So, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro got just announced, and despite the name, it’s a slightly toned-down version of the Mate 10. Yes, it sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s how things work around here.  

The Mate 10 Pro brings along an OLED display though with a slightly lower Full HD resolution than the regular Mate 10: the latter has an LCD display with a Quad HD resolution of 1080 by 2560 pixels. Aside from that and a few other differences, the two devices share a ton of hardware similarities between one another. 

But how does this handset fare against the Galaxy S8+ and the iPhone 8 Plus as far as all the specs are considered? How do these three exceptional device compare one against the others, pound-for-pound?

It’s our job to find out!

Design
OS Android (8.0), Emotion UI Android (7.0) iOS (11.x)
Dimensions 6.07 x 2.93 x 0.31 inches (154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm) 6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm) 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
Weight 6.28 oz (178 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
6.10 oz (173 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
7.13 oz (202 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
Materials Main body: Glass; Accents: Metal Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Features Fingerprint (touch) Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch) Fingerprint (touch)
Rugged Water, Dust resistant Water, Dust resistant Water, Dust resistant
IP certified

IP certified – The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren’t specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

IP 68 IP 68 IP 67
Display
Physical size 6.0 inches 6.2 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

402 ppi 529 ppi 401 ppi

Technology

Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes.

Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed.

Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

OLED Super AMOLED IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio – Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

80.97 % 83.32 % 67.47 %
Colors 16 777 216   16 777 216
Peak brightness     625 cd/m2 (nit)
Camera
Camera 12 megapixels 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Flash Dual LED LED Quad LED
Aperture size

Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F1.6 F1.7 F1.8
Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) – The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

  26 mm  
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size – A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

  1/2.55″  
Pixel size

Pixel size – The size of an individual pixel on a camera’s sensor. The bigger, the better.

  1.4 μm 1.22 μm
Optical zoom     2.0 x
Hardware Features Dual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus Optical image stabilization, Autofocus Dual-camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software Features Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder 3840×2160 (4K) 3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560×1440 (QHD), 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (240 fps) 3840×2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
Features Video calling, Video sharing High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Front-facing camera 8 megapixels 8 megapixels 7 megapixels
Video capture   2560×1440 (QHD) 1920×1080 (1080p HD)
Hardware

System chip

System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

HiSilicon Kirin 970 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53 , 64-bit, 10 nm Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm Hexa-core, 64-bit, 10 nm

Graphics processor

Graphics processor – The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 540 Yes

System memory

System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

6 GB RAM / LPDDR4 4 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR4 3 GB RAM / LPDDR4

Built-in storage

Built-in storage – Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

128 GB 64 GB 256 GB

Storage expansion

Storage expansion – Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

  microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Battery

Capacity

Capacity – The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer’s unique usage pattern.

4000 mAh 3500 mAh 2691 mAh
Fast Charge Yes Yes Yes
Wireless charging   Built-in Built-in
Talk time   34.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1224 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1224 min)
Stand-by time   14.3 days (343 hours)
the average is 19 days (449 h)
 
Internet use      
3G   13 hours  
LTE   15 hours  
Wi-Fi   15 hours  
Music playback   78.00 hours 60.00 hours
Video playback   18.00 hours 14.00 hours
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Wireless screen share DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL Wireless screen share
Cellular
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz
LTE (FDD) Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32 Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30 Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
LTE (TDD) Bands 39 Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Data LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
Connectivity
Mobile Payment   Samsung Pay Apple Pay
Shopping information
MSRP price     $ 949



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