Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor View 10 is a much better phone than the Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor View 10!

Huawei Honor View 10  Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 
Huawei Honor View 10 Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus
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Excellence Score
72.4
38.7
Value for Money Score
72.6
60.3
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 22,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2018 May, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.99 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1080x2220 pixels (~ 411 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features LTPS IPS LCD, FullView Display Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.38 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 506
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 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 + 20MP), F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Dual Camera (16MP + 5MP), 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 5MP: F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 24.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture, LED Flash
Internal Memory 128 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 6.97 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 172 gm 191 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 528 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 23.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Gaming Time: 5.5 hrs, Video Playback Time: 19 hrs, Music Playback Time: 160 hrs, 4G Browsing Time: 21 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Dual VoLTE; NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; Samsung Pay Mini; Samsung Mall
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Sleek, well-built, classy design - the smartphone feels premium in terms of material used as well as the fit and finish
  • The bundled case adds grip to the slippery metal smartphone
  • The front facing fingerprint sensor is gesture enabled just like Moto gestures on the Moto phones - you can touch the fingerprint sensor to go back, touch and hold to go back home and slide left or right to see the multitasking menu - it’s quite functional once you get used to it - it also frees up the displays real estate from onscreen buttons
  • Beautiful, vibrant 18:9 edge-to-edge display, with very good sunlight legibility
  • Good set of AI/Intelligent features add to the phone's usefulness - camera person/object recognition for portrait mode, smart face unlocked notifications, intelligent display orientation, intelligent reading mode - it's all useful stuff and things that simply work, without requiring any involvement from your side
  • Fast and fluid performance all through, comparable to OnePlus 5T and other flagship phones - everything from daily use to high-end graphic games is buttery smooth
  • Very good dual rear camera setup - put simply, images clicked from the phone in both day light and low-lit shots are well-done - in fact bokeh images clicked on the View 10 are somewhat better than the other excellent camera phone of this price bracket, the OnePlus 5T
  • The front facing camera is pretty decent too - and offers few nifty features, Snapchat like AR based filters, software based background softening (bokeh) with the single front facing camera, etc
  • With the overall camera performance, if we were to draw a comparison with the excellent OnePlus 5T, the Honor View 10 is in the same league with in fact slightly better low-light performance and bokeh mode
  • The sound from the mono speaker is pretty decent - you can enjoy a YouTube video at full volume in a decently populated noisy office and still get by without feeling the need for higher decibel levels
  • Dual-4G standby is one feature that no other phone can boast of today, and might be important to many users
  • Good battery life - comparable to the OnePlus 5T - you can easily run the device for a full work-heavy day with plenty of battery to spare
  • Fast charging support - goes from 0 to 100 in 90 minutes - though it's not quite as fast as the OnePlus 5T with Dash Charging, it is still quite fast
  • On the whole, this is the best device by Honor to date, and will give some tough competition to the excellent OnePlus 5T - it's a close call between the two, with the Honor coming out slightly ahead in the camera, and the OnePlus 5T coming out ahead in the UI, and faster battery charging
  • Premium build, with a metal unibody - the phone feels very solid in the hand
  • The highlight of the phone is the modern 18.5:9 display ratio 'Infinity Display' - it has great viewing angles, punchy colours and deep blacks - the tall screen lends itself well to gaming and multimedia consumption and makes content look immersive - the screen also has an always-on mode that shows the time, date, battery level, and notifications for missed calls and alarms without waking the phone from sleep
  • Samsung's Experience UI on top of Android has some nifty features such as ultra data saving mode, an anti-virus app powered by McAfee, theme support, and a one-handed mode - there is also Samsung Pay Mini (enables mobile payments), and Samsung Mall (allows users to search for products across four e-commerce platforms using image recognition), and S Bike mode (promotes two-wheeler safety)
  • Decent dual rear cameras - click good pictures in daylight with good dynamic range, accurate colours and a good amount of detail
  • Decent front camera too, in daylight
  • Both the rear and front cameras are also capable of taking bokeh shots, and these generally come out well
  • Good battery life - the phone easily lasts the whole day with medium to intensive use, with some juice left in the tank
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The display is very good on it's own, but arguably a little behind the OnePlus 5T, which has better contrast being an AMOLED display
  • The EMUI software on the whole is pretty decent, and fluid throughout, but a little cluttered - most users might prefer the simpler, close-to-stock approach of the likes of OnePlus
  • Quite heavy (191g) and wide, which makes one-handed use very difficult - at 7.9mm, the phone is also not the slimmest out there, which exacerbates the issue
  • Thanks to the conspicuous antenna lines and prominent regulatory information, the back panel looks quite busy and cluttered
  • The fingerprint sensor is located right below the rear dual camera setup - not only is the sensor narrow and rather sluggish, but the location is also quite unergonomic - you might find your fingers constantly hitting the rear cameras instead of the sensor
  • Facial recognition too is not the best - the feature only works well when you are facing the front camera head-on, and that too in favourable lighting
  • The 'Infinity Display' looks nice, but is not exactly borderless - other phones in this price bracket generally have higher screen to body area ratios
  • Samsung's Experience UI with a host of Samsung applications competing with Google's own, as well a suite of Microsoft apps that cannot be uninstalled, is fast becoming as bloated as TouchWiz
  • Performance wise too, the A6+ falls significantly behind it's competition - push the phone, and slowdowns and stutter become noticeable - thanks to an underpowered Snapdragon 450 that is now more seen in under Rs. 10k phones - additionally Samsung Experience UI's drawn-out animations make the Galaxy A6+ feel even more sluggish
  • The rear and front cameras are decent in daylight, but struggle in low light
  • The single speaker is loud but shrill, and its location is quite awkward - it is easy to cover the speaker with your hand while watching videos or playing games in landscape
  • The lack of NFC and the presence of the old-fashioned Micro-USB port for charging and data transfers are both disappointing too
  • The quality of bundled accessories too is average - the earphones are very basic, and the Micro-USB cable is extremely short
  • Battery life is good, but charging speed is quite slow - the bundled charger takes more than three hours to charge the Galaxy A6+ fully, and takes 1.5 hours to get to 50 percent
  • On the whole, the A6+ has nothing much going for it except the screen, and might only make sense to hardcore Samsung loyalists - for most other users, phones like the Nokia 7 Plus, or the Honor 8 Pro, are going to be much more well rounded options - at the cheaper end, you could also look at the Nokia 6.1 or the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which are going to be much better value for money
Expert Reviews
  1. The Honor View 10 is an excellent value any way you slice it
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Honor View 10 has the power and performance of a top-end phone, but with a much more accessible price tag
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. To be sure, the View 10 is a good phone with great hardware for the price
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. While you'll find better cameras elsewhere, in almost every other way the Honor View 10 is a match for far pricier phones, making it a great buy for the budget-conscious flagship fan.
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. With the View 10, it is clear that Honor is being extremely aggressive in terms of features and pricing
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