Huawei Mate 10 Lite: Unboxing and First Impressions

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Relive the whole Huawei Mate 10 Lite unboxing experience through this article. Arguably one of the top tier Android manufacturers, Huawei, has recently launched its latest Mate 10 flagship series. The new Mate 10 lineup consists of four phones. One is a special edition phone called the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Edition while the other three are targeted more towards the mass market. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are the brand’s 2017 flagship phones and to follow them closely, comes the Huawei Mate 10 Lite which we have with us! We are going to cover this device from Huawei in detail along with a complete review which is to be published quite soon. Read ahead to not only read about our first impressions of the smartphone but also the whole unboxing experience.

As mentioned, the Huawei Mate 10 Lite is just a step below the flagship phones. The Mate 10 Lite comes equipped with a 6 inch 18:9 (2:1) display, dual cameras on the back and surprisingly, dual cameras on the front as well. The Mate 10 Lite is the only phone in the Mate 10 lineup with dual cameras on the front. Whether its a gimmick or its actually useful, we will give our verdict in the full review.

Huawei Mate 10 Lite Unboxing

Huawei Mate 10 Lite – Technical Specifications:

A first impressions is incomplete without listing the actual technical specifications.

Huawei Mate 10 LiteTechnical Specifications
Dimensions156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5mm
Network4G LTE
DisplayScreen Size: 5.9 inches, Screen Technology: IPS, Screen Resolution: 1080x2160,
Screen PPI: 407
Processor HUAWEI Kirin 659, Octa-Core, 4xCortex-A53 2.36GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7GHz
Memory64GB Storage, 4GB RAM, microSD card slot
OSAndroid 7.1, Nougat
CameraFront camera: 13M+2M,
Rear camera: 16M+2M
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresAccelerometer
Proximity
Ambient light
Magnetometer (e-compass)
Fingerprint reader
Connectivity802.11a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi hotspot
Battery3340mAh

Huawei Mate 10 Lite Unboxing

In recent times, the unboxing experience has been focused on by many brands. Rather than shipping the phone in a plain box, brands have put some effort in the packaging. Same is the case with the Mate 10 Lite. The box follows a distinct shape which is narrow from the top and has greater depth.

The top cover slides open to reveal the phone and accessories. Again, unconventionally, the phone is placed on its side and you have to pull it out. Rest assured, we had some fun filming the unboxing video – linked ahead. Our unit shipped in Prestige Gold and with the standard 64GB specification. On first glance, the phone is quite light and has minimum bezels. The screen is large in size but thanks to the tweaked ratio and thin bezels, the phone is very easy to handle.

Huawei Mate 10 Lite Unboxing

Further digging in the box, you get a nice plastic case for your phone. Freebies are always a plus! Along with the literature, Huawei provides a standard charger, headset and a mirco-USB cable. The phone misses out on Type-C, however. Taking off the phone’s protective plastic, we see that Huawei has kindly applied a screen protector before hand. The good thing with this is, most users apply the protector anyway and sometimes it isn’t perfect especially when the phone is quite new and there are no third-party ones available. Also, pre-application avoids any sort of bubbles or mishaps that can occur while applying it yourself.

Some features that stood out immediately include the 4 cameras. Dual cameras on the back as well as on the front. We will be taking a look at both in our review. Further, there is a front-facing flash light. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back at the perfect height.

Huawei Mate 10 Lite – What’s Inside The Box

Here are all the box contents for the Huawei Mate 10.

  • Handset 1 Standard
  • Charger 1 Standard
  • USB cable 1 Standard
  • Headset 1 Standard
  • Quick Start Guide 1 Standard
  • Warranty Card 1 Standard
  • Eject tool 1 Standard
  • Protective case 1 Standard
  • TP Protective film 1 Standard, Pre-attached before shipping

Full unboxing pictures below:

Huawei Mate 10 Lite – Unboxing Video:

Watch Mate 10 Lite unboxing through the following video: