Huawei Mate 10 Lite review

The Huawei Mate 10 Lite is a smartphone for those who want plenty of camera fun. The Mate 10 Lite is one of the first camera phones to have four cameras. That is two on the back and two on the front.



Two dual cameras


The dual selfie camera is featured packed and comprises a 13MP lens and a 2MP lens. Together these allow you to capture true bokeh effect portraits, where the background is blurred for dramatic effect.


The two lenses capture different image detail and this leads to photos that are more brightly lit, with extra clarity and radiance. The selfie toning flash mimics sunlight for illuminating natural skin tones and it flashes with one of two levels of brightness, depending on the surrounding natural light.


The main camera comprises a 16MP lens and a 2MP lens. You can readjust the focus after photos have been taken and create the same bokeh blurred background effects, that are enjoyed on the selfie camera. There are lots of shooting modes so you can capture a burst of photos, record slow-motion video or turn photos black and white and then choose areas where you would like the colour to show through.



FullView screen



The FullView screen is the next standout element that catches the eye. The screen is taller than standard and this gives a 2:1 aspect ratio. The screen has been given FHD+ resolution so that rather than stretching the content of the screen, more pixels let you see more of your social media feed, websites or any other page that be scrolled down on.


Two-day battery



The battery capacity is very good (3,340mAh) and will give most owners at least two days use. There are several technologies at play here, including the Kirin octa-core processor that consumes little power. You can also set automatic rules for which ‘power intensive’ apps should be closed when you lock the phone.


Nougat and Oreo upgrade


The Huawei Mate 10 Lite has the Google Android Nougat operating system pre-loaded and when Huawei make it available, you will be able to upgrade to Android Oreo for free. The overall aesthetics of the phone are governed by the EMUI 5.1 user interface.



EMUI 5.1 includes the popular Magazine Unlock lock screen wallpapers and a series of Huawei apps such as Health, HiGame, Notepad and Phone Manager. Further features include App Twins, fingerprint security, Knuckle Gestures and the option to set up guest accounts that limit other users access to your private apps and content.



The Huawei Mate 10 Lite is certainly going to be a good buy and with Christmas almost upon us, it is one for those who want to treat themselves during this year’s festivities.

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