Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 10 is a significantly better phone than the Oppo F7 (6GB RAM, 128GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor 10!

Huawei Honor 10  Oppo F7 (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
Huawei Honor 10 Oppo F7
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Excellence Score
79.9
60.6
Value for Money Score
86.2
71.3
Price ₹ 32,999 onwards ₹ 24,291 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Mar, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 6.23 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Aluminosilicate Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass LTPS IPS LCD, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970 MediaTek Helio P60
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Mali-G72 MP3
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 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16MP + 24MP), 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 25.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, HDR, Sony IMX576 Sensor, AI Camera
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 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
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.8 mm
Weight 153 gm 158 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 3400 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
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 Face Unlock; WiFi Direct; 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
  • Nice looking, notch-based full screen design, that is in trend these days following the launch of the iPhone X
  • Very light
  • The fingerprint sensor at the back is quick and accurate, and face unlock also works quickly
  • The phone’s tall 6.23-inch LCD IPS display with full HD+ resolution is sharp and impressive
  • The Oppo F7 uses the company’s Color OS user interface, on top of Android - it’s a reasonably good single-layered UI with a heavy focus on visuals and apps built by Oppo
  • Good speed/performance - the phone handles both basic use, and graphic-intensive games fairly well, and you will get a clean, lag-free experience
  • Good rear and front cameras - pictures taken with the Oppo F7 are surprisingly good for the price of the phone, despite not having as many sensors as you’d expect from smartphones these days - the single-camera setup on either side might come across as inadequate, but the camera makes up for this with its AI chops - pictures are generally well composed and look good, with accurate colors and sharp contrast where needed
  • The AI abilities are really put to work in getting the depth-effect and vivid-mode shots - despite the single-camera setup, portrait shots with the front camera are excellent, getting colors, depth-effect and boundaries fairly accurately - the rear-camera’s portrait mode is decent too
  • Overall, the camera capabilities are on par with the very good cameras on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, and the Vivo V9 - which are also likely to be the Oppo F7's main competitors
  • Battery life is good as well, with the phone comfortably running for a full day on a single charge with moderate use
  • On the whole, the Oppo F7 is a good choice for a stylish looking device that takes especially good selfies - it also has a slight edge over its main competitor, the Vivo V9 in terms of performance, overall camera quality, and battery life (though in terms of design and build quality, the Vivo V9 is ahead)
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
  • The phone is primarily built of plastic, and the build quality could have been better at this price point
  • Charging and data transfers use a micro-USB port, which is a little old school in this age where even budget devices are going to USB Type-C way
  • There is no fast charging tech, so charging the Oppo F7 will take a while – about two hours (or a little more) to fully top up the battery with a regular charger
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. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Strong camera and design will compel buyers
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. Honor’s latest phone brings significant camera upgrades and looks stunning, too
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  16. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  19. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. It's the best camera phone that you can buy at its price point
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  21. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  24. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  25. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Between this and the Vivo V9, we’d recommend the Oppo F7 as it is better in terms of battery life, camera quality, and CPU performance
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The screen is everything here... with its edge-to-edge design
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The F7 smartphone leads with its impressive selfies, premium display, customizable UI and reliable battery
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Up to date with a notch and a truly big screen
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. indianexpress.com hands-on Read Review »
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