OnePlus 6 Red Smartphone Vs Honor 10 Smartphone – Which Should I Buy?

Written by Gina Stephens

OnePlus 6 and the Honor 10


OnePlus and Honor may not bring into the world the fame the likes of Samsung and Apple have in the smartphone world but they're names, we think, you should be paying attention to as they both create phones that are excellent buys for photographers. 

Globally, Honor has shifted 3,000,000 Honor 10 smartphones which is an impressive character by anyone's standards and OnePlus caused a serious stir when they introduced the OnePlus 6, back in May, which got phoneographers talking. 

Both the Honor 10 and OnePlus 6 presentation premium features such as dual cameras, OIS (on the OnePlus 6) and 4K video at prices you don't usually associate with such impressive specs and this is why photographers should be settle attention to these devices as you can get quite a lot of bang for your buck. 

Why are we putting these two smartphones head-to-head? Well, they're both reasonably new, suggest similar specs and there's only £100 separating them in price so everything is lined-up to be a pretty close match. 

We last will and testament focus on the photo capture aspect of each device a little more than anything else, as, after all, we are a photography website but the other spotlights we consider to be important to users who spend a lot of time capturing images with their smartphones will also be looked at. 

If you're attracted by in another brand that can still capture good photos, have a look at our 'best gear' section of the site where we file the 'Best Camera Phones For Photography 2018' and the 'Top Budget Camera Phones For Photography'.

We also have a Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone X Vs Huawei Co-worker 10 comparison and should you be an Apple purist, we've got a head-to-head of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. There's also a true Android smartphone shootout as we put Samsung's, Google's and Huawei's flagship head-to-head to determine to be out which one you should buy.

Use the below to navigate this feature: 

  • In The Hand
  • Screen 
  • Camera
  • Photo Quality
  • ISO 
  • White Steadiness
  • Low Light
  • Video Quality
  • Battery
  • Processor 
  • Other Features
  • Size & Weight
  • Price 
  • ePHOTOzine Ratings 
  • Our Pick


In The Mete

OnePlus 6 and Honor 10

Neither smartphone is ugly but thanks to its think bezels and chinless design, the OnePlus 6 picks up extra style points and if you go for the red idea, you won't be disappointed as it's even more stylish. The left and right edges of the smartphone are also thinner than the central component, making it look/feel better than other smartphones that are available.

You can navigate, and even capture photos, quite easily with both designs in just one hand but when taking photos, we'd always recommend holding smartphones with both hands. 

As with all smartphones, we approve you pop a case on the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 to protect the devices and it also stops fingerprints appearing all of the backs. Both the Honor 10 and OnePlus 6 end up supplied with thin, flexible TPU cases which do make the phones more grippy but we'd not recommend them as the most protective boxes in the world. A screen protector is also pre-installed on the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10. 

Volume controls and power buttons can be found on each smartphone in the wonted places but an extra feature on the OnePlus 6 is its switch to toggle between normal, vibrate, and silent sound profiles. We know it's not something loyal but, well, we just like it so thought we'd give it a mention as it's really well built and has a satisfying 'click' to it. 

On the butt of each smartphone, you'll find a speaker (not stereo), headphone socket (another rarity these days) and a USB socket. 

You can unlock the OnePlus 6 with your fingerprint and the sensor can be organize on the back, below the dual cameras. The Honor 10 also has a fingerprint sensor and it can be found below the screen. Neither phone has a 'profoundly' button but this is a design feature you see on most smartphones now. 

Both smartphones feel well built with their goblet/metal designs and rounded corners but if we were to pick one of the two phones simply on how they look, we'd go for the OnePlus 6 as the lack of chin, and honorarium red colour, just make it look/feel that little bit more luxurious. 


The Screen

Honor 10


The 6.28inch AMOLED qualify found on the OnePlus 6, which is surrounded by a small bezel, is impressive and there's just a top-notch sitting slightly into the strainer but this is something we've come to expect in smartphone designs. After all, it's where the front camera sits. The screen on the Honor 10 is damn near an inch smaller than that found on the OnePlus 6 but it's not small, by any means, and is very bright. A small notch can also be found on the Honor 10 but it doesn't blemish the viewing experience. 

