Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick verdict

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

When does the Huawei Mate 10 Pro come out? Available in Australia on 4 December 2017.
What’s new about the Huawei Mate 10 Pro? 6 inch 18:9 display, Kirin 970 CPU, dual lens Leica camera, enhanced Emotion UI.
How much will the Huawei Mate 10 Pro cost? $1,099 outright or on contract.

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

Camera

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

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

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.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 6
Display resolution (pixels) 2160 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402
Processor Kirin 970
Height (mm) 154.2
Width (mm) 74.5
Depth (mm) 7.9
Weight (g) 178
Battery size (mAh) 4,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 128GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 6
Water resistance IP67
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.6
Rear camera (2) resolution 12
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.6
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 18
NFC support Yes
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Updated October 15th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei Nova 3i
Kirin 710
6.3
2340 x 1080
128GB
Huawei Nova 3e
Huawei Nova 3e
Kirin 659
5.8
2280 x 1080
64GB
Kirin 970
6.1
2240 x 1080
128GB
Kirin 970
6
2160 x 1080
128GB
Kirin 970
5.9
2560 x 1440
64GB
Kirin 659
5.9
2160 x 1080
64GB
Huawei P10
Huawei P10
Kirin 960
5.1
1920 x 1080
64GB
Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 9
Kirin 960
5.9
1920 x 1080
64GB

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