Boy has it been one busy fall season so far! All the major players in the smartphone space have announced their offerings for the upcoming holiday season, including Huawei, who is banking on the Mate 10 Pro to make a splash stateside. On paper, Huawei's high-end is looking like a solid contender, but it is surely going to face stiff competition from direct rivals in the space – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel 2 XL, and Apple iPhone X, to name a few. So let's find out how the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will fit into the mix.

Design



Ditching the line's previous formats, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro instead dons a totally new, fresh-looking design that holds its own amongst its peers. Gone is the all-metal construction of its predecessor, replaced by a now-trendy glass-meets-metal-trim design. Even though this approach has been done countless times by now, Huawei's interpretation is differentiated, mostly by the signature stripe running across the camera lenses – adding a hint of charm to an otherwise typical design.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.93 x 0.31 inches

154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.28 oz (178 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)

LG V30

LG V30

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches

151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.93 x 0.31 inches

154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.28 oz (178 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)

LG V30

LG V30

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches

151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Display


Squeezing in a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 FullView OLED display, its all-screen and minimal bezel appearance is also attributed to the 18:9 aspect ratio it's sporting. Again, this is another trend that's been big throughout the year, so it's no surprise to find Huawei following suit. And they should, obviously, given how it helps to cram in more screen into the body.


All in all, there's very little to complain about. The display is more than detailed enough for our eyes, colors have an iridescent tone to them, and it manages to remain visible under direct sunlight. There's some distortion with the screen when tilting or viewing it at angles, usually giving it a colder (more bluish) tone, but it's not that distracting.



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53 Comments

1. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

8.5? This is the only phone that has attracted me in this last quarter of 2017.

39. cheetah2k

Posts: 2228; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

So having no expandable memory is not a Con for android phones now? Where are the bench mark graphs for performance and battery? Seems half assssed review... go back and do it again

42. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Like Pixel, One Plus, Xiaomi, Iphone not having expandable memory ?

47. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

For battery go to gsmarena, they're calculating the stand by time to and go figure, there the iphone is not the best reg. Battery life.

45. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

That's too bad

48. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

1 cons and yet they gave 8.5 and that cons isnt even a deal breaker.. wtfff

2. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I’m planing to buy this phone but came to know mate 10 and mate 10 Pro overheating changed my mind sad.

6. S4NDY

Posts: 233; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Overheating? If you talk a "google bug" (the phone becomes warm and battery drain fast) it's fixed

14. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

This the bench mark comparison video between note 8 (Exyons), IPhone 8 Plus and mate 10 Pro see how mate 10 Pro throttle so fast and lag in 3D bench! https://youtu.be/LluLmL_08eE PS. German reviewer just see the comparison

23. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

The video has been posted on October 18.

30. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Seriously that was early software they already sorted that in an update

3. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

So where's the battery life test??

19. notfair

Posts: 721; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

they can't share the results because probably they are over the roof putting to shame the competition...

24. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

It's a half baked review.

38. airoid

Posts: 126; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

You know it iphonearena if they post the battery results then it'll make iPhone look like toy comparing to mate 10's battery.

4. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

No battery test, no screen measurements, what happened?

7. sv1293

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

This is one lousy review!

40. cheetah2k

Posts: 2228; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Smoked too many cones and drunk too much pop.. the iPA crew are off their T1Ts

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

How can the review not contain battery test results...

9. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

One con = 8.5? iPhoneArena strikes again or am I missing something?

28. TheOracle1

Posts: 2221; Member since: May 04, 2015

They also missed several pros including dual-sim, AI capability, proper full-screen (aka no-notch), extremely fast fingerprint scanner and probably a few more I can't remember. The iPhone X has more cons but this is iPhonearena so I'm not surprised. Personally I'd get the regular Mate 10 for the 3.5mm jack, higher resolution screen, 16:9 ratio and smaller size.

35. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Not you Just PA- Missing consistency as always. Again PA reviews should not really be taken seriously until PA has a set standard in place that it adhered to regardless who the OEM is.

10. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Its a review with no stats ... Maybe they found out its cheaper phone but in some cases beating thier GOD like brand "Apple". So, no comparison, no challenge to Apple. Apple is the best ...... Well played PhoneArena .

11. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Battery life must be amazing!!

12. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Battery life must be amazing!!

13. zizo90

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 12, 2017

This phone doesn't have only one speaker as you mentioned.

15. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Funniest comment...."metal meets glass design is tiresome"...but the 4 iPhone 6 designs wasn't boring? You slayed me. Next article on a nice Android phone will be "rectangular phones that Android manfacturers keep producing are boring. It's all been done before. Rectangles, right, who needs them."

21. trueheart99

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Ya.. .Fcck me right? Even though Huawei's Honor 8 started the glass back trend last year, but if it's not on a Samsung or Apple it's tiresome...

25. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

No, it was Samsung Galaxy S6 but you are right.

31. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

No. It was the Honor 6 and Huawei P7.

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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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