Huawei makes and sells lots of smartphones, and it can get quite confusing for consumers who might want to buy them. The company has plenty of choices for those looking for the latest and greatest, as well as more affordable mid-range options and very cheap low-end devices.

We’ve gone through all of the current and most recent Huawei phone models to find the best ones you can buy, no matter how much money you have. There’s a wide variety of devices to choose from, but we can think of a few excellent stand out products if you are looking for your next phone.

One quick note: 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 all-around Huawei phones

Huawei Mate 20/Mate 20 Pro/Mate 20 X

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro
Huawei knocked it out of the park with the P20 Pro, and it just announced the next phones in the Mate series — the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Both are powered by Huawei’s newest in-house processor, the Kirin 980 chipset. The Kirin 980 will be the first commercially available 7nm smartphone chipset.

The standard Mate 20 will have a 6.53-inch LCD display, along with a 4,000mAh battery that supports the standard Huawei Supercharge feature found on the Mate 10 Pro and the P20. It comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage. The Mate 20 Pro has a curved 6.39-inch OLED display, with a large notch on the front to support its 3D depth sensing 24MP camera. It will have a 4,200mAh battery with a 40W charging rate, allowing the Mate 20 Pro to charge up to 70 percent of its capacity in just 30 minutes. The Mate 20 Pro also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It only comes in one model, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Both phones have triple rear cameras. The Mate 20 has an 8MP 3x telephoto lens, a wide 40MP sensor, and a new ultra-wide 20MP sensor. The standard Mate 20 has a 12MP primary sensor, an 8MP 3x telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide sensor. The phones’ AI chip will offer a number of features, including “4D predictive focus” which is supposed to track the main object of your photo to keep in focus. and more. Pricing for the Mate 20 starts at 799 euros (~$927) while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will start at 1,049 euros (~$1,217).

The company also announced the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS, another version of the Mate 20 with 8GB of RAM. It’s priced at 1,695 euros (~$1,966) with 256GB of storage, and 2,095 euros (~$2,430) for 512GB of storage.

Mate 20 X image from the Huawei presentation

Huawei is also launching yet another member of the Mate 20 lineup, the Mate 20 X. This phone will be a gaming-0riented handset, with a massive 7.2-inch display. It shares most of the same hardware specs as the Mate 20 Pro, but it has a huge 5000mAh battery and a new, graphene-based cooling system designed to keep the phone from running hot during gaming sessions. Huawei will also sell an optional gamepad attachment for the Mate 20 X, along with a stylus.

 It will launch later in October for  899 euros (~$1040) with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

Specifications

Huawei Mate 20
  • 6.53-inch Huawei FullView IPS LCD 18.7:9 display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 980 processor
  • 4/6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of onboard storage
  • Triple rear cameras: 12MP main, 8MP telephoto, 16MP ultra-wide photo; Front 24MP camera
  • Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3mm, 188 g
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • 6.39-inch Huawei FullView OLED 19:5:9 display 3,120 x 1,440 resolution; in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 980 processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of onboard storage
  • Triple rear cameras; 40MP main camera, 8MP telephoto, 20MP ultra-wide photo; Front 24MP camera
  • Non-removable 4,200 mAh battery; wireless charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm, 189 g
Huawei Mate 20 X
  • 7.2-inch Huawei FullView OLED 18:7:9 display
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 980 processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • Triple rear cameras; 40MP main camera, 8MP telephoto, 20MP ultra-wide photo; Front 24MP camera
  • Non-removable 5,000 mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie

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Honorable mentions

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro

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 10 for $549/Get the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for $544

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

Launched earlier in 2018, the Huawei P20 sports a 5.8-inch LCD display, while the Pro version boosts it up to 6.1 inches and an OLED panel. Both phones use Huawei’s  Kirin 970 processor. Both have Leica-branded camera sensors in the back, and the P20 Pro happens to be the first smartphone to launch with three rear cameras, which is now becoming more commonplace. Both phones are still among the best Huawei phones you can buy right now and are just below the new Mate 20 phones.
 

Best Huawei Mid-Range Phones

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Huawei Mate 20 Lite home screen

Launched a couple of months before its big brothers, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite targets people who love to take pictures and selfies, with two cameras on the back and two on the front. The rear camera setup has a 20MP main sensor and a secondary 2MP camera. The front cameras get the higher pixels, with a primary 24MP selfie camera and a 2MP secondary sensor. Huawei says its AI camera features allow for people to choose from 200 different scenarios in eight categories with images taken with the front cameras, and 500 scenarios in 22 categories for photos in the rear cameras.

Other photo and video features on the Mate 20 Lite include real-time HDR previews and QMoji (its version of Apple’s Animoji for its iPhones) for the front cameras. The rear cameras support smart composition to help owners frame their shots, along with support for 480fps slow-motion videos.

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite has a big 6.3-inch 2,340 x 1,080 resolution display, and inside you get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard expandable storage, along with Huawei’s Kirin 710 processor. There’s also a 3,750mAh battery with 18W fast charging features. It’s available now for about $292 and perhaps the best mid-range Huawei branded phone on the market.

Specifications

  • 6.3-inch 2,340 x 1,080 resolution display
  • Octa-core Kirin 710 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of onboard storage
  • Dual 20 and 2MP rear sensors, Dual 24MP and 2 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,750mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6mm, 172 g

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Honorable mentions

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

This member of the Huawei phones family includes a 5.9-inch Full HD display with an 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 has four cameras; a 16 MP and 2 MP sensor setup in the back, and a 13 MP main camera and a secondary 2 MP sensor in the front. It’s available now on Amazon for about $275 unlocked.

Get the Mate 10 Lite for $275

Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei P9 Lite

The older Huawei P10 Lite still is packing in some solid hardware. It has a smaller 5.2-inch display, along with the company’s own Kirin 658 processor. However, the phone is available with either 3 or 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable onboard storage, a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh 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 P Smart

huaweu p smart front and back side

The Huawei P Smart may be a budget phone, but you get quite a bit for the money. It has a 5.65-inch screen, along with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. You also get dual rear cameras, with a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor, along with an 8MP front-facing camera. It runs on Huawei’s Kirin 659 processor and has a 3000mAh battery, along with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

If you really like Huawei’s products, but don’t want to spend a ton of money, this phone might be for you. Amazon currently sells the 3GB RAM-32GB ROM version of the phone for as low as $178, making this the best low budget Huawei phone you can buy right now.

Specifications

  • 5.65-inch Full HD display
  • Octa-core Kirin 659 processor
  • 3/4GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of onboard storage
  • Dual 12MP and 2MP rear sensors, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 150.1 x 72.1 x 7.5 mm, 143 g

Honorable Mentions

Huawei Mate SE

This is a version of the Honor 7x, rebranded for the U.S. market. It has a 5.93-inch display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage, and has Huawei’s Kirin 659 processor inside. It has two rear cameras; a main 16MP sensor and a 2MP secondary camera, along with an 8MP front-facing camera. It also has a large 3,340mhA battery. It’s available on Amazon and other retailers for as low as $199.

Get the Huawei Mate SE 2017 for $199

Conclusion

 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? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.