This year was the year of the great innovations and new beginnings. We’ve seen companies deliver amazing handsets, making it really hard for us to choose between them. One of the most expected smartphones was Apple’s anniversary device. The Apple iPhone X launched about a month ago, and whether we care to admit it or not, it impressed us. Today, Huawei launches a series of new handsets, including the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. They, also, promise to be quite powerful and reliable. Choosing one over the other is definitely not an easy task, especially because they run different operating systems. Also, they offer different kinds of specs and features. At the end of the day, it really depends on what the smartphone users want or need from their handset. Even so, it’s always a good idea to compare devices before opting for one over the other.
Apple iPhone X
The Apple iPhone X is without a doubt a serious contestant in the race for the smartphone of the year title. The Cupertino-based company finally delivered a handset with a modern and innovative design, ditching the look we all got to know so well. Instead of the signature iPhone-look, the Apple iPhone X dons a bolder and more modern design. It ditched the circular home button and now has a full-screen design with minimal bezels. Of course, the camera cut-out is not to everyone’s liking, but the overall design of the smartphone is an appealing one. Naturally, Apple used the same high-quality to build this smartphone as it did with other models. The iPhone X is dust and waterproof, and it is overall amazing.
Thankfully, the qualities of this handset don’t stop at its looks. Under the hood, it has a really powerful A11 Bionic chipset that proved to be just as impressive as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 we’ve seen in other flagships. Even though the handset only includes 3GB of RAM, Apple’s flagship smartphone is incredibly fast and powerful. It will become available in two storage variants, one of them offering 64GB of internal storage while the other will include 256GB. The smartphone doesn’t feature a microSD card slot, however, this amount of storage will probably be enough for the majority of users.
The Apple iPhone X is the first Apple smartphone to come with an AMOLED display. The 5.8-inch screen has a 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution, so it is capable of ensuring a really nice visual experience. It is also the first iPhone in years to come without a fingerprint sensor. instead, the Apple iPhone X bets on FaceID. It’s not the first handset to feature facial recognition, but Apple promises it is the safest one at this point. The technology uses the smartphone’s TrueDepth 3D selfie camera sensor, making it more secure than other facial recognition features. Speaking of cameras, the iPhone X features a 12MP dual rear camera setup which is able to capture some really high-quality images and videos.
Among other features of the Apple iPhone X, we should mention the super fast Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, fast charging, wireless charging, and the 2,716mAh battery which can take users through the day on a single charge. Of course, Siri is present as well. The handset runs iOS 11.0.2 out of the box, making it quite appealing, especially to Apple fans. One thing that is not so nice about the Apple iPhone X is its price tag. The smartphone will become available on November 3, however, customers can already pre-order it. The 64GB version’s price is $999, while those who opt for the 256GB variant will need to pay $1,149 for it.
– 5.8-inch 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution screen, 19.5:9 ratio
– hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic
– 3GB RAM
– 64GB/256GB storage
– 12MP dual rear camera, 7MP secondary camera
– 2,176mAh battery
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, just like the iPhone X is the most powerful out of three new handsets. This brand new smartphone sports a new design too, which some people like and others don’t. Compared to last year’s model, the change is not as spectacular as in the case of the iPhone X, however, it is noticeable and the new design is more modern than the old one was. Just like the Apple iPhone X, it has a huge screen with almost inexistent bezels on the side and really slim ones on the top and bottom. Unlike the iPhone X, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro does come with a fingerprint sensor, which is placed on the back cover of the handset, just beneath the dual camera setup. It’s highly likely that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro also has a waterproof body.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro gets its power and speed from the brand new Kirin 970 chipset. This octa-core SoC promises to be even more powerful than the Snapdragon 835. At least, according to Huawei officials. If this proves to be true, it might actually be more powerful than the A11 Bionic chipset of the iPhone X too. The handset doubles the amount of memory offered by the Apple iPhone X, which will definitely help it take on the fight with the latest Apple flagship. The base model includes 64GB of internal storage, just like in the case of the iPhone X. Besides this, there will also be a 128GB and a 256GB version. The top-tier version of this handset will include 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Just like the Apple iPhone X, the Huawei Mate 10 sports an AMOLED display. In this case, it is an even larger, 6.2-inch screen. Naturally, this also means that the handset overall is larger than the iPhone X. On the back of the handset, users will find a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 20MP sensor and a 23MP one. At least on paper, this seems to be more impressive than the Apple iPhone X’s 12MP cameras. Then again, we won’t know for sure which one makes better pictures until we get to actually test them. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera which is also capable of snapping some nice pictures.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro features the same Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity as the Apple iPhone X. It supports fast charging, however, it doesn’t seem to support wireless charging. Huawei’s fast charging technology is quite impressive, and the handset comes with a 4,000mAh battery out of the box, so in terms of battery life and reliability, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro could prove to be more impressive than Apple’s iPhone X. Another great thing about this handset is that it comes with Android Oreo on board. Unfortunately, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro won’t be an affordable smartphone either. The 64GB variant might be less expensive than the iPhone X with its $835 price tag. The larger the storage, the higher the price gets. The 8GB+256GB version will reportedly cost as much as $1,138.
– 6.2-inch 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution screen, 18:9 ratio
– octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor
– 6GB/8GB RAM
– 64GB/128GB / 256GB storage
– 20MP+23MP dual rear camera, 8MP secondary camera
– 4,000 mAh battery
Which one is the perfect 10?
Without a doubt, both handsets are amazingly powerful. They have impressive processors and they offer some really nice features. Both the Apple iPhone X and the Huawei mate 10 Pro also look really nice. Even though Android users will probably opt for the Huawei handset, considering their respective price tags, the Apple iPhone X seems to offer more for the money. Of course, if the Kirin 970 processor proves to be as powerful as Huawei say it is, and the Leica cameras perform better than the iPhone X’s camera setup, the better choice could be the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. One thing is safe to say: either of these smartphones will make its owner proud.