After the high-profile launches of the Huawei P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite, it is now time for the corporate’s sub-brand to unveil a brand new smartphone at an occasion in London. The Honor 10 is the brand new flagship from Honor, and contains a glass-and-metal physique, AI-enhanced cameras, a 19:9 show with a notch, and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the field. Honor 10 worth in India has been set at Rs. 32,999 for the variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage, the one mannequin coming to India. We bought to spend a while with Honor’s newest smartphone previous to the official international launch, and listed here are our first impressions.
The Honor 10 bears a slight resemblance to Huawei‘s just lately launched P20 collection of smartphones, at the very least from the entrance, due to the notch on the prime of the show. The notch is kind of small and may be masked due to an choice within the settings. In our restricted expertise, most first-party functions ran effective on the telephone’s display screen, with the realm across the notch getting used to show the time, battery degree, and different standing icons.
The Honor 10 has a 2.5D curved glass again, with an aluminium body for rigidity. The smartphone appears glossy and feels strong within the hand. Because of the minimal display screen borders and spectacular 86.2 % screen-to-body ratio, the Honor 10 is compact and pocketable. The curved glass again, rounded corners and curved edges additionally make it really feel high-end.
The entrance fascia is dominated by a 5.84-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD that has a facet ratio of 19:9 and a pixel density of 432ppi. In our restricted time with this smartphone, we discovered the show to be vibrant and punchy, with nice viewing angles and vivid colors. An in depth evaluation of the show must wait until we conduct our exhaustive assessment.
The horizontally organized dual-camera setup on that again has the phrases ‘AI CAMERA’ emblazoned proper subsequent to it. The fingerprint sensor, which is embedded beneath the glass up entrance, was pretty correct however a bit gradual in our transient expertise. The smartphone additionally helps face recognition, which labored effectively within the time we spent with the machine.
The Honor 10 is powered by Huawei’s personal Kirin 970 processor which incorporates devoted logic, dubbed the Neural Processing Unit, to deal with artificial intelligence computations domestically as an alternative of within the cloud. The Kirin 970 has been utilized in a number of of Huawei’s premium fashions together with the Huawei P20 Professional, Honor View 10, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
Different specs embrace 6GB of RAM, a non-removable three,400mAh battery, and 128GB of storage which can’t be expanded. Connectivity choices embrace Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth four.2, GPS, Glonass, NFC, 4G VoLTE and a three.5mm headphone jack. There is a USB Sort-C Port for charging and information transfers, and fast charging is supported.
In our restricted time with the Honor 10, it carried out admirably, with butter-smooth animations and minimal load occasions. We’ll see the way it performs in our full assessment, once we can run video games and artificial benchmarks.
The Honor 10 runs Honor’s EMUI eight.1 pores and skin atop Android eight.1 Oreo. EMUI has come a great distance previously few years and is now quick, fluid, and snappy. That mentioned, it nonetheless feels cluttered and there’s a lot of preinstalled bloatware. Honor claims that EMUI eight.zero makes use of machine learning to intelligently analyse person behaviour and allocate assets accordingly. We are going to check these claims together with the telephone’s general efficiency in our full assessment.
On the imaging entrance, the Honor 10 contains a 24-megapixel major rear digital camera with an aperture of f/1.eight, and a secondary 16-megapixel digital camera with an aperture of f/1.eight. The Honor 10 can intelligently detect the thing or scene being shot and optimise picture settings accordingly. In the mean time, the smartphone can detect 22 various kinds of objects and scenes.
On the entrance, the Honor 10 has a 24-megapixel snapper with a pixel dimension of 1.eight microns and a 3D Portrait lighting mode just like the one discovered on the iPhone X. AI enhancement can be supported, and the digital camera app makes use of software program algorithms for background blurring. Whereas it’s too early to make a definitive evaluation of photograph high quality, the AI options appear promising, and the digital camera app is feature-packed and straightforward to make use of.
With a promising set of cameras, good construct high quality, and a top-notch show, the Honor 10 appears all set to reignite competitors in its worth phase. We are going to quickly be capable of check it extensively, to see the way it fares in opposition to the competitors by way of efficiency, battery life, photograph high quality, and software program. Keep tuned to Devices 360 for updates, comparisons, and our detailed assessment of the Honor 10.
Disclosure: Honor sponsored Devices 360 correspondent’s flights and resort for the launch occasion in London.