Ever since the iPhone X was announced back in September, the internet has been abuzz with excitement and anticipation for “the future of the smartphone.” With face recognition technology and no bezels, some of the best power on the market, and even high-tech emojis, Apple is yet again a trailblazer when it comes to smartphone technology. In 2017, however, competition has never been fiercer, and as Apple’s technology advances, other smartphone manufacturers are hot on their tail. Chinese manufacturer Huawei has started to capture the attention of the western market with their recent phones, but can they compete with what Apple has to offer? Let’s take a look at the iPhone X vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro and see how Huawei’s latest device stacks up against Apple’s latest and greatest.
iPhone X vs Mate 10 Pro: Audio
For the audiophiles out there, it doesn’t get much better than the Mate 10 Pro. With technology capable of processing 384k/32bit audio, it pulls ahead of the iPhone X which only features 48k/24bit capabilities. If you’re listening over Bluetooth, the Mate 10 is also stronger with technology that can transfer a much larger amount of data.
Long story short, if you’re looking for the phone with the best audio quality, the Mate 10 Pro is going to be the better choice.
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Design and Display
One of the chief concerns of any smartphone buyer is the screen and aesthetics. After all, if you’re going to spend that much time using your phone, it had better look nice!
The iPhone X definitely has the Mate 10 Pro beat in this category. Apple has always been king of design, with their beautiful devices featuring a premium look in addition to premium performance. The bezel-less construction is both functional and aesthetic, adding to the available screen space and the device’s high-end look.
The iPhone X also has a beautiful 5.8” Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, resulting in a crisp image that’s a joy to look at. The Mate 10 Pro’s screen, while slightly larger at 6.0 inches, is AMOLED rather than Super AMOLED and has a lower resolution of 2160 x 1080.
The best performance in the world doesn’t mean a lot if your phone dies halfway through the day, so battery life is an important part of any smartphone purchasing decision.
The iPhone X has a 2716 mAh battery vs the Mate 10 Pro’s 4000 mAh, which means it won’t last quite as long on a single charge. Both phones should last all day with moderate use, but if you’re streaming video or playing games all day, the Mate 10 Pro comes out on top with a battery that’s almost 70% larger.
Now, more than ever before, smartphone cameras are taking beautiful photos that previously were only possible with professional equipment. One of the biggest factors behind picture quality is the megapixel capability, measuring the amount of pixels in a shot. More pixels means better pictures, and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the superior choice for the amateur photographer with a 20MP camera vs the iPhone X’s 12MP.
The Mate 10 Pro also features both a RGB and monochrome camera, which combine to make a higher-quality image. Additionally, the lenses are manufactured by Leica, one of the top names in the camera industry.
While the iPhone X takes stunning photos, the Mate 10 Pro is the superior choice for the budding photographer.
While both phones are high-end models with a premium price tag, the iPhone X is the most expensive smartphone Apple has ever made, with a retail price of US $999. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, on the other hand, is more affordable at around US $825. With comparable specifications in most areas, it’s clear that the Mate 10 Pro is the better value buy.
Winner: Mate 10 Pro
While the iPhone X has some unique convenience features like facial recognition technology, the Mate 10 Pro is generally the stronger phone. With that said, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Huawei as they try to compete against Apple. While a major player in the Chinese smartphone scene, the company has yet to build any major brand recognition on the world stage. Stronger technical specifications might not be enough to triumph over the iPhone X sales-wise, but Huawei continues to gain recognition and may soon become a major player in the high-end smartphone arena.
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