Honor 10 vs Huawei P20: way more similar than you may realize


Launched last month for the Chinese smartphone market, the Honor 10 takes inspiration from its Huawei P20 sibling with its eye-catching iridescent, all-glass design and psychedelic colour variants.

Interestingly the dual camera flagship will feature new namesakes for its finishes, with Phantom Blue and Glacier Grey being the United Kingdom colour options. The notch is smaller compared to the iPhone X and resembles the notch found on the Huawei P20 Pro and LG G7 ThinQ.

Finally, Honor stated that it continues to retain its position as the number one smartphone e-brand in China.

The device comes in two variants based on the memory configuration - 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage.

The cameras also have lighting scenario options for portrait shots and a hybrid 2x zoom. These are specs from the Chinese variant of the Honor 10, but as already mentioned, the global model will probably share majority, if not all of them.

The smartphone uses Huawei's own AI-powered Kirin 970, the same chipset that can be seen on the P20 Pro, P20, and View 10. In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 5.9-inch Full HD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Just like its premium siblings, the Honor 10 gets a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 16MP and 24MP sensors coupled with dual LED flash and f/1.8 aperture.

As for reasons to opt for the new Honor 10, well there are plenty. In India, the Honor 10 will cost Rs 32,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version, and it will sell exclusively from online retail website Flipkart from May 16. Underneath the hood is also a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. Honor is promising that the super charge feature can charge the battery from zero to 50 percent in just 25 minutes. Honor is Huawei's sub-brand providing a more affordable alternative, and its popularity has boomed in recent years.

Other features that are present on the Honor 10 include USB Type-C port, IR port for remote control and dual SIM slot. Buyers on Flipkart will also get a 10 percent instant discount with Axis Bank and debit cards - something that's also applicable on EMI transactions. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS.

On the front is a 24MP sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture and 3D facial recognition support.