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October 12, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR Play Vs HONOR View10

As the two HONOR cost-effective flagship, the HONOR Play and the HONOR View10 are often put together for comparison.

As the two HONOR cost-effective flagship, the HONOR Play and the HONOR View10 are often put together for comparison.

compare honor mobile phones – HONOR play vs HONOR View10

Users of HONOR also confuse which one of them is more worth buying. Now we do a parameter comparison table about HONOR Play and the HONOR View10, in order to help you make a decision.

Specs HONOR Play HONOR View10
NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, July 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2018, August Available. Released 2018, January
BODY Dimensions 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm (6.22 x 2.93 x 0.30 in) 157 x 75 x 7 mm (6.18 x 2.95 x 0.28 in)
Weight 176 g (6.21 oz) 172 g (6.07 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.0% screen-to-body ratio) 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~78.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Firmware version EMUI 8.2 EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 970 HiSilicon Kirin 970
CPU Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Mali-G72 MP12
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 16 MP, f/2.2, PDAF 16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor 20 MP B/W, 2x lossless zoom
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Panorama, HDR, LED flash
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm 13 MP, f/2.0
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Noise cancellation Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD 4.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared port No Yes
Radio No No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
Charging Fast battery charging 18W Fast battery charging 5V/4.5A (58% in 30 min)
Player MP4/H.264 player DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
Features Document viewer Document editor
Photo/video editor Photo/video editor
BATTERY Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery
MISC Colors Midnight Black, Navy Blue, Violet, Player Edition Red, Player Edition Black Navy Blue, Midnight Black, Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red
Price HONOR Play price in your country HONOR View10 price in your country

If the following factors are what you are considering, our advice may be useful.

Design: The HONOR View10 is a three-stage design without a notch. If you don’t like the ‘notch’ design, the HONOR View10 will be a good choice for you.

Screen: The screen size of HONOR Play is 6.3 inches while that of the HONOR View10 is only 5.99 inches. So if you want a big smartphone, the HONOR Play will be more suitable for you. And the Play has more ppi density than the View10, which means the phone born for play has a clearer screen and it will bring more comfortable viewing experience.

Camera: The main camera of HONOR View10 shoots 16 megapixels with a f/1.8 aperture but the RGB camera of HONOR Play has the same pixels with a f/2.2 aperture. The smaller aperture will bring a better depth of field effect. What’s more, the View10 has 20 MP monochrome camera, the photography function of the HONOR View10 main camera is much stronger than the other.

Performance: The two products are very similar in performance, both of them are equipped with the Hisilicon Kirin 970 with 4/6 GB RAM. But the HONOR Play supports GPU Turbo, which brings a dramatically fast and smooth gaming phone experience. If you are keen on playing games, you must like the HONOR Play for its 4D gaming experience with smart shock.

Battery: The HONOR Play and the HONOR View10 is the same battery size, but the HONOR View10 supports the 5V / 4.5A HONOR Super Charge, which charges more quickly.

Price: The HONOR Play is a bit more budget than the HONOR View10.

After these element comparisons, can you choose the suitable mobile phone for yourself?