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Huawei Mate 10 vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro: Which Should You Buy?

By FonePaw | Nov 13 , 2017

Recently, Huawei has announced formally two high-end flagships at a launch event in Munich, Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, which are prominent products in this year. Comparing to other Mate predecessors, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are different in the appearance and hardware configurations. Which Huawei new smartphones should we buy? Let's discuss their features one by one.


Huawei Mate 10 Vs Mate 10 Pro




One of the notable features is the screen design of Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro look similar in their appearance. Both phones use all-glass design, with an aluminum rim to increase the rigidity. The back of Mate 10 Pro is slightly curved, while Mate 10 has a fairly slim bezel. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back of Mate 10 Pro, below the camera. The Mate 10 has a traditional fingerprint sensor on the front below the screen.


Huawei Mate 10 Design


The Huawei Mate 10 is designed to 150.5 x 77.8 x 8.2mm with 186g, while the Mate 10 Pro is 154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm and 178g, so generally the Mate 10 Pro is slimmer, longer and lighter than the Mate 10.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro Design


Moreover, the Mate 10 Pro has IP67 water and dust resistant, so you needn't worry if your phone drop into the one-meter water for a half hour. But The regular Mate 10 has an IP53 rating, only can resist general sprinkling water in daily life.


Mate 10 Pro IP67 Rating


Both Huawei Mate phones have various colors, and you can choose a favorite one. Mate 10 designs to comes with black, mocha brown, champagne gold and pink gold, whereas the Mate 10 Pro has pink gold, midnight blue, titanium gray and mocha brown.




Out of our expectation, the design displays of both phones are entirely different. Huawei Mate 10 is designed to a 5.9-inch 1,440 x 2,560 screen , and Mate 10 Pro has a 6.0-inch 1,080 x 2,160 display. Mate 10 runs on an IPS LCD screen with the 16:9 ratio, while Mate 10 Pro uses a superior AMOLED screen with a fashionable 18:9 aspect ratio. Therefore, the pixel density of the Mate 10 Pro is lower than the Mate 10's, at 402 ppi compared to 498 ppi. Both devices support HDR10 certification, though they need app updates, like YouTube and Netflix.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro Display




There are some notable new features to EMUI, as Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro all use the latest Android --version 8.0 Oreo. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro all have high performance and efficiency efficient processor. They are powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core and Huawei's all-new HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset with four cores, running at 2.36 GHz and four clocked at 1.8 GHz. This processor offers a 20% seed than the Kirin 960. Both phones all also come with a neural network processing unit (NPU), which can use AI to improve their performance and efficiency.


Mate 10 Pro Processor


Both the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are offered with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the Mate 10 Pro also comes with a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage option. The Mate 10 can support the expandable storage by inserting a microSD to 256 GB, while the Mate 10 Pro does not.




Huawei also supports a smart split-screen mode. If you want to watch a video and play a game in your Mate 10, you can tap a split-screen icon, and then the screen will appear a side-by-side window, so useful that you can enjoy video or game at the same time.


Huawei Mate 10 Vs Mate 10 Pro Fingerprint


On Mate 10, you have fingerprint scanner gestures, the floating dock, and on-screen button options, while you only get the latter two features on Mate 10 Pro.




The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro runs on a 20-megapixel monochrome alongside 12-megapixel RGB rear cameras. They both have a large f/1.6 aperture, which can provide great low light performance. There is a Portrait Mode providing a solid bokeh effect, so that it can blur the background. But only the RGB camera has the optical image stabilization.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro Rear Camera


Mate 10 Pro Photographs


As to the front camera, there is an 8-megapixel camera on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. You can take beautiful photos with your friends at any time.




Both phones have a large 4,000 mAh battery capacity with a non-removable battery and support Huawei Supercharge via 4.5V/5A charging brick. When you want to charge a fully-depleted device at power off, you can get 55-60 percent power in a half hour, and get 85-90 percent in almost an hour. At the same time, you can use fast-charging solution to charge by TÜV Rheinland. Unfortunately, the glass backs don't support for wireless charging.




The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro all provide "AI-powered battery management" to better allocate resources according to personal habits.




The Mate 10 goes on sale towards the end of October, while Mate 10 Pro will be available in Mid-November. The price of Mate 10 is $ 827, and Mate 10 Pro will be $945.


To conclude, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are high-end and excellent smartphones. Most of the people assume that the Mate 10 Pro will be more attractive than Mate 10, as it has better appearance design and more useful functions. However, Mate 10 is also a good alternative for its practical value.

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