Tag Archive: Huawei


Strap the Huawei Watch 2 Sport smartwatch to your wrist for $190

Track all the things.

The Huawei 4GB Leo-B09 Watch 2 Sport smartwatch is down to $ 189.99 at Woot. The same watch goes for $ 229 on Amazon and hasn’t dropped anywhere near this price since last year. We have seen deals on the Watch 2 Classic, but it’s currently sitting close to $ 250.

Sold by Woot, it comes with a 90-day Woot warranty and a free U.S. adapter since these watches were originally meant for  [Read More…]

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Review

We’re now well into the second half of 2018 and a question has nagged at me all year: do we really need tablets anymore?

Phone displays are getting bigger and bigger and we now routinely see phone displays that span more than 6-inches. That’s pretty crazy considering just a few short years ago we reveled at a 4.5-inch display, even wondering if it was too big.

So, as the devices in our pockets get bigger, faster, and stronger, why do  [Read More…]

Huawei unveils EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie, beta applications start today

Pie on your P20.

The Huawei Mate 20 is launching in just over a month, and following on from yesterday’s Kirin 980 SoC announcement, we’ve just had our first glimpse of the software that’ll run on the new handset.

EMUI 9.0 is based upon Android 9 Pie, and brings improved performance, faster gaming, a streamlined UI, digital wellbeing features and visual improvements.

EMUI 9 beta screenshots

The new UI sees Huawei building upon the  [Read More…]

Huawei announces the AI Cube, Kirin 980, and new colors for the P20

Huawei unveiled a couple surprises at IFA in Berlin this year: the AI Cube and the Kirin 980 System on a Chip (SoC).

Huawei AI Cube

The AI Cube is an Alexa-enabled smart speaker that also acts as a 4G LTE router. In essence, this provides an 802.11ac WiFi hotspot using a traditional SIM, as well as an Alexa gateway offering the same functionality as an Amazon Echo. In addition, it features a 15W mono speaker and four microphones. I  [Read More…]

Huawei announced today the Honor Play is going global

The Honor Play is not a new phone from Huawei’s sub-brand, it was actually released in China back in June. However, the “crazy fast, crazy smart” Honor Play is now branching out to new markets.

Crazy Fast, Crazy Smart

Powered by the Kirin 970 AI NPU (neuron process unit) and GPU Turbo technology the Honor Play promises a faster and smarter performing smartphone. The GPU Turbo technology, in particular, boasts a 60% increase in performance with a 30% decrease in  [Read More…]

First Impressions: A weekend with the Huawei P20

Huawei isn’t having the best time with US press and governments right now, but that doesn’t affect the quality of their phones. Earlier this year Huawei announced its new flagships, the P20 and P20 Pro, for mass markets. Unfortunately, the phones aren’t sold in the US, so it’s been a little hard to get our hands on one, but we finally did! I’ve been using the P20 (not Pro) for this past weekend, here are my initial thoughts and annoyances.

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UK Deal: Save big on smartphones from Motorola, Nokia, Huawei and more

Prices start from just £59 in this limited time offer

Amazon UK is offering a number of smartphones with up to 35% off, meaning some big savings for those in the market for a new handset. The deal includes phones from Motorola, Nokia, Honor, Huawei and more with over £100 off selected models.

Whether you want the cutting edge camera tech of the Huawei P20 Pro, the balance of price and specs in the Nokia 7 Plus,  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate SE Review

2018 has not been super kind to Huawei as the US government squashed plans to partner with AT&T and Verizon. However, that has not stopped the company from rolling out new options, including the budget-minded Huawei Mate SE.

The Mate SE was announced back in March, just a month after the Honor 7X was announced. For those who are unaware, Honor is actually a sub-brand of Huawei, who tends to focus on folks with a budget.

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Huawei to update P20 to Android Pie first

Android 9 Pie has now been released, and manufacturers are already planning future updates to their current devices (though Essential beat the competition and released their update the same day). Huawei is the latest to talk about its update plans.

EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie will be unveiled at IFA 2018 in September. From there, the P20 series will receive the update to Android Pie first. This is scheduled to happen in September, which is surprisingly fast. This might be due  [Read More…]

A Huawei commercial used a DSLR to promote the Nova 3’s selfie camera

That’s a funny-looking phone you’re holding there…oh wait.

Huawei releases a ton of phones throughout the year (we’ve got a handy guide to help you keep track of them right here), and one of its most recent handsets is the Nova 3. The Nova 3 is a pretty typical mid-range Android smartphone, with one of its biggest features being its powerful selfie camera and AI features that accompany it.

A short 30-second ad for the Nova 3 was  [Read More…]