Huawei P10 Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick verdict

Huawei’s P10 proves that you can deliver a premium phone experience for well under $1,000.

The good

  • Superb camera
  • Good performance
  • Clever fingerprint sensor
  • Competitive pricing

The could-be-better

  • Limited colour choices for Australia
  • No water-resistance rating
  • Only a full HD display

Huawei P10 at a glance
When was the Huawei P10 released? 25 May 2017.
What’s new about the Huawei P10? Dual Lens Leica Camera, 5.2in display, Kirin processor.
How much does the Huawei P10 cost? RRP $899, but available cheaper online.

Huawei has priced the P10 to sell, but that doesn’t mean it has skimped on either features or style.

Huawei’s 2016 P9 handset was something of a surprise to the mobile market because while it combined a dash of premium style with lenses co-developed by Leica, the Chinese company didn’t charge you a fortune if you wanted to own it.

Huawei followed up the P9 with the much larger Huawei Mate 9 before launching the Huawei P10 at 2017's Mobile World Congress, alongside the P10 Plus and Huawei Watch 2. It’s a slightly more expensive prospect than the P9 was, with more of a focus on style but Huawei has largely made improvements in the P10 that make it a very compelling handset.

Design

  • A refreshingly-compact design that doesn't compromise on quality
  • Takes a lot of inspiration from Samsung and Apple, but that's a good thing

Camera

  • Improves on the already impressive camera of the Huawei P9
  • Best suited to portrait photography rather than landscape shots

Performance

  • Snappy and responsive, with similar performance to 2017's most powerful premium smartphones
  • Huawei's memory management tools promise consistent performance over the long term

Battery life

  • Surprisingly long-lasting for a 3,200mAh battery in such a powerful smartphone
  • Easy all-day battery, plus quick charge capabilities

Verdict

  • An excellent compact smartphone that doesn't skimp on quality or performance

Pricing and availability

Huawei P10

A compact powerhouse

Enjoy all the features of a top-of-the-line smartphone in a pocket-friendly package with the Huawei P10.

Promoted
  • The Huawei P10 retails for $899, but can currently be found for around $600 from online retailers like Catch and Mobile Citi.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.1
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 432
Processor Kirin 960
Height (mm) 145.3
Width (mm) 69.3
Depth (mm) 7
Weight (g) 145
Battery size (mAh) 3,200
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Rear camera (2) resolution 20
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/1.9
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 14th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Kirin 980
6.53
2244 x 1080
128GB
Kirin 980
6.39
3120 x 1440
128GB
Huawei Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X
Kirin 980
7.2
2244 x 1080
128GB
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Kirin 710
6.3
2340 x 1080
64GB
Kirin 710
6.3
2340 x 1080
128GB
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
Kirin 960
5.1
1920 x 1080
64GB
Kirin 960
5.9
1920 x 1080
64GB

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