Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review

October 30, 2017 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


The Huawei Mate 10 Pro was announced at the same time as the Huawei Mate 10. Both of the devices feature dual sensor cameras co-engineered with Leica, but the Pro has a very slightly larger screen (among other differences).

For the purposes of this review, we will be looking at the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but you should find that the camera performance is roughly the same in the standard Huawei Mate 10 phone.

The Mate 10 Pro has a 6-inch, 18x9 ratio screen, which is housed in the body of a 5.5-inch device. The cameras are dual sensor, with one being a 20 megapixel monochrome sensor, and the other being a 12 megapixel sensor which are designed to work together for better detail.

Other interesting features include IP67 water and dust resistance, optical image stabilisation, a wide aperture of f/1.6, and a Huawei hybrid zoom.

The phone also has an on-board artificial intelligence chip, which in terms of the camera means it can do things like intelligently recognise the subject you’re photographing, such as dogs, flowers and food, and helps with things such as creating a shallow depth of field effect and digital zoom.

Ease of Use

Despite the fact that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a very large screen, it goes right to the edges of the body of the phone, making it fit better in your hand than some other large screen phones (such as the iPhone 8 Plus). As a result, it’s possible to use it comfortably in one hand when doing normal “phone” type things, such as checking your email or replying to text messages.

A fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone can be used to unlock the phone. Once you’ve registered your fingerprint, simply touching it unlocks the phone pretty much instantly. The sensor is found just below the two camera lenses, so it makes sense to be careful that you don’t accidentally touch the lenses when unlocking the phone.

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Front of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The back of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is curved, and has a very shiny surface. It’s very susceptible to fingerprints, especially considering that you’re using your fingerprint to unlock the phone. It’s worth attaching a case to the phone, both in order to protect it from drops and knocks, and to prevent it from getting covered in fingerprints.

In order to access the camera, there are a couple of ways. If the screen is locked, you can swipe up from the bottom right hand corner of the screen to launch the app. Alternatively, if the screen is unlocked, you can tap the app icon - also in the bottom right hand corner - to open it.

Once open, the app offers a wealth of different options. By default, it will be shooting in fully automated mode, but if you drag up from the bottom of the screen (if holding it in portrait mode), you can activate the “Pro” mode. This gives you the opportunity to change key parameters, such as metering, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, exposure compensation and focusing method. There’s no way to change the aperture. To make a change to any setting, tap on the display at the bottom, then use the sliders to drag to the setting you want.

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Front of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

By swiping left on the main screen of the camera, you can access the different shooting modes available. The standard mode is the “Photo” mode, but you can also choose Monochrome, Video, HDR, 3D panorama, standard Panorama, Night Shot, Light Painting, Time-lapse, Slow-mo, Filter, Watermark and Document Scan. If you tap the “More” icon, you can add extra apps, such as “Good food”.

If you swipe right from the main screen, then you’ll be able to access the Settings menu. This gives you options to change a variety of settings, including resolution, switching on Raw format (something which is only available when shooting in Pro mode), adding GPS tags and watermarks and so on. You can also choose to switch on the Timer, and add options such as using the volume button on the side of the camera as a shutter release.

Along the top of the camera app (or left, if you’re holding the phone in landscape orientation), there’s a few additional options. Wide aperture mode is something which works with the phone’s on-board AI chip to create a shallow depth of field effect. You can choose between an aperture of f/0.95 up to f/16, and the phone will simulate that effect as if you were using a “real” camera. Tap on the subject to make it the focus point. As the effect is just that - an effect - the focus point, and the aperture selected, can be altered after you’ve taken the shot in playback.

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Rear of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Also at the top of the camera app, you’ll find the Portrait mode - which basically applies a “beauty” filter to enhance portraits, moving picture mode (in essence a short video clip alongside a still image which can be played back), colour mode, plus there’s the ability to switch to using the front camera.

