Not sure if you want to buy Huawei right now? These mobile phones are a great alternative

Huawei has had highly rated phones in the past but with all the uncertainty surrounding their company after the Trump ban, you might be considering some other mobile phone options. Here is a handpicked list of great choices you should consider.

HUAWEI: BAN OR NO BAN?

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Before moving on, let's sum up the main issues that Huawei has faced recently (as of June 2019.)

First of all, on their software side, bans by Google, and by Android have been seen as the two biggest hits to the Chinese smartphone company. These bans were announced due to fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. Therefore, they will not be able to use these functions for their future phones. Facing this news, Huawei has denied any wrongdoing.

Next on their hardware side, here's a quick rundown of the hardware developments that might affect Huawei. Chip designer ARM has suspended business with Huawei, which could lead to severe problems as it threatens their ability to create their own chips. They were also hit by a ban by the SD Association, the trade group responsible for standardising SD and micro SD cards, meaning that they will not be allowed to use official SDA branding and will not be involved in setting standards for the SD cards in the future. For a more detailed explanation of the entire situation, refer to this timeline.

GREAT MOBILE PHONES TO CONSIDER

If you're not convinced that purchasing a new Huawei is the best thing to do right now, there are other phones in the market worth considering. Check below a few choices that can match some of the features Huawei recent models offered as well.

1. GOOGLE PIXEL 3XL

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The Huawei P30 Pro was known for its excellent camera feature so if you want something that can compete, the Google Pixel 3XL is for you. In terms of taking photos, it is currently the best alternative to the Huawei P30 Pro. While the camera set-up itself is not as advanced as the P30 Pro, Google's software makes all the difference.

Website: You can find it on the Google store here.

Price: From $1,049

2. OPPO RENO

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Currently, the only phone that can compete with the Huawei P30 Pro's 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom is the brand new Oppo Reno which has a 10x hybrid zoom and a 60x digital zoom. Reno series is equipped with a Sony IMX 586 48MP ultra-clear camera.

Website: You can find it on the Oppo store here.

Price: From $849

3. SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 PLUS

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Like the P30 Pro, the new Galaxy S10 Plus has an ultra-wide angle camera on it. The S10 is the first Galaxy S phone with five cameras, including an ultra-wide shooter on the back. The phone also has a Bright Night mode so it shoots better-looking pictures in the dark. Another selling point of this phone is how well designed and sleek it is.

Website: You can find it in the Samsung store here.

Price: From $1,398

4. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9

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If you're looking for a phone based on its processing power, the Galaxy Note9 is known for it. Built for gaming, the water-carbon cooling system on Galaxy Note9 sustains high performance during game time by preventing overheating of the cutting-edge processor that cuts down on lag. It also a stylus pen which can help control your device.

Website: You can find it in the Samsung store here.

Price: From $1,398

5. IPHONE XS MAX

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Maybe you're considering to use this Huawei issue as an opportunity to swap back from Android to Apple. The iPhone has always been ahead of every other phone when it comes to video. The P30 Pro excels in photos, but the video looks less impressive. The video image quality on the P30 Pro appears oversaturated, compared to that the iPhone XS Max has a wider dynamic range and is capable of capturing greater detail. Though one of the cons is that Apple products are usually more expensive than their competitors on the market.

Website: You can find it at the Apple store (with up 1 per cent cashback).

Price: From $1,649

The future for Huawei does not look the brightest at the moment but hopefully, you can find a replacement from one of these other powerful phones. And, before you buy, don't forget to check all the cashback deals at Shopee, Lazada, Hachitech and many more when you shop through ShopBack.

This article was first published in Shopback.