Huawei is one of the most popular smartphone brands as well as being well known for its headphones.
If you are thinking about buying a Huawei smartphone then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of smartphone brands is compiled by analysing over 54,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,800 awards from hundreds of different review sites on 0 smartphones.
Huawei are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning smartphones. Their smartphones start at $125 for the Y7 which has a storage capacity of 32GB and a display diagonal of 6.3" and go up to $2,449 for the Mate XS which has a storage capacity of 512GB and a display diagonal of 6.6". The average price of a new Huawei smartphone is $506.
Huawei are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning smartphones.
Is Huawei the Best Smartphone Brand?
So are Huawei smartphones any good? We give every smartphone a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all smartphones we are able to impartially rank all the smartphone brands.
Huawei is ranked the No. 2 best smartphone brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Huawei is the 2nd best smartphone brand out there.
Let's look at how Huawei smartphones compare to the other smartphone brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
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There's a wide selection of Huawei smartphones available compared to other smartphone brands, with 20 Huawei smartphones currently on the market in the US. Huawei also have better reviews than the typical smartphone brand, with the average rating of a Huawei smartphone being 77%.
The average review score for a Huawei smartphone is 77%.
However Huawei smartphones tend to be more expensive than most other smartphone brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst Huawei have a number of interesting features including foldable, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.
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Price Distribution of All Smartphones
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Average Price $506
Price Distribution of Huawei Smartphones
What Do the Huawei Smartphone Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Huawei smartphone to work out the average distribution of reviews for Huawei and then compared this to the other smartphone brands.
Huawei has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its smartphones than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.
Over 94% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for Huawei smartphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 95% and 82% respectively across all Smartphone brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Huawei smartphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other smartphone brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Huawei Smartphones Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 267 industry awards for Huawei smartphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by Huawei to other popular smartphone brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 54,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Huawei smartphones. over 100 of these reviews mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Huawei smartphone owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
76% of reviewers think Huawei smartphones are reliable.
So, most people think that Huawei smartphones are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Huawei smartphones that mention reliability:
The device is well made
the best phone Huawei has built
you get a phone with excellent build quality
waterproofing are an added bonus
It is well built
is smartly engineered
multi-winged devices are only getting more robust
The Huawei Mate Xs is a stunning foldable smartphone that is an impressive feat of engineering
Huawei P30 Pro features a robust line-up of impressive features that didn't change much from P20 Pro
it does have solid build quality
we would say that it is a reliable little phone that looks stylish
great build quality
Huawei's midrange smartphone offers some solid basic virtues such as good workmanship
Its most impressive virtue is its ability to deliver snappy operation quite reliably
build quality are top-notch
The key feature of this top liner will be its Nano-Tech Ceramic material on the back cover to make it more durable with anti-fingerprint
Huawei has broken the tradition of an annual single-number increase for its P series phones
first thing comes to mind to people are the questionable build quality
The rear cameras are broken into the following
ongoing software issues make it a tough sell
The not as reliable security as it should with face recognition
after using it for few days One day I noticed a bit of plastic broke off from the earphone port on the phone
Features to Look Out For On Huawei Smartphones
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Huawei smartphones that set them apart from the competition. These include foldable.
'Foldable' smartphones have a hinged mechanism that allows them to fold in half, making them smaller and more portable.
If you're looking for a high end Huawei smartphone then the Huawei P40 Pro Plus takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 70, but is a bit more expensive at $1,389.
Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (6.58")
Huge storage capacity (512GB)
Huge optical zoom (10x)
A good spec but only average value for money 6.58" display diagonal 5G mobile phone. It has a pedometer and a LiDAR sensor, supports face unlocking and features wireless charging. Multiple reviews mentioned that this mobile phone has a good display and it's very good-looking, and well designed.
A Less Popular Choice
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The cheapest price that we could find for the P40 Pro Plus in the US is $1,389.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.
At only $269.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Huawei P30 makes a great budget choice.
Features We Love:
Supports face unlocking
Supports dual SIM cards
Very thin (7.57mm)
Lighter than average (165g)
Fast processor speed (2.6GHz)
A multi award winning and fully featured 6.1" display diagonal, 128GB storage capacity mobile phone, with a reasonable price. It supports face unlocking and dual SIM cards and has a thickness of 7.57mm and a weight of 165g. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has an outstanding battery life and it's very well designed, and good-looking.
175 Reviews + 10 Awards
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Huawei P30 has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 175 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the P30 in the US is $269.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.