Here are the best Huawei phones you can buy right now

China-based Huawei makes and sells a lot of different smartphones, and it can get quite confusing for consumers who might want to buy one for themselves. There are plenty of choices for people who want to spend more to get the latest and greatest from Huawei. However, there are also excellent phones from the company that are in the more affordable mid-range category, and still more that can be bought with very little money.

That’s why we made an effort to go through all of the current and most recent Huawei phone models in order to find the best ones you can buy, no matter how much money you have to spend. As you will see, there’s a wide variety of devices to choose from, but we think there are some stand out products that are excellent choices if you are looking for your next phone.

One quick notice of clarification: We are concentrating on phones in this article that just have the Huawei branding. This list does not feature phones with Huawei’s Honor brand. Without further ado, let’s jump in and look at the best Huawei phones on the market right now.

Best Huawei Phone – all-around

Huawei P20 and P20 Plus

The  Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro may not be coming to the United States, but the rest of the world is in for a treat very soon. These are, without a doubt, the best Huawei phones the company has produced so far. The Huawei P20 sports a 5.8-inch LCD display, while the Pro version boosts it up to 6.1 inches and a OLED panel. Yes, both phones have notches on top, but if you hate this current phone trend, the handsets do allow you to turn it off in the setting men so it looks more like a regular phone.

The Huawei P20 has a Leica dual camera setup, with a 12MP RGB and 20MP monochrome sensor combo, but the P20 Pro is the first smartphone with a triple rear camera setup. In addition to the 20MP monochrome sensor, the RGB sensor on the Pro goes up to a whopping 40MP, and is joined by the third sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens. The Pro also has a five-times hybrid zoom feature.

Both phones have Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor, with its NPU chip that adds AI features, including ones that help improve taking pictures with their impressive cameras. These phones are not cheap, however. The Huawei P20 will be sold in Europe very soon for 650 euro (around $800), while the more powerful Huawei P20 Pro will cost 900 euro (around $1100). There’s also the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS variant of the P20 Pro that includes a in-screen fingerprint sensor, a 6-inch screen, and you can get one with a massive 512GB amount of onboard storage for  2095 euro ($2600). That’s the price that must be paid for the best Huawei phones ever released.

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Huawei P20

  • 5.8-inch Huawei FullView IPS LCD 18.7:9 display 2,244 x 1,080 resolution
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of on-board storage
  • Dual 20 and 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,400 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm, 165 g

Huawei P20 Pro

  • 6.1-inch Huawei FullView OLED 18:7:9 display 2,240 x 1,080 resolution
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 processor
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • Triple 8, 12 and 40 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm, 180 g

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Huawei phones – Honorable mentions

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro

The large 5.9-inch display on the Huawei Mate 10 and the larger 6-inch display on the Mate 10 Pro is just the beginning of the features found on both these phones,  Both have the Kirin 970 processor inside, and both have dual 20 and 12 MP rear cameras, along with huge 4,000 mAh batteries for excellent power usage on a single charge. The Mate 10 also keeps the 3.5 mm headphone jack and microSD card slot (The Mate 10 Pro does not). Without a doubt, these are still two of the best Huawei phones on offer right now.

Get the Huawei Mate 9 for $570/Get the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for $650

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

The Huawei P10 uses a 5.1-inch IPS LCD display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, while the P10 Plus is a bit bigger, with its 5.5-inch IPS LCD display and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. Both phones use Huawei’s  Kirin 960 processor., with the P10 getting 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage, while the P10 Plus comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Both have dual Leica-branded camera sensors in the back, and 8 MP front-facing cameras. Both phones are still among the best Huawei phones you can buy.

Best Huawei Mid-Range Phone

Huawei P10 Lite

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Launched earlier this year. the Huawei P10 Lite packs in some respectable hardware inside its 5.2-inch display, but at about half the cost of the regular P10 and P10 Plus. The biggest difference in the specs is that the P10 Lite has the slower Kirin 658 chipset rather than the 960 found in the P10 and P10 Plus. Also, there just a single 12 MP rear camera sensor with the P10 Lite, versus the dual camera setup for the P10 and P10 Plus.

