Huawei isn't the household name in North America or even Europe that it might be in Asia, but its successes in certain parts of the globe has seen it rise to be the world's number three smartphone vendor. Only Apple and Samsung have more market share than Huawei. Hailing from China, some of the success in smartphones can be accredited to its native market.
In recent times Huawei's Android phones have become much more compelling. Design and build quality are at present among the best that Android has to offer with 2014's Ascend P7 and Ascend Mate 7. There still remains a healthy batch of entry level devices for the more budget conscious, but even the mid-range devices like the Ascend G7 are starting to see some elements of more 'premium' devices creeping in.
Huawei does its own thing with software on its phones. Known until late 2014 as Emotion UI, EMUI has now reached version 3.0. It's a stark contrast to Android as Google intended with a complete visual reworking. The latest version will launch alongside the Ascend Mate 7 initially.
Future plans for Huawei are already known to include the creation of its own Android Wear smartwatch, tipped to launch sometime in 2015.
30 September 2014 48By Richard DevineHuawei is back with another crack at the oversized smartphone, and it might be the Chinese manufacturer's best device yet
Huawei has been stepping up its game of late, with modern Android devices that are significantly better than its earlier offerings. The world's No...
06 September 2014 3By Richard DevineHuawei brought a second metal phone to Berlin, and it's pretty nice, too
Huawei had two brand new devices to announce during its IFA 2014, and both of them were metal. While we've already looked at the Ascend Mate 7, next up it's the turn of the Ascend G7 to step in front of the camera...
19 June 2014 13By Richard DevineHuawei is back with a solid, if frustrating, new Android smartphone
Huawei may still be making inroads in western markets, but success elsewhere has seen the Chinese company rise to be the world's No. 3 smartphone maker. That's behind Samsung and Apple, no less...
06 September 2014 6By Richard Devine
We've already seen, used and reviewed the Huawei Ascend P7 but that hasn't stopped another one from coming to market. This time with sapphire glass. During our review of the original we found that the glass front and back was a little prone to scratching, but that shouldn't be the case with this one....
12 June 2014 50By Andrew MartonikHuawei is going direct-to-consumer in the U.S. with its giant-screened and $299 unlocked device
Despite the fact that Huawei is the third-largest phone maker worldwide (behind Apple and Samsung), few people in the U.S. really have much of an idea that it even makes phones...
16 February 2017By Harish JonnalagaddaHuawei already develops its own application processors through its HiSilicon subsidiary, and it looks like the manufacturer is now working on a voice assistant to further differentiate its products in its home market.
01 February 2017 45By Harish JonnalagaddaApple shipped 78.3 million iPhones in Q4 2016, surpassing Samsung to take the crown as the world's number one smartphone vendor. That said, Samsung shipped 309.4 million smartphones in 2016, outmatching Apple's 215.4 million shipments.
23 January 2017 1By Harish JonnalagaddaHuawei has announced that it is teaming up with London's Saatchi Gallery to present an exhibition to explore the history of selfies. Called From Selfie to Self-Expression, the exhibition will run from March 31 to May 30.
01 December 2016 10By Harish JonnalagaddaThe Mate 9 is Huawei's first device to offer EMUI 5.0 — based on Nougat — out of the box, and the company is now announcing when other phones will receive the update. EMUI 5.0 will be rolled out to the Huawei P9, Nova, and others in the first quarter of 2017.
17 November 2016 15By Greg RieglerThere's another nice Android tablet coming to the U.S.
After a long period of European exclusivity, the Huawei MediaPad M3 is finally coming to the U.S.
Starting on November 17, you'll be able to buy the 8.4-inch tablet that features some of Huawei's best-ever tablet specs for a fairly reasonable $299...