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In 2018, HONOR has launched many excellent smartphones. Among them, the HONOR 10 and the HONOR Play both can be seen as the best smartphones with their outstanding strength.
Next, let's take a look at their outstanding performance.
The question about which device has the best design will have one thousand answer in one thousand people’s hearts.
The difference of the finish and build material between the HONOR Play and the HONOR 10 is representative among the HONOR phones.
The HONOR Play sports a unibody metal design while the HONOR 10 features a metal chassis with glass covering the front and rear side. But the HONOR 10 is both significantly lighter and smaller than the Play. The HONOR Play dimensions are 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48mm and weigh 176g. The HONOR 10 measurements are 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm and weigh 153g.
And on both device’s front, you will get a notch at the top of the display with on-screen navigation buttons. But the ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner of the 10 is on the back and that of the Play is on the front.
Both of the two devices use the bezel-less screens, but the phones differ quite a bit in the display department.
The HONOR Play sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display panel with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The pixel density is 409 pixels per inch and its aspect ratio is 18.5:9. With such a big screen, you get more screen space, which is often preferable for playing games, watching videos, web browsing, etc.
Compared the HONOR Play, the HONOR 10 comes with a slightly smaller yet sharper screen, whose display panel is 5.84-inches with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. And its display pixel density is 432 pixels-per-inch. The aspect ratio is 19:9.
Well if you are looking for a big-screen phone, the HONOR Play is certainly a good choice.
Now we talk about the hardware of the two devices, which decides the equipment performance.
Both the HONOR 10 and the HONOR Play are powered by the Qualcomm's Octa-core Kirin 970 SoC clocking at 2.36GHz, which is the most powerful chipset among the HONOR smartphones currently. And both variants support memory expansion via MicroSD. Their UI experience is also the same for OS both the devices is installed with Android Oreo with EMUI 8.1.
The HONOR Play features the GPU Turbo tech which enhances the GPU's performance and offers a smoother gaming experience. There are several memory and storage options with the base one coming with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage whereas the top one sporting 6GB RAM with 64GB of storage. And the HONOR Play also comes with the 4D haptic engine to get an even more immersive mobile gaming experience.
However, the HONOR 10 has more RAM and storage. You can get the smartphone with either 6GB RAM + 64GB of storage or 4GB RAM with 128GB storage.
Though both the devices have dual cameras with AI capabilities namely intelligent scene detection on the rear side, the HONOR 10 has advantages on the sensors and aperture size.
The HONOR Play comes with the primary rear camera of 16MP module with f/2.2 aperture and the secondary sensor is a 2MP with an f/2.4 aperture. And there is a 16MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture.
The HONOR 10 is slightly stronger in the camera department. The primary RGB sensor is a 16MP module with f/1.8 aperture whereas the secondary monochrome sensor is 24MP with f/1.8 aperture. You will also be able to take better selfies thanks to the 24MP front cam. Either in daylight conditions or in low-light scenarios, the High-res cameras with wide aperture make the HONOR 10 a better camera-centric smartphone than the other.
So if you are looking for a smartphone with powerful camera function, the HONOR 10 is a better choice.
On the battery side, both of them support SuperCharge tech which quickly recharges the device in no time. However, the HONOR Play comes with a larger battery cell of 3,750mAh, which is slightly bigger than other HONOR mobiles, whereas the HONOR 10 has a battery cell of 3,400mAH. Although the HONOR Play battery cell is larger, its larger display may consume more power. So which smartphone can last more time depends on various other factors.
Without a doubt, both the HONOR 10 and the HONOR Play are the best smartphones while th difference between the HONOR 10 and the HONOR Play helps people choose the phone that suits them best.