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Huawei Honor V10
Huawei Honor V10
Huawei Honor V10
Huawei Honor V10

Informr score
The Huawei Honor V10 currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 40 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Silky smooth performance
  • Bright display with great viewing angles
  • Excellent value for the money
  • Quick charging capabilities

What's bad

  • No optical image stabilization
  • Not waterproof or splash resistant

Can’t afford flagship prices but still want a high-end experience? Huawei hopes to fill that need with the Honor V10.

Does it check all the boxes? Read below to find out!

At a glance, the V10's—also known as the View 10—rounded edges and beveled sides don’t stray too far from the typical designs we're seeing in 2018. However, rather than a glass back, Huawei opted for aluminum. This gave it a more “mid-range” and “industrial” feel according to reviewers.

Unlike many other flagship smartphones, you won’t find an IP certification on the V10. So it’s not waterproof or resistant.

Despite its large screen, many critics were surprised with how comfortable it was in-hand. This is due in part to the thin side bezels. There still is a large bottom bezel, but this is where Huawei houses their fingerprint scanner.

The phone measures 2.95 inches wide with a thickness of 0.28 inches. Many wanted the phone to be slightly thicker as the rear camera's dual lenses protruded too much and would catch on their pockets.

Although Huawei touts that the screen is a full 6-inches, The View 10 is just shy of that—measuring 5.99 inches. Still, you won’t notice unless you put it up against a ruler.

The LCD panel offers a Full HD resolution of 2160-by-1080p. Experts were happy with the sharpness of the display. But when compared to its direct competitor—the OnePlus 5T—they noticed the View 10 had less contrast and that colors weren’t as rich.

With that said, they were much happier with the crisp whites, overall brightness, and great viewing angles. And, while not as colorful as the OnePlus 5T, they found color accuracy and vibrancy excellent.

Like the Mate 10 Pro, the View 10 comes equipped with the Kirin 970 octa-core processor. In benchmark tests, experts report it was slightly slower than the Snapdragon 835. However, when compared in real life situations, they noticed no difference in speed. Whether reviewers were navigating the home screen, opening apps or playing games, they didn’t notice any stutter or lag.

Due to how thin the phone is, Huawei had to sacrifice somewhere. Turns out, the battery was one of those sacrifices, with a capacity of only 3750mAh. Despite this, reviewers could get around a full day’s worth of use from a single charge. And with quick-charging capabilities, they could go from 0 to full in just over 2 hours.

Apple might have been the leader in smartphone cameras a few years ago, but now almost every company is vying for that title—including Huawei. Like others, it uses a dual-lens system: a 16MP color sensor and 20MP black and white sensor. The black and white sensor captures fine detail and contrast while the color lens takes care of the rest.

Reviewers found the camera easy and fun to use. It focused quickly and worked well in a variety of lighting situations.

Despite its high megapixel count, they were surprised to find images weren’t as sharp as they wanted—especially when taking macro photos or zooming in on a subject. Auto exposure was also hit-or-miss depending on the overall lighting in the scene.

As there is no optical image stabilization, they do not recommend this for night time or low light shooting. Most of their shots were ruined by camera shake.

While the Honor View 10 has some drawbacks, most reviewers still recommend it for people looking for a flagship quality phone at a lower price. TechRadar states, “[The V10] is good and fun to use, and just about every other aspect of the phone is good or great.” Ubergizmo adds, “Overall the Honor View 10 delivers impressive performance in a beautifully designed package that is slim and elegant.”

Operating system
Operating system
2.36 GHz
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP, f/1.8
16+ MP, f/1.8
3750 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Gadgets 360
Gadgets 360

With the View 10, it is clear that Honor is being extremely aggressive in terms of features and pricing. It packs in the latest silicon from Huawei and the AI buzzwords will grab attention in the market. The hardware is all quite capable and is in line with current flagships from other manufacturers...

- Aditya Shenoy, Gadgets 360
Android Guys
Android Guys

There’s a lot to love about the Honor View 10. It’s incredibly well built, there are some great software features, and camera performance is pretty decent. Sure, there are things we feel that are missing or could be improved but since there are no perfect phones on the market today, you could say th...

- Matt Adams, Android Guys

The Honor View 10’s biggest problem is that people don’t know the brand. Huawei doesn’t give Honor the ability to promote itself outside of targeted advertisements online, so the average person won’t ever hear about its flagship. So while the Honor View 10 may be a pretty great choice for shoppers o...

- Justin Herrick, TechnoBuffalo
G Style Magazine
G Style Magazine

If you are in the market for a phone that won’t bring the wallet and give you a decent amount of specs the Honor View 10 might catch your eye. It runs smooth thanks to its great processor and battery life is superb on top of that thanks to its decent display that won’t drain it out. Camera can take...

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

The Huawei P20 Pro one-ups the camera phone competition by adding a third telephoto sensor, giving you improved long-distance firepower.

- Thomas Newton, PC Magazine

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Common Questions

Huawei backs up the Honor V10 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Honor V10 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Huawei Honor V10's screen size is 5.9 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie) operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3750 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1999 minutes, 748 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Honor V10 Specs

Release Date December 5, 2017
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie)

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.77 W/kg
Body: 0.99 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera), HDR, Time lapse, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
f/2.0 aperture
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel Density 403 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 748 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 1260 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1999 minutes
Standby Time Up to 22 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red, Night Black, Crush Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.498 x 0.697 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Huawei Honor View 10

Also available with 6 GB of RAM.

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