Latest Huawei phone reviews

Huawei P20 review: Every inch the flagship alternative
4.5 stars

Huawei P20 review: Every inch the flagship alternative

By Cam Bunton

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 the company has learned to refine and improve its phones from both a hardware and software perspective.... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS initial review: In technological pole position?

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS initial review: In technological pole position?

By Chris Hall

Huawei's partnership with Porsche Design has yielded some interesting results. And the latest collaborative smartphone from the two brands carries a rather long and prestigious name - Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, no less - to play on Porsche's prominent... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro review: A new phone camera king is born
5.0 stars

Huawei P20 Pro review: A new phone camera king is born

By Mike Lowe

It was just a few years ago we were criticising Huawei for its software and design approach (take a look at our P8 review, from 2015). But how far the Chinese company has come. With the P20 Pro in hand, reviewed here in its delightful Twilight dipped-in-Unicorn-dust... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them
4.5 stars

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them

By Mike Lowe

Talk about arriving just at the perfect moment. Despite Huawei having its fair share of ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market - the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9 - that's... Read more

Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match
3.5 stars

Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match

By Cam Bunton

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 available that's usually competitive, whether it's through its own-brand devices, or through its more... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

By Mike Lowe

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 Huawei model in design terms - and the phone we wish that Huawei had made for all its customers.Which,... Read more

Huawei P10 Plus review: Plenty of plusses from Huawei's colourful 5.5-inch phone
4.0 stars

Huawei P10 Plus review: Plenty of plusses from Huawei's colourful 5.5-inch phone

By Mike Lowe

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 the top drawer P-series device from the Chinese maker, expanding not only on size compared to the smaller... Read more

Huawei P10 review: Android's iPhone-killer, or flawed imitator?
4.0 stars

Huawei P10 review: Android's iPhone-killer, or flawed imitator?

By Mike Lowe

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 year 2017. It's also Huawei's oh-so-on-trend colour for its brand new P10 smartphone.Yes, ok, so you're... Read more

Huawei Mate 9 review: The big-screen boss?
4.0 stars

Huawei Mate 9 review: The big-screen boss?

By Mike Lowe

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 greater attention than its predecessors - and for good reason.After all, the big phone market is in something... Read more

Huawei Mate 9 Pro preview: The Mate we wanted all along

Huawei Mate 9 Pro preview: The Mate we wanted all along

By Mike Lowe

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 model's limited availability and €1,395 price tag clearly demonstrated it wasn't a model for the masses.Now... Read more

Huawei Nova review: The mid-range muddler
3.5 stars

Huawei Nova review: The mid-range muddler

By Cam Bunton

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-end premium flagships like the P9 and P9 Plus.  With the Huawei Nova series, it pitches an affordable... Read more

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design preview: The mini Mate 9 with a big €1395 price tag

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design preview: The mini Mate 9 with a big €1395 price tag

By Mike Lowe

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 Chinese telecoms company and German design company have forged a new partnership to show off what they... Read more

Huawei Nova Plus review: The middling mid-ranger
3.5 stars

Huawei Nova Plus review: The middling mid-ranger

By Cam Bunton

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 one or two phones it thinks everyone will buy. Instead, the Chinese manufacturer releases dozens of phones.... Read more

Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold
4.0 stars

Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold

By Cam Bunton

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, which cranks out affordable but high-quality phones. Still, Huawei has done a lot of work on its own-brand... Read more

Huawei P9 Lite hands-on preview: Low-calorie diet

Huawei P9 Lite hands-on preview: Low-calorie diet

By Mike Lowe

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 considerable competition. But if that's the gold-topped pint of milk then, well, the Huawei P9 Lite is red-top... Read more

Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly
4.0 stars

Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly

By Mike Lowe

Huawei has been chipping away at the flagship smartphone block for years now, gradually adding appeal to its seemingly desired western audience with each iteration. But while last year's P8 lost its way with sloppy software and knuckle-based nonsense,... Read more

Huawei Mate 8 review: Big beauty
4.5 stars

Huawei Mate 8 review: Big beauty

By Mike Lowe

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 devices as powerful and refined as the Huawei Mate 8 also coming to market it's perhaps a more appealing concept... Read more

Huawei Mate S review: Yes mate!
4.5 stars

Huawei Mate S review: Yes mate!

