So if I buy vanila mate10 I get Qhd display and 3.5mm jack while keeping the 16:9 ration and less bezels than pro and if I get mate10 pro I get fhd+ amoled, and water resistance
Mate10 is the clear winner unless lcd is deal breaker
Almost same specs, same great screen-to-body ratio, sharp screen.... and fingerprint on the front - whats there to think about. Always on? You got the watch.
Just to explain the math:
Huawei Mate 10 has dimensions of 150.5 x 77.8 mm and the exact dimension of its display is 130.56 x 73.44 mm. So it has vertical bezels of ~20mm and side bezels of ~4.35mm.
Pro has dimensions of 154.2 x 74.5 mm and its display measures 136.08 x 68.04 mm. So the respective bezels are ~18.1mm and ~6.45mm. So due to the side bezels being more, its STB ratio is slightly lower.
Huawei is the only company who made a brilliant move in the industry. Why? Because all the companies make the bigger version of the phone, greater than the normal one. But, with Huawei, they changed and reversed that policy. Now, the company made you to confuse on which phone would you choose out of the two, so, the non-pro version wouldn't lose sales and don't get forgotten, otherwise if Huawei wouldn't do this trick, the mate 10 (non pro version) it would have been forgotten and people, would buy the pro version.
Plus Huawei is showing you that the 18:9 aspect ratio isn't important when it comes to making a near bezel less. 18:9 is a sham. I wish if Sony would stick with the 16:9 and reduce their bezels very well. :(
The pro has slightly thicker side bezels than the regular mate 10 as per Huawei presentation. Should explain the overall screen to body ratio being lesser than regular mate 10.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2017Sorry but this screen is from Samsung.
Samsung does not use rgb matrix.
Because of this I'm passing on the mate 10 lineup altogether. If manufacturers start to withhold features and flip flop between normal, pro, extreme!, etc., then I don't need to support that cause.
AnonD-704058, 16 Oct 2017Honestly I prefer the plain Mate 10 because of 16:9 and LCD (I dont quite like Amoled).
But, ... moreif screen is bigger so there is no problem bezels to be also slighty bigger
its screen to body ratio no top and bottom bezels ratio
Honestly I prefer the plain Mate 10 because of 16:9 and LCD (I dont quite like Amoled).
But, there must be some math mistake here. How can the screen to body ratio be higher on plain Mate 10? If top and bottom bezels are clearly smaller on Pro and the sides appears to be the same, I dont see how... Anyway if I dont find a good deal for getting a Mate 10, I'll keep the Mate 9 one year more.
SZtadir, 16 Oct 201716:9 aspect ratio yields 81.7% screen to body ratio, while 18:9 aspect ratio yields 80% ratio?... moreI agree with you, I can grudgingly live with an LCD (especially one that's as good as the mate 10's), but that 3.5mm jack is a real deal breaker
SZtadir, 16 Oct 201716:9 aspect ratio yields 81.7% screen to body ratio, while 18:9 aspect ratio yields 80% ratio?... moreWe live in a crazy world where people talk about 18:9 like it's a "feature" because all the cool brands are doing it... the whole reason they ever moved away from 16:9 is because it was easier to shrink bezels on 18:9. 18:9 is a terrible compromise that causes shrinkage of media content by as much as half an inch diameter equivalent (i.e. 5.5" vids on 6")... I hope now that huawei has shown the world how it's done, the word gets spread and more bezelless 16:9 get designed, produced and bought so that 18:9 goes extinct again. It would be good riddance.
Spudly Mcgudly, 16 Oct 2017I get that the 18:9 (2:1.. please!) aspect ratio means that the Pro actually has a smaller scr... moreIt was announced so by Huawei themselves during launch. It may differ when done under proper trustable conditions since they may over exaggerate the ratios as seen from the example of Mi Mix an Mix 2
Good article. I noticed immediately that the pro version is the worse one of the two in most respects. There is also the fact that the normal version has a 720 nits brightness vs the typical 400 nits of amoled, meaning it will probably have a higher *perceptible* contrast in most real world situations. Amoled only has the contrast advantage in complete darkness when no brightness is needed to overcome ambient light reflection. And the amoled screen will have all the typical disadvantages of burn-in risk, color inaccuracy, production variations, pentile matrix, etc.
I get that the 18:9 (2:1.. please!) aspect ratio means that the Pro actually has a smaller screen surface area, but how can it have a lower screen to body ratio when it clearly has slimmer bezels in the picture? Even taking into account the surface area, a narrower phone with slimmer bezels must must be proportionately smaller, surely? Has anyone checked this? Do we know the phones dimensions?