In order to actually take a picture - there are a couple of different options. As already mentioned, you can use the physical button on the side of the phone to release the shutter. Alternatively, you can push a virtual shutter button displayed in the camera app itself, and finally, you can also use the fingerprint sensor by holding down your finger on the sensor for a couple of seconds.

You can also record video with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. First, you need to switch into video mode by tapping the video icon at the bottom of the screen. If you swipe right while in video mode you’ll see that you can choose different resolutions, including 4K and Full HD.

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The Huawei Mate 10 Pro In-hand

The phone’s on-board AI chip is capable of recognising different subjects when you point the camera at something. You’ll know if it’s recognised something if you see a small icon appear in the bottom left hand corner of the screen, for example if you point the camera at a dog, it’ll show a small icon of a dog. It’s clever stuff that’s designed to apply the best settings for each subject.

Another use of on-board AI chip is for the digital zoom. You can zoom into the scene by using a pinch to zoom motion on the main camera screen.  It’s worth noting that you can’t use the digital zoom if you choose to shoot in the highest resolution of 20 megapixels - instead you need to shoot in 12 megapixels or fewer.

Battery life is often problematic with the modern smartphone, but Huawei has made much of its long-lasting and fast-charging battery. Inside the Mate 10 Pro is a 4,000mAH battery which boasts very long battery life which should more than see you through the average day, even with relatively heavy usage of the camera. Furthermore, it’s also compatible with “Super Charge” if you charge it using the supplied charger in the box - this sees the device charged up to 58% from dead in around half an hour and is great when you need a quick power boost.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 20 megapixel JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 4Mb.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a very well rounded camera, in terms of specifications, and the things that you can do with the camera which is above and beyond what might be typically available on an average smartphone.

In good light, images are well saturated and vibrant, but they aren’t any more special than similarly specced camera phones on the market. It’s other areas where the Huawei Mate 10 Pro excels in.

Thanks to the world’s widest aperture lenses (both are f/1.6), the Huawei performs pretty well in low light, while the range of shooting modes delivers some interesting results.

The shallow depth of field effect works well with some subjects, but as is often the case with this kind of thing, can look very fake if you examine too closely - or if the subject itself is relatively detailed. If you’re only sharing at small sizes, it’s enough to elicit a positive response on social media and the like though.

Automatic white balance copes very well when presented with artificial light, and produces accurate colours in a range of other lighting conditions too. Generally speaking, exposures are well balanced, except in some high contrast situations - which you might expect to be the case.

Being able to take manual control, along with shooting in raw format, makes the Huawei Mate 10 Pro appealing to enthusiast photographers - the universal DNG format meaning you can use whatever photo editing software you like with these files. The raw files deliver a little more detail, but a lot more noise - something which you can adjust in post processing.

Generally speaking, JPEGs deliver a pleasing amount of detail - macro subjects fare well when you get close to the subject, while the overall impression of detail - certainly at smaller social sizes - is very good.

The digital zoom is pretty good - for a digital zoom. It’s certainly useable if you’re desperate to get closer to the subject, but if you can physically move yourself closer, then we’d always recommend that.


The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has 7 manually-selectable ISO sensitivity settings available at full resolution, ranging between ISO 50 and ISO 3200.


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Focal Range

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro's fixed focal length lens is equivalent to 29mm in 35mm camera terms. Digital zoom is available, but with a corresponding reduction in image sharpness.




The Huawei Mate 10 Pro able to focus as close as 5cm from a subject. We found this claim to be accurate, though autofocusing does occasionally struggle to lock on at this kind of range.




The Huawei Mate 10 Pro uses a twin-ED flash, and as usual for this technology, it gives a weaker flash burst than a standard xenon camera flash.

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Long Exposure

Thanks to the optical image stabilisation and a wide f/1.6 maximum aperture, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro performs fairly well at night. This image was taken at the camera's ISO 50 sensitivity at a shutter speed of 30 seconds, and though there's some noise and detail smoothing, the result is still comparable to what a typical compact camera would produce.




