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Honor View 10 Smartphone Review

Florian Wimmer, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Katherine Bodner), 02/02/2018

A promising smartphone. A phablet in the trendy 2:1 format that has similarities to the parent company Huawei's Mate 10 Pro, but costs a lot less. Does this mean that Huawei has put its own top-range model at risk or are the differences too big for the View 10 to be a real competitor after all? We shall find out.

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Honor View 10

When Honor presents a new top-range device, its competition takes a very close look: After all, Huawei's direct marketing brand is known for offering price-breaking devices, usually of very good quality. The Honor View 10 (or Honor V10) was presented in China in November last year and is a slightly trimmed-down version of the Huawei Mate 10. Its price is significantly lower at £500, but it cannot entirely keep up with the Mate 10 in all respects, for example the camera and Wi-Fi modem. There are some design differences as well - but do these differences have serious consequences or are they mere trifles?    

Please note: This device is not available in the US at the time of writing.

In Europe, we can only get the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, so today's device will also have to compete against this model in our comparison. Other devices that we have included: The (also very affordable) OnePlus 5T that made a good impression on us while testing, and the LG V30 that does not only have a similar name, but also a similar concept to our Honor View 10. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are currently some of the most important flagship devices, and are ready to compete against the View 10.

Honor View 10 (View Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
5.99 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-OTG, infrared
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS, LTE (1,3,5,7,8,20,38,39,40,41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7 x 157 x 75 ( = 0.28 x 6.18 x 2.95 in)
Battery
14.25 Wh, 3750 mAh Lithium-Polymer, SuperCharge (max. 22.5 W), Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 23 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 528 h
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16.0 MP, f/1.8, phase detection AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/30fps (main camera); 20.0 MP, monochrome, depth of field (second camera)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker at bottom, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, quick-charge device, USB cable, headset, bumper, SIM tool, Translator, HiCare, PhoneClone, Game Suite, Telephone Manager, Designs, 24 Months Warranty, dual LTE, dual VoLTE, NPU, face recognition, LTE download speed: max 1200 Mbit/s, upload speed: max. 100 Mbit/s; SAR values: 0.77 W/kg (head), 0.99 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 99 g ( = 3.49 oz / 0.22 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

More and more smartphone manufacturers are changing from the well-known 16:9 format to a 2:1 format. This does not make a big difference, but does mean that the smartphones are a little taller and/or narrower. One of the main reasons for this change is that it is supposed to make even large screens easier to use with one hand - plus the narrow, long design looks more trendy and modern.

Still, Honor has placed the fingerprint sensor on the front, below the screen, while other manufacturers such as OnePlus have changed to putting their sensor at the back of their smartphones. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro also has a fingerprint reader placed at the back, so the two devices already have different looks. In addition, they have different camera designs; we are not overly impressed by the Honor View 10's version: The two dual-camera lenses stand out of the case separately and are rather close together - the Huawei Mate 10 Pro's lenses look more elegant and are placed in a stripe that sets itself off from the rest of the surface. The lenses of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro are also positioned further down, which limits the risk of fingers being in the way when taking a picture.

The available colors are different too: While the Honor View 10 is available in black and blue, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro offers either a gray, brown or blue case. The back of the Honor View 10 is made of matte metal. While this cannot create the wow-effect of the Honor 8 with its brilliant reflective back, for example, the Honor is easy to keep clean. The device is quite resistant to pressure and can only be warped minimally, at which point it produces low creaking sounds. The View 10 has a weight of 172 grams (~ 6 oz), which is average for a smartphone. It is significantly nicer to hold than, say, the iPhone 8 Plus at over 200 grams (~ 7 oz). Honor has decided against an IP certification, so you should not let the device fall into water.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

For £500, the Honor View 10 gets you 128 GB of storage space and 6 GB of memory. No other configurations are currently available. The storage device is actually a fast UFS 2.1 storage, which has become a standard for top-range devices. But many models still have 64 GB of storage - the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus or the LG V30, for example. You can expand storage via a microSD card by up to 256 GB, but have to give up one of the two SIM slots in exchange. By the way, the Honor View 10 supports simultaneous LTE access with both SIM cards.

