Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Thread

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  1. Dr. AMK

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    Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro hands-on!

    In a world where AI is at the forefront of innovation, is it finally time for a smartphone with AI at its core? Huawei seems to think so, and the company’s upcoming Mate 10 phone does exactly that. It’s the first smartphone to be powered by the Kirin 970, which comes with a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) for AI.


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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Uhmmm, don't just copy and paste entire articles, puts some quotation marks at least...

    Anyway, Mate 10 looks quite interesting. Has a big battery, headphone jack (lol, never expected this to become a deal breaker), micro SD card slot. Basically everything I need. So far it's either LG V30 or this.
     
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    OK, I'll edit.
    Is it OK now?
     
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    What I find odd about the trio is that the non-pro model has a 5.9-inch 1440p panel, though LCD instead of AMOLED, while the Pro and Porsche Design have 6.0-inch 1080p PenTile AMOLED panels... surely not the sharpest displays around. There's no excuse to find in the battery department, as all models, apart from the Mate 10 Lite, offer large 4000 mAh batteries. Add to that an audio jack, support for microSD, a lower price tag, and you have a phone more attractive than the company's premium offering.

    https://www.phonearena.com/news/Huawei-Mate-10-vs-Mate-10-Pro-differences_id98974
     
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    Yeah, I found it also to be strange that the premium phone has les features so to speak than the ordinary.
    Maybe they are trying to copy Pixel 2, who knows :D

    Other than 6 GB of RAM, Mate 10 Pro doesn't have to offer much...
     
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    Yeah, modern-day Android should multitask just fine with 4GB of RAM. I've noticed no apps closing on LineageOS with that amount. The main gripe about the Pixel 2 is how many people find its front-fascia unappealing, but tallness doesn't matter as much as wideness for usability and lots of reviewers prefer it over the XL since it's more grippy. With the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, the bezels are only slightly narrower on the Pro, and in return you get a physical home button on the regular Mate 10, which also means forgoing the rear fingerprint reader location. Personally, I like having it where my index finger rests on the back, the way LG's placed it since the G5, but having it up-front means being able to reach it when your phone's lying down. Speaking of the phones backs', they're almost indistinguishable, which again is a bit unusual for a pro and a non-pro offering.

    I actually found the Mate 9 Porsche Design to be a cool phone, despite its borderline ridiculous price premium, but they really dropped the ball on this year's model by releasing the 10 Pro at the same time, with only 256GB of internal storage, "Diamond Black", and a few extra goodies in the box to command a €1395 price. Heck, it's even lost 141 PPI in pixel density and its signature brushed metal look compared to last year.
     
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    One small thing that seems to have been overlooked is the superior IP-rating the Pro has over the regular Mate 10.
    It's also marginally slimmer and lighter too, despite the larger screen.

    It's not so much odd as it is disappointing.

    6" 'FHD+' AMOLED panels seem to be readily available, with a number of Chinese OEMs using them. I suspect that one of the few AMOLED panel manufacturers other than Samsung has cranked up production on them.
    Basically Huawei opted to save money rather than pay a bit more (probably to Samsung, which could be a factor) and ensure the Pro had a truly flagship-grade display - like I say, not odd so much as underwhelming.
     
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    Yes, the jump from IP53 to IP67 is rather substantial. I think most people are fine having a splash resistant phone when it's €100 lighter on the wallet than the closest alternative, however. Indeed, physical measurements are also slightly in the Pro's favour, but slight as they may be, they actually add up to something substantial, if one AndroidCentral editor is to be believed:
    Ouch. Better slap a case on that one.
    Not odd from a business perspective, but it is odd, and disappointing, in the eyes of potential customers. Even when using LCD, there are flagships sticking to 1080p, such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 – another 6-inch flagship. I believe some of these manufacturers think it's still acceptable to offer a significantly lower PPI than competitors since there used to be an argument about battery life. Well, that was back when your typical flagship was a 5-incher and SoCs weren't made to cope with WQHD efficiently. One glance at GSMAren's Note 8 review and it's clear that running Android at 1440p today only damages your runtime by a few minutes compared to 1080p. Yes, it's a cost-saving measure from Huawei. Maybe, just maybe, a supply issue too.
     
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    Huawei established a trend after releasing the Mate headsets. And I purchased it as a birthday gift for my wife. And it really worth the price. I got it from Amazon. This phone is dust-proof and waterproof, So I was worried about to protect it only from damage, And finally pre-ordered TopAce transparent case for this precious device from here. https://www.megebyte.com/best-huawei-mate-10-pro-cases-covers/
     
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    Congratulations, you are a good husband, and I'll do the same today, giving my wife a new mobile phone, happy wife is really something very important.
     
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