Huawei

Huawei FreeBuds 3i Review: €99 For Excellence

I was a driven anti-AirPod guy. I was against everything they stood for. The death of the headphone jack, the commercial monster that is Apple and the style of them. Everything irked me. Then, I realised it was time to say goodbye to the headphone jack. Apple actually builds some pretty great products. And the design of AirPods means...

Huawei Watch GT 2e Review: Purely Fitness Focused

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I've been lucky enough to have every Huawei Watch on my wrist. I remember buying the original Huawei Watch because it was the most watch-like smartwatch on the market. It was a thing of beauty. Since then, a few things have changed. Huawei now uses their own operating system instead of Wear OS and designs have evolved too. But...

Hands-On: Huawei P40 Pro Review – Is It Worth The Change?

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It's one of the most talked-about smartphone launches for quite some time. For that alone, I'm delighted the Huawei P40 Pro is ready to launch. I've been using Huawei phones for the past few years and I personally believe they've been a breath of fresh air in a very stale market. It really all began with the P20 Pro,...

Huawei P40 Pro Scores Top Marks With DXOMARK Testing

With smartphone cameras, I love taking a quality picture. But I know I lack a certain eye for a great shot. It's just not my forte. I consider myself to be a bit of a nerd. I love tech specs as much as the next guy. But again, I'll hold my hands up and say there are people who...

Huawei Launches P40 Series Online

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I used to work in a phone shop. Literally selling phones. It was a very enjoyable job. I'm sure a lot of that was down to me loving tech and chatting with people. I remember selling a few Huawei P8s and P9s back in the day. They were decent phones. Huawei started bringing some specs from the flagship-class into...

Hands-on Testing: How Do Huawei Phones Work Without Google?

P40 Pro with Huawei AppGallery and HMS
Today Huawei launched the long-awaited P40 Series. I say long-awaited, but I could also say "much-discussed" and maybe even "most controversial" when talking about this phone launch. The Huawei P40 series is the first major consumer phone launch for Huawei since the American Google was forbidden from officially supporting the Chinese manufacturer. I've been test-driving last year's Huawei Mate 30...

Huawei P40 Series: What To Expect In Ireland From Huawei’s Next Flagship

Huawei P40 Leaked
I would argue that Huawei is about to launch a phone in the most dramatic circumstances ever. Covid-19 could be limiting the supply chain of parts required to build new phones while uncertainty remains around the U.S/China Google/Huawei proxy war. While I've already highlighted this could shift from being Huawei without Google to Google without Huawei, uncertainty remains around...

It’s Time To Reframe The “Huawei Without Google Discussion”

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In recent years, the smartphone industry had grown a little stale. Apple seemed to be holding back their best tech to launch slightly upgraded phones every year. Samsung was pushing the envelope a little further but they only ever really needed to offer enough to be ahead of Apple's iPhone. Sony was the next in line without ever really...

First Look: Huawei Launch Mate Xs in Barcelona

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You wouldn't think Huawei's Barcelona launch event was hastily organised in the follow up to Mobile World Congress being cancelled. The event had everything from phones to tablets and laptops with some insights into what the future holds. Even if, to get a good look at those, you do need to read between the lines a little. The Huawei Mate...

Huawei Plans To Expand Huawei Pay To Fill Google Pay Gap

With Mobile World Congress cancelled, Huawei held their own launch event for a suite of devices. Afterwards I was able to catch a question with Richard Yu, CEO of the Chinese tech giant. "Are there plans to expand Huawei Pay beyond existing markets". The answer was yes. The Google Problem In the interview between a room full of tech reviewers and...