Honor 10 vs. iPhone X: Who is your best friend in 2022?
We're living in the golden age of smartphones. Nearly ten years ago, we didn't know what a Smartphone was, and now we've got devices with more RAM than our parents could have ever imagined. The Honor 10 vs. iPhone X are two expensive flagship devices that will no doubt tempt you to upgrade from whatever it is you're currently holding on to. But which one should you choose? Let's find out.
The Honor 10 is a worthy competitor of the iPhone X, but it has a few flaws. It's no longer as powerful as the new flagship model, and it only has 128GB of storage. That said, if you get it at a reasonable price, in terms of value for money and performance, you might be pleasantly surprised with this powerful phone.
Screen size matters if you're into watching high-quality content, so we were impressed with the Honor 10's Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080x2280p. That's an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a pixel density of 432ppi means smooth video playback, sharp images, and vibrant color output. It was also very responsive to touch commands, and it was easy to operate the phone with one hand. The iPhone X fared better in screen size with its 5.8-inch display resolution of 458ppi.
Regardless, the Honor 10's screen was impressive in color accuracy, and we couldn't spot any banding or blur on videos. It also had a good viewing angle with minimal color shift. The iPhone X's display is brighter than the Honor 10 but not accurate for rendering colors.
But if you're a fan of watching movies and TV shows on your phone, you might be disappointed with these two phones since they don't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. That means no wired headphones, and the only way to connect them would be through a wireless Bluetooth headset. But that's pretty much something you can live with these days, especially when you're in the middle of a vital video call, and you don't want to miss it because your headphones aren't paired with your phone.
These two phones are great performers, but the Honor 10 has a slight edge over the iPhone X in CPU performance. It's packing the Kirin 970 processor, a six-core chip, while the iPhone X only has a two-core CPU. That said, there were no noticeable performance differences between the processors in our tests.
But since Huawei is known for its tricky software that can slow down your phone to make it feel snappier, we recommend trying to get your hands on an Honor 10 with a Core i5 or Core i7 processor instead of the one with the Kirin 970.
The Honor 10 has a single storage option, which is 128GB. The iPhone X has two storage options. The low end is 64GB, and the high end is 256GB. If you're a power user, it's worth paying extra for the more expensive model, but the extra storage isn't needed for most people. If you're going to use your phone to store many movies, TV shows, apps, and games, the Honor 10 might run out of memory space sooner than you expected. But if you're going to use it for social media, messaging, and light gaming, then the 128GB might be enough.
The Huawei Honor 10 uses a dual-camera setup on its rear, comprising a 16MP f/1.8 lens and a 24MP f/1.8 lens with PDAF and LED flash. Lenses are an aperture of f/1.8 on both the camera's wide-angle and telephoto lens, which means you'll get a nice amount of light even at night.
And with an ISO of 51200 and a max image size of 6264 x 4016 pixels, you can still take pretty good quality photos even in low-light environments. In other words, the Honor 10 is more than capable of taking stunning images with its F/1.8 lenses and six-element lens system that focuses quickly and accurately.
The iPhone X uses a single lens of 12MP with an f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture. It doesn't have optical image stabilization, but it does have a 4-axis anti-shake system that helps minimize blurry photos by compensating for camera shake via software.
The Honor 10 has a single speaker on the bottom of the phone. While the iPhone X has two: one on the left of your ear and one at the bottom of your phone. The Honor 10 has a single microphone at the top of its phone, while the iPhone X has two at the top and another at the bottom. As for headphones, you'll need to use wireless earphones or your wired headset since both phones don't have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
iPhone X comes with a long-lasting 2716 mAh battery, while honor 10 has Li-Po 3400 mAh battery. Both phones support fast charging, and you can use a USB-C cable to charge the iPhone X in just 1.5 hours. And even though the Honor 10 has a smaller battery, it supports Huawei's version of fast charging compared to the iPhone X's version of fast charging.
Both phones are security patched every month, and their operating systems are both based on Android. So that means you should be able to expect regular security updates for the Honor 10 and iPhone X.
We tested both phones for gaming, and these were our observations. The iPhone X has an advantage in two out of the three categories: graphics and controls. The iPhone X's games looked sharper, and the rules were more responsive.
You can play some 3D games or virtual reality apps available in the App Store. These games are compatible with the iPhone X, but they weren't as intense as those on Android phones.
The Honor 10 was a bit slower during graphics tests, and it needed a bit longer time to process controls, but it still did well in our 3D gaming tests.