When you search “best phone under Rs 30,000 in India” in Google, you will find the Honor View 10 in the top of almost every list.
The reason is obvious: The Honor View 10 has Kirin 970 AI chip, the same as Huawei’s flagship Huawei Mate 10. Meanwhile, the Honor View 10 also spots 5.99-inch FullView display, 20MP+16MP rear dual-camera, and EMUI 8 based on Android Oreo, 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. And Honor View 10 only costs Rs 29,999, only half of price of many flagship smartphones.
I can list a bunch of reasons to explain why you should grab the Honor View 10 if your budget is under Rs 30,000. But here are the most important reasons:
Full View display+ front finger sensor
Yes, there are more and more smartphones spotting 18:9 display, which delivers much better experience when watching videos, playing games and so on. With a 5.9-inch screen and a body only 6.07 mm thick, the Honor View 10 is just about the size of a standard 5.5-inch phone and can be grasped easily in a single hand.
What’s more, the Honor View 10 still keeps finger sensor on the front of the phone while most its competitors move finger sensor to the back. And front finger sensor is a huge convenience. For example, with rear finger sensor, when you put your mobile phone on the table and want to check message, you need to take up the phone to unlock. However, with front finger sensor, you can just touch the phone’s front finger sensor.
AI Chip-Kirin 970
As a mid-range smartphone, the Honor View 10 has very strong performance. It spots the Kirin 970 processor, with a 12-core GPU and an 8-core CPU increasing the overall speed. Not only does this provide a 25-fold boost in performance, but power consumption is also reduced by 98%.
Benchmark score tells everything. The Honor View 10 is the third, just behind the iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+.
What’s more, with built-in Neural-network Processing Unit (NPU), the Honor View 10 offers great AI experience. For instance, when you set the zoom to 6X or higher, the AI super resolution algorithm sharpens all details and gives you a clear image for even the most distant object. The AI can also “predict” details to clarify blurry images.
Android Oreo and Headphone Jack
Many of Honor’s competitors haven’t provided Android Oreo until now. For example, the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which launched in February, don’t come with Android Oreo and Xiaomi didn’t announce when they will update the system.
On the contrary, the Honor View 10 equipped with EMUI 8 basing on Android Oreo. It runs smoothly and it provides you with all kinds of new Android features.
Plus, the Honor View 10 has a headphone jack, which is quite rare in 2018. You don’t need spend a great fortune on buying a new earphone.
Body: Metal unibody, 2.5D glass on front
Screen: 5.99″ (18:9) IPS LCD, 1080p+ (403 ppi)
Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 970, Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
Memory: 6GB RAM+128GB ROM, Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB
Camera: Dual: 16MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP, phase detection autofocus
Selfie cam: 13MP (f/2.0)
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei EMUI 8.0 + AI features
Battery: 3,750 mAh, Huawei Super Charger
Connectivity: Hybrid Dual Nano-SIM (hybrid microSD slot); OTG USB 2.0, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2
Misc: IR Blaster, front-mounted fingerprint with gesture navigation