Specs Comparison: Huawei P20 Pro vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei recently unveiled two new flagship smartphones and leading the P-series is the Huawei P20 Pro. It’s equipped with a Kirin 970 chipset, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 4,000mAh battery. There’s another smartphone though, that packs the same specs, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Let’s find out how different these phones are in our specs comparison below.
|Huawei P20 Pro||Huawei Mate 10 Pro|
|6.1-inch 2240 x 1080 OLED FullView display, 408ppi||6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) OLED FullView display, 402ppi|
|3D Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass (Front and Back)|
|HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)|
|Mali-G72 MP12 GPU||Mali G72-MP12 GPU|
|6GB RAM||6GB RAM|
|128GB internal storage||128GB internal storage|
|no microSD card slot||no microSD card slot|
|Leica triple rear caemeras: 40MP f/1.8 RGB sensor + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor + 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens triple Leica cameras w/ Huawei AIS, 5x Hybrid Zoom, AI Image Stabilization, LED flash||12MP + 20MP dual Leica optic rear cameras with Dual Tone LED Flash: f/1.6, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, LED flash|
|24MP f/2.0 front camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting||8MP f/2.0 front camera|
|4K and 960fps video recording||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps video recording|
|4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)||4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA|
|Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD||Bluetooth 4.2, BLE|
|GPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO||GPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1||USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1|
|IP67 water and dust resistance||IP67 water and dust resistance|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|Infrared Remote Control||Infrared Remote Control|
|Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.1)||Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)|
|4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management||4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management|
|155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm||154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm|
|180 g||178 g|
|Twilight, Pink Gold, Black, Midnight Blue, Champagne Gold||Midnight Blue, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown, Pink Gold|
Summary of advantages
Huawei P20 Pro:
* Slightly larger display
* Slightly higher resolution
* Triple rear cameras
* Higher resolution front camera
* 960fps video recording
* Updated Android Oreo and EMUI
Huawei Mate 10 Pro:
* Lower price tag
If we look at the advantages above, P20 Pro looked like a souped-up version of the Mate 10 Pro which is more evident in the cameras. The triple Leica camera system makes it the company’s mobile photography king. In fact, it’s DxOMark’s highest-ranked smartphone so far at 109 points, with the Mate 10 Pro trailing at 97 points. Those fond of selfies will be impressed as well with its 24MP front camera with AI beautification.
The P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro are both powered with the company’s Kirin 970 chipset with Neural Processing Unit (NPU), 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 4,000mAh battery. Given the similarities, we’re expecting almost the same level of performance here, although power consumption might be different considering the P20 Pro is running more advanced photography hardware. The P20 Pro also has an advantage of having an updated Android Oreo and EMUI version but the Mate 10 Pro could receive that as well in future updates.
Lastly, the price. The P20 Pro is priced at 899 Euros, while the Mate 10 Pro debuted at a lower 799 Euros. Considering that the latter is an older device, it will be priced even lower than the former when it launches locally.
To sum it up, if you’re looking for a smartphone with the best cameras in the market, the P20 Pro is the one to get, assuming that you are willing to pay the hefty price tag. If you have a lower budget, the Mate 10 Pro is the next best bet as it packs the same chipset, RAM, storage, and battery. It may not be a camera king but it has good cameras worthy of being in DxOMark’s top 10.