Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Honor View 10: Worth the price jump?

The Honor View 10 hit the UK market at the beginning of January, but we’re still patiently waiting for it to arrive in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S9 just made its debut at MWC in Barcelona and will be available from March. These two flagships are very different in terms of design, software and price. Which should you choose?

The S9 wins in terms of design

It goes beyond subjective taste. The Samsung Galaxy S9 goes farther in terms of design, with its modern curves on the front and back, glass body and Infinity display. Of course it isn’t so new compared to the previous generation, but the Galaxy S8 was a huge step forward nevertheless. The S9 is a carefully crafted device, with every detail just right, from its seamless construction to the more discreet CE logos on the back.

AndroidPIT samsung galaxy s9 vs honor view 10 7275 Two very different designs to choose from. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

The Honor View 10 is nice to hold and pleasant to look at, but after a few months of use, its personality will fade into the background, especially compared to a bold phone like the S9 which stands out. The aluminum makes it more drop resistant, but the protruding camera is really unfortunate. Holding both side-by-side, you really feel the difference between the two devices.

Both phones come with a headphone jack, but the fingerprint sensor is located on the front of the View 10 and on the back of the S9. Don’t worry, Samsung has made the fingerprint scanner easier to reach this time.

AndroidPIT samsung galaxy s9 vs honor view 10 7309 Fingerprint scanner on the front for Honor and the back for Samsung. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Artificial intelligence for the View 10…

With the View 10, Honor has put a focus on AI. At the beginning of January, the Chinese company released a smartphone with the Kirin 970 processor, which is equipped with an artificial intelligence unit capable of, for example, understanding which settings or filters are needed before snapping a photo. And this is just one of the ways AI can make your smartphone more powerful. Because Huawei integrated the AI chip in the Mate 10 Pro already, Honor was able to do it more easily.

As in the example above, the main benefits of AI will be felt when using the camera of the View 10, and it must be said that AI and marketing go hand-in-hand. In any case, the technology is in its early stages and forward-looking Honor managed to bring it to a smartphone that costs around $ 600.

AndroidPIT samsung galaxy s9 vs honor view 10 7289 Both come with Android Oreo. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

…Bixby for the Galaxy S9

Though Bixby is touted as one of the main selling points of the Galaxy S9 and the S8 before it, for me, it continues to be a disappointment. Despite Samsung’s attempts to optimize it and give it a dedicated hardware button, I still think that Bixby is useless at its current maturity level. Competition between voice assistants is fierce, and compared to Google Assistant, it doesn’t make the grade.

Bixby Vision on the S9 might bring a bit more satisfaction since it is now able to recognize written phone numbers and add them directly to the keypad.

Galaxy S9 Plus vs Honor View 10: technical specs in comparison

  Galaxy S9  Honor View 10
Processor Snapdragon 835, 10 nm Kirin 970
Display 5.8″, Super AMOLED,
QuadHD+, 18:5:9
5.99″, IPS LCD, FullHD, 18:9
Camera  12 MP, OIS, f/1.5 – f/2.4 8 MP, f/1.7 (rear)
8 MP, f/1.7 (front)
16MP RGB + 20MP f/1,8 (rear)
13MP, f/2.0 (front)
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Memory 4 GB RAM, 64/256 GB internal storage,
microSD support

6 GB RAM, 128GB internal storage,
microSD support

Audio Stereo speaker by AKG Mono speaker
Battery 3,000 mAh 3,750 mAh
Price $ 719/$ 839 about $ 610

An easier choice than it seems

As you can tell, these are two very different devices. The Galaxy S9 boasts a premium look, a better display and a better photography experience on paper, especially in low light conditions. Of course, only a final review will confirm the quality of the S9’s shots, but considering that the S8 definitely had one of the best cameras on the market in 2017, we don’t expect anything less from the S9.

Otherwise, the View 10 has nothing to envy from S9. To the contrary, in fact: its larger battery might win out in terms of battery life, it has more memory and it costs much less. Both run Android 8.0 Oreo, but with two different user interfaces.

Choosing between the two might seem daunting, but it’s actually simple: for those two want flagship performance, the latest version of Android and of-the-range specs, you’ll do just fine with the View 10 for about $ 600. For those who don’t mind spending more, love having the latest releases or just dig the Samsung brand, you can’t go wrong with the Galaxy S9.

This article will be fully updated as soon as we receive the Samsung Galaxy S9 for a more detailed review.

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Honor View 10: Tips and tricks you need to know about

Those of you who are already familiar with Huawei know that it offers many customization options. You can activate gestures, change the background, enable the app drawer, customize navigation links, the font size, the display color, and so on and so forth.

If you’re looking for these kinds of ‘basic’ tricks, I’ll refer you to the article on the Huawei P10 tricks because most of them are also applicable to the View 10. And below I’ll go through some tips not included in the previous article that will you allow you to optimize your device.

Face recognition for notifications and unlocking the device

Honor already released a software update to make this feature more complete and to allow users to unlock the device through face recognition. Whether you’ve received the update or not, I recommend that you activate it, at least to have access to the contents of the notifications from the lock screen.

Go to Settings > Safety and Privacy > Face Recognition.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 9985 The software update completes the face recognition feature. / © AndroidPIT

Histen Audio Effects for the most demanding ears

Just like in the Honor 9, you can experience 3D sound on the View 10. To do this, however, you’ll have to connect wired earphones to your device, since it doesn’t support the use of Bluetooth headphones. The Histen Huawei Audio Effects can’t be accessed under Settings > Audio until you plug in headphones.

