Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Huawei combines an excellent camera and its own fast processor in the generally solid Mate 10 Pro.

6 inches

Display size

1080 x 2160px

128GB

Internal storage

12MP + 12MP

Rear camera

4,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
6 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2160px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
402 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
154.2mm x 74.5mm x 7.9mm
Weight
178g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 18

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Kirin 970
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
128GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$1,099
Launch date2017-12
Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The good

  • Smart AI camera makes photography easy
  • Good app performance
  • Attractive design
  • Water resistant

The bad

  • No microSD expansion
  • Neural processor may not have much impact
  • No headphone jack
  • EMUI is still somewhat messy
  • Battery life isn't great
Huawei has very much trodden its own path in the Android world, eschewing the standard Qualcomm path for its own Kirin silicon with generally solid results. While the larger part of its device story in Australia has revolved around more affordable handsets for budget and prepaid buyers, it has also launched its premium P and Mate series to take on the established players.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro was the effective last "premium" handset to launch in Australia in 2017, and Huawei promised big things for its premium productivity phablet.

Design

  • Professional-looking design
  • A very large phone to hold
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Camera

  • Leica lenses plus AI can lead to impressive photos
  • Beauty mode can go a little too far
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Performance

  • Good application performance
  • Few apps take full advantage of the NPU

Battery life

  • 4,000mAh battery
  • But battery life that's worse than smaller competitor handsets
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Verdict

  • Good price for a premium handset
  • EMUI, lack of storage expansion and battery life woes are a problem

Pricing and availability

Compare SIM-only plans for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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Name Product Features Data Price
Monthly winner: Data
Circles.Life 100GB for $38 SIM-only Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get over 20% off for 12 months - pay $30/mth, then $38/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 22.01.2021, 9pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$30
per month
100GB
Data
Moose 15.80 6GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $12.80/mth instead of $15.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
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Circles.Life 20GB for $28 SIM-only Monthly Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get triple data and over 20% off for 12 months - pay $22/mth, then $28/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 22.01.2021, 9pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60GB
Data
$22
per month
60GB
Data
felix Subscription $35 1 month
SIM-Only - Subscription
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
No download limit
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per 1 months
No download limit
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per 1 months
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Moose 23.80 20GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $19.80/mth instead of $23.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro specs

Display

Display Size
6 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2160px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
402 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
154.2mm x 74.5mm x 7.9mm
Weight
178g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 18

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Kirin 970
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
128GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No

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