Weekly poll: Will a Huawei Mate 40 have you saying goodbye to Google?

25 October 2020
With improved Leica cameras, faster charging and a more powerful chipsets, the Mates have a lot going for them.

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  • Anonymous

BigDisplay, 25 Oct 2020If you want a Mate 40 model and with the US Google spy scam... moreChina will spy on you too, all countries will either way.

  • SMH

XRT10, 25 Oct 2020I think it's time , we need a new competitive platform... moreWell point out. Still looking forward with their own OS which is Harmony. It will be a win-win for consumers who are open and looking for new alternative; and for us developers who really want to earn more cause Apple and Google cut a ton of percentage - moneywise.

If you want a Mate 40 model and with the US Google spy scam, XDA made the Googlefier app which can help you get all the GSM stuff (few days ago).

Personally i miss a new OS and don't want to support the Truummpp regime at all.

I think the problems is a lot of people including myself are already invested in the Google ecosystem, so to make us give it up, Huawei would have to present an offer we could not refuse (which they don't seem interested in doing) or at least allow people to chose for themselves (unlock bootloader, which again they don't seem interested in doing).

For people who don't use Gmail, Maps, Chrome, Passwords Sync etc I'm sure it does not matter but it's hard to find such people in the west.

gogu, 25 Oct 2020or just get a brain and take 15-20 mins to side load google... moreWhy buy an expensive phone if you also have to do stupid things like sideloading and putting your security at risk? Think of other things to say, and also get a brain while you are at it

Anonymous, 25 Oct 2020Everyone defending huwaei ends up buying phones from anothe... moreAt least stop saying false thing against them, just because they lack GMS

Nick Tagataka, 25 Oct 2020"Most people's problem with Huawei isn't the... moreEveryone is shouting HUAWEI this and DAT as if it was thier fault you cannot find a GMS in thier smartphone...... US ban them not because of spy, it was because of the 5G network....

  • Dometalican

Anonymous, 25 Oct 2020If OP had IP rating just without certification, why would t... moreBecause OnePlus is BBK's lapdog and only goes with 'trends' rather than intelligence in terms of design. They're not listening to is techies anymore. The 7 Pro/7T Pro was Oneplus's best design (despite the lack of headphone jack and the curved screen).

I still stand by what I said. Huawei will succeed in China but they blew it on the global side of things IMO.

I'm very happy with my Mate 30 Pro 5G with Google Services installed since December, 2019.

No needs to change to Mate 40.

  • Zutekheed

Anonymous, 25 Oct 2020For everyone who loves of ideas living without Google, how ... moreI bought a HUAWEI phone without GMS........ But I side load Google services.... Have been using it for almost a year with no problem

  • gogu

Anonymous, 25 Oct 2020For everyone who loves of ideas living without Google, how ... moreor just get a brain and take 15-20 mins to side load google services like i did on my p40 pro and everything is exactly as my (glad i sold) s10

  • Anonymous

Aflal, 25 Oct 2020I'm a person who use gmail and other Google apps. No G... moreHave you tried third party email client apps?

  • Anonymous

For everyone who loves of ideas living without Google, how many of you really own and use Huawei phone without GMS as main phone? I dare you.

People here keep talking Huawei no GMS is fine, is good, but the fact is, their main phone is something else!

To whomever said he/she doesn't need GMS, like the person who said only use Youtube, yeah, he/she might be someone who never has a life. Seriously, unless you live in China, there's so many apps that you use everyday depends on Google services, not just Google apps themselves.

I agree Huawei makes some great flagship phones, there's no denying on that. But without a living ecosystem to support them, they're dead in the water.

I think it's time , we need a new competitive platform, Huawei should have gone with the harmony OS in this case and could show the world that they have the new variety to choose with

  • Anonymous

Dometalican, 25 Oct 2020What kills me about Huawei is that they trashed a super-cap... moreIf OP had IP rating just without certification, why would they drop it for ugly hole?
Youtube tests mean nothing.

  • Anonymous

Dometalican, 25 Oct 2020What kills me about Huawei is that they trashed a super-cap... moreYou need to check if cpu can handle 120 Hz.
It is not just demand them to do it.

I picked up the mate 30 pro almost a month ago because it was really cheap compared to the ones I've been seeing. Living without google is challenging.

I'm mad that Huawei makes such good phones but they can't even be used because of the issue with the US and China. Huawei the only android company, that I'm aware of, that offers 3d face unlock.

Anyways, mate 40 looks nice.

dbjungle, 25 Oct 2020I would buy a P40 sans Google if the price was right.P40's price is fine.

As far Huawei still release Phones I will continue to choose the one i can afford among them...But to be honest the price is quit high this time around.... i feel after some months the price will reduce....i dont care about Google service... I only want quality and something that will last for a long time without issue, Huawei is the best in that category....No brands make perfect Phones and give u everything you want in a Phone..... Huawei is the best for me!!!

blazko95, 25 Oct 2020Most people's problem with Huawei isn't the lack ... moreAtleast they should have allowed bootloader unlock so we could have got rid of the spying.
For me the app situation isn't a problem as I always manually update my apps from third party sources. But the lack of bootloader unlock is.
I generally keep Google Play services frozen unless required and always behind a firewall.