Poll results: politics be damned, we want that Huawei P20 Pro!

Poll results: politics be damned, we want that Huawei P20 Pro!
Huawei was so, so close to officially making it the US markets via a chain of carrier deals. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mo were all on board to sell the Huawei Mate 10, but were pressured to back off in the last moment. The CIA, FBI, and NSA all said that Huawei's phones are not to be trusted and might be used to spy on users.

We won't go as far as to discuss spying opportunities and modern portable devices. But the end result is pretty heartbreaking for your average smartphone fan. The triple-camera-equipped, chameleon purple Huawei P20 Pro is not going to make it to the official market.

Well, it will, but through 3rd party retailers and Amazon and eBay ads. Then, you have the band coverage nightmares to deal with, as it seems that the P20 Pro is only fully compatible with AT&T at this point.

We thought we'd ask you: do you care about these privacy warnings, or would you buy the P20 Pro on the spot if you had the chance, what would you do? Well, 50% will buy it, while 11% will consider it. Only 16% of voters said they were actually concerned about the warnings of espionage.

Would you buy a Huawei P20 Pro?

Oh, yeah!
50.67%
I'd be tempted, but privacy concerns bother me
16.14%
I'd think about it, privacy concerns have nothing to do with my decision
11.13%
Nah, I don't care about these
22.06%

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P20 Pro
  • Display 6.1" 1080 x 2240 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h talk time)

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25 Comments

1. scramasax

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Fortunately, here in in Europe we do not have this dictatorial problem (just because Huawei has refused to authorize a "backdoor" to the NSA and other US spy agencies). I am enjoying my P20 Pro very VERY much. It is at the very top just along my Galaxy S9+ and my iPhone X !... The photos in might more are stunning and the battery life is awesome...

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Thanks for your feedback. Nice bike btw.

17. scramasax

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Thank you. Nice from you to appreciate my Desmosedici...

20. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

That shows how many people in Europe are completely ignorant or don't care about privacy. Of course they won't install NSA backdoors because they are a communist company and all communist companies spy on you for their own communist government.

25. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Do you have the proof that NSA or US Government never spies on the US citizen or citizens from elsewhere? If not, please shut your mouth and take your prejudice to your own house/family.

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Except lowlight shots, this phone is far from being great. Video quality, screen, audio, cpu/gpu are no near to be great compared to other new phones.

21. xenontetroxide

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 23, 2018

Except low light highlight DR and the zoom beyond 3x, and if you really need the built in frame merge, but otherwise you're totally right.

3. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

People be damned, when they find out Huawei been spying on them like Facebook these entire time lol.

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Haha right Mr Pussy Cat!!! +1 People are so hyprociticial,They just don't understand all these companies do for their growth,revenue increase and data selling to be remain relevant,firm in industry since it the new oil to have sustainable growth in their investment whether it be google,apple or msft,twitter,fb,amazon,xiaomi,Huawei,one+,zte all these companies do it privately over trust of consumers to avoid any bad controversy which lead to bad image on them but consumer are also careless since they give request to all permission in the menu of download of apps,programs but this is 21 century nothing is hidden today in world sooner or later it get public to the people around u and far off and the world and some company like fb,google,twttr do it publicy with their public policy of user safety data.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Also like your Telco, wifi provider, etc. If you want privacy, disconnect completely.

22. xenontetroxide

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 23, 2018

There's no such thing as "absolutely safe", but there's always "safer", and Huawei has military background and official support in a country where tracking citizens and suppressing dissent is written into the law. If you want privacy, you most certainly don't want your data stored to a server located in mainland China.

16. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

As if Huawei were the only one... :P

19. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

u so stupid u think someone spying ..

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

CIA, FBI, NSA where is the proof? Bet you can't deliver any!

6. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

For them to deliver proof would be to expose what THEY do to spy on users. User privacy is of the utmost right, that doesn't apply to the alphabet agencies.

8. CEDEOTB

Posts: 445; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

POST THE RESULTS FOR THE BLIND CAMERA COMPARISON

14. shihte

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

Blind camera test winner lg v30

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

T-mobile c'mon be the uncarrier and sell Huawei phones!

11. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Have it and love it! The camera is fantastic and so is battery life! Both of them are way better than on my girlfriends galaxy s9+!

23. xenontetroxide

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 23, 2018

People who are curious about the image quality should go check out GSMArena's photo comparison tool, and actually look at what DxO's samples say instead of just taking their word for it, then they'll know which is actually better.

12. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Banning a phone, while we get trillions of dollars of other products made in China makes no sense at all. We have computers made in China. TV's, Cars, Stereos, Radios, other crap. Why just a couple of phones? America can't win a trade war against China, let alone a military war either! China has a Billion people willing to fight for the motherland. America can't find enough able-bodied folks to serve in their military. I served, and even in the early 1990s, they struggled. I guess 200+ years of perpetual wars will do that to a population!

13. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

The camera sucks, such a shame with all that hardware they couldn’t get the processing right.

15. wabajak13

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 02, 2018

When are we getting the results from the blind camera test? Also why not love for the regular P20? It seems like a decent value for money option

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Nice phone for taking pics, but for gaming - avoid. The P20 and Pro versions all have a low quality digitizer and as a result the touch precision is poor, and there is input lag from moving your finger after touching the screen (eg, if you were using a screen joystick).. So FYI its a great camera phone, but provides a s**tty gaming experience... XDA Developers has discussed the issue in great depth

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