Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9

Is it worth upgrading from the Mate 9 to Huawei’s latest flagship?
by
Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9

What makes the Huawei Mate 10 Pro so special?

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is available to buy from Carphone Warehouse right now. We think it’s a stunning smartphone with a lot to offer.

Further reading: Huawei Mate 10 Pro hands on.

But if you’ve already got a Huawei Mate 9, is it worth switching to the Mate 10 Pro? Will you notice many differences? You’ll find the answers below…

Design and display

The Mate 9 is an attractive phone, with a full-metal body and huge 5.9-inch display. But the Mate 10 Pro looks even more premium, with its aluminium frame coated in glass for a glossy finish.

Even though the Mate 10 Pro’s 6-inch display is larger than the Mate 9’s, it’s actually a smaller phone. That’s all down to some clever design work and slim bezels.

The Full HD AMOLED display on the Mate 10 Pro shows really vibrant colours and seriously deep blacks. When you compare it with the Mate 9’s standard LCD display, you can really tell the difference.

Camera

The Mate 9 has a great dual lens camera, with 12MP and 20MP lenses co-crafted by camera legends Leica for pin-sharp photography.

The Mate 10 Pro’s camera continues the relationship with Leica, and has almost the same specs as the Mate 9 but with one crucial difference – the aperture. It’s larger than the Mate 9’s, so it lets in more light for better night-time shots. And with the help of built-in artificial intelligence, the camera app recognises what you’re taking a picture of and adjusts its settings to give you the best image.

Under the hood

Inside the Mate 9 you’ll find a Kirin 960 chipset, supported by 4GB RAM and a massive 4,000mAh battery.

The Mate 10 Pro has exactly the same size battery as the Mate 9, but it’s actually longer lasting as it uses artificial intelligence to allocate power more effectively. It’s also running the latest Kirin 970 chipset with 6GB RAM, so it’s faster and more efficient.

Added extras

The Mate 10 Pro comes with the added option of being used as a desktop PC. Connect it to a monitor with a suitable cable, and it goes into desktop mode. You can even plug in a keyboard and mouse for the full PC experience.

Our verdict

The Mate 9 is only a year old, and it’s a premium phone with impressive specifications. But if you want a next level handset, the Mate 10 Pro is the one you need. It’s packed with groundbreaking features, and uses the very latest in artificial intelligence and camera technology to give you a unique smartphone experience.

0 Stars

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
We went hands on with the Huawei Ascend G7. Here are our thoughts on Huawei's recent big and beautif
We love metal phones. They’re smooth, good looking, and almost every manufacturer is making them. He
Huawei is hoping to take on the might of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and the Nexus 6 with the Ascend Mat

12 November, 2018
As we head towards the end of 2018, what better time to take a look at all the cool...
9 November, 2018
The latest camera phones like the Huawei P20 Pro have up to three cameras on the...
8 November, 2018
We’re at the Barbican Centre in London, where the Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has...
8 November, 2018
After years of rumours, Samsung has unveiled its first ever mobile phone at a conference...
6 November, 2018
Do you need to buy a Christmas present for the movie lover in your life? Then treat...

16 October, 2018
We’re at ExCel London, where Huawei has just unveiled its new Mate 20 Pro. And we’re...
10 October, 2018
The Google Pixel 3 has arrived. We were luck enough to get our hands on it recently,...
21 September, 2018
Apple Watch Series 4 truly breaks the mould, with some incredible new features and...
13 August, 2018
Samsung are back with perhaps their most exciting release of the summer – the Samsung...
26 June, 2018
Off the back of the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy A8 and the Galaxy A6, let us...
18 June, 2018
The new Samsung Galaxy A6 is a mid-range phone packed with premium tech, including...
12 June, 2018
The BlackBerry Key 2 truly is a thing of wonder, and it looks the part too. In this...
6 June, 2018
The LG G7 ThinQ is a stunning flagship phone, with an AI-powered camera and game...
25 May, 2018
The Nokia 1 is a budget smartphone running Android Oreo (Go edition). For the price,...
17 May, 2018
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is an affordable mid-range smartphone with some truly flagship...
10 May, 2018
The Nokia 8 Sirocco has launched. It's a luxury flagship handset, and it's been described...
25 April, 2018
The Motorola G6 Play and Motorola to G6 Plus are now available to pre-order. We delve...