Huawei’s Honor P10 Brings Incremental Updates Over its Predecessor

Huawei is the second major company to announce its flagship at the MWC. The new P10 and P10 Plus largely build upon the company’s previous offering and improve the user-experience.

With the P10 and the P10 Plus, Huawei did not set out to dazzle its audience with breath-taking specifications. Instead, in a move somewhat similar to LG, Huawei has tried to make the experience better, just not in a way visible on the surface.

The most obvious way the P10 and P10 Plus differ is in their display size and resolutions. The smaller sibling comes with a 5.1” 1080p IPS panel while the Plus variant features a 5.5” QHD one. Both feature curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with a Leica 8 MP f/1.9 shooter at the front. The phone’s back features a textured “hyper diamond” finish.

Both come with Leica-backed dual-camera setups including 12 MP RGB + 20 MP monochrome lenses The difference here is Optical Image Stabilization which is limited to the Huawei Honor P10 Plus. The P10 comes with f/2.2 while the Plus has a wider aperture at f/1.8, alongside laser autofocus and 4K video recording.

The Plus also benefits from 4.5G LTE with 600 Mbps download speeds, stereo speakers, more storage/RAM, as well a larger battery (3750 mAh vs 3220 mAh). Both of these phones come with “Super Charge” fast charging technology.

Under the hood, the P10 and P10 Plus run on the Kirin 960 octa-core processor (same as the P9), with 2 discreet  four core clusters for high-end processing and commonplace tasks respectively. The two phones support storage expansion and dual-SIM connectivity via a hybrid slot.

Both phones come with fingerprint scanner featured on the front and support a single-tap for back function, hold for home and swipe for multi-tasking, which could prove helpful for new users.

The OS running on the two phones is the Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s custom EMUI 5.1 on top. Prominent features for the camera include new portrait modes for an optimal selfie and bokeh effects. An adaptive-mode also determines whether you are having a group or a solo self-portrait and customizes things accordingly.

More importantly, Huawei is including a new machine-learning feature which automatically disables apps that you don’t use. The phones also use a new feature which predicts where you’ll tap next for faster responses. Amazon’s Alexa will be making its way to the P10 duo soon as well.

The P10 and P10 Plus will be available in Black, White, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, and Green colors. The Huawei P10 will start at € 699 while the plus variant will cost € 799.

Huawei Honor P10 Specifications

  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin 960
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 5.1” IPS 2.5D with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
  •  Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  •  Camera:
    • Primary: dual+12 MP + 20 MP, LED, f/2.2, OIS
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/1.9
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: USB-C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi ac, GPS
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • Price: € 699

Huawei Honor P10 Plus Specifications

  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin 960
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4.5G LTE (600 Mbps downlink)
  • Display:
    • 5.5” 2.5D with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution
  •  Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  •  Camera:
    • Primary: dual+12 MP RGB + 20 MP, dual-tone LED, f/1.8, OIS, laser autofocus
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/1.9
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: USB-C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi ac, GPS, stereo speakers
  • Battery: 3750 mAh
  • Price: € 799


  • Holy ****! A 4gb, non snapdragon 835 phone for almost Rs.150k in 2017. Hawei has officially lost their mind. Waiting for the Samsung Note8.

      • €799 is about Rs.105k. 150k after taxes in Pakistan.

        And just 90000? You must be kidding, because this thing isn’t a paisa worth more than 60k.

          • Right, my bad. Still, way too expensive. Huawei has forgotten they’re essentially a Chinese company and not Apple.

            • But Now Nokia is also a Chinese Brand HMC International. but still popular. Motorolla (previously American Brand) is Chinese brand popular, Alcatel (Ex-French brand) is now Chines brand

              • Exactly, and none of their phones cost over 1 lakh. Huawei needs to face reality and come back down to earth.

      • Lmao, who told you that? It’s not even close. The only reason Huawei use it in their own phones is because it’s cheaper to make the chips in-house.

