Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: Design, Power and Performance
The Mate 10 Pro is Huawei’s flagship and most anticipated device. It has all the features you need in a phone: Cool design, 6-inch screen, a powerful Kirin 970 processor, amazing connectivity capabilities, and the kickass Dual Lens Leica Camera.
If you are upgrading your android device, or even considering moving away from iPhone, then this is your device of choice. I’ve been using it for more than a week now and I’m absolutely in love with it.
The new Huawei Mate 10 Pro is splash, water, and dust resistant. It has a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 display ratio (2160 x 1080 pixels). It comes in two specs (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) or (6GB RAM + 128GB ROM). The fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone, with no home button on the front.
This is actually my favorite feature, been waiting for it for some time.
Now, you can use your device as a desktop phone, all you need is a USB-C to HDMI adaptor, a Portable Bluetooth keyboard, and any screen. When connected you can use the keyboard to type, the phone as a trackpad and the screen feels like a Windows-like operating system. This is really practical if you are on the move or travel a lot and need to connect your phone to work on a presentation, browse the internet or reply to a bunch of emails. The funny part is that I am using my new MacBook Pro HDMI adaptor and didn’t need to buy a new one.
This is really practical if you are on the move or travel a lot and need to connect your phone to work on a presentation, browse the internet or reply to a bunch of emails. The funny part is that I am using my new MacBook Pro HDMI adaptor and didn’t need to buy a new one.
Battery and Super Charge:
I have been using the device heavily; Taking endless photos and videos, using social media apps, emails, games, as well as using it as a mobile hotspot since I’ve been struggling with bad internet at home lately.
To my surprise, the 4000 mAh battery was performing twice as better as my iPhone 7 plus. The cool part with most Huawei phones is the SuperCharge, it takes the device around 30min to get a full charge once again.
Setting up the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is quite easy and straightforward, whether you are transitioning from iOS or from another Android phone, it took me less than 20 minutes to migrate all my data and settings wirelessly from my older device to the new one with the phone clone app.
Look and Feel:
This Mate 10 Pro device looks really cool, the attention to details, bezel, and the horizontal stripe around the camera gives it a unique and recognizable look and feel. The robust glass casing both front and back fits snugly in the palm and feels as good as it looks.
Although prior devices were a bit rigid compared to its top competitors, Samsung and iPhone. This one sets a higher standard and delivers serious competition.
Leica Dual Camera:
This is the real deal. I don’t shy away from showing my appreciation to Huawei’s Dual Lens Leica Camera. This device has officially become my portable camera snapping awesome 20MP pictures.
The camera comes with f/1.6 Aperture, 20MP monochrome sensor, 12MP RGB sensor, Optical Image Stabilization ,and a really cool Bokeh Effect feature.
Video quality is really good, you can capture videos at UHD 4K (16:9, stereo) or at FHD 1080p (16:9, stereo). Slow-motion is captured at FHD 1080p / 60fps (16:9, stereo)
Kirin 970 – Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The Kirin 970 processor is the engine behind the powerful performance. It boosts speed, responsiveness, and efficiency through its AI computing platform by 50x.
All in All:
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is one of the most powerful devices on the market. With every new device, Huawei is proving to be the new kid on the block grabbing a bigger market share in the region and globally.