Huawei

Rethinking Smartphone Photography: Meet the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro

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A few years ago, Huawei started making some pretty decent smartphones. Martin has said before that he references the P8 as the point where he realised they were onto something. To be fair it's hard to disagree. At an event I attended in Paris the other day, Huawei announced the long-awaited P30 Series, including the P30 Pro....

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Reviewing My New Daily Rider

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It's been a month since I went along to Huawei's briefing event in London to check out the Mate 20 Pro. A short while after I got my hands on the phone and I've been using it ever since. Around the same time, I got the Google Pixel 3XL, so it made sense to me to compare the two....

Huawei To Launch Mate Xs In Barcelona

A couple of weeks back, the phone rang. “Marty, Huawei would like to bring you along to Mobile World Congress for a product launch”. Unfortunately, a few weeks later, the phone buzzed again with news that, to be fair, seemed inevitable. Mobile World Congress was cancelled. While that ended up...

5G: Everything You Need To Know About Next Generation Connectivity

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5G is actually turned on in Ireland right now. Vodafone beat the other networks to the punch and have activated 5G in selected areas around Ireland. It's a pretty big deal, but at the same time, it's very easy to completely miss why. For that reason, I'm going to lash through some of the key points on 5G and...

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...

Huawei Mate X Folding Phone First Certified 5G Smartphone

On the stroke of midnight, as we rang in 2019, Huawei announced the P smart 2019 and as a result, they had the first smartphone announcement of the year. Yesterday, Huawei announced another first as their new folding phone, the Mate X, became the world's first certified 5G phone. Whether or not folding phones...

Huawei Officially Announces the Kirin 990 and More at IFA 2019

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Huawei was busy at IFA Berlin this year. Straight up,  the Huawei FreeBuds was the most interesting consumer announcement from Huawei at IFA 2019. However, the long term win for consumers is going to be what chip improvements let them do with their phones. Huawei also announced the Kirin 990 chip which will feature in the Mate 30 series...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launches in Ireland: The Year of Huawei

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I’m going to be honest with you from the outset here. Even as recently as last year, I wouldn’t have been comfortable having Huawei as my daily runner smartphone. They’ve been making great phones for years, arguably back as far as the P8, but they just weren’t as good as the heavy hitting flagships. I’ll admit, I didn’t pay...

Smoke Clears: Huawei’s U.S. Exile Set To End

I don't want to say it, but I told you so slash I called it. Speaking on The Goosed Podcast, I predicted this whole saga between the U.S. and China which saw Huawei get caught in the crossfire of an international trade war, seems to be drawing to a close. Speaking at the G20, U.S. president Donald Trump said U.S. can...

Huawei P20 Pro Review: There’s a New Android King in Town

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I can still remember a time where Huawei (pronounced wah-way) phones were the knockaround phones you gave kids. I used to make a living from selling them. You could practically feel your finger sinking into the plastic screen. They weren't bad phones mind, but they were cheap as chips and didn't apologise for it. The Chinese manufacturer brought out...