Honor has recently introduced its new flagship device, Honor 10 that comes with all the features that we have come to expect from a premium device but with the added bonus of providing a very affordable price tag of Rs. 56,000.
Though we have already tested the smartphone and shared our detailed review with you, we were curious to see how other devices carrying approximately the same price tag fare against Honor 10. Our hunt led us to Samsung Galaxy A8 which was introduced earlier this year in Pakistan.
The two smartphones are in the same price bracket where Galaxy A8 is available in the Pakistani market for Rs. 57,000. We are comparing the two devices based on their specification and not on usability and functionality; so without further ado, let’s find out which is a better choice:
Design & Display
We had the pleasure of using the Galaxy A8 smartphone when it was first launched in Pakistan and while we can’t complain about the infinity display provided by Samsung, it was little heavier than the Honor 10. The former weighs 172g while the latter weighs 153g.
Looking at the two smartphones, you can see that either of them offer a unique looking device to the user where Honor 10 comes with the notch on top, a recent trend that has taken the Android market by storm.
One of the things that make Honor 10 stand out is its aurora glass at the back that changes color. It also offers a slightly large screen to the user as compared to the Galaxy A8 which is 5.6 inches in size while the Honor 10 comes with 5.84 inches of display.
Honor 10 also features an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which is quite unique and lays under the glass display of the smartphone. In contrast, Galaxy A8 offers a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device like many other smartphones on the market.
The slightly modern look and the aurora glass compels us to side with Honor 10’s design and display.
While testing Honor 10, we completely fell in love with the AI camera of the smartphone that made the colors pop without overexposing the picture. Sadly we did not get the chance to test out the Galaxy A8’s cameras which offer a 16MP lens at the back and 16MP+8MP selfie snapper at the front.
Honor 10, on the other hand, comes with a dual 16MP+ 24MP primary camera and dual 24MP front camera for taking selfies. It is a fact well known that we cannot judge the camera simply by the count of megapixels so the jury is still out to see which will become a better photography partner for the user.
Honor 10 is powered by Kirin 970 chipset that is available in the Huawei’s new flagship series P20 and P20 Pro which is an obvious plus point over the Galaxy A8 which features an Exynos 7885 chipset which is a processor for upper-midrange devices.
Both the devices come with a 4GB RAM but when it comes to internal storage, Honor 10 is the obvious winner which offers 128GB of space to the users over 64GB present in the Galaxy A8.
With Honor 10, the company is offering the latest Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.1 while we are still waiting for Samsung to update its Galaxy A8 from Nougat to Android Oreo.
Honor 10 packs a larger 3400mAh battery as compared to the Galaxy A8’s 3000mAh battery. Both of them come with fast charging feature and we cannot say how quickly the two devices will charge when pit against each other but from just looking at the specs, Honor 10 comes victorious in this category as well.
Out of the five categories mentioned above, Honor 10 clearly stands out in four so it is safe to assume that buying Honor 10 will be the wise choice in this price bracket and clearly you will not be missing out on features present in the other devices.