Huawei Mate 10/Pro/Porsche Design: all new features

Huawei has just unveiled its new flagship phones: the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. And there is something special coming along too: a brand new Porsche Design Huawei Mate with maxed out 256 gigs of storage and a similarly extreme price.

The first two are the mainstream phone, while Porsche Design is a limited edition run, and all are designed to showcase the best of Huawei, with a focus on performance. That is taken care of a brand new chip inside, the Kirin 970, the world's first with a built-in neural engine.

So... what's the main difference between the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, you wonder? The screen: the Mate 10 comes with a 16:9 5.9-inch screen, while the Mate 10 Pro features a taller and narrower 18:9, 6-inch display.

But we want to dive deeper than just what's on the surface and understand what makes these big new phones different than all the iPhones, Samsung and others out there. Let's get to it right away...



1. androiduser

Posts: 557; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

This beast is unleashed

20. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

I can vouch from experience that Huawei makes high quality phones. When I had to give up my Note 7 twice, I bought a Nexus 6P as a temporary phone and I was surprised at how smooth that phone runs compared to all my previous Samsung flagships that had tons of bugs such as randomly dropping GPS that doesn't reconnect, 6 second random pauses, laggy performance, wobbling camera (note 3 only), etc. The Nexus 6P was near flawless. I used to think all android phones were slow and buggy and only Iphones deliver fast and reliable performance, but I was pleasantly surprised the Nexus 6P was "almost" as responsive as iphones and it was just Samsung phones that were laggy and buggy. Also the Nexus 6p camera with the NX v6 camera app actually takes pics that can capture noticeably more details than my Note 8 after hours of comparisons I performed. For those of you with the 6P, I highly recommend you download the NX camera app. With that said, I'm disappointed with the 1080p oled on the Mate 10 pro. Eventhough most people won't notice the difference between 1080p and 1440p (e.g., samsung phones are set to 1080p at default to score higher on battery tests), I like my phone at 1440p because I review tons of photos on my phone as part of my day to day job. Also curious if the oled on the Mate 10 and Iphone X is pentile. If not, then that would be a big advantage for these phones compared with the Galaxy phones.

2. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

LMAO $800 for an HUAWEI plus version? NICE TRY. there is zero reason to get this over iphone 8/iphone x/note 8/pixel xl.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Stop trolling and posting the same crap everywhere. You don't like it? Shove it up your end and move on.

13. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Weird omission considering both have dual sim anyway. But I'm okay with 128gb internals as I currently a phone and barely managed to half fill the internal storage.

6. androiduser

Posts: 557; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

You're retarded. This phone has better performance battery life and camera than all of the above. Why get the note 8 over it? Oh that's right just because of the s pen. The iPhone 8 over it? It's worse in every category except benchmarks!! Even at real life performance the Huawei will crush it since the note 8 is already faster than the iPhone 8. And the pixel xl 2 ? Front facing speakers and stock android but with ugly design and yes it has a good camera but only because of software and this Huawei mate 10 has way better camera hardware and we'll wait and see if thr software is good too

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

right, i guess you already got your hands on the phone since you know for sure the performance is better with the Huawei. here is so called leica camera huawei is basically paying leica to put their brand on their devices, nothing more.

10. androiduser

Posts: 557; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yes i know for sure that it will perform better than all other android phones, wanna bit? And everything i stated was a fact! The camera has way better hardware and you can go and compare camera hardware of both phones and see for yourself. Idk about software though

8. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

no one in their right mind would pay $800 for thisif given the choice between this phone and note 8/pixel/iphone 8 plus/iphone x.

9. androiduser

Posts: 557; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I would xD if it's best in almost every category then why tf wont i

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I kind of want the regular 10 because of the expandable storage option. I couldn't care less about the waterproofing.

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

this is why i kinda hate being stuck with samsung... they put everything you want in a phone... at least the S series

5. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

all this talk about Neural Processing/AI. You'd be lucky to see a chinese company continuing updating their phones next year, let alone allocating extra resources to improving and supporting their older phones with machine learning.

12. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Mate 10 has bigger screen than Mate 10 Pro. Probably the reason Mate 10 is QHD.

14. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 170; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I have read on other it does have 3.5mm audio jack as well sd card support.

15. Beijendorf unregistered

The Mate 10 has a 3.5 mm aux port and micro-SD expandable storage support, but only an IP53 rating as a result. The Mate 10 Pro dropped both the SD-card support and 3.5 mm aux port.

16. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

The Note 8 has both while still keeping a higher IP68 rating than even the Mate 10 Pro. Just Huawei being cheap in this case...

17. Beijendorf unregistered

As I wrote on another article, Huawei are not Samsung. If one company can do something it doesn't mean all companies can do it. The 3.5 mm port is also just another point of failure for the waterproofing combined with the wear it's subjected to. Samsung has reportedly had several devices fail their waterproofing too, and the water- and dustproofing is not something manufacturers cover in their warranty, so personally I'd rather just be rid of it and have one headache less.

18. etohme

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

True. I think they did a good presentation especially with there new AI

19. themobileupdates

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

i agree its worth reading this article

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