Both phones offer very good viewing angles, even outdoors, however, when you conception photos on the OnePlus 6, they initially look very bright and overly saturated but you can alter the screen settings under "Filter Calibration" to sRGB, DCI-P3, Adaptive, or a Custom Colour, for more realistic results. Both screens are constructed from Gorilla Looking-glass but the type isn't specified for the Honor 10. On the OnePlus 6 it's Gorilla Glass 5, which is the most up-to-date version currently nearby on smartphones. 

As for resolution, the OnePlus 6 offers a 2280×1080 resolution, the same as the Honor 10. 


The Camera 

OnePlus 6 


Dual cameras look look is to use sight to perceive an object as if to be turning into a 'must have' feature on smartphones and the Honor 10 and OnePlus 6 both offer them which portends you can create depth of field effects. 

The dual cameras (20mp used for portrait mode/depth effects and 16mp) on the back of the OnePlus 6 smartphone both obtain an f/1.7 aperture which should improve low light performance. On the Honor 10, the dual camera features a 24mp f/1.8 threatening and white lens and 16-megapixel f/1.8 colour lens and the f/1.8 aperture should, again, mean that low light performance is OK. The advantage of the coal-black & white lens is that you can shoot monochrome images in-camera without the need for digital filters, which are also sharper, and it can be used to develop low light performance. 

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Those who like to take selfies probably want to do so with the Honor 6 as it has a 24-megapixel, f/2.0 front-facing camera while the OnePlus 6 has a 16-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera. 

An head start the OnePlus is a Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded by Pete Lau (CEO) and Carl Pei in December 2013 6 has over the Honor 10 is that it has OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) built-in so we were able to take photos at shutter make hastes of 1/8s, handheld, while still getting sharp images which is excellent for the price-point the OnePlus 6 is listed at.

Both camera apps are comfortable to use and are packed with options to choose from. Android phones certainly offer more in terms of camera functions when compared with iPhones and the Honor 10 drawn has built-in AI that can detect the scene it's looking at so the best mode/options are selected for capturing the shot. 

The cameras shaped into the Honor 10 and OnePlus 6 also offer 2x zoom but it's digital, not optical as you find on more expensive models and both give birth to Pro camera modes – something we are always happy to see on smartphones. 

It's a shame the second rear camera on the OnePlus 6 doesn't put up a longer focal length or something a bit different like the black and white camera on the Honor 10, but with how well the lenses that are constructed in perform, it's not really a complaint, more of an 'it would be nice'. 


Quick Summary:

  • OnePlus 6: Dual cameras (16mp f/1.7 pre-eminent camera, 20mp f/1.7 second camera), OIS + EIS, 16mp, f/2.0 selfie camera, Pro Mode 
  • Honor 10: Dual cameras (24mp f/1.8 threatening and white, 16-megapixel f/1.8 colour), 24mp selfie camera, AI technology, Pro Mode 


OnePlus 6 Vs Honor 10 Photo Eminence 


OnePlus 6

Honor 10

The dynamic range in the image captured by the OnePlus 6 is much wider and as a result, produces a better-looking photo. The camera on the OnePlus 6 has tackled the shadow areas really well, making it possible to still read the sign on the church and see more detail, not in the shadows, but in the brickwork that's justly lit and in the windows. Although, there's some purple fringing around the cloud edge. The Honor 10 doesn't do a bad job, it's just now not quite on par with the OnePlus 6. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

Again, from shadows to highlights, the OnePlus 6 reigns extreme with a good balance of colours, too. There's no CA or purple fringing around the tree top edges and detail remains decent throughout. Although, some may say the tree bodies are a little dark in places. In comparison, the image captured on the Honor 10 looks garishly green and the highlights on the woodland floor are overexposed, collaring your eye's attention. When you zoom in, detail is preserved much better by the OnePlus 6 and unfortunately, the detail in the image captured by the Honor 10 does looks saccharine in places. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