The working memory is not as generous as that of the OnePlus 5T (8 GB), but the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and the LG V30 both make do with 4 GB. You will probably only notice a difference in everyday use when you have a lot of apps open simultaneously. The USB-C port only supports USB 2.0 speeds; external devices can exchange data or be charged via USB-OTG. A particular specialty that Honor has given its flagship phone is its infrared sensor, with which you can control your TV, for example. 

bottom: 3.5-mm audio jack, USB-C, microphone, speaker
bottom: 3.5-mm audio jack, USB-C, microphone, speaker
top: infrared, microphone
top: infrared, microphone
left: SIM drawer
left: SIM drawer
right: Standby button, volume rocker
right: Standby button, volume rocker

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Software

Our test unit comes installed with Android 8.0 and its security patches are somewhat out of date - from November 6, 2017. On top of that, Huawei, or rather Honor, has added its own EMUI interface, which makes only a few changes to the normal Android navigation. The interface brings a lot of additional software as well as some advertising links in the "top apps" folder. The phone also has some Free2Play games on it, which you could also simply download from the Google Play store if you wanted them.

Huawei has installed several functions that use the NPU (Neural Processing Unit) of the SoC and work like artificial intelligence. The app "Translator" uses machine learning to suggest translations and actually comes from Microsoft. The artificial intelligence is also supposed to optimize processes on the smartphone, thereby ensuring that it continues to run smoothly.

Honor has also installed some useful apps, such as a file manager, the app "Designs", with which you can change the appearance of the interface, or the telephone manager that cleans up data and scans for viruses. There are also some smaller tools including a mirror that uses the front camera, or an app that activates the LED flash like a flashlight. In short, you will have to do a bit of tidying-up if you prefer a simple system. 

Software Honor View 10
Software Honor View 10
Software Honor View 10

Communication and GPS

Huawei has included a very fast LTE modem in the Honor View 10 that enables download speeds of up to 1.2 GHz. At least in theory - of course your network provider has to support these speeds as well, and most are not there yet. Our test unit supports a few LTE bands less than the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but Europe is still covered. Reception is good - even indoors in the city we had at least half the available signal strength. We used the well-developed German D2 network for our test. 

The Wi-Fi signal supports all current standards - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. However, the speed is rather low in our standardized test with our reference router Linksys EA8500: The Huawei Mate 10 Pro already had disappointingly slow Wi-Fi speeds, but the Honor View 10 is even slower. Other high-end smartphones offer up to three times the speed. In our practical test, the pages still load quite quickly; after all, the maximum transfer speed of our reference test is still a lot higher than the speed of our internet connection. The signal is at maximum close to the router and drops to half at a distance of 10 meters (~11 yd) and through three walls, but pages load just as quickly as they did when we were near the router.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
914 MBit/s ∼100% +357%
LG V30
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
657 MBit/s ∼72% +229%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
501 MBit/s ∼55% +151%
OnePlus 5T
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
386 MBit/s ∼42% +93%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Mali-G71 MP20, 8895 Octa, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
368 MBit/s ∼40% +84%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
355 (min: 105, max: 550) MBit/s ∼39% +78%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
338 MBit/s ∼37% +69%
Honor View 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
200 MBit/s ∼22%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG V30
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
703 MBit/s ∼100% +215%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Mali-G71 MP20, 8895 Octa, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
656 MBit/s ∼93% +194%
OnePlus 5T
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
650 MBit/s ∼92% +191%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
627 (min: 490, max: 666) MBit/s ∼89% +181%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
225 MBit/s ∼32% +1%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
494 MBit/s ∼70% +122%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
374 MBit/s ∼53% +68%
Honor View 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
223 MBit/s ∼32%
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test at the window
GPS test at the window
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

The smartphone cannot locate us indoors, even near the window. It still takes quite a while for the phone to find us outdoors, and even then it can only locate us within 13 meters (~14 yd). Positioning is rather imprecise in Google Maps as well, but at least the compass works reliably.

But what about when the Honor View 10 is used for navigating or recording routes? We took the device on a bike ride and used the app Runtastic to record the route. We also packed our professional navigator Garmin Edge 500. There is a difference of only 10 meters (~11 yd) on our measured routes, which is a good sign. The Honor View 10 also places us almost exactly on the used paths, although it thought we were next to the actual road during the bend. Our test unit is even closer than the Garmin Edge 500 in some areas. Due to the imprecise positioning, we would still only recommend you to use the smartphone for navigating occasionally.

GPS Garmin Edge 500 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – path
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – path
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – loop
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – loop
GPS Honor View 10 – overview
GPS Honor View 10 – overview
GPS Honor View 10 – path
GPS Honor View 10 – path
GPS Honor View 10 – loop
GPS Honor View 10 – loop

Telephone and Call Quality

The handling of Huawei's telephone app is very similar to that of Google's original, but it looks a little different and also has some additional features. For example, you can accept or decline calls with voice commands (in English).

The overall voice quality is average. Both headphones and speakers do not reproduce the caller's voice as well as we would have wished for. The microphone transmits not only our voice, but also other noises and the sound is not clear.

