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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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