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 size||5.1-inch||5.9-inch||Screen technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||431||373||Rear camera||20MP mono + 12MP RGB||20MP mono + 12MP RGB||Front camera||8MP||12MP||Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 960||HiSilicon Kirin 960||Core config||Ram||4GB||4GB||Storage||64GB||64GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 256GB||Yes, up to 256GB||Battery||3,200 mAh||4,000 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||Connector||USB C||USB C||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||Bottom||Top||Speaker Configuration||Bottom||Stereo||NFC||Yes||Yes||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||Weight||145g||190g||Colours|
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.