Private space: Since everyone has something to hide

With this feature you can create a kind of private island, which is only accessible with a password and a different fingerprint from the one normally used. This is a useful feature for those of us who often share smartphones with friends or colleagues and for people who generally want to make sure that data, photos and apps stay away from prying eyes.

You can learn how it work in this article and activate it by accessing Settings > Security and Privacy > Private Space.

AndroidPIT Private space 8627 It’s like having two different smartphones. / © AndroidPIT

Lock a few apps

If Private Space is too drastic of a solution for you, you can rely on App Lock in Settings > Security and Privacy. You can set a password or fingerprint to open some applications on your Honor View 10. You’ll find a list of apps that allow you to manually lock them by moving the cursor to the right.

Scroll through your photos while charging

Here’s a gem that you may not know about. It’s called Screensaver, and when it’s enabled, the device will automatically scroll through your photos while your smartphone is charging. You just have to allow access to photos and multimedia content and select the source folder as well as the duration of your slideshow. Here’s one small extra tip: place your View 10 on a stand to better enjoy your photos.  

AndroidPIT honor view 10 0006 While your smartphone is charging, it may be a useful time to look at the pictures from your last trip. / © AndroidPIT

Avoid distractions in the Game Suite

Those gamers out there will appreciate this feature allowing you to focus on the game in front of you, as well as saving battery power. Simply open the pre-installed app on your Honor View 10 and then decide how to customize your gaming experience to your liking. You can:

  • Lock navigation keys
  • Choose between Game Mode (optimized performance at the expense of power consumption), Smart Mode (balance of performance and battery consumption) or Power Saving Mode (reduces power consumption as well as gaming performance).
  • Activate uninterrupted games to hide notifications on the screen, except for those related to alarms, calls and low battery alerts.

Turn the View 10 into a remote control

The View 10 integrates an infrared sensor, which when using the pre-installed app on your device will allow you to use your smartphone as if it were a remote control. Look for the app called Remote Control, click on Add Remote Control, select the device you want to connect to and follow the instructions below to pair the devices. There is also a menu with a few customization options.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 0025 The infrared sensor transforms the View 10 into a remote control. / © AndroidPIT

Use your voice to call, find the device and more

Activating voice commands can be useful for all situations where your hands are busy. Go to Settings > Intelligent Support > Voice Command and select your preferred option. To be able to make calls from the unlock screen or search for your device, you will first need to click on Voice Reactivation and say ‘Dear Honor’ three times in a quiet setting. The process is the same as required by Google Assistant, only the magic words have changed and you can decide to customize them.

I personally find this feature useful to make a quick call. Just hold down the lower volume button for a few seconds from the lock screen and say the name of your contact after the beep to start your call. Try to get as close as possible to the microphone or the voice recognition may not work properly.

And more interestingly, you can also search for your device just by saying ‘Dear Honor, where are you?’.

Full screen display for apps and games

The View 10 uses a 18:9 screen, but not all applications use it by default. You can change this setting to utilize the full screen display by doing the following:

  • Launch an app, click on Full Screen Display at the bottom of the screen and then click OK to confirm.
  • Go to Settings > Display > Full screen display and then manually select the applications where you want to activate this feature. Please note, however, that if you do not optimize for this type of display, black borders will appear around the frame of the app.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 9974 You can use the full screen display for all apps. / © AndroidPIT

Cancel a sent SMS (in case you need to reconsider)

For those of you who still prefer sending a text message instead of using WhatsApp or Telegram, it may be useful to activate the Cancel Send function in the Messaging settings. Once activated, you are able to cancel sending a message by clicking on the message within six seconds of sending it.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 9979 Useful for second thoughts… / © AndroidPIT

The Honor View 10 can be customized in many ways. This article will be followed up with an article especially for the camera, so you’ll know how to tweak the double camera integrated in your smartphone. What other tricks and features are you interested in learning more about? Let us know in the comments!

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Honor View 10: More than a marketing gimmick?

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Honor View 10: Design


From the outside, the differences between the View 10 and the Mate 10 Pro are quite obvious. Honor uses an aluminum chassis while the Mate 10 Pro is fully glazed. In both, however, the cameras protrude; much more prominently in the case of the View 10.

However, this makes View 10 no less attractive; the 2.5D glass finish on the front really appeals to me. The View 10 leaves you with the classic jack connection for your old headphones, which had to give way to the future when it comes to the Mate 10 Pro. The same applies to microSD card support.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 vs huawei mate 10 pro 9104 The Mate 10 Pro (right) is elegant, modern and fragile. / © AndroidPIT


Jessi left out an important detail: Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro is waterproof. If it falls into the sink, you have no risk of damage from penetrating water. Otherwise, the design comparison reveals that the devices were conceived differently.

Honor holds on to many lifestyle selling points and prefers robust aluminium instead of fragile glass. The fact that the aluminium will be scratched and broken, while the glass remains largely immaculate until it breaks, reveals these differences in design philosophy:

The Honor View 10 is aimed at young people with an active everyday life who tolerate signs of wear and tear. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, on the other hand, is designed for people who work in the office, carry their smartphone in a discreet protective case and like to present it as flawlessly as themselves.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Honor View 10: Camera


In the View 10, Honor uses quite a bit of the same technology found in Huawei Mate 10 Pro. But the aperture of f/1.8 is slightly smaller than the previously unbeaten f/1.6 aperture of the Mate 10 Pro. This is noticeable in the fact that the View 10 only takes as good pictures as the Mate 10 Pro under significantly better lighting conditions.

