Specs summary

Screen
5.1"

The Huawei P10's screen is 5.1 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.4 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
20+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3200 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 17 days standby time, 1980 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



Huawei's P10 is a very successful further development that convinces with a good camera and improved battery life.

- Daniel Schmidt , Notebookcheck 

More of the same, but that's not a bad thing at all.

- Peter K. , PhoneArena 

Reviews summary

7.7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 26 reviews

What's good

  • Exclusive color options
  • Plenty of storage
  • Great performance
  • Bright screen
  • Powerful, dual lens camera
  • Price

What's bad

  • 11GB+ of storage reserved for system
  • Weak speaker
  • Fingerprint gestures are a personal preference
  • Some finishes are slippery

Featuring an array of exclusive Pantone colors and a new finish choice, the Huawei P10 attempts to fit everything people loved about the P9 into a smaller phone perfect for one-handed use.

Reviews are rolling in for their latest release and we’ve rounded up everything you need to know. Let’s see if the P10 is worth purchasing!

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Huawei’s latest phone bucks the shiny glass trends of the past year, opting for an all-metal case design. Reviewers had issues with the glossier finishes feeling slippery. However, the new diamond cut finish was a hit. They loved both the subtle shimmer and the added grip of the t
textured back.

While reviewers questioned the flashier color options, GSM Arena said, “The Huawei P10 exterior is both trendy and amazing, even though it looks somewhat familiar. But its build quality and finish are equally excellent.”

If you’ve used an earlier Huawei P-series phone, you’ll notice the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is missing. Huawei opted to move it to the front for the P10. They’ve also included features that allow you to replace the on-screen navigation buttons with fingerprint scanner gestures.

Most reviewers found the gesture controls accurate enough for daily use. Pocket Lint summed up scanner performance well, saying, “The gestures idea is a logical solution to avoid those Android soft keys from eating up screen real-estate, but it's going to be a love or hate situation for many.”

Above the scanner, you’ll find a 5.1-inch 1080p display. Reviewers noted that the default settings looked cold, with whites taking a blueish tint. Huawei offers calibration settings to adjust this to your liking. Pocket Lint was happy with the screen overall, saying, “Unless you're going to be rubbing your retinas across the front of the panel, it hardly comes across as low-res by any means.”

The phone features the same processor as the P9--a 2.4GHz octa-core Kirin 960--paired with 4GB of RAM. Reviews had no issues with performance or overheating. Phone Arena praised the P10, saying, “It will hardly break a sweat no matter the task at hand. You will rarely experience choppy frame rate even with the heaviest of games available on the Play Store. Navigating the interface is also as agile as you'd expect from a contemporary flagship.”

With 32 or 64GB of storage, you should have plenty of room for your favorite apps, games or media. But, after Huawei’s customizations to the phone software, you’ll find over 11GB of that space reserved for the system. If you’re planning to keep your media on your phone or play multiple games, you’ll want to opt for the 64GB model or take advantage of the microSD card slot.

While their customization might take up space on the phone, reviewers were happier with EMUI 5.1 than older versions used with other phones. You can now use an app drawer if you’d prefer.

Recombu put the software through a week of use and said, “Huawei's additions help to strengthen an already solid user experience. You get a useful one-handed mode, some vibrant themes that match the colourful hardware, plenty of gesture shortcuts to save time and more besides.”

One feature touted by Huawei is the dual rear cameras with Leica lenses. Pairing a 20MP monochrome sensor and a 12MP color sensor, they claim it offers improved color, detail and focusing.

Reviewers agreed. DXOMark called the P10 “one of the best Smartphones we’ve tested for photography enthusiasts.” PhoneArena put the camera through a variety of tests and declared, “As far as image quality goes, the P10 shoots excellent pictures. It produces well-exposed images with plenty of fine detail that easily passed our pixel-peeping tests with flying colors.”
One of the most popular features was the new Portrait mode. It combines auto beautification features and a faux bokeh effect to create professional looking portraits. Overall, reviewers loved
the effect.

While the phone includes a 3,200mAh battery, many reviewers found battery life getting low before the day ended. However, using the included charge cable and wall adapter, reviewers found blazing fast recharge times. Many saw as much as 25% added to the battery in 15 minutes.

