The Huawei Mate 10 bears a nifty glass design and a big battery. But are these enough to give the new phone a competitive edge over flagships? As similar as the 10 with 10 Pro, they still have differences. For one thing, the headphone jack and microSD slot are still present in the 10, but they don’t exist in the Pro. However, the Pro has more storage and RAM. It also comes with a more modern OLED display. With that, we would assume that the Pro has more pixels, but it’s actually the opposite. The sibling is the one that packs higher pixel density.
People often mistake the Mate 10 and 10 Pro because they not only look similar, but the differences are also subtle. Let’s see what they have in common. The operating system that runs on both devices is Android Oreo. The Processor is Huawei’s Kirin 970 CPU, 12-core Mali G72 GPU. Even the NPU for processing power is shared between the two. Beneath the cover, there is a 4,000 mAh battery. It is fairly large, the best part is fast charging technology is also included. This allows the phone to reach 58% of battery in under 30 minutes. Glass covers the entire body of the Huawei Mate 10. Needless to say, this handset has luxury written all over it. It still looks familiar, though. If you have used the Mate 9 before, we’re sure you will recognize it instantly. The most striking difference is the successor features slimmer bezels. (Also read: Apple iPhone X Review)
Unlike the Mate 10 Pro that has a dedicated space for the fingerprint sensor, the Mate 10 has one, but built into the Home button. In other words, the home button serves different purposes. This model is slightly shorter than the sibling, has a 5.9-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2560×1440. Meanwhile, the aspect ratio is 16:9. The display is simply stunning. It looks sharp and has vivid colors.
Huawei teams up with Leica to provide quality camera for this handset. The rear camera consists of 2 sensors, which is no longer a new trend in the industry. Many have adopted dual cameras for maximum quality. The first lens is 20 megapixels with monochromatic quality. The other one is a 12 MP RGB sensor with Image Stabilization. A large sensor can also be spotted on the front. It is a 8MP sensor that you can use to take selfies.
The Mate 10 still has a headphone jack. Some handsets have this removed and replaced with a wireless alternative. If you need a conventional way of listening to music through a headset, then this phone is the answer. Besides the specs already mentioned, the Huawei Mate 10 also offers 64 GB f internal storage and 4GB of RAM. The Pro packs bigger storage and RAM, so if this is a deal breaker to you, we’d recommend this model. Unlike the previous release that was still stuck with 1 4G SIM card slot, this phone now has 2 compatible slots. AI is another interesting part of the Mate 10. The AI features are not only smarter, but have also been improved to boost the overall performance.
Huawei Mate 10 specs:
- 150.5 x 77.8 x 8.2 mm
- 5.9-inch (2,560 x 1,440) LCD display
- Huawei Kirin 970 processor
- 4GB of storage, 64GB of storage
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- Dual 20 MP monochrome and 12 MP RGB rear, 8 MP front camera