A further complicating factor is that the View 10 has to do without an optical image stabilizer. This would have allowed longer exposure times without blurring, which the View 10 would have to compensate for without using higher ISO values. This results in image noise and loss of detail. See for yourself:


I think that the Huawei Mate 10 camera is legendary. But I haven’t got enough experience with Pixel 2 or iPhone X to say if it could be the absolute best. Simple snapshots are really easy with the Mate 10 Pro and commonly turn out great, be it outside in daylight or inside in dim light.

Technically, the overlaps with the camera of the View 10 are enormous. In both cases, the AI recognizes the scene and adjusts exposure and post-processing accordingly. View 10 adds a new, artistic form of postprocessing. The Mate 10 Pro, on the other hand, reaches the limit of its alteration capability with the portrait mode. Of course, all this can be constantly developed and changed through software updates.

View10 artistic mode The Honor View 10 provides comic filters. / © AndroidPIT

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Honor View 10: everyday performance


A look at the technical specifications quickly reveals that View 10 and Mate 10 Pro are close siblings. In the meantime, both have been updated to Android 8.0 operating system version with EMUI 8.0 interface. Both use the AI-supported Huawei Kirin 970 chipset. We find 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory on both, too. Nevertheless, I noticed 10 delays in the view that I didn’t notice in everyday life with the Mate 10 Pro. However, these should be fixed by optimizations in the software. After all, View 10 is a little bit younger than the Mate 10 Pro, which has already received several software updates and thus optimizations and bug fixes.


One advantage that should not be underestimated in everyday life is the good sound of the Mate 10 Pro. Thanks to its stereo format in landscape orientation, it is really outstandingly suitable if you want to show a video ad hoc or hold a video conference. In addition, I get by with the battery of the Mate 10 Pro for a few hours longer than Jessi with the View 10; barely two days instead of “just a little more than a day”. This can be partly due to the slightly larger battery size, but also to AMOLED display technology in the Mate 10 Pro, which works more sparingly than LCD in certain scenarios.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Honor View 10 technical specifications

  Huawei Mate 10 Pro Honor View 10
Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm 157 x 74.98 x 6.97 mm
Weight: 178 g 172 g
Battery size: 4000 mAh 3750 mAh
Screen size: 6 in 5.99 in
Display technology: AMOLED LCD
Screen: 2160 x 1080 pixels (402 ppi) 2160 x 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
Front camera: 8 megapixels 13 megapixels
Rear camera: 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Flashlight: Dual-LED LED
Android version: 8.0 – Oreo 8.0 – Oreo
User interface: Huawei EMUI Emotion UI
RAM: 6 GB 6 GB
Internal storage: 128 GB 128 GB
Removable storage: Not available microSD
Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 970 HiSilicon Kirin 970
Number of cores: 8 8
Max. clock speed: 2.36 GHz 2.36 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM , Bluetooth 4.2 HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM , Bluetooth 4.2

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Honor View 10 in Benchmarks

  Huawei Mate 10 Pro Honor View 10
3DMark Sling Shot Vulkan 2387 2488
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme 2913 2943
3DMark Sling Shot 3226 3314
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited 30181 31677
Geekbench 4 (Single / Multi Core) 1892 / 6723 1906 / 6618
PassMark Memory 6723 9128
PassMark Disk 71474 73380

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Honor View 10: Verdict


Apart from technical specs, the devices differ in certain details which we will compare in the following table:

Important differences between the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Honor View 10

  Huawei Mate 10 Pro Honor View 10
Starting price Around $ 800/£700 Around $ 600 (unconfirmed)/£449.99
Dual SIM Only unlocked Almost always
microSD card Not compatible Compatible
Camera with OIS Yes No
Aperture f/1.6 f/1.8
Headphone jack No Yes
Built in stereo sound Yes No
Can be connected to a screen via HDMI Yes, Easy Projection No

Lowest price: Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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I see the biggest difference above all in the marketing strategy. While Huawei is exhibited alongside giants like Samsung at prestige events to great publicity, Honor quietly scans the field of young so-called ‘digital natives’. Similar to OnePlus, Honor relies almost completely on online sales and word of mouth buzz. Instead of the customer, Honor speaks of the community.

Lowest price: Honor View 10

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The difference in price is therefore not measured fundamentally by the quality of hardware, because it is largely equivalent. Huawei’s decisions when it comes to the design and marketing of the Mate 10 Pro targets a completely different group, attracting more demanding customers with deeper pockets. They don’t have to deal with microSD cards and don’t shy away from buying a new headset when the phone jack no longer exists.

AndroidPIT Huawei Mate 10 Pro Easy Projection 1 Bonus for the Mate 10 Pro: Easy Projection / © AndroidPIT

A bonus feature on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is Easy Projection. In my review, I couldn’t use 3D games with it or stream Netflix episodes. This means that the two scenarios that are most relevant to me are not covered, so I don’t want to advertise the feature as a plus point against the View 10.

But now, it’s over to you….

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OnePlus 5T vs. Honor View 10: The final shootout

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10: Design


The preferences in terms of design are very subjective, that much is clear. I have to admit that the View 10 won’t wow you with its design, but it’s along the same lines as the Honor 8/Pro. It offers a classic metal body that is quite thin, has rounded corners and is slightly slippery. In my opinion, the Honor 9 has a better design.