Reviewers found a lot to love in Huawei’s latest release. Pocket Lint summed up opinions well, saying, “The P10 feels like a coming of age device for Huawei. The experience is sleeker, the software more mature, the finish more refined than it has been before. Add great battery life, decent dual cameras and microSD expansion (or dual SIM) and there's a plenty to like. There's all the power and usability you're likely to ever need from a phone.”


Reviews (7.7/10 Avg. rating)


Canadian Reviewer

The most surprising smartphone of 2017

from Canadian Reviewer

What Huawei has decided to include and feature in the P10 is remarkable, given it offers dual cameras and the power and functionality as well as the style points attributed to larger devices. Huawei's been able to do this by using an alternative processor that's not made by Qualcomm. The collaboration with Leica isn't just a gimmick, there's merit to the dual camera setup here and while a wider aperture would have been desireable, I am constantly amazed at the pictures I have been able to make with the Huawei P10.

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What Huawei has decided to include and feature in the P10 is remarkable, given it offers dual cameras and the power and functionality as well as the style points attributed to larger devices. Huawei's been able to do this by using an alternative processor that's not made by Qualcomm. The collaboration with Leica isn't just a gimmick, there's merit to the dual camera setup here and while a wider aperture would have been desireable, I am constantly amazed at the pictures I have been able to make with the Huawei P10.

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Recombu

Certainly isn't a bad phone by any means

from Recombu

At the time of its launch, the Huawei P10 struggled to stand out against rival flagship smartphones - except for that vibrant green model, of course. Almost five months later, the P10 is pretty much buried under superior alternatives. The price has only dropped a tiny amount, while no major software updates means no appealing new features.

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At the time of its launch, the Huawei P10 struggled to stand out against rival flagship smartphones - except for that vibrant green model, of course. Almost five months later, the P10 is pretty much buried under superior alternatives. The price has only dropped a tiny amount, while no major software updates means no appealing new features.

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TechSpot

A great statement for last year's model

from TechSpot

In a vacuum without any competition, the Huawei P10 would be a decent device. It boasts solid performance, decent battery life, a great display and respectable cameras. The design is comfortable thanks to is smaller-than-average display and metal unibody construction. It’s easy to use and packs a good feature set overall.

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In a vacuum without any competition, the Huawei P10 would be a decent device. It boasts solid performance, decent battery life, a great display and respectable cameras. The design is comfortable thanks to is smaller-than-average display and metal unibody construction. It’s easy to use and packs a good feature set overall.

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TrustedReviews

A great phone, but it’s slightly overpriced

from TrustedReviews

For fans of the P9, the P10 is an excellent phone. Huawei has tweaked the design and added nearly all the right upgrades to make it feel like a step up. The phone has an excellent screen, offers top performance and ticks all the right boxes design-wise. My only major concern is that its rear camera’s aperture is a little on the low side considering the handset's price and can’t match the performance of key rivals, such as the Pixel.

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For fans of the P9, the P10 is an excellent phone. Huawei has tweaked the design and added nearly all the right upgrades to make it feel like a step up. The phone has an excellent screen, offers top performance and ticks all the right boxes design-wise. My only major concern is that its rear camera’s aperture is a little on the low side considering the handset's price and can’t match the performance of key rivals, such as the Pixel.

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Talk Android

A solid update to the series

from Talk Android

The P10 has a bright, vibrant display, and the powerful Kirin 960 processor offers slick performance, it’s all-metal design feels good in the hand and is pleasing to the eye. But, despite spending a couple of months with the P10, I never fell in love with it and in many ways, I’ve found that this has been the most difficult review to complete.

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The P10 has a bright, vibrant display, and the powerful Kirin 960 processor offers slick performance, it’s all-metal design feels good in the hand and is pleasing to the eye. But, despite spending a couple of months with the P10, I never fell in love with it and in many ways, I’ve found that this has been the most difficult review to complete.

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LaptopMedia

The new super contestant in the battle of flagships

from LaptopMedia

Huawei made a huge step ahead with the P9 last year and the company kept performing well after its success. P10 made its fans happy once again with a unibody construction which now carries an octa-core Kirin 960 CPU which increases performance without draining the battery. The latter performed decently in our tests and it comes with several useful power saving modes.

