Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: The incredible phone you won’t buy By Dan Grabham ·26 June 2020
A flagship with top-end quad cameras, lots of power, long battery life… and no Google Play Store or, therefore, apps. What a conundrum.
Huawei P40 Pro+: Is there a better phone camera? By Mike Lowe ·10 June 2020
The top device of the three-piece P40 series has a formidable camera setup. Here’s why it impresses on that front – but falls down due to software.
Huawei P30 Pro review: Quad camera crushes the competition 5.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·21 May 2020
All about the quad camera, with Huawei rethinking sensor technology & zoom altogether. But amid US trade war fears, is the P30 Pro still worth buying?
Huawei P40 initial review: The compact almost-flagship? By Cam Bunton ·26 March 2020
Huawei’s latest P-series is here, and it comes with better hardware than ever. But will the lack of Google make this impossible to recommend?
Huawei P40 Pro initial review: Camera king suffers absent Google sting By Mike Lowe ·26 March 2020
The Huawei flagship for 2020 elevates its camera performance once more. But without Google Services, its a hollow shell of its predecessor.
Huawei Mate Xs initial review: Re-working the Mate X By Dan Grabham ·24 February 2020
The Mate Xs is a marginal improvement on the Mate X we saw last year and will be a very expensive device on launch.
Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ By Cam Bunton ·8 September 2019
Huawei’s folding Mate X was first announced in Barcelona at MWC 2019, but we’ve managed to get some real hands-on time with it since then.
Huawei Mate 20 X & Mate 20 X 5G review: The Godzilla of phones 4.5 stars By Cam Bunton ·28 August 2019
Yep, it’s a 7.2in phone. Or maybe you want to call it a small tablet. Or Godzilla. Whatever: the Mate 20 X is an impressive media powerhouse.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: The Pro you’ll want to know 5.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·23 July 2019
The top-spec Huawei of 2018, featuring a curved OLED display, in-screen scanner, Qi wireless charging, and more. Is it still a solid purchase option?
Huawei P20 Pro review: 2018’s camera phone king 5.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·16 July 2019
Huawei has arguably produced the best phone of 2018 in the P20 Pro. It looks great, lasts an age per charge and the camera is a top-ranking effort.
Huawei P30 review: A pocketable professional 4.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·11 July 2019
The smaller, leaner cousin to the P30 Pro, this 6.1-inch model brings the headphone jack back, while offering triple cameras and top performance.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: Huawei hits the big time 4.5 stars By Mike Lowe ·21 November 2018
Superceded by the Mate 20 Pro, does the Mate 10 Pro – now with updated EMUI 9 software – still hold a valid spot in the flagship market?
Huawei Mate 20 initial review: Does bigger mean better? By Mike Lowe ·16 October 2018
The largest Mate 20 offers flagship specs with more conventional features than the Mate 20 Pro. Does it make best sense as the flagship phone to buy?
Huawei Mate 20 Lite review: A Mate that won’t make many friends 3.5 stars By Mike Lowe ·8 October 2018
The mid-tier Mate model is a conundrum. Great design is let down by context: there are more powerful, more stable and cheaper phones out there.
Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review: In pole position? 4.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·31 May 2018
The Huawei partnership with Porsche Design has yielded some interesting results. And the 2018 collaborative smartphone from the two brands carries a r…
Huawei P20 review: Every inch the flagship alternative 4.5 stars By Cam Bunton ·13 April 2018
Fewer companies have grown in size or popularity as quickly as Huawei over the past few years. But, perhaps more important than that, is how quickly t…
Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match 3.5 stars By Cam Bunton ·16 February 2018
Huawei is a company that’s increasingly hard to ignore when looking for a new smartphone. Regardless of what your budget is, the company has something
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395? By Mike Lowe ·16 October 2017
When Porsche Design revealed its design special of the Huawei Mate 9 back in 2016, it was a handset that stood head and shoulders above the standard H…
Huawei P10 Plus review: Plenty of plusses from Huawei’s colourful 5.5-inch phone 4.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·7 April 2017
Good things come in small packages. So do better things come in larger ones? That’s the sentiment of the Huawei P10 Plus: this 5.5-inch smartphone is …
Huawei P10 review: Android’s iPhone-killer, or flawed imitator? 4.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·7 April 2017
It’s not often a phone is revealed in a green colour finish. Or “greenery” to give it full credit. Which, as it so happens, is Pantone’s colour of the
Huawei Mate 9 review: The big-screen boss? 4.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·16 January 2017
The Huawei Mate series did big-screen before big-screen was even fashionable. Now that it’s an increasing norm, the Mate 9 finds itself the focus of g…
Huawei Mate 9 Pro preview: The Mate we wanted all along By Mike Lowe ·6 January 2017
When Huawei unveiled the Mate 9 it overshadowed it by revealing a smaller-scale and better designed Porsche Design model in tandem. But the latter mod…
Huawei Nova review: The mid-range muddler 3.5 stars By Cam Bunton ·14 December 2016
Huawei has no shortage of phones on the market, ranging from its super-affordable Honor brand devices that punch well above their weight, to the high-…
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design preview: The mini Mate 9 with a big €1395 price tag By Mike Lowe ·3 November 2016
You had a double take, didn’t you? No, this isn’t a limited edition Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, it’s the limited edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design.The …
Huawei Nova Plus review: The middling mid-ranger 3.5 stars By Cam Bunton ·29 September 2016
