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.
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 P10||Huawei Mate 9|
|Release date||March 2017||November 2016|
|Screen technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||1,920 x 1,080|
|Rear camera||20MP mono + 12MP RGB||20MP mono + 12MP RGB|
|Chipset||Kirin 960||Kirin 960|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 256GB||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Battery||3,200 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Connector||USB C||USB C|
|Android OS||Android 7.0||Android 7.0|
|Vendor skin||EMUI 5.1||EMUI 5.0|
|Dimensions||145.3 x 69.3 x 7 mm||156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm|
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.