Honor 10 Lite Does Not Turn On
The Honor brand was created with an eye on youth audiences and online sales, while its lineup is minimally different from the models of the “older” brand Huawei. So, Honor 9, which appeared on sale six months ago, was the native “brother” of the Huawei P10, and the new Honor 10 is largely the same as the Huawei P20, but it costs significantly less.
In the white box with the “ten” on the lid you can find a smartphone, a USB cable, a charger, a “clip” for removing the SIM card tray and a transparent silicone case. Headset not included.
Design and ergonomics
Honor 10 is offered in four different colors. blue (Phantom Blue), green (Phantom Green), black (Midnight Black) and gray (Glacier Gray), the first version was in the editorial office. The case is an aluminum frame and a glass back panel, the screen is covered with a protective glass Gorilla Glass with an almost standard 2.5D effect.
In front, the Honor 10 looks very similar to the Huawei P20, and even the physical dimensions of the case almost coincide. except that the frames around the screen are a little wider (in the first, the screen occupies 79.9% of the front panel, in the second. 80.4%). A screen with an aspect ratio of 19: 9, rounded corners and a recess in the upper part (“monobrow”), in which are located the front camera, earpiece and light sensor.
In Honor 10, the fingerprint scanner is located not in the back, but in front, under the screen on a rather thin lower strip. It is curious that the scanner is located under a protective glass, and not in a recess, as usual (its borders are simply drawn with a dotted line). Without a protective film, it’s possible to get blindly confidently only after a certain training session, but, fortunately, the Honor 10 comes with a factory film, which facilitates the use of the scanner at first. The presence of a protective glass over the scanner raised concerns about its speed, but in reality it turned out to be very fast, and there was no lag compared to conventional scanners “on the surface”.
The system buttons are on-screen, like in the Huawei P20. from the touch, on the sides of the scanner (like in Honor 9), the manufacturer refused. However, if desired, the owner of the Honor 10 can remove the on-screen buttons and switch to control using the scanner (short / long press and swipe left / right).
At the back, the shape of the case vividly resembles the previous model in this line, Honor 9. the same slightly smoothed sides, the same multilayer coating that changes the pattern depending on the angle of view; however, the novelty also changes color, as in P20 (for example, blue gradually turns into purple).
On the bottom you can find a multimedia speaker, microphone, USB Type-C connector and a mini-jack for connecting a headset. apparently, it is believed that the owner of Honor 10, unlike the current flagship models of the “mother” brand, will use mainly wired headsets.
The smartphone is relatively small and light, but it will not work with one hand anyway. with a screen diagonal of almost six inches, only users with very long fingers can reach the upper interface elements without intercepting the case. Thanks to the rounded edges, it lies well in the hand, but the glass back panel is quite slippery, so it can well slip out of sweaty hands. A protective case will help with this problem, while its transparency will not hide the iridescent back panel.
Despite the fact that Honor 10 is an analogue of the Huawei P20, the screen for the “dozens” is taken from another model, the P20 Lite. It is made using IPS technology, a diagonal of 5.84 ″ (0.04 inches larger than the P20), an aspect ratio of 19: 9, there is a “monobrow” (which can be hidden in the settings by adding black bars on the sides). Screen resolution 1080 × 2280 pixels, pixel density
The screen brightness varies from 2 to 400 cd / m². The maximum brightness value is enough to make it possible to parse the information on the display on a sunny day, however, under direct sunlight, the screen, of course, greatly fades. The color gamut in Vivid mode is very large, the picture is very juicy and saturated, but with a cool tint. the color temperature of Honor 10 is by default overestimated to
7700K. However, this can be easily fixed, in one of two ways. either switch from the “default” mode to “warm” in the “screen. color mode and temperature” menu, or activate “vision protection” in the sub-item of the same name and then use the slider smoothly adjust the color temperature to your liking.
In general. a good, fairly bright screen with a very decent image contrast, rich, clear colors, large viewing angles and a deep black, as for IPS.
Hardware platform, shell
Like Huawei P20 (as well as Mate 10), Honor 10 is based on Soil of its own development Hisilicon Kirin 970, models with different amounts of RAM and built-in storage are offered. 4/6 and 64/128 GB, respectively. Only one version will officially be sold in Ukraine. 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage.
It is impossible to increase the amount of storage. the smartphone does not have a slot for a memory card (neither separate nor combined with a SIM card slot). Kirin 970 consists of an eight-core CPU (4 Cortex-A73 cores operating at 2.4 GHz, and four more Cortex-A53, at 1.8 GHz) and a Mali-G72 MP12 module. This is Huawei’s flagship SoC, and its performance is very high. at the level of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Under a long heavy load in the benchmarks, the smartphone’s body heats up noticeably (especially the right side in the upper part, just below the camera), but in normal use, including during long gaming sessions, the temperature rises quite moderately and does not create any discomfort (again, with metal faces; the glass back panel is only a little warm).
