Honor 10 just landed with chameleon body, AI camera, and nice price

As one of the last holdouts to launch their flagship handset globally, Huawei's sub-brand honor took the stage today to announce the Honor 10 - a phone that's packed to the gills with features, which will be sold at a great value-for-money ratio, as we are accustomed to from the brand. Is it just a "fragile P20," as a user commented during the launch?

Well, just like the P20, the Honor 10 ships with a glass-coated back that shifts its colors at an angle, introducing the so-called "color radiance" Aurora Glass coating technology to the Honor line, but only in the Phantom Blue and Phantom Green hues. The notch-y front with 5.8" FHD+ display is also here, as is the Kirin 970 processor, the same that powers the Huawei P20, and as are the 4GB RAM plus 64/128GB storage configurations.

The high-quality dual-camera setup (16MP RGB+24MP monochrome) is different than the P20, though, and features f/1.8 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), as well as AI-powered scene recognition, plus intelligent image stabilization. There's a 24-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed in the notch, and a fingerprint sensor placed in the home key.

Honor 10 is powered by a 3,400 mAh battery with ultrafast 5A charging support that goes to 50% in 25 minutes. There's a wide range of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, and LTE support. Android 8.1 Oreo with the company's own EMUI 8.1 on top rounds up the pretty package.

So far so good, we didn't expect the Honor 10 to be much different from what was already outed in China, but we know what you are most interested in - the pricing scheme for the Wild Wild West... and East. The phone will be available in 26 countries starting as soon as today, for €449.90 or £399.99 (128GB version), or just €399.90 for the basic 64GB option, which is a very good deal no matter how you slice it, and the company is even throwing in free Bluetooth headphones to the early adopters. Now the only thing left is to put this puppy through our cold and calculating review grind, and hope it comes away unscathed.

source: Honor

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  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

A Chinese product costs €449.90?????? What a ripoff!!!!

14. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Well, you should actually use their phones before judging by the country the OEM is from.

23. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Ever heard something about credibility? brand value? It's called wisdom, NOT prejudice.

24. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

U have no idea of what wisdom is...

2. karll1

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

iphones are made in China

3. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016


7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"and" is made in UK.

27. nithence86

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

iPhones are assembled in China, not made

4. Alcyone

Posts: 568; Member since: May 10, 2018

Assuming he means a Chinese company charging that for a product made in china. The other is an American company contracting to have their product made in china. Bet most parts to both products come from china.

5. Jamesj01

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 09, 2017

Quite a few of apples parts are made by Samsung which have factories in China and other Asian countries.

6. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Ultrasonic Fingerprints Scanner on it's home button,RIP in optical fingerprints scanner on screen and even the capacitive fingerprints scanner.The notch need to go away soon i don't want smartphones with notch just hurry up with full screen inscreen camera,speakers smartphone.I'm sick of it or give me symmetrical slim bezel on bottom and top.

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

it seems you like balance, which i perfectly understand... look at it like this... the notch has a size similar to the bottom finger print scanner... assuming they have some software additions to black out the "horns" and balance out the screen would it be so bad? imagine just having a few pieces of information displayed in the "horns" area... its space that is kind of wasted if there is no notch...

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1108; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Wow! Didn't know that status bar is considered space consuming. And, some of us actually prefer our status bar transparent, not in front of a black bar.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

no no thats not what i meant... you know on most phones to the right and left of the speaker, sensors and earpiece there is space that is usually empty... why not utilize it... kind of what the V10 did.... it's just a step towards an all screen front. it can be looked at as a bad thing or a way to effectively use what use to be empty space

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Notch biggest problem is not functionality, it is simply ugly.

9. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

It looks awesome and price is right but I hate Huawei's Android skin. It looks like a cheap iOS reap off.

10. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Apply stock Android type themes in theme store and use nova launcher. Btw, I also thing they should trim the ui and should have approach for cleaner ui. Or just launch some Android one edition phones with stock Android.

12. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Huawei UI is so bad not even a launcher and the from the store can fix it t it I really unfortunate because for me their devices are good and worth buying especially at this price but just because of the skin and the fact there is no xda support in any kind for these devices are a deal breaker

11. ajwillingham

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

If only EMUI didn't suck... No disputing that the hardware is excellent but their software is awful.

19. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Just get a launcher..

16. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Does it support sd card and 3.5mm jack? 1st pic of charging show something similar to 3.5mm jack.

18. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Definetly has 3.5mm jack. Don't know about sd card, but probably not.

21. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Just saw unboxings on YouTube it doesn't have sd card too bad its a deal breaker for me i was considering to upgrade my honor 8 to honor 10

25. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

There's no MicroSD expansion and it takes pretty rubbish pictures (regular P20 destroys it). Audio isn't all that great either.

17. torr310

Posts: 1698; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I think it looks pretty cool and I like it! Discriminating something just because it's from somewhere? So smart!

22. CecicliaGarcia

Posts: 27; Member since: May 08, 2018

Too many phones I want and only enough money for one.

26. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

And rubbish camera! Because it's a completely different setup with inferior sensor and no OIS it takes very mediocre pictures especially in low light. Regular P20 has much better camera. Audio output isn't all that great either and the new ultrasound fingerprint scanner is far from reliable.

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