Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review – Specs, Features and Price

Huawei has decided to offer something very appealing to full-screen smartphone lovers. The new smartphone from Huawei is the much talked about Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and it is the company’s latest phablet, which leverages artificial intelligence in such a way that is different from what we know.

Huawei bumped up the Mate 10 Pro screen size to 6 inches, reduced its bezels and offered a much brilliant battery life. One noticeable change in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the Kirin AI processor that it featured, which enables real-time objection recognition in the camera in addition to blazing-fast performance. Come with me, so we see all that this device has to offer.

Design

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro features a polished-metal frame between two slabs of curved Gorilla Glass 5, coupled with bezels that have been reduced all around. On the bottom edge, there is a USB-C port and seated next to it is one of the two stereo speakers while the other serves as the earpiece and is sitting at the top.

Opposite the USB-C port is seated an IR blaster. I was sad when I noticed the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack. This smartphone has a dual camera setup on its back, while the front side has just one. Both cameras arrive with LED  flash that will offer assistance in low-light conditions.

On the right-hand side, you will find the volume rocker and the power button, while at the back there is the fingerprint sensor beneath the vertically placed dual camera. This device arrives in four color options, which includes the Midnight Blue, Pink Gold, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown.

Camera

When it boils down to photography, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes with a pair of wide f/1.6 aperture for the primary cameras. The cameras also feature laser autofocus; phase detects Leica branding, a dual LED flash and optical image stabilization (OIS).

The Mate 10 Pro’s dual primary camera set up comprises of a 12-megapixel camera coupled with its RGB sensor, and another 20-megapixel, monochrome-only sensor, dedicated for capturing in-depth details. The camera’s performance is brilliant, but can’t be compared to the Google Pixel 2 in some aspect.

At the front of the Huawei Mate 10, Pro is a seated a single selfie camera which produces beautiful and well-detailed images. The camera has an  8 MP sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, 26mm (broad), 1/3.2″, 1.4µm, AF. The camera can also record videos of 1080p@30fps.

Performance

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro uses the Huawei’s own Kirin 970 silicon. Though you would not notice any difference between the performance of this smartphone and other high-end flagship smartphones.

The Mate 10 Pro has two versions of storages which consist of the 128 GB internal storage with 6 GB RAM and the 64 GB, with 4 GB RAM. Unfortunately, the storage can’t be expanded.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro 6GB RAM ensures that there are no humming or lag when opening or switch between apps or doing other things. The Mate 10 Pro also arrives with the NPU, which is the company’s co-processor and it also the first to be featured in an Android smartphone. It is specially dedicated to handling the AI.

Battery

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is powered by a powerful 4,000mAh battery which is higher than that of its main competitors in the UK, US, and Australia.

Though we had earlier had reports of the battery hardly making it through a day, but what my team and I are experiencing here is far different from the rumors.

After the release of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the company released a software update just a mere 24 hours after it was launched. The software update resulted in what can be known as a day and night difference, gracing the Mate 10 Pro with class-leading battery life. There’s more to battery performance than just the capacity. But the Huawei Mate 10 Pro still offer great battery performance in real-world use.

Other Features

  • FM ~ No,
  • 3.5mm Jack ~ No,
  • Expandable storage ~ No.
  • Dual Cameras ~ Yes.

Huawei Mate10 Pro Price

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro went on sale towards the end of 2017 in Europe, the UK and other regions, nevertheless it made its first appearance in the US on February 2018.

The launch price of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was £699 which is equivalent to $799 / AU$1,099 and was still below some of its main competitors, though currently, the price has reduced.

As of the time of writing, the price of the SIM-free Huawei Mate 10 Pro price has reduced to as low as £499 which is equivalent to $660 / AU$880 / NG238,700 Naira, and it is continually decreasing.

Verdict

I may not be able to discern what you truly want from a smartphone, but what I know is that apart from being one of the most impressive smartphones we have seen from Huawei, it is also one of the most magnificent phones that are currently in the market. Offering great specs like the AI-powered dual cameras, long-lasting battery life and lot more.

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