Our Opinion

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

Huawei Honor 10  Nokia 8 
Huawei Honor 10 Nokia 8
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Excellence Score
79.9
69.3
Value for Money Score
86.1
83.4
Price ₹ 32,999 onwards ₹ 25,830 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Oct, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 5.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 554 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Aluminosilicate Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 2.45 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 540
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 13.0 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 (13MP + 13MP), F/2.0 Aperture, Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Carl Zeiss Optics, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), IR Range Finder, 1.12um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, 78.4-degree Lens, Display Flash, 4K Video Recording
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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 153 gm 160 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 3090 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 360 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 18.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters Charging Time: upto 108 mins N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0); Nokia OZO Audio; Facebook and Youtube Live Streaming; Dual-Sight Mode; NFC; USB Type-C; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; 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
  • Clean, no-nonsense, stylish design - it fits with what Nokia stands for
  • Build quality is top-notch too
  • Pocket-friendly size and footprint
  • Beautiful display - one of the best IPS LCDs available - 700+ nits of brightness, deep blacks, excellent contrast, and AMOLED-like sunlight legibility - it's even better than the iPhone 7/7Plus's which are the benchmark for IPS displays
  • Purists will enjoy the mostly stock Android UI (and the promise of regular updates)
  • The Snapdragon 835 offers chart-topping performance, doesn't get hot, and combined with a lightweight operating system - the Nokia 8 zips through any task you throw at it
  • The cameras on the Nokia 8 are pretty good too - they get almost everything right - the image quality from the rear dual camera setup is good, the specs are as relevant as they can get, and the extra features are trendy yet not over the top - color, monochrome, daylight, or nighttime
  • Usually good Portrait shots and Bokeh effects too - you can even adjust the effect's strength later on
  • The Dual-Sight shots are nice too, and an interesting add-on
  • The front camera is very good too, and among the best
  • Video recording performance is good too, especially the audio part which is class-leading - any concert recorded with the 8 will be as compelling on video as on the venue itself
  • With dual sight, you can also livestream on both cameras, which maybe a dream come true for many vloggers and avid social network users
  • Audio output quality via both headphone jack, and speakers is good too
  • Battery life is impressive too, and the phone will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fast-charging support
  • On the whole, the Nokia 8 is a revelation - HMD did the iconic brand justice by delivering on all promises - No rush to make up for the lost time - the Nokia 8 is methodical and confident, patient and prepared - and its packs a strong punch
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
  • Although its a solid all-rounder, the Nokia 8 lacks some cutting-edge features from high-end flagships in 2017 - like waterproofing or a bezel-less design
  • The cameras are good, but can sometimes be slow, and could also have been better in low light - Nokia 8's top competitor, the OnePlus 5 generally comes out a little ahead in the camera department
  • 4K videos could have been sharper and better stabilized
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. The Nokia 8 is a revelation....HMD did the iconic brand justice by delivering on all promises
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A decent all-rounder, the dual-camera Nokia 8 gets the job done
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Nokia 8 is a smartphone that would have been a worthy addition to the lineup of the Finnish company even in its heyday
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Impressive, but not perfect
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. indiatoday.intoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  15. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  17. androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  19. independent.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  20. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  22. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  23. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  24. t3.com hands-on Read Review »
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