/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

Huawei's Mate 10 is one fabulous phablet

The phone features a 5.9-inch screen, a blazing fast processor, great cameras and an original design.

dvb-headshot-5
Daniel Van Boom
huawei-mate-10-16-copy
1 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

Here's the Mate 10, Huawei's latest phone. It ranks among some of the company's greatest.

huawei-mate-10-5-copy
2 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

It has a nice 5.9-inch, 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution display. 

huawei-mate-10-15
3 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

As is the case with flagship phones in 2017, the bezels are slight. 

huawei-mate-10-11-copy
4 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

There's just enough bezel on the bottom for Huawei to cram a home button/fingerprint scanner in there. 

huawei-mate-10-18
5 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

On the back are dual cameras. There's a 20MP monochrome shooter and 12MP camera combo.

huawei-mate-10-12-copy
6 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

On the front, you have an 8MP selfie camera.

huawei-mate-10-19
7 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

The phone is powered by Huawei's own Kirin 970 CPU, which is roughly as powerful as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

huawei-mate-10-6-copy
8 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

There's a neural processing unit, or NPU, in the processor that Huawei says helps with AI and learning.

huawei-mate-10-4-copy
9 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

That AI helps the phone cameras identify 13 different scenes, including person, flowers, cat or dog, and optimise settings accordingly before a photo is taken.

huawei-mate-10-3-copy
10 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

If the Mate 10 has a weakness, it's battery life. It scored just under 12 hours in our battery testing. Not terrible, but not great either.

huawei-mate-10-14
11 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

Click on for more shots of the Huawei Mate 10.

huawei-mate-10-2-copy-2
12 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET
huawei-mate-10-17
13 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET
huawei-mate-10-1-copy-2
14 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET
huawei-mate-10-13-copy
15 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET
huawei-mate-10-7-copy
16 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET
huawei-mate-10-8-copy
17 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET
huawei-mate-10-10
18 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET
huawei-mate-10-9
19 of 19 Ian Knighton/CNET

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
Global 2022 Ford Ranger gets stronger styling, more infotainment tech

More Galleries

Global 2022 Ford Ranger gets stronger styling, more infotainment tech

7 Photos
The new Kia Niro crossover has a lot more style

More Galleries

The new Kia Niro crossover has a lot more style

8 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
The 2022 Kia Stinger 2.5T is a lovely liftback

More Galleries

The 2022 Kia Stinger 2.5T is a lovely liftback

40 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos