Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 10 is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (4GB RAM, 64GB), and is also much better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor 10!

Huawei Honor 10  Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Huawei Honor 10 Samsung Galaxy S8
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Excellence Score
75.9
73.6
Value for Money Score
87.2
60.3
Price ₹ 27,999 onwards ₹ 43,550 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Apr, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1440x2960 pixels (~ 531 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Aluminosilicate Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, 3D Touch (Home Button Only), Always-on Display, Infinity Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970Ranked #5 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 8895Ranked #8 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Mali-G71 MP20
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 F/1.7 Aperture, 26mm Focus Length, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 1/2.5" Sensor Size, 1.4 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K Video and 9MP Image Recording, Face/Smile Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/1.7 Aperture, Autofocus, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR, 1/3.6" Sensor Size, 1.22um Pixel Size, 80 Degree Wide-angle Lens
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 8.1 mm
Weight 153 gm 173 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 3500 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 Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) Back Panel; Bixby Voice Assistant; Samsung DeX (Desktop Experience Support); Fast Battery Charging; Ultra High-Quality Audio Playback; Face Recognition; Wireless Charging; Secure Folder; Hardware-based Encryption; Samsung Pay; Bundled AKG Earphones; NFC; Dual-band WiFi; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; ANT+ Support; Stereo Speakers; 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 - overall the cameras are only one notch below the best of the best like the Pixel 2 (which costs a lot more)
  • Good front camera too
  • Loud speaker
  • 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
  • Incredible overall fit and finish
  • Water-resistant (IP 68 certification), and with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and rear
  • Apart from fingerprint recognition, you also have iris or facial recognition options for unlocking the device - iris is blazing fast, but requires some careful alignment - facial recognition works pretty well, but does require good lighting
  • The new on-screen navigation works well and buttons can finally be re-mapped - the home button has nice haptic feedback
  • The camera is state-of-the-art and pretty much the same as the already great camera on the S7, with one notable improvement - low light photography - the new Multi-Frame Image Processing delivers noticeably cleaner and sharper low light photos - overall now, this camera is right up there with the best in the business - the iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel
  • With its bold, exquisite, elongated shape, and borderless "infinity" display, the Galaxy S8 is one gorgeous piece of technology - arguably the best designed Android phone to date
  • The exceptionally bright Infinity display is gorgeous, and a chart-topper in terms of sunlight visibility - and colors are even punchier than before
  • Samsung's TouchWiz software is now more polished than ever, and gives a thoughtfully conceived software experience
  • You can also use the phone as a mobile workstation with the DeX desktop dock - creating an Android "desktop" experience - which could be pretty handy
  • The new 18.5:9 aspect ratio for the display works great for portrait gaming, browsing and multi-tasking
  • The Exynos chipset powering the phone delivers a chart-topping performance in both CPU and GPU benchmarks - the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU is impressive too - overall, the performance is class leading, and brimming with horsepower
  • The front camera is very good too, and a major upgrade from the S7 in terms of image quality - Samsung has also included a big collection of filters, stickers and dynamic facial effects to raise your selfie game
  • Good audio quality
  • Very good battery life, a little better than the already good battery life of the Galaxy S7
  • Samsung's AI Engine Bixby is a decent add-on too, although a lot of the functionality, including voice activation will come in later
  • The S8+ is is really versatile when it comes to connectivity too with things like Gigabit LTE support, bluetooth audio streaming to two devices simultaneously, and presence of DisplayPort video output over Type-C
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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 glass gets slippery so you might want to use a case
  • The EMUI Android skin is quite feature packed, but not the most light Android skin around
  • The phone has a little bit of a tendency to warm up when stressed during gaming and while using other heavy apps
  • The new fingerprint reader position at the back will certainly raise more than a few eyebrows - it's too high up and right next to the camera - which is not the most convenient placement
  • The S8+ is also generally quite tall for one handed use - reaching the notification area, for instance, can be tricky - similarly, the on-screen navigation buttons are placed pretty low relative to the overall height of the S8+ and can also be hard to reach
  • The all-glass body is quite slippery, if you don't use a case
  • While the 18.5:9 aspect ratio is futuristic, and certainly comes in handy while browsing, and gaming, but most video/image content is still not made for such a wide screen, so will usually be wasteful of the extra space
Expert Reviews
  1. The Honor 10 easily matches some of the best phones on the market in terms of looks, performance, camera, and yet it costs half of their price tags
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Honor 10 looks great and has plenty of power for its reasonable asking price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. There's a lot to love about the Honor 10
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Undoubtedly the most capable smartphone that Huawei's sub-brand Honor has ever released in India
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An impressive all-round package
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Honor 10 is a beautiful phone with surprisingly good overall performance and impressive photography prowess
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Has a lot going in its favor...It comes with a stunning front and back glass design, compact form factor, and reliable AI-powered dual-camera setup
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Outstanding quality at an enticingly low price
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Buy the Honor 10 for its camera. Love it for that kaleidoscopic glass back
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. If you liked the look of the Huawei P20 Pro, but didn’t fancy the price, then the Honor 10 is a solid alternative
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Comes with a great design and a superior camera
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Strong camera and design will compel buyers
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  13. Honor’s latest phone brings significant camera upgrades and looks stunning, too
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  14. It's the best camera phone that you can buy at its price point
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  20. zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  22. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Lovers of big phones won't find a prettier device with a larger screen anywhere else
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. For the most part, Samsung’s Galaxy S8/+ are slam dunks. They are brilliantly designed, brimming with horsepower and have beautiful screens.
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Samsung has certainly proven that it has the design and manufacturing strengths to pull off absolutely stunning devices
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  14. zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  16. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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