Huawei Honor V10

8.6/10 AVG.
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8.6/10
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The Huawei Honor V10 currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Silky smooth performance
  • Bright display with great viewing angles
  • Excellent value for the money
  • Quick charging capabilities

What's bad

  • No optical image stabilization
  • Not waterproof or splash resistant

Can’t afford flagship prices but still want a high-end experience? Huawei hopes to fill that need with the Honor V10.

Does it check all the boxes? Read below to find out!

At a glance, the V10's—also known as the View 10—rounded edges and beveled sides don’t stray too far from the typical designs we're seeing in 2018. However, rather than a glass back, Huawei opted for aluminum. This gave it a more “mid-range” and “industrial” feel according to reviewers.

Unlike many other flagship smartphones, you won’t find an IP certification on the V10. So it’s not waterproof or resistant.

Despite its large screen, many critics were surprised with how comfortable it was in-hand. This is due in part to the thin side bezels. There still is a large bottom bezel, but this is where Huawei houses their fingerprint scanner.

The phone measures 2.95 inches wide with a thickness of 0.28 inches. Many wanted the phone to be slightly thicker as the rear camera's dual lenses protruded too much and would catch on their pockets.

Although Huawei touts that the screen is a full 6-inches, The View 10 is just shy of that—measuring 5.99 inches. Still, you won’t notice unless you put it up against a ruler.

The LCD panel offers a Full HD resolution of 2160-by-1080p. Experts were happy with the sharpness of the display. But when compared to its direct competitor—the OnePlus 5T—they noticed the View 10 had less contrast and that colors weren’t as rich.

With that said, they were much happier with the crisp whites, overall brightness, and great viewing angles. And, while not as colorful as the OnePlus 5T, they found color accuracy and vibrancy excellent.

Like the Mate 10 Pro, the View 10 comes equipped with the Kirin 970 octa-core processor. In benchmark tests, experts report it was slightly slower than the Snapdragon 835. However, when compared in real life situations, they noticed no difference in speed. Whether reviewers were navigating the home screen, opening apps or playing games, they didn’t notice any stutter or lag.

Due to how thin the phone is, Huawei had to sacrifice somewhere. Turns out, the battery was one of those sacrifices, with a capacity of only 3750mAh. Despite this, reviewers could get around a full day’s worth of use from a single charge. And with quick-charging capabilities, they could go from 0 to full in just over 2 hours.

Apple might have been the leader in smartphone cameras a few years ago, but now almost every company is vying for that title—including Huawei. Like others, it uses a dual-lens system: a 16MP color sensor and 20MP black and white sensor. The black and white sensor captures fine detail and contrast while the color lens takes care of the rest.

Reviewers found the camera easy and fun to use. It focused quickly and worked well in a variety of lighting situations.

Despite its high megapixel count, they were surprised to find images weren’t as sharp as they wanted—especially when taking macro photos or zooming in on a subject. Auto exposure was also hit-or-miss depending on the overall lighting in the scene.

As there is no optical image stabilization, they do not recommend this for night time or low light shooting. Most of their shots were ruined by camera shake.

While the Honor View 10 has some drawbacks, most reviewers still recommend it for people looking for a flagship quality phone at a lower price. TechRadar states, “[The V10] is good and fun to use, and just about every other aspect of the phone is good or great.” Ubergizmo adds, “Overall the Honor View 10 delivers impressive performance in a beautifully designed package that is slim and elegant.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
5.9"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Guardian

The Honor 10 View takes the absolute best bits of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and shoves them into a simpler, cheaper frame creating a mid-range king.

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
Notebookcheck

High performance for a low price: The Honor View 10 is a little trimmed-down, but could become a real rival to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. If you would like to save a few hundred bucks, but are still looking for high performance and a good camera, you will not be disappointed by the View 10.

- Florian Wimmer, Notebookcheck
Pocket-lint

If you’ve been eyeing-up the Huawei Mate 10 Pro but have been receding due to its price tag then, well, the Honor View 10 offers much of the same at a cut of the price. As sub-£500 phones go it's about as good as it gets.

- Mike Lowe, Pocket-lint
GSMArena

As smartphones have been rising in price, Honor has taken one of Huawei's best performers: the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and has repackaged it into a more affordable solution.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
Android Authority

The Honor View 10 is a great addition to the sub-$500 segment, providing plenty of features and great performance in a package heavily influenced by its Asian market origins.

