If you’re about to buy a new phone – don’t do it just yet! You’ll want to see what Honor has just unveiled…
The Honor 10 is the newest model in the brand’s flagship range and as expected, the phone is something very special indeed.
Last year, Honor proved you didn’t need to spend more than £400 to get a premium smartphone. The Honor 9 had a brilliant camera and high-end specs, as well as an attractive and well-made design. It was a revelation, and won a coveted T3 Award as a result.
This year, Honor 10 has come with bigger improvements in the camera and design department – notably the AI 2.0 camera and avant-garde design, unusual for phones at this price point.
Beauty in AI
Finding its ‘Beauty in AI’, the Honor 10 will introduce semantic image segmentation, which, without getting too technical, means it can detect multiple scenes within the same image and apply precise multiple filters simultaneously.
This is a great idea, especially at parties, festivals, or other special moments, as it means the phone will capture professional looking images automatically whilst allowing you to fully enjoy the moment.
It’s an impressive feature, and even more impressive Honor has managed to include in a mid-range device. It’s combined with a 24MP + 16MP dual-lens AI camera, giving it the ability to pinpoint the outlines of various surrounding objects, like the sky, plants, people or even a waterfall, and identify their locations instantly. It’s pretty cool, we think. It has more megapixels than the OnePlus 6 (16+20), and of course, the OnePlus 6 isn’t guided by “AI 2.0” artificial intelligence, unlike the Honor 10.
Developed and supported by the NPU processor, the Honor 10 camera recognises 500+ scenarios in 22 categories in real-time. It also supports 3D face recognition, optimises facial details and detects over a hundred facial points to pixel-level accuracy. Not only is the rear camera supported by AI 2.0 technology, but the Honor 10 is an intelligent selfie companion - with an 24MP front camera to assist you when capturing the most out of your favourite moments.
The second strong selling point of Honor 10 highlighted at the launch is its design. The minimal glass-like phone reflects a sort of dusky, pinkish, purplish twilight sky, and is unrivalled in the market today.
Actually, the glass is ‘Aurora’, and provides radiance from every angle, thanks to world-class industrial techniques and sophisticated engineering processes, requiring utmost precision and delicacy.
The glass design is made with 15 layers of 3D glass on the back, and this design reveals a colourful radiance from every angle, in natural light and shade.
The Honor 10 brings a stunning combination of colours to consumers, such as the Phantom Blue and, T3’s favourite, Phantom Green. The creativity and enthusiasm of Honor engineers and designers came to life when the colours were created at The Paris Aesthetics Centre – and clearly were allowed to let their imaginations run free.
The Honor 10 also embodies the industry-first front-facing ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the glass, and combines it with a 5.84-inch FullView FHD+ screen with a 19:9 bezel-less display and 86% screen-to-body ratio.
Compare this to the OnePlus 6, which has a 6.28-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and features a 16MP + 20MP camera on the back. Of course, the OnePlus 6 camera isn’t powered by AI.
Honor has been creative by packaging all the technology in a way that looks and feels effortless and understated. It’s a young, innovative and trendsetting brand, and always impresses when it comes to design and quality.
Honor has really set itself apart by showcasing its bravery to do things differently and to take the steps needed to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for its customers.
The Honor 10 is a breath of fresh air compared to the typically-black flagship smartphones out there, and is a great way to make a statement to the dominant players of this phone industry.
The Honor 10 is one of the most exciting launches in recent times.