Category: Huawei

Huawei Mate 20 lite vs Honor Play – Two affordable phones with a different approach

During IFA this year we have seen a surprising number of phone releases with the two notable ones being the Huawei Mate 20 lite and Honor Play. While they are technically owned by the same company there seems to be a growing divide between the two brands and both of these phones make for an interesting comparison as they share some similar specifications while having some glaring differences. But which is the best phone? The Honor Play is certainly the one that immediately seems like the most appealing, you get the flagship Kirin 970 from last year (now superseded by the Kirin...

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Huawei Announce Locator – a quad GPS SIM enabled tracking device for pets, children, bikes and baggage

Alongside the announcement of the latest Kirin 980 system on chip and the AI Cube, Huawei also launched HUAWEI Locator The locator is a powerful small form factor location beacon supporting long operation and standby times as well as four major global navigation satellite system (GNSS) standards, namely GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. Compatible with nano SIM and eSIM, the device supports global roaming with near-real-time location reporting and provides a host of services including SOS button, Geofence and BLE Found, a proximity-based service that triggers a buzzer alarm on HUAWEI Locator when a paired smartphone is within 10 meters...

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Huawei Announce HiSilicon Kirin 980 System on Chip available on Mate 20 in October

Similar to last years IFA Huawei have announced their new flagship system on chip that will be available on the new Mate 20 phones that should launch a month from now. The Kirin 980 brings some impressive improvements from the previous 970, and during our briefing, some exciting comparisons were made between the Kirin 980 and the Snapdragon 845. The brief specification of the Kirin 980  includes: The world’s first 7nm SoC Cortex A76- Based 8-core CPU 2 big cores running an A76 at 2.6Ghz 2 medium cored running at 1.92Ghz Dual NPU Dual Image Signal Processor Mali G76...

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Huawei Mate 20 lite announced & hands on – Kirin 710 SoC, quad camera & 3,750mAh battery

Huawei has decided to release the Lite version of their new Mate 20 phone before the main phones this year teasing us about the possible design and specification of the new flagship. The new wallet-friendly phone comes with many high-end features with its dual front camera system being particularly appealing to the selfie generation. The Mate 20 Lite is powered by a Kirin 710 SoC and 4GB of RAM. A 6.3-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ (2340×1080) HUAWEI FullView display, the Mate 20 lite offers a 4% increase in screen-to-body ratio, compared to the predecessor. Replacing the top bezel is a notched design...

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Honor Note 10 Launched : 6.95-inch AMOLED display, CPU & GPU Turbo, & 5000mAh battery

We already knew a lot about the new Honor Note 10 thanks to various leaks. It has been 2 years since Honor released one of the Note series of smartphones and the new model has a massive 6.95-inch 18.5:9 full-screen display. In comparison, the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 8 uses a 6.3-inch display. The phone shares many of the features of the smaller Honor 10, and has a  2.5D glass on the front and the back. The glass on the back has a special metal oxide nano-coating which makes it glitter under the light. Its huge 6.95-inch 18.5:9 display does not include a notch...

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: The best affordable flagship? Score 91%

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: The best affordable flagship?

I received this product as part of a review program in return for an unbiased review. It was not provided free of charge, and I either have to return it or pay for it. Released in November 2017 the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was one of the last flagships of the year with some impressive specifications that made it stand out from the crowd, first and foremost a 4000mAh battery, which is unheard of in a flagship. While some of the phones announced at MWC such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, Sony XZ2, and Asus Zenfone 5 may appear...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Exynos 9810 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

Mobile World Congress 2018 is just a week away, and we will undoubtedly see multiple phones announced with the next generation of system on chips (SoC). The Snapdragon 845 is likely to be used in the next flagship phone which is due to be announced at the Nokia event on the 29th. Historically Samsung has used 2 different SoCs on their flagship Galaxy device; if they follow a similar pattern as the S8, it is likely it will use their own Exynos 9810 in the US and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 for the rest of the world on the...

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Huawei P Smart – Mid-range Android phone heading to Vodafone

The Huawei P Smart hasn’t received a lot of press attention since its release launch in Germany recently, but this mid-range smartphone is now coming to Vodafone in the UK. The P Smart was originally launched as the Enjoy 7S in China at the end of 2017 but the name has been changed for other markets. Assuming everything else stays the same the Huawei P Smart will feature 6-inch, 18:9 aspect ratio Full HD display HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset CPU Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) GPU Mali-T830 MP2 4GB of RAM 3,000mAh battery Dual 13MP +...

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Huawei Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro Announced with 4,000 mAh battery

The Huawei Mate line of phones has been a big hit the past few years, with last years model being regarded as one of the best of the year. Now Huawei have announced the next generation, hoping to continue keeping up with market leaders such as Samsung. Huawei has joined the trend of the bezel-less phone with practically no bezel to the sides, and just a small one to the top and bottom. Similar to Samsung, Google, and Apple, the main difference between the 2 phones is is in screen size and shape. The Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch 2560 x...

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Huawei Mate 10 release date confirmed powered by new Kirin 970 SoC

The Mate range from Huawei have generally been well received by users and reviewers alike and they have now announced that the Huawei Mate 10 will be launched on the 16th of October this year where they will hold a press event in Munich. The big talking point of the new Mate 10 is the new Kirin 970 SoC which has an 8-core CPU, a new generation 12-core GPU, and a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to power AI computing. The Kirin 970 is said to combine the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native...

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Huawei unveils P10 and P10 Plus flagships with Leica dual-camera system

We reviewed the Huawei P9 back in May last year and it was a great phone with the camera being the stand out feature. The follow-up this year has stuck with the Leica system as well as providing some expected upgrades The P10 is equipped with a 5.1-inch, 1080p display while the P10 Plus is a 5.5-inch, WQHD 2,560×1,440 panel. Both use Gorilla Glass 5 and have an octa-core, Kirin 960 processor. The P10 will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. While the P10 plus will have 6GB of Ram and 128GN of storage. Both are...

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Huawei P9 Review Score 86%

Huawei P9 Review

Huawei is much more of a household name than they used to be, and they can certainly make a great phone, all you need to do is look at the Huawei made Nexus 6P, but can one of their own branded phones compete with the current flagships? Design The Huawei P9 has a full metal unibody along with chamfered edges. The fingerprint scanner is on the rear, like a growing number of devices, with the P9 I personally found it a little difficult to work out where it was, as the recess for the scanner isn’t that deep. This...

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