The View 10 doesn’t have glass on the backside and the two photo lenses stick out too much. The physical buttons on the right side are easy to reach and easily distinguishable from their different surfaces. The fingerprint sensor is located on the front panel and is easy to use, even if your smartphone is on the table in front of you. It’s a nice phone, yes, but nothing special. When I pick up the View 10 and the 5T at the same time, I prefer the design from OnePlus.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 vs oneplus 5t 8676 Both smartphones’ cameras slightly protrude from the frame. / © AndroidPIT


The design of the OnePlus 5T is really well done. Due to the narrow display bezels, the smartphone is not too wide despite the large display. The back side is slightly bent, so that the 5T fits well in your hand. There is one small but important detail: on the long sides there is a clear edge that ensures an easy grip. The manufacturing is excellent, the camera is elegantly integrated into the back and the front side is protected against fingerprints with a coating. The white version looks somewhat better and is also less slippery than the black OnePlus 5T. Compared to the somewhat boring Honor View 10, in my opinion the OnePlus 5T has clear style advantages.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 vs oneplus 5t 8677 Both Honor and OnePlus have kept the jack plug. / © AndroidPIT

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10: The best features


The special features often make the biggest difference with new devices, because let’s face it, the designs are often similar regardless of the manufacturer. I was able to find some interesting features with the Honor View 10:

  • Twin App: This is nothing new for Huawei/Honor, but it’s pleasant to find you can use two WhatsApp and Facebook accounts at the same time. This is convenient especially for those of you who keep two accounts, one for work and one for private life.
  • Private area: Here you can set a different password and fingerprint for access to a private area. Ideal if you want to keep photos, apps or other information hidden from prying eyes. It’s easy to adjust, but does somewhat slow down the device.
  • Face recognition: Unfortunately, it’s not yet possible to unlock View 10 with face recognition, but you can access the contents of messages that would otherwise remain hidden. Face recognition is really fast, but it’s a pity that this feature is only halfway implemented. But still, an update will likely change this soon. It just hasn’t arrived on our test device yet.
  • Microsoft Translator: Here’s another insider’s tip that already exists on the Mate 10 Pro. Google Translator is undoubtedly the best known service, but Microsoft’s app uses the artificial intelligence of the Kirin 970 and responds immediately to commands. It is particularly useful in international work environments, such as here at AndroidPIT.

AndroidPIT Private space 8627 The private homescreen is on the left, the normal one is on the right. / © AndroidPIT


Oxygen OS has a few features on the OnePlus 5T that I really appreciate. These three I especially like:

  • Face Unlock: The OnePlus 5T can be unlocked with face recognition. This may not be as technically sophisticated as with the iPhone X, but it works like a dream, even in low lighting conditions. Together with Tap to Wake, Face Unlock is unbeatable on the 5T, so Honor can’t compete with OnePlus here.
  • Always-on Display: On the lock screen of the OnePlus 5T I can display the time and notifications. That’s super handy and if I set it accordingly, the always-on display wakes up when I lift the phone. And that’s exactly how I like it!
  • Gestures: OnePlus has integrated numerous operating gestures into the system that are really practical. When the smartphone is locked, you can press and hold the fingerprint sensor for a long time to take a picture. You can also take a screenshot by holding three fingers over the display. There’s also many more and the good thing about it is: whatever I don’t need, I can switch off.

AndroidPIT oneplus 5t 2942 With its always-on display, OnePlus 5T is a step ahead of Honor View 10. / © AndroidPIT

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10: Software


There is a considerable difference between the View 10 and OnePlus 5T in terms of software. Huawei offers Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8, and the look is very well adapted and individually adjustable. On the View 10, software optimizations are still needed to improve performance, but many users won’t even notice that. The bloatware also needs to be reduced. In this article you can get a better picture of the latest version of EMUI. Honor has also thought of the gamers by integrating the Game Suite, which allows you to block alerts during game sessions so you won’t be distracted while you’re gaming.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 vs oneplus 5t 8666 Oreo vs Nougat: Honor is more up to date than OnePlus. / © AndroidPIT


With its Oxygen OS, OnePlus has its own Android-based system on board. Unfortunately, the manufacturer hasn’t yet been able to release the Oreo update for the current flagship. Project Treble doesn’t support OnePlus. These two points bother me quite a bit, even if they’re not immediately noticeable in everyday use. There’s one other thing that I don’t like about the software at all, and that’s the underlying spying tools for which OnePlus is rightly criticized. This has led to uncertainty about my privacy, and I had hoped that the brand would have finally gotten rid of them.

What I like, however, is the modern look and the fact that OnePlus has no third-party bloatware. Everything seems very tidy and clear, and even better, Oxygen OS runs really quickly and doesn’t unnecessarily slow down the fast processor.

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10: Camera

We consulted our resident camera expert Stefan to compare the cameras in the two smartphones:


Both the OnePlus 5T and the Honor View 10 are equipped with a dual camera on the back. Both main cameras have a 16 MP sensor. The secondary cameras each deliver 20 MP, but with one difference: the Honor View 10 uses a black and white sensor to improve resolution and digital zoom, while the OnePlus 5T’s 20 MP sensor is meant to be optimized for low-light scenarios.

