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Posted 14th Jun
£37/m for 24 months - £888

30GB data
Unlimited Calls
Unlimited Texts
48 EU Destinations + 27 International included for using included allowance.

PERFORMANCE - Kirin 980 Octa core
DISPLAY - 6.47" (16.43 cm)
STORAGE - 128 GB
CAMERA - 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
BATTERY - 4200 mAh
RAM - 8 GB

Expecting this to go freezing thanks to everyone freaking out over the news, I would however like to point out that they are currently developing Android Q and EMIUI 10.

FBUT(frequently brought up topics):

Is there a reason to buy this over a Samsung/Oppo/Google/OnePlus/iPhone?
Yes it's still the best camera phone on the market, reiterated further by Huawei patching the camera last week to improve lighting and colour range(hdr). All reviewers say the same thing: Great smartphone ruined by politics.

Will Huawei keep supporting this phone?
No there is no assurance that it will be supported in 2 years. Huawei will however not want to ruin their reputation so they will do their utmost to keep device support alive.

Should I wait for a bigger price drop?
Yes the price might go down further but it might go back up too. Saying that, all androids go down in price over their life, especially as newer model launch dates approach. Live by the motto of wait for it to get cheaper and you will always be buying last year's model.

Is this a good buy/contract purchase?
No one can answer that. Not even carriers have the answers. Buy or don't buy it based on your needs. If you work in a business where having security etc up to date is crucial, then buy an iPhone. If you have a family/pets that you want to capture then buy the p30 Pro. It's not just going to turn off one day. People are still running old phones on KitKat and older with no real problems other than some apps not getting on with it.
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Amazing phone and the best plan so far. No upfront at all?
Edited by: "Mike2005" 14th Jun
Mike200514/06/2019 20:47

Amazing phone and the best plan so far. No upfront at all?


Nope. None whatsoever.
I've just ordered an opened box one from mobile phones direct.

£41 per month. No up front. Vodafone Red Entertainment 25gb + Sky Sports/Spotify/Prime/Now TV. £240 claimable cashback so £31 a month.

I know it'd probably get voted cold but just so people know.
Anyone know what the deal is with the ban on huawei using google/android? I heard it doesn't affect already released phones, but are there OS updates
sihaworth14/06/2019 20:54

I've just ordered an opened box one from mobile phones direct. £41 per …I've just ordered an opened box one from mobile phones direct. £41 per month. No up front. Vodafone Red Entertainment 25gb + Sky Sports/Spotify/Prime/Now TV. £240 claimable cashback so £31 a month. I know it'd probably get voted cold but just so people know.


If that was any other network it would have been a cracking deal. I just can't with Vodafone. I've been stung by their horrid customer service and so have many other people on here. Hopefully your contract is smooth as pie
Ghillie14/06/2019 20:55

Anyone know what the deal is with the ban on huawei using google/android? …Anyone know what the deal is with the ban on huawei using google/android? I heard it doesn't affect already released phones, but are there OS updates


It won't affect already released phone's for 90 days. August this year I believe. After which time Huawei can still do their own update but can't use any Google push out. They won't be able to work with them to optimise patches etc. That's not to say phone's won't get any updates though. We might find that come August the ban has been lifted or that they announce a replacement OS.
aveaorganics14/06/2019 21:05

It won't affect already released phone's for 90 days. August this year I …It won't affect already released phone's for 90 days. August this year I believe. After which time Huawei can still do their own update but can't use any Google push out. They won't be able to work with them to optimise patches etc. That's not to say phone's won't get any updates though. We might find that come August the ban has been lifted or that they announce a replacement OS.



There is no way this will be cleared up by then..

A replacement OS.... lol yeah good luck with that
Jace_Phoenix14/06/2019 21:07

There is no way this will be cleared up by then..A replacement OS.... lol …There is no way this will be cleared up by then..A replacement OS.... lol yeah good luck with that


With Google pushing the trump admin, and china talking about rare earth metal bans, something will break this trade war
Edited by: "aveaorganics" 14th Jun
aveaorganics14/06/2019 21:10

With Google pushing the trump admin, and china talking about rare earth …With Google pushing the trump admin, and china talking about rare earth metal bans, something will break this trade war


China tried that in 2010, and it was totally ineffective.

io9.gizmodo.com/how…596

Not just about Trump anymore, China need to repeal their national intelligence law, and fast. But they won't
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 14th Jun
Jace_Phoenix14/06/2019 21:21

China tried that in 2010, and it was totally …China tried that in 2010, and it was totally ineffective.https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-chinas-rare-earth-weapon-went-from-boom-to-bust-1653638596Not just about Trump anymore, China need to repeal their national intelligence law, and fast. But they won't


Oh for sure, this is bigger than just trump. However, having a pistol wielding cowboy in office who will shoot anyone including his own economy really is not going to help the states. Let's say Huawei's OS becomes a success. How much regret will the US have about the control china will then have over hardware AND software?

