Huawei's South African market share before and after losing Google Mobile Services

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Huawei's future in South Africa without Google services

Huawei has managed to retain a relatively large share of South Africa's mobile vendor market, despite having lost access to Google Services in May 2019.

The manufacturer's vice president of its operations consumer business group in South Africa, Akhram Mohamed, said the country has been and will remain a key market for Huawei.
 
Loved their devices. But without Google services, they are dead to me. (which is a shame)
Right now, I'm almost 4 years on the P20 Pro and the battery has for the most part survived pretty well. The only issue I've faced is the USB Type C charging port not keeping the cable secure and falling out unless I put the phone at an angle.
 
Loved their devices. But without Google services, they are dead to me. (which is a shame)
Right now, I'm almost 4 years on the P20 Pro and the battery has for the most part survived pretty well. The only issue I've faced is the USB Type C charging port not keeping the cable secure and falling out unless I put the phone at an angle.
Still got my P30 lite 3 years later. Still going strong.. Will probaly upgrade to xiaomi next year
 
Still got my P30 lite 3 years later. Still going strong.. Will probaly upgrade to xiaomi next year

I'm still on my P20 Lite near as damnit 4 years later now, and will be upgrading to a Xioami in the next few months more than likely, and only because the P20 Lite is becoming fsckoff annoying and slow.
 
Loved their devices. But without Google services, they are dead to me. (which is a shame)
Right now, I'm almost 4 years on the P20 Pro and the battery has for the most part survived pretty well. The only issue I've faced is the USB Type C charging port not keeping the cable secure and falling out unless I put the phone at an angle.
Pretty much identical experience with P30 Pro and a year less.
Solid phones.
Had it not been for GMS, next handset would have been Huawei without question.
 
Pretty much identical experience with P30 Pro and a year less.
Solid phones.
Had it not been for GMS, next handset would have been Huawei without question.
I actually just bought the Huawei T10 tablet as I didn't need gms.. Solid tablet..
 
It's a shame that ban and sanction continues. Would have thought they'd revoke it with orange's office exit but I guess American politics are the same regardless of the ass in the chair.
 
Mate20 Lite here. Battery expanded just within the 2 year warranty period - had the battery replaced under warranty. Now it has another 6 months to go, and it will be a 4-year old device. Still love it!
I see there is talk of EMUI 12 pushing to this device now. Wonder if that might be the death knell for it?
 
P30 Pro. Great phone. I have to have Google play, so maybe back to Samsung.
Most of the users with non Google service in our company have issues with Microsoft authenticator. As opposed to it just working (i.e. I don't want a solution I just want it to work). This means no more Huawei for us.
 
Also still on a Mate 10 Pro, from Dec 2017 I think.
Although almost everything in my phone is just under a year now. Had some damage to the phone last year which resulted in them replacing almost everything except the frame, so basically a year-old phone now.

I'm not sure where I'll go from here, because the one thing I use regularly that I can't seem to get on a new Samsung is oem call recording, not sure if any other modern phones have this stupid-basic feature.
 
Huawei's future in South Africa without Google services

Huawei has managed to retain a relatively large share of South Africa's mobile vendor market, despite having lost access to Google Services in May 2019.

The manufacturer's vice president of its operations consumer business group in South Africa, Akhram Mohamed, said the country has been and will remain a key market for Huawei.
And how many who purchase it don't actually know about it missing GSM?
It's not actually that much of an issue for lots of lower income or non-tech/business individuals since just needs calls, text, and whatsapp to work.

Would be interesting to see the breakdown before/after of market share based on price tier of the device, and maybe also by provider, but would doubt they'd release those figures (both Huawei and the providers).
 
Had a few of them, latest upgrade for both myself and the wife was Samsung. Without gms the hauwei's is not easy to use.
 
Planning on replacing the battery on my P20 pro soon and might keep it for as long as I possibly can. Prices of flagships are just insane and I can't see myself paying those prices when my current phone does everything I need it to.
 
My P30 lite is still going strong. Battery still the same as out of the box. Should it come to the point of replacing, I'll probably get a Xiaomi or similar. No GMS, no buy.
 
And what's even more crazy is that Huawei are still charging premium AF prices for their new phones similarly to Apple and Samsung which is just sheer mind boggling to me.
 
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