Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 10 is a significantly better phone than the Nokia 7 Plus (Android One), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor 10!

Huawei Honor 10  Nokia 7 Plus (Android One) 
Huawei Honor 10 Nokia 7 Plus
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Excellence Score
79.9
66.6
Value for Money Score
86.1
83.0
Price ₹ 32,999 onwards ₹ 24,598 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Apr, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 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, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 512
RAM 6 GB 4 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 + 13MP), 12MP: F/1.75 Aperture; 1.4µm Pixel Size, 13MP: F/2.6 Aperture; 1.0µm Pixel Size, Electronic Image Stabilisations (EIS), Dual Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 2x Optical Zoom, Carl Zeiss optics, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, 1.0µm Pixel Size, Carl Zeiss optics, Full HD Video Rec.
Internal Memory 128 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.99 mm
Weight 153 gm N/A
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 3800 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 360 hrs 723 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 18.00 hrs 19.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Other Battery Parameters Charging Time: upto 108 mins Music Playback Time: Up to 126 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Nokia OZO audio
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
  • Excellent build quality with a well-constructed metal (6000 series aluminium) unibody design - the phone definitely feels like it is built to last, and it looks great too
  • In order to make the Nokia 7 Plus look distinct, the company has also opted for some nice looking copper accents for the midframe, camera surround, fingerprint scanner, and its logo at the back
  • With an 18:9 display, the new 7 Plus is the first Nokia-branded smartphone to follow the 'minimal bezel' trend - the 6-inch IPS display is immersive, has good viewing angles and gets bright enough to be visible outdoors
  • The phone is also enrolled into Google’s Android One programme which means is that the phone comes with stock Android and no bloatware - with no significant customisations on the Nokia 7 Plus, the UI is snappy and easy to use - and it will also get guaranteed Android updates for a minimum of 2 years
  • It also comes with Project Treble supported, which should ensure faster updates
  • There are a few useful gesture shortcuts added, like the ability to double-click the power button to launch the camera, use the fingerprint scanner to pull down the notification shade, and lift to wake phone, among others - you also have the option to double-tap the display to wake the device up
  • The performance is great too with a a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor - it beats the likes of Moto X4, and Oppo F7 in benchmarks - the Nokia 7 Plus can handle your daily grind and deliver a smooth user experience without breaking into a sweat - heavy apps and games are handled well too, and there is no heating up
  • Good set of dual rear cameras - the phone is quick to focus and gets the exposure right most of the time - colour reproduction was quite good and most images appeared crisp - the telephoto lens offers a quick 2x optical zoom which comes in handy when you want to capture distant objects - and if you like taking portraits, you will enjoy the bokeh mode
  • The selfie camera is good too and captures detail quite well even when indoors
  • Video recording is decent too
  • There are also three microphones on board along with Nokia’s OZO Audio technology which lets you capture surround audio while recording video
  • Very good battery life - the phone will last you well over a day before needing to be plugged in, with moderate use - the phone manages to get the right balance of performance and efficiency - the processor is powerful, yet frugal enough
  • Decent charging speed - the bundled charger is capable of filling it up to 100 percent in two hours
  • On the whole, Nokia seems to have a winner on its hands - the phone scores well all round, in design, performance and battery life - it’s beautiful, reliable and everything you’d expect from a Nokia phone - and it will give some tough competition to other phones in this price bracket
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
  • A bit on the heavy side
  • No notification LED, The fingerprint scanner is positioned slightly too high on the back side
  • While the camera does pretty well with low light photos (better than the competition), you will have to have patience and a steady hand - the phone drops the shutter speed to capture more light which means a little movement leads to blurry shots
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. Buy the Honor 10 for its camera. Love it for that kaleidoscopic glass back
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Comes with a great design and a superior camera
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Strong camera and design will compel buyers
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Honor’s latest phone brings significant camera upgrades and looks stunning, too
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  11. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  15. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  16. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. firstpost.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. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  22. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  23. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. One of those quietly good all-rounders that don't get us all hyped-up and excited, but are the ones we recommend to a friend as the sensible option
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. HMD Global has managed to get quite a few things right with the 7 Plus. It is up-to-date with an 18:9 display and feels like it is built to last.
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Nokia 7 Plus is the true comeback device for HMD Global. With a beautiful, but tough design, univisium display and pure stock Android, Nokia has a winner in its hands.
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. In the Nokia 7 Plus, HMD Global has a really great smartphone at a price where there’s not a lot of competition, and the phone doesn’t fail to impress
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  19. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. alphr.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  22. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
  23. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  24. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
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