Sunday , September 24 2017

Huawei Mate 9 and P10 get a price cut to $699 at Vodafone


Vodafone’s change in the way they do plans has led to a little more clarity in handset pricing and it looks like the Huawei P10 and Mate 9 are both excellent value, dropping down to a mere $699.

The Huawei Mate 9 launched here in Australia back in January for $999 outright, while the P10 hit our shores back in May for $899 – so a drop to $699 for both is fairly significant.

Vodafone now sells phones on interest free plans if you want to sign up for a plan with them. You can also purchase them outright from their Phones Website .

The handsets are the top end of their classes with the P10 aimed at the high-end consumer, while the Mate 9 is more aimed at the high-end business users. They both have a fresh, individual design and high-end specs and impressed the pants of both Chris when he reviewed the P10, and Scott when he checked out the Mate 9.

Specs for the phones include:

 Huawei P10Huawei Mate 9
Release dateMarch 2017November 2016
Screen size5.1-inch5.9-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,920 x 1,080
PPI431373
Rear camera20MP mono + 12MP RGB20MP mono + 12MP RGB
Front camera8MP12MP
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 960
Core config
  • 4 x 2.4 GHz
  • 4 x 1.8 GHz
  • 4 x 2.4 GHz
  • 4 x 1.8 GHz
Ram4GB4GB
Storage64GB64GB
MicroSDYes, up to 256GBYes, up to 256GB
Battery3,200 mAh4,000 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB CUSB C
Headphone PortYesYes
Headphone LocationBottomTop
Speaker ConfigurationBottomStereo
Android OSAndroid 7.0Android 7.0
Vendor skinEMUI 5.1EMUI 5.0
Dimensions145.3 x 69.3 x 7 mm156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight145g190g
Colours
  • Dazzling Gold
  • Prestige Gold
  • Mystic Silver
  • Rose Gold
  • Ceramic White
  • Graphite Black
  • Dazzling Blue
  • Green
  • Space Gray
  • Moonlight Silver
  • Champagne Gold
  • Mocha Brown
  • Ceramic White
  • Black
  • Obsidian Black

If you’ve been holding off for a new handset, the P10 and Mate 9 are both great options to check out. There is rumours that the Mate 10 is being announced in October, but we’re still waiting on an invite for that event.

 

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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2 Comments on "Huawei Mate 9 and P10 get a price cut to $699 at Vodafone"

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Can phones be bought outright from Vodofone? I don’t see any way on their website.

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You can certainly buy them outright in stores, though each store is likely to implement that a bit differently. It’s a lot easier if you’re an existing customer, too.

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