AndroidPIT oneplus 5t vs honor view 10 tv tower dynamic range The OnePlus 5T emphasizes dark areas too strongly. / © AndroidPIT

Let’s start with the basics: in good lighting conditions, both smartphones shoot quite decent photographs, although they are different. The OnePlus 5T has a significantly stronger microcontrast and emphasizes the black parts of the image much more strongly than the Honor View 10. This would give the 5T the advantage in terms of reproducing detail. Especially in high-contrast scenarios, the OnePlus processes image contrast aggressively and gives the photos a very dramatic look that may not please everyone.

AndroidPIT oneplus 5t vs honor view 10 popcorn detail The View 10’s images are brighter, but show less detail. / © AndroidPIT

The Honor View 10, on the other hand, generally provides brighter images that in direct comparison appear almost low-contrast, but are usually more visually appealing. Especially in scenarios with large differences in brightness, the chances of getting a well lit subject are better with the Honor device.

AndroidPIT oneplus 5t vs honor view 10 portrait low light Both smartphones are on the same level in portrait mode. / © AndroidPIT

In bad lighting conditions, the Honor View 10 shows significantly less image noise. This may sound nice, but it comes at a price: noise reduction also kills details and colors and gives the pictures a rather muddy look. While the OnePlus 5T shows visible image noise in bad light conditions, the detail and color reproduction remain sufficiently stable even at ISO 2000.

AndroidPIT oneplus 5t vs honor view 10 low light The Honor View 10 flattens images too smoothly. / © AndroidPIT

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10: Everyday use


In daily use, View 10 performs its tasks and runs smoothly. If you’re used to faster high-end smartphones, you’ll notice lower performance, but you won’t have any problems with demanding games, multitasking and playing videos and music. The View 10 is equipped with a mono speaker that also works well without distorting the sound when it is set to high volume.

The 3000 mAh battery can last for one and a half days in moderate use. And if you’re using your smartphone quite intensively, you’ll usually have 20 percent of the battery left in the evening. You may need some time to get used to the fingerprint reader on the front, but as always, the Huawei sensor works quickly and accurately and can be used to unlock and navigate the system.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 vs oneplus 5t 8660 You have the choice: Fingerprint sensor on the front or the back? / © AndroidPIT


Unlike Honor, OnePlus has moved the fingerprint sensor to the back. I like it better, especially with larger smartphones. And even more practical, if you swipe from top to bottom over the sensor it displays the notifications. But I prefer the OnePlus 5T’s face recognition, which works extremely well and also quickly. The one disadvantage is that you can’t view any notifications or controls on the lock screen, for example for music playback.

The display, speed and camera do not cause any problems in everyday life and the battery lasts as long as the View 10’s. I can never go two days without charging it, but I can last a little longer than one day. What annoys me is the slippery backside of the black OnePlus 5T—it needs a cover. It’s a good thing that OnePlus includes one free of charge and has others on offer for a low price. The white 5T is not that slippery due to the sandstone surface, but it does get dirty faster. The Honor View 10 might be a bit easier to maintain.

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10:  The bare facts

OnePlus 5T vs. Honor View 10 technical specifications

  OnePlus 5T Honor View 10
Dimensions: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm 157 x 74.98 x 6.97 mm
Weight: 162 g 172 g
Battery size: 3300 mAh 3750 mAh
Screen size: 6.01 in 5.99 in
Display technology: AMOLED LCD
Screen: 2160 x 1080 pixels (402 ppi) 2160 x 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
Front camera: 20 megapixels 13 megapixels
Rear camera: 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Flashlight: Dual-LED LED
Android version: 7.1.1 – Nougat 8.0 – Oreo
User interface: Oxygen OS Emotion UI
8 GB
6 GB
Internal storage: 64 GB
128 GB
128 GB
Removable storage: Not available microSD
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 HiSilicon Kirin 970
Number of cores: 8 8
Max. clock speed: 2.45 GHz 2.36 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM , Bluetooth 5.0 HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM , Bluetooth 4.2

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10: Benchmark results

Benchmark results OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10

  OnePlus 5T Honor View 10
3DMark Sling Shot Vulkan 2.799 points 2.488 points
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme 3.592 points 2.943 points
3DMark Sling Shot 4.347 points 3.314 points
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited 40.914 points 31.677 points
Geekbench 4 (Single / Multi Core) 1.973 / 6.593 points 1.906 / 6.618 points
PassMark Memory 15.613 points 9.128 points
PassMark Disk 72.967 points 73.380 points

OnePlus 5T vs Honor View 10: Conclusion

Jessica und Steffen

We agree: both smartphones are really good and offer a lot for much less money than the flagships of other manufacturers. There are nevertheless differences. While the OnePlus 5T and the Honor View 10 perform quite similarly with respect to the battery and camera, the OnePlus smartphone has advantages in terms of design and performance, as the face recognition works extremely fast and is a really convenient feature. The View 10, on the other hand, has the more up to date software and the fingerprint sensor on the front, which many users prefer. But ultimately, the choice is yours and you can’t do much wrong with either smartphone.

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Honor View 10: Take a look at our unboxing video

At the beginning of December Honor introduced the View 10, its new flagship, in London. Already available as a pre-order and officially on sale starting January 8th, the View 10 promises to be an interesting smartphone that could prove to be a twist on the OnePlus 5T and Huawei Mate 10 Pro. It’s time to show it to you!

We received the Blue Navy model in the editorial office, but I must admit I was hoping for the red one, which is now only available in China. The View 10 is available in a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. It is priced at €499.90 in Europe with pricing information still unknown in the US. In the video below you can see the View 10 in its entirety as well as the accessories included in the purchase package.