Cameras

image with front camera
image with front camera

The back of the Honor View 10 features a dual camera whose main sensor records in 16 MP, which is higher than the module on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. However, this camera cannot boast Leica branding. Like Huawei's flagship phone, the second sensor is a 20-MP, monochrome sensor. The information from both sensors is combined when the lighting is bad, which is supposed to create better images. The View 10 does not have an optical image stabilizer and its aperture of f/1.8 is a little lower. The camera offers a wide range of modes: You can take black-and-white pictures with the dedicated sensor, and there is an AR camera that can, for example, add cat ears to faces. In professional mode, you can adjust a lot of parameters yourself, and in portrait mode, the software calculates the blur in the background. Artist mode, lets you use countless filters and there is also a separate mode for tracing light trails at night. 

The photos basically have good lighting and relatively warm colors. Compared to the camera of the iPhone X, the images appear less detailed and Apple's flagship phone brightens everything up even better. In good lighting, the Honor View 10 can take good and sharp pictures, but we still like the camera of the OnePlus 5T a little better, as its pictures are also brighter and sharper. Compared to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, we would say that the View 10's image quality is not quite as good, but you can only tell a difference if you look very closely, for example at the writing on our rabbit's t-shirt.

In video mode, you can record 4K videos with 30 FPS and Full-HD videos in 60 FPS. The quality is quite good, although the colors appear a little poor and low lighting quickly creates image noise. Details are displayed nicely; the light sensor reacts quickly and precisely to changes in the lighting.

There is a 13-MP camera with fixed focus at the front. This camera also has a higher resolution than that of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The images appear less detailed and offer good color reproduction, but they could be a bit brighter.

All cameras are supported by the installed artificial intelligence processor, which recognizes different types of objects and movements in the image and automatically adapts camera settings.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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The main camera also had to prove itself in our lab under controlled lighting conditions. Here, we noticed double contours on writing and some blurriness at the edges. The image was very sharp in other areas, colors and color transitions are a little pixelated.

photo of reference card
photo of reference card
detail of reference card
detail of reference card
ColorChecker: The lower half of each patch shows the reference color.
ColorChecker: The lower half of each patch shows the reference color.

Accessories and Warranty

Huawei supplies a good selection of accessories with its View 10: You will receive a quick-charge device with a USB cable, and a transparent bumper for the smartphone that protects it from shocks and damages. The manufacturer has also included an in-ear headset. There are no other accessories specific to the V10 on the online store.

Honor offers 24 months of warranty for its smartphones.

Input Devices & Handling

Huawei has chosen SwiftKey as its keyboard app. This is the only installed keyboard, but you can easily install a different keyboard if you want to. SwiftKey offers large keys and typing is reliable. There are numerous themes with which you can adapt the keyboard, as well as many other options such as multi-lingual use, change of size, gesture input, etc.

The touchscreen is very sensitive and precise even at the edges. A glove mode with particularly high sensitivity is available for winter. The standby button on the right side of the device is slightly grooved, which makes it easy to find. Above it you will find the volume rocker; we would have liked for its two pressure points to be more clearly distinguishable.  

The fingerprint reader works very reliably and quickly and also wakes the phone from standby. If you like, you can also use your fingerprint for navigating through the menus. The very precise and intuitive control can replace navigating through the menu on the screen.

If you would like to try out more alternative navigation options, you can set the phone to silent by turning it over, draw letters on the screen to open apps and use HiVoice, for built-in voice recognition. 

The Honor View 10 can also be unlocked with face recognition, but this only works by comparing your face with a saved image of yourself, so photos or masks can also be used to unlock the phone. This method should not be the only method you use to unlock your phone if you store sensitive data on your smartphone. In our test, we had an issue with taking the reference photo. The device took the photo without prior warning and we had to retry several times in order to get a sharp, well-positioned photo that the smartphone could use to recognize our face. Even with this image, unlocking was not always very reliable, and you can store only one face.

keyboard portrait mode
keyboard portrait mode
keyboard landscape mode
keyboard landscape mode

Display

subpixel array
subpixel array

A maximum brightness of 523 cd/m² is average for an IPS screen. While the Honor View 10 can be quite bright when you need it to, it is not quite as bright as that of many competitors. And you can only reach this brightness with the brightness sensor activated - if you set it to maximum brightness manually, the display only reaches 477 cd/m². The standard resolution in top-range smartphones has settled to 2160x1080, although some devices such as the Sony Xperia XZ Premium or the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also offer higher resolutions. The brightness distribution of 88% is not quite as even as those of most comparison devices, but with the naked eye you will at most notice slight differences in brightness on large areas of color.

