Huawei Mate 10 Pro price cut at Best Buy brings it in line with Galaxy S9

Huawei Mate 10 Pro price cut at Best Buy brings it in line with Galaxy S9
Lawmakers forced US carriers to scrap the deal with Huawei on fine handsets like the Mate 10 Pro appearing in their portfolios, depriving subscribers of the chance to look beyond the Apple-Samsung duopoly there. While we can agree that carrier network equipment could potentially warrant a second opinion, crusading against consumer products by the third-largest cell phone maker on that ground set an interesting precedent, to say the least.

In any case, banned from listing its wares where the vast majority of US consumers shop for their phones - online and offline carrier stores - Huawei uploaded them at third-party retailers like Best Buy. Initially, the Mate 10 Pro, which has 80%+ screen-to-body ratio, and premium features like 10nm chipset, water-tight glass body, high-end dual camera and 4000 mAh battery, was listed at $799.99 there, but Best Buy is now running a $100 discount, which seems to be permanent.

At $699.99, the Mate 10 Pro is now in line with the Galaxy S9's $719.99 price, yet offers more memory and storage, larger screen estate, and way bigger battery, so it might be easier for Huawei to find buyers now. 

source: Best Buy

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Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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7 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I would pick up Mate 10 Pro over S9 "IF" Huawei has good marketing promotions like Samsung. Something like $300 off with trade-in .

2. Eclectech

Posts: 346; Member since: May 01, 2013

That Mate 10 Pro is a stunner with specs that eclipse the Galaxy S9. I'd much rather have it then buy another Galaxy. On a related note, my Galaxy S8 is for sale.

5. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I prefer Mate 10 Pro too, but it's difficult to adjustify the $300 to $400 difference with trade-in or even BOGO deal.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1201; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Add me in as well I think it is a better choice than the s9.

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Mate 10 Pro is worlds better than S9 imo. I'd pick it up over this year's Samsung flagship in a heart beat!

4. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Stateside, support is non-existent.

7. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Huawei has nailed hardware, but the issue remains spotty software, both in terms of optimisation and updates. If you think Samsung is bad with sporadic and increasing freezes and lags as time moves on, try a Huawei after 4-5 months. And the update schedule? Good luck with that. Late last year they supposedly said they will be more disciplined with this, but will see. Their hardware and design is indeed amazing, but a total ownership experience is a lot more.

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