Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- Outstanding battery life
- Exceptional camera
- Pretty conventional flagship form-factor
- Lacks wireless charging
If you’re not swayed by Samsung’s return to form, Apple’s ultra-expensive iPhone X or Google’s funky Pixel 2, then the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a pretty solid alternative.
Price$ 1,099.00 (AUD)
Earlier this year, a groundbreaking new smartphone was announced. One that promised to combine an industry-leading camera, glossy design and artificial intelligence tech to change the way you interact with your smartphone in a real, meaningful way and help a global tech brand crack-and-tap the mainstream in the same way that Samsung and Apple do.
Now, ahead of this holiday season, Huawei have launched their Mate 10 series of smartphones with a strikingly similar pitch. Like HTC’s device, it promises to deliver on a double-act of premium aesthetics and tantalizing technical specs. However, unlike the U11, Huawei’s smartphone is backing up the company's promise of an AI-powered experience with its own homegrown and NPU-driven Kirin 970 chipset.
This time, they say, the future is more than just hype.
When it comes to the technical stuff, the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro come with several similarities and differences. The stock Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch QHD LCD display (499ppi) while the Pro features 6-inch FHD+ OLED display (402ppi). Both boast an ultra-thin profile, support for HDR10+ content, a 4000mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 18:9 FullVision display ratio and curvy, glossed metal/glass design.
Both phones also run on Android 8.0 Oreo and Huawei's EMUI skin.
However, only the Mate 10 Pro features an IP67 durability rating. There’s also a small difference in the RAM and ROM counts for each phone, with the Mate 10 pairing together 4GB and 64GB while the Mate 10 Pro runs a 6GB and 128GB combo. For better or worse, there’s no headphone jack or MicroSD slot on the Pro. Fortunately, Huawei do include a set of USB-C powered earbuds with it to make up for the omission.
The biggest shared quality between the two phones comes in the form of the new Kirin 970 processor - which features a dedicated neural-network processing unit - and their camera setup. The two phones tout the same Leica Dual Lens Camera (12/20-megapixels, f/1.6) configuration of their predecessors on the back, complimented by a crisp 8-megapixel front-facing shooter on the front.
This time around, however, the camera kit comes integrated with and enhanced by the Kirin 970's AI-capabilities. Huawei say this allows for real-time scene and object recognition (which automatically configures the camera settings based on the object being framed) and support for an advanced AI-powered Digital Zoom function with improved Motion Detection.
Join the newsletter!
A printer that is efficient, reliable and can work seamlessly with your systems and software.Read this solicitor's review to find out more!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Oppo A73 review: The budget smartphone that sets the bar for 2018
- 2 Oppo R11s review: The iClone you know and love, but not quite the one you deserve
- 3 Blackberry KEYone Black Edition review: What the original KEYone should have been
- 4 Zolo Liberty+ review: The true wireless earbuds you've been waiting for
- 5 Samsung Gear IconX 2018 review: The path of least resistance makes for an easy upgrade
Latest News Articles
- How to delete, disable, or limit your Facebook account
- Monoprice slashes $80 off the Xbox One X on Sea of Thieves launch day
- B&O Launches The Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
- Telstra Sets New Smartphone Speed Record on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
- Microsoft: Windows 10's installation time will be short enough for your lunch break
PCW Evaluation Team
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
- Hands On: Pitting the Apple HomePod against the Sonos One
- Everything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Comparing The Google Home’s Assistant To Amazon Echo’s Alexa
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: A predictably-exellent flagship uplifted by a standout camera
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- CCXamarin DeveloperNSW
- FTDatabase AdministratorOther
- FTSenior Network Engineer - JuniperWA
- FTHadoop DeveloperSA
- FTAnalyst DeveloperACT
- FTFull Stack Developer - Permanent OpportunityNSW
- TPBI AnalystNSW
- CCSenior ERP Project Manager QLD
- CCSenior Node.js DeveloperQLD
- FTSenior Cisco Unified Communication Solution ArchitectQLD
- FTInfrastructure ManagerNSW
- TPSharepoint AdministrationQLD
- FTUI DesignerOther
- FTSenior Java DeveloperQLD
- TPSecurity and Risk ManagerVIC
- CCOffice365 SpecialistNSW
- TPTest AnalystQLD
- FT.NET DeveloperOther
- FTLead Java DeveloperOther
- CCProject ManagerNSW
- FTPython DeveloperOther
- TPSQL DeveloperQLD
- TPTest Analyst - AutomationQLD
- FTBusiness AnalystOther
- CCProject ManagerNSW