The Huawei Mate 10 Professional has quite a bit going for it. Along with a slick, premium design, the display screen packs vibrant, OLED expertise with an 18:9 facet ratio – just like that discovered on the Google Pixel 2 XL, OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy Notice 8 and iPhone X.
Huawei’s Mate 10 Professional additionally has a twin digicam set-up paying homage to the wonderful iPhone Eight Plus and Galaxy Notice 8. It’s even loaded up with Android 8, the most recent model of Google’s working system, out of the field, that means you get the working system’s newest security measures and UI highlights – comparable to picture-in-picture viewing.
When its specs are laid out alongside the remainder of the flagship competitors, the Huawei Mate 10 Professional is jostling for prime spot.
For starters, it presents 128GB of storage, plus it has a beefier battery than the competitors – an enormous 4,000mAh, in contrast with, 3,300mAh within the Samsung Galaxy Notice Eight and underneath 2,691mAh within the iPhone Eight Plus.
The Mate 10 Professional even has an IR blaster for some added nostalgia-factor, that means it may possibly double up as a TV distant management for these occasions you’re attempting to spook your mates within the pub, or just can’t discover your individual.
Even on paper although, this telephone isn’t good. The display screen is not the sharpest at 1,080 x 2,160, placing it beneath the crystal clear 2K and even 4K shows on competing smartphones just like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
It additionally has no headphone jack, or microSD card slot – so that you’ll want to make use of a dongle on your wired headphones and assure the ample inner storage is sufficient to final you your complete life-cycle of the telephone.
Replace: The Huawei Mate 10 Professional has been outdated by the Huawei P20 and P20 Professional, however for these wanting lengthy battery life and a now extra reasonably priced possibility, the Mate 10 Professional nonetheless has quite a bit to supply.
Huawei Mate 10 Professional worth and launch date
The Huawei Mate 10 Professional launch worth was £699 ($799, AU$1,099) which noticed it slide it beneath a few of its key opponents, however that worth has dropped and the Mate 10 Professional can now picked up for much less.
In reality, the SIM-free Huawei Mate 10 Professional worth has dropped to as little as £499 ($660, round AU$880), put it extra in rivalry with the likes of the OnePlus 6.
Whereas the Huawei Mate 10 Professional went on sale in direction of the top of 2017 within the UK, Europe and different areas, it wasn’t till February 2018 that the Mate 10 Professional made an look within the US.
What’s within the ‘Pro’?
- An OLED display screen
- An f/1.6 dual-lens digicam
- Numerous storage however no microSD slot or headphone port
The Huawei Mate 10 Professional has launched alongside the Huawei Mate 10, which, could be very comparable on paper to the Huawei Mate 9.
The principle variations between the Mate 10 Professional and Mate 10 in consequence, are additionally the primary variations between the Mate 10 Professional and the Mate 9.
For starters, Huawei has ditched IPS LCD display screen expertise for the Professional, as an alternative choosing an OLED show – and it was completely the precise name. This factor pops superbly.
Additionally ditched is the headphone jack and the microSD card slot – although there’s double the storage within the mannequin presently confirmed for launch, at 128GB.
The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Professional do share some key commonalities not discovered within the Mate 9 nevertheless. They each undertake glass backs for instance, feeling immediately richer than the blasted steel of outdated. As well as, they sport the latest model of Android, full with the latest model of Emotion UI, Huawei’s customized interface.
EMUI 8.Zero because it’s additionally recognized enhances these two telephones in plenty of very tangible methods, essentially the most notable being the PC expertise generated when hooking them as much as a monitor or TV utilizing an HDMI cable.
The digicam set-ups on the brand new Mates are just like what we’ve seen on the Huawei Mate 9, P10 and P10 Plus, in as far as they provide dual-cameras, combining an RGB and a monochrome sensor. This time spherical although, Huawei has stepped issues up within the aperture division, with f/1.6 lenses throughout every of the digicam modules.
This could end in higher low-light images, hitting dwelling Huawei’s digicam partnership with Leica.
Design and show
- The very best wanting Mate but
- Smooth mixture of steel and glass
- Punchy display screen however rivals are sharper
Due to a few generations of producing excellent wanting glass-backed telephones underneath the Honor title, Huawei is aware of precisely what it’s doing with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Professional.
A curved Gorilla Glass again panel combines with a steel body to create a telephone that appears modern, feels wealthy and doesn’t disappoint alongside different telephones in the identical price-bracket.
Huawei Mate 10 Professional arms on gallery
The entrance of the telephone is severely screen-heavy, providing a 6-inch show expertise whereas sustaining a smaller footprint than the 5.5-inch iPhone Eight Plus.
Its 80.9% screen-to-bezel ratio additionally impresses in comparison with the classical iPhone 8 and eight Plus design, although isn’t fairly as gentle on bezels because the iPhone X. Just like the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Notice Eight and LG V30 although, the display screen’s facet ratio is ultra-wide with an 18:9 facet ratio.
OLED expertise with some added HDR10 assist mix to provides the Mate 10 Professional’s show ample punch and pop – greater than the comparatively muted Google Pixel 2 XL.
At full HD decision although, it doesn’t have the readability to compete with the likes of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Galaxy Notice Eight and S8 collection, neither is it fairly as breathtaking on the subject of colour replica because the latter two.
Regardless of this although, it nonetheless fares higher than the Google Pixel 2 and LG V30 on the subject of colour integrity and viewing angles, positioning it firmly in the midst of the premium smartphone display screen hierarchy.
Loaded up with a screen-protector pre-fitted, in addition to a gentle plastic case within the field, it’s additionally reassuring that you just gained’t must make any extra investments to maintain your expensive new smartphone protected against all sides.
Even with no case and display screen protector although, the Mate 10 Professional is a sturdy contender because of Gorilla Glass 5 on either side and IP67 water and dirt resistance.
The glass again has a slight curve throughout each axis, softening the texture considerably. It additionally seamlessly transitions into the high-gloss steel sides and produces a sufficiently straightforward to grip form and texture mixture.
Much less slippery than blasted steel it might be, however because of all of the glass, the Huawei Mate 10 Professional’s design can be rather more fingerprint-friendly.
The twin-camera leads to two mini digicam bumps, whereas the fingerprint scanner has a properly tactile recess to make sure a fast finger fumble will naturally discover it.
Whereas digicam bumps aren’t perfect, as with the Google Pixel 2, the very fact the cameras are bodily unbiased discs of glass signifies that a smashed again gained’t essentially imply a smashed digicam.
Simple to press buttons adorn the telephone’s right-side, a USB-C port is at its base whereas the SIM tray sits on the left-side. Because of this with no actual complaints on the subject of the design and display screen, save for the marginally irksome digicam bumps, issues have gotten off to a superb begin.
Add to that availability in 4 colours, Mocha Brown, Midnight Blue, Titanium Grey and Pink Gold, and there must be one thing for everybody within the Mate 10 Professional colour portfolio – even when their communications technique across the colours might do with some refining.