A solid offering from Huawei that doesn’t yet capitalise on its AI
The View 10 is supposed to be the successorto the impressive Huawei Honor 8 Pro that was launched in July last year. The 8 Pro was a great offering by the companyand it had a lot of things going for it. As a comprehensive package, the device could give stiff competition to theOnePlus 5 that was launched just a day before the launch of the Honor 8 Pro in the Indian market. We’ve alsoreviewed the 7X and found out that it could go head to head against the Xiaomi Mi A1.
Following up on a stellar offering such as the Honor 8 Pro is adifficult task for deliberation coque samsung s10 antens102023086 any smartphone maker in this price segment as it was our top pick for the best smartphone in the mid range smartphone segment. However, if there is one smartphone that is most likely to surpass the 8 Pro, then thathas to be mom and baby unicorn p2015 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung325 Huawei’sHonor View 10. But does it really hold up to last year’s ideal while managing to fend invader zim z1069 iphone 7 iphone 8 coque goldufoa9135 off stiff competition from the likes of OnePlus, Motorola, Xiaomi and Vivo
The View 10 turns out to be a solid device from the moment you hold the device. It boasts we bare bears l0027 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung2001 of an ‘all metal’ body and feels good in the hand. The device looks solid and does not feel like it is a cheap product.
The design isn’t going to extort ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from passersby, but Huawei has at least done a decent job of keeping the design up to date with the defining smartphone trends of 2017, including that taller display.
The display is a ‘FullView’ a michael kors coque iphone 6 men coqueiphone126389 clockwork orange 3 z0081 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung5326 display in an 18:9 aspect ratio and a near bezel less design that will be the norm going forward.
Of course, you can’t have a smartphone today without a dual camera setup, and that’s exactly what Huawei have gone with.
Of the changes done to the device, some changes are actually good, such as the new layout for the antenna bands on the rear of the device, while other changes are bayern munich x4249 coque iphone 6 plus 6s plus 1coques6plusiphone6941 not really preferred such, as the now raised camera bump.
The left uni prawn in space black coque samsung s10 antens102028757 side of the Honor View 10 comes with the nano SIM and microSD card slot tray towards the top while you will find the volume rocker and power button on the right side. kakashi hatake z2664 iphone 11 coque goldufoa9801 Huawei has also added an IR blaster on the top of the device along with a microphone. The dual camera setup is located towards the top left side on the back of the View 10, alongside the LED flashthat sits on the right of the camera module. Last but not the least, users will find an Honor logo in the middle of the back side.
Huawei has packed the View 10 up to the brim with great internal specifications. The first thing that you will find is that 5.9 inch FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD ‘FullView’ display panel that packs in a curved 2.5D aluminosilicate glass on the front to give it a flushed look. Another key highlight of the device is that it packs in Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, which was developed in houseand featuring an octa core CPU with life is sport p0965 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung8686 4x Cortex A73 coresclocked at 2.36 GHz and 4x Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz, along with a Mali G72 MP12 GPU for all graphics related tasks.
The Kirin 970 also feature a Neural network Processing Unit (NPU) that is designed to “learn” your habits, app preferences, etc. and boost the performance of preferred apps while suggesting actions according to your habits. I’ll talk about it in more detail in the software star wars mandalorian face z4525 iphone xr coque goldufoa15467 section.
Honor View 10 packs 6 GB RAM along monika strigel coque iphone 6 coqueiphone127400 with a 128 GB internal storage and users can expand the storage by up to 256 GBvia a microSD card placed in the second, hybrid SIM slot.
The phoneis equipped with a 16 MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 20 MP unit with the f/1.8 aperture in a dual camera configuration on the back of the device.
The company has packed in a considerably larger lithium polymer battery with 3,750 mAh capacity and ‘SuperCharge’ support.
Huawei has alsoincluded its Android 8.0 Oreo based skin, EMUI 8.0, in the device, along with a host of Honor apps.
The View 10 comes with support for GPS, NFC, Wi Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Infrared, Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP, LE and aptX HD for wireless audio, reversible Type C USB port, Dual nano SIM slots and a 3.5 mm headphone jack as connectivity options. Honor announced that the smartphone will be available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colour variants in the market.
