Xiaomi Mi9, a real beast
I have the P30 Pro. It absolutley outstanding in every respect. It blows all my previous phones out of the water. BUT, unless the Trump sanctions/arguments are sorted I wouldn't bother. Fat chance of any security/OS updates any time soon (on my supported phone), so ZERO chance on any new release.I will look at Huwaei in the future
The P30 pro does get some terrific reviews. I recall reading that Huawei has gone flat-out to develop it's own Harmony OS and eco system because of sanctions. As they are now the world leader for 5g technology, I was wondering how long it will take them to become world leaders in mobile OS; judging by their previous track record, I suspect not long. I think the writing was on the wall when Apple's mobile releases last year were not 5g and this year's releases may not support the fastest mmwave 5g but rather the slower Sub-6GHz 5G.I have the P30 Pro. It absolutley outstanding in every respect. It blows all my previous phones out of the water. BUT, unless the Trump sanctions/arguments are sorted I wouldn't bother. Fat chance of any security/OS updates any time soon (on my supported phone), so ZERO chance on any new release.
I'm in agreement with all the above. I had a Windows Phone for a while, which seemed to perplex many of my friends but Windows Phone OS was superb, far more intuitive to use than Android with a lot less bloatware, good security too maybe as so few people were using them! Aside from Android, there's iOS but I'm never going to buy another Apple product again, but that's another story.I find present Android slab phones too big for my liking in fact I find this whole trend of 7 inch phone pretty baffling. I don't really feel that Android ecosystem is intuitive to operate and having to handle nearly 200 gram of glass hardware with one hand makes it worse. Their security is nothing to write about home but I will also say, if you are using internet, consider yourself already compromised (same goes for Apple also, but these guys are riding at another level of corporate ego). I am trying to find a phone which is 5.5 inch at max, latest in 2020 and doesn't have oodles of bloatware like Samsung and nearly stock and decent battery standby. With my regular phone ecosystem I am pretty committed to carrying a phone for 3+ years but I am waiting for Blackberry to offer something in 2021 and might go in that direction. For now I want to use something cheaper and Google pixel aren't exactly cheap.