540
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
504
cd/m²
552
cd/m²
530
cd/m²
505
cd/m²
540
cd/m²
522
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 552 cd/m² Average: 523.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.08 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 530 cd/m²
Contrast: 1514:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.4 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 2.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
Gamma: 2.25
Honor View 10
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.99
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
OLED, 2160x1080, 6
OnePlus 5T
AMOLED, 2160x1080, 6.01
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
IPS, 3840x2160, 5.5
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Super AMOLED, 2960x1440, 6.2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
LG V30
OLED, 2880x1440, 6
Screen
17%
0%
-16%
19%
14%
-51%
Brightness middle
530
629
19%
425
-20%
578
9%
560
6%
559
5%
432
-18%
Brightness
523
636
22%
423
-19%
568
9%
562
7%
538
3%
428
-18%
Brightness Distribution
88
94
7%
92
5%
92
5%
93
6%
90
2%
87
-1%
Black Level *
0.35
0.62
-77%
0.38
-9%
Contrast
1514
932
-38%
1471
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.4
1.7
29%
2.1
12%
2.8
-17%
1.7
29%
1.3
46%
4.18
-74%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.5
3.6
35%
3.4
38%
5.1
7%
3.4
38%
2.7
51%
8.53
-55%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.2
2.4
-9%
2.5
-14%
2.8
-27%
1.6
27%
1.8
18%
5.3
-141%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.15 102%
2.32 95%
2.15 102%
2.13 103%
2.25 98%
2.33 94%
CCT
6598 99%
6337 103%
6455 101%
6728 97%
6435 101%
6797 96%
7487 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
81.57
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.87

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8931 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Black areas are still 0.35 cd/m² bright. This is a good value, although it clearly cannot keep up with OLED display, which has an absolute black value. Dark areas appear deep and uniform and colors appear strong. The contrast ratio is good at 1514:1. The white balance can be adjusted with various presets or completely manually. You can also choose between normal or vivid colors. The settings also offer a blue-light filter. We did not measure any screen flickering.

We tried to take a look at as many presets as possible during our measurements with the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software. To get the best appearance, we would recommend setting the device to normal colors with the white balance preset "warm". This way, you will not see any blue cast. Vivid colors and the standard white balance produce a strong blue cast. The color-space coverage is good; the color space sRGB is covered almost completely. 

CalMAN color accuracy – vivid, standard
CalMAN color accuracy – vivid, standard
CalMAN color space – vivid, standard
CalMAN color space – vivid, standard
CalMAN gray scales – vivid, standard
CalMAN gray scales – vivid, standard
CalMAN saturation – vivid, standard
CalMAN saturation – vivid, standard
CalMAN color accuracy – normal, warm
CalMAN color accuracy – normal, warm
CalMAN color space – normal, warm
CalMAN color space – normal, warm
CalMAN gray scales – normal, warm
CalMAN gray scales – normal, warm
CalMAN saturation – normal, warm
CalMAN saturation – normal, warm

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 17.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 44 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 27.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

The Honor View 10 can be used outdoors. Ideally, you would have the brightness sensor turned on in order to reach the maximum brightness. The sensor reacts quickly and reliably. There are slight differences in brightness from various viewing angles, but the colors remain good and the content can be read easily, even from very wide angles.

outdoor use – minimum brightness
outdoor use – minimum brightness
outdoor use – average brightness
outdoor use – average brightness
outdoor use – maximum brightness
outdoor use – maximum brightness
outdoor use – brightness sensor
outdoor use – brightness sensor
viewing angles
viewing angles

Performance

The HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC is also used in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and is very powerful with its eight cores and a clock rate of up to 2.4 GHz. The SoC offers similar results in the Honor View 10 as it did in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and can also keep up well with other Android comparison devices. Only the Apple iPhone 8 Plus performs even better. So we really do get high-end performance with the Honor View 10, both in terms of the menu and apps and graphics performance. Some graphics benchmarks, however, showed significantly lower results as in the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. This could be connected to the temperature issues that we will talk about in the "Temperature" section.