- Joshua Vergara, Android Authority


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Common Questions


Huawei released the Honor V10 on December 5, 2017.


Huawei backs up the Honor V10 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.9"

The Huawei Honor V10's screen size is 5.9 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3750 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1999 minutes, 748 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Honor V10 Specs

Overview
Release date December 5, 2017
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/2100/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.77 W/kg
Body: 0.99 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 748 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 1260 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1999 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red, Night Black, Crush Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.498 x 0.697 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera), HDR, Time lapse, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
f/2.0 aperture
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei Honor View 10

Also available with 6 GB of RAM.


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Critic Reviews


The Guardian

Cut-price top smartphone with two-day battery life

from The Guardian

The Honor 10 View takes the absolute best bits of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and shoves them into a simpler, cheaper frame creating a mid-range king.

Read full review

The Honor 10 View takes the absolute best bits of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and shoves them into a simpler, cheaper frame creating a mid-range king.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

A promising smartphone

from Notebookcheck

High performance for a low price: The Honor View 10 is a little trimmed-down, but could become a real rival to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. If you would like to save a few hundred bucks, but are still looking for high performance and a good camera, you will not be disappointed by the View 10.

Read full review

High performance for a low price: The Honor View 10 is a little trimmed-down, but could become a real rival to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. If you would like to save a few hundred bucks, but are still looking for high performance and a good camera, you will not be disappointed by the View 10.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

Flagship perks without the price-point hurts

from Pocket-lint

If you’ve been eyeing-up the Huawei Mate 10 Pro but have been receding due to its price tag then, well, the Honor View 10 offers much of the same at a cut of the price. As sub-£500 phones go it's about as good as it gets.

Read full review

If you’ve been eyeing-up the Huawei Mate 10 Pro but have been receding due to its price tag then, well, the Honor View 10 offers much of the same at a cut of the price. As sub-£500 phones go it's about as good as it gets.

Read full review

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GSMArena

It's that good

As smartphones have been rising in price, Honor has taken one of Huawei's best performers: the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and has repackaged it into a more affordable solution.

Read full review

As smartphones have been rising in price, Honor has taken one of Huawei's best performers: the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and has repackaged it into a more affordable solution.

Read full review

Less

Android Authority

A OnePlus 5T challenger emerges

from Android Authority

The Honor View 10 is a great addition to the sub-$500 segment, providing plenty of features and great performance in a package heavily influenced by its Asian market origins.

Read full review

The Honor View 10 is a great addition to the sub-$500 segment, providing plenty of features and great performance in a package heavily influenced by its Asian market origins.

Read full review

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Android Police

Huawei's impressive answer to OnePlus

from Android Police

With this phone, Honor offers its customers a spectacular, if flawed, experience. When I reviewed the P10 last year, I saw it as the start of something promising for Huawei. The View10 – and to a similar extent, the Mate 10 Pro – is almost the fulfillment of that vision, though there is still a little way to go.

Read full review

With this phone, Honor offers its customers a spectacular, if flawed, experience. When I reviewed the P10 last year, I saw it as the start of something promising for Huawei. The View10 – and to a similar extent, the Mate 10 Pro – is almost the fulfillment of that vision, though there is still a little way to go.

Read full review

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Android Central

Shaking up the affordable flagship space

from Android Central

The View 10 is a well-rounded, powerful, and affordable alternative to the mainstream flagships on the market.

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The View 10 is a well-rounded, powerful, and affordable alternative to the mainstream flagships on the market.

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TechRadar

A high-end, mid-price phone to take on the OnePlus 5T

from TechRadar

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.

Read full review

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.

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Fone Arena

Has all the potential to become an affordable alternative to the flagship smartphones

from Fone Arena

The Honor View 10 is a serious competition to the OnePlus 5T both in terms of features and pricing. It has brilliant internals with a blend of Artificial Intelligence, solid camera and smooth performance.

Read full review

The Honor View 10 is a serious competition to the OnePlus 5T both in terms of features and pricing. It has brilliant internals with a blend of Artificial Intelligence, solid camera and smooth performance.

Read full review

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ZDNet

An affordable flagship to stand alongside the OnePlus 5T

from ZDNet

If you're looking for great features and performance on a budget, the Honor View 10 stands alongside the excellent OnePlus 5T.

Read full review

If you're looking for great features and performance on a budget, the Honor View 10 stands alongside the excellent OnePlus 5T.

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