Rapid Review: Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro was released in Australia in December, 2017. Though it doesn’t have a big brand name written on it, the Pro is a premium smartphone worth investigating if you’re not bound by loyalty to your Apple or Samsung.

What Is It?

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro was released in 2017 and features the super-efficient, super-quick Kirin 970 AI Processor. The Leica Dual Camera gets wonderful plaudits across the board and the slick design looks as good as, if not better than, the best of the best smartphones.


OS Android
Processor Hisilicon Kirin 970
Memory 64 GB, 4GB RAM
128GB, 6GB RAM
Screen 6-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
1080×2160, ~402ppi
Camera Back: Dual 12 MP (f/1.6, 27mm, OIS) +20 MP (f/1.6, 27mm)
Front: 8 MP, f/2.0
Dimensions (L x W x D) 154.2mm x 74.5mm x 7.9mm
Weight 178g
Price (RRP) $1099

What’s Good?

The Mate 10 Pro is fast, has an exceptional battery life, a huge 18:9 screen and excellent cameras that take full advantage of machine learning and some souped-up AI to deliver crisp, vibrant images. An all-glass design and thin bezels top off this quality phone. Similar specced phones are going to set you back a decent chunk more, too.

What’s Bad?

No headphone jack, no SD card support and utilises Huawei’s Emotion UI which not everybody is into, can feel overwhelming.

Should You Buy It?

Fed up with the walled garden at Apple? The minute additions to the Galaxy line every year (or their explosiveness…)? Then you definitely should consider the Mate 10 Pro. It’s one of the most powerful phones you can grab at the moment – and you can find it for less than $1000.

That’s the major difference: Premium smartphone, value price.

You can read the full review at Gizmodo, by clicking the link below.

[referenced url=”https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/11/huaweis-mate-10-pro-is-a-valiant-attempt-to-slay-the-iphone-with-ai-smarts/” thumb=”https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_original/o3cawpft4sv4mt9ubjqe.jpg” title=”Review: Huawei Mate 10 Pro” excerpt=”A few months ago, Huawei passed Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world, (Samsung is number one). Its latest flagship handset, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, comes complete with its own homegrown silicon that Huawei claims should make its smartphone the most intelligent.”]

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