A smartphone is no longer just a device that helps you to make phone calls, send texts, surf the web or take photos; it is also a fashion statement. The kind of phone you use reflects who you are as an individual and honor, with their brand-new flagship honor 10, has taken this to heart.
Let’s begin with its physical features. honor 10’s gorgeous Aurora Glass Design is heavily inspired by Italy’s glass making techniques from the early 7th century. Combined with modern technology, honor was able to create something unique and breathtaking with this smartphone. It looks nothing like what we’ve seen from other smartphone makers and it opens new possibilities of what can be done with glass.
Having 15 different layers of coloured glass stacked on top of one another, it manages to replicate an effect of an aurora when light passes through it. This is by far the most beautifully crafted smartphone from honor and it’s arguably the most beautiful we’ve seen this year.
Looks are not all honor 10 has to offer. This smartphone is packed with powerful hardware and software as well. It has a 5.84″ display that pushes a Full HD+ resolution in a 19:9 aspect ratio. It also has a front facing ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is accurate enough to scan your fingerprint despite being wet or dirty.
honor 10 is powered by a top-of-the-line Kirin 970 processor, undoubtedly among the best of current flagship chipsets. With the independent NPU is what sets the bar between the honor 10 and others where AI is authentic and not just a marketing tagline. The device comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Also, this smartphone will be running EMUI8.1 built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo so you’re guaranteed to get the latest features.
Besides that, the handset comes with a 3,400mAh battery that charges via USB Type-C. Along with honor’s SuperCharge fast-charging technology, you can get up to a 50% charge in less than 25 minutes. Gone are the days where you need to leave your phone to charge for hours on end, fast-charging can help save you in critical times when your battery is low.
Now, let’s talk about the camera. This phone has a stunning AI-assisted dual rear camera that features a 24MP sensor + 16MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens. The AI helps the camera to recognise over 500 objects across 22 different categories.
Photos looks great whether you’re trying to capture beautiful landscapes or stunning portraits. In portrait mode, you not only get impressive bokeh effects, but you can even adjust the lighting after taking the shot with its 3D portrait lighting capabilities. There are five different settings: Soft, Split, Butterfly, Stage and Classic, and you could even adjust the direction and intensity of the 3D light source.
Capturing moving objects has always been a challenge but it’s not an issue for the honor 10. Using its AI algorithm to predict movement, the camera is able to respond faster and offer faster focusing to improve its photo sharpness.
If you’re a fan of taking selfies, then you’ll love this phone too. honor 10 comes with a 24MP front camera, and guess what? This camera is powered by AI as well. So, selfie lovers, this is where you can step-up your selfie game with different beauty levels, portrait lighting and gorgeously bokeh-d backgrounds. It uses pixel-level 3D Face Detection to capture your facial details and contours for natural looking selfies.
With a phone that allows you to have so much fun in capturing moments, it does well in helping you manage these moments as well. The honor 10’s Smart Gallery helps to organize your photos and videos into specific categories so that you can find it easily. Along with that, the new Highlight 2.0 feature allows you to create memorable music videos with the photos taken with your loved ones.
It’s rare to find a phone that is so well designed at such an affordable price. The honor 10 is officially priced at RM1,599 with 0% GST and it comes in Phantom Blue, Phantom Green, Midnight Black and Glacier Grey. If you’re interested, you can get it online at HiHonor and Shopee.