The OnePlus 6 has captured a warmer image than the Honor is the idea of a bond between an individual and a society as a quality of a person that is both of social teaching and of personal 10, here, and it also, on one occasion again, handles the dynamic range better with good detail in the shadows as well may refer to as the sky appears blue. In contrast, the Honor 10 double is overexposed and as a result, detail is lost in the sky, in the shaded areas and on the gravestones. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

Colourful wall balls looks fast in each image image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that when viewed small but when you click on the larger versions, you notice shake has spoilt the shot captured with the Honor 10. The close off balls are in a gym with rather low light and the lack of optical stabilisation meant that the longer shutter speed needed to capture the image was too extended for us to be able to hold steady working hand-held. Noise levels are more noticeable, too. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

Let's depreciate a selfie! Both cameras have done a pretty decent job at capturing a self-portrait but the Honor 10 sways it for us slightly as skin tones become visible more accurate. The OnePlus 6 has given skin tones a slight pink tone but the background colours are handled better.



OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

As both phones possess 2 rear cameras you can use depth effect to add fake bokeh to portraits and viewed small, they both look good but when you check out the larger conception, the OnePlus 6 produce the better portrait with more accurate skin tones and the fur on the dog in the image looks more natural, too. The Honor 10 crops to have over processed the image making the skin look a little fake and the fur on the dog losing detail. However, it's blurred the background nicely with no fragment of the subject. On the image captured with the OnePlus 6, some of the subject's hair and arm is going out of focus but overall, it's not bad. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

Provisions shots are where the AI built into the Honor 10 really shines as it instantly knows you're photographing food and adjusts the camera habitats as a result. The Food on the plate in the Honor 10 shot certainly pops from the frame more but it could be a little too overly worked with the corn-on-the-cob looking extraordinarily bright. Although, it has been able to capture more detail and make the food look more appetising than it does in the OnePlus 6 opportunity. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

The 2x zoom allows you to get much closer to subjects without moving your feet and the Honor 10 really has a touch more reach than the OnePlus 6 but the garish greens let it down again. Everything is sharp, though and it's still a pretty benevolent photo. The OnePlus 6 shot looks more natural and is more true-to-life. 

We'd not reccomend using any more than 2x digital zoom on these, or any smartphone for that importance, unless you really need to as, image quality suffers dramatically. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

The close-focusing capabilites of both smartphones is right but the exposure levels on the image captured with the OnePlus 6 are just that little bit better. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

The OnePlus 6 is the patent winner with this shot as the exposure is accurate, detail is good and it just looks more true-to-life. The image captured with the Honor 10 isn't frightful, but it does wash out the colours, particularly whites, and there's not as much detail in the foliage. 


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

There's myriad detail in the OnePlus 6 shot but it's not as bright as the image captured with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel the Honor 10. However, the loss of detail isn't worth a brighter tiki – you can fix that easily in Photoshop.  


OnePlus 6 

Honor 10

Once again, the dynamic range in the OnePlus 6 image is much more advisedly with detail showing even in the darkest parts of the shot. However, some of the brickwork does look a little over sharpened. There's flat good detail in the lighter parts of the shot captured with the Honor 10, it's just the shadow areas that let it down. 


OnePlus 6 


Honor 10

Aggressive, dappled light proved to be a bit difficult for the Honor 10 and the panorama is much narrower than that captured with the OnePlus 6. Where encounter levels are more balanced, it did do a pretty good job and there are no problems with bad stitching. 

The OnePlus 6 panorama is evenly lit throughout, no problems with conversancy, good level of detail and it's stitched well. Although, care needs to be taken to get the panning speed right, as stitching originates can be a problem if you get this wrong. 