The Huawei Mate 10 Pro's automatic sweep panorama mode works well and lets you stop panning at will. The results aren't always perfect, but ghosting is rare. Unlike most regular camera panorama modes which produce significantly downsized images, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro has enough processing power to capture at high resolutions, so panoramas are usually around 3000 vertical pixels.


Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera, which were all taken using the 12 megapixel JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Huawei RAW (DNG) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movies & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 18 second movie is 56.9Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1280 pixels at 60 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 58.1Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1280 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 35.1Mb in size.

This is a sample slow-motion movie at the quality setting of 1920x1280 pixels at 120 frames per second. Please note that this 18 second movie is 38.1Mb in size.

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There’s a lot to like about the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. If your main consideration when you’re buying a smartphone is both how well the camera performs, and how much control you can take over shooting, then it’s definitely worthy of your consideration. 

One of the best things about the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is its very impressive battery life. I’m used to using an iPhone, where I’m lucky if I make it to midday without having to plug it in - the Huawei Mate 10 Pro routinely lasted 2-3 days without needing a charge. While it’s true that I perhaps wasn’t using it as intensively as I might do my iPhone, I’m confident that the claims of at least a full day’s charge, even for very heavy users, is true. 

In terms of the camera itself, in terms of sheer scope, it’s one of the best currently available on the market. Allowing you to take full manual control is definitely a bonus for those who crave it, as is shooting in raw format. The images are very pleasing, with a satisfying amount of detail and saturation, and with impressive performance in low light. 

The onboard AI chip comes in handy to help produce a decent digital zoom, apply the best settings depending on the subject, and to create a reasonably impressive shallow depth of field effect - especially if you’re not scrutinising the resulting images too closely. 

If you’re stuck between the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, consider that the Pro has a (slightly) larger screen, better battery life and water and dust proofing. You can also get the Pro with more storage space - up to 128GB (although the Mate 10 you can add MicroSD cards for extra storage, whereas you can’t with the Mate 10 Pro). For those features, there’s an extra outlay, as you’d expect, but for everything extra you get it, it feels like a worthy bump in price. 

In terms of value for money, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is significantly cheaper than the iPhone X, something which it is pitching itself against. It’s closer in price to the other popular phone in this genre, the Samsung Galaxy S8, making it a good value proposition for a high-end phone. 

Overall, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro / Mate 10 offers a very good camera for photographers looking for a phone which offers a lot to the enthusiast. 

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4.5

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is the first version of the most popular smartphone in the world to offer not one, but two integrated cameras. The iPhone 7 Plus also offers photographers 12 megapixel resolution and 4K video recording, plus the intriguing new portrait mode which uses both lenses to recreate the defocused look of a DSLR with a wide aperture lens. Read our in-depth Apple iPhone 7 Plus review, complete with full-size sample images, test shots, videos and more...

Apple iPhone 7

The Apple iPhone 7 is the newest version of the most popular smartphone in the world, offering photographers 12 megapixel resolution, an f/1.8 28mm lens with optical image stabilisation, and 4K video recording. Read our in-depth Apple iPhone 7 review, complete with full-size sample images, test shots, videos and more...

HTC 10

The HTC 10 is a new flagship Android smartphone with a 12 UltraPixel sensor, OIS in both its front and back cameras, bright f/1.8 lens, 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, RAW file support and 4K video recording. Read our HTC 10 review to find out if it's the best smartphone for avid photographers...

Huawei P10 Plus

The new Huawei P10 Plus smartphone has once again been co-developed with Leica, this time around focusing on delivering "stunning artistic portrait shots in the Leica image style". Is this the best smartphone for photographers? Find out by reading our in-depth Huawei P10 Plus review...

Samsung Galaxy S6

The Galaxy S6 is Samsung's flagship smartphone, offering photographers a 16 megapixel sensor, a 28mm f/1.9 lens with optical image stabilisation, and UHD movie recording. Can the Samsung Galaxy S6 replace a compact camera? Find out by reading our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S6 review...

