The Honor 10 is official from Huawei’s subsidiary brand, and it packs in a lot of the same features as Huawei’s latest P20 smartphone. That’s not to say they’re identical, as Honor has included a few original tweaks and is much more aggressive on pricing, but if you’re looking for something similar to the P20 that’s just a bit different and more budget friendly, this might be your best bet.
The specs of the Honor 10 are strikingly similar to the P20, however, with a 5.84-inch HD display, a Kirin 970 CPU, and 6GB of RAM, plus 64GB of storage and Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1. One difference is the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the bottom bezel of the device, which supposedly works extremely well even with wet or dirty fingers.
You’re still getting the iPhone X-style display notch, however.
Cameras look great with a high megapixel combination of dual cameras, plus that Kirin 970 doing some heavy lifting with its AI capabilities. It will be able to tell what you’re taking a photo of an intelligently adjust things to try and get the best shot for you without having to dive into a professional mode.
One of the best looking features of the Honor 10 is the variety of colors the device comes in, including a blue and purple that offer that slick P20 style gradient where the colors just blend into each other depending on the angle you hold the phone. If you want something a little more subtle, though, there’s still a blueish gray and black color to hold you over.
As of right now, the device is officially available in China for CNY 2600, which is roughly $415 in American dollars. You can pay up a bit to get a 128GB model, too.
The phone is set to launch in Europe later on this year, which should be at an event in May that we have an invite to. We’ll keep you posted.