Yes rare earth metals are made elsewhere but it's cost of production and shipping from China that makes it so appealing. Scale. Africa and the US can't keep up with the scale at which they are pumping out REE.

All of this is like Brexit. Everyone has an opinion but really only time will tell what kind of t*rd we hand our children.
aveaorganics14/06/2019 21:29

Oh for sure, this is bigger than just trump. However, having a pistol …Oh for sure, this is bigger than just trump. However, having a pistol wielding cowboy in office who will shoot anyone including his own economy really is not going to help the states. Let's say Huawei's OS becomes a success. How much regret will the US have about the control china will then have over hardware AND software? Yes rare earth metals are made elsewhere but it's cost of production and shipping from China that makes it so appealing. Scale. Africa and the US can't keep up with the scale at which they are pumping out REE.All of this is like Brexit. Everyone has an opinion but really only time will tell what kind of t*rd we hand our children.



Indubitably, but i wouldn't hold out much hope of an in-house OS having the same rich features that current Android users enjoy now. anytime soon, it will take years to develop... even Android and IOS took years to develop into what it is now.

You also need to remember, they rely on Western hardware also

Huawei cheated to get where they are, personally i have little sympathy for them
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 14th Jun
I aint touching no Huawei as they going to defo go under soon and they will not solve the issue with google at all
Surely the samsung 10+ with 100gb per month is a better deal.
Jace_Phoenix14/06/2019 21:35

Indubitably, but i wouldn't hold out much hope of an in-house OS having …Indubitably, but i wouldn't hold out much hope of an in-house OS having the same rich features that current Android users enjoy now. anytime soon, it will take years to develop... even Android and IOS took years to develop into what it is now.You also need to remember, they rely on Western hardware alsoHuawei cheated to get where they are, personally i have little sympathy for them


The OS isn't the issue here. AOSP source code release means Huawei could continue to release further android updates, albeit slower.

The lack of access to Google Play Services for new phones, is the bigger issue. Of course, existing phones don't come into that. They've already been certified.
Shaneee14/06/2019 21:36

I aint touching no Huawei as they going to defo go under soon and they …I aint touching no Huawei as they going to defo go under soon and they will not solve the issue with google at all



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sihaworth14/06/2019 21:41

The OS isn't the issue here. AOSP source code release means Huawei could …The OS isn't the issue here. AOSP source code release means Huawei could continue to release further android updates, albeit slower. The lack of access to Google Play Services for new phones, is the bigger issue. Of course, existing phones don't come into that. They've already been certified.



Didn't say it was the particular issue here, it was in reply to suggestion of an in house OS taking Androids place overnight.
Jace_Phoenix14/06/2019 21:35

Indubitably, but i wouldn't hold out much hope of an in-house OS having …Indubitably, but i wouldn't hold out much hope of an in-house OS having the same rich features that current Android users enjoy now. anytime soon, it will take years to develop... even Android and IOS took years to develop into what it is now.You also need to remember, they rely on Western hardware alsoHuawei cheated to get where they are, personally i have little sympathy for them


Cheated is a strong term. All phone makers use the same hardware more or less so it's the same available to everyone. Apple make very little themselves, are they cheaters? Huawei arrived with innovation at a time when Samsung and Apple were giving us the same wall repainted but this year it has gold fleck! Look at current smartphones, tricolour(Huawei p20 pro), triple camera(Huawei p20 pro) reverse charging(mate 20 pro). First global 5x optical zoom. First true night mode followed by Google with night shot. If you want o say they cheated, that's fine, but the cheaters were bringing the best food to the buffet.
aveaorganics14/06/2019 21:44

Cheated is a strong term. All phone makers use the same hardware more or …Cheated is a strong term. All phone makers use the same hardware more or less so it's the same available to everyone. Apple make very little themselves, are they cheaters? Huawei arrived with innovation at a time when Samsung and Apple were giving us the same wall repainted but this year it has gold fleck! Look at current smartphones, tricolour(Huawei p20 pro), triple camera(Huawei p20 pro) reverse charging(mate 20 pro). First global 5x optical zoom. First true night mode followed by Google with night shot. If you want o say they cheated, that's fine, but the cheaters were bringing the best food to the buffet.