Sony Xperia XZ

The Sony Xperia XZ is a new photography-focused premium smartphone, featuring a 23-megapixel primary camera with a 1/2.3"-type Exmor RS imaging chip. Read our in-depth Sony Xperia XZ review now...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro from around the web. »

Talk about arriving just at the right moment. Despite Huawei having its fair share of ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market - the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark this year, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9 - that's not a patch on Google's quality control issues with the Pixel 2 XL, or LG's quiet plogging-alongness with the LG V30.
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Not only is the Huawei Mate 10 Pro the most impressive device we’ve seen from Huawei to date, it’s also one of the most impressive flagships currently on the market, undercutting the competition while offering more in some key areas.
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The Huawei Mate 10 series is all about promises: the promise of AI on your smartphone; the promise of a rising star in the industry; the promise of a better long-term future for your device.
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74.5 mm


154.2 mm


7.9 mm


About 178 g

*Product size, product weight, and related specifications are theoretical values only. Actual measurements between individual products may vary. All specifications are subject to the actual product.

  • Midnight Blue
  • Titanium Grey
  • Mocha Brown

6.0" HUAWEI FullView Display
18:9 OLED Display
2160 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi
16.7M Colours, Colour Saturation(NTSC): 112%
High Contrast: 70000:1 (Typical)


HUAWEI Kirin 970
Octa-core CPU (4*Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz) + i7 co-processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
NPU: Neural Network Processing Unit

Operation System

Android™ 8.0


6GB RAM + 128GB ROM*

*Due to limitations in CPU processing power, memory used by the operating system and pre-installed applications, the actual space available to users may be less than the stated memory capacity. Actual memory space may change due to application updates, user operations, and other related factors.


FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/32
TD-LTE:Band 34/38/39/40
UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA + /DC-HSDPA: Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/32
TD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40
UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA + /DC-HSDPA: Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/32
TD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40
UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz




Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
BT4.2, support BLE
Support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio
USB Type C
DisplayPort 1.2


Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, Barometer, Infrared Remote Control


Main Camera
20MP Monochrome + 12MP RGB, f/1.6
OIS (Optical image stablisation)
Dual-LED flash
PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth Auto Focus
2x Hybrid Zoom
4K Video Recording

Front Camera
8MP FF, f/2.0


Audio File Formats


Video File Formats

Emotion UI

EMUI 8.0


4000mAh (Typical Value)*

*Typical value. Actual capacity may vary slightly.
This capacity is the nominal battery capacity. The actual battery capacity for each individual phone may be slightly above or below the nominal battery capacity.

Dual SIM Support

Single SIM

Dual SIM


NFC supported

In The Box

USB-C Earphones×1
USB-C Cable×1
USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter ×1
Flexible Clear Case×1
Quick Start Guide×1
Eject Tool x 1


The HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware to deliver a faster, more customised mobile experience. 

The HUAWEI Mate 10 is priced at €699, the Mate 10 Pro at €799, and the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 at €1395.

Huawei UK Press Release

Huawei Unveils the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

Introducing the next era of mobile: Smartphones with the world's first Kirin AI processor deliver a faster, more customised mobile experience 

MUNICH – October 16, 2017 – Today in Munich, Huawei announced the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, introducing the world to its new range of AI-enabled smartphones. 

The HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware, the Kirin 970 chipset and EMUI 8.0. Building on the success of its predecessor, the Huawei Mate 9, the new products will offer product performance, long-lasting battery life and new Leica Dual Camera technology all in a sleek, compact, design.

As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer a virtual concept but something that intertwines with our daily life. AI can enhance the user experience; provide valuable services and improve product performance,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series introduces the first mobile AI-specific Neural Network Processing Unit, launching a new era of intelligent smartphones.”