Our first impressions on the device are positive. It is a good-looking but not particularly original device thanks to its rounded corners. You can note the fingerprint reader has space on the front.

Honor View 10 technical specifications

Dimensions: 157 x 74.98 x 6.97 mm
Weight: 172 g
Battery size: 3750 mAh
Screen size: 5.99 in
Display technology: LCD
Screen: 2160 x 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
Front camera: 13 megapixels
Rear camera: 20 megapixels
Flashlight: LED
Android version: 8.0 – Oreo
User interface: Emotion UI
Internal storage: 64 GB
Removable storage: microSD
Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 970
Number of cores: 8
Max. clock speed: 2.4 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM , Bluetooth 4.2

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Livestream: CES 2018, OnePlus 5T Sandstone White and Honor View 10

Happy New Year! Are you ready for something new? Today the center of our discussion will be the CES in Las Vegas, as well as some exciting news about the new Honor View 10 and OnePlus 5T in the Sandstone White version. Ready to check them out?

What is this all about?

A livestream for COM? Yes! As Fabi already explained to you in his first article of 2018, we will be working hard to bring you more videos to keep you up to date with the latest tech trends. Every week we will be live and available to talk with you all, so be sure to tune in at 12.30 pm US time, (or 5.30 pm if you are in the UK), and we will have a new topic to discuss with you. So don’t be shy and chat to us during our livestream, we’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

What to expect

As mentioned, we will be talking you through the Honor View 10 and OnePlus 5T, as well as the CES in Las Vegas, of course! The American tech fair will be hosting a flood of news that will not only affect smartphones but many other electronic devices. Smart refrigerators, robots, and PCs are a few examples of what you can expect on the line-up. Though it may not seem as interesting as the MWC in Barcelona, we know that some great smartphones will appear in Nevada, and we want to let you know about them. 

Yesterday, OnePlus opened 2018 with a new version of the OnePlus 5T that we want to show you, but this time we’ll be live. Watch and listen, and don’t hesitate to ask whatever questions you may have during our livestream.

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Honor View 10: The better Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The Honor View 10 sees the Huawei offshoot make a lot of noise, and not just toward its Android competitors but in-house as well. Many interested parties may regard the Honor View 10 as the better Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and that could be a problem for Huawei.

Honor, Huawei’s sister brand that is currently quite established on the market, is going to really hit the ground running with its upcoming global expansion and its new flagship, the Honor View 10. A bona fide, fully featured flagship at an affordable price, and although its design is a little boring, it does not need to shy away from its competitors when it comes to functionality and equipment.

The Honor View 10 possesses nearly everything that the Mate 10 Pro has, and much more. The Honor smartphone has the same display resolution, the AI-capable Kirin 970 as its processor, the same amount of storage, only a slightly weaker battery and identical software. For good measure, there’s a headphone jack and a microSD slot for removable storage – the two things that many Mate fans miss about the current model. Oh, and the Honor View 10 is not waterproof, but it’s not made of glass either and buyers will think much more highly of the aluminum housing, since it is significantly more drop resistant, mainly due to its integrated “airbags” in the corners.

$ 300 less is a whole lot of moo-lah

It’s unclear whether the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will make its way to the US officially soon, but it’s already available unofficially on Amazon for $ 879. The Honor View 10 will be sold for the equivalent of $ 600 (€499, £449) in the EU and UK when it is released on January 8th, and it will feature mostly the same hardware at that. Furthermore, development and manufacturing are done in the same factories, so the Honor smartphone’s build quality will be just as good as that of the Huawei smartphone.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 fronthand1 The Honor 10 View will be available for purchase in January 2018 in some markets. / © AndroidPIT

However, Huawei should seriously ask itself this question: If customers learn that they can expect a pretty much technically identical smartphone from Honor at a significantly lower price a few months after a Huawei flagship, then why should anyone even consider the expensive firstcomer? Of course, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro looks fancier and somewhat more premium than the Honor View 10 in the eyes of many fans. But let’s be real: Most people put smartphones in a case anyway and for good reason, too. Furthermore, although design is important, it ultimately takes a back seat when the savings for many are so big.

Huawei puts itself under pressure

Huawei, which has tediously and gradually jacked up the prices on its own smartphones in order to avoid being perceived as cheap, puts itself under pressure in a very unnecessary manner. Of course, Honor has another target audience and marketing strategy, and the money ultimately ends up in the same pockets. But I’m not sure if the company is doing itself a favor with this.

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Another advantage that the Honor View 10 has lies in its software. When the Mate 10 Pro launched, it didn’t feel mature enough and it had difficulties here and there during daily use. The Honor smartphone’s later release means it will make its debut with a more finished, bug-free operating system, which makes a better impression on the customer than having a system that may be up to date but is not really ready for primetime.

The Honor View 10 may turn out to be a true sensation when it’s released at the beginning of January. The new models that will debut at the MWC in late February will come to market a few months later than the Honor model and might no longer have that much more to offer, at least for the most part. It may be good for Honor in the short term, but prove bad for the entire company over the long run.

What do you think? Tell us your thoughts on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Honor View 10 in the comments.

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Honor View 10 hands-on: Ready to take on the big brands

During an event held in London, Honor presented the Honor 7X and View 10 to the international market. The View 10, without a doubt, is the more interesting device, the high-end smartphone with artificial intelligence and Full View display ready to face the current big players on the market. Will it succeed?  In our hands-on review, the View 10 certainly seems to have potential.

