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Why I will always choose Huawei

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I agree, the customer support may be good as I did own a Huawei Nexus 6P and P9, but there software support is non existent, I had a sync issue with my google play services that would break the POP3 emails and mobile notifications, I tried contacting huawei about this bug and was told that they only support one update per generation/model. so If you have android N on your device you will only get the updates within that version, once android O comes the chances of you getting it is slim and it is dependent on the model of the phone you have, You dont even get the monthly security patches, which is a bad move.

That's why I only get phones with stock android, Currently using my Google Pixel and have had 4 different versions of android on it, and get my monthly security patches without fail. Google promises to support a device 3 years outside of its release date, and the only other manufacture that does this is apple.
 

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Why I dont use Huawei Phones :
1.Knockoff Apple skin with no appdrawer and large deviations from googles guidlines
2.Hisilicon Kirin processors and having to pay to unlock the bootloader for some devices.
Its Andriod, you can completley change the way you want icons and apps to look and open.
 

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Why I dont use Huawei Phones :
1.Knockoff Apple skin with no appdrawer and large deviations from googles guidlines
2.Hisilicon Kirin processors and having to pay to unlock the bootloader for some devices.
And this is why Huawei is still chinas leading brand ---
 

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I don't know, Ive had pretty good luck. Charging port was "loose" on my P9 Plus, they sent a courier to come and pick it up for free (and deliver it back to me) they replaced the entire main board, for free, and they also replaced the screen (which had a couple of scratches on), for free, all within a week or so.

Just wish they still had their store in Menlyn where you could pick up the majority of accessories for their phones.

I'm currently on the Mate 10 Pro, sitting, waiting, wishing for the Mate 20 Pro to drop... But the price might not be far off from the new iPhones.
Check the gearbest site when they arrive, shipping is kinda cheap now. Saw a few good deals on there.
 

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I like Xiomi too. I had a Redmi 3 and it was great. Gave it to my dad who now is a Xiomi fan too.

Sitting here with my iPhone 8 Plus, chilling, enjoying not having to run antivirus.


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Their phones are really good these days.

One has the option to turn the app drawer on in the settings. I have this option on EMUI 8.2.0 ; Android 8.1.0.
Can't find it on EMUI 8.1... Where is it on 8.2? Maybe I'm just missing it.
 

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One thing I'm really sad that they removed is that hidden apps feature. Where you reverse pinch on the screen then you can hide apps that you don't need/use/hide away from the wife...
 

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One thing I'm really sad that they removed is that hidden apps feature. Where you reverse pinch on the screen then you can hide apps that you don't need/use/hide away from the wife...
I feel you on that, especially with the bloatware they are pushing recently. I have Nova Launcher installed which enables me to hide apps. There is a free version, but I opted for the paid one which is just R70, completely worth it.
 

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I'm currently on the Mate 10 Pro, sitting, waiting, wishing for the Mate 20 Pro to drop
Thanks. Didn't know the Mate 20 was being launched soon.

My P9 is just over 2 years old and even though it's still going strong, screen protectors and cases are becoming hard to find so I've been trying to decide between the Mate 10 Pro and the P20.
Now I can just wait a bit longer for the new model.
 

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Thanks. Didn't know the Mate 20 was being launched soon.

My P9 is just over 2 years old and even though it's still going strong, screen protectors and cases are becoming hard to find so I've been trying to decide between the Mate 10 Pro and the P20.
Now I can just wait a bit longer for the new model.
Yeah we should see the Mate 20 Pro drop in November, the price will be an issue as I saw another report today (from Poland) that prices might be in the $1100 range which is nuts.

How is your P9's battery? My mother said she is struggling with getting a day. I suggested that she stops charging the device over night / to a 100% and she says that she has been quite surprised at what she gets from a charge now.
 

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Thanks. Didn't know the Mate 20 was being launched soon.

My P9 is just over 2 years old and even though it's still going strong, screen protectors and cases are becoming hard to find so I've been trying to decide between the Mate 10 Pro and the P20.
Now I can just wait a bit longer for the new model.
Coming from the P9 Plus, the P20 Pro is perfect. It's more or less the same size and weight, so it's like you continue on with your phone, but you have extra cameras.
 

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Yeah we should see the Mate 20 Pro drop in November, the price will be an issue as I saw another report today (from Poland) that prices might be in the $1100 range which is nuts.
Agreed. I can't see myself ever paying that much for any phone let alone a Mate 20.

How is your P9's battery? My mother said she is struggling with getting a day.
Well to be honest, I've never been impressed with the battery life but my previous phone was a Sony Xperia Z3 which easily lasted 2 days even with heavy use.
I normally take it off charge at around 5:30 in the morning and by 22:00 the battery is sitting anywhere between 20% and 30% with average use.
With heavier use it'll be on 10% by around 19:00.

I suggested that she stops charging the device over night / to a 100% and she says that she has been quite surprised at what she gets from a charge now.
Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a bash but could you be more specific? Are you saying I should try to charge the phone till 90% or 95% or something like that?
 

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I feel you on that, especially with the bloatware they are pushing recently. I have Nova Launcher installed which enables me to hide apps. There is a free version, but I opted for the paid one which is just R70, completely worth it.
I've used the paid version of Nova since my Galaxy S3 days and it's well worth the money. Stock launchers are meh.
 
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Just came here to say OnePlus FTW! LOL :cool:

I've owned Huawei phones and their software was my biggest gripe, which has since come a long way (from demoing friends phones). Their lower end devices are not worth it though, P9 lite, P10 lite, and the P20 lite all have basically the same processor just refreshed with very similar performance. Even though externally they are totally different, internal performance plays a huge part in longevity/future-proofing. A friend had the P9 lite and battery was really acting up towards the 'end' of its 2 year life, would need to be charged twice on some occasions.

I now have the OnePlus 3T for 1.5 years and really loving it. Its so good that I'm going to keep it for more than 2 years, which is something I have NEVER done before. Unfortunately it is basically gray stock since there's no official support in SA. If they do start bringing in their devices officially, their brand will gain traction quickly in my opinion. Great hardware, and even better software.
 

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Just came here to say OnePlus FTW! LOL :cool:

I've owned Huawei phones and their software was my biggest gripe, which has since come a long way (from demoing friends phones). Their lower end devices are not worth it though, P9 lite, P10 lite, and the P20 lite all have basically the same processor just refreshed with very similar performance. Even though externally they are totally different, internal performance plays a huge part in longevity/future-proofing. A friend had the P9 lite and battery was really acting up towards the 'end' of its 2 year life, would need to be charged twice on some occasions.

I now have the OnePlus 3T for 1.5 years and really loving it. Its so good that I'm going to keep it for more than 2 years, which is something I have NEVER done before. Unfortunately it is basically gray stock since there's no official support in SA. If they do start bringing in their devices officially, their brand will gain traction quickly in my opinion. Great hardware, and even better software.
I'm with you on the Lite versions, but I'm also of the opinion that any lower range Android device will act up after a while. My friend just purchased the P20 lite, will see how that goes. I was thoroughly impressed with the device, felt hella lot more premium than a P8 Lite I handled a couple years back and oddly it felt more premium than my gran's P10.
 
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