Huawei Honor V10 review, high tech in low Price
Huawei Honor V10 is the latest Huawei mid-range smartphone which is powered by the Kirin 970 chipset that is a true competitor of Snapdragon 835 SoC. Huawei Honor V10 is also known as Honor View 10. The smartphone is aimed to support those users who want to amuse latest and powerful specs in affordable price. This is not the first time; back in 2016, the Honor V9 was also a budget friendly device and had Kirin 960 chipset which was the high-end Huawei SoC. The latest Honor V10 brings bigger full screen display, improved dual camera technology, more powerful CPU and durable battery.
- Bigger bezel less display and beautiful design
- Latest Android Oreo with upgraded EMUI 8
- Dual cameras and AI Camera feature
- High-end Kirin 970 chipset
- Affordable Price
- Not dust and water proof
- Still FHD+ resolution not QHD
- Lower 3750mAh battery instead 4000mAh
- Not available in 8GB RAM variant
The body of honor v10 is made of aluminum. It features a 2.5D curved glass design. Its overall look is much pretty. The smartphone presents in Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red, and Night Black. The Charm Red color of smartphone makes it prominent and eye-catching.
It is 7 mm thick and weighs 172 grams. The handset has larger 6.0 inches screen. A glass covers the whole screen to protect it. On the upper side of screen, a selfie camera is set beside a notification LED and the speaker. The lower side of screen is equipped with a spherical-shape home button.
A fingerprint sensor is placed under the home button. The left side of device is armed with dual (Nano) SIM tray slot. The microSD slot is separate so you have no need to drop any SIM. On the right side of smartphone there are three buttons, one of them is a power button and the other two are volume controllers. Nothing is present on the top side whereas the bottom side is decked with USB-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack and speaker grilles. Coming toward the back of device, dual camera lenses lifted up there and mounted horizontally. Both snappers are coupled with LED flash. A glass is also covered on rear side of smartphone.
According to the modern tendency, the Honor V10 has 18:9 ratio display of 5.99-inch. It is taller and full screen smartphone which makes watching and browsing easier.
Its disadvantage is FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution while the honor v9 had 5.7"display with QHD resolution. Anyway, the given resolution is enough to see sharp, vibrant and bright pictures and videos. Its contrast ratio is very good. The display is supported with up to 5 fingers multi-touch and protected with a glass.
Chipset and CPU Performance
Huawei Honor V10 is driven by the powerful and latest Kirin 970 chipset. It has dedicated NPU. This chipset provides flagships level performance. It is running on Octa core CPU in which 4 cores tick at 2.4GHz speed and 4 cores process at 1.8GHz frequency. There is upgraded Mali-G72 GPU for better result graphics.
When we tested the device and ran heavy programs, we got smooth performance and rapid fast programming speed. Antutu Benchmark gives the 165587 scores for Honor V10's overall performance.
Huawei Honor V10 comes with 4GB and 6GB RAM choice. The 4GB RAM is massive for multi-tasking and runs games smoothly but if you want to upgrade your heavy gaming experience then you should select the 6GB RAM option. The smartphone is available in three variants - the first one has 4GB RAM with 64GB Storage and the second variant gets 6GB RAM with 64GB Memory while the third smartphone has 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. We expect the 64GB storage can fulfill your memory needs but if you feel that the 64GB variant can't fill up your requirement then you can select 128GB storage. MicroSD slot is also there and can support 256GB memory card.
In the case of optics, you get augmented dual 16MP + 20MP rear camera lenses. These are Leica-branded and both snappers capture images quickly. It shoots clear result pictures and QHD videos. The camera performance of smartphone is admirable. Huawei Honor V10 comes with a new feature called HiAI technology which is also known as AI Camera feature. During the recording, this AI Camera feature can recognize scenes and objects like cat, dog, spoons, flowers, nightscape, blue sky, sunrise and sunset etc.
There is a 13MP selfie camera as well. It can shoot your sharp and beautiful selfies. The selfies taken by it are enough bright to see easily. It is also good for video calling.
The device is running on latest Android OS, 8.0 (Oreo) which is skinned with new Emotion UI 8.0, the interface which has impressive look, beautiful themes, smart tips, smart multi-column display and smart split screen support.
The Android Oreo based EMUI 8 having dynamic wallpapers, PC display mode, and intelligent Behavior Prediction. It supports AI powered technology which identifies scenes and object in real-time, and automatically adjusts color, contrast, brightness and exposure.
The Honor V10 is powered by a 3750mAh Li-Po battery which is lower than the 4000mAh battery of the predecessor. The Company used smaller battery despite the bigger 5.99-inch full screen display of Honor V10. Anyway, you can last through your day with moderate usage. The good fact is that the handset enables fast charging support. And you can recharge battery upto 58% within 30 minutes.
The Price of Honor V10 is $420 and the 6GB + 64GB variant price is $470. The premium variant (6GB + 128GB) is available for $550.
Huawei Honor V10 brings fashionably big full screen display, beautiful sleek design, dual camera technology with AI camera feature, powerful Kirin 970 chipset, latest Android Oreo based EMUI 8 software, and mid-range affordable price. On the other hand, it has still FHD+ resolution not QHD, lower 3750mAh battery instead 4000mAh, and does not provide water resistant. So we give 7 out of 10 for its overall performance.