        Just consider for a second than even though Samsung fabricates their own SOCs, they still opted for the Snapdragon 835 to power their next flagship. In fact they booked the entire first production batch, forcing competitors like LG to chose the next best thing, still from Qualcomm, for their own flagship rather than go for something mediocre like a Kirin or a Mediatek, and compromise performance.

        • Looks like Hard core Sammy Fanboy :D
          Huawei’s Kirin processors are the best and probably better than Snapdragon and even Exynos! In case you want to take a look for yourself. Here’s are two links which compare Kirin processors and SD 835 haven’t been released yet in a smartphone so it cannot be compared to Kirin SOC.
          http://www.anandtech.com/show/10871/the-huawei-mate-9-review
          Android Authority comparison of SOC :
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHmKYMhbGvo

          • 835 offers incremental performance over its predecessor in a lot of areas such as wifi speed, video recording capabilities, VR rendering etc. It’s at least 27% faster than the 821 while consuming 25% less power. It leaves Kirin in the dust.

            • Hahah, since it’s not been officially released in any smartphone so how come one can compare it with other processors?
              Billi kay khawab main chichray wale baat hay :P
              Did you even saw the video or read that review before calling Kirin processors mediocre? Looks like you were living under a cave all this time :D

              • Google it genius. Qualcomm pitted the 835 against their older models to demonstrate performance improvements at the launch ceremony. There’s no denying the fact that Kirin is in a compromise, with little to no dev support.

                You know what? You should totally burn over a 1 lak to get this POS. People like you deserve it for being so ignorant.

                • There’s no need. I don’t wanna waste time with speculations and claims made my Qualcomm which cannot be substantiated at this time since it’s hypothetical and haven’t been released in any smartphone so comparisons cannot be made! Moreover, companies like Huawei, Samsung or Apple demonstrate their new SOC against their older models to show the improvements and Huawei did the same thing with Kirin 960 to show improvements!
                  I never said anything about buying since Kirin 960 is also available with Mate 9 which costs less around 60-70K, genius :D
                  P.S : You should definitely watch ” TechAltar ” video on ” How to cure Fanboys”, it’ll help you :D
                  It’s not your fault though since this can happened to any Fanboy :D

                  • Eh, I’m not the one acting like a fanboy. You are. I don’t go and blindly buy stuff like a sheep. I make informed decisions, which is why I know the 835 is the only chip built for tomorrow, and worth my money. And man, that new Xperia is looking really lucrative right about now. I’ll still wait and see what the Note 8 has to offer before forking out the cash though.

                    • Heh lol :D I wasn’t acting like a fanboy though but you sounded like one so I assumed, I was just presenting a fair picture regarding SOC and else! Appreciate it that you make informed decisions since that’s how people should spend money after some research and it’s your opinions regarding SOC choice and others and you can do that.
                      and yeah, I saw Xperia phones and finally Sony is making a serious comeback! I prefer more competition let it be in SOC or other things cause it’s the consumer that benefits and that’s my view point!
                      and you have to admit Kirin 960 is the best SOC atm and let 835 come out finally and we’ll talk how it compares with others!

    • You’ve lost your mind or you haven’t read about SD 835. SD 835 is exclusive to Samsung devices and no other company can use it.

      • I’ve read all about it but have you? It’s not exclusive to Samsung. They just paid top dollars to claim the entire initial supply. Next time, think a little before spouting BS on here.

  • I am thinking about changing my Galaxy Note 5 With Huawei P10 Plus Due To Short Battery Time In Note 5 But Only If P10 Plus Is Maximum Of 60K

  • The title is wrong since it’s Huawei P10 and Honor is sub-brand of Huawei and has it’s own phones under the Honor brand and the first picture is of Honor V9 and latter are of P10s.

  • Machine – learning feature are introduce in this phone , which seem like best among all. More importantly , its shape almost same as IPhone.I don’t understand why these flagship company’s are imitating with Iphone.I suppose they are all should have to change design .

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