Honor View 10 Mobile: Review
Honor made its mark in 2017 in the Smartphone world with the release of phones like Honor 9, Honor 8 Pro and Honor 7x. With some amazing new features Honor phones gave tough competition to one of the bestselling smartphones OnePlus 5T.
In 2018 Honor brings the new super phone Honor view 10. While the previous smartphones were within the INR 30000 price range, the Honor View 10 is set at a slightly higher price. With 18:9 display and powered by Huawei silicon Kirin 970, it throws quite a challenge to the high-end smartphones in the Indian market.
Honor View 10
Honor View 10 was launched first in China in November, 2017. In India, it was launched in January 2018. It features a dual rear camera, Android 8.0 Oreo, an 18:9 display and a flagship level SoC with dedicated NPU(neural processing unit) for the AI based functions and is powered by 1.8 GHz octa-core Huawei Silicon Kirin 970.
The price for Honor View 10 in India is set at INR 29999. Comparing to the high end and mid-range smartphones the Honor View 10 is set at a moderate price with an array of new features. Currently it is available online with interesting offers. Buyers can get discounts using mobile coupons.
If you are a fan of flagship brands and interested in buying the Honor View 10, read on to find out more about it.
Features and specifications Honor View 10
Look at the features and specifications of this gadget which constitute a perfect mobile phone: –
The Honor View 10 flaunts a metal body and a 5.99-inch display. It is quite thin at only 7mm thickness.
The dual camera protrudes from the back and there is a single LED flash. The power and volume buttons are on the right.
It has a Type C USB port at the bottom along with speaker grill and has 3.5mm jack. The hybrid dual SIM tray is on the left.
At the top it has a secondary microphone and IR emitter. The selfie camera and the earpiece grill are on the front above the screen, with the finger print sensor below it. Apart from that, it has the following features.
The Honor View 10 comes with Android 8.0 Oreo and Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 user interface.
It has 3750 mAh of battery capacity and various battery modes to increase the standby time.
The Honor View 10 is powered by the octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 processor and dedicated NPU to handle AI functions. It has four cores clocked at 2.36 GHz and four cores at 1.8 GHz.
It has a 6 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 128 GB expandable upto 256 GB using a microSD card.
The Honor View 10 is a dual SIM phone. It supports 4G and Volte connectivity on both SIMs.
It comes with dual rear cameras and one front camera. The dual cameras are 16 megapixels (RGB sensor) and 20 megapixels (monochrome sensor). The selfie camera is 13 megapixels.
Honor View 10 supports dual-band Wi-Fi, USB OTG and NFC and Bluetooth 4.2. For positioning GPS, APS, BDS, GLONASS are there.
Where can you buy Honor View 10?
Honor View 10 is exclusively available at Amazon and is priced at Rs.29999 only. One can avail various amazon mobile offers on their purchase, including No Cost EMI from Rs.1426/month, additional cashback using amazon pay balance, instant discounts with HDFC Bank credit cards and other related deals.
Pros of Honor View 10
When faced with the question why should you go for Honor View 10, the first things that should be mentioned is Honor View 10 is a mid-range phone with high end features which makes it very much value for money.
The main feature of this phone is the Kirin 970 with dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) which drives the camera and speeds up AI related tasks. Honor is focusing on AI much like Google’s Pixel 2.
Honor claims the NPU can learn the user’s behavior pattern and work accordingly. The Face unlock feature controlled by NPU is similar to the Face Id feature of Apple iPhone. It helps your phone to unlock only when it detects your face. Thus, this feature hides your data from prying eyes.
The battery life is decent with various modes to lengthen standby time. The Ultra Saving Mode is provided to increase battery life;however, it restricts some functions. It allows the user to change camera resolution from FHD+ to HD+ to save battery life just like in Samsung Galaxy S8.
The 18:9 aspect ratios and the almost 6-inch screen make sure the display is excellent. Display settings are provided to change color temperatures from neutral to vivid. Despite having fewer pixels than Samsung Galaxy S8 the colors are sharp and bright with excellent contrast. The Honor View 10 will surely make gaming and movie experiences worth your money.
The Honor View 10 has storage space of 128 Gb and expandable memory of 256 Gb which is usually enough to not run out of space. 6 Gb of RAM and Kirin 970 processor makes the experience smooth with no lags.
The dual cameras of Honor View 10 take decent photographs. Filters are can be applied before taking shots. Both daylight and lowlight photography is excellent and captures details quite well. 13-megapixel Selfie camera is also quite good with Beautify mode. Videos can be shot at 1080p resolution at 60fps.
Cons of Honor View 10
While the Honor view 10 is a good mid-range phone, it has a few shortcomings. The phone is neither waterproof nor dust resistant, a feature which is available in many good budget phones like Sony Xperia XA1 and LG G6. It has hybrid SIM slots which are a con when the phone’s other features are considered. There is also maximum 4k video recording in Honor View 10. The supercharger is also not shipped along with the phone in India.
NDTV Gadgets gave an overall rating of 8 out of 10 to Honor View 10 for its camera performance, software features and pricing. It comes with the latest SoC from Huawei which is an added advantage. According to NDTV Honor View 10 can shake up the smartphone market in 2018.
However, according to CNET the increased pricing from the previous Honor phones is much higher but the features are not so much upgraded than the previous ones. According to them the absence of waterproofing feature within such price is not expected. Also the screen size has increased but the pixel has not.
The Honor View 10 is priced higher than previous flagship releases but it is a value for money phone when its features are considered. Except for a few shortcomings, it has really good features and is definitely a steal. Compared to other high-end phones like iPhone it promises to deliver all the latest features without burning a hole in your pocket and gives tough competition to mid-range phones like OnePlus 5T. The Amazon Great Indian Sale is giving opportunities to buyers to buy the Honor View 10 with many offers and is available in two colors – navy blue and midnight black.