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Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: you’ll wish you could get one

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: you’ll wish you could get one

2018 is perhaps one of Huawei's most exciting years yet. Almost like the script for a Hollywood blockbuster, the year began with a tragedy that seemed like a death sentence for the protagonist. It left its hero in a period of limbo, its future uncertain. But like the true star of its story, Huawei’s perseverance responded with vengeance, putting out smartphones that consumers will want to grab but, due to some circumstances beyond their control, cannot.

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Huawei in 2019: four cameras, foldable phones, flagship stores

Huawei in 2019: four cameras, foldable phones, flagship stores

Although it started off on the wrong foot, 2018 has surprisingly been good to Huawei. It now has two rock-solid flagships smartphones that top the charts in cameras. It has managed to dethrone Apple as the second biggest smartphone company in the world. And all of that without having the US market in its (official) list of customers. Perhaps emboldened by that success, the Chinese OEM has big plans for 2019. And, not surprisingly, some of those might not include the US at all.

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Huawei Band 3 Pro, Band 3e now in the US surprisingly

Huawei Band 3 Pro, Band 3e now in the US surprisingly

Huawei doesn’t seem to be interested in bringing any of its smartphones to the US anymore, even if it’s not legally banned from doing so, at least not yet. That doesn’t mean, however, that it has completely stepped out of the US mobile market. It still wants to leave its mark and its brand even if only on people’s wrists and feet. To that end, it is now making available its latest Huawei Band 3 Pro and Huawei Band 3e available for consumers in the US who prefer having a Huawei-branded fitness tracker on their body.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro teardown holds no secrets

Huawei Mate 20 Pro teardown holds no secrets

The past few teardowns done by iFixit haven’t exactly been encouraging. We are at a time when, despite more hopeful laws, third party repairs have become more daunting and even more dangerous. To that extent, Huawei’s latest premium flagship isn’t really any different. Fortunately, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro does have a few things that make it easier, including instructions on how to pull out a battery.

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Huawei, Honor phones getting EMUI 9.0 with Android Pie this week

Huawei, Honor phones getting EMUI 9.0 with Android Pie this week

Because of their heavy changes and customizations, Chinese OEMs are actually just as notorious as Samsung was (or still is) in how slow they are at rolling out new Android versions even to their latest smartphone models. That is also a by-product of their market, where Google and Android hold less weight that the names of Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, and the like. So even when it’s a few months overdue, the fact that Huawei will actually be rolling out Android 9 Pie to a few of its phones this week is definitely worth taking note.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro screen has strong green bleeding, complain owners

Huawei Mate 20 Pro screen has strong green bleeding, complain owners

Halloween is long over but something might continue to haunt Huawei Mate 20 Pro owners like an eerie green ghost. And no, we’re not talking about Ghostbusters’ Slimer. Just days after new, proud owners got their hands on Huawei’s latest and greatest, the flood of complaints regarding screen problems come crashing into forums and social media. The complaints are clear: users are seeing a greenish light bleed around the edges. Unfortunately, Huawei’s official response isn’t as certain.

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Samsung may not lead phone shipments for long

Samsung may not lead phone shipments for long

IDC has released its preliminary smartphone shipment figures for the third quarter of 2018, and things are looking a little rough for the industry. IDC found that shipments were down once again in the quarter, making Q3 the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline. The good news for manufacturers is that IDC doesn't expect this trend to last, as it thinks the market will begin growing again next year.

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Honor Magic 2 packs six cameras into competitive Android slider

Honor Magic 2 packs six cameras into competitive Android slider

Honor has revealed its latest Android phone, the Honor Magic 2, driving screen bezels to their very minimum and doing so without having to resort to a notch. The newest device from Huawei's youth-obsessed sub-brand, the Magic 2 relies on a retractable camera section to avoid a screen cut-out.

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It’s official: US missing out on world’s “best” phones

It’s official: US missing out on world’s “best” phones

If you're living in the United States and you want access to the best smartphones in the world, you're going to have an issue. The "best" smartphone in the world is of course a subjective name for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but the comparisons are already out there. Some of the biggest names in gadget reviews have already called the phone one of if not THE best smartphone on the market today. But the phone won't be released in the United States.

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Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro aren’t coming to the US

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro aren’t coming to the US

2018 is a bittersweet year for Huawei. It started off completely on the wrong foot when it suddenly found itself shut off from the US market. It the proved it didn’t need that huge market by taking the second place crown away from Apple. CEO Richard Yu bemoaned how the US government’s actions were depriving consumers of better smartphone choices but it seems it won’t be trying to rectify that situation either. Because if you’re drooling over a Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro, you’ll have to try your luck sourcing it from somewhere outside the US.

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Honor Magic 2 teaser puts YoYo AI in focus, triple camera, Kirin 980

Honor Magic 2 teaser puts YoYo AI in focus, triple camera, Kirin 980

OPPO and Vivo may have seemingly given up on the elevating camera design but two of their rivals are taking it for another yet different spin. Huawei sub-brand Honor is marking October 31st, safely after Apple’s event, as the day it will make one more magic act. It will debut the Honor Magic 2, a curious nod to the slider phones of yesteryears but one that also brings today’s comforts, including a somewhat snarky AI assistant.

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Honor 8X Review: mid-range as good as premium

Honor 8X Review: mid-range as good as premium

You can probably already guess from the title: Honor has done it again. While it’s easy to knock the company as “just a Huawei sub-brand”, it has been rocking the smartphone global market, including the US, with affordable smartphones that sometimes rival even Huawei’s high-end models. While it definitely isn’t the Mate 20, the Honor 8X won’t leave you wanting despite its price tag. In fact, it could very well leave you satisfied because of it. This review shows exactly why.

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