Honor View 10 release date and price

The Honor V10 was officially announced in China on November 28th where you can buy it from December 5th in black, blue, gold and red. Now the smartphone is also official in Europe under the name Honor View 10 where it can be purchased in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colors at the price of  499.90€, or £449.99 in the UK. No official price for the US so far, but the equivalent amount would be around $ 600. It is available in a single version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory.

Considering the price, its direct rival could be the OnePlus 5T, which also features an almost bezel-less display.

Honor View 10 design and build quality

It’s hard to be surprised by the design of a smartphone nowadays. Mid-range devices have a premium look that is less and less distinct from high-end devices. The flagships now all opt for a sleek and elegant unibody made of aluminium and/or glass. To differentiate them, we need to go into details regarding features and price.

This all applies to the Honor View 10: it’s a beautiful smartphone, impossible to say otherwise, especially the red version (but that’s my personal taste). Not exactly original but still elegant and comfortable to hold in your hand thanks to the slightly rounded corners. The Honor View 10 measures 157×74,98×6,97mm and weighs 172 grams.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 back The body is entirely made of aluminum. / © AndroidPIT

Honor also jumps onto the near bezel-less display bandwagon and integrates a FullView screen like the one offered by Huawei on Mate 10 Pro, Porsche Design and Mate 10 Lite. However, there is a difference: the fingerprint reader is not moved to the body but remains on the front, at the bottom of the panel. Is this really the right choice?

The way you are used to interacting with your device makes the difference, these are preferences that change from user to user. But what drove the brand to position it on the front rather than on the back like the Mate 10 Pro, for example?

George Zhao claims it is a new design trend. The first motive that comes to mind is Apple: the removal of the Touch ID has left a number of users unhappy. By placing the fingerprint scanner in front, Honor is perhaps trying to appeal to those disgruntled Apple fans, or simply attempting to meet the needs of users with this preference. 

The physical buttons for power and volume are located on the right and respond well. The dual camera protrudes from the smooth body, flanked by the LED flash. At Type C USB port is located below. On the left you can insert two SIM cards or rely on a single phone number and insert a useful microSD card. Audiophiles will appreciate the presence of the headphone mini jack.

On the whole, the View 10 handles well, the assembly seems to have been meticulously crafted and it still looks good next to its expensive rivals.

Honor View 10 display

One of the Honor View 10’s main features is the 5.99-inch FullView screen. With a format of 18:9, it is surrounded by incredibly slim bezels and has a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels, just like the Mate 10 Pro. It has a 403 ppi resolution.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 fronthand 18:9 display and fingerprint reader at the front, it’s got everything. / © AndroidPIT

This format allows for a large display, but without the usual bulk and unwieldiness associated with phablets. The fingerprint reader, however, does take up considerable space. During our short test the color reproduction looks really good, as well as the contrasts. There’s the standard night reading mode with features to reduce eye fatigue in the evening as well as the possibility of adjusting brightness and color temperature.

Honor View 10 software

In a pleasant surprise, Honor has decided to equip its top of the range of the latest Android version, Oreo. The latest version of its own interface, EMUI 8.0, runs alongside Oreo. Check out our dedicated article.For more information on EMUI 8.0.

Despite the fact that the Chinese manufacturer does not have the experience of brands like Samsung or LG, to name but two, and despite the fact that it has until recently concentrated mainly on the low-end range, it has decided to offer its users the latest version of the software. An admirable choice that more manufacturers should follow.

The look of the interface is the same as that found on Huawei devices updated to this version of OS and skin. In addition to unlocking via fingerprint, the View 10 also features a face unlock that promises to be safer and faster.

In the short time available to us, everything seemed to run smoothly. Among the preinstalled apps you will find one dedicated to translation without having to be connected to the internet, present thanks to the collaboration with Microsoft.

Honor View 10 performance

As mentioned above, the similarities on the hardware side with the Mate 10 Pro are visible. The Honor View 10’s engine is the Kirin 970 octa-core processor (4 cores at 2.36 GHz and 4 cores at 1.8 GHz) with 10nm process with the same unit dedicated to artificial intelligence on Huawei’s phablet. The NPU (Neural Processing Unit) is the key to this device, which is what should make it smarter than its competitors especially when it comes to the camera. 

AndroidPIT honor view 10 wbox The company’s first smartphone with NPU for artificial intelligence on board! / © AndroidPIT

Artificial intelligence, thanks to Huawei first and then Honor, has now arrived on the smartphone and, even if now the effects of this shift are still limited, in the future it will be decidedly more visible. The first step, however, has been taken and Honor has not missed the opportunity to integrate the technology available on its devices thanks to their close relationship with Huawei.

The processor is flanked by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal memory up to 256GB. Then there is the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, which takes care of the graphics section. Looking at the numbers on paper, and taking as a model the Mate 10 Pro that both on benchmark tests and on practice has shown good results, we can also expect good performance from the Honor View 10.

Additional features include Bluetooth 4.2, and some interesting options for gaming. Honor takes gamers into consideration with a feature that allows you to block notifications and calls during gaming sessions, as well as by offering shortcuts for screenshots and a high performance mode.

Honor View 10 camera

The body of the Honor View 10 houses a dual camera consisting of a 16MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor with f/1.8 aperture, wide angle and 2-in-1 PDAF autofocus.Then there is the LED flash and the possibility of shooting videos in 4K.

