The Honor 10 is here — and it’s a £399 smartphone stunner
The Chinese manufacturer’s newest smartphone has already been released domestically, but today’s launch brings its psychedelic glass design to UK shores.
The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84in, 2,280 x 1,080 FHD+ display, and a pixel density of 432 pixels per inch. It’s built around a notched screen – à la iPhone X – and a resolution that sits somewhere close to the Huawei P20 Pro (click here to read our full review).
Honor has made much of the handset’s “AI camera”, which is able to automatically tweak photos to make the most of lighting in different situations. The rear camera modules are 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel respectively, while the front camera ups the game with an impressive 24-megapixel sensor. Couple that with Honor’s “AI portrait mode” and it looks like this is one handset which will be great for everything from selfies to video calls.
Honor 10: Price, specifications and design
The Honor 10 is a seriously eye-catching handset. The glitzy “Phantom Blue” finish looks utterly gorgeous in the flesh, and looks more than a little like Samsung’s Galaxy S9 if you squint.
A thin bezel at the bottom of the phone houses a fingerprint scanner, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro, and the notch at the top of the screen houses the front-facing camera. Ingeniously, though, there’s an option to hide the notch by toggling a setting that will add black bars to the screen on either side of it.
The build quality feels great, too, and as the handset measures 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm and weighs in at a very reasonable 153g, the Honor 10 feels light yet balanced in the hand. The only disappointment? There’s no waterproofing.
There’s no shortage of performance on tap. Honor has employed the octa-core Kirin 970 alongside 4GB of RAM, and both are powered by a slightly under-sized 3,400mAh battery.
The clincher, though, is that the Honor 10 will cost only £399, which impressively undercuts its competitors – several of which are offering comparable specs for substantially more money.
Not sure whether it’s the phone for you? We’ve been testing the Honor 10 over the past week, so stay tuned for a full review in the coming days.