Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend Y530 review

    By 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 £149.95 SIM-free, the Huawei Ascend Y530 is cheap for a 4.5-inch device, although it sits uncomfortably close...

  • Tablets

    Huawei MediaPad M1 pictures and hands-on

    By 23 February 2014

    The Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 is an 8-inch tablet with entertainment in mind. It has been designed, not to be ultra light and slim like the MediaPad X1 - also launched at Mobile World Congress 2014 - but with front-facing speakers to better deliver the DTS...

  • Phones

    Huawei Ascend G6 pictures and hands-on

    By 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 Motorola Moto G has drawn attention to a section of the smartphone market often considered to be second...

  • Tablets

    Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad X1 review

    By 23 February 2014

    With 7-inch tablets growing in popularity and falling in price, Huawei is bringing its most impressive device yet to the table with the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0. This 7-inch tablet, launched at Mobile World Congress 2014 on Sunday, looks to compete with...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review

    By 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 the company's press conference on Monday. The new 6.1-inch smartphone-come-tablet will follow on from...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend P6 review

    By 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 latter category. It's a phone that takes design cues from the iPhone, with a metal bezel around the...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend P2 review

    By 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 quite new to selling phones to consumers, and one that worked well The P2, is, as you would expect,...

  • Tablets

    Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue pictures and hands-on

    By 1 July 2013

    Huawei has announced another 7-inch Android device, and is being very clear that this is a tablet. There's no confusion over it being a giant phone, or calling it a phablet - except, of course, that you can make calls on it, so it's all of the above,...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P6 review

    By 18 June 2013

    The Huawei Ascend P6 is a strange beast. Many will disregard it without a moment's hesitation, handling it with the same approach many car drivers did Skoda in the 1980s. But to do so would be unfair: Huawei is trying to change, just as Skoda did, trying...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend Mate review

    By 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 have a phone at all. As the years progressed, the post-2000 era was all about miniaturisation and phones...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend G510 review

    By 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. They are all solid, decent performers, but none of them is the next Samsung Galaxy S or iPhone. The...

  • Phones

    Huawei Ascend G510 pictures and hands-on

    By 12 April 2013

    The idea of the G510 is that it's a budget handset for pay-as-you-go customers looking for a slightly larger device with a bit more power than the phones that hover around the £100 range. What you get is a dual-core processor running at 1.3GHz, runs...

  • Home Cinema

    Huawei MediaQ pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2013

    As well as phones and tablets, another type of device has drawn significant crowds during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year: the Android-rocking media hub. Samsung has its HomeSync device, which sports a 1TB hard drive and can stream media...

  • Phones

    Huawei Ascend P2 pictures and hands-on

    By 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. Pocket-lint had the chance to lay hands on the new 8.4mm-thick smartphone to quickly bring you our first...

  • Phones

    Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on

    By 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 fits in nicely to the usual Windows Phone landscape The handset is fairly compact at 10.15mm thick, feeling...