Huawei hasn’t been shy about the fact it wants to dominate the European market. Unlike the likes of Apple, or HTC, its strategy isn’t just to release …
Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold 4.0 stars By Cam Bunton ·11 August 2016
Huawei is fast emerging as one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. A lot of that notability is thanks to its budget sub-brand, Honor, …
Huawei P9 Lite hands-on preview: Low-calorie diet By Mike Lowe ·11 May 2016
When the Huawei P9 launched earlier this month it went big on its dual Leica cameras feature; that was what really sold it above and beyond its consid…
Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly 4.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·7 May 2016
Huawei has been chipping away at the flagship smartphone block for years now, gradually adding appeal to its seemingly desired western audience with e…
Huawei Mate 8 review: Big beauty 4.5 stars By Mike Lowe ·28 January 2016
Not so long ago the idea of a 6-inch phone sounded like a bonkers one. Now it’s the norm for many, helped along by the iPhone 6S Plus, and with device…
Huawei Mate S review: Yes mate! 4.5 stars By Chris Hall ·23 September 2015
Over the past year we’ve seen the rising tide of Chinese smartphones. As established companies like HTC and Sony Mobile have reported some difficultie…
Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software 3.5 stars By Mike Lowe ·27 April 2015
It’s been a curious year for flagship smartphones so far: from the impressive highs of the Samsung Galaxy range revamp, with the company’s S6 and S6 e…
Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab By Britta O’Boyle ·15 April 2015
Huawei has announced two new smartphones at an event in London – the P8 and the P8max. As you can probably guess from the name, the P8max is a larger …
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review 4.5 stars By Mike Lowe ·26 September 2014
We’ve been using the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 for three weeks now, which is since the day it was unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Despite origina…
Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition review By Mike Lowe ·4 September 2014
Huawei might not be the first name that pops into many people’s heads when they think of phone manufacturers, but the Chinese brand has been gaining s…
Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all By Chris Hall ·4 September 2014
Huawei has announced the Ascend Y550, a new budget device that it hopes will make it easier for everyone to get on to 4G.The budget end of the smartph…
Huawei Ascend G620S hands-on: 5-inches of SGS5-alike on a budget By Chris Hall ·4 September 2014
Among the updates launched by Huawei at IFA 2014 is the Ascend G620S and we can’t help thinking it’s sought some inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy h…
Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket By Chris Hall ·4 September 2014
Huawei has announced the Ascend G7, a new smartphone with a metal body, looking to bring some of that HTC One love to those on a budget.The handset ha…
Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition: Hands-on the Gooner phone By Chris Hall ·28 August 2014
Gooners rejoice! There’s now a smartphone just for you: the Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition. We got our hands on one and thought we’d share the love….
Huawei Ascend P7 review 4.0 stars By Mike Lowe ·13 May 2014
Huawei just took the gloves off. The Ascend P7 is the most serious smartphone that the Chinese company has ever made, designed to offer decent perform…
Huawei Ascend Y530 review 3.0 stars By Chris Hall ·11 March 2014
The Huawei Y530 is the latest handset from the company that’s looking to deliver that smartphone experience without breaking the bank.Priced at £149.9…
Huawei Ascend G6 pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall ·23 February 2014
The Huawei Ascend G6, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2014, arrives at a time when the mid-range is enjoying something of a resurgence. The M…
Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review By Stuart Miles ·6 January 2014
Huawei has announced the launch of the Ascend Mate 2 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint was on hand to get a quick play with the new phablet at …
Huawei Ascend P6 4.0 stars By Ian Morris ·9 September 2013
When it comes to consumer-focused phones, things take one of two directions: dull and functional, or pretty and powerful. The Huawei P6 falls into the
Huawei Ascend P2 4.0 stars By Ian Morris ·9 July 2013
The Huawei P1 was a phone we very much liked. It took Huawei away from its fairly safe designs and into uncharted territory. A bold step for a company
Huawei Ascend Mate 4.5 stars By Ian Morris ·28 May 2013
Big phones are coming back into fashion. In the 80s and 90s no one had a choice about handset size -you either had flipping massive, or you didn’t hav…
Huawei Ascend G510 4.0 stars By Ian Morris ·3 May 2013
We think it’s fair to say that Huawei’s low and mid-range phones scratch an itch, but we’d be lying if we said they were going to set the world alight…
Huawei Ascend P2 pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles ·24 February 2013
Huawei has unveiled what it is calling the “world’s fastest 4G LTE smartphone”, the Ascend P2, at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona on Sunday.
Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth ·8 January 2013
Huawei’s Ascend W1 represents the company’s first foray into Windows Phone 8. Boasting a cyan coloured back and matte-effect plastic all round, it fit…
Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone official, we go hands-on By Hunter Skipworth ·7 January 2013
Huawei has now officially announced the Huawei Ascend Mate, forging new ground in the phablet wars. With the 6.1-inch IPS 720p display, what it lacks
Huawei Ascend D2: 5-inch Android 1080p smartphone announced, we go hands-on By Chris Hall ·7 January 2013
Huawei has officially launched the anticipated Huawei Ascend D2 smartphone and it looks like an impressive handset.The 5-inch IPS display gives you a …