Huawei Honor 10 Hands-on Review: Camera, Benchmarks, Wrap-up

By 01:11 Thu, 19 Aug 2021 Comments


Camera

The Honor 10 comes with a typical Huawei capturing camera setup - that is, typical in its concept, but recent when it comes to the specifics. We mean there's a regular color cam and a second one that shoots in black and white - that's the typical bit. The 16MP RGB cam has been lifted off the View 10, but the 24MP monochrome one we haven't seen before.


Of course, it's all about the AI with this recent handset and promo materials state that its capturing camera recognizes in real time 22 different categories of subjects and shooting scenarios and adjusts shooting parameters accordingly. If the Master AI in the P20 and P20 Pro wasn't all that great, we wonder just how fine this 'apprentice' AI is going to be. We did hold a few quick shots correct after the event, but we won't be reading too much into them - we'll leave that for the full review. Just in case, one is with AI, the other one - without.





Camera samples, AI off





Camera samples, AI on





Camera samples, AI off





Camera samples, AI on





Camera samples, AI off





Camera samples, AI on

We've been known to like zoom cameras on smartphones (well, some of us, at least) - to the point that we tested Huawei's own P20 Pro against the Galaxy S9+, check that out if you've missed it. Anyway, back to the Honor 10 - here's a bunch of photos with the zoom set to '2x'.





Camera samples, 2x zoom, AI off





Camera samples, 2x zoom, AI on





Camera samples, 2x zoom, AI off





Camera samples, 2x zoom, AI on

Naturally, we also snapped some samples with the monochrome camera.









Camera samples, monochrome

The selfie cam on the Honor 10 is a 24MP unit, this one comes from the P20s. It's got pixels to spare, but lacks autofocus.





Selfie samples

Benchmarks

It's the Kirin 970 that powers the Honor 10, Huawei's top-tier chipset introduced with the Mate 10, and more recently used in the P20 and P20 Pro. It's also featured in another Honor smartphone, the View 10 we've been mentioning here and there. All that goes to say that we're well aware what it's capable of. Even so, we weren't going to spare the Honor 10 some benchmarks.

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Mi MIx 2S

    9158

  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)

    6759

  • Huawei Honor View 10

    6738

  • Huawei P20

    6722

  • Huawei Honor 10

    6591

  • Meizu 15 Plus

    6122

  • Nokia 7 plus

    5893

  • Oppo R15 Pro

    5809

  • Oppo R15

    5806

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

    4696

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

    4418

  • Motorola Moto G6 Plus

    4160

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    3251

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Mi MIx 2S

    2468

  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)

    1974

  • Huawei Honor View 10

    1902

  • Huawei P20

    1897

  • Huawei Honor 10

    1894

  • Meizu 15 Plus

    1863

  • Nokia 7 plus

    1634

  • Oppo R15 Pro

    1612

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

    1532

  • Oppo R15

    1520

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

    1327

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    916

  • Motorola Moto G6 Plus

    882

AnTuTu 7

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Mi MIx 2S

    270814

  • Huawei Honor View 10

    212708

  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)

    207072

  • Huawei P20

    206906

  • Huawei Honor 10

    200440

  • Oppo R15 Pro

    146526

  • Nokia 7 plus

    140820

  • Oppo R15

    140161

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

    107737

  • Motorola Moto G6 Plus

    90263

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Mi MIx 2S

    61

  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)

    40

  • Huawei Honor View 10

    38

  • Huawei Honor 10

    37

  • Huawei P20

    36

  • Oppo R15 Pro

    15

  • Nokia 7 plus

    15

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

    9.9

  • Motorola Moto G6 Plus

    9.8

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    3.8

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Mi MIx 2S

    55

  • Huawei P20

    39

  • Huawei Honor 10

    37

  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)

    37

  • Huawei Honor View 10

    35

  • Nokia 7 plus

    14

  • Oppo R15 Pro

    12

  • Motorola Moto G6 Plus

    9.3

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

    8.7

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    3.6

First impressions


A more affordable Huawei P20 without the Leica capturing camera - that pretty much sums up the Honor 10. Similar build and striking looks, best chipset Huawei has to offer, and (of course) a notched display. Obviously, we've only had the handset with us for just a few hours and more serious testing is in order. We're adding the Honor 10 to the review schedule, stay tuned.


DOWNLOAD NOW

DOWNLOAD MUSIC





Related Article

Comment
Name




.....................

Please LOGIN or REGISTER To Gain Full Access To This Article