Updated on 2018-01-07 by Geetansh Arora
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Huawei has been quite the underdog in India, over the past few years but has been not slowed down on their approach by getting more affordable and value for money smartphones, the Indian population lives. Honor View 10 is another significant smartphone by Huawei following that approach. Huawei launched Honor View 10 in November 2017 and Its a real delight. It is going to be available in India as Amazon exclusive from 8th Jan 2018.
Honor View 10 features a metal unibody design, with a big 6-inch, Full HD+ display at 18:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, summing up a pixel density of 403 PPI. The display is an LTPS LCD, truly gorgeous. With that 2017- style edge to edge display, the overall design of the smartphone is no less than stunning
Let’s talk about power, Honor View 10 packs a mean punch with HiSilicon Kirin 970 powering the device, It is not a Snapdragon and we miss it too, but Kirin 970 is another face of true power, Huawei’s homegrown Kirin 970 is a true flagship grade SoC with an eye towards AI as future. Kirin 970 is an octa-core SoC with 4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 and 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. For handling the graphics workloads, Kirin 970 packs an impressive Mali G72 MP 12 as GPU, and It exudes serious power.
The performance is flagship grade, as these are the same internals as Huawei’s current flagships. You won’t observe stutters or lags anywhere, Kirin 970 just kicks every load you can put on it out of the ground. In Antutu benchmarks, View 10 scores around 175000 which is similar to the score of Snapdragon 835. On Geekbench, you will see single core benchmark score of around 1900 and multi-core score of around 6700.
This performer is stacked with a giant 6GB of RAM to make multitasking, a cake walk. The Honor View 10 has 128GB of onboard storage, which is comfortable enough for most users. You do get the freedom of expansion via MicroSD up to 256GB. But it is a hybrid sim slot so you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD.
Honor View 10 looks robust on the cameras as well with a dual camera setup, the first sensor being a 16MP, f/1.8 and a second 20MP monochrome sensor, coupled with a single-tone LED flash. The camera has great low-light capabilities and depth sensing, all thanks to that second monochrome sensor.
Huawei is pushing hard on AI, even with smartphone photography as the image processing involves a lot of machine learning behind the scenes resulting in clearer, sharper and ultimately better. Much like Google’s efforts with Pixel 2, Huawei is using AI for better depth sensing and portrait shots. The colors are good, the depth effect is decent too.
While It's no closer to the likes of Pixel 2, It tops the camera quality from other offerings in the budget like the much loved OnePlus 5T. On the front, there’s a 13MP, f/2.0 sensor that also produces impressive results. The low-light performance isn’t top notch but good enough in most situations. The front camera isn't a dual camera setup but still, it can take nice portrait mode pictures.
Huawei tries to attract all the audience that loves software, with Honor View 10 being powered by Android 8.0 Oreo, out of the box. But that’s the only thing about software Huawei can boast about. The custom skin by Huawei, called EMUI is no closer to stock and is a lot of clutter and load. It is neither minimalistic nor zappy. Although, EMUI 8.0 is a big stride over the previous editions of Huawei’s custom ROM. Overall the software experience isn’t very pleasing and often feels like an obstruction to efficiency. If you are a fan of minimalism and stock Android, Honor View 10 isn’t going to delight you a lot.
The Honor View 10 packs a decent 3750mAH battery and is capable enough to pull you through the day, with heavy usage you might need a charger or a power bank after 5-6 hours. There’s is fast charging available which can charge your device from 0 to 58% in just 30 minutes.
If you are wondering whether there is an IP rating for Honor View 10 then you are going to be disappointed. The View 10 is not waterproof or dustproof. Plus, there is no wireless charging as well. Honor should have included these features if they want to compete with true flagship devices.
The Honor View 10 also sports a fingerprint sensor at the front, just where you like it, making a smartphone a bit bigger in comparison to the likes of OnePlus 5T. It also has a face unlock feature but is for namesake as of now, and seriously needs a software boost to be usable.
The Huawei Honor View 10 is priced at Rs. 29,999 and is set to go on sale January 8, 2018, exclusively on Amazon. At the price, Its a good competitor to OnePlus 5T and the Samsung A9. The device impresses with flagship-level performance and features at an aggressive pricing by Huawei.
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Honor View 10 is an impressive device. At under 30000, you are getting elegant design, top-notch hardware, great camera performance. It costs less than OnePlus 5T and provide double storage. Overall a great value for money device from Honor.