More Sample Photos 


OnePlus 6 Sample Photos



Huawei Honor 10 Sampler Photos



ISO Comparison

  • OnePlus 6 – ISO100 to ISO3200
  • Honor 10 – ISO50 – ISO3200 (just a smidge wider than the OnePlus 6)


OnePlus 6

In the Pro vogue, you can manually set the ISO speed from ISO100 to ISO3200. For the best detail, and lowest noise we'd recommend using the lower ISO speeds where admissible, from ISO100 to ISO800. Noise is well controlled until you get the ISO3200, where noise becomes excessive. However, when using the auto fashions, noise appears reasonable even when shooting at higher ISO speeds of ISO4000 and ISO5000, however fine detail suffers. Distortion is discernible in these images, too.


Honor 10

Noise performance is quite good up to ISO400, with ISO800 images showing much more distinct noise in darker areas. ISO1600 is the highest ISO speed selectable in manual mode and shows the most noise, however, results may still be profitable, depending on what you want to use the images for. When using the mono camera, it's not possible to select the ISO speed used, as there is no Mono "Pro" vogue. For this, you'll need to look at the Huawei P20. 


OnePlus 6  | ISO 100

Honor 10 | ISO 100



OnePlus 6  | ISO 800

Honor 10 |  ISO 800



Silver Balance Comparison


OnePlus 6 

Auto White Balance (AWB) gives warm results under tungsten lighting and mixed diverting dismiss but it performs well under fluorescent lighting. In Pro mode, you can adjust the white balance using a Kelvin (K) slider to select the colour temperature. 

Honor 10 

Auto Light-skinned Balance (AWB) gives a warm result under tungsten lighting, with the tungsten preset giving more accurate results. AWB performs in fine under mixed lighting. AWB performs well under fluorescent lighting, with the fluorescent preset giving a yellow colour cast. 

When bud at 24mp, there is a noticeable increase in detail when shooting in the Monochrome mode. However, there is no real improvement to be found when shooting in warp, so it's best to stick to 16mp for colour photos. The monochrome camera isn't quite as sharp as the camera found on the Huawei P20 when notion images at 100{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff}. This is particularly noticeable in the corners of images.



AWB Tungsten

OnePlus 6  |  AWB Tungsten 

Honor 10 |  AWB Tungsten


Low Put on lighten

As the OnePlus 6 has optical image stabilisation, it's always going to have an advantage over the Honor 10 as all the Honor 10 can do is increase the ISO which extraordinarily spoils a shot – even if it does brighten it considerably (as shown in the image below which was captured at 10:30 at night when there was just any light left.


Honor 10 


We're not sure what happened when capturing the same scene with the OnePlus 6 but something went identical wrong as it didn't preserve any detail at all when previously, it's performed amicably in low light. 


OnePlus 6


OnePlus 6


OnePlus 6


Video Nobility 


OnePlus 6 

The OnePlus 6 smartphone captures 4K video at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60fps and 720p at 30fps. There's also a wonderful slow motion where you can capture 1080p videos at 240fps or 720p videos at 480fps and time-lapse is built in. The slow-mo mode isn't altogether as slow as what the Samsung Galaxy S9 can capture footage at but when you consider how much more the S9 is, you can forgive OnePlus. Although, it can capture around a petty of slo-mo footage which equates to around a 6-minute video when played back which is awesome but it can struggle in low glow. A cool feature is the built-in video editor which isn't something you see every day and you can use the LED light as well as optical image stabilisation when discharge video footage. 

In the videos is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.Video was first we captured, overall detail is good, although flare from the sun is visible in the video below, and optical embodiment stabilisation helps keep footage stable and smooth. 



Honor 10

Video quality is very smooth, however as OIS isn't bodied in, some movement due to the phone being handheld can be seen. The video recording options are quite basic, you can change the size of the video from 4K UHD down to 720p HD, and toggle GPS on or off. Electronic fetish stabilisation is available when shooting FullHD video. There is a beauty mode which can be activated as well.