The SoC has an NPU - a neural processor that deals with calculations for the artificial intelligence functions.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
173653 Points ∼68%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
177341 Points ∼70% +2%
OnePlus 5T
172124 Points ∼68% -1%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
173403 Points ∼68% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
165382 Points ∼65% -5%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
218158 Points ∼86% +26%
LG V30
173749 Points ∼68% 0%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
6724 Points ∼65%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
6932 Points ∼67% +3%
OnePlus 5T
6595 Points ∼64% -2%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6433 Points ∼62% -4%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
5195 Points ∼50% -23%
LG V30
5603 Points ∼54% -17%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
8306 Points ∼61%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
8439 Points ∼62% +2%
OnePlus 5T
7739 Points ∼57% -7%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
7695 Points ∼57% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
5830 Points ∼43% -30%
LG V30
6854 Points ∼51% -17%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Honor View 10
1184 Points ∼58%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
1234 Points ∼61% +4%
OnePlus 5T
1329 Points ∼65% +12%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1239 Points ∼61% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
1163 Points ∼57% -2%
LG V30
1009 Points ∼50% -15%
Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 10
3892 Points ∼13%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3657 Points ∼13% -6%
OnePlus 5T
6100 Points ∼21% +57%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6045 Points ∼21% +55%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
6126 Points ∼21% +57%
LG V30
5949 Points ∼21% +53%
Memory (sort by value)
Honor View 10
4276 Points ∼68%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
4142 Points ∼66% -3%
OnePlus 5T
3845 Points ∼61% -10%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3444 Points ∼55% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
3135 Points ∼50% -27%
LG V30
2091 Points ∼33% -51%
System (sort by value)
Honor View 10
5195 Points ∼32%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
5244 Points ∼32% +1%
OnePlus 5T
5872 Points ∼36% +13%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
5857 Points ∼36% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
5319 Points ∼32% +2%
LG V30
4238 Points ∼26% -18%
Overall (sort by value)
Honor View 10
3181 Points ∼38%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3147 Points ∼37% -1%
OnePlus 5T
3678 Points ∼44% +16%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3506 Points ∼41% +10%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
3301 Points ∼39% +4%
LG V30
2702 Points ∼32% -15%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
9015 Points ∼21%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
8572 Points ∼20% -5%
OnePlus 5T
8000 Points ∼18% -11%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
7881 Points ∼18% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
8295 Points ∼19% -8%
LG V30
8016 Points ∼18% -11%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
6785 Points ∼19%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
6792 Points ∼19% 0%
OnePlus 5T
6670 Points ∼18% -2%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6491 Points ∼18% -4%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
6695 Points ∼18% -1%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
10558 Points ∼29% +56%
LG V30
6078 Points ∼17% -10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
1918 Points ∼30%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
1898 Points ∼30% -1%
OnePlus 5T
1962 Points ∼31% +2%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1904 Points ∼30% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
2015 Points ∼32% +5%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
4263 Points ∼67% +122%
LG V30
1900 Points ∼30% -1%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 10
2931 Points ∼70%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
2871 Points ∼68% -2%
OnePlus 5T
3068 Points ∼73% +5%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1628 Points ∼39% -44%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
2466 Points ∼58% -16%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
2109 Points ∼50% -28%
LG V30
2931 Points ∼70% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 10
2994 Points ∼56%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
2844 Points ∼53% -5%
OnePlus 5T
4016 Points ∼75% +34%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3723 Points ∼69% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
3479 Points ∼65% +16%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
3069 Points ∼57% +3%
LG V30
3903 Points ∼72% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Honor View 10
2980 Points ∼63%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
2850 Points ∼60% -4%
OnePlus 5T
3758 Points ∼79% +26%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
2895 Points ∼61% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
3188 Points ∼67% +7%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
2781 Points ∼59% -7%
LG V30
3635 Points ∼77% +22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 10
1906 Points ∼45%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
2896 Points ∼69% +52%
OnePlus 5T
3031 Points ∼72% +59%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1574 Points ∼37% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
2465 Points ∼58% +29%
LG V30
2808 Points ∼67% +47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 10
1954 Points ∼24%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3353 Points ∼40% +72%
OnePlus 5T
5791 Points ∼70% +196%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
5107 Points ∼61% +161%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
4786 Points ∼58% +145%
LG V30
5895 Points ∼71% +202%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor View 10
1943 Points ∼30%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3239 Points ∼50% +67%
OnePlus 5T
4816 Points ∼75% +148%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3407 Points ∼53% +75%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
3958 Points ∼61% +104%
LG V30
4738 Points ∼73% +144%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 10
14556 Points ∼18%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
22629 Points ∼29% +55%
OnePlus 5T
21348 Points ∼27% +47%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
13800 Points ∼17% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
20892 Points ∼26% +44%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
25641 Points ∼32% +76%
LG V30
14601 Points ∼18% 0%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
22429 Points ∼4%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
34008 Points ∼6% +52%
OnePlus 5T
58097 Points ∼11% +159%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
52358 Points ∼10% +133%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
33077 Points ∼6% +47%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
113380 Points ∼21% +406%
LG V30
55271 Points ∼10% +146%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Honor View 10
20022 Points ∼9%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
30590 Points ∼14% +53%
OnePlus 5T
42022 Points ∼20% +110%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
32302 Points ∼15% +61%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
29282 Points ∼14% +46%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
64405 Points ∼30% +222%
LG V30
34139 Points ∼16% +71%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor View 10
125 fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
112 fps ∼1% -10%
OnePlus 5T
113 fps ∼1% -10%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
109 fps ∼1% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
104 fps ∼1% -17%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
166.9 fps ∼1% +34%
LG V30
113 fps ∼1% -10%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor View 10
59 fps ∼2%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
60 fps ∼2% +2%
OnePlus 5T
60 fps ∼2% +2%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
60 fps ∼2% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
58 fps ∼2% -2%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
119.4 fps ∼4% +102%
LG V30
60 fps ∼2% +2%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor View 10
66 fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
54 fps ∼1% -18%
OnePlus 5T
60 fps ∼1% -9%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
47 fps ∼1% -29%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
50 fps ∼1% -24%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
71 fps ∼1% +8%
LG V30
59 fps ∼1% -11%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor View 10
55 fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
56 fps ∼2% +2%
OnePlus 5T
53 fps ∼1% -4%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
46 fps ∼1% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
38 fps ∼1% -31%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
79.2 fps ∼2% +44%
LG V30
35 fps ∼1% -36%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 10
21 fps ∼0%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
37 fps ∼1% +76%
OnePlus 5T
41 fps ∼1% +95%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
35 fps ∼1% +67%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
42 fps ∼1% +100%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
49 fps ∼1% +133%
LG V30
40 fps ∼1% +90%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 10
36 fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
38 fps ∼1% +6%
OnePlus 5T
37 fps ∼1% +3%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
37 fps ∼1% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
23 fps ∼1% -36%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
56.4 fps ∼2% +57%
LG V30
19 fps ∼1% -47%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 10
21 fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
21 fps ∼1% 0%
OnePlus 5T
25 fps ∼1% +19%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
23 fps ∼1% +10%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
25 fps ∼1% +19%
LG V30
24 fps ∼1% +14%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 10
21 fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
22 fps ∼1% +5%
OnePlus 5T
23 fps ∼1% +10%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
25 fps ∼1% +19%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
13 fps ∼0% -38%
LG V30
13 fps ∼0% -38%

Legend

 
Honor View 10 HiSilicon Kirin 970, ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Huawei Mate 10 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 970, ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
OnePlus 5T Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa, ARM Mali-G71 MP20, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Apple A11 Bionic, Apple A11 Bionic GPU, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
 
LG V30 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

The browser benchmarks place the Honor View 10 right at the back of our comparison table. Users surf a lot slower with this device than with other high-end smartphones. Google's complicated HTML-5 game Interland still runs smoothly and loading times are acceptable.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
223.5 Points ∼100% +541%
OnePlus 5T (Chrome 63)
66.477 Points ∼30% +91%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Samsung Browser 5.2)
62.198 Points ∼28% +78%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (Chrome 59)
61.5 Points ∼28% +76%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Chrome 61)
56.63 Points ∼25% +62%
LG V30 (Chrome 62)
52.9 Points ∼24% +52%
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
34.871 Points ∼16%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
35209 Points ∼100% +423%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Samsung Browser 5.2)
14050 Points ∼40% +109%
OnePlus 5T (Chrome 63)
12509 Points ∼36% +86%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (Chrome 59)
10672 Points ∼30% +59%
LG V30 (Chrome 62)
10506 Points ∼30% +56%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Chrome 61)
10406 Points ∼30% +55%
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
6729 Points ∼19%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
6013 ms * ∼100%
LG V30 (Chrome 62)
3630 ms * ∼60% +40%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Chrome 61)
3590.6 ms * ∼60% +40%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (Chrome 59)
3199 ms * ∼53% +47%
OnePlus 5T (Chrome 63)
3096 ms * ∼51% +49%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Samsung Browser 5.2)
2236.7 ms * ∼37% +63%
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
719.7 ms * ∼12% +88%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
362 Points ∼100% +131%
OnePlus 5T (Chrome 63)
181 Points ∼50% +15%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Chrome 61)
158 Points ∼44% +1%
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
157 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Samsung Browser 5.2)
154 Points ∼43% -2%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (Chrome 59)
149 Points ∼41% -5%
LG V30 (Chrome 62)
138 Points ∼38% -12%

* ... smaller is better

Accessing our reference microSD card - a Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 - is very quick and the Honor View 10 is also one of the fastest smartphones of the comparison field when it comes to accessing internal storage.

