Huawei mate 10+ and mate 10 pro

Huawai mate 10+ and mate 10 pro

Huawei’s latest Oreo-powered flagship phones combine AI smarts with dual f/1.6 cameras and, of course, enormous batteries.

If you look at the heritage of the Huawei Mate series, going all the way back to 2013’s Ascend Mateone thing stands out: These are big, beastly, sturdy phones. Unapologetically gigantic screens are paired with equally hefty batteries, signifying a phone that means business. It’s a formula that’s served Huawei fairly well over the years, even if recent models like the Mate 9 haven’t broken into Western markets as much as the company may have hoped.
With the latest Mate phones comes a pivot away from the tank-like aesthetic of Mates 7, 8 and 9. Along with all the generational improvements that come in any new flagship, the Mate 10 packs the technology we’d expect from the series into two of Huawei’s sleekest and most beautiful devices to date. Glass, not metal. Slim and light, not big and bulky. And a focus on the smaller model of the two, at least in the West.
Meet the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.
Like last year, Huawei is launching two new Mate phones for 2017. There’s the 5.9-inch Mate 10, with a normal-ish 16:9 aspect ratio — the same screen proportion as in years past. And there’s also the 6-inch Mate 10 Pro, which has a taller 18:9 display. (Because we’re dealing with two different aspect ratios herethe normal Mate 10 actually has the larger screen area. Geometry is weird like that.)


Aside from the regular Mate 10 looking a little short and squat compared to the Pro — a side effect of trimming down the bezels in all directions, while sticking at that 16:9 aspect ratio — both phones are very similar in what they do and how they look. So before we get stuck into the meat of this preview, let’s get the major differences out of the way.

The Mate 10 Pro gets you a maximum 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB, and 128GB of storage up from 64GB. The Pro uses an OLED panel instead of the regular Mate 10’s LCD, but at a lower resolution — Full HD+ (2160×1080) versus Quad HD (2560×1440). That means the Mate 10 Pro actually gets an on-paper downgrade in resolution compared to last year’s Quad HD Mate 9 Pro. Nevertheless, both displays look great, and it’s hard to complain when Samsung’s 6.2- and 6.3-inch panels default to Full HD+ in software.

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