Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

HWM (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS - By Peter Chu

When Huawei an­nounced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro back in Oc­to­ber last year, you prob­a­bly thought that the lat­ter would be the su­pe­rior de­vice sim­ply be­cause it has the ‘Pro’ moniker in its name. Now, you would be ab­so­lutely right if this was the Mate 9 Pro, but things are a lit­tle bit more com­pli­cated with its suc­ces­sor, the Mate 10 Pro.

You see, the Mate 10 Pro is equipped with a 6-inch Full HD+ (2,160 x 1,080) OLED dis­play, which no doubt sounds per­fectly fine, un­til you re­al­ize that the Mate 10 has a sharper, 5.9-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) IPS LcD dis­play. But to be fair, we didn’t ac­tu­ally no­tice a per­ceiv­able dif­fer­ence in sharp­ness be­tween both de­vices, even when read­ing para­graphs of text on The New York Times.

As ex­pected from an OLED dis­play, the col­ors of the Mate 10 Pro’s screen were ev­erso-slightly more vi­brant than that of the Mate 10, too, which makes it great for stream­ing video con­tent on YouTube or Net­flix. How­ever, its color tem­per­a­ture does seem to be a lit­tle bit on the warm side, judg­ing from how the white back­ground of The New York Times’ mo­bile site ap­peared just a tad yel­low­ish-gray.

With a Kirin 970 chipset and 6GB of RAM run­ning within its IP67-rated chas­sis, you def­i­nitely won’t have to worry about the per­for­mance of the Mate 10 Pro not be­ing up to snuff – the fact that we could open and close apps in in­stan­ta­neous suc­ces­sion serves as a tes­ta­ment to that. Mo­bile games like Real Rac­ing 3 and Need for Speed: No Lim­its ran ef­fort­lessly, too, so no prob­lems there.

The Leica dual-cam­era sys­tem of the Mate 10 Pro, com­pris­ing a 20MP f/1.6 mono­chrome sen­sor and a 12MP f/1.6 RGB sen­sor that are at­tached to Leica Sum­milux-H lenses, is gen­uinely as good as smart­phone cam­eras get. The pho­tos that it cap­tures are con­sis­tently sharp and de­tailed, and noise ar­ti­facts are kept well un­der con­trol when shoot­ing un­der low-light con­di­tions.

The bat­tery life of the Mate 10 Pro is noth­ing short of im­pres­sive. Even if you’re plan­ning to get some se­ri­ous work done, you can ex­pect the Mate 10 Pro to power through an en­tire work day at the very least, con­sid­er­ing that it could loop the PcMark for An­droid

Quirks aside, the mate 10 pro is still a very charm­ing flag­ship smart­phone.

The mate 10 pro lacks a 3.5mm au­dio jack, but it does come re­plete with a usB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter.

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