Huawei is throwing the house out the window. In just one month they have presented the Honor View 10, the Huawei P20 Pro, and shortly we will also have the Honor 10. Huawei's Honor line focuses more on the mid-range, but all of them have been equipped with Huawei's best processor, the Kirin 970. The same CPU that equips its best terminal to date, the P20 Pro.
In today's review we review the features and highlights of the Honor View 10, a premium mid-range terminal capable of going head-to-head with a brown beast like the One Plus 5T and showing us a few things along the way.
Honor View 10 in analysis, a titan with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of space, Kirin 970 and above-average autonomy
The 400 euros difference between this Honor View 10 and the P20 Pro - Huawei's flagship mobile - goes in the design and the camera, but luckily most of the hardware remains unchanged. This means that we are facing a truly powerful phone in terms of performance.
Design and display
And it's not that the design of the Honor View 10 is bad. On the contrary, you saw a modern screen in 5.9-inch 18: 9 with Full HD + resolution (2160 x 1080p). It also keeps the fingerprint detector on the front, a hallmark that I personally appreciate being kept.
But it shows that it does not get to have the maximum premium feeling of the Huawei P20 Pro. A quality, elegant metal casing and consistent manufacturing is the least we can ask for from this View 10. And that is what it does. In addition, it has a headphone jack, something that we cannot always take for granted in this type of star terminals.
Power and performance
The Honor View 10 mounts some scandal components. On the one hand, we have Qualcomm's competition, the self-made Kirin 970 chip. A 2.4GHz Octa Core high-end CPU which is accompanied by a NPU (neural network processing unit), 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space expandable by SD card. All this with Android 8.1 and Huawei's customization layer, the EMUI 8.
For practical purposes, we are facing a high-performance phone. Here the great novelty is the NPU or artificial intelligence of the terminal, which learns from our usage patterns by allocating resources and anticipating our behavior. In the eyes of the user, this translates into constant performance optimization, mainly impacting on better battery usage and data management.
Camera and battery
In the rear area we find a camera, which even without bearing the Leica signature, remains up to par. A double chamber with a 16MP RGB lens with f / 1.8 aperture and another 20MP monochrome lens to better process the image. Here the AI also takes part, identifying objects and scenes for a better shot. On the front, a 13MP camera.
For autonomy the Honor View 10 opts for an extensive battery of 3750mAh with USB Type-C charging. A stack that thanks to the intelligent consumption of the CPU and NPU is getting rave reviews since it was released last month. One of the most notable factors of this terminal.
Price and availability
The Honor View 10 as of April 20, 2018 has a price that ranges between 450 and 475 euros on Amazon.com (about 555/585 dollars to change).
Opinion and final evaluation of the Honor View 10
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The View 10 is a mid-range that nevertheless equips its own high-end hardware. There it looks quite similar to other terminals such as One Plus 5T: too powerful to be a mid-range, but without being a full-fledged high-end. It moves in a price range that can be more than interesting if we are willing to get a quality phone but, yes, without reaching the astronomical figures of a Galaxy S9 or a Hawei P20 Pro.
The only drawback I see is its EMUI 8 customization layer, but it is also nothing that cannot be fixed by uninstalling a couple of programs and making a couple of adjustments here and there to leave everything to our liking.
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