Key features include:

  • Kirin 970, the world’s first AI processor for smartphones with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU) meaning the phone thinks and learns like the human brain;
  • A 3D Glass Body with a barely-there-bezel, HUAWEI FullView Display and HDR10 supported technology for intensely vivid and brighter colours, clarity and depth regardless of streaming platform;
  • TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certified HUAWEI SuperCharge and 4000 mAh battery with AI-powered Battery Management (the only manufacturer to receive this certification meaning charging is not only fast, but also safe); 
  • New Leica Dual Camera with SUMMILUX-H lenses, with both featuring an aperture of f/1.6, and intelligent photography including AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition and AI-powered Bokeh Effect meaning the camera intelligently detects the right mode for the scene being photographed;
  • An all-new, simplified EMUI 8.0 based on Android™ 8.0 combining the best from Huawei and the latest from Android.

Not Just a Smartphone: An intelligent Machine

Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro are the first devices powered by the new Kirin 970 processor which changes the phone from just ‘smart’ to ‘intelligent’ leveraging AI technology for a faster, more customised mobile experience. The Kirin 970 chip is built using an advanced TSMC 10nm semiconductor manufacturing process, and features an octa-core ARM Cortex CPU, a first-to-market Mali G72 12-core GPU and the first NPU designed specifically for a mobile device. The Kirin 970 also has a new dual ISP for AI-powered intelligent photography.

5x better performance and 50x greater energy efficiency for AI-related tasks, compared to four Cortex-A73 cores. ¹ The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series is also the world’s fastest smartphone which supports super-fast LTE connectivity and download speeds. The device comes with the world’s first dual 4G SIM support and dual VoLTE connections.

By combining individual and collective intelligence with on-device AI powered by the Kirin 970, the new HUAWEI Mate Series delivers real-time responses, including AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition and an AI Accelerated Translator. Kirin 970 is an open, mobile AI computing platform for third parties to create new and imaginative AI applications.

Sleek Design for New Levels of Sophistication and Comfort

Featuring an all-new HUAWEI FullView Display, the HUAWEI Mate 10 boasts a stunning 5.9-inch screen with a 16:9 display, a barely-there-bezel and HDR10 to support vivid colours. Mate 10 Pro also features an 18:9 OLED display, high screen-to-body ratio and HDR10 for dynamic video viewing.

D Glass Body, which is beautifully and symmetrically curved on all four sides for an ergonomic hold with a reflective band design on the back to highlight the New Leica Dual Camera. Designed with everyday functionality in mind, the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro is also IP67 water and dust resistant.

Enter a new era with Leica Dual Camera and AI-powered Battery Management

Huawei has again partnered with iconic camera brand Leica to co-engineer the dual lens camera for the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro. They combine 12-megapixel RGB + 20-megapixel monochrome sensors, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), dual lenses with the world’s largest aperture of f/1.6, AI-powered Bokeh Effect and AI-powered Digital Zoom. New AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition, which automatically chooses camera settings based on the object and scene, supports an advanced AI-powered Digital Zoom function with AI Motion Detection for clearer and sharper pictures.

To keep users connected, the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro features a 4000 mAh high-density battery with a smart battery management system that understands user behaviour and intelligently allocates resources to maximise battery life. It supports 4.5V / 5A low-voltage fast charging, powering the device from 1 percent to 20 percent in just 10 minutes, and 1 percent to 58 percent in 30 minutes. ² Additionally, HUAWEI SuperCharge is the world’s first fast charging technology to receive TÜV Fast-Charge Safety Certification, ensuring safe end-to-end charging.

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro with Huawei’s all-new EMUI 8.0 powered by Android™ 8.0. Features include; an AI Engine to leverage the capabilities of the Kirin 970; an AI Accelerated translator to deliver faster and more accurate interactive translation; an easy projection feature to connect the new Huawei Mate Series to a larger screen; support for a full desktop experience – to either mirror or extend the smartphone display like a PC.

Pair the Mate 10 with all-new accessories

Launched with three HUAWEI Mate 10 accessories the EnVizion 360 Camera, SuperCharge™ Power Bank, and Smart Scale .

