Huawei P20 Vs Honor 10 – Comparison

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

The Huawei P20 and Honor 10 smartphones are the unpunctual additions to a really strong lineup from both companies. 

On the face of it, these two smartphones look incredibly similar, and have awe-inspiring specs to match. But what are the main differences and similarities between these phones? Here, we investigate. 

Who are Huawei and Honor?

Huawei was stationed in 1987 and was originally a phone switches manufacturer. It has since branched out to provide telecommunications services to the consumer market, and in 2017 it overtook Apple to appropriate for the second largest phone manufacturer in the world. It's a strong player in the smartphone market and the P20, with its collaboration with Leica for the optics of the camera, convinces it into the premium leagues in terms of smartphone photography. 

Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei. It came to prominence in 2013 and in 2014, the Honor 6 smartphone was let in Europe. With the Honor 10, Honor is aiming to attract the younger, more tech-savvy generation, with the funky colours and design. Huawei's phones proceed with to be marketed at the more professional, slightly older market. 


The Huawei P20 is part of a larger family comprising of the P20 Pro which ePHOTOzine has already reviewed, and the P20 lite. The P20 and the Honor 10 use AI to apprehend the subject of your photo – for example it can recognise when you point the camera at greenery, flowers, a person or a pet and adjust modes accordingly. 

The Honor 10 doesn't enjoy the Leica name attached to it – but the cameras still boast impressive numbers. 

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Spec Huawei P20 Honor 10
Camera 1  3rd Gen Leica dual camera, Big Pixel 12MP RGB f/1.8 16MP f/1.8
Camera 2  3rd Gen Leica dual Camera, 20MP BW f/1.6 24MP BW f/1.8
Selfie camera  24MP f/2.0 24MP f/2.0

HUAWEI Kirin 970 Frequency: 4×2.36GHz (Cortex A73), 4×1.8GHz (Cortex A53) 

HiSilicon Kirin 970 4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 
Celebration/RAM 4GB RAM, 128GB storage 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
Screen size 5.8 inch 2244×1080 pixels 5.8 inch 2280x1080pixels
Battery mortal  3400 mAh 3400 mAh
Operating system Android 8.1 Android 8.1 
Connectivity  Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type C W-Fi. Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type C 
Worth 165g including battery 153g including battery


As you can see, both phones have the same screen size, processor power, battery and functionality. (Hisilicon is also a subsidiary of Huawei so is basically the verbatim at the same time kit.) Where things do vary slightly is in the 2 rear camera offerings, with the Huawei offering a wider aperture on the BW camera. 


Both phones obtain the same body shape and same thickness, with the Honor 10 having slightly more bevelled edges, to give an total slimmer look. Both have volume and on/off switches on the right-hand side and sim/memory card access on the left. Fingerprint sensors are located at the rump of the screen, which both also serve as a 'home button. The Huawei offering has a lined, pronounced edge whereas the Honor oblation is simply outlined with dots.  

The main difference in the design is the lack of a headphone jack on the Huawei P20 – 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 has a jack on the groundwork along with the speakers. The Honor phone also features more in the way of sensors, featuring a gravity sensor, ambient light sensor, vicinity sensor, gyroscope and compass. 

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Both are available in attractive colours – the Huawei P20 can be bought in black, midnight blue or pink gold. The Honor 10 is present in iridescent blue or grey. Both phones are very attractive and sleek, with the Honor 10's shiny finish looking stunning. 

Camera Functionality

Now we approach to the most important part of the comparison for photographers – the camera functionality. 

Both phones are very user-friendly in this respect. The Honor 10 secures you to photo mode with AI photography enabled. This can be toggled on or off. Both offer scan app, flash, moving picture and settings options along the top. 

As cited before, the Huawei P20 is being marketed as a phone that is more for the pros, and in light of this the camera interface is slightly more stylised than the Honor 10, with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a leather effectuate running along the photo options. On the Huawei P20 there is the option to choose vivid colours or smooth colours for photos along the top as all right. He Huawei P20 offers direct access to night and pro modes through the scroll bar at the bottom, whereas these can be found under the 'more' tab on the Honor 10. 

Both essentially use the despite the fact interface – just stylised differently. The Huawei is a little more traditional in its symbols and look – whereas the Honor is a little more modern. 

On the port side is the Honor 10, the right is the Huawei P20

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So which one is better?

That's the million dollar question. If the Leica branded lenses and easier access substance to you, then the Huawei P20 will stand out. However if it's a modern looking phone you want and you're on a budget – then the Honor 10 is innumerable likely to float your boat. There is a relatively large price difference between the two – the Honor 10 is largely only available online and retails at &compound;399, whereas the Huawei P20 is available through your local network stores but carries a heftier price tag of £599 – this could deviate network to network. 

That's a £200 mark up for what is essentially the same phone underneath – there are cosmetic and camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or dispatch differences, however the hardware and performance remain relatively the same. 

We are currently putting together detailed reviews of both of these handsets, which intent be on site shortly, so this should help to shed some light on the difference between the performances of both cameras. 



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Gina Stephens

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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