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  1. Amy.B's Avatar
    Hi!
    I’m an Apple user at present, but really considering Hauwei. Are they good?

    Thanks in advance
    10-12-2018 05:47 PM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Really great hardware. I love my Mate 9.
    Their take on Android is very similar to The iPhone OS look and feel.
    They tend to abandon their phones pretty early, regrading updates. They have gotten better with them recently, but they're update track record is still pretty bad overall.
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    10-12-2018 06:58 PM
  3. OLD_HATCH's Avatar
    They tend to abandon???

    The Mate 9 was one of the first phones with Android 8.0 Oreo AND they even added Project Treble support to allow for easier updates. Ask me if LG did the same for their flagship phones!

    I've had a Mate 9 and now a P20 Pro.

    only issues for me have been that ATT doesn't allow VOLTE (HD Voice) on BYOD phones. (T-Mobile doesn't have that problem.

    Updates have been good with at least security updates every 3 months or so.

    There are some small issues(quirks really) that can be a little annoying. Their power management is really aggressive and sometimes stops apps from functioning properly. You have to go into settings and exclude specific apps from power management.

    Settings aren't really set up like typical Android so finding things sometimes is a bit difficult.

    UI is extra smooth, just as smooth as iOS, fastest fingerprint sensors I've used, cameras are great, and except for the political issues Huawei is having great phones all around.
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    10-12-2018 10:42 PM
  4. Amy.B's Avatar
    Thank you very much for your advice? Can I get google play store?
    10-13-2018 04:21 AM
  5. OLD_HATCH's Avatar
    If you get the international (not China) versions it has Google play like normal.

    I watch Netflix and Hulu on my phone and it works as well. Some streaming apps have issues like some of the major network ones, but "usually" fixed by going into settings and clearing app data and cache or last resort uninstall reinstall.
    Amy.B likes this.
    10-13-2018 12:05 PM
  6. nlm's Avatar
    It has the most versatile camera on a phone if that is something you are interested in.
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    10-13-2018 01:12 PM
  7. pault8084's Avatar
    I've had iPhones and really do rate the p20 Pro which I've had since launch. Great hardware and has never missed a beat. battery life amazing, great camera and iOS like In day to day use. Do it!
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    10-13-2018 01:59 PM
  8. Amy.B's Avatar
    Thank you! I am very tempted. I am in the UK so any P20 pro will have the play store on i hope lol

    Been on iphone for a while but just fancying a change. Also my sis in law has a Hauwei and am very impressed with its photos
    raves68 likes this.
    10-14-2018 07:15 AM
  9. Amy.B's Avatar
    Does it do wireless charging?
    10-14-2018 07:16 AM
  10. dsneedmd's Avatar
    No, no wireless charging
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    10-14-2018 08:48 AM
  11. nlm's Avatar
    no wireless charging but it has fast charging which is more useful imo. I had wireless charging for 4 years in my previous phones. Until they become more widespread (e.g. built into tables at coffee shops or meeting rooms) they a more expensive way to charge your phone more slowly. The fast charger is more than 6 times faster than a wireless charger at 700 mah. That means 10 minutes plugged into the fast charger is worth about an hour on a wireless charger.

    BTW I never have to charge the P20 Pro during the day. When I plug it in at night I still have 60% battery, maybe 45-50% on a really heavy use day.
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    10-14-2018 08:49 AM
  12. bembol's Avatar
    Agreed. Fast charging makes up for it. In fact, I put Huawei's second to OnePlus' Dash.

    My only complaint about my P20 Pro or Huawei in general is their OS because it's ugly AF. lol

    Said it many time, the ability to use third party Launchers like Nova Prime and Icon Packs like Urman is the reason I can tolerate it otherwise, I'm either sticking with SAMSUNG, have the Note 9 as well and/or get the iPhone.
    10-14-2018 10:50 AM
  13. Amy.B's Avatar
    Thank you so much everyone for the advice. I love the camera on Hauwei and love how customisable android is compared to Apple. Also wanting fingerprint scanner
    10-14-2018 11:22 AM
  14. dc52ltr's Avatar
    My Sons girlfriend has been with Apple since day one.She fancied a change after seeing my P20 Pro ,got the same phone and absolutely loves it..UK too! She found the changeover to be very straightforward too as she already had a Google account on her Iphone so all contacts and photos transferred easily.
    Thank you! I am very tempted. I am in the UK so any P20 pro will have the play store on i hope lol

    Been on iphone for a while but just fancying a change. Also my sis in law has a Hauwei and am very impressed with its photos
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    10-14-2018 12:20 PM
  15. dc52ltr's Avatar
    ..Also the fast charging is called " supercharging " and boy its bloody fast alright! You`ve definately got the Play Store on there too.
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    10-14-2018 12:22 PM
  16. Amy.B's Avatar
    Good to know, i love the way you can customise everything! Thank you!
    10-14-2018 01:43 PM
  17. Amy.B's Avatar
    First thoughts were Google Pixel 2 xl or Samsung? Then i saw the great camera on Hauwei! And remembering that every Samsung i’ve had has had issues i was like hmmm! Wanting a fingerprint scanner on the front of a phone also counted the Pixel 2 XL out
    10-14-2018 02:46 PM
  18. Amy.B's Avatar
    Does Google Assistant work well? Ie can you say “Call Mum” and it does?
    10-15-2018 05:31 AM
  19. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Yes, you have to say "OK Google, call Mum" or "Hey Google call Mum"... You can also send an sms or WhatsApp the same way or ask any question to get an answer... It's generally pretty accurate too
    10-15-2018 05:59 AM
  20. doohsun's Avatar
    If I were you and you can wait, wait for the Mate 20pro for better hardware
    10-15-2018 08:29 AM
  21. dc52ltr's Avatar
    I think that the mate Pro is released in the UK tomorrow so it may be worth waiting to and see specs and prices before you make your jump.. HTH David ... Mind, it usually takes a week or two to get them in the stores.
    10-15-2018 12:55 PM
  22. Amy.B's Avatar
    Mate pro 20?
    10-16-2018 05:28 AM
  23. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Mate pro 20?
    Yep.
    10-16-2018 05:35 AM
  24. dc52ltr's Avatar
    ... 1st look
    10-16-2018 10:00 AM
  25. dc52ltr's Avatar
    I actually quite fancy this myself, I've an upgrade available now which I was keeping for the Pixel 3xl but this Mate 20 Pro looks really sweet
    10-16-2018 01:18 PM
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