Honor View 10 Review

March 8, 2018 | Tim Coleman |
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Conclusion

The Honor View 10 is an extremely capable phone in all areas. 

Key features include the 18:9 FHD+ 6in display, tough metal body, 6GB ram and 128GB internal memory, twin rear-facing cameras with f/1.8 apertures, up to 20MP images with RAW format, 4K video at 30fps and FHD videos up to 120fps slow motion. All for £449, which is very competitive. 

This is a phone with a camera and app that users of all skill levels will enjoy. You get a wide range of useful shooting modes, not least of which includes night modes, filter effects and gesture controls. What we love even more at PB is the Pro Photo Mode that offers manual control over key exposure settings, plus easy access to detailed metadata. 

The single most restricting element of the camera is the lack of any kind of image stabilisation. We had more blurry looking photos than we expected, while videos tend to look shaky even when the camera is held still. 

Blur in photos isn’t consistent with the shutter speed too. In short, you need to be more conscious of a steady hand when shooting. Otherwise, the Honor View 10 handles wonderfully. The phone operates quickly in all areas, the camera app is clean and easy to navigate. 

Image quality is very good too, especially when the light is good. Detail in JPEG images taken in low light at ISO 400 and higher looks smudgy. Overall though, this comes close to what we can currently expect from a smartphone. 

Bottom line, there is little else out there for less than £500 that betters the Honor View 10. The ‘affordable’ phone market has well and truly been shaken up. 

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4.5