If you have a budget of around 30K to 40K, and planning to buy a smartphone then the Honor 10 is a really good option. The Honor 10 is priced at Rs. 32,999 and comes in Phantom Blue and Midnight Black. Find out how this handset performed.

The Honor 10 is powered by Kirin 970 octa core processor that is powerful and comes with dedicated NPU, Neural Processing Unit that handles the AI (Artificial Intelligence) part. Screen is 5.84 inches with 19:9 aspect ratio, screen looks good and feels good specially the notch gives a unique feel and user experience. In case you do not like the notch you can disable notch that actually covers the part in black.

Overall performance is really good, battery life is decent, camera quality is excellent check the camera section. The handset does heat up, but heat build up is under control. Unique thing is the ultra sonic finger print sensor placed under the glass (the button is almost hidden) and Honor 10 supports dual VoLTE which means you can use 2 Jio SIM’s together.

Honor 10 AI camera

Honor 10 features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Honor 10) :  handset, user manual, data cable (USB to USB Type C), SIM ejector pin and travel charger 9V/2A.
SAR : 0.84 W/kg
Weight and Thickness : 153 grams and 7.7mm
Body : Metal  body, curvy design, very comfortable to hold and use. Plus 3D glass back with a stunning nano-scale optical coating composed of 15 layers of shimmering color.
SIM Type : Nano + Nano. There is no micro SD support
Screen  :  5.84 inches, FullView (19:9 aspect ratio, Notch style), 2280  x 1080 pixels resolution – FHD+, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are very good
Connectivity :  4G, Dual VoLTE (you can use VoLTE on both SIM, i.e. 2 JIO sims will work), Wi-Fi (dual band), GPS, NFC and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic, Ambient Light sensor, step, hall
Security : Ultra Sonic Finger Print sensor on front (works with wet fingers), Face Unlock
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 6GB (about 2.3GB free on first boot)
ROM : 128GB (about 111GB free on first boot)
OS : EMUI 8.1 based on Android v8.1 Oreo

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Honor 10 Performance

CPU :  Huawei Kirin 970 octa core @ 2.36GHz
GPU :  Mali G72MP12 GPU
Heating : High
Max Battery Temperature : 42 degrees

Smooth performance, no lags, heats up but max battery temp was about 42 degrees.

Honor 10 Benchmark

Antutu : 204269 / 76192
NenaMark3 :  58.9fps (2-3)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :   451 MB/s read  and  230 MB/s write

Honor 10 Gaming Review

I tried Asphalt 8 and the game did really well, no issues. Hardware is powerful enough to play high end games.

Honor 10 AI Camera Review

Rear Camera : 16MP + 24MP, supports 3D portrait lighting, LED flash, AI
Front Camera : 24MP supports Bokeh mode
Video Recording : 4K, slow mo @ 120 fps in 1080p / 720p

Camera quality is excellent. The rear camera does a really good job. Edge detection in Bokeh mode is pretty good and color looks natural. Low light shots were great, you do need tripod stand if you are using night mode or whenever it is mention to keep the handset still.

Honor 10 review

Front camera is also pretty good, and it can also shoot in Bokeh mode. Honor 10 can shoot 4K video. Another unique thing is the 3D portrait lighting mode (professional studio lighting). Do check the video review to see how it looks.

I shot 4K / 1080p videos there is no stabilization.

Camera Rating : 4.6 out of 5

Honor 10 camera samples

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear, finger print sensor on the front is decently and accurate, there is face unlock too and this face unlock is a bit faster than the finger print sensor.

Honor 10  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3400 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : about 2 hours 10 minutes or so  using the charger provided (9V/2A)
Battery Life : 4 to 6 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One day battery life, or little more depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 32 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 12 minutes / 6% / 42 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 19 minutes / 6% / 42 degrees
4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  14 minutes / 4% / 39 degrees


Honor 10 is pretty impressive, way unique and the back is so beautiful that it is surely going to get some attention. Overall performance is smooth, hardware is powerful, battery life is decent and the camera quality is excellent. Price is pretty decent.

Now let’s see how this one competes with the OnePlus 6, that is priced a little higher.

Rating : 4.6  out of 5

Honor 10 price in India is Rs. 32,999 – http://fkrt.it/dw6xQnuuuN

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in