Huawei trolls Apple Store queues for the iPhone XS with free power banks

Huawei trolls Apple Store queues for the iPhone XS with free power banks
It's the new iPhones' release day, and you can bet that there are already queues in front of Apple's stores, and there will be stunts pulled by Apple's competition to point out the disadvantages of the iPhone XS and XS Max.

So far, eventual battery life dramas are on paper only, as, despite that the capacities in the new iPhones pale compared to their Android counterparts, Apple actually cites improved endurance compared to their predecessors. After all, we all know that an iPhone can only be compared to an iPhone... or so does Apple want us to think.

That didn't stop Huawei from pulling a funny release date stunt for those who queued in front of Singapore's Apple store. Company reps approached people there to lend them "respite from the weather and grueling wait." That respite came in the form of power banks, complete with "Here's a power bank. You'll need it. Courtesy of Huawei." writing on the box.


Needless to say, now Huawei fans are getting pissed off, chiming in from the bleachers that the company better give them the $70 power bank, instead of gifting 200 Apple fans with it. You just can't win this thing, but those who were napping at the queue and woke up to a brand new power bank? Sweet.


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iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)

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75 Comments

1. Elvis358

Posts: 222; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

:D Trolls :D

9. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Huawei is being called a troll by giving the herd of sheeple standing in formation or a line waiting to get Apple's new iPhones, they get handed a free power bank charger from Huawei Apple themselves are so cheap that none of the new iPhones come with a quick charger, usbc cable, and now no 3.5 mm audio jack dongle. I wish all trolls were like this. Apple and the people writing these articles need to learn the meaning of a troll.

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not really trolling.. If they really want to troll they'll give powerbank with USB-C connector, and with small 3200mAh battery, and write "It's more than what you need" outside it.

17. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

At the end of the day if people can't see how cheap Apple truly is these days. Then the sheeple truly deserve to pay extra for all the items that others will get free in their smartphone boxes.

20. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Stop spreading hate. If you think its very pricey for you then don’t buy, iphone is not for you. Just let people decide what to do with their money. And be happy with the phone you chose. I love my iphone Max though.

24. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Your a fool MarvzlsFallen. This article is calling Huawei a troll for giving Apple users a free 10000 mha battery pack. Yet Apple is so cheap these days that they cannot include a 3.5mn audio jack dongle in their iPhone boxes. I am spreading the truth. How is your iPhone XS Max? Its the size of a phablet, but does this new XS Max offer any phablet functionality or capabilities? Does it have any split screen multitasking support? Or is the XS Max just a larger iPhone? I think we already know the truth, right MarvzlsFallen.

26. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

I don’t need those. I got an ipad to work on that for me and also Macbook pro. Its just that i want a bigger display just like my iphone 6 plus, 6s plus and 7plus.

43. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple doesn't WANT to include that dongle. You want one? I'll send you 2 for free (I've never used them for 2y), you just have to cover the shipping costs.

47. TheOracle1

Posts: 2222; Member since: May 04, 2015

Leo that's a weak argument. I suppose they don't WANT to include a fast charger in the box either? They don't WANT to because they WANT to nickle and dime the sheeple to death and get to $2 Trillion whilst you cheer on the exploitation. A $1,000 phone without at least a fast charger is criminal.

50. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

No, they don't. Just like they don't want to include a case, a stand, a speaker, a electric power plant, a corkscrew: "get your own damn corkscrew, if you want one." Yes, Apple wants to make (more) money; I think it's only natural, you don't; I'll buy Apple products if and when I'll need them, you probably won't. I don't care about the cost of a product when every € I spend gets me at least 1.X€ back, you care about the dongle. Just man up and ignore the things you find are not good for YOU. Get a Samsung, a Huawei, a OP - they are great phones, they have dongles, fast chargers (some even give you wireless chargers for free) and enjoy. Why do you waste your time giving a f**k that Apple doesn't provide their users with those things?

57. TheOracle1

Posts: 2222; Member since: May 04, 2015

Calm down bro! That's some seriously extreme fanboyism.

60. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, I own 2 iPhones (I gifted another one) and 4 Android phones; where's the fanboyism?

51. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Double post.

72. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

The whole purpose of the iPhone XS Max is to 'be' large iPhone! DUH!

64. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Like how you attack and hate everyone who buys phones not made by Apple. You have no place telling anyone what they can or can't do.

21. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Stop spreading hate. If you think its very pricey for you then don’t buy, iphone is not for you. Just let people decide what to do with their money. And be happy with the phone you chose. I love my iphone Max though.

28. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

How is truth hate? People can spend their money on anything they want. That's great for you that you love your new 6.5 inch XS Max. So your enjoying the almost iPad mini size XS Max. Question: do you think your XS Max should offer split screen multitasking like the iPads?

30. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He doesn't even have one, lmao And he is saying don't spread the hate yet he does it all the time.

2. notfair

Posts: 722; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Huawei knows that iPhone batteries don't last... in fact everybody knows that it doesn't last.

23. TheOracle1

Posts: 2222; Member since: May 04, 2015

F**king hilarious! Well done Huawei.

34. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

As if it’s Huawei phones battrey are the best since it generat overheating to there crappy phones.

44. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Everybody knows except iPhone users that have more than decent battery times.

46. TheOracle1

Posts: 2222; Member since: May 04, 2015

Ermmm yeah. You don't realize your battery life is actually crap because you haven't tried the true battery beasts

53. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I got 10h from a 7+ (I constantly got 8h/charge). I own a Samsung A5 which is a 2 day phone (8, maybe 10h/charge) and a Nokia 7+, which is on par (a bit better though, because I got 11h one day) with the plus version of iPhones.

58. TheOracle1

Posts: 2222; Member since: May 04, 2015

You've been saying that for years and the only ones who back you up are Phonearena. Everything and everyone else says otherwise.

61. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Well, I'll try to enjoy those (hopefully) 12h of screen usage from a brand new xr or maybe 10 of xs max (whichever suits my needs better) and let "everyone" say whatever the hell they wanna say. Oh, BTW, the verge review of xs talks about battery times for a few iPhones, go check it out.

63. TheOracle1

Posts: 2222; Member since: May 04, 2015

The Verge? Yeah sure

75. xchatter

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

The Verge? Haha....c'mon man, stop embarassing yourself. If you can convinse your friends or family that nowadays the iPhone is one of the best devices, then those guys are not very much into the latest tech. Talking like you do makes you look bad in the eyes of the educated people on the subject. Apple is not releasing the top products anymore, it is not consumer-oriented anymore, it is not bringing innovation anymore. These are facts, not just an oppinion. And if you want this to change, stop supporting the current Apple policy. The lack of customers is the only thing that will make the company turn its course.

76. Leo_MC

Posts: 7254; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, PA, TheV, GSMA all talk about 8h of screen time for iPhone plus models, I easily got 8h when I have used one (6-7h from what I heard from users about the X). Do you want me to say that iPhone's battery times are bad when they are in fact very good? Have those "educated people" that go on and on, bitching about Apple ever used an iPhone? They don't know s**t except what other dumb asses are saying; everything on Apple is bad, everything is a problem, everything is "for money", every Apple employee goes to work with the mission to f**k the clients etc. WTF, dude, don't you think this is close to paranoia? Read my words: INNOVATIONS HAPPEN SELDOM; Apple did it with the iPhone, Samsung with the Note (those were innovations, because they changed the way the industry works), but that's it. Innovation is not always bringing new things but sometimes removing them (like the 3.5 mm jack); think about the iPod, or YouTube: they removed the need for CD's, the need to buy entire albums in order to listen to a single song; think about Spotify - they removed the need to buy songs, they removed the need for storage for your songs, allowing us to listen to an entire 40 million songs library with a simple watch. I will only support the policy of the company that resonates with my values and the closest one today is Apple (Microsoft is very close second, but only for their services and the paid ones).

65. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Phonearena doesn't know though. Their rigged battery test prove this.

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