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

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402
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
Dimensions 154.2mm x 74.5mm x 7.9mm
Weight 178g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 18
Processor Kirin 970
RAM 6
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance 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

The Mate 10 Pro takes the formula for the Mate 10 and makes it just that little bit bigger and better.

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

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei's Pro camera phone

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro combines top-end photography with refined business style. It's available to buy outright or on contract through Optus

Promoted

  • The Huawei Mate 10 Pro sells outright for $1,099.
  • The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is also available from Optus on contract plan terms.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402
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
Dimensions 154.2mm x 74.5mm x 7.9mm
Weight 178g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 18
Processor Kirin 970
RAM 6
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging No

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