The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is an interesting handset to talk about. The build quality is outstanding and it feels solid in the hand. Besides the sturdy design, fans are also spoiled with 4 color choices for this phone. A lot of hype around the Mate 10 Pro is around the unique chipset, which helps tremendously in things like photo recognition and others. The flagship will have many competitors since the iPhone X’s release is also around the corner.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro looks stunning with its glass body. The bezel-less design is a clear indicator that the phone is trying to appeal to the masses since this type of design is becoming more and more popular. It measures 150 x 75 x 8mm. It doesn’t feel bulky at all despite the large screen. The Mate 10 and 10 Pro are similar, but not really identical. The pixel density of the screen is higher on the Pro, while the aspect ratio is 18:9. Like many other flagships, the new phone is equipped with dual cameras. Not just the quality, but the arrangement of the lenses is also neat. It gives the handset a clean look. There is a fingerprint scanner, located right below the lens. The other sibling has it as well, but it takes the same space as the home button. Additionally, the device is waterproof, as evidenced by the IP67 rating.
The display looks good, but if you need a different experience, there are many display settings to be adjusted. For example, the color mode can be switched to normal. The default setting is called Vivid, makes the display pop. If you’re not interested, just choose natural color reproduction, instead. Another one that can be changed is the color temperature. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a 6-inch 2160×1080 OLED display. It is one of the newest phones with totally slimmed-down bezels. They call it Fullview, which is a proper name given the quality. The side bezels may not as slim as the Galaxy S8, but who can exactly hold a candle to S8? It remains ahead of competitors with its curved display. Even without it, the 10 Pro still has an amazing screen that produces vibrant colors and contrast.
Here are the key camera specs you should know; 12MP RGB and 20MP monochrome sensors, 2x Lossless zoom, and dual-tone LED flash. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is an excellent phone for photography. All these additions make it deliver high quality shots. It has many strong points, such as good exposure and a wide aperture mode. This combination results in photos that not only look sharp, but also have unique bokeh effect. Autofocus is highly responsive, which becomes apparent as you switch to video mode. The low dynamic range really shows its ability in low-light conditions. The camera can still capture photos with enough detail without certain parts being washed out due to light coming from different angles. (Also read: Huawei Nova 2i Shakes Up the Market with Near Bezel-less Beauty)
For performance, the handset relies on Kirin 970 that Huawei developed itself. It’s like the A11 Bionic chip made by Apple. It is an upgrade from Mate 9’s Kirin 960 because it’s way more efficient. This means the battery life will increase although the 4000mAh capacity is already big. Besides, it charges very fast, reaching 60 percent in 15 minutes.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro specs:
- 154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm (Size)
- 6-inch (1080×2160 pixels) OLED display with 402 PPI
- 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor
- 4GB of RAM, 64GB of Storage
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- Dual 20 MP monochrome and 12 MP RGB rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
- 4,000mAh battery