Honor View 10Huawei Mate 10 ProOnePlus 5TSony Xperia XZ PremiumSamsung Galaxy S8 PlusApple iPhone 8 PlusLG V30
AndroBench 3-5
-2%
-25%
-43%
-22%
-35%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
65.06 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
33.31 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-49%
57.24 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-12%
47.2
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
36.79 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-55%
71.12 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-12%
62.8
-22%
Random Write 4KB
160
164.45
3%
20
-87%
17.2
-89%
15.27
-90%
10.21
-94%
Random Read 4KB
144.3
132.27
-8%
138.1
-4%
74.1
-49%
127.18
-12%
78.17
-46%
Sequential Write 256KB
194.3
208.72
7%
203.4
5%
194
0%
194.18
0%
193.22
-1%
Sequential Read 256KB
810.3
732.46
-10%
698.7
-14%
687
-15%
787.6
-3%
669.48
-17%

Games

Despite its powerful graphics components, the Honor View 10 cannot display the demanding racing game "Asphalt 8: Airborne" smoothly in its native resolution, high details and 30 FPS. The game can be displayed easily at lower details and somewhat simpler 3D games such as "Dead Trigger 2" run smoothly as well. 2D games such as "Angry Birds" are also no problem for the smartphone. The Game Suite offers some comfortable functions for gamers; you can, for example, turn off notifications during gaming, or deactivate the navigation keys.

The phone reacts well to controls via gyroscope and touchscreen, which are quite suitable for gaming.

Asphalt 8
Asphalt 8
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2

Emissions

Asphalt 8: Airborne
 SettingsValue
 high29 fps
 very low30 fps
Dead Trigger 2
 SettingsValue
 high30 fps

Temperature

warning about overheating
warning about overheating
GFXBench battery test (Open GL ES 2.0)
GFXBench battery test (Open GL ES 2.0)

The temperatures that our device reached under load are basically harmless: We measured a maximum of 37.4 °C (~99.3 °F) on the front, around the ear piece. This is noticeable, but not yet uncomfortable. While idling, the device has a maximum temperature of 28.8 °C (~83.8 °F), which you cannot feel in your hand. 

However, the smartphone regularly gave us an error message during our benchmarks: It said that the device had become too hot and that it had therefore aborted the current process. The SoC seems to be particularly overwhelmed by the demanding GFXBenchmark. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro with the same SoC already had some difficulties here, but the View 10 has an even harder time: We could not finish running the more extensive battery test with OpenGL ES 3.1, as the device regularly overheated. In the OpenGL ES 2.0 test, the Honor View 10 could show that it can pass the test without drops in performance if the load is not too high.

Max. Load
 37.2 °C
99 F
36.9 °C
98 F
35.7 °C
96 F
 
 37.4 °C
99 F
37.1 °C
99 F
36.5 °C
98 F
 
 36.9 °C
98 F
36.3 °C
97 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 36.7 °C = 98 F
32.6 °C
91 F
34.1 °C
93 F
34.7 °C
94 F
33.4 °C
92 F
34.2 °C
94 F
35 °C
95 F
33.4 °C
92 F
33.9 °C
93 F
34.6 °C
94 F
Maximum: 35 °C = 95 F
Average: 34 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.6 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 20.4 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.7 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 34.2 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.6 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
heatmap front
heatmap front
heatmap back
heatmap back

Speaker

speaker test Pink Noise
speaker test Pink Noise

Unlike the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the Honor View 10 has only one speaker, placed at the bottom of the device. The View 10 is a little louder than the Mate 10 Pro and the Honor smartphone has a wider range of frequencies in the mids area than Huawei's flagship. It therefore produces an even better sound than the Mate 10 Pro does, although the Honor View 10 could put a little less emphasize on the highs.

If you would like to occasionally listen to music via the speakers, you can. The Honor View 10 also has a 3.5-mm audio jack (the Mate 10 Pro does not), via which you can connect the provided in-ear headset. The jack transmits a clean sound. The device supports Bluetooth 4.2, which can also be used for connecting external speakers. You can use the codecs aptX and aptX HD when transmitting high-resolution audio files.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.243.12532.931.73137.233.84031.733.85039.6396328.326.38027.328.110026.93012526.729160243920020.948.825020.952.531519.554.540018.559.950017.562.963017.564.280015.763.1100015.865.1125016.666.4160015.873.8200015.474.9250015.57931501677.4400015.876.350001674.3630016.375.5800016.3761000016.275.81250016.466.21600016.450.5SPL28.686.6N1.163.6median 16.4median 65.1Delta2.112.335.237.832.934.237.235.631.737.139.64028.327.927.32626.924.326.723.72433.420.941.220.951.919.551.218.560.317.55617.555.915.755.115.865.716.669.515.874.215.47715.574.91673.315.870.41670.816.373.116.372.916.273.516.468.816.455.828.684.41.154.7median 16.4median 65.72.110.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor View 10Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Honor View 10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 11.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 62% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Huawei Mate 10 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 74% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (check boxes can be turned on/off!)

