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

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.9 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 499
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
Dimensions 150.5mm x 77.8mm x 8.2mm
Weight 186g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
Processor Kirin 970
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance 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

The Huawei Mate 10 is a fine premium phone, although as the smaller sibling to the Mate 10 Pro, it's hard not to see it as a lesser handset.

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.
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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

Huawei Mate 10

Huawei's business-capable handset

The Huawei Mate 10 offers no-nonsense style and excellent dual cameras. It's available to buy outright or on contract through Vodafone

Promoted

  • The Huawei Mate 10 sells outright for $899.
  • The Huawei Mate 10 is also available from Vodafone on contract plan terms.

Huawei Mate 10 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.9 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 499
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
Dimensions 150.5mm x 77.8mm x 8.2mm
Weight 186g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
Processor Kirin 970
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP53
Wireless charging No

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