I was refererring to the IP they stole from Cisco. When they were relatively unknown.

They stole core router software code and used it in their routers
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 14th Jun
Jace_Phoenix14/06/2019 21:47

I was refererring to the IP they stole from Cisco. When they were …I was refererring to the IP they stole from Cisco. When they were relatively unknown.


Ah yes, Cisco, the company that was notorious for backdoors. I don't feel sympathy for Cisco in the slightest. They were actively caught with backdoors, no slap on the hand. Usa have zero proof of Huawei spying and yet they have been banned. The pot and kettle come to mind.
aveaorganics14/06/2019 21:49

Ah yes, Cisco, the company that was notorious for backdoors. I don't feel …Ah yes, Cisco, the company that was notorious for backdoors. I don't feel sympathy for Cisco in the slightest. They were actively caught with backdoors, no slap on the hand. Usa have zero proof of Huawei spying and yet they have been banned. The pot and kettle come to mind.


What does that have to do with it? Does that makes it ok to steal and use others intelectual property for financial gain?

Huawei were using an old exploitable version of vxworks, they didn't bother to update it? if we give them the benefit of the doubt and say it was an oversight....we're supposed to allow these clowns control of our countries network infrastructure?


They knew it was untraceable also, they got found out... like they were caught stealing Cisco IP. They can play the innocent victim if they like. Seems to fool most people.

Huawei are as innocent as those 2 russians who came over to see Salisbury Cathedral.

we will have to agree to disagree here .... 'tilts hat'
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 14th Jun
Jace_Phoenix14/06/2019 21:52

What does that have to do with it? Does that makes it ok to steal and use …What does that have to do with it? Does that makes it ok to steal and use others intelectual property for financial gain? Huawei were using an old exploitable version of vxworks, they didn't bother to update it? if we give them the benefit of the doubt and say it was an oversight....we're supposed to allow these clowns control of our countries network infrastructure? They knew it was untraceable also, they got found out... like they were caught stealing Cisco IP. They can play the innocent victim if they like. Seems to fool most people.Huawei are as innocent as those 2 russians who came over to see Salisbury Cathedral. Dwe will have to agree to disagree here .... 'tilts hat'


Oh I'm not saying what Huawei did was right, I'm just stating that I don't feel bad that it was Cisco. Every company has, in its time, done something that it really shouldn't have for financial gain. Apple and it's cruddy repair policy that it still denies to this day. Samsung and LG creating a monopoly with oled and LCD prices. Facebook selling everyone's data. Do people still use all these companies? Yup. Needs must.
Edited by: "aveaorganics" 14th Jun
Mike200514/06/2019 21:54

Why is that?


My guess is, everything that's going on with Huawei has caused carriers to try and shift their stock. It will probably drop a little further but I very much doubt it'll go below £30. Even the mate 20 pro is sat at about £30.
Jace_Phoenix14/06/2019 21:52

What does that have to do with it? Does that makes it ok to steal and use …What does that have to do with it? Does that makes it ok to steal and use others intelectual property for financial gain? Huawei were using an old exploitable version of vxworks, they didn't bother to update it? if we give them the benefit of the doubt and say it was an oversight....we're supposed to allow these clowns control of our countries network infrastructure? They knew it was untraceable also, they got found out... like they were caught stealing Cisco IP. They can play the innocent victim if they like. Seems to fool most people.Huawei are as innocent as those 2 russians who came over to see Salisbury Cathedral. Dwe will have to agree to disagree here .... 'tilts hat'


Haha just seen the edit. Yeah for sure. I mean at the end of the day pretty much everyone is to blame for some part in this mess. Huawei for its cruddy software/hardware. Everyone else for not checking, and then still continuing with it after faults were found.

Been a good debate. Nice having some input that isn't "Huawei bad"
Have a great evening
aveaorganics14/06/2019 21:58

My guess is, everything that's going on with Huawei has caused carriers to …My guess is, everything that's going on with Huawei has caused carriers to try and shift their stock. It will probably drop a little further but I very much doubt it'll go below £30. Even the mate 20 pro is sat at about £30.