The Huawei Honor View 10 packs in an impressive 5.9 inch FHD+ LTPS LCD ‘FullView’ displaythat features an 18:9 aspect ratio, 403 PPI pixel density and a 78.6 percent screen to body ratio. The reason for terming it as impressive is because it looks great with excellent colour reproductionand great viewing angles. The brightness takes a hit when viewed from extreme angles, but that is to be expected. The 2.5D glass gives the display a much more premium finish because of the tapered ends.
EMUI also includes an option for changing the screen resolution of the device to improve battery life. The display can be operated in two modes, normal and vivid. The latter cranks up the saturation of the colours. It also makes the screen look cooler than in the Normal mode. You can also activatean ‘Eye comfort’ option, which is present as a reading mode or night mode in other skins of Android
EMUI 8.0 turns out to be a much better skin than in its previous iterations. Even though it may look likea heavily skinned interface, it’s not coque iphone 6 t sushicube33741 all flashy and does indeed function without any problem. I did not encounter any lag, crashes or any other issues while using the software.
With underlying Android 8.0 Oreo base, it is one of the few smartphones in the market that packs Oreo out of the box. This is especially impressive considering that the Android version had to be skinned while ensuring that everything works. The device packs the 6 November 2017 Android security patch level, which is good, but I was hoping to see the December patch.
Honor View 10 Home screen and pre installed apps
Apart from the optimisations and a lot of additional features that are not available on stock Android, the experience is good star wars darth maul scary face o3291 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung3663 except a few problems that are not really specific to the operating system. The first issue that I have is with the bloatware that Huawei has packed into the smartphone.
The number of in house apps and games takes one entire screen to populate and even then, many more apps are nested in folders on that screen. Appslike Microsoft Translator (This is important, and I’ll explain why later), Phone Manager, Themes, Health, Honor, Hi Honor, Honor Community, Game Suite, Tips, Torch (Really), Hi Care, Compass, Backup, Phone Clone, and SOS Emergency are all pre installed. Why does one need so many apps The first thing any concerned user will do is dedicate some time to deleting all the cruft and freeing up some storage space.
Most of these apps are not optimised to take the advantage of the quick shortcuts that Android Oreo brings to the table, makingEMUI feel almost like itsbased on Android Nougat. Some of the apps are not optimised for the 18:9 aspect ratio either, so it’s not like these are prime picks.
Why does the phone come with a separate app for a torch and compass
Thelist of pre installed apps also includesFacebook, Messenger, Instagram, UC News, Asphalt Nitro, Bubble Bash 3, Danger Dash, Modern Combat 4 Zero Hour, and Spider Man: Ultimate Power. What is more surprising is that two folders black panther marvel poster z7071 iphone 6 6s coque goldufoa3469 with the names ‘Top Apps’, and ‘Games’ have a toggle called ‘More’ inside them, which recommends even more apps to users. This is literally a system level advertising engine for apps that’s built into the phone.
Pre installed apps and games on the View 10.
The second problem is the fact that the Kirin 970 is being touted as the device that packs an NPU to bring the magic coque stickers iphone xs of machine learning and artificial intelligence to users. This puts an immense responsibility on the shoulders of Huawei and its sub brand Honor to teach everyone else what AI is, how it works and star wars revenge of the sith logo coque iphone 5 5s se what the benefits are for coque iphone xs apple spigen the customers if they opt to invest in a Kirin 970 powered smartphone, in this case, the View 10. I expected Huawei to add more experiences in the software that could demonstrate to coque iphone 6 teen wolf sushicube32676 users the power of AI.
Sadly, the only AI powered experience here is the pre installed Microsoft Translate app that Huawei developed in partnership with Microsoft to showcase what san diego padres z5018 coque iphone 6 plus 6s plus 1coques6plusiphone5264 machine learning could do. It allows Optical Character Recognition from images or transcribing text from audio,where it can detect the language and then translate it into anysupported language. This is a convenient tool for communicating with speakers in their native tongue to be sure.
However, the real problem I have with Huawei’s “AI” work is that the same air jordan supreme w5341 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung7022 functionality is available on Android via Google Translate and other such apps. Worse still, Qualcomm’s flagship platforms already supported a whole host of machine learningframeworkslike Tensor Flow and Caffe2. In other words, developers can easily develop AI enabled experiences for Qualcomm’s platform. Huawei hasn’t even hinted at such support…