Top positive review
A beast smartphone packed with key features
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2019
I've had this for about 3 weeks as my main phone. Contrary to "light leaking" and glue gate claims, the model I received is fine. So there are no issues to report regarding that. I'm in the US on AT&T. No issues with coverage whatsoever. Ok, onto the pros and cons.
- Battery life: Absolutely the best on any smartphone right now. I easily get around 35 hours (moderate to heavy usage on YouTube, Instagram, FB). I've had the iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3 XL, Samsung S9+, etc and with this phone, I don't feel the need to search for an outlet.
- Super fast charging: this is on par with the OnePlus, if not better with 40w charging. 70% in 30mins is factual - I have tried it myself.
- Form factor: I have smaller hands but the 6.3" screen in this frame is a joy to handle. Easier to hold than a Note 9.
- Camera: You won't get a perfect shot everytime like the Pixel 2/3 series but the versatility of lenses is unmatched in 2019. The wide, telephoto, and 5x hybrid zoom are fun to play with and sharp. You just need to play with all the modes depending on what you're capturing. There are many modes to choose from. I'd rate this camera just behind the and Pixel 3 but ahead of the iPhone X's.
- Gestures: You can maximize screen real estate by using screen gestures similar to the iPhone X's. Love this btw. No need for the usual 3 nav buttons.
- IR blaster
- Desktop mode mirroring onto your smart tv (similar to Samsung Dex but totally wireless)
- Notifications: they do not always display on the lockscreen (which is odd). Kind of a bummer but not a deal breaker.
- Vibration motor: iPhone X is still King in this department. Huawei's is a tad weak.
- Carrier availability: not sold in US.
Overall: this is a true beast of a phone. It's a shame Americans don't have a chance to experience this powerhouse jam-packed with features. With outstanding battery life and super fast charging, amazing camera, great form factor, gorgeous screen, this is truly worth every penny you pay for.