You are aware that they testing the new OS in Russia already? That's because they sold more huawei in usa than iphone. And think about China and India how many they sell? Is a political issue, nothing else, especially what Trump said, spying on them. Why they don't spy on iphone because is made in China?
Edited by: "Mike2005" 14th Jun
aveaorganics14/06/2019 21:05

It won't affect already released phone's for 90 days. August this year I …It won't affect already released phone's for 90 days. August this year I believe. After which time Huawei can still do their own update but can't use any Google push out. They won't be able to work with them to optimise patches etc. That's not to say phone's won't get any updates though. We might find that come August the ban has been lifted or that they announce a replacement OS.


Replacement OS announced - Hongmeng (The Vast Mist)

Release this year in China and 2020 global release rebranded as Oak

Scheduled for Mate 30
Mike200514/06/2019 22:16

You are aware that they testing the new OS in Russia already? That's …You are aware that they testing the new OS in Russia already? That's because they sold more huawei in usa than iphone. And think about China and India how many they sell? Is a political issue, nothing else, especially what Trump said, spying on them. Why they don't spy on iphone because is made in China?


An iPhone being made in China is miles off the mark here, and highlights the average persons lack of awareness in what's happening.

It's not the phones that are the issue with Huawei, it's their network hardware which the Chinese government can at ANY time demand access to use for surveillance.
Best phone on the market, period. I really hope Huawei get everything sorted, their phone hardware is excellent. Whatever comes out of this, I will review their new OS as it's likely to be a fork of Android - like Amazon Fire.
I'm finding mine slow to load Internet and Facebook etc yet my broadband is fine. My old Samsung S7 was faster..... Any idea what can be done about this i.e. Send it back??
vanbling16/06/2019 12:35

I'm finding mine slow to load Internet and Facebook etc yet my broadband …I'm finding mine slow to load Internet and Facebook etc yet my broadband is fine. My old Samsung S7 was faster..... Any idea what can be done about this i.e. Send it back??


2 solutions to try:
Settings > System > Reset > Network settings reset > RESET NETWORK SETTINGS.
Or
Try changing your WiFi channel on your router. If you are in a city or surrounded by other WiFi signals, it's possible that they are overlapping and the phone is struggling. Since you mention use at home(broadband) it leads me to believe the issue is your router configuration.
aveaorganics16/06/2019 12:57

2 solutions to try:Settings > System > Reset > Network settings reset > …2 solutions to try:Settings > System > Reset > Network settings reset > RESET NETWORK SETTINGS.Or Try changing your WiFi channel on your router. If you are in a city or surrounded by other WiFi signals, it's possible that they are overlapping and the phone is struggling. Since you mention use at home(broadband) it leads me to believe the issue is your router configuration.


But it was fine before. Only thing to change is the phone.

Thanks I'll give it a try.
vanbling16/06/2019 13:00

But it was fine before. Only thing to change is the phone.Thanks I'll give …But it was fine before. Only thing to change is the phone.Thanks I'll give it a try.


You say that, however new tech is very sensitive to change.
Whilst for you atleast, nothing has changed, it is possible that your router has changed channel on its own for either 5Ghz or 2Ghz.
On top of these factors, if you are on standard broadband, it will suffer slow downs if you max out the upload (which modern phone's can do easily) and then try and download something. I used to have 20mb standard broadband with EE. If my phone was busy syncing to OneDrive (maxing my upload of 1mb) then the entire house would be unable to use any apps.

Just remember that a Nokia 3210 could find signal in a cave in africa. A modern phone can't find a mobile signal on a motorway half the time.
Coppers14/06/2019 21:38

Surely the samsung 10+ with 100gb per month is a better deal.


Can you send me link for this deal please
Carson_Official16/06/2019 12:27

Best phone on the market, period. I really hope Huawei get everything …Best phone on the market, period. I really hope Huawei get everything sorted, their phone hardware is excellent. Whatever comes out of this, I will review their new OS as it's likely to be a fork of Android - like Amazon Fire.


But if their new os doesn't allow android apps to be executed surely hardly anyone would use it?
afroylnt16/06/2019 17:22

But if their new os doesn't allow android apps to be executed surely …But if their new os doesn't allow android apps to be executed surely hardly anyone would use it?


It will probs be as locked down as Fire OS (basically not at all).

That wouldn't make any sense to stop the execution of Android apps if they fork off Android.

Again, it's something to review later down the line, at the moment it doesn't matter.
great phone and seems a good deal - don't be discouraged, if your after a great camera phone then this is the one
I won one on eBay yesterday for 440, it's only only one month old.

I'm actually scared about any issues in the near future?
good deal...just shame about the network...o2 is shocking speed in my area compared to all the others...
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