The Mate 10 is a great device & easily better than the other Pro & Porsche Design versions (More screen area, QHD vs FHD+,16:9 ratio and front fingerprint scanner and still a better Screen to body ratio than the others, 3.5 mm headphone jack and SD card slot and still much less expensive).
The only things better in the Pro & Porsche Design are more RAM/storage, IP67 protection and the AMOLED screen.
The other goodies such as the impressive front and back camera, the 4000 mAh, the promising Kirin 970 and the Infrared Blaster remain the same for the trio. The lack of Stereo speakers is a minor niggle though.....
But despite the Android 8.0 Oreo, the UI icons are still as pre-historic and dated as ever......
FinnishInquisition, 17 Oct 2017You truly have no idea how that monochrome sensor is used if you say that. Unlike LG or Apple ... moreI agree, huawei is only one that brigs hi res and hi sensitivity at once, wish other would. Phones are famous for bringing high resolution at high quality despite small bodies. Its just shame they not bring anything new to photography unlike apple or lg, just quality. Feels a bit like sony with its hw.
the best oversharpened camera phone. trees and leaves look quite natural.
samsung should learn from huawei and leica about how to oversharpen trees and grasses without destroying the quality.
Cod3rror, 16 Oct 2017Having a monochrome sensor is such a waste! Even the zoom is better. Wide angle lens is the best.You truly have no idea how that monochrome sensor is used if you say that. Unlike LG or Apple where the secondary camera is just a second stand-alone camera, the output from the monochrome sensor on Nokia and Huawei are used to improve resolution and light sensitivity of the colour output image. In other words, it's true computational photography, unlike the other solutions.
Manufacturers have always been able to slap a second camera on the back, so doing something like slapping a normal and a wide-angle camera on the back is nothing new or impressive. It hasn't been until recently that we've had enough processing power on the phones to do computational photography though. In other words, Huawei and Nokia are at the forefront, while Apple, LG and Samsung are taking a shortcut and rely on consumers not having a clue why smartphones started having more cameras on the back. They're cashing in on ignorance.
Google on the other hand have achieved computational imaging with a single set of lenses (but a split sensor). Arguably even more impressive.
Still keep my Mate9, 17 Oct 2017Nothing is worth upgrading from Mate9 to this Mate10, so disappointed. I'll buy it if it has... moreHuawei announced cheaper Mate 10 in Malaysia compare to Europe. So I would dig in as an upgrade for my Ancient Mate 8.
Imperator Neubaticus, 17 Oct 2017If you want actual photography, get a respectable dslr camera. Smartphone cameras are used vir... moreWrong. Smartphones have completely replaced point-and-shoot cameras, and therefore also need to behave like a quality camera. Besides, extremely few people own a DSLR, and even fewer would carry one around wherever they go. A smartphone camera need to be good enough to fill the role of a proper PaS camera for those who don't own or have a DSLR with them. Thinking smartphone photography is only for social media is frankly a bit daft.
nice phones,especially the mate 10,shame for the 1440p resolution,really not needed on these small screens,waste of battery time really.don't quite like the all glass design,not so solid and so resistant in time like metal back.a mate 10 with fullhd resolution would be the perfect smartphone.oh,and also with dt2w function.
anyway, good phone,but not worth 250 euro,i am keeping my mate 9 for now.nothing really worth upgrading,
FinnishInquisition, 16 Oct 2017You may be used to the extremely oversaturated shots of Samsung or the newest iPhone. Leica ha... moreIf you want actual photography, get a respectable dslr camera. Smartphone cameras are used virtually for social media these days.
Sukrpunch, 17 Oct 2017You think getting rid of the Microsd slot and 3.5mm jack makes a phone premium? Shucks.. Desig... moreQuestion to you! Are they the first ones to do that?? It's a fact removal of 3.5mm jack is going to be the trend even in coming years, so we can't help it!
Just want to point out that it's actually the Mate 10, not the Pro that has the larger screen.
Mate 10's 5.9" 16x9 screen = 14.87 sq. in.
Mate 10 Pro's 6" 18x9 screen = 14.40 sq. in.
From the article... "The Pro model packs a bigger screen into a narrower body"
Nothing is worth upgrading from Mate9 to this Mate10, so disappointed.
I'll buy it if it has wide angle lens as the second camera and one more thing make me disappointed is Huawei still doesnt bring DT2W feature back, it's missed from Mate9 as well, in Mate8 it's working perfectly. Shame on you
Was really looking forward to this device, but the AMOLED screen only being 1080 kills it for me. My last 3 phones have been 2k, and you can tell the difference. I'm not going backwards for the amount of $ here. On to the next option.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2017What about the speaker? Is it still stereo hybrid (front facing and bottom facing) or single b... moreYes it has stereo speakers. Front and bottom. Or check the review in unbox therapy to see for yourself..
"Much like on the Huawei P10 Plus, the RGB camera now has OIS, which is a step forward from the Mate 9"
Mate 9 had no optical stabilization for RGB and monochrome cameras??
You think getting rid of the Microsd slot and 3.5mm jack makes a phone premium? Shucks.. Designers at Huwaei seriously need some help.