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Huawei made a huge step ahead with the P9 last year and the company kept performing well after its success. P10 made its fans happy once again with a unibody construction which now carries an octa-core Kirin 960 CPU which increases performance without draining the battery. The latter performed decently in our tests and it comes with several useful power saving modes.

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What Hi-Fi

A decent shot at greatness from Huawei

from What Hi-Fi

Previous P-range handsets from Huawei have always challenged the high-end competition, but at a much cheaper price. At £570, the P10 is now priced alongside them. That’s a hard sell, particularly for an audience looking for good audio and great video, as the P10 is so-so at both. Its performance elsewhere is great, and the design is lovely, but that overly heavy-handed interface dampens the experience somewhat. We can’t help but want more from the low-light performance from such a promising camera too.

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Previous P-range handsets from Huawei have always challenged the high-end competition, but at a much cheaper price. At £570, the P10 is now priced alongside them. That’s a hard sell, particularly for an audience looking for good audio and great video, as the P10 is so-so at both. Its performance elsewhere is great, and the design is lovely, but that overly heavy-handed interface dampens the experience somewhat. We can’t help but want more from the low-light performance from such a promising camera too.

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Chip Chick

Super stylish, and it’s colorful too

from Chip Chick

Huawei, to their credit, does a really good job at listening to feedback. Their EMUI overlay was getting skewered, and they fixed most of its problems. The P9 got docked for looking a little plain, and the company responded with lots of color options and distinctive textured backs. But, for such an expensive phone, the P10 still cuts too many corners — there are simply too many competing phones with higher contrast displays, longer battery life, and sharper cameras. But, this might be something Huawei gets figured out soon — they know how to make a terrific smartphone, because the Mate 9 is one of the best productivity phones on the market.

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Huawei, to their credit, does a really good job at listening to feedback. Their EMUI overlay was getting skewered, and they fixed most of its problems. The P9 got docked for looking a little plain, and the company responded with lots of color options and distinctive textured backs. But, for such an expensive phone, the P10 still cuts too many corners — there are simply too many competing phones with higher contrast displays, longer battery life, and sharper cameras. But, this might be something Huawei gets figured out soon — they know how to make a terrific smartphone, because the Mate 9 is one of the best productivity phones on the market.

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V3

An almost-premium Android smartphone for a mid-range price

from V3

For its current price point, rather than its RRP, the phone has enough going for it to make you seriously consider handing over the cash, but exactly where you draw the line of value versus price will vary for everyone.

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For its current price point, rather than its RRP, the phone has enough going for it to make you seriously consider handing over the cash, but exactly where you draw the line of value versus price will vary for everyone.

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The Inquirer

Not quite a rival for ultra-premium Android phones, but it might be a bargain

from The Inquirer

If you're a Huawei fan, you're going to be sold on the P10 (or P10 Plus, which also bumps up other specs) without too much consideration. It's slim, light and the best P-series device to date. For its current price point, rather than its RRP, the phone has enough going for it to make you seriously consider handing over the cash, but exactly where you draw the line of value versus price varies for everyone. You're unlikely to be disappointed by the P10 though, as long as you buy it knowing its low-light camera and battery shortcomings.

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If you're a Huawei fan, you're going to be sold on the P10 (or P10 Plus, which also bumps up other specs) without too much consideration. It's slim, light and the best P-series device to date. For its current price point, rather than its RRP, the phone has enough going for it to make you seriously consider handing over the cash, but exactly where you draw the line of value versus price varies for everyone. You're unlikely to be disappointed by the P10 though, as long as you buy it knowing its low-light camera and battery shortcomings.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 28, 2017
Regions available Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa core 2.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 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: 0.98 W/kg
Body: 0.07 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 1980 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Dazzling Gold, Ceramic White, Graphite Black, Rose Gold, Dazzling Blue, Greenery, Mystic Silver, Prestige Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.5 x 6.9 x 0.7 cm (5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 145 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 432 pixels
Size 5.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Glove friendly screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
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, SMTP, 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 No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR, Real Audio, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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