The Honor Note 10 has already been presented and, as usual in The Free Android, we put it against its direct rivals in terms of hardware. And is that not only we are facing a high-end phone to compete from you to you against the high level of Android, but It is ideal for the most gamers.
Honor Note 10: great power in a mobile thought to play
Honor presented its expected Honor Note 10 in China, a very powerful mobile that rises in battery and screen.
Therefore, we are going to do something strange: we are going to put the Honor Note 10 against its hardware rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and its rivals in terms of audience, the Razer Phone and the Xiaomi Black Shark. Let the game begin!
Note 10, the perfect hybrid to play and have style
As usual, we leave you a table that generally illustrates the characteristics and performance of all the devices in the comparison. In this case, we have selected these devices by the hybrid device character gaming and high end phone.
|6.95 inches with resolution FHD + (22801080 px), AMOLED||5.72 inches in FullHD IZGO resolution at 120 Hz||5.99 inches in FullHD + Incell resolution (18: 9) at 60 Hz||6 inches in FullHD + IPS resolution (18: 9) at 60 Hz|
|Kirin 970 with NPU for artificial intelligence.||Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 845 Octa-core up to 2.75 GHz||Snapdragon 835|
|64 + 6 GB / 128 + 8 GB||8 + 64 GB||6 + 64/6 + 128||64 + 6 GB / 128 + 8 GB|
|Dual 24 Mpx monochrome and 16 Mpx RGB, f / 1.8 aperture and 4K recording.||12 MPx f1.75 and 13 MPx f2.6 dual sensor with zoom||Dual 12 Mpx sensor and f / 1.8 and 20 Mpx aperture with f / 1.8,||nico sensor 24 Mpx f / 1.8|
|13 Mpx with opening f / 2.0.||8 Mpx f / 2.0||20 Mpx f / 2.2||9 Mpx f / 2.0.|
|Rear + facial recognition||Side||Forward + Facial Recognition||Rear and facial recognition|
|USB Type C, 4G LTE, dual band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2.||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC|
|4000 mAh with fast charge||4000 mAh with fast charge||4000 mAh with fast charge||3800 mAh with fast charge|
|Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|230 grams||197 grams||190 grams||185 grams|
|177 85 7.65mm.||158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm.||161.6 x 75.4 x 9.25 mm||158.1 x 74.9 x 9.5 mm|
|350/400/450 euros.||749 euros||519 euros||399 euros|
The Honor Note 10 gives us a top hardware, like the opponents of the room. The battle is disputed in terms of hardware, having many similarities and differences between each of them. The most obvious is the design, where we see that the Honor Note 10 It is a gamer dress label.
The telephones gaming that are coming to the market lately have the classic aggressive and colorful aesthetic, typical of those who want a device that makes the eyes turn. Although the Razer Phone is more discreet, it is still a phone that borders the limit in this section. We are closer in any case Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with a glass and metal finish.
In the design section, personally, it depends on tastes. If you want a mobile exclusively to play and you like aggressive aesthetics, you have the Black Shark and, for example, the Nubia Red Magic with more remarkable designs. Honor has simply adapted its iconic designs to a full-fledged phablet, which by screen size Compete directly with the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 recently submitted.
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If on the contrary you want something more elegant without losing power, we will not deny it: the Honor Note 10 has a much more juicy price than that of Note 8 today and, therefore, even if the Note 8 is to another level in terms of construction materials already finished premium, the Note 10 is certainly more accessible.
And what about screen frames? Honor has been very clear and optimized the frames to the maximum, although it has not been the thing so crazy as we expected due to leaks. Here we have it clear: although the screen 120 hertz of the Razer Phone is wonderful, we have other winners, being Note 8 a clear winner in screen quality and Note 10 brave in terms of frame optimization.
Powerful, with the Note 10 being more ingenious
As for power we see very clear differences. As for memory configurations, we have the expected, perhaps the Note 8 being somewhat below, remaining «only» in 6 GB of RAM. But in processors we see milks as breads, which we will discuss next.
To start, we have two Qualcomm processors, the Snapdragon 835 in the Razer and the 845 in the Black Shark. Although the Razer already has a time in the market and the 835 is a year-old processor, it is a chipset that will give us everything to have spectacular performance in games. The 845 has been tested countless times, so the power of the Black Shark is unquestionable.
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The battle is then disputed between the Exynos 8895 from Samsung against HiSilicon Kirin 970 from Huawei, with the artificial intelligence NPU. It is a bit unfair to compare these two phones if we put on the table the added improvements in terms of gaming Note 10, such as the Turbo GPU or the button to "overclock" the device and get more power if possible.
Although we might think that Kirin's 970 is above the Huawei Exynos, it has been found that Kirin, especially in games, does not fully match the Qualcomm on duty. Not bad at all. But in our numerous analyzes and tests we realized that in terms of titles, the processor had a harder time giving its full power.
In the case of Samsung's 8895 it happens just the opposite. As for day-to-day tasks, there is no problem, although Samsung Experience slightly weighs the system. It is in games where the processor shines, even in some cases notoriously superior to Qualcomm Snapdragons.
As for the rest, we all have an incredible hardware section, but Honor wins by win with its 5000 mAh battery. Although in photography the Note 8 stands out with its double camera (both the Razer and the Black Shark did not give a chest on this issue), the Chinese firm boasts an autonomy that sweeps its street rivals.
The price trick: the final frontier
Now, let's go to the money, to the twine, pasta, al dibs. The account swings in favor of Xiaomi and Honor, with very absurd prices if we consider the hardware of these phones. Just 500 euros for the Xiaomi Black Shark and 350 euros for the Note 10, going up to 450 in its most top version of 8 +128 GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can be found cheaper, although at a higher cost. The Razer remains in its figure, exceeding 700 euros.
This Honor Notw 10 has proven to be a tough rival as far as high-end is concerned. We finally have a top of the range dedicated to gaming Without having a spaceship in your hands. A top cost, a top hardware and above all a top competitiveness in 2 of the most rising sectors of mobile telephony: the gaming and exclusivity