By Brian Yalung
Huawei has made quite an impact in the mobile phone segment, offering plenty of high-end devices priced at pretty reasonably. The latest to join the mix is the Honor 10, the successor to the Honor 9 offering advanced specs that anyone should find suitable.
Slippery Smartphone warning
On the outside, the Honor 10 should captivate folks who are easily swayed by a phone by its design. Out of the box, Up front, the device features a 5.84-inch IPS LDC capacitive touchscreen display (2280×1080 pixel resolution). At the back, the device boasts of an aluminum blue back finish that adds a touch of dash aesthetically.
Overall, the Honor 10 is one classy device to have. However, aspiring owners are warned to handle it with extra care since it is slippery when held. This is due to the glass covers for the device, meaning improper handling could lead to accidental drops and potential damage.
Sneak Peek Underneath
A look internally will reveal that the Honor 10 comes powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset backed by 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There are other RAM and ROM configurations available. Seeing that this device does not come with provision for expanded memory, getting the best available ROM is advised – particularly for the heavy users.
The Honor 10 also comes with a 40 MP dual camera (16 MP + 24 MP) with LED flash, HDR and panorama features. At the front is a 24 MP camera which should be more than enough to capture high-resolution selfies and above average videos when needed. It also comes packed with apps that should help enhances heavy photo snapping or video capturing individuals.
The device will rely on a non-removable Li-Po 3,400 mAh battery that should be enough to keep the phone up for a day. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, something hidden behind Huawei’s Emotion UI 8.1.
Other features to expect include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and a single speaker just beside it.
Can’t Have ‘Em All
Aside from being slippery and that storage options are limited, the Honor 10 also has no IP rating. Hence, we reiterate that this is a phone that needs extra care when used – especially in the outdoors.
The best way to address it is to make use of the included protective rubber casing that comes with the device out of the box. If not, it would be wise to get one to safeguard the device.