 OnePlus 6Honor 10
4K VideoYesYes
Gorged HD Video YesYes
Image StabilisationOptical and Electronic Electronic (FullHD only)
Slo-Motion Video 1080p videos at 240fps or 720p videos at 480fpsFullHD video at 120fps




Battery resilience on both of the devices is good for modern smartphones although, the Honor 10 has a slightly better battery installed sitting at 3400mAh, which is obedient for a smartphone at this price point. The battery in the OnePlus 6 is a 3300mAh which isn't as impressive as the 4000mAh batteries out there and as pointed out, it's smaller than the one create in the Honor 10.

We ran a number of benchmark tests to see how the two phones compare and these were done using the AnTuTu and Geekbench apps, where the phones scored the see: 

  • OnePlus 6 – Geekbench: 2474/9074 (single core/multi-core), AnTuTu score: 287306
  • Honor 10 – Geekbench: 1884/6602 (unmarried core/multi-core), AnTuTu score: 190912

The OnePlus 6 scored much higher scores than the Honor 10, thanks to the Qualcomm processor. 



  • OnePlus 6 –  Qualcomm SnapDragon 845
  • Honor 10 – HiSilicon Kirin 970


Other Puff ups 

 OnePlus 6Honor 10 
MicroSD Slot NoYes
Water Resistant Just weatherproof, not waterproofNo
Headphone SocketYesYes


Dimension & Weight 

  • OnePlus 6 – 177g, 155.7mm x 75.4mm x 7.75mm 
  • Honor 10 – 153g, 149.6mm x 71.2mm x 7.7mm



  • OnePlus 6 – &batter;533
  • Honor 10 – £393


OnePlus 6 Vs Honor 10 Rating


OnePlus 6

"The OnePlus6 is a reasonably priced smartphone with specs that vamoose it fit right at home alongside smartphones with a more premium price. As a result, we think the OnePlus 6 smartphone smartphone is a handheld personal computer is an excellent buy."

Highly Suggested – 


Honor 10 

"The Honor 10 is a very capable smartphone available at a very good price exhibit."

Recommended – 


Our Pick: OnePlus 6 


We couldn't really finish the comparison without picking a favoured and if we were to buy one of these two smartphones, it would be the OnePlus 6. 

The OnePlus 6 is a reasonably priced smartphone with specs that make it fit put at home alongside the likes of premium Samsung, Apple and Sony devices. 

The main camera does really well, we really like the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or app which is really intuitive and easy to use and when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S compared side-by-side with the Honor 10, the perception quality is just superior. 

The screen size is excellent, viewing isn't a problem and the phone looks smart, particularly the red version. 

There's no microSD groove which is surprising for an Android phone, there's no official IP rating (so don't get it too wet) and there's a lack of stereo speakers but apart from that, we come up with the OnePlus 6 smartphone is an excellent buy and is well-worth the extra £100 when compare with the Honor 10. 


To compare the 2 smartphones to a greater distance, have a look at the specs table below and do have a read of our full reviews. 

Comparison Table

OnePlus 6Huawei Honor 10
Max Aperturef/1.7f/1.8
35mm equivalent27mm27mm
Optical Zoom0x0x
Image Sensor
Pixels16Mp (Megapixels)16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)46084608
Pixels (H)34563456
Sensor KeyboardBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)No Data
Sensor Size1/2.6inchNo Data
Sensor Size (width)No DataNo Data
Sensor Size (height)No FactsNo Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 1:1
  • 19:9
  • 4:3
  • 1:1
  • 18:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor6.28in5.84in
Screen resolution2280 x 1080 pixels 19:9 AMOLEDFullHD+ 1080×2280 19:9
Touch ScreenYesYes
Cynosure clearing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Oversight
Shutter speeds shortestNo DataNo Data
Shutter speeds longestNo Data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variablesNo Data
ISO sensitivity100 – 320050 – 1600
Movie modeYesYes
Video Promise
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS4K 60fpsNo Data
Stereo SoundNo DataNo Data
Other Features
Image StabilisationYesNo
Internal Tribute8000MB4000MB
Power Source
Battery Type3300mAh3400mAh battery
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo DataNo Data
View Crammed Details of refers to complexity or simply presence of a surface texture, work of art, or organizational behavioursView Full Details


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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