Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 10 is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Honor 8 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor 10!

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Excellence Score
79.9
67.8
Value for Money Score
86.2
69.4
Price ₹ 32,999 onwards ₹ 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Jul, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Aluminosilicate Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode, Do Not Disturb Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 2.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970 Kirin 960
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Mali-G71 MP8
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16MP + 24MP), 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP), F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Laser Autofocus, Dual-LED (Dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, 77-degree Wide-angle Lens, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.7 mm 6.97 mm
Weight 153 gm 184 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 360 hrs 453 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 18.00 hrs 16.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Other Battery Parameters Charging Time: upto 108 mins Charging Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration DTS Sound; Fast Battery Charging; 15 months extended warranty; DLNA; NFC; Dual-band WiFi; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Absolutely dazzling glass design, identical to the much more expensive P20 Pro - this phone is a looker
  • Easy to use with one hand
  • The fingerprint sensor below the display is molded into the bezel itself - there's no depression where a home button would normally be, which gives the phone a neat, seamless look - the sensor also doubles as a touch-sensitive home button when the phone's in use
  • Very good, modern 19:9 tall display, with minimal bezels, and a 'notch' design, like the iPhone X - the display itself is sharp and bright
  • Packed with powerful top-end hardware - the phone runs the same top-end Kirin 970 chip found in Huawei's flagship (Huawei makes the chip itself) and gives almost identical performance - thus putting it in the league of the top-end flagship phones, at a much cheaper price - apps load quickly, photo editing is hassle-free and demanding games play very well
  • Good set of dual cameras on the back, enhanced by Huawei's AI tech - the camera uses artificial intelligence to detect what scene is being photographed and tweaks the image accordingly - and it works quite well
  • Good front camera too
  • Good battery life - will last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • On the whole, the Honor 10 is a pretty solid phone, and delivers the same fast speeds and stylish colours as its flagship cousin the Huawei P20 Pro (although not quite the same superlative camera quality), at a much lower price, and has a standard headphone jack too - it's also a solid alternative to the excellent OnePlus 6, within this price bracket
  • Stunning metal build and design - great handling, slim profile and sleek look - continuing the premium design tradition of the Honor line
  • Very good fingerprint scanner with class-leading speed and accuracy
  • Excellent, VR-Ready QHD display - great punch, superb contrast, and brightness
  • EMUI is a decent Android overlay - and is filled to the brim with features that allow you to tweak pretty much every aspect of the UI - gesture support is rich too
  • Excellent, flagship-worthy speed and performance, powered by the powerhouse Kirin 960 chipset, along with copious amount of RAM and smart memory management - on the whole, the performance is only slightly below the level of the Snapdragon 835 powered devices, and even that difference will be really difficult to spot in ordinary use
  • Very good set of rear dual cameras - still images show mature processing with accurate colors, high detail level, and great dynamic range - the monochrome camera takes these up another notch (sans the colors, obviously) - lossless zoom works pretty well too
  • Pretty decent low-light images too, and excellent long exposure photos
  • The front camera does well too
  • Video recording too is good (though not exceptional)
  • Good, loud speaker
  • Good audio output over headphones too
  • Good gallery, image editing, and music apps
  • Solid battery life - arguably among the best in modern phones with Quad HD displays
  • Fast charging time
  • On the whole, the phone is the closest competition to the excellent OnePlus 5 as on date - while performance is a tad lower and the user interface isn’t as light as OxygenOS, the Honor 8 Pro has a larger, higher-resolution screen which is better suited to VR and media use - additionally, there’s 128GB of internal storage and the possibility of expansion, which is more than what’s present on the 6GB/64GB variant of the OnePlus 5 - both phones feature dual-camera systems, which are excellent and on par with each other
  • In the end, if you are looking for raw power and close-to-stock Android, then the OnePlus 5 is the way to go - but if a sleek and sexy device is what's on your mind, and stock Android is not a must, then the Honor 8 Pro takes the cake
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The glass gets slippery so you might want to use a case
  • The Honor 10's fingerprint sensor looks pretty seamless from the outside, but is somewhat hard to reach with one hand, and is can sometimes be slow and inaccurate - you might find yourself relying more on the face unlock in daily use
  • The EMUI Android skin is not the most light Android skin around
  • The phone has a bit of a tendency to warm up when stressed during gaming and while using other heavy apps
  • The cameras while good for the price bracket, are not up to the level of the (more expensive) senior cousin P20 Pro, especially in terms of low light performance
  • Unwieldy for one-handed usage and pocket-dwelling
  • No waterproofing, a feature that's present in some of its top competition
Expert Reviews
  1. Undoubtedly the most capable smartphone that Huawei's sub-brand Honor has ever released in India
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Outstanding quality at an enticingly low price
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Buy the Honor 10 for its camera. Love it for that kaleidoscopic glass back
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Comes with a great design and a superior camera
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. Strong camera and design will compel buyers
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. Honor’s latest phone brings significant camera upgrades and looks stunning, too
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  17. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. It's the best camera phone that you can buy at its price point
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  19. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  24. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  25. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The best chipset of the house and a high-res screen, backed by the latest Android, certainly help the Honor 8 Pro live up to its name...manages to deliver flagship-worthy specs and performance
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Near-flagship quality without the flagship price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Honor 8 Pro is an accomplished, well-rounded phone...it’s easy on the eye, offers plenty of power and has a sizeable battery
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. It is considerably more affordable than the OnePlus 5, potentially making it just as much of a flagship killer
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. It has all the makings of a phone that is great value for the buyer’s money
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. indiatoday.intoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. tech.firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  18. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  21. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. pcadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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