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Huawei vs the US

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“The US is not the international police.”

- Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei

COMMENT | My old iPhone SE was getting a bit dated and the performance was slowing. I looked around for a replacement, including out of the Apple range which I had been using since the iPhone 3, a good 10 years or more.

For the first time, I was seriously considering a move away from Apple, even though all my devices were from that company - a MacBook Air, an iMac and a tablet, besides the phone. What caused this was a new product from Huawei Technologies - the P30 Pro.

Not only does it beat Apple’s latest brands such as the XS Max in many categories, but it also comes with probably the best camera in the mobile world, in partnership with Germany’s Leica, which provides the lenses for this system. And at about half the price of Apple’s high-end phone.

For many, such an advanced camera system does away with the need to carry an additional camera when going on trips because it outperforms many ordinary cameras, especially the non-professional compact cameras. In effect, you are carrying a camera which can give you effectively 10 times hybrid zoom with no loss of resolution and 50 times digital zoom.

It was for that reason that I was ready to give up Apple for the Huawei P30 Pro... until the US unilaterally declared war on Huawei, accusing it of stealing US technology and banning US firms from supplying Huawei...

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