Best Huawei Phones Android Central 2020
Huawei has shown over the years that it knows how to build great phones, and the manufacturer cranked things up a notch over the last 12 months. Whether we're talking about the fantastic Mate 20 Pro or the upcoming foldable Mate X, Huawei is making some of the most evocative phones in the market today. These are the best Huawei phones in 2019.
- Outstanding: Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- A great alternative: Huawei Mate 20
- Phone and tablet in one: Huawei Mate X
- Still going strong: Huawei P20 Pro
- Mid-range wonder: Huawei P20
- Take great selfies: Huawei Mate 20 Lite
- Psychedelic design: Huawei Nova 3
The Mate 20 Pro challenges the Pixel 3 and Note 9 for the best Android phone available today. The phone has a gorgeous design featuring a dual-curved QHD AMOLED panel, the latest 7nm Kirin 980 chipset, and three cameras at the back — including a new 20MP wide-angle lens. The 4200mAh battery easily lasts two days, the bundled wall plug charges at 40W, and the Mate 20 Pro can charge other phones wirelessly.
The Mate 20 shares the same overall design as the Mate 20 Pro, but with a key difference: the cutout at the top of the display is narrower. The phone also has a larger 6.53-inch panel, albeit one with an FHD+ resolution. It has a 4000mAh battery, is powered by the Kirin 980, and has three cameras at the back — a main 12MP shooter joined by a 16MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP zoom lens.
The Mate X is a phone or tablet based on how you use it. The foldable phone is set to go on sale later in the year for a staggering $2,600 (€2,299), and for that price you get a design with three screen modes and four cameras. Folded out you get an 8-inch tablet, and in phone mode the Mate X switches to a 6.6-inch panel. Oh, and it also has 5G.
The P20 Pro may not have the latest tech anymore, but it's still a fantastic phone. For one thing, it has the same 40MP primary camera as the Mate 20 Pro, and it's joined by a dedicated 20MP monochrome sensor along with an 8MP lens that delivers 3x optical zoom.Kirin 970 is still one of the fastest around, and the device has received the Pie update. If you're eyeing the Mate 20 Pro but want to save some cash, the P20 Pro is a great option.
The standard P20 shares the same great aesthetic as the Pro model, but offers a 12MP primary camera at the back that's joined by a 20MP monochrome sensor. Like the P20 Pro, the cameras are tuned by Leica and come with a set of AI-assisted features that let them take great photos in challenging shooting conditions. It is powered by the Kirin 970, and at less than half the cost of a P20 Pro it is quite the bargain.
The Mate 20 Lite is powered by HiSilicon's 12nm mid-range Kirin 710 chipset, but its marquee feature is the dual front cameras. The phone has a 20MP + 2MP camera configuration at the back and 24MP + 2MP shooters up front, and the 2MP modules add depth information to shots, leading to great portrait shots. It also comes with a large 3750mAh battery, and the 3.5mm jack is intact.
There's plenty to like in the Nova 3: the phone has a gorgeous design aesthetic with a gradient pattern similar to that of the Honor 10, it is powered by the Kirin 970, and it has dual cameras at the front and back. The primary 16MP shooter at the back is joined by a 24MP monochrome sensor, and up front there's a 2MP shooter next to the 24MP camera that delivers great portrait shots.
If you're in the market for a high-end phone, the Mate 20 Pro is a fantastic option. The phone has an outstanding AMOLED display that's on par with what you get on the Note 9, the Kirin 980 delivers blistering performance, and the cameras take excellent photos in any lighting condition. Then there's the 4200mAh battery with reverse charging and 40W fast charging, 3D face unlock, and an exciting Twilight color option that's sure to turn heads.
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