provides a bigger dynamic range too, for brighter and sharper images in difficult conditions - be it day or night. The 2MP macro lens also means you'll be able to shoot from 4cm away, and get up close and personal to capture the finest details.
The P40 Lite has a 16MP selfie camera tucked away on the front of the phone, and to ensure a seamless overall look the fingerprint scanner on the handset has been built into the power button. The handset even supports 40W fast charging so you can power up its huge 4,200mAh battery in a matter of minutes, and with EMUI 10.1 on board you'll experience the same easy-to-use interface.
While the P40 Lite is not a 5G phone, its efficient Kirin 810 chipset ensures a powerful, reliable performance whether you're gaming, streaming online or uploading to social media.
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