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 52,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,700 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 $23 for the Y7 which has a storage capacity of 32GB and a display diagonal of 6.3" and go up to $2,699 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 $467.
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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Average Price $467
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 lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its smartphones than most other brands.
Over 94% of expert reviews and 82% of user reviews for Huawei smartphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 95% and 82% respectively across all Smartphone brands.
Purchasers of Huawei smartphones frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won 230+ awards.
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 238 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 52,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Huawei smartphones. over 100 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of Huawei smartphone owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
75% 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:
Is the Mate Xs a marvel of engineering showing best in class design
The Huawei Mate Xs is an amazing feat of engineering
the best phone Huawei has built
it does have solid build quality
waterproofing are an added bonus
we would say that it is a reliable little phone that looks stylish
Its most impressive virtue is its ability to deliver snappy operation quite reliably
great build quality
build quality are top-notch
Huawei's midrange smartphone offers some solid basic virtues such as good workmanship
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's Nova series built a reputation for value for money products
Huawei P30 Pro features a robust line-up of impressive features that didn't change much from P20 Pro
the P30 only has IP53 water resistance versus the more robust IP68 of the P30 Pro
you get a phone with excellent build quality
The rear cameras are broken into the following
Huawei has broken the tradition of an annual single-number increase for its P series phones
ongoing software issues make it a tough sell
first thing comes to mind to people are the questionable build quality
Sideloading apps from other third-party sites may or may not work reliably
Mediocre Build Quality
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.
A great mid range choice, priced at $46.06 is the Huawei P40 Lite, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.
Features We Love:
Big storage capacity (256GB)
Big display diagonal (6.5")
Supports face unlocking
Supports dual SIM cards
A fully featured and award winning 6.5" display diagonal, 128GB storage capacity mobile phone, with a good price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this mobile phone has an excellent display, it's good-looking but it has bad app support.
711 Reviews + 3 Awards
Value for Money
Multiple reviews mentioned that Huawei P40 Lite has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 711 reviews.
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If you're looking for a high end Huawei smartphone then the Huawei Mate 40 Pro takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $899.99.
Features We Love:
Big storage capacity (256GB)
Big display diagonal (6.76")
Big optical zoom (5x)
A multi award winning and fully featured 512GB storage capacity 5G smartphone. It has a LiDAR sensor, is waterproof, supports face unlocking and features wireless charging. Owners report that this smartphone has a good display, it's very well designed but it has bad app support.
192 Reviews + 12 Awards
Value for Money
Owners report that Huawei Mate 40 Pro has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 192 reviews.
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A good spec and highly rated 6.21" display diagonal, 128GB storage capacity smartphone. It supports face unlocking and dual SIM cards and has a weight of 163g. Customers report that it has a very good battery life and display, and it's a good size.
Value for Money
Multiple reviews mentioned that Huawei P Smart 2020 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 73%, based on 19 reviews.
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