Huawei Honor V10 - BKL-AL20

  • R 8,399.00 ZAR

Huawei Mate 10 Pro at half the price - that would be the Honor View 10. Made official in China last week, the View 10 was just announced for the world, and we were there for some hands-on action.

Now, the Honor View 10 may share the form-factor and some of the hardware with the top-of-the-line Mate 10 Pro, but certain things didn't make the cut. Two-hundredths of an inch smaller than the Pro's, the display is not AMOLED, but LCD instead - still in an 18:9 ratio and with a 1080p resolution.

Moving on, the Leica branding has been stripped, though the camera configuration is still a similar color + monochrome duo - 16MP + 20MP in this case, each behind a f/1.8 aperture lens. On the front, the View 10 could have the upper hand - it packs a 13MP f/2.0 camera vs. Mates' 8MP shooters.

Huawei Honor View 10 hands-on review

The chipset is the same Kirin 970 powerhouse you'd find on the Mates, RAM's plenty at 4GB or 6GB, and you won't be strapped for storage with either the 64GB or the 128GB option, plus there's a card slot if you do end up needing more.

A few mAh have been chiseled off the battery capacity, but the 3,750mAh powerpack isn't exactly tiny. The Huawei SuperCharge 5V/4.5 charger is quite beefy itself, and Huawei promises 0-50% in 30minutes - our experience doesn't leave us doubting.

Honor View 10 at a glance

  • Body: Aluminum back, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 on the front. Midnight Black and Navy Blue color schemes (Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red, Night Black in some markets).
  • Display: 5.99" LTPS LCD, 2,160x1,080px resolution, 403ppi.
  • Rear cameras: Main camera: 16MP, f/1.8, color. Secondary camera: 20MP, f/1.8, monochrome. Phase detection autofocus; f/0.95-f/16 aperture simulation. 2160p/30fps video recording.
  • Front camera: 13MP, f/2.0 aperture; fixed focus. 1080p/30fps video recording.
  • OS/Software: Android 8.0 Oreo; Huawei EMUI 8.0 custom overlay.
  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin 970: octa-core CPU (4x2.36 GHz+4x1.8 GHz), Mali-G72 12-Core GPU.
  • Memory: 4/6GB of LPDDR4X RAM; 64/128GB storage; hybrid microSD slot for expansion (shared with SIM 2 slot).
  • Battery: 3,750mAh Li-Po (sealed); Huawei SuperCharge proprietary fast charging (5V/4.5A).
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM; 4G VoLTE on both cards; USB-C (v2.0); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS, GLONASS, Beidou; NFC; Bluetooth 4.2.
  • Misc: Front-mounted fingerprint reader; single speaker on the bottom; 3.5mm jack.

Huawei didn't bother with weather sealing on the Honor View 10, and it has no IP rating - you do need to step up to the Pro to get that, as not even the regular Mate 10 is properly protected (just IP53 on that one). But hey, Mate 10 Pro, show us your 3.5mm jack. You can't, can you? The Honor View 10 swaps out the dongle for a built-in headphone jack, just the way it should be.


LAUNCH Announced 2017, December
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, January 8th
BODY Dimensions 157 x 75 x 7 mm (6.18 x 2.95 x 0.28 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~78.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
  - EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP12
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps
Secondary 13 MP, f/2.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
  - Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
- DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
- Document editor
- Photo/video editor
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 528 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 23 h (3G)
MISC Colors Navy Blue, Midnight Black, Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red
Price About 500 EUR

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