Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor View 10 is a significantly better phone, but the Vivo V9 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend!

Huawei Honor View 10  Vivo V9 
Huawei Honor View 10 Vivo V9
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Excellence Score
68.6
55.1
Value for Money Score
70.0
77.1
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 19,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2018 Apr, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.99 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 400 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features LTPS IPS LCD, FullView Display IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.38 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 626Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
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 (4K)
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), F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Professional mode, Slow motion, Time-Lapse Photography, Camera Filter, AI Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Face Beauty, Panorama, Palm capture, Gender detection, AR Stickers
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 24.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, Full HD Recording, AI Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Face Beauty
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 Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 6.97 mm 7.89 mm
Weight 172 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh 3260 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 Face Unlock; Noise Filtration
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
  • Beautiful, elegant notch-based full screen design (that is clearly inspired from the iPhone X) - the device feels slick in the hand, with subtle curves on the back - and it looks great
  • In terms of the ease of using the one-handed, the Vivo V9 actually goes one up on the iPhone X - it packs a bigger screen (6.2 inches) - and is still feels incredibly easy to use one hand
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Effective face unlock
  • The tall 19:9 display is bright and vibrant, and ticks all the right boxes
  • Facial recognition to unlock works very well too
  • Vivo's custom Android UI (Funtouch) is very inspired from iOS too - it works decently well, although a lot of Android users do tend to prefer close-to-stock Android UIs
  • The UI also brings in a new gesture based navigation system, that operates without buttons (a la iPhone X), and thus gives you even more screen real estate to play with - the system itself is not too difficult to get a hang of - so it works out pretty well - and makes navigation on the V9 feel more 2018 than getting around on, say, a Samsung Galaxy S9 with its standard touch buttons
  • Decent set of rear and front cameras, especially in daylight - colors are accurate, dynamic range is slightly above average, and the camera focuses relatively fast - of course, photo quality falls quite a bit short when compared to an iPhone X or Galaxy S9 - but for the price range, it's decent
  • Dedicated Dual SIM and MicroSD card slots
  • Decent battery life - will last the day with moderate use
  • On the whole, the Vivo V9 is an all-round good device in this price range - especially for people who are more interested in a great design, great screen, and decent cameras - at the cost of a little bit of raw performance power
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
  • The Funtouch Android UI continues to come pre-installed with about six or seven bloatware apps - which could have been avoided
  • While the performance is good in regular use, the Snapdragon 626 chipset inside is not the best of the pack in this price bracket
  • Doesn't support the modern USB-C port
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
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
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  29. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  30. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
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  1. With the V9, Vivo has managed to ship the first Android phone with a notch in India - for whatever that's worth
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A surprisingly refined package... the device feels very slick in the hand, with subtle curves on the back, and little things like facial recognition to unlock works very well
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Vivo V9 offers quite a bit for its price tag.... it is a beautiful looking device worth showing off, and it comes with decent hardware, and plenty of software customizations
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A great midrange smartphone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Vivo V9 targets the masses....the handset should appeal to anyone who is looking for a well-rounded smartphone
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
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  13. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
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