Battery Runtime

Power Consumption

The Honor View 10 has rather disappointing power consumption compared to its competitors. The difference is the greatest to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, but also the Huawei Mate 10 Pro can do significantly better: Honor's smartphone requires more power in all categories. Its consumption under load is the highest in the field at a maximum of 9.04 watts. But the Honor View 10 also loses out in the idle comparison.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.31 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.05 / 2.36 / 2.41 Watt
Load midlight 4.93 / 9.04 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Honor View 10
3750 mAh
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
4000 mAh
OnePlus 5T
3300 mAh
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3230 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
3500 mAh
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
2691 mAh
LG V30
3300 mAh
Power Consumption
28%
33%
9%
37%
9%
31%
Idle Minimum *
1.05
0.85
19%
0.58
45%
0.62
41%
0.68
35%
0.72
31%
0.72
31%
Idle Average *
2.36
1.15
51%
1.44
39%
2.44
-3%
1.13
52%
2.45
-4%
1.37
42%
Idle Maximum *
2.41
1.23
49%
1.53
37%
2.59
-7%
1.16
52%
2.52
-5%
1.41
41%
Load Average *
4.93
4.12
16%
3.17
36%
4.94
-0%
4.69
5%
3.84
22%
3.46
30%
Load Maximum *
9.04
8.42
7%
8.54
6%
7.91
12%
5.24
42%
9.02
-0%
7.83
13%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The battery runtimes are not quite as bad as we would have expected considering the high consumption rates. This is partly due to the fact that the Honor View 10 has a high-capacity battery: 3750 mAh or 14.25 Wh are significantly more than most comparison devices have to offer. Only the Huawei Mate 10 Pro has more capacity at 4000 mAh. Still, the Honor can only manage 11:19 hours in our Wi-Fi test, which makes it the second-to-last of our comparison devices. But despite the low rank, the result itself is still OK and should get you through two days of average use. In general, the runtimes fit to the device's price-range, but the Honor could have gotten a lot more out of this battery through better energy management.

Thanks to its quick-charge function, the smartphone recharges in just over 1:30 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
27h 51min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 19min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
13h 39min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 05min
Honor View 10
3750 mAh
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
4000 mAh
OnePlus 5T
3300 mAh
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3230 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
3500 mAh
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
2691 mAh
LG V30
3300 mAh
Battery Runtime
17%
-2%
-5%
-4%
-5%
4%
Reader / Idle
1671
1744
4%
1754
5%
1754
5%
1565
-6%
2085
25%
1914
15%
H.264
819
929
13%
799
-2%
802
-2%
742
-9%
733
-11%
822
0%
WiFi v1.3
679
818
20%
718
6%
695
2%
736
8%
657
-3%
774
14%
Load
305
398
30%
257
-16%
236
-23%
275
-10%
211
-31%
267
-12%

Pros

+ stable case
+ narrow display bezels
+ fast fingerprint reader
+ fast LTE modem
+ detailed photo software
+ decent cameras
+ many input options
+ high-contrast display
+ high-end performance
+ fast storage
+ case temperatures remain rather low

Cons

- slow Wi-Fi ac module
- GPS positioning not always precise
- occasional overheating
- high power consumption

Verdict

Honor View 10. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de
Honor View 10. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de

The Honor View 10 is very trendy with its narrow bezels and large display. Considering the device's high-end components, its affordable price of just below £500 (the device is currently not available in the US) makes it very attractive for bargain hunters. And the device from Huawei's direct marketing brand does a lot of things well: It has a stable case, a lot of input options, decent speakers and a 3.5-mm audio jack, a fast LTE module, infrared, and good cameras that can take very nice pictures. Performance is decent, but the device is occasionally limited by overheating. But the Honor View 10 also has some disadvantages - the slow Wi-Fi module, for example, as well as the hesitant GPS unit and high power consumption.

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. 

Overall, we have to say that Huawei trimmed down its smartphone in the right areas in order to still make it a competitor against significantly more expensive devices. If you are looking for top-range performance for a good price, you should definitely take a look at the Honor View 10. Although the OnePlus 5T offers an even more well-rounded experience.

Honor View 10 - 01/30/2018 v6
Florian Wimmer

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
44 / 60 → 74%
Weight
90%
Battery
94%
Display
89%
Games Performance
61 / 63 → 96%
Application Performance
67 / 70 → 96%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Camera
80%
Average
79%
89%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Wimmer, 2018-02- 2 (Update: 2018-05-15)