Huawei smartphones have a lot of benefits. Beautifully designed, with long-battery lives and top-notch cameras, they’re still some of the most affordable mobile phones available anywhere. Yet despite being the third-largest smartphone brand in the world (and the market leader in China), Huawei has had a fractured relationship with the American government. What about Australia? You may have heard that Huawei phones are banned here or at least hard to get. What’s the real story? Can you buy a Huawei phone online in Australia?
When you buy a Huawei phone online, they are famously affordable, but so are buying second-hand smartphones in general. One of the issues is how do you buy smartphones online and still make sure you receive a high-quality product with a warranty? The answer is to buy refurbished smartphones.
Refurbished smartphones are used smartphones, but they’re a different kind of phone than the ones you’d buy from a stranger on an online marketplace. They’re a more reliable way to purchase iPhones and Android phones online, and OzMobiles is a refurbished retailer with a lot of makes and models to offer.
Want to buy a Huawei phone online? You’ve come to the right place: OzMobiles.
Different Types of Huawei Phones
A relatively new company on the scene, Huawei has managed to grow substantially in a fairly short amount of time. Founded in China in 1987, the company started off with a focus on phone switches before moving into larger projects like telecommunications networks. These days Huawei employs hundreds of thousands of people, and its smartphones are available in more than 170 countries.
Despite its worldwide popularity, Huawei has had a fraught relationship with the United States. In 2019, President Donald Trump added Huawei – and several other Chinese companies – to a list of entities forbidden to do business with the U.S. As a result, you can’t use apps like Google or YouTube on your Huawei device (although you can still access them on your browser), and Huawei has its own multi-platform operating system: HarmonyOS.
Huawei has several lines of smartphones, including the now-discontinued G, W and Y series’ and the Nova series, which is aimed at selfie buffs. The P and Mate series are the company’s two flagship lines and can provide you with exceptional-quality smartphones for some of the most affordable prices you’re likely to find. The company also has their deliberately budget-friendly smartphones, though, like the mid-range Novas. Depending on your budget and needs, options like the P30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro and P50 series are some of the company’s best.
What is a Refurbished Phone?
Usually, when you buy smartphones online second-hand, you buy from the previous owner. The phone can be in any kind of condition and doesn’t come with a warranty. If it doesn’t work or isn’t what you paid for, there’s often nothing you can do about it.
Buying a refurbished device is an easier and more trustworthy way to buy iPhones and Android phones online. A refurbished phone is a device that a manufacturer or third-party retailer has prepared for resale. Usually, the retailer is a professional like OzMobiles and has their own reputation to uphold. They’ll run background checks on the phone to ensure it isn’t lost or stolen, perform a factory reset and erase the previous owner’s data, remove hardware and software customisations and make sure everything, the microphone, the touchscreen, the whole lot, still works. And they’ll sell it with a warranty, so you’re covered if anything goes wrong.
Refurbished phones are usually sold in grades, with the A-grade condition being the closest to new. Even when a refurbished phone has a little more wear and tear, though, it’s still likely to be close to new in terms of functionality. Some refurbished smartphones, commonly known as ex-demo phones, have only been taken out of their boxes to be put on display in shops.
If you’re looking to buy Huawei phones online, refurbished smartphones are easy, cheap and accessible – and they come with a range of benefits.
Benefits of Refurbished Huawei Phones
What are some of the great things when you buy a Huawei phone online that has been refurbished? Here’s a short list for starters:
Huawei phones are already cheaper than your average smartphones, and buying them refurbished makes them even more affordable. By buying a refurbished device, you can save yourself several hundred dollars or even a grand or more.
They come with exceptional cameras
Even the Huawei phones at the lower end of the price range come with above-average quality cameras perfect for social media sharing or your own private trips down memory lane. Huawei’s Leica Triple Camera system includes three lenses: telephoto, ultra-wide and super-sensing lenses.
Long battery lives
Battery life is always an important factor, and this is one of the areas in which Huawei outdoes most other smartphones. The company’s phones can last for two and sometimes even three days on a single charge.
Innovative developments in technology
Huawei is always at the forefront of new developments in smartphone technology and design, whether its camera standards or augmented reality (AR) potential. Huawei was one of the pioneers behind foldable smartphones and remains one of the major innovators of the smartphone world.
Visually appealing and functional designs
Huawei’s phones are designed with both aesthetics and practicality in mind. With curved-glass designs and colourful patterns, Huawei phones are easy to use, easy to carry and good-looking.
Plenty of variety
When you go to a shopping centre to find your next phone, you’re limited by what’s available in the retail stores. When you buy a Huawei phone online, your options are limitless. You can take your pick from just about any Huawei phone that has hit the market already, including older, hard-to-get and discontinued models. Of course, it’s important to make sure the quality of the phone is high, which is why buying refurbished smartphones is such a safe bet.
Better for the environment
Smartphones are one of the biggest contributors to e-waste, the fastest-growing form of waste in the world. When you buy a Huawei phone online (or buy any other Apple or Android phone online), you save a perfectly good, functional phone from ending up in a landfill and adding to the degradation of the environment. When you buy smartphones online from refurbished retailers, you support recycling and a sustainable economy.
Where to Buy A Second Hand Huawei Phone Online
If you want to buy a Huawei phone online, check out the Huawei range from OzMobiles!
If it’s an Android phone you’re after, OzMobiles has a wide selection of other Android options too!
OzMobiles are dedicated to making sure you get a good deal when you buy smartphones online. An Australian-owned and operated company, we test all of our devices at our Melbourne headquarters to make sure they live up to high Australian standards. This includes battery life, which we make sure is at least 80%. All of our devices are 100% fully functional, sold with 12 months of warranty and come with 30-day money-back guarantees.
If you can’t afford to pay the full price upfront, we offer payment plans through third-party providers like ZipPay, AfterPay and PayPal Pay in 4. And if you find a better deal elsewhere, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply). Whether you’re looking for iPhones or Android phones online, OzMobiles has options for you.
If you want to buy a Huawei phone online but need some help – or have some questions for the OzMobiles team? Get in touch with us!