Huawei’s subsidiary brand, Honor, recently showcased its latest flagship device, the Honor View 10. The device was announced in China during the CES 2018. It’s now available in India, Spain, Italy, France, UK, and Germany. It’s still set to make its way to the U.S. But will this new device be worth the wait?
With so many smartphones in the market today, it can be overwhelming to choose one, especially since the competition is high. The Chinese smartphone brand is aware of that, which is why they made sure to launch a model such as Honor View 10 that will stand out on its own. The device comes with the latest specifications at a reasonable price.
Upon holding the smartphone, you will immediately notice its overall premium look. It has a slim line screen surround and an aluminum rear.It comes in four color choices, black, gold, red, and blue. It has a six-inch LTPS IPS touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution.
It’s also noted that the device is extremely thin, measuring 7mm only. It’s actually slimmer compared with the iPhone X or the Galaxy S8. However, the Honor View 10 will be difficult to use with just one hand due to its aspect ratio. One will also see the device’s fingerprint scanner at the front. Its response time is fast, and it can even be set up as a replacement for the screen home keys.
Many agree that the most impressive part of the smartphone will have to be its brain on board. The device is equipped under the hood with the world’s first AI processor, which is the Huawei Kirin 970. Through this chipset, users will have a faster, stronger, and seamless smartphone experience.
It’s paired with 6 GB of RAM and internal storage of 128 GB.This storage is expandable up to 256 GB through a microSD card. On the software side, the device will run with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Another thing that will make the device worth it is its camera features. The new Honor View 10 boasts a 20MP/16MP dual-lens rear camera and a 13MP selfie camera. It performs well even in low-lit conditions and produces impressive “bokeh” shots. The front camera is also better than most smartphones around.
Noted drawbacks of the camera though are its slightly loose camera exposure metering and the absence of optical image stabilization feature. The phone does not have a 2x secondary zoom lens also. Instead, it just makes use of higher-resolution sensor with the same field of view.
Powering the smartphone needs a 3,750mAh battery. The company claims that it can last up to 21 hours of 4G browsing, 5.5 hours of gaming, and 19 hours of video playback. It also comes with Smart Power Management and 5V/4.5 A Honor supercharge for fast charging.
Fans of the brand can get all of this device’s features at just around $470. It’s a reasonable price for a smartphone packed with specs that can stand up against more expensive models from other brands. Overall, the LTPS IPS is the best high-end with a mid-range price.