Honor View 10 Review: Hands-On
Warm on the heels of the mid-variety 7X, Honor has declared the Honor Perspective ten, a flagship gadget that rounds off 2017 with the year’s major mobile pattern, an 18:nine screen.
The cell phone was envisioned to be known as the Honor nine Pro or as for each its regular naming conventions, but the company have selected Perspective ten thanks to its similarities to the Huawei Mate ten Pro.
It is the first time the Perspective branding has been utilised outside the house of Asia.
The gadget has premium construct, and though is not precisely the very same proportions as both Huawei’s Mate ten or Mate ten Pro shares many of the qualities of the two.
We went palms-on with the Honor Perspective ten at the London launch event, and these are our first impressions. A total review will comply with in the coming days.
Price and availability
The British isles cost of the Honor Perspective ten is £449, making it the very same as the base OnePlus 5T, and £70 far more than the Honor nine retailed for at launch.
It will go on sale in the British isles on 8 January 2018. It will also be readily available in France, Germany, India, Italy, the US, Spain and Russia at this time.
Structure and construct
The Honor Perspective ten seems like a great deal of other premium telephones this yr, sporting an 18:nine screen. Initially viewed on the LG G6 and then the Samsung Galaxy S8, the type component keeps the Perspective ten trim and workable in the hand though adding some top to the display screen.
This is the very same facet ratio as the Huawei Mate ten Pro, but there’s a entrance-placed fingerprint sensor and headphone jack like on the Mate ten. Confused? It usually means you get the superior 18:nine screen dimensions with the acquainted fingerprint sensor and headphone jack. This usually means the Perspective 10 has an great mix of features from each versions of Huawei’s new flagship.
The again of the cell phone is a lot less interesting, with Iphone-esque antenna lines at the best and bottom, with a solitary Honor brand and twin rear cameras. Squint, and the Perspective ten resembles an Iphone 7 In addition with a greater display screen functioning Android.
With no glass again, there is certainly no prospect of wi-fi charging, although that is continue to a non-critical feature that would have increased the cost.
The Honor Perspective 10 is alarmingly slim at 6.97mm and recollects the Apple of a couple of yrs in the past that grew to become obsessed with this measurement, to the detriment of construct excellent and Bendgate. We’ll have to see how the Perspective ten retains up in a again pocket for a working day or two in our total review quickly.
If you are on a budget, this is as premium a gadget as you’ll get for the cost – even undercutting the £449 OnePlus 5T while quite much matching the specs.
It’s readily available in midnight black and navy blue, but is not as notably beautiful as other flagships this yr, or even when compared to the more mature glass-backed Honor nine. It seems really very similar to the 8 Pro.
The style is not specially inspiring, and reeks of a cell phone whose options you can expect to have to really like way far more than the components to shell out for it.
Features and specs
Honor is foremost with the AI options that Huawei pushed on the Mate ten Pro and Honor experienced on its Asia-only Magic cell phone, and in principle they are amazing. There is an argument to be experienced that it is not seriously AI at all and relatively a notable assistant-design layer to the software, but we’ll let them have it for now.
The Kirin 970 processor enables for offline language translation in the native digital camera app, though the AI smarts also allow for the digital camera to intelligently decide on the right parameters of a certain shot, without you possessing to go into a bewildering professional method.
The twin 20Mp and 16Mp digital camera offer portrait method for a depth impact on pics, as properly as a monochrome lens for with any luck , great black and white photography.
In its razor slim overall body, Honor has packed a whopping three.750mAh battery with speedy-demand the company promises can get you to 50% from dead in fifty percent an hour.
It’s also terrific to see the octa-main Kirin 970 processor carried about, as it is Huawei’s hottest chip and a strong alternative to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in most other high-conclude Android telephones this yr.
The Perspective ten has what the company describes as ‘fast and secure facial recognition’, which faltered underneath the dazzling lights on stage at the event, but we will see how it performs in our total review. The gadget continue to falls again on its fingerprint sensor for secure app activity like banking.
It is twin SIM active (the greatest kind) and has a headphone jack, mercifully. If you did not like the omission of it on the Huawei Mate ten, here is a way to get the very same primary specs, a headphone jack, and save about £200.
Software could be what lets this cell phone down if you are not a fan of Honor (and Huawei’s) EMUI pores and skin. Granted, EMUI 8. is a great deal superior than previous iterations, but the variations it makes to inventory Android never usually make a great deal of perception. Intuitive actions from inventory are overlayed with distinct actions and icons, though the notification shade is continue to a little bit of a mess.
However it is primarily based on Android Oreo 8., and stays an excellently affordable way to get your palms on an OS functioning Google’s hottest software. We’ll provide you the lowdown in the comprehensive review quickly.