Honor 10: Premium look, more storage, optimum run, less cost

May 30, 2018, 02:49 PM IST

Honor 10 is the second device from Huawei with the number '10' that arrived in India within a time span of less than five months. In January, Honor View 10 was launched for Rs 29,999 -- a successor to Honor 8 Pro -- which is still available for purchase.



At Rs 32,999, Honor 10 packs 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, hence more storage at less price. At 153 gram, Honor 10 sports Full View FHD+ screen with a 19:9 bezel-less display and 86.2 per cent screen-to-body ratio.



The Aurora glass design stands out in the crowd, made with 15 layers of 3D glass on the back which reveals a colourful radiance from every angle -- in natural light and shade.



When it comes to camera, the device sports 24MP+16MP rear duel-lens Artificial Intelligence (AI) camera. According to Honor, the AI camera is supported by the AI chipset with built-in neural processing unit (NPU), meaning it may recognise over 500 scenarios in 22 categories in real-time.



This feature is supported by the "Semantic Image Segmentation" technology, which allows the device to identify multiple objects in one single image. The 24MP front camera supports 3D face recognition, optimises facial details and detects over a hundred facial points to pixel-level accuracy.



The "Phantom Blue" colour was created at The Paris Aesthetics Centre where several Honor engineers and designers worked round-the-clock to make it happen.



Another industry-first feature is an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Face Unlock, however, is faster than the fingerprint scanner.




The device is the latest to capture "notch" -- the smartphone trend for this year wherein the top of the display cuts into the screen to accommodate the selfie camera, earpiece speaker and sensor (and yes, it looks trendy).



The device runs Huawei`s very own EMUI 8.1 OS which is based on the latest Android Oreo 8.1, which gave a smooth experience while using the entire app ecosystem.



The battery life was great and the 3,400mAh (typical value) battery lasted for more than a day on a single fast charge, while browsing, using apps, emails, messages and watching YouTube most of the time. The device has kept the quintessential 3.5mm headphone jack for the old timers to listen to music.