Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro: What's changed?

Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro: What’s changed?

Huawei finally released their new Mate 20 series, and like any other successors, the come with significant upgrades over the older models. Today, we’ll put the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro side-by-side to see how much has improved. Let’s start!

Here are their detailed specs:

 Huawei Mate 20 ProHuawei Mate 10 Pro
Display6.39" 19.5:9 2K+ (1440 x 3120) OLED display, 538ppi, 87.6% screen-to-body-ratio6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) OLED FullView display, 402ppi, 81.6% screen-to-body ratio
CPUKirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core processor (2x Cortex A76 2.6GHz + 2x Cortex A76 1.92GHz + 4x Cortex A55 1.8GHz)HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)
GPUMali-G76 MP10Mali G72-MP12 GPU
Storage128GB, 256GB128GB
Expandable storageup to 256GB via NM cardn/a
Rear camera40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8) + 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2) + 8MP (Telephoto, f/2.4) Leica Triple cameras, AI Stabilization12MP + 20MP dual Leica optic rear cameras with Dual Tone LED Flash: f/1.6, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, LED flash
Front camera24MP, f/2.0, 3D Depth Sensing8MP f/2.0 front camera
SIMDual SIMSingle/Dual-SIM
LTE4G LTE Cat. 214G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4GHz and 5GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA AudioBluetooth 4.2, BLE
GPSDual GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band), QZSSGPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Biometrics~ In-screen fingerprint scanner
~ 3D Face Unlock
~ Fingerprint scanner
~ Face Unlock
3.5mm audio portn/an/a
IR BlastersYesyes
Features~ IP68 resistance
~ Invisible Dual speakers
~ App Twin
~ Google AR Core
~ 3D Live Emojis
- IP67 water and dust resistance
- Infrared Remote Control
USBUSB Type-C 3.1USB Type-C 3.1
Battery~ 4,200mAh battery with SuperCharge
~ Wireless Charging Support
~ Wireless Reverse Charging
4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management
OSEMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)
Dimensions, Weight157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm, 189 g154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm
ColorEmerald Green, Midnight Blue, Classical Black, Twilight, Pink GoldMidnight Blue, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown, Pink Gold

So, what did Huawei change with the Mate 20 Pro from the Mate 10 Pro?

  • Larger screen size
  • Higher screen resolution
  • Higher pixel density
  • Better performing CPU
  • Better performing GPU
  • Larger RAM capacity
  • Larger internal storage capacity
  • Expandable storage via Nano-Memory card
  • Triple Leica rear cameras Setup
  • Higher main rear camera resolution
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • 3D Depth Sensing
  • Underwater shooting mode
  • AI portrait color mode
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dual GPS
  • QZSS
  • 4G LTE Cat. 21
  • In-Screen fingerprint scanner
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Wireless charging support
  • Wireless reverse charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box

In terms of design, Huawei implemented a notch design in the Mate 20 Pro which the Mate 10 Pro doesn’t have. Another thing to note is it has a square-like rear camera setup which, personally, looks cleaner and more organized.

Looking at the display, we see that the Mate 20 Pro has a larger screen size, aspect ratio, resolution but retaining the same OLED panel. These changes are actually great especially for users who are fond of watching and streaming videos.

The Kirin 980 is Huawei’s latest flagship chipset that is equipped in the Mate 20 Pro. We also made an initial AnTuTu benchmark result which yielded a 33% increased score as compared with the P20 Pro equipped with the Kirin 970 — the same chipset that the Mate 10 Pro has (Check it out here). This simply means that the former has a faster and better performance in terms of CPU and gaming capabilities.


One major upgrade is the Mate 20 Pro’s Leica triple camera set up. It is significantly superior in terms of camera features and capabilities than the Mate 10 Pro. The former also comes with an Underwater shooting mode and an AI portrait color mode along with other features that we’ll discuss once our full review is out.

The front shooter of the Mate 20 Pro has a significantly higher resolution than the Mate 10 Pro so you can expect sharper selfies with it. Not to mention it also has support for 3D Live Emojis thanks to the 3D Depth Sensing camera.

Huawei is full of jabs and surprises, and by jabs, I mean they took a full swing at Apple’s iPhone Xs series. The Mate 20 Pro now supports wireless charging and even comes with a new wireless reverse charging, which is really cool. It also has a larger battery by 200mAh so we’re expecting a better battery life. We’ll know once our full review is out.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is priced at EUR1,049 (~Php65,500) while the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is currently priced at PHP 33,990. Local pricing of the Mate 20 Pro is yet to be announced.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Check this out –> Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Comparison Review

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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