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Huawei Mate 10 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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The Huawei Mate 10 is the smaller sibling of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but it's still a fine phone in its own right.

5.9 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

64GB

Internal storage

12MP + 20MP

Rear camera

4,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.9 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
499 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 20MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.6
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.5mm x 77.8mm x 8.2mm
Weight
186g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 16

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Kirin 970
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP53
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$899
Launch date2017-11
Huawei Mate 10

The good

  • Dual-lens camera with solid performance
  • Kirin 970 processor gives good performance
  • Attractive design

The bad

  • Few apps make use of the neural processor
  • Better features in the Mate 10 Pro

While Huawei produces a significant quantity of budget and mid-range phones, it has two primary "premium" phone lines in the form of the fashion-led P series, typically announced at or around Mobile World Congress and the more phablet-formed Mate series, usually announced in the October/November timeframe.

Huawei also produces a Porsche Design version of the Mate 9, but that phone was not officially sold in Australia.

Design

  • Simple, stylish design.
  • Lacks water resistance.
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Camera

  • Dual Leica lenses plus AI.
Mate10_738

Performance

  • Kirin 970 delivers solid application performance.
  • Few apps take full advantage of the NPU.

Battery life

  • 4,000mAh battery.
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Verdict

  • Worthwhile if you can get it at a bargain price.

Pricing and availability

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Huawei Mate 10 specs

Display

Display Size
5.9 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
499 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 20MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.6
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.5mm x 77.8mm x 8.2mm
Weight
186g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 16

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Kirin 970
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP53
Wireless charging
No

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