The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is an upgraded variant of Huawei’s latest flagship Mate 10.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a gorgeous device with specss that seek to rival the iPhone X with features such as an OLED display and IP67 rating. It boasts Cat 18 LTE.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Key Specs & Features
- 6.0-inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2160 pixels (402 ppi)
- Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970 CPU with 4GB / 6GB RAM
- Android 8.0 (Oreo), EMUI 8.0
- 256GB built-in Storage
- 20MP + 12MP Dual Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4000 mAh Li-Po Battery with Fast Charging
Design and Display
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro features sleek glass-clad body and fits well in your hand despite the size. With an IP67 rating, you need not worry about water entering into the phone easily.
The display on this device measures 6 inches in diagonal size and resolution is an impressive 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. The screen boasts an aspect ratio of 18:9 and thin bezels for awesome viewing. Huawei Mate 10 Pro uses OLED technology, just like the iPhone X.
The camera setup here is comparable to that of the regular Mate 10. You find dual lens camera – 12MP colour and 20MP monochrome – on the back. Like its brother, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro boasts f/1.6 aperture, which is the largest ever on a smartphone. It uses Leica optics and boasts OIS, laser and phase detection autofocus, and 2X lossless zoom.
The AI processing of the new phones enables the camera to recognize any object you point it at. The snapper can differentiate between objects and humans for better image quality tweaking.
An 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture is available on the front for selfies.
Hardware and Software
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro also relies on the new, powerful Kirin 970 processor that runs along at up to 2.4 GHz. The octa-core chip pairs with a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and abundant 6GB RAM.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a neural processing unit (NPU) that drives its AI and deep learning capabilities. This also helps ensure performance remains great after using the device for a while. Inbuilt storage is 128 GB. Android 8.0 Oreo OS promises highly enjoyable user experience.
Users also get a large 4,000mAh Li-Po battery with fast charge. Huawei promises you will be able to boost this to almost 60% in half an hour of charging.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro offers a fingerprint scanner on its rear. It boasts USB Type-C port and lightning fast Cat. 18 radio with gigabit LTE speeds.
Pricing and availability
Huawei Mate 10 Pro is available in Nigeria at retail and online stores. It is pricey, going for between 298,000 and 320,000 naira.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Specs
- Platform: Android 8.0 (Oreo), Emotion UI
- Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 & 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 (Hisilicon Kirin 970)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
- Memory: 4 GB or 6 GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight Blue, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown, Pink Gold
- Dimension: 154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm (6.07 x 2.93 x 0.31 in)
- Weight: 178 g (6.28 oz)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual-Standby
- Display: 6.0 inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2160 pixels (402 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass, HDR10 compliant, EMUI 8.0
- Rear Camera: 20 MP + 12 MP Dual Camera, f/1.6, 2160p ultra HD 4K Video @30fps, 1080p HD Video @60fps
- Rear Camera Features: OIS, 2x lossless zoom, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0
- Built-in Storage: 64GB or 128GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (3CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
- Video Player: DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No (USB Type C to 3.5 mm adapter included)
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: -Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: Yes, up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4000 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
This premium offering from Huawei is one of the best phones of 2018. What are your thoughts about it? Let us know in the comments.