Due to the United States’ trade sanctions against Huawei, Samsung and Motorola make the only folding screen smartphones currently available here. But if you live elsewhere and don’t rely on Google apps or services, this might interest you. The Huawei Mate X2 has just been announced; it’s their foldable flagship smartphone updating the 2019 Mate X, and it appears to be an amazing piece of hardware.
For a few years now, Apple and Samsung have battled for leadership in the global smartphone market share. This is particularly obvious in regions like the US, where both brands dominate. But did you know that Chinese manufacturer Huawei is consistently in the top three as well? In fact, it was #1 in Q2 2020 — yes, the same Huawei that the US government put on an entity list in 2019, barring it from doing business with US companies like Google.
Huawei has just refreshed its popular MateBook line with the new MateBook X and MateBook 14. One of the things that sets these laptops apart from most of the others is that they have a document-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio, which is fab for reading documents, browsing the web, writing, and general productivity. Whether you need a new travel laptop or a laptop that can do it all, you’re going to want to take a look.
Do any of you who aren’t professional photographers still carry around a DSLR? Or is the quality of the camera on your smartphone one of the deciding factors before you’ll buy, knowing it will likely be the only camera that you ever carry? If the latter description fits you, you’ll want to pay attention to the Huawei P40 Series.
There’s a lot of buzz about folding displays right now; in the US, we have the OG Samsung Fold along with the new Samsung Z Flip and Motorola Razer flip-style phones from which to choose. Huawei dazzled us last year with the China-only Mate X. Today, Huawei has introduced its next-gen Mate Xs with almost worldwide availability.
Huawei begged for comparison to Apple’s AirPods when they made the FreeBuds 3 look like the ubiquitous earbuds. The FreeBuds 3 style is so close to AirPods, that from a few feet away, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the white stem with a chrome end dipping low from your subway seatmate’s ears was the non-noise canceling version of Airpods, but you’d be wrong.
Earlier this year, I reviewed the Huawei Watch GT; I was a huge fan of its long battery life and sleep tracking, but I felt its larger size might be an issue for those with smaller wrists, and I lamented the limited selection of watch faces. Well, the updated Huawei Watch GT 2 is here, and I’ve been wearing it for the past month. How does it compare?
Berlin’s annual IFA show is the largest consumer electronics event in Europe with “more digital lifestyle products in one place than any other show worldwide.” After walking the show floor, sitting in on private pre-briefings, standing inside packed press conferences, and attending media-only showcase events, these are the items we’ve chosen for Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2019 Awards.
EMUI 10 was announced at the Huawei Developer Conference earlier this month. I’ve just returned from a trip to Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen, China. While there, I was shown what can be expected by this latest update.
If you’re starting the hunt for back to school supplies for your favorite high school or college student, Huawei has some deals for you. Save $200 off their popular MateBook X Pro and MateBook 13, and get $150 off their MateBook D. If you need a tablet, they’ve got $20 to $30 off their MediaPads, including my fave MediaPad M5.
Mobile World Congress has just wrapped up, and wow — it was a doozy. So many new devices were announced, and there was never a dull moment. We were in Barcelona for the event, and it was tough knowing that we could only pick 10 for our ‘best of’, but here they are — Gear Diary’s Best of Mobile World Congress 2019!
If you read my Huawei MateBook 13 review, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of the 3:2 aspect ratio on a laptop’s screen. If you are, too (or even if you’re just curious about it), you’ll want to check out the updated MateBook X Pro and the brand new MateBook 14.
At MWC 2019, if you didn’t bring a folding screen of some kind to show the press, then you brought a knife to a gunfight! Huawei brought a big gun, however, and the new Huawei Mate X is a spectacular example of a folding screen done right.
Last year we took a look at the MateBook X Pro, Huawei’s answer to the MacBook Pro for PC users. Now Huawei is taking on the MacBook Air with their Huawei MateBook 13. You’ll be intrigued by its speed, build quality, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, and the narrow bezels on the touchscreen. But there’s even more to like.
The most painful thing about wearing a Wear OS smartwatch is that at best (and with few exceptions), you can expect maybe a day and a half of battery life. This means no sleep tracking unless you want to remove your watch at some point during the next day to charge it. The Huawei Watch GT offers a compromise.
Tablets went from being the next big thing in computing to almost an afterthought. Phones have gotten bigger, computers have gotten smaller and even picked up touchscreens, so it means the humble tablet has to work even harder to stand out. Luckily for Huawei, the new MediaPad M5 Lite covers what you need and what you didn’t know you wanted!
You may not have paid much attention to Huawei in the past, but if you’re in the market for a solid Windows laptop or an android tablet, Huawei should be one of your top stops. The new MateBook 13 and MediaPad M5 Lite are designed to make your computing and mobile life run as smoothly as possible.
Imagine a smartphone that manages to tick every one of your “what I want/need” boxes. I’m guessing that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro would come very close to doing just that. Packing a 6.39″ screen, a fast Kirin 980 processor, a fantastic Leica camera array, and many other features, there is much to celebrate in Huawei’s latest flagship Android smartphone.
This week, the Huawei Mate 20 series was introduced to the world during a press conference in London, England. While the Mate 20 Pro was undoubtedly the star of the show, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS got a very warm reception, too, exciting all who appreciate a more refined, limited edition, and yet still technologically advanced device.
Today is shaping up to be an exciting day because Huawei is finally revealing their new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Rather than the all-metal bodies that previous Mate versions utilized, the Huawei Mate 20 series now has a stunning all-glass body reminiscent of the flagship P20 and P20 Pro. But that’s just the beginning…
The annual IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin covers about 160,000 square meters and almost 2,000 exhibitors. Whether it was on the floor, at a press conference, at the media-only Showstoppers event, or in private meetings, we scoured IFA to find the latest and greatest to make up Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 list.