OnePlus 6 vs Honor 10: Design, Specifications and Camera Comparison
OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 are probably the best smartphones right now in the mid-range segment. Both phones are almost similar in many aspects but there are a few differences too. In OnePlus 6 vs Honor 10, we compare the phones' design, specifications, and camera which can help you choose the best smartphone for you.
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Over the last few years, OnePlus phones have been leading the mid-range category smartphone segment.
The reasons of company’s success are many as every OnePlus phone is offered with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors with abundant RAM, smooth OxygenOS that gives near stock Android experience, great cameras, stunning design and displays, all of which at a great price.
The latest OnePlus 6 (Review) is the recent example of a OnePlus flagship which offers a great experience at a great price.
For a long time, there was no competitor that posed threat to OnePlus in this niche segment but Huawei sub-brand Honor has been launching phones in the same category for a long time now. The company launched Honor 8 Pro last year, Honor View 10 earlier this year and now latest the company’s latest flagship Honor 10 (Review).
In the mid-range smartphone category in India, it is OnePlus 6 vs Honor 10. Both phones are almost similar in many aspects but there are a few differences too, we compare their design, specifications, and camera which can help you choose the best smartphone for you.
OnePlus 6 price in India starts from Rs 35,999 for 6GB RAM and Rs 39,999 for 8GB RAM. Whereas, Honor 10 comes in a single variant of 6GB RAM which is priced at Rs 32,999.
The similarities between the two rivals OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 are many. In terms of design, both handsets are inspired from iPhone X; they have notch display with 19:9 ratio and a glass body, just without wireless charging.
The front panels of both smartphones are entirely screens with a tiny notch (which accommodates earpiece. front camera and other sensors), small chin and thin bezels on both sides.
The inclusion of glass body gives both phones a premium look but also makes them slippery and prone to smudges.
OnePlus 6 comes with huge 6.28-inches FHD+ (2280x1080) optic AMOLED display which makes the phone taller, it weighs 177 grams and feels bulky to hold.
The OnePlus phone comes in three color options; the cheaper 6GB model is available in Mirror Black color only which feels like holding a black colored piece of glass.
The other options include midnight black which has a matte finish, Silk White variant which is coated with pearl powder to create a subtle shimmering effect. These two variants aren’t much prone to smudges as the Mirror black one, but they are available only with the costlier 128GB model.
Honor 10 features a 5.84-inches FHD+ (2280x1080) TFT LCD display which is smaller to OnePlus 6’s but it meets the purpose. Also, it weighs only 153 grams and fits perfectly right into your hand.
The Honor mobile comes in two colors, Phantom Blue and Midnight Black.
Phantom Blue variant features a shimmering glass body that changes color when viewed from different angles. To be honest, this phone is one of the most beautiful phones present out there in the market right now. The handset is also available in Midnight Black color which doesn’t shift color.
Both OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 don’t have any official IP rating. However, OnePlus 6 is water resistant and can withstand accidental water splashes.
OnePlus 6 runs on OxygenOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo which offers a near stock Android experience without much bloatware.
OnePlus 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM. On the other hand, Honor 10 has Kirin 970 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM.
Honor 10 runs on EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. But EMUI isn’t anywhere near to the stock Android, it is stuffed with much bloatware for example duplicate apps like Gallery, Video, App Store, UC Browser and Music which Google has made apps for.
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During our Geekbench test, OnePlus 6 achieved the single-core score of 2,458 and multi-core score of 9,075. Honor 10 achieved a score of 1,910 and 6,705 on single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.
For storage, OnePlus is offered with options of 64GB and 128GB to choose from and Honor 10 has 128GB of storage. Both phones lack MicroSD card slot; the option for expandable storage is absent.
OnePlus 6 is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with company’s propriety Dash Charging, which fills the battery from 0 to 100 percent in less than 1 hour and 25 minutes. Dash charge is arguably the fastest charging technology we have seen on any smartphone.
Honor 10 has a 3,400mAh battery which comes with fast charging. However, it takes 1 hour and 40 minutes for Honor’s fast charging to fill the battery from 0 to 100 percent.
Both phones have 3.5mm headphone-jack, USB-Type-C (2.0), NFC, Bluetooth (OP 6 has v5.0 and H 10 v4.2), and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.
OnePlus 6 sports a dual camera setup at the rear which includes 16-megapixels+20-megapixels sensors with dual LED flash. On the front, there is a 16-megapixels selfie camera with 1.0 μm pixels, f/2.0 aperture, EIS, Portrait mode will also arrive soon after a software update.
The OnePlus flagship is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps but with a limit of five minutes. It can also record videos in super slow-motion with 1080p at 240fps and 720p at 480fps.
The Honor mobile also features a dual-rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary RGB sensor and a secondary 24-megapixels monochrome sensor. On the front is also an AI-powered 24-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture, Portrait mode, and studio lighting effects.
Honor 10's camera is backed by Artificial Intelligence which automatically optimizes the photos by recognizing more than 500 different scenarios in 22 categories.
The rear camera of Honor mobile is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. However, the major camera feature Honor 10's camera misses is Optical Image Stabilization which prevents jerk and shakiness while recording. The video quality is crisp and clear but OIS is a major feature missing in the new Honor mobile.
The rear cameras of both handsets have Portrait mode, HDR and Pro mode where users can tweak ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, and White balance.
If you are planning to buy the best smartphone in the mid-range category than we are sure OnePlus 6 vs Honor 10 must be confusing you. Here are some of the important things to consider before choosing.
Both phones excel in performance but OnePlus with its OxygenOS and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor gets an edge over Honor 10’s performance. In terms of camera, Honor 10 with its AI clicks better pictures but the lack of OIS is a major drawback. OnePlus’ camera performance is also great, it’s got OIS too. It is the AI feature which makes Honor 10 a better camera phone.
OnePlus 6 has a bigger 6.28-inches display but Honor 10’s 5.84-inches display isn’t small either.
Design aesthetics of both handsets are same but Honor 10’s weight and smaller size make it a more ideal choice, OnePlus 6 on the hand is bulky. Also, Phantom Blue variant of Honor 10 is charming. OnePlus is costlier than Honor 10
Honor 10 has a standard model with 6GB RAM+128GB Storage, Phantom Blue, and Midnight Black color options. OnePlus flagship’s 6GB RAM variant is already Rs 3,000 expensive than Honor 10. Also, if you want more Storage color options than it’ll cost you Rs 7,000 more.
Talking about the battery OnePlus 6 might not last longer than Honor 10 but the latter’s battery isn’t astonishing either. With both the phones, you’ll need to carry a charger at work and that’s where Dash Charging comes in, it is much faster. So, you’ll never find yourself out of the juice with OP 6 and if you do, it just takes 30 minutes to reach 60 percent.