Honor 10

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.84 inches, FHD+ Bezel-less display, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.4 GHz Octa-Core Huawei’s Kirin 970 Processor
  • 6 GB RAM, 128 GB Internal Storage, No microSD
  • 16 MP + 24 MP Dual Cameras with AI, 24 MP Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, 3400 mAh battery, Fast charging, NFC
  • Fingerprint, Facial Unlock, Infrared, 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM
Honor 10 Price in India:

 32,999
on
Availability Details: Flipkart Exclusive. Also available on company's online store.
OS Updates? Very high chances of future Android updates


Strength

  • Stunning design in beautiful colors
  • Very good display with 19:9 ratio
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent front & rear cameras with AI
  • Facial unlock + Fingerprint scanner
  • Good UI with lots of features
  • Good user experience
  • Great value for money

Weakness

  • No microSD slot
  • No OIS in cameras
  • Camera AI features need improvements
  • Heating issues at heavy load
  • Needs optimizations for Battery life


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Honor 10 is an exciting mid-range flagship smartphone. It packs all the 2018 kind of things expected at this price, which includes excellent performance & cameras, a good bezel-less display with ‘notch’, AI and all those software features. However, it is the stunning design of the Honor 10 which makes it stand out from the crowd and gives it a special look. It ticks almost all the boxes right and can be a good buying choice.

Our Score
95
Out of 106
Performance:
78%
Great Performer
Rear Camera:
86%
Great Shooter
Front Camera:
90%
Best Selfies

0%

User Rating: 2.79 ( 4 votes)

Honor 10 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Honor 10
Manufacturer Huawei
AnnouncedApril 2018
ReleasedMay 2018
Body
BuildBezel less, Front/Back Glass, Metal body
Colors
Phantom Blue
Midnight Black
Dimensions149.6 × 71.2 × 7.7 mm
Weight153 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size5.84 inches
Display TypeLTPS IPS LCD FullView display with notch (cutout)
ResolutionFull HD+ (2240 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density432 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio19:9 aspect ratio
Display Area79.9% screen-to-body ratio
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor2.4 GHz Octa-Core Huawei's Kirin 970 Processor (with independent NPU for AI)
RAM6 GB
GPUMali-G72 MP12
Storage
Internal128 GB
ExternalNo microSD card slot
USB OTGYes
Operating System
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
User InterfaceEMUI 8.1
Features-
Cameras
Rear Camera16 MP (RGB) + 24 MP (Monochrome) Dual Cameras with LED flash
Detailsf/1.8 aperture, Depth Focus, PDAF, 2x zoom, AI Photography, Portrait mode, HDR, Super Night View, Panorama, Time-lapse, Slow motion video, 3D Creative Shoot, AR effects
Video Recording2160p @30fps, 1080p @30fps
Front Camera24 MP
Detailsf/2.0 aperture, 3D Portrait Lighting, AI Photography Mode, Bokeh effects, Face beauty enhancement
Video Recording1080p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3400 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingYes, 5V/4.5A Fast Charger (0 to 50% charge in 25 minutes)
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable BatteryNo
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner (Ultrasonic Under Glass Fingerprint Sensor), Facial Unlock
SensorsAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope, Infrared sensor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz+5 GHz Dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX, aptX HD
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB TypeUSB Type-C
FM RadioNo
NFCYes
InfraredYes
Sound
SpeakersYes
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 8(900) TDD LTE 38(2600)/ 39(1900)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
Speed4G TD-LTE - UL: Cat 13, 30Mbit/s, DL: Cat 12, 440Mbit/s, 4G FDD-LTE - UL: Cat 5, 75Mbit/s, DL: Cat 13, 400Mbit/s
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDYes
Water ResistanceNo
In Box Contents
Honor 10, Charger, Type-C Cable, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Sim Eject Tool, TPU Protective Case, TP Protective Film (Pre-applied)
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Honor 10 Review:

Huawei, after releasing its mid-range flagship Honor View 10 in only January this year, has now come up with its new Honor 10, which will carry forward the mid-range flagship crown for the company. Let’s get started with the review of the phone. The first thing one can notice about the Honor 10, is its stunningly beautiful design. It comes with a glass back which has a beautiful reflective design, which reflects different colors at different angles so, on the blue color variant, you can see purple, pink and blue shades of course. It has got a very stylish and unique look, the build quality is also very good and feels premium. Having 153 grams of weight, the Honor 10 feels relatively lightweight.

It sports a 5.84 inches Full HD+ Bezel-less display, and as it is common in 2018, it has also got a ‘notch’ (display cutout) on the top which houses the front camera, earpiece, and sensors. It comes with 19:9 aspect ratio and the display quality is good. When it comes to the performance, the Honor 10 is powered by the same Kirin 970 processor which was also used in the Honor View 10. It is a very powerful processor and still delivers excellent flagship-level performance. Although it can handle everything thrown at it, it tends to overheat at heavy loads. It also comes with a dedicated NPU (neural-network processing unit) which independently handles AI related tasks. The Honor 10 has got 6 GB of RAM and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU.

The Honor 10 comes with powerful dual rear camera setup having one 16 MP f/1.8 aperture primary RGB sensor and a 24 MP Monochrome sensor, which is used to capture additional depth and details. It captures excellent images with good bokeh effects. The Monochrome sensor can also capture beautiful black & white images on its own. Even the low light shots on the Honor 10 come out good. It can record 4K videos but is limited at 30 fps, and not at 60 fps, which is a growing trend these days. Disappointingly, it doesn’t come with OIS, which should be there at this price point.

On the front, there is a 24 MP f/2.0 aperture selfie shooter, which is capable of clicking very beautiful selfies. It also comes with 3D Portrait Lighting like the Apple iPhone X, and gives you professional studio like photography effects, which you can flaunt on your social media, and use it as your profile pictures. The Honor 10 boasts of its ‘AI Cameras’ and uses artificial intelligence to automatically select the best photography modes and to enhance the facial beauty, although it’s not necessary that it will produce perfect results and most of the times you will find yourself not using the AI features. The camera app comes loaded with lots of modes and filters, including a PRO mode and gives you a rich photography experience.

The Honor 10 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with company’s EMUI 8.1 running on top. The EMUI has evolved itself a lot and packs tons of features and customization options, it still has some bugs and still needs to become more minimalistic and less cluttery. A big talking point about the Honor 10 is its under glass ultrasonic fingerprint scanner situated on the front, just below the display. Although it is good, it is not as accurate as the regular fingerprint sensors. The fingerprint scanner comes with gesture support for navigation, which feels smooth. It also comes with Facial Unlock which works well. The dual sim Honor 10 comes with 128 GB of internal storage, which is good but, it does not come with a microSD slot.

The Honor 10 is backed by a 3400 mAh Li-Po battery, but the battery backup is not completely satisfactory, however, it comes with fast charging support. It comes with USB Type-C for data syncing and charging. It also comes with NFC and Infrared for additional connectivity.

Honor 10 (Phantom Blue):

Honor 10 (Midnight Black):

More on Honor 10:

Honor 10 is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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