Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
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.