As mentioned above, the Artificial Intelligence Unit shows off its capabilities with the camera itself capable of recognizing particular objects in the frame and automatically adapting settings accordingly to provide the best result for the user.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 camerahand2 The dual camera makes use of AI to enhance results. / © AndroidPIT

On the Mate 10 Pro this feature really impressed my colleague Eric. Some users may not appreciate the huge amount of work in post-production perhaps but the work done in real time by the camera is amazing. To see the quality of shots even in low light conditions, wait for the final review of the device. For now, know that the camera app offers a Pro mode for photos and videos, filters and bokeh effect. 

The front camera uses a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

New features

Huawei (and Honor accordingly) is also ready for unlocking via facial recognition. This feature got people talking after the launch of the iPhone X and now Huawei also proposes its alternative that should work just like on Apple’s latest flagship, or rather even better (at least this is what George Zhao said during the event in Beijing).

This feature will be able to generate a kind of 3D face map consisting of 300 thousand points in just 10 seconds and unlock the device with your face quickly and safely. This system should also work when you are in places that are not very bright, as well as for making payments.

Huawei Honor Face ID technik Honor is preparing to challenge Apple’s FaceID. / © Winfuture

This is the theory, in practice you will need to wait until 2018 to see it implemented on the brand’s devices. Will a hypothetical Huawei P11 be the first to offer it? For the moment we don’t have any information about it but what we know is that the future camera of the brand’s devices will also be able to create the moods, that is, emoji with your own facial expressions. Apple has once again set the trend. 

Honor View 10 battery

The Honor View 10 incorporates a non-removable 3750 mAh battery with Fast SuperCharge recharging that allows you to charge the battery up to 50% in 30 minutes. The Mate 10 Pro offers a slightly larger 4000 mAh battery, which has been able to guarantee a two-day lifespan in our tests. We hope that Honor View 10 will achieve similar results.

Honor View 10 technical specifications

Dimensions: 157 x 74.98 x 6.97 mm
Weight: 172 g
Battery size: 3750 mAh
Screen size: 5.99 in
Display technology: LCD
Screen: 2160 x 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
Front camera: 13 megapixels
Rear camera: 20 megapixels
Flashlight: LED
Android version: 8.0 – Oreo
User interface: Emotion UI
Internal storage: 64 GB
Removable storage: microSD
Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 970
Number of cores: 8
Max. clock speed: 2.4 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM , Bluetooth 4.2

Early Verdict

Honor has made its name by focusing on the young, trendy digital natives. It started to offer devices online at good value for money, of which the Honor 9 is in my opinion the best representative thanks to the hardware inherited from the Huawei P10.

The View 10 is a top-of-the-range product that brings together the best the Chinese manufacturer has to offer: a beautiful design, a FullView display in line with the current top of the range and an artificial intelligence processor that works with one of the most important components of a smartphone, the camera. Now we just have to see if the daily performance of battery and camera will be able to meet the needs of users who are used to putting a high-end flagship in their pockets.

AndroidPIT honor view 10 front detail On board we find Oreo and EMUI 8.0. / © AndroidPIT

And if this is the case (the technical data sheet and previous experiences with Honor 9 and Mate 10 Pro play in its favor), the other manufacturers will have to prepare for another fierce rival. Because even though Honor is closely related to Huawei, they are slowly carving their own path, focusing not only on the youngest, but on all those who want a good multimedia experience from their smartphones at a budget price, without sacrificing other cutting-edge features.

What do you think of the Honor View 10? Has Honor joined the ranks of the premium manufacturers?

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Leaked promo image offers the LG V30 with new Daydream View thrown in for free

An image purported to be leaked from LG advertises a most appealing promotion offer: Buy the LG V30, and get the new Daydream VR Headset and VR Content Package by Google for free.

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The V30 is a powerhouse device and LG’s first smartphone to support Daydream VR. It seems like LG fans that were looking forward to stepping into virtual reality have even more to be excited for, at least if the following promo image to be believed:

reddit leak lg daydream promo The leaked LG and Daydream VR package deal / © reddit

Leaked to reddit and also shared by reputable tech leaker @evleaks, this special promo would enable you to take full advantage LG V30’s VR capabilities right from the get-go, which would be especially good news for gamers. While the offer lasts you could buy the LG V30 and get the new Daydream VR Headset and VR Content Package by Google for free. Great news for VR fans, but is it legit?

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Hold on to your clicker finger before you try that link, it doesn’t go anywhere. For now. At the time of writing the URL is being parked by GoDaddy. This is frustrating, but it’s worth noting that the link is privately registered through GoDaddy in the same way as a previous official LG promotion.

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Sharp-eyed readers may also have noticed that the headset in the leaked image doesn’t seem to match what we’ve seen of the new Daydream View VR headset, which has a different texture and smoother appearance. In fact, the image appears to show the current model headset.

AndroidPIT lg v30 daydream view promo 9360 The new Daydream View is going to look more robust than the current model / © AndroidPIT

Now, the image does state that the VR headset model and color are subject to change. So it could be possible that the offer is actually with the older headset, or simply that LG are unwilling to use an image of the newer Daydream View VR headset ahead of it’s official release. We expect to see clearer information about this after Google’s October 4 product event, at which the new Daydream View VR is expected to debut.

Does this sound like a tempting offer to you? Are you excited for high-end VR compatibility on new flagships?

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