When it comes to giving you good value for money, Honor have it right. They have been giving their customers great value phones at even better prices. In the Honor View 10, you get a worthy flagship at a fraction of the average price. In fact, the Honor View 10 features a top AI enabled processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of space, and much more. All this costs just £450.
Honor View 10 – Features
- Huawei Kirin 970 AI enabled processor
- 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, expandable via SD CARD
- 3750mAh batter, 5V/4.5A Super Charge
- 20MP + 16MP Dual Lens Rear Camera, F/1.8, AI enabled, motion detection
- 13MP Front Camera
- EMUI 8, based on Android 8
- 18:9 Display, 5.99 inch screen,
- Face unlock (needs a software update)
- AI Accelerated Translator
- Gaming Suite
- Dual SIM, Dual 4G/Dual VoLTE
- Front facing fingerprint sensor
- 157mm(L) x 74.98mm(W) x 6.97mm(T), Weight: 172g
In the box
The phone comes with the charger, headphones and a transparent case. I love the fact that it comes with a case, ensuring you can keep your device clean and safe, straight out of the box.
Look and feel
The phone is a thing of beauty. The display is ‘bezel-less’, and the curved corners add to its charm. Unlike most Honor phones, you get a physical Home button which also acts as a fingerprint scanner in the front.There is no notch up top, just the usual bar!
The screen is bright, offers great resolution and looks really good!
It also features a night mode which allows you to control the blue light, meaning it shouldn’t mess with your sleep.
The back features the dual cameras and not much else.
The bottom has a USB C port as well as a headphone socket. The sides have the usual buttons and the SIM slot.
Overall the phone feels pretty good in your hands.
The camera is pretty much one of the highlights of the Honor View 10. Equipped with AI to sense the scene (anything from a selfie to landscape to cat vs dog!), it gives you the best possible settings for the scene. This means that you can pretty much leave it to do what it does, and all you need to do is hit click!
Scroll below to see some of our samples:
An early shot in very low lighting, trying out Portrait mode.
Trying again, but closer, through a mirror. Notice the detail.
A textured surface also shows off how it can easily deal with focus. This is the case for Zinsoko headphones.
Of course, no picture stream is full without the cats:
Same image, but zoomed in:
As you can see, the image is sharp, the detail is exquisite. In fact, I am slightly embarrassed about the dusty state of her fur. You can see the window and the blue sky through her eyes!
You think you know a fast phone. You are wrong. The Honor View 10 sets the bar. It is fast, even when subjected with gaming or heavy duty apps. No lags are noticeable, and it just trundles along as needed.
Unfortunately, the Face Unlock feature isn’t enabled on our sample yet. We hear that a software update should push this through soon.
Same goes for Animojis.
These were the two highlight features that Honor presented in response to the iPhone X.
The phone also features intelligent translation. This is particularly useful when you are out and about (in a different country) and need to read menus or see signs. It happily overlays English on top. It worked as well as Google Translate normally does but felt smoother and faster.
The phone, despite its high performance, gives you a good battery life. Fast charging also means that you don’t need to worry about charge times. We could easily last a day with this one.
More information, as well as buying options, can be found on the Honor website. It retails for £450.
I don’t say this about a lot of phones, but I will genuinely miss this one when it goes back. It is pretty perfect in almost every way! Can’t wait for those software updates to push the final features through.