Honor View 10 Review – A budget Flagship Part 1

Honor View 10, a midrange mobile phone from Honor gets reviewed after 3 months use as a daily driver.

Background:

I am using Honor View 10 as my daily driver for almost three months. In this first part, I will be writing about the background of Honor brand, details of SOC and its capabilities.

Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei Headquartered in China. Honor brand mostly produces budget Android smartphones for Asian markets. Previously Honor has focused its attention on entry-level smartphone segment in India. But with the launch of Honor View 10, it has ventured into a new category. It has given consumers a choice between High-end Huawei flagships such as Huawei P20 Pro and entry-level phones such as Honor 7X.

Most notable specification of the phone is the SoC Kirin 970. The same processor used in Huawei Flagship P20 Pro touted as best android smartphone camera in early 2018. Huawei has developed Kirin 970 processor to Compete with Snapdragon 835.

One more Interesting things about Kirin 970 is the NPU ( Neural Processing Unit) which gives AI capabilities to the SoC. As of now, there are very few applications that can take advantage of the same. In the future, we can expect more and more real-world applications from AI capabilities of Kirin 970. Currently, it is confined to the Camera Unit and helps Camera app to decide which presets to use for capturing an image. For example, if you point your mobile on a person, AI will detect the best setting to capture the image and apply it. It works.

About The Phone:

Honor View 10 is exclusively available on  Amazon India site. The phone runs Android v8 Oreo operating system + EMUI 8.0 with 2.36GHz + 1.8GHz Huawei Kirin 970 AI octa-core processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB and dual SIM (nano+nano). Build quality is great. It has a metal body unlike the current trend of fragile Glass back. The phone is pretty slim and feels good to hold in hand. One hand usage is comfortable. the screen is 15.21 centimeters (5.99-inch) Full View FHD+ 18:9 display capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. It has the 20+16MP AI-powered dual primary camera and 13MP front-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture. The phone has 3750mAH lithium-ion battery with QuickCharge technology and smart power management which can comfortably last for a day on normal to heavy usage.

In the next part, I will talk about the real-world experience of using Honor View 10 for 3 months as my primary phone.

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