The best Huawei phones of 2022

Huawei phones are well-built, powerful, and best of all, great value. So much so, that it's quite difficult to find stock of some of their latest smartphones.


by Ryan Houghton |

Luckily, we've taken all of the work out of the tiresome searching and compiled our top picks for the ultimate Huawei phones that'll give Apple and Samsung a run for their money.

Despite some of these Huawei smartphones being a couple of years old at this point, some of their hardware surprisingly rivals some more recent smartphone releases.

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The best Huawei smartphones 2022

Specifications
Dimensions: 158.8 x 72.8 x 8.5 mm
Display size: 6.47"
Resolution: 1228 x 2700 p
Chipset: Kirin 9000 / Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888
Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
Camera(s): Quad- 50 MP (wide), 64 MP (periscope telephoto), 13 MP (ultrawide), 40 MP (B/W), Selfie- 13 MP (wide)
Battery Capacity: 4360 mAh
Available Colours: Golden Black, Cocoa Gold, Pearl White, Charm Pink

Overview:

One of Huawei's latest smartphones, the P50 Pro is a beautifully made, cutting-edge smartphone that looks distinct and feels like no smartphone we've used before.

A titanic 64 MP periscope telephoto camera ensures your landscape shots are truly crisp and radiant. Not to mention the phone's absurd dual chipset, with Snapdragon and Kirin working together to create a phone-feel that is largely unbeatable.

Specifications
Dimensions: 158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm
Display size: 6.58"
Resolution: 1200 x 2640 p
Chipset: Kirin 990 5G
Memory: 128 GB 8GB RAM, 256 GB 8GB RAM, 512 GB 8 GB RAM
Camera(s): Quad- 50 MP (wide), multi-directional PDAF, OIS 12 MP (periscope telephoto), 40 MP (ultrawide), Selfie- 32 MP (wide), AF IR TOF 3D (depth/biometrics sensor)
Battery Capacity: 4200 mAh
Available Colours: Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black

Overview:

A stunning competitor to Samsung and Apple, the Huawei P40 Pro is packed full of powerful hardware, breath-taking camera tech and an overall solid design. Why spend £1,000+ on a phone that's just as good as the P40 Pro?

Specifications
Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
Display size: 6.47"
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 p
Chipset: Kirin 980 (7 nm)
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
Camera(s): 40 MP (wide), 8 MP (periscope telephoto), 20 MP (ultrawide), TOF 3D (depth)
Battery Capacity: 4200 mAh
Available Colours: Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Black, Pearl White, Misty Lavender, Mystic Blue

Overview:

Another terrifically powerful option for a fraction of the cost of leading smartphone brands, the P30 Pro is, while a little on the older side, invariably still a great smartphone. Like its more recent addition to the Huawei P line, the P30 still has an incredible 8 GB RAM (more than the iPhone 13 Pro Max at a fraction of the cost).

This is a perfect phone for gaming or just casual use. Available in an array of stunning colours that pop, but you may want to grab yourself a case, this phone's definitely on the thinner side.

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Specifications
Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
Display size: 6.39"
Resolution: 1440 x 3120 p
Chipset: Kirin 980
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Camera(s): Triple- 40 MP (wide), 8 MP (telephoto), 20 MP (ultrawide), Selfie- 24 MP (wide)
Battery Capacity: 4200 mAh
Available Colours: Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black

Overview:

At an absolute bargain, the Mate 20 Pro crushes the competition in terms of its ridiculous value, its overall quality, and its impeccable performance. Despite its age, the Mate 20 Pro has a killer 1440 x 3120p display, a great camera that rivals many of the more expensive Huawei phones on this list, and a solid chipset for a good range of gaming capabilities.

Specifications
Dimensions: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm
Display size: 6.1"
Resolution: 1080 x 2240 p
Chipset: Kirin 970
Memory: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Camera(s): Triple- 40 MP (wide), 8 MP (telephoto), 20 MP (B/W), Selfie- 24 MP (wide)
Battery Capacity: 4000 mAh
Available Colours: Black, Gold

Overview:

A phone that is slightly on the humbler side but still going strong, 2018's P20 Pro is an insane value for some great tech specs. With 8 GB RAM and some huge storage options, and a solid triple camera that still stands up well, this is a great phone for people on a slight budget.

FAQ's

Does my Huawei phone have 5G?

Oddly enough, a good amount of the latest Huawei phones don't support 5G, in fact, the latest P50 Pro does not have 5G support (unless you buy a specific case), yet the P40 Pro does. This is certainly unusual for a smartphone released in 2022, but we're glad Huawei is working to fix the issue.

Are Huawei and Honor the same?

Honor was once a subsidiary of Huawei, but in 2020 Huawei sold Honor to another company, so they're technically no longer affiliated. We reviewed an Honor flagship smartphone, the 50, last year. Read the review here.

Do Huawei phones use Android OS?

Huawei used to run Android, but in 2021 they switched to HarmonyOS which claims to be far more efficient and powerful.

Can Huawei phones use Google Play?

Unfortunately, Google banned Huawei from having any Google-based apps due to Donald Trump's Huawei ban in 2020, instead, Huawei users have access to Huawei AppGallery.

Ryan is a tech writer and reviewer for What's The Best, specialising in PCs and gaming. He is a keen PC gamer and an avid reader.

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