Two years ago, the most common screen size on the market was 5.5 inches with an aspect ratio of 16:9. By the middle of 2018, when the physical size of phones did not increase significantly, the most mainstream screen specifications have become the notch with a 6.2-inch size and an aspect ratio of around 19:9.
Despite this, many users still want their phones to have a larger screen size than the mainstream. The Honor Note 10 is such a product, which sports an oversized screen called “tablet-level” and provides a flagship performance in several aspects that determine the smartphone experience.
The design and display
Honor talked about the Note 10 for several weeks ahead of its official announcement, and Honor’s George Zhao said the phone is the result of two years’ work. The design is interesting, as it combines established Honor style — the flat rear panel and eye-like camera lenses — with Huawei’s latest look, where it’s designed to be looked at horizontally from the back, which it introduced on the P20 Pro.
The screen is a massive 6.95-inches and has minimal bezels down the sides, small chin and top sections, and no notch. The AMOLED screen’s resolution is a modest 2220 x 1080 pixels, but it does support HDR10 ready to watch compatible video content. The body is made of glass, and is very reflective in the promotional images, while the chassis is aluminum.
This is an enormous phone, measuring 85mm wide and 177mm long, and weighing 230 grams. For comparison, the Galaxy Note 8 is 162mm long and 75mm wide, and 195 grams in weight. While it borders on being a small tablet rather than a large phone, the screen’s thin aspect ratio may mean it’s easy to handle. We’ll know more when we get our hands on one. It comes in either black or Honor’s stunning phantom blue color, which we love on the Honor 10.
Software, Performance and Hardware
In terms of hardware, the Honor Note 10 does not accidentally use the highest specification of the Honor family. The SoC is Kirin 970, which is paired with two memory options of 6GB and 8GB and 64GB and 128GB UFS storage. By the way, it supports for Micro SD card expansion.
On the back, the Honor Note 10 carries a dual-camera. The main color sensor has a resolution of 16MP. It also supports dual-core focus and comes with an aperture of f/1.8. The second black and white sensor has a 24MP resolution, while the aperture is f/1.8.
However, the battery capacity should be the most attractive feature on its hardware. Thanks to its generous space, the Honor Note 10 is equipped with a large battery with a typical value of up to 5000mAh.
- Huawei Honor Note 10 comes with latest Android OS, v8.1(Oreo).
- It offers 6.95-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a good screen-to-body ratio of 81.5% and Multitouch in it.
- Its display has superb pixel density for its full HD resolution(~355 PPI) with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
- Supports Dolby Atmos sound, HDR10 compliant and EMUI 8.2.
- It is built with glass front/back glass and surrounded by the aluminum frame.
- No wireless charging support.
- Come with old Bluetooth 4.2 version. The latest is Bluetooth 5.0.
- No 3.5 mm headphone jack support.
- No display protection like gorilla glass.
- Comes with hybrid SIM slot. So you can’t use both SIM cards and microSD card at a time
All smartphones have screens but the Honor Note 10 is a phone that feels like it is just a screen, and not in a bad way. If you want a big, well-priced Android smartphone with no notch, this is the one to get. At Banggood.com this device is available for purchase for just a little above $300.