The Best Huawei Smartphone for Your Budget

Which Huawei device should you pick up?

Over the last three or four years, Huawei has achieved a surprising climb in the smartphone ladder and managed to pose a genuine challenge to the big two of Samsung and Apple. They produce phones across suited to a range of budgets and needs, and more often than not, provide a bit more value for money than the two established brands. We’ll have a look at three options ranging from the entry level all the way to their flagship offerings!

Huawei Y5 Lite

Price: From R1,499

  • 5.4-inch LCD Screen
  • 295ppi density
  • Android 8.1 OS
  • Quad-Core 1.5GHz Processors
  • 16 GB Storage and 1GB Ram
  • 8MP Primary/5MP Secondary Cameras
  • microSD Card Slot

The Y5 Lite has a surprising amount of functionality for a phone of its price category. Although it’s not going to be capable of any extremely taxing tasks or games, it has all the essentials a decent Android device needs, with an acceptable processor and storage/RAM combination for average smartphone use – not to mention an impressive screen size.

Huawei P Smart

Price: From R3,450

  • 6.2-inch IPS LCD Screen
  • 415 ppi density
  • Android 9.0 OS
  • Octa-Core 2.2GHz Processors
  • 32/64GB Storage and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP +2 MP Dual Primary/ 16MP Secondary Cameras
  • Dual-Sim

The P Smart ramps up the power quite substantially from the Y5 and starts approaching borderline-flagship territory, but once again, the price-point is quite competitive. The screen is fairly large while maintaining a good pixels-per-inch (ppi) ratio, and it’s got all the internals to make full use of the screen. The chipset offers solid performance and the 3GB of RAM means you’re not going to struggle to execute multiple tasks or use demanding apps or games. This is definitely for someone who wants to be able to do almost anything a smartphone is capable of but at a reasonable price.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Price: From R12,999

  • 6.4-inch AMOLED Screen
  • 538 ppi density
  • Android 9.0 OS
  • Octacore 2.6GHz Processors
  • 128GB/256 GB Storage and 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 40MP + 20MP + 8MP Triple Primary/ 24MP Secondary Cameras
  • Dual-Sim

Okay – so this is what you get when you want a smartphone capable of going toe-to-toe with a lot of laptops, but then for the price, it better have some seriously outstanding features. By virtue of its insane hardware, it’s clearly geared for any task you could throw at it, but it’s the camera that stands out the most. The Leica rear-mounted primary camera is a triple-lens monstrosity that allows everything from ultrawide to telephoto shots, and has an optical zoom too. If Tony Stark was a smartphone, this is what he would be.

Time for an upgrade? Then consider some of these Huawei’s as your next option if you need something a little off the beaten path but with all the quality and capability you associate with the top brands!

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