Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has updated the upper-most phone in its mid-range lineup, the Honor 10, with some conventions of the time. The phone is finally being launch globally, after a limited announcement earlier this year.
Design and Display
The design comes with a glass rear-build, but the star of the show is the gradient-effect color schemes, borrowed from the P20. There’ll be two of those: Phantom Blue and Phantom Green, followed by conventional Grey and Black.
At the top sits a small notch, which houses the sensors and the secondary camera. The display is a 5.84″ IPS LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution. The fingerprint scanner is embedded at the bottom of the phone, under the display panel. It also comes with Face Unlock.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you get the home-baked Kirin 970 octa-core processor, with either 4/6 GB RAM, and either 128 or 64 GB of storage. There’s a dedicated NPU for automatically optimizing the performance, while a microSD slot ensures you never run out of space.
Connectivity options include USB-C, LTE, and NFC, among other contemporary options, however, seeing Honor retain the audio jack is a pleasant surprise.
The rear camera comes with dual 24 MP + 16 MP RGB lenses. There are 22 filters to choose from, supported with AI, which can also recognize objects from your photos.
The front camera also comes with a 24 MP sensor.
Battery and Price
Battery capacity is set at 3400 mAh, supporting fast-charging.
Pricing starts at €400 for the base 6 GB/64 GB model, while the higher-storage version will set you back by €450.
Honor 10 Specifications
- CPU: 2.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 + 1.8 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
- Chipset: Huawei Kirin 970
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo, customized with Emotion UI
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- 5.84” 19:9 LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
- RAM: 4/6 GB
- Internal: 64/128 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 24 MP f/2.0 + 16 MP f/1.8, LED flash, 4K video
- Secondary: 24 MP, f/2.4
- Connectivity: USB-C, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, 3.5mm jack
- Fingerprint scanner + Face Unlock
- Battery: 3400 mAh, fast-charge support
- Price: €400 (64 GB) €450 (128 GB)