Honor 10 runs on Android 8.1, supplemented by a proprietary shell EMUI 8.1. In it you can, as already mentioned, mask the cutout at the top of the screen (however, on the IPS-display, unlike AMOLED, the black bars around the “monobrow” are still a little noticeable). By default, EMUI does not have an application menu, all of them are located on the home screen (similar to iOS and some other Android shells), however, if you wish, you can switch to the usual interface option for Android users in the menu, returning the application menu to its place.
In the “system. system navigation” menu, you can choose one of four control options. three traditional on-screen buttons, gestures on the fingerprint scanner, gestures on the on-screen button (displayed as a narrow strip above the scanner, can be hidden if desired. you will need to call it swipe from the bottom) or with the help of another navigation button, which can be placed anywhere on the screen.
Of the additional system utilities, one can note the theme manager, “phone manager” (clearing memory, blocking unwanted contacts, optimizing energy saving, etc.), Huawei Health (training manager and pedometer, can display step statistics on the lock screen), own audio. and players, a photo gallery and a virtual remote control.
Honor 10 is equipped with one multimedia speaker, with good volume and fairly good sound. at least it does not rattle at maximum volume, it does not distort the midrange very much, and the mid-low ones are a little more than the average modern smartphone. The sound quality in the headphones is good enough for the user listening to music from a smartphone, and not from a high-end audio player (a dense and fairly clear bass, but high frequencies can disappoint fans of emphasized bright “tops” who find the sound somewhat dull), although I wanted a margin in volume would be a little more.
To improve the sound in the headphones, a set of Huawei Listen audio effects is used, which can make the sound more rich and voluminous, there is also a 10-band equalizer with presets for different music genres and even optimization for various types of headphones (including certain models of Huawei itself).
Honor 10’s sensors are different from those used in the Huawei P20. a 16-megapixel main module and a 24-megapixel monochrome, with both f / 1.8 apertures. In addition, the camera does not have optical stabilization, plus it uses conventional phase detection autofocus. The camera does not have an additional module with a different focal length of the lens, therefore double-zoom is hybrid here. to obtain a better image with “zoom”, information from an additional sensor with a higher resolution is used. The result is worse than a full-fledged optical zoom, but clearly better than a conventional digital zoom.
But the main “feature” of the Huawei P20 camera is fully present here. of course, it is AI, or artificial intelligence, which automatically determines the genre of the image and performs the corresponding optimizations (a separate Neural Processing Unit, or NPU coprocessor is designed for its operation in Kirin 970).
The camera application is not the most intuitive: under the viewfinder there is a scrollable menu with modes (photo /, portrait, augmented reality, imitation of an open aperture), above it are quick settings like flash mode, AI on / off, “live” images and calling up basic settings. No functions are assigned to swipes by the viewfinder. Surprisingly, in the quick choice of modes using the slider there are no options like “monochrome”, HDR or panorama. to activate them, you need to click on the last item “” and choose from a dozen and a half of the options here (along with the pro mode, in which manual adjustments are available, such as shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, white balance, autofocus and exposure metering modes. unfortunately, the “pros” are available only for a color camera, but not monochrome). The absence of the commonly required HDR mode in quick access is most likely due to the fact that the included AI mode itself recognizes a scene in which an extended dynamic range is needed, and correctly applies it.
The quality of pictures on a sunny day (without AI) is high, they are obtained in sufficient detail, with a low noise level, with natural colors and a good dynamic range. With the AI mode activated (which is enabled by default) in most scenes used, the colors become more saturated (but not too much. here the AI does not work as aggressively as in P20), the clarity increases and HDR appears in most contrasting scenes, showing details in shadows. in general, AI works quite correctly and in most cases it really improves the picture, so that it can be kept on by default and disabled only if necessary.
Black-and-white pictures taken on a separate camera have a slightly larger dynamic range and lower noise level, however, daytime pictures look noticeably softer and fainter than color ones. they have lower clarity and contrast, while in contrast scenes the amount of information in in the general case, there are no more shadows than color ones.
Color shots in poor lighting have worse detail, which also suffers from quite a lot of noise reduction. The monochrome mode allows you to improve the situation. in b / w it is higher clarity and less noise. Night shots from a color camera suffer greatly from noise, clarity is very low. in this situation, a monochrome camera can draw out a better picture with a noticeably lower noise level, but here the amount of detail is not very high.
In general, the Honor 10 is inferior in quality to the Huawei P20, but at least in the daytime it’s not particularly critical. the AI mode allows you to get very good photos, and if you do not pursue the quality of the flagship level and night shooting is not very important for you, cameras Honor 10 you are quite satisfied.
The Honor 10 has a non-removable 3400 mAh lithium-polymer battery. The smartphone supports the proprietary SuperCharge fast charging, with the help of which it charges from 0 to 65% in half an hour, and the battery does not heat up very well. In the PCMark battery benchmark with a screen brightness of 200 cd / m², the smartphone lasted a little less than 7 hours. this is not the most outstanding result (almost like the Huawei P20); in normal operation, the phone should last a day with an average load and up to two days with poor use.