By Chris Hall

Over the past year we've seen the rising tide of Chinese smartphones. As established companies like HTC and Sony Mobile have reported some difficulties, the likes of OnePlus and Xiaomi have stolen headlines.Huawei has long been saying it has ambitions... Read more

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software
3.5 stars

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software

By Mike Lowe

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 edge, to the oh-it's-the-same-again HTC One in its M9 form. Sitting in among them is Huawei, with its... Read more

Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab

Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab

By Britta O'Boyle

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 version of the P8 flagship handset but when we say larger, we mean huge.It features a 6.8-inch display... Read more

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
4.5 stars

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

By Mike Lowe

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 originally thinking "blimey, a 6-inch phone" we've become accustomed to this behemoth living in our pocket.... Read more

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition review

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition review

By Mike Lowe

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 speed in the phone market. Its recent Ascend P7 smartphone did a pretty good job of positioning itself... Read more

Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket

Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket

By Chris Hall

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 has a metal body that's punctuated by two plastic segments in the rear, top and bottom. It reminds us of... Read more

Huawei Ascend G620S hands-on: 5-inches of SGS5-alike on a budget

Huawei Ascend G620S hands-on: 5-inches of SGS5-alike on a budget

By Chris Hall

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 handsets. From the front - especially in white - the Ascend G620S looks like a Galaxy device. The chromed... Read more

Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all

Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all

By Chris Hall

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 smartphone ladder has been really interesting of late: devices like the Moto E and Moto G have really impressed,... Read more

Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition: Hands-on the Gooner phone

Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition: Hands-on the Gooner phone

By Chris Hall

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.This special edition has been created as Huawei is the official global smartphone partner of Arsenal.... Read more

Huawei Ascend P7 review
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P7 review

By Mike Lowe

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 performance wrapped around a 5-inch HD screen and admirable design. Throw in speedy 4G connectivity at a price... Read more

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 review

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 review

By Chris Hall

Huawei has unveiled the latest addition to its Ascend line-up of devices at its launch event in Paris. The Huawei Ascend P7 makes a number of changes over the previous P6 model, including growing the display to a 5-inch HD panel, to present a competitive... Read more

Huawei Ascend Y530 review
3.0 stars

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Huawei Ascend G6 pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend G6 pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Huawei Ascend P6
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P6

By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Huawei Ascend P2
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P2

By Ian Morris

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 wellThe P2, is, as you would expect, a... Read more

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P6 review

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P6 review

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Huawei Ascend Mate
4.5 stars

Huawei Ascend Mate

By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Huawei Ascend G510
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend G510

By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Huawei Ascend G510 pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend G510 pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

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 Jelly... Read more

Huawei Ascend P2 pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend P2 pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

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 landscapeThe handset is fairly compact at 10.15mm thick, feeling... Read more

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone official, we go hands-on

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone official, we go hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

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 in resolution, it makes up for with inches.Picking it up, the first thing you notice is how big... Read more

Huawei Ascend D2: 5-inch Android 1080p smartphone announced, we go hands-on

Huawei Ascend D2: 5-inch Android 1080p smartphone announced, we go hands-on

By Chris Hall

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 full-HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, resulting in a sharp 443ppi. It's protected by Corning Gorilla... Read more

Huawei G330
3.5 stars

Huawei G330

By Ian Morris

Cheap really is a relative term. Back when GSM phones didn't do the internet, and Ericsson ruled the roost with phones like the T28, £200 was about the most money you could spend on a normal handset. We know, because around the millennium we did exactly... Read more

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE

By Ian Morris

We really liked the Huawei P1 that appeared earlier this year. A solid, likeable and barebones Android handset from the Chinese company that most people still haven't really heard of - and many can't pronounce.The P1 LTE offers 4G network access on EE,... Read more

Huawei Honour
3.0 stars

Huawei Honour

By Ian Morris

Not every phone will be earth-shatteringly beautiful. The Huawei Honour - or Honor, if you're from a non-English speaking country - is one phone we don't think you could ever describe as beautiful. But just as all of us can't look like Brad Pitt, there's... Read more

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Huawei is going pretty big on the smartphone and tablet front, announcing six brand new devices at IFA in Berlin. Of the lot, the Ascend D1 Quad XL is by far the most exciting. Packing an almost vanilla version of Ice Cream Sandwich, a big battery and... Read more

Huawei Ascend P1
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P1

By Ian Morris

The Huawei Ascend G300 is one of our favourite phones of the last year, at least in its price range of just £100. If you don't already know, Huawei is one of those firms you've probably never heard of but is huge and a key player behind the scenes. Like... Read more

Huawei Ascend G300
4.5 stars

Huawei Ascend G300

By Ian Morris

If you're a mobile operator that doesn't have a £100 Android handset for your pay-as-you-go customers, then you're very silly indeed. The leaders in this area are T-Mobile and Orange, who have very capable phones in this price range. Orange has the San... Read more