In the past few years, Honor, a subsidiary of Huawei, has slowly been cementing its position in the smartphone industry with each handset it releases. The latest flagship is the Honor View 10 (V10) and with it, most will agree that the company is no doubt pulling a OnePlus stunt, where you get the same specs and features as the flagship Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but at nearly half the price.
Honor View 10 specs
Speaking of specs, well, here’s what the Honor View 10 has to offer:
- Front glass, aluminum body with a 5.99-inch 18:9 full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) LCD screen
- Kirin 970 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz
- 6GB RAM and 128GB storage
- Dual 16MP (f/1.8) + 20MP (f/1.8, 2x zoom) main camera with LED flash and 2160p video recording
- 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 3750mAh battery rechargeable via USB-C port with support for fast charging (58% in 30 minutes)
- 3.5mm audio jack, hybrid dual-SIM, Bluetooth 4.2 and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
As you may have noticed, the Honor View 10 is as powerful as the Mate 10 Pro, which you can read more about here, but a little diluted. Looking at on-paper specs, the View 10 has loads of top-tier tech and all are available for a fraction of the Mate 10 Pro’s price, a move that is certainly targeting the market currently dominated by OnePlus 5T.
Honor View 10 release date, price and availability
The Honor View 10 was announced in December 2017 and started selling in January 2018. As of this writing, those in several European markets including Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain can grab the 6/128GB model at €500 while those in the UK and India are paying £450 and INR 29,999, respectively.
As for the U.S., pre-orders are now open (beginning March 12) and sales kick off on March 23. The Honor View 10 has a decent price tag of just $499.
Why you should buy the Honor View 10
- Great value for money
- 6-inch 18:9 display and a glass and metal design feels great in your hand
- A beefy battery for a solid life
- There’s a 3.5mm audio jack
- Project Treble
- Face Unlock
Why you shouldn’t buy the Honor View 10
- Poor location for the fingerprint scanner on such a huge device
- The design of the main camera looks odd
- A few software oddities
There aren’t so many issues with the Honor View 10. In fact, at $499, none of these issues should stand in your way.