Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor View 10 is a significantly better phone, but the Huawei Nova 3i is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But from a pure value perspective, we recommend the Huawei Honor View 10.

Huawei Honor View 10  Huawei Nova 3i 
Huawei Honor View 10 Huawei Nova 3i
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Excellence Score
62.2
52.0
Value for Money Score
68.4
70.0
Price ₹ 27,499 onwards ₹ 20,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2018 Aug, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoExpected update 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) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Features LTPS IPS LCD, FullView Display IPS LCD, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.38 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970Ranked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Mali-G51 MP4, GPU Turbo
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16MP + 20MP 16MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture, PDAF, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 13.0MP 24MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture N/A
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 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 (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 6.97 mm 7.6 mm
Weight 172 gm 169 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh 3340 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; Noise Filtration 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
  • 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
  • Dual-4G standby is one feature that no other phone can boast of today, and might be important to many users
  • 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
  • Exquisite design - looks pretty much similar to the flagship Huawei Nova 3 from every angle, sticking to the premium design recipe which consists of using a combination of metal and glass - the Nova 3i features a metal frame, which is essentially sandwiched between the glass coating at the front and the back - they also blend very well around edges, accentuating the seamless design
  • For security, there is both a fingerprint sensor and face unlock
  • The fingerprint sensor is easy to setup and works pretty fast as well - besides security, the fingerprint sensor can be further used as a capacitive button for taking pictures, scroll down the notifications drawer, scroll through pictures in the gallery, pick up calls and even turn off alarms
  • Face Unlock work reasonably well too
  • Good, modern, tall 6.3 inch display with a notch - overall, the screen looks sharp and can also get pretty bright - it also holds up pretty well with viewing angles
  • Huawei's EMUI interface is fairly decent, and allows a lot of customization and features like one-handed operation, and motion control (it does have plenty of bloat though in the form of both Huawei and third-party apps and games, only some of which can be uninstalled)
  • Additionally, the security settings also include App lock, where you can lock an app and get access through fingerprint authentication or face ID
  • Good, mid-range performance backed by the capable Kirin 710, which is similar in performance to the Snapdragon 636 - day-to-day tasks are handled with ease, and games mostly run fine too, except the most demanding ones
  • Also supports the much-hyped GPU Turbo technology, which should improve battery consumption while gaming, for supported games
  • The biggest USP of the phone is the set of very good cameras - 2 in the rear and 2 in the front - arguably among the best in this price bracket - they are able to take good shots and portraits in most lighting conditions, with some additional help from Huawei's AI engine which works behind the scene to optimize the pictures
  • Good battery life, backed by a 3340mAh battery - will comfortably last the work day and then some
  • On the whole, Huawei hasn’t sacrificed a lot with the Nova 3i, when compared to its flagship the Nova 3 - the only significant downgrade is in terms of performance - and unless you are into heavy gaming, its not a difference that you will notice - all in all, for most users, the Nova 3i will be a very good choice in this price bracket, and will compete well with best of the competition, with the very good cameras being its main trump card - if you do want to prioritise the performance over the camera however, then its similar prized sibling Honor Play is worth looking at - and if you want the best of all worlds (camera + performance + battery), then the new champion in this price segment, the Poco F1 is definitely worth considering, as long as you can grab one in the flash sales
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
  • No fast charging support - takes a little over two hours to charge completely
  • Supports the old microUSB standard instead of the modern USB-C standard
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. beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. If you want a device that offers a great balance between everything on your device, along with a major focus on the cameras, the Nova 3i is one of your best bets
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Xiaomi has priced the Poco F1 quite aggressively, making the Nova 3i and all other phones at this price look less appealing
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Almost a flagship smartphone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A premium-looking budget smartphone with little to no complaints
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
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  10. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
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