The Honor 10 is comparable to the iPhone X in appearance, with a 2.5D bent glass back and a deeply cleaned metal mid-outline for unbending nature (Review). The shiny glass back looks and feels high-end, but it’s illusive and easily smudged.
Despite the glass back, there is no remote charging, which appears to be the result of a mishandled open door.
The Honor 10 has minimal screen boundaries and a notable screen-to-body ratio of 86.2 percent.
As a result, it has a sleek appearance and is very small and portable. Because of the bended glass back, adjustable corners, and bended edges, it’s also easy to grasp in one hand.
The score is rapidly becoming one of the most divisive aspects of a cell phone service. The Honor 10 embraces this pattern head-on, with an indent at the showcase’s highest point. Thankfully, it’s little and can be hidden with a change in the settings menu.
In India, this phone is available in two tones: Midnight Back and Phantom Blue.
When you turn it in your hand, the blue variety features a glass back that reflects light when you turn it. This option has a lot of plan pizazz, but we looked at the dark version, which is a lot more subdued.
Most cell phone manufacturers have to shift the finger impression sensor to the rear board to accommodate thin screen lines and edge-to-edge displays. The Honor 10’s distinctive mark sensor is still located beneath the screen, but it is now integrated into the glass board.
For biometric authentication, Honor has used Qualcomm’s ultrasonic unique mark innovation. The sensor appears to be cutting-edge, however it is difficult to reach with one hand and is also slow and inaccurate. In addition, the arrangement interaction took a lot longer than we’re used to.
The Honor 10 is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 CPU, which has previously been seen in high-end devices like as the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20 Pro (Review), and Honor View 10 (Review) (Review).
The Neural Processing Unit is a dedicated component on the Kirin 970 that deals with man-made consciousness calculations. This ensures greater security and execution because AI computations can take place on the phone itself, and data shouldn’t be sent to the cloud.
The Honor 10 boasts 6GB of RAM, a 3,400mAh non-removable battery, and a 128GB internal storage capacity that cannot be expanded. Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, 4G VoLTE, a USB Type-C connector (USB 2.0 speed), and a 3.5mm earphone jack are all available options.
A computerised compass is also included in the phone, which includes a light sensor, gravity sensor, spinner, and Hall sensor. On both SIMs, it supports 4G VoLTE.
The phone handled everything we threw at it with ease, whether it was heavy games like Asphalt 8, basic everyday tasks, or focused jobs. Even in areas with a shaky network, calls were clear and crisp, and 4G reception was robust. On the negative side, the cell phone became incredibly hot, making it difficult to grasp when pressed.
Benchmark results were excellent, placing the Kirin 970 on pace with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 from last year, but lagging behind the most recent generation of chips.
The phone scored 204,439 points in AnTuTu, 23 frames per second in GFX Bench Car Chase, 38 frames per second in GFX Bench Manhattan 3.1, and 1,894 and 6,678 points in Geekbench’s single- and multi-center tests, respectively.
On Android 8.1 Oreo, the Honor 10 runs Honor’s EMUI 8.1 overlay. EMUI has progressed significantly in the last few years, and it is now a user-friendly and component-rich programming environment.
Huawei claims that EMUI 8.1 uses AI to intelligently break down client behaviour and assign assets in a similar manner.
While we only had half a month to test this, EMUI performed as expected during our survey period – activities were smart, and exploring all the way through the point of interaction was a problem-free experience.
How much bloatware there is degrades the experience to some extent. The phone comes preloaded with five Gameloft game samples as well as a slew of third-party apps like UC Browser, TrueCaller, and Quik.
The majority of these can be uninstalled, thankfully. Furthermore, a few areas of the point of interaction, such as the Settings application and the fast settings board, appear jumbled and require reorganisation.
EMUI offers a slew of interesting features, like a one-handed mode, knuckle gestures, a smart messaging programme that filters out junk, and the ability to switch between Wi-Fi and mobile data based on which connection is more stable.
1800, 1900, 900, GSM 850
1900, 2100, 900, HSDPA 850
19(800), 20(800), 3(1800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), LTE band 1(2100)
3.5mm Audio Jack, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player, Speaker Phone
(Li-Po Non removable)
apt-X HD, LE, v4.2 with A2DP
128GB Built-in, 4GB RAM
Honor SuperCharge: 50% in 24 min (5V/4.5A)
Hisilicon Kirin 970
Glacier Grey, Midnight Black, Phantom Blue, Phantom Green
Octa-core (4 x 2.36 GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
3G HSPA, 4G LTE, Edge, GPRS
149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm
Gesture and voice control, Highlight 2.0, Smart Gallery, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, 32-bit/192kHz audio, Document viewer, Photo/Video editor
Phantom Aurora Glass at back
Built-in + Downloadable
BDS, Yes + A-GPS support, & GLONASS
|Main Camera Video|
(supports up to 256GB), microSD Card
Android V8.1 Oreo
Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
1080 x 2280 Pixels (~432 PPI)
|Selfie Camera Features||
Accelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint (front mounted), Gyro, Hall Sensor, Proximity, Ultrasonic
Dual Sim, Dual Standby (Nano-SIM)
IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
dual-band, hotspot, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct