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Huawei remains the world’s largest phone maker with Samsung catching up fast

Huawei remains the world's largest phone maker with Samsung catching up fast

Huawei remains the world's largest phone maker with Samsung catching up fast

Just back in April, market analysts from Counterpoint Research did reports and claimed that Huawei surpassed Samsung and becoming the world’s biggest phone maker by shipments.

And the same recently posted new research where Huawei remains in the first place, but Samsung is catching up. Really fast, too.

Despite the bad geopolitical luck, it’s really amazing to see that Huawei remains in the first place. Add to it the fact that it deprived of Google’s services, and was forced to use AOSP Android on its handsets.

The market share percentage points before Samsung have shrunk significantly compared to the previous report. Though, now Huawei makes 19.7% of the world’s phones, which is a very small difference between Samsung – 19.6%. It’s really no wonder if Huawei might lose the pole position in the summer.

It’s still a remarkable achievement for a company that, back in 2018 vouched to become the world’s largest phone maker by 2020. Well, before the whirlwind of bans and restrictions hit its global business lines, of course. Back in 2018, it seemed like hubris, but now it’s a reality.

Huawei will have at least that goal covered in order to soother the geopolitical situation while it’s waiting for better news on the Android front.

The worlds largest phone maker in 2020 are:

  1. Huawei – 19.7%
  2. Samsung – 19.6%
  3. Apple – 13%
  4. Oppo – 8%
  5. Xiaomi – 8%
  6. Vivo – 8%
  7. Others – 23%
World's largest phone by Counterpoint Research

World’s largest phone by Counterpoint Research

Huawei VS Samsung

Note: These are purely individual opinions and nowhere represent Expertain's views on each company

Samsung phones are overpriced with a better reputation than they deserve. They are in no way bad phones, but they have always come across as average in my opinion, (particularly with the user interface). They appear far more glitchy than other premium manufacturers and seem to suffer some slow down at an earlier point. I’ve also found that their phones look like they’re 2 years old after 6 months. They certainly don’t age very well and need to be handled with care. (HTC, on the other hand, are the complete opposite)

Now then, I’ve had my Huawei mate 10 pro for about a month. And it’s a very impressive phone and probably more practical in everyday use compared to Samsung’s. It also has a trick up its sleeve that prevents slow down that happens over a period of time. And as for the battery life, it blows Samsung out of the water. Camera set up is a major plus for Huawei as they team up with Leica to give you a photography experience that’s more like a dedicated digital camera compared to other smartphone manufacturers.

Huawei phones are also priced more reasonably than Samsung’s.

So as you see, in my opinion, Huawei is the better choice. They’re tougher phones that seem to work better in everyday use – along with better customer support and better pricing, I’d be picking Huawei over Samsung all day long.

Huawei P30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10+

Huawei P30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10+

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Why Huawei is banned in the US

Back in 2018, the US passed a bill that prevented the federal government and all its agencies from doing business with Chinese technology giant “Huawei”.

In 2019, the company along with dozen affiliates was added to the “entity list” of the US – strictly restricting US companies from doing business with one of the biggest telecommunication companies in the current market. In response to this, American tech companies severed their link to the multinational (Google, Microsoft, and Intel).

“We’re not doing business with Huawei. We’re going to do our own business. You know the old fashioned way? We’ll do it right from within the United States, which is what I’ve been saying for a long time… Speaking of tariffs, there are no tariffs if you want to build or make these products in the United States. There are no tariffs whatsoever.” – Us President Donald Trump told reporters.

The new limitations on Huawei products did not include tariffs on their import but instead reduced them regardless of where they were made. The laws did, however, correspond with the trade war between the US and its new superpower rival in the East.