At the start of the year, Huawei is finally launching its new flagship smartphone in Europe. Here is our opinion on the new Huawei P50 Pro.
Usually, you have to wait until spring to discover the new smartphone with the technological innovations in a photo of the P range, from Huawei. This year, Huawei decided to draw much earlier, from January, to fill its audience.
Here is the new Huawei P50 Pro which certainly arrives armed with Android, but still without Google services. Unfortunately, we do not see any bright spots on the side of the United States, which refuses to remove the Chinese firm from its blacklist. With this handicap, however, Huawei has many surprises in store for us.
For this test of the Huawei P50 Pro, we, therefore, put ourselves in the shoes of a person capable of doing without Google services. There is better this year and we see that it is improving every day, but it will remain prohibitive for those who depend on Google. If you use Gmail, YouTube, or the Chrome browser daily, go your way.
Preamble: Huawei Mobile Services As last year, the challenge remains the same: to convince the consumer to be able to do without these famous Google services. If you want to acquire the Huawei P50 Pro, it is imperative to understand that the product uses HMS, not GMS (Google Mobile Services). For those unfamiliar with Huawei services, here’s what to know. Like all connected devices, there are no worries when it comes to having applications such as email or the calendar since these are industry standards.
On the other hand, it is more problematic for applications like Youtube, Google Maps, Google Drive, Gmail, or others. Indeed, without GMS, it is impossible to access these applications. We can always access it via the web browser and fortunately, Google is more the type to take care of its web applications
Added to this is the fact that Huawei continues to work on alternative applications to Chrome or Google Maps. Apart from Google applications, during our test of the Huawei P50 Pro, we found around 90% of users on Android smartphones. Afterward, everything depends on each user.
This is also how Android smartphones work in China since Google is simply not available there. This is how we find alternative stores, all facilitated by Petal Search, and integrated, which allows you to have direct download links for applications. To understand, you should know that the majority of alternative stores to the Google Play Store work in concert with publishers who are ready to make the *.apk of their applications available. There is not everything, far from it, but we were pleasantly surprised to find a certain number of applications on the Huawei P50 Pro.