Once there was a time when we had to empty our pockets to get flagship features in a smartphone but for the past few years, Honor has changed the rules of the game. This year, Honor 10 made quite a splash in the handset industry as it can match many flagship devices in features but alas other devices cannot compete with this smartphone in price.
Honor 10 is a gorgeous smartphone that has seemingly set its eyes on taking the handset industry by storm. We have used Honor’s new flagship device briefly for a few hours and before we test it out to write a comprehensive review, let’s go through our first impressions and hands-on experience of the smartphone.
Check out the unboxing of Honor 10 in the video below:
Design and Display
Honor 10’s design is breathtakingly beautiful as it comes with a glass body which looks quite amazing.
Our test unit is in Midnight Black color but if you are planning to buy this smartphone in the future, we recommend that you check out Honor 10 in Phantom Green and Phantom Blue as they can change colors when viewed from different angles owing to the presence of aurora glass at the back.
Honor 10 despite offering a large 5.84 inches screen is not a huge device at all rather it sits comfortably in just one hand. Thanks to the curved edges of the smartphone, the user can maintain an easy grip on the device without worrying about dropping it from their hands.
The back of the smartphone houses a dual AI camera setup while we have a power and volume rocker button on the right side and SIM tray is present on the left side of the smartphone.
Honor 10 features a 5.84 inches display with 79.9% screen to body ratio, 19:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2280 pixels screen resolution. The smartphone’s display is quite bright and sharp, making the colors pop on the screen.
Honor 10 comes with dual 16MP and 24MP cameras at the back while the front of the device boasts a 24MP selfie snapper. One of the main attractions of the smartphone is its AI camera at the back and we cannot wait to test it out to give our detailed analysis in the full review.
Opening up the camera app, we are greeted by a very simplistic and easy to use interface where we simply have to swipe left or right to change different modes.
Honor 10’s camera interface seemingly comes with the same camera wizardry features as the P20 series like the 3D lighting in the portrait mode, etc. The users can find the additional modes including Pro Mode, Night Shot, HDR, Panorama, etc. by tapping More in the slider.
Battery and Performance
Honor’s flagship device packs a 3400mAh battery. We have spent only a few hours with the smartphone and thus we cannot pass a judgment regarding the phone’s battery but if history is any indication, we think we won’t be too disappointed with the battery life of Honor 10.
The smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can easily fulfill all our storage needs. The device is powered by Kirin 970 chipset, the same processor that we have seen in the Huawei Mate 10 and P20 series so we are not worried about the performance of the smartphone.
In our Mate 10 review, we saw the Kirin 970 processor could handle anything that we threw in its way and was an ideal option for a multitasker. Though we haven’t tested Honor 10 yet, we are quite hopeful to expect the same performance from the smartphone. Rest assured, we will reveal the benchmark scores and in-depth analysis in our review.
We are liking the Honor 10 so far and we can assume that it may even surpass its predecessor, Honor 9 in offering a quality product at an affordable price, putting many flagship devices to shame.
The smartphone is now available for pre-order in Pakistan. The phone’s actual price is Rs. 55,999 while the pre-ordered devices will come with a discounted price and goodies. Make sure to stay tuned to a comprehensive and in-depth review of Honor 10 to find out more about the smartphone.