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Huawei Mate 10 Unboxing and First Impressions

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The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are the newest smartphones from Huawei. They are equipped with an Artificial Intelligence CPU which is responsible for understanding you and how you use your phone. On mobile photography, it can detect scenes and automatically adjust the right settings for it. Sounds cool right?

HUAWEI MATE 10 SPECS

  • 5.9-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) at 499 ppi
  • Hisilicon Kirin 970 Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Mali-G72 MP12
  • 64 GB expandable via microSD up to 256 GB
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Dual 20 MP f/1.6 +12 MP f/1.6 Leica optics rear cameras, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8 MP front camera with f/2.0
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0
  • LTE Cat.18 w/ VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC, Infrared
  • USB Type-C reversible connector
  • Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
  • 4000 mAh battery with Fast charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
  • P32,990

Related article: Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: Great in Everything

Recently, we have already publish our review about the Mate 10 Pro but to give you more choices on choosing which is which, join us on our Huawei Mate 10 unboxing.

HARDWARE AND DESIGN

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The Huawei Mate 10 has a very stunning and glamorous overall design with its metal and glass body. It has a corning gorilla glass back cover making every fingerprint smudges very easy to remove. We also love the symmetrical placement of the back panel’s elements.

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While on its front panel, this device only has a 16:9 aspect ratio as compared to its sibling which is the Mate 10 Pro with 18:9 aspect ratio. Its 5.99-inch screen was perfectly fitted by maintaining very thin bezels on its sides.

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Compared to the Mate 10 Pro, the fingerprint scanner on the Mate 10 was remained on the front panel.

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On its top, it has the microphone, IR blaster, and the 3.5mm headphone jack which is not present on the Mate 10 Pro.

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On its right side, it has the power button and the volume rockers.

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On its left side, it has a Hybrid SIM card tray. This means that you can either use two SIM cards or one microSD card and one SIM card.

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And on its bottom, it has a microphone, USB Type-C port, another microphone, and the speaker grills.

DISPLAY

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Equipped with a 5.9-inch screen and a Quad HD display with a 1440 x 2560 pixels in resolution, for sure, you will also love using it. The details are so clear and the colors are accurate.

SOFTWARES AND UI

The Huawei Mate 10 was already on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The UI is very clean and there are no too much third party apps installed on it. Since it is powered with flagship specifications, we don’t experienced any lags while browsing the device. You can also customize the interface with Huawei’s own theme changer app.

While on its camera, it has a clean and very easy to understand user interface, On the top are the quick access icons which includes the flash, aperture, portrait, moving picture, and color setting. You can also notice the flower icon on the bottom left corner which shows that the AI feature is working. In addition, it also has a lot of different camera mode that you cannot find on other brands like light painting and 3D Panorama.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

At the price of P32,990, the Hauawei Mate 10 is a real best value smartphone in the Philippine market today. It has the flagship-level specifications plus a dedicated AI chipset which will help you to maximize the usability of the phone. We are also very excited to test its camera because we know that it has a dual f/1.6 aperture on its back which are theoretically good in low lighting conditions. Until then, wait for our final review.