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Topic # 224221 8-Nov-2017 11:12
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I have been using a Huawei Mate 10 Pro for the last couple of weeks, and it is now my main device.

 

Any other users here?





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  Reply # 1897454 8-Nov-2017 11:27
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When is the official NZ launch? Are there any launch bundles from PB Tech or other resellers?

 

@freitasm - how are you liking the new Huawei? How is the battery life? 

 

I used the P10 Plus when it came out and one of the things I didnt like about it was the processor wasnt really efficient, it chewed too much power and the phone would heat up even under mild usage. I dont know how good the Kirin 970 is though.

 

Would love to hear your thoughts on the software as well, have Huawei improved from Mate 9/P10 days?




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  Reply # 1897459 8-Nov-2017 11:32
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Check my Huawei Mate 10 Pro review here.

 

"The Huawei Mate 10 is available in New Zealand from Wednesday 8th November 2017 for RRP $1,099 in Black, from 2Degrees and selected additional retailers nationwide. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro (RRP $1,299, available in Mocha Brown) and Mate 10 Porsche Design (RRP $2,299, available in Diamond Black), will both be available from Friday 8th December 2017. The Mate 10 Pro is available from selected additional retailers nationwide, and the Mate 10 Porsche Design is available exclusively at 2Degrees Queen Street."





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  Reply # 1897509 8-Nov-2017 12:28
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The problem with Huawei phones is that Huawei seldom update the OS. My P9+, new 14 months ago, has not had any form of update for 12 months.




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  Reply # 1897515 8-Nov-2017 12:36
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Interesting. I agree updates are slow but I've seem some updates on Mate 9 and P10 over the last six months.




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  Reply # 1897524 8-Nov-2017 12:48
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Keen to see on in the flesh, will pop into 2 Deg later today. My thoughts before seeing in hand: Yet another manufacturer has dropped the 3.5 mm headphone jack and moved from unibody metal phone to a (much more fragile, and expensive to repair) glass-backed phone.

 

The Pro 10 looks amazing, but if I was to opt for a 6" glass phone, I would probably go for the LG V30 over this as is slightly smaller is physical size, has the 3.5mm headphone jack (!) and quality DAC, plus expandable storage (although 128 GB on the Huawei is way more user friendly than Apple's 64 GB entry level offering).

 

 


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  Reply # 1897639 8-Nov-2017 16:10
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eracode:

 

The problem with Huawei phones is that Huawei seldom update the OS. My P9+, new 14 months ago, has not had any form of update for 12 months.

 

 

Huawei have said that the mate 9 will get an upgrade to android 8 and EMUI 8 about a month after the release of the mate 10. then monthly security updates

 

nothing mentioned about the P9/P9+


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  Reply # 1897644 8-Nov-2017 16:20
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Jase2985:

 

eracode:

 

The problem with Huawei phones is that Huawei seldom update the OS. My P9+, new 14 months ago, has not had any form of update for 12 months.

 

 

Huawei have said that the mate 9 will get an upgrade to android 8 and EMUI 8 about a month after the release of the mate 10. then monthly security updates

 

nothing mentioned about the P9/P9+

 

 

Will not happen here





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  Reply # 1897647 8-Nov-2017 16:26
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Keen to see on in the flesh, will pop into 2 Deg later today. My thoughts before seeing in hand: Yet another manufacturer has dropped the 3.5 mm headphone jack and moved from unibody metal phone to a (much more fragile, and expensive to repair) glass-backed phone.

 

The Pro 10 looks amazing, but if I was to opt for a 6" glass phone, I would probably go for the LG V30 over this as is slightly smaller is physical size, has the 3.5mm headphone jack (!) and quality DAC, plus expandable storage (although 128 GB on the Huawei is way more user friendly than Apple's 64 GB entry level offering).

 

 

Looks very nice in the flesh. Had a play with the iPhone X as well, I preferred the Huawei as a piece of hardware. You'd have to have rocks in your head to pay an additional $700 for the iPhone X IMHO. And after the Huawei drops in price (which it will in time) the price difference will be close to $1,000.


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  Reply # 1898214 9-Nov-2017 11:54
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freitasm:The Mate 10 Pro is available from selected additional retailers nationwide

 

Where? I cannot find anywhere with the Mate 10 Pro yet.





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  Reply # 1898223 9-Nov-2017 12:09
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I see Noel Leemings have the Mate 10, but not the Pro, for sale.


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  Reply # 1898236 9-Nov-2017 12:28
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See above, folks.

 

"The Huawei Mate 10 Pro (RRP $1,299, available in Mocha Brown) and Mate 10 Porsche Design (RRP $2,299, available in Diamond Black), will both be available from Friday 8th December 2017."

 

 

 

FWIW Mate 10 regular flavour comes bundled with Huawei-branded Bluetooth in-ear headphones and a speaker.





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  Reply # 1898512 9-Nov-2017 20:12
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Looks good. Will probably get the Pro once Noel Leeming or someone else has it for 20% off. Hard to justify getting rid of my S7 edge still since it's still chugging along with no issues.


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  Reply # 1898522 9-Nov-2017 20:48
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The problem with Huawei phones is that Huawei seldom update the OS. My P9+, new 14 months ago, has not had any form of update for 12 months.

 

 

Mate 8 and ZERO updates in 2 years. Seriously would have brought the 10 but no way. Love the phone hate the total contempt with which Huawei have treated NZ. Its been out over a year for my model but nada. Should not have to jailbreak just to get an update to the phone.

 

 


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  Reply # 1898589 10-Nov-2017 06:37
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Mate 10 pro with cat 18 LTE... Does it support Sparks carrier aggregation? My mate 9 rarely displays 4G+ but my wife's S7 edge is 4G+ all the time.    


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  Reply # 1898632 10-Nov-2017 09:07
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Quinny:

 

 

 

Mate 8 and ZERO updates in 2 years. Seriously would have brought the 10 but no way. Love the phone hate the total contempt with which Huawei have treated NZ. Its been out over a year for my model but nada. Should not have to jailbreak just to get an update to the phone.

 

 

I've the same phone (Mate 8) and have reached the same conclusion - I'm not touching another Huawei until they buck their ideas up. I've reached the point, having had to switch back to my old G3 while the 8's in for repairs, that it's time to move to a phone that actually works properly (eg, Bluetooth that always connects to my Samsung watch, which my G3 manages to do!).

 

Sure, no doubt the Mate 10 let alone 9 will be a much more polished product than the 8, but I'm not taking that risk of replacing it with the 10 as I can only assume won't get many new OS versions or security/fault updates.


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