Huawei Mate 10
|First released||16 October 2017|
|Predecessor||Huawei Mate 9|
|Successor||Huawei Mate 20|
Mate 10: 186 g (6.6 oz)|
Mate 10 Pro/PD: 178 g (6.3 oz)
|Operating system||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|System on chip||HiSilicon Kirin 970|
|CPU||Octa-Core CPU (4*Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz) + i7 co-processor + NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit)|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP12 850MHz|
Mate 10 & Pro: 4/6 GB RAM LPDDR4X 1833MHz|
Mate 10 Porsche Design: 6GB RAM LPDDR4X 1833MHz
|Removable storage||microSD up to 256 GB (Mate 10) (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Battery||4,000 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Rear camera||20MP Monochrome, 12MP RGB OIS (6-axis), f/1.6, BSI CMOS, Dual-LED flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth AF, 2x Hybrid Zoom, 4K Video, RAW (DNG) (Only in 12MP Pro Mode) , Leica Certified|
|Front camera||8MP FF f/2.0, 1080p Video|
|Sound||3.5mm Headphone Jack (Mate 10), Stereo Speakers, 32-bit/384kHz Dual DAC, Active Noise Cancellation With Dedicated Mic|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support, BT4.2, BLE, aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio, USB Type C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2|
|SAR||Huawei Mate 10 Pro|
|Website||Huawei Mate 10 PD|
The Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design are Android smartphones, designed and marketed by Huawei as part of the Huawei Mate flagship series. It was first released on 16 October 2017.
The Mate 10 series is powered by Huawei's all-new AI-focused processor, the Kirin 970. The Mate 10 is backed by 4 GB of RAM coupled with 64 GB storage, while the Mate 10 Pro is backed by either 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, or 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The most expensive model, the Porsche Design gets 6 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. In China, you can get the Huawei Mate 10 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage just like the Pro model although the rest of the world can buy it through online stores.
Both phones feature a near-bezelless display with the Mate 10 having 81.79% screen to body ratio while the Mate 10 Pro having 81.61% screen to body ratio. The Mate 10 has a typical 16:9 aspect ratio, while the Mate 10 Pro has the new 2:1 ratio. A 5.9-inch LCD display panel with RGBW arrangement is used in the Mate 10, and a 6-inch OLED panel made by BOE in the Mate 10 Pro. Surprisingly, the Mate 10 has a higher resolution than the larger Mate 10 Pro (1440p to 1080p).
Huawei once again partnered with Leica to engineer the dual-lens camera in the Mate 10 series. The camera is a 12 MP RGB sensor with a f/1.6 aperture, along with a monochrome 20 MP sensor with the same f/1.6 aperture. Only the RGB camera is supported by optical image stabilization. Due to this dual-lens camera setup, the camera is capable of creating bokeh shots and it is adjustable even after taking the shot.
Both phones have a large 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging. Huawei claims that the phone can be charged from 1 to 20 percent in 10 minutes, and from 1 to 58 percent in 30 minutes.
Ports on the Mate 10 include a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-C charging and data transfer port. However, the headphone jack is not present on the Mate 10 Pro, which, instead has IP67 water and dust resistance while the Mate 10 only has IP53 rating.
Huawei Mate 10 Lite
Huawei also released a "Lite" version of the Mate 10 with midrange specifications. It is also known as the Huawei Nova 2i in Malaysia, Huawei Maimang 6 in China, and Huawei Honor 9i in India.
The phones run on Android 8 "Oreo", with Huawei's own custom skin, EMUI 8.0 on top of it. The previous EMUI version was 5.1. Huawei decided to upgrade it to EMUI 8.0 to match the latest Android version number, which is 8.0 as well. It has some new features, notably the desktop mode called "Easy Projection", which is a custom desktop interface, similar to Samsung DeX, which appears when connecting the phone to a display via an HDMI-to-USB-C cable.
The Huawei Mate 10 series receives a mostly positive reviews, especially regarding the camera department. DxOMark gave it an overall 97 points, similar to the more expensive iPhone X and only 1 point behind the Google Pixel 2. Most reviewers also gave a high praise to the long battery life thanks to the 4000mAh battery but criticizes the heavily skinned EMUI software and the lack of certain features such as WLAN without MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, and wireless charging for both models.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro lack of QHD+ resolution, storage expansion, and a headphone jack also receives some criticism from reviewers. Though in other aspects, it manages to get praises including a bright and accurate-color OLED display, LTE Cat. 18, Dual-VoLTE, Dual-SIM, aptX HD, a strong performance, very fast quick-charge technology, water and dust proof (IP 67), high-quality build, exact location determination and excellent voice quality.
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