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Each year Huawei pushes the boundaries of phone design. The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro shake things up in several ways. But the one you’ll probably notice first is the screen.

They make older-generation smartphones look like picture frames, their borders seeming a waste of space. A barely-there bezel makes the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro almost all-screen. Huawei calls this HUAWEI FullView Display, and it’s worth celebrating.

The result is that even though the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro have huge 5.9-inch and 6-inch screens, the phones themselves are incredibly easy to handle. You don’t need to take up thumb yoga just to use them.

There’s a few millimetres above and below the screen, handy for resting your thumbs when playing a game or watching a movie. But to each side? There’s barely any extra space at all.

It’s this HUAWEI FullView Display style that instantly marks the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro as phones of the next era.

Cinema in your pocket

You can’t really beat the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro if you’re after a phone that’ll entertain. Even the shape of the screen has a hand in this.

Sharp eyes may already have noticed: these phones are more “widescreen” than the norm, with 16:9 and 18:9 aspect ratios, respectively. This has a few great effects. First, you get more screen inches without making the phone wider. More width is what can make a phone feel that bit too big for some hands.

An ultra-wide display is also perfect for movies, letting you watch cinema releases as the director intended. The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro really are like pocket cinemas.

Welcome to the HDR revolution

Each has a killer screen feature too. The Huawei Mate 10 has incredible brightness of 730 nits, making the display clear even on a bright day. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro‘s OLED display has almost perfect contrast, meaning you get the deepest blacks and most vivid colour no matter where you watch a video.

The new standard that takes the video skills of this pair into a new league is HDR10 support, though.

Not heard of HDR10 video before? This is the latest revolution in video, and it stands for high dynamic range with 10-bit color depth.

When you stream an HDR10 movie with a Huawei Mate 10 or Huawei Mate 10 Pro, you’ll see more detail in the brightest and darkest areas of the image. It makes footage pop like you’ve never seen before, and really brings the most out of the phone’s high-end display hardware.

When we first experienced an HDR10 movie, it was a bit like the first time we saw a film in HD. If you didn’t know, there are many platforms like Amazon Prime Video that support HDR10 content. Good news is the Huawei Mate 10 Series can support the Prime Video app, making it easier for you to have an HDR10 cinematic-like experience while watching your favorite titles.

In short, not every phone can do justice to HDR10. You need either excellent contrast or searing brightness. And these phones have both.

An ear for audio

The visuals are only one side of the movie experience, of course. Sound matters too, and the Huawei Mate 10 family have this nailed.

Both phones have stereo speakers, with a driver on the front and another on the bottom. This means when you hold the phone on its side to watch a film, it doesn’t sound like the audio is just coming from one end.

As ever, though, you’ll get the best results with a pair of headphones or speakers. The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro have some of the most advanced sound hardware available. The devices ship with in-box earphones that support 24-bit sounds at up to 96KHz. However, if you’re an audio geek you can easily buy a DAC that can handle true Hi-Res audio. Support for 32-bit sound at up to 384KHz means these phones can go way beyond the spec of today’s most popular Hi-Res standards.

Iconic design

As usual, Huawei hasn’t just put all the focus on the front of these phones. The design is impressive all-round, and you can spot this pair of siblings from a line-up at 50 paces.

A reflective “racing car” belt on the back is quite unlike anything you’ll see in a rival, and makes the Huawei Mate 10 family stand out without the use of any try-hard design. The really clever part is how Huawei made this stripe. It doesn’t spoil the ultra-premium unibody design, which is made up of beautifully-curved glass on the back and front, joined with a band of metal around the sides.

The belt is printed under the glass, so it’ll never get tarnished or scratched. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is also water resistant to IP67, meaning it can handle daily water and dust and you can carry on like nothing happened.

With their beautiful aesthetic, ultra-slim bezel design, incredible screens and support for the very latest audio and video standards, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro aren’t just ready for the present. They are primed for the future too.Advertisement