Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 10 Porsche Design - what's different?

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 10 Porsche Design - what's different?
Since last week, two of Huawei's newest high-end smartphones - Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design - are available to pre-order in the US. Both are offered unlocked, and will work on GSM/LTE carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T. While the Mate 10 Pro costs $799.99, the Mate 10 Porsche Design breaks the $1,000 barrier, as it's sold for $1,225 (thus being more expensive than Apple's iPhone X).

But what's so different about the Mate 10 Porsche Design that Huawei dares asking an extra $425 for it? Well, let's find out.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design are similar in many regards, including size, weight, and screen diagonal and resolution (6 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels). The handsets are powered by the same processor (octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970), have the same front and rear cameras, and similarly-sized 4000 mAh batteries. Furthermore, both phones offer 6 GB of RAM, and are dust- and water-resistant. The only internal difference between the two devices is related to storage space - the Mate 10 Pro has 128 GB, while the Mate 10 Porsche Design doubles that to 256 GB. 

A more obvious difference is related to the phones' appearance. The Mate 10 Pro is available in either Titanium Gray, or Midnight Blue, while the Mate 10 Porsche Design comes in a single, exclusive Diamond Black color, with a distinctive rear pattern and Porsche Design branding. Take a look at the three color variants below. 


Compared to the Mate 10 Pro, the Mate 10 Porsche Design has some extras in the box, including a soft black grain leather case, a car charger, and a Porsche Design VIP card. Moreover, while both smartphones run Android 8 Oreo with Huawei's EMUI, the interface of the Porsche Design handset is customized to reflect its branding.  

From a practical point of view, we'd say the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design is not worth the extra $425, as the Mate 10 Pro offers the very same performance and specs (the halved internal memory doesn't matter that much, as 128 GB is aplenty anyway). Then again, the Porsche Design Mate 10 is made for people who can afford to buy expensive things without questioning their practicality.  

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design


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