  • The EnVizion 360 Camera to shoot 5K photos and 360-degree 2K videos with multiple viewing modes for users to share across their social media channels.
  • Huawei’s SuperCharge™ Power Bank which supports a 4.5V / 5A low-voltage fast charge.
  • The Smart Scale that can monitor and analyse health information such as body fat percentage and Body Mass Index through a mobile app.

Pricing and Availability

Mate 10 will be available from late October in countries including Mexico, Spain and UAE. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will then be available from mid-November in more than two dozen countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Thailand, Ireland and the UK. The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 will also be available will also be available from mid-November.



Europe Price


HUAWEI Mate 10

64GB + 4GB


Late October 2017

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro



Mid-November 2017


256GB + 6GB


Mid-November 2017

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¹Based on Huawei’s laboratory testing results.

²Based on Huawei laboratory testing results. In the test, the device was charged from 1 percent battery with the display off, through the HUAWEI SuperCharge charger and cable, in an environment with a 4G network, 25°C temperature, and relatively humidity of 45-80 percent.

First Impressions

We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro - Ease of Use

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

"This is not a smartphone, this is an intelligent machine"

The Mate 10 is the first device from Hauwei to feature built-in AI, employing a Kirin 970 processor to enable neural network computing (NPU). This means that the Mate 10 Pro can learn how you use the device and adapt its behavior accordingly, all without having to connect to the cloud. Impressive stuff.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Available in blue, grey, gold and brown, the Mate 10 Pro has a 6 inch, 18x9 ratio, full view display that supports the latest HDR10 content. The 6 inch screen is actually housed inside a 5.5 inch body that can be held comfortably in one hand. There's a curved glass rear, a departure from the metal bodies of previous Huawei phones, and the Mate 10 Pro is rated to IP67 water and dust resistant.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

"Intelligent photography"

The Huawei 10 Mate Pro is claimed to be 5x faster than the iPhone 7 Plus, and is capable of recognising 2000 images in 1 minutes thanks to the on-board NPU. This latest Mate device takes a "full holistic approach" to photography, marrying a dual camera, dual ISP and AI engine together which Huawei claims is like "adding a brain".

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Other key camera features include a fully manual shooting mode, dual Leica f/1.6 lenses, a 12 megapixel RGB sensor and 20 megapixel monochrome sensor, 4-in hybrid autofocus system, enhanced noise reduction, and 4-level motion detection.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a built-in database of over 100 million machine learned images that enable precise object recognition, with the camera intelligently adjusting its settings to suit. We had a brief play with the Mate 10 Pro and indeed found that it was capable of recognising a ballet dancer, green foliage and a very dark neon sign, each time adjusting the camera's shooting mode and settings to correctly capture the subject.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro - Image Quality

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With dual cameras and sensors, not to mention the cutting-edge AI system , the Huawei Mate 10 Pro certainly looks promising on paper, and from what we've seen from a short hands-on session with a prototype device, image quality looks very good indeed. We'll make sure to share some full-size JPEG and Raw samples as soon as we can.

On the video side, it can record 4K movies at up to 60fps, which is going to seriously delight people looking for 4K recording from their phone.

We've only had a very limited time with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro so far, but the early signs are very promising...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro - Early Verdict

In terms of specification, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is clearly taking on the likes of the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy 8, and it'll be interesting to see if Huawei can make any headway against these smartphone giants. The Mate 10 certainly has a lot to offer the avid photographer, continuing the partnership with Leica, so we'll definitetely be taking a more in-depth look in a future Huawei Mate 10 Pro review.

So what do you think of the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro? Leave a comment below..

Hands On

Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone.

A gallery of hands-on photos of the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone.

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Preview Images

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a full production version of the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone. The Mate 10 Pro is a new flagship smartphone with built-in artifical intelligence, dual cameras, f/1.6 lenses and Raw file support.

A gallery of sample JPEG images taken with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Sample Images

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2140 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 18 second movie is 56.9Mb in size.

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