Huawei Mate 10 Pro

9/10 AVG.
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9/10
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The Huawei Mate 10 Pro currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 48 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Incredibly fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Sharp pictures with accurate colors
  • Scratch-resistant

What's bad

  • Slippery
  • Slow auto-focus on camera
  • Display not as sharp as competitors
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack

Huawei might have started off as a mid-range smartphone, but they’re expanding their lineup hoping to gain market share from bigger names, such as Samsung and HTC.

Do they hit the mark with the Mate 10 Pro? Read below to find out!

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro falls squarely in the phablet category measuring in at 6.07-by-2.93-by-0.31 inches and weighs 186 grams. As expected, reviewers had difficulty using the phone one-handed, despite the small bezels. Its curved glass back and metal sides also made it difficult for them to grip though they appreciated the design esthetic.

That glass back was surprisingly scratch-resistant. Many critics put it in their pocket alongside change or keys. When they took it out, there were no small scratches or scuffs. It also comes with IP67 certification, which means it can survive even if you drop it in a puddle or pool. Despite the slippery feeling, reviewers found the phone sturdy and reassuring.

Taking a page from the iPhone 8, the Mate 10 Pro did away with the 3.5mm headphone jack—a move that disappointed many.

The 6-inch OLED display comes with a resolution of 2160-by-1080 pixels. While less than even the Mate 10, most critics found that it was good enough, saying you’d be hard-pressed to spot individual pixels. In addition, they add that the colors are punchy with the right amount of pop though. If you're planning to use your phone for editing images or other color-sensitive work, whites weren’t very clean and color reproduction wasn’t as accurate as the Galaxy Note 8.

Despite this, reviewers say it’s still better in terms of viewing angles and color integrity when compared to the Google Pixel 2 or LG V30.

Unlike other smartphone makers, Huawei uses its own processor. The latest iteration is the AI-infused Kirin 970. This, combined with the 6GB of RAM, makes for a very fast phone. It blazed through every task reviewers threw at it without a hiccup and managed 3D games and multitasking.

Because of its powerful processor and huge display, Huawei outfitted the Mate 10 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery.

Experts could get almost one and a half days on a single charge with moderate usage. On standby, it lost only 3 percent of life over a 12-hour period. According to Huawei, the long battery life is due to the processor’s machine learning. It dials back background processes when the phone is not in use.

Like many flagship phones, the Huawei now sports two lenses on the back: a 12MP color sensor and a 20MP monochrome one. The monochrome lens captures detail and improves sharpness while the 12MP one is meant to accurately capture color.

When compared to previous Huawei phones, reviewers noticed a significant improvement in speed. However, they still found it a little slow with auto-focus. Still, this didn’t affect the quality of their images.

Overall, reviewers were happy with sharpness and color accuracy. They were also impressed with its low-light performance, finding low noise levels with good enough detail to post on social media.

In general, critics recommend the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Trusted Reviews states, “... the Mate 10 Pro is a gorgeous device, offering users slick performance, an above-average camera, and excellent battery life…” PC World adds, “... it’s one of the best handsets of the year, with tremendous battery life, incredible speed, and good looks.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


G Style Magazine

It’s a powerhouse of a smartphone and has most of the bells and whistles you need minus a couple of omissions. I think the $650-700 range is the sweet spot for the Mate 10 Pro.

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine
Android Guys

A true flagship in every sense of the word, we really love what Huawei does in the Mate 10 Pro. A few quibbles aside, it's probably one of the best devices we've ever tested. The hardware is on par with anything we've used, but the software left us feeling a little bitter.

- Android Guys
SlashGear

The core of it is admirably solid: the Kirin 970’s performance, the excellent cameras, and the long-lasting battery. More capable Android users will probably want to oust Huawei’s software tweaks for a different launcher, but everybody should be able to appreciate the combination of affordability, s...

- Chris Davies, SlashGear
Phonedog

There’s a lot to like about this phone and I want to recommend it to users but given the security concerns and limited carrier support, I can’t recommend it over some of the options we have here from Apple, Google, Samsung, and LG.

- Beau Hamilton, Phonedog
Techaeris

A fantastic device mired in the deep chasm of political controversy. You’ll have to make up your own mind about the political ramifications but I say to you. The phone is fantastic! The camera could use some improvements but overall, it’s fantastic.

- Alex Hernandez, Techaeris


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Huawei released the Mate 10 Pro on November 16, 2017.


