Specs summary

Screen
5.1"

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

Processor
2.4GHz

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 (up to 256 GB) 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 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

7.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 14 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 (7.9/10 Avg. rating)


The Guardian

A good but not groundbreaking phone

from The Guardian
The Huawei P10 is the Chinese firm’s best phone to date. It’s well made, feels good, performs very well, has an excellent camera on the back and a good fingerprint sensor on the front... Full review
New Atlas

Huawei struggles to break away from the also-rans

from New Atlas
Having loved the P9 I was excited to see what the P10 had to offer, but Huawei remains in the chasing pack. The P10 has enough good points to suggest the Chinese company can still go toe-to-toe with Apple, Samsung and Google, particularly with its camera technology, but it's not quite there yet... Full review
Know Your Mobile

Smart looks, well executed design, great specs

from Know Your Mobile
In its own right the Huawei P10 is a solid piece of kit across the board, both in terms of looks and specs. But once you start looking at other handsets – the iPhone 7 Plus, the Google Pixel, the LG G6, the OnePlus 3T, the Galaxy S8 – things start to fall apart quickly. And a good camera alone cannot change this... Full review
Phone Scoop

Attractive design with solid specs and performance

from Phone Scoop
The Huawei P10 is one of those phones that snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. In baseball, the P10 would be a home run that winds up being a double because some dumb fan caught the ball and threw it to third base. The P10 is so close to being a killer phone, and yet it falls disappointingly short... Full review
The Verge

Two steps back

from The Verge

There’s quite a lot to like about the Huawei P10, and I found it mostly amenable as my main phone over the course of a couple of weeks. But even if it weren’t for its few maddening flaws, I’d be wondering who it’s for. Samsung and LG both seem to have turned in extremely strong flagship phones this year already, and if you want something more compact you’d probably be better off with a Google Pixel. And if you want something like an iPhone, well, you should really just get an iPhone. It’s hard to recommend the P10 at the price that Huawei’s asking.<... Full review

PC Advisor

Impressive beast

from PC Advisor
It’s gorgeous, powerful and the dual cameras are a huge improvement over the 2016 flagship, the P9. Portrait mode works better than expected, photos are crisp, vibrant and detailed and even the selfie camera has had a meaningful upgrade. Huawei’s EMUI, one of the most controversial Android overlays, is much better to use than with previous smartphones, and offers machine learning algorithms that should speed up your phone the more you use it. Even the price is competitive at £499... Full review
Notebookcheck

A consistent further development of its predecessor

from Notebookcheck
Huawei again presents a superb product that does not need to accept much criticism with its P10 lifestyle smartphone. The actual high-end product in the lineup is the P10 Plus edition. However, the smaller model also offers some first-rate features, such as the UFS 2.1 storage, LTE Cat.12, and the lightning-fast Kirin 960 SoC that the competition only offers in considerably more expensive products... Full review
Pocket-lint

Finally more mature software from Huawei

from Pocket-lint
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. It's the ideal Android alternative to the iPhone and if you don't want a huge phone bulging out your pocket then it's an ideal choice... Full review
PhoneArena

An excellent all-around device

from PhoneArena
All things considered, the Huawei P10 is not a groundbreaking improvement over the P9. However, it does introduce a host of meaningful improvements and incremental tweaks over the already-decent P9 in order to offer a better overall experience to the user. Somehow, this “more of the same” formula works just fine for Huawei... Full review
Pocketnow

Screaming performance, better battery life, significantly faster charging

from Pocketnow
Huawei leads the pack early in 2017 with a monster performer in a smaller form factor. The most powerful phone available before Qualcomm 835 chipsets start shipping, with excellent camera performance. More than just a "fashion" phone, a legitimate option for folks shopping something a bit different... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 28, 2017
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom, 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 GB or 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
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), 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 Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Ceramic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Graphite Black, 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
(5.1 ounces)
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 Unknown
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
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 Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
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
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots 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 Wallet Unknown
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, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera)
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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