I attended the Honor 10 launch event this evening. All about the phone was revealed during the global launch held in London on 15 May. The only thing unknown was the retail price. The Head of Marketing of Raduga Pte Ltd, April Lim, was teasing the guests on the launch price. There were calls of $799, $699, $649, but when the final price was revealed, it generated gasps from the audience. Just watch the video for the reaction.
Honor 10 (128GB internal storage, 4GB RAM) retails at S$579 in Singapore.
It is just unbelievable how low Honor Singapore has priced the Honor 10, when the global launch price (128+6GB) is £399 (S$725), the India price is Rs32,999 (S$650), while China is RMB 2999 (S$630). Singapore is the first South East Asia country to launch the Honor 10, and is available for purchase from 22 May, just 7 days after the global launch. It is to be noted, though, that the Singapore version only comes with 4GB RAM, but that should be sufficient for most people. If you needed more RAM, you probably aren’t the target customer anyway.
In a nutshell, the Honor 10 contains similar specs from the new Huawei P20. Obviously there are some hardware differences, but the Honor 10 has enough features to keep everyone happy, especially at that insanely low price.
Compare Honor 10 to Huawei P20
- Size: both are similar, few mm difference
- Weight: Honor 10 is slightly lighter, 153g vs. 165g
- Screen: Honor 10 has 5.84-inch 18:9 ratio (1080 x 2280) vs. Huawei P20 5.8-inch 1080 x 2244 pixels
- Processor: same Kirin 970 1.8GHz
- RAM: same 4GB (different regions may have different configuration)
- Rear Camera: Honor 10 has 24MP + 16MP f/1.8, while Huawei P20 has 20 MP + 12MP f/1.6
- Front Camera: both has 24MP
- Internal Storage: same 128GB (different regions may have different configuration)
- External Storage: no micro SD slots for both
- Battery: same 3400 mAh
- Water rating: not rated for Honor 10, IP53 for Huawei P20
- Headphone jack: Yes on Honor 10, none on Huawei P20
- Price: Honor 10 S$579 vs. Huawei P20 S$898
Is Honor 10 really the best mid-tier smartphone to get in Singapore? I have the review unit on hand and will come to my conclusion in a week’s time.
Honor 10 (128GB ROM, 4GB RAM) will sell from 22 May 2018 at Shopee, Qoo10 and hachi.tech. Colours at launch will be Midnight Black and Phantom Blue. More retail channels and colours will be added over the weeks.
Official website: https://www.hihonor.com/sg/products/mobile-phones/honor10/index.html