The Mate 10 Pro price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Huawei Mate 10 Pro prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Huawei backs up the Mate 10 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Mate 10 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6"

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1313 minutes, 818 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Mate 10 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date November 16, 2017
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.87 W/kg
Body: 1.28 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 924 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 818 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 873 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1313 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Blue, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown, Pink, Pink Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.4 x 7.5 x 0.8 cm (6.1 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 178 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.6
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera), Phase detection, Exposure, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
F2.0 aperture
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Smart Remote)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments

128 GB storage variant has 6 GB of RAM.

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Critic Reviews


G Style Magazine

Definitely one the best flagships

from G Style Magazine

It’s a powerhouse of a smartphone and has most of the bells and whistles you need minus a couple of omissions. I think the $650-700 range is the sweet spot for the Mate 10 Pro.

Read full review

It’s a powerhouse of a smartphone and has most of the bells and whistles you need minus a couple of omissions. I think the $650-700 range is the sweet spot for the Mate 10 Pro.

Read full review

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Android Guys

One hell of a package

A true flagship in every sense of the word, we really love what Huawei does in the Mate 10 Pro. A few quibbles aside, it's probably one of the best devices we've ever tested. The hardware is on par with anything we've used, but the software left us feeling a little bitter.

Read full review

A true flagship in every sense of the word, we really love what Huawei does in the Mate 10 Pro. A few quibbles aside, it's probably one of the best devices we've ever tested. The hardware is on par with anything we've used, but the software left us feeling a little bitter.

Read full review

Less

SlashGear

A great phone jumping through hoops

from SlashGear

The core of it is admirably solid: the Kirin 970’s performance, the excellent cameras, and the long-lasting battery. More capable Android users will probably want to oust Huawei’s software tweaks for a different launcher, but everybody should be able to appreciate the combination of affordability, speed, and some great photography.

Read full review

The core of it is admirably solid: the Kirin 970’s performance, the excellent cameras, and the long-lasting battery. More capable Android users will probably want to oust Huawei’s software tweaks for a different launcher, but everybody should be able to appreciate the combination of affordability, speed, and some great photography.

Read full review

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Phonedog

Premium specifications and a premium build

from Phonedog

There’s a lot to like about this phone and I want to recommend it to users but given the security concerns and limited carrier support, I can’t recommend it over some of the options we have here from Apple, Google, Samsung, and LG.

Read full review

There’s a lot to like about this phone and I want to recommend it to users but given the security concerns and limited carrier support, I can’t recommend it over some of the options we have here from Apple, Google, Samsung, and LG.

Read full review

Less

Techaeris

An amazing smartphone being thrown a lot of curve balls

from Techaeris

A fantastic device mired in the deep chasm of political controversy. You’ll have to make up your own mind about the political ramifications but I say to you. The phone is fantastic! The camera could use some improvements but overall, it’s fantastic.

Read full review

A fantastic device mired in the deep chasm of political controversy. You’ll have to make up your own mind about the political ramifications but I say to you. The phone is fantastic! The camera could use some improvements but overall, it’s fantastic.

Read full review

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Android Police

A great phone that probably won't make it

from Android Police

The Mate 10 Pro combines a fantastic design with outstanding performance, an awesome and reliable dual camera setup, and a pretty good, though still heavily-tweaked, software experience. But it's the battery life that stands out.

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The Mate 10 Pro combines a fantastic design with outstanding performance, an awesome and reliable dual camera setup, and a pretty good, though still heavily-tweaked, software experience. But it's the battery life that stands out.

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Pocketnow

A device I have no problem in recommending even today

from Pocketnow

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is not just one of the best phones of 2017, but I’d also give it that rank for early 2018. We’ve got great hardware, fluid software, and one of the most amazing camera combos in the market.

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The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is not just one of the best phones of 2017, but I’d also give it that rank for early 2018. We’ve got great hardware, fluid software, and one of the most amazing camera combos in the market.

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Hothardware

Impressive camera, battery life and a funky UI

from Hothardware

Overall the Mate 10 Pro is very good all-around Android phone, and an excellent one for photography. It's also a tough sell at $799.99 without a major wireless carrier to break up the cost into a monthly payment plan.

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Overall the Mate 10 Pro is very good all-around Android phone, and an excellent one for photography. It's also a tough sell at $799.99 without a major wireless carrier to break up the cost into a monthly payment plan.

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Droid Life

A very intriguing hardware and camera experience

from Droid Life

This phone feels fantastic in-hand and I thoroughly enjoyed the camera. If Huawei keeps this up and just tones down that software, I could easily get on board.

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This phone feels fantastic in-hand and I thoroughly enjoyed the camera. If Huawei keeps this up and just tones down that software, I could easily get on board.

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The Gadgeteer

Set to compete with other high-end phones

from The Gadgeteer

A quality phone and it’s a shame that it probably won’t get a lot of traction here in the US due to government warnings not to buy it and the fact that none of the major carriers are going to sell it.

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A quality phone and it’s a shame that it probably won’t get a lot of traction here in the US due to government warnings not to buy it and the fact that none of the major carriers are going to sell it.

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