However, the P10 Lite still manages to pack in either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM (depending on your specific region) along with 32 GB of onboard storage, which of course is also expandable via its microSD card slot. It has a 3,000 MhA battery with fast charging support. which should last most people with a full day’s charge. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the P10 Lite and the phone comes with Android 7.0 and Huawei’s own EMUI 5.1 UI out of the box. The phone has a metal frame, but lacks a physical home button on the bottom.

Again, the cost for the Huawei P10 Lite is pretty reasonable at around $279, but you still get plenty of performance for a much lower price than the current high-end Huawei phones.

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  • 5.2-inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
  • Octa-core Kirin 658 at 2.1 GHz
  • 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage
  • 12 MP rear sensor, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
  • 146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm, 146 g

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Huawei phones – Honorable mentions

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

This member of the Huawei phones family includes a 5.9-inch Full HD display with a 18:9 aspect ratio along with Huawei’s octa-core Kirin 659 chipset inside. It also has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256 GB) and a 3,340 mAh battery. It’s one of the few Huawei phones with four cameras; a 16 MP and 2 MP sensor set-up in the back, and a 13 MP main camera and a secondary 2 MP sensor in the front. It recently went on sale sale in Germany for €399 but has not yet made it to the US market.

Huawei P9 Lite

The immediate predecessor to the P10 Lite, the P9 Lite still offers up some solid hardware for a reasonable price tag making it a good Huawei phone for the price. It has a 5.2-inch display, along with the company’s own Kirin 650 processor, clocked at 2 GHz. The phone is available with either 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a 13 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing camera and a 3,000 mAh battery that should last you for about a day’s worth of work. All in all, that’s not bad for a phone that launched over a year ago.

Best Huawei Budget Phones

Huawei P8 Lite (2017)

If you live in the UK and parts of Europe, you have been able to purchase the oddly named Huawei P8 Lite (2017) for several months now.  You can get this member of the Huawei phones family for just £185 without a contract in the UK, while folks in other parts of Europe can buy it for €240 without a contract.

What do you get for that small amount? Well, don’t expect things like dual camera or lots of RAM or storage. The P8 Lite (2017) includes a 5.2-inch Full HD display, along with Huawei’s Kirin 655 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. It also comes with a 12 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera. Finally it has a 3,000mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.0 user interface. All of that is in a cheaper plastic frame, rather than the metal frames found in the company’s higher end phones, which explains part of its lower price tag.

If you really like Huawei’s products, but don’t want to spend a ton of money, this phone might be the one you are looking for. However, it has not been officially released in the US so you might find it hard to purchase if you are from North America. Hopefully, the phone will make its way to the States soon.


  • 5.2-inch Full HD display
  • Octa-core Kirin 655 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 15 GB of on-board storage
  • 12 MP rear sensor, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.0
  • 146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm, 146 g

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Huawei phones – Honorable Mentions

Huawei Y5 2017

This is a pretty bare bones recent smartphone from Huawei. It has a 5-inch 720 x 1,280 display, with just 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. You will also find a  MediaTek quad-core MT6737T processor running at 1.4 GHz, along with an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front facing camera and Android 6.0 Lollipop is installed. If you really want to snap this up, Amazon in the US is currently selling the phone for $179, but if you want to wait to get a cheaper Huawei phone, you might want to wait until the P8 Lite (2017) makes its way stateside.

Get the Huawei Y5 2017 for $179

Huawei Y3 2017

Much like the Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus, the Huawei Y3 2017 was first announced pretty recently in May of this year, and is only available for sale in certain markets like China at the moment. The Y3 2017 is even more bare bones than the Y5 2017 model, with just 1 GB of RAM and only 8 GB of onboard storage. The 5-inch display has a tiny resolution of 480 x 854, and it comes with a MediaTek quad-core processor running at just 1.1 GHz. It comes with Android 6.0 Lollipop out of the box, along with an 8 MP rear camera and a small 2 MP front-facing camera. Finally, there’s a 2,200 mAh battery inside.

There’s no word on when this member of the Huawei phones family will reach North America, if indeed it does make it over to the States. If it does, we will update this post with the correct pricing. Based on its hardware specs, we would think this could be priced below $150.


 We will be constantly updating this list when Huawei launches new devices in all of these price ranges. In the meantime, do you agree with our picks for the best Huawei phones? Are there any major handsets from the company that we didn’t mention, but you believe should be included with this list right now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Here are the best Huawei phones you can buy right now

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