Honor 10 Dual Camera Smartphone Review - Performance

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Honor 10 Performance

The performance section is where we look at the image quality performance of the camera. Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.


Huawei Honor 10 Sample Photos

Colour in images is excellent and the AI is very good at selecting the scene - it correctly identified text, greenery, macro photos and dogs to name just a few. The camera then selects what it thinks is the optimum mode for the photo. This won't be to everyone's liking, as it can make greens, in particular, a little overpowering, however, the option can easily be toggled on / off at the top of the camera screen. 

The bokeh mode for portraits is effective. The algorithms for isolating the head from the background could be improved a little for the lighting modes - some of the modes make it quite obvious where the software has tried to cut around the head/hair and left a halo, especially the spot-lighting option.  

Detail is well captured and the camera coped well with flare. Colours are wonderful and vibrant.


Huawei Honor 10 ISO test images

ISO Noise Performance - Noise performance is quite good up to ISO400, with ISO800 images showing much more noticeable noise in darker areas. ISO1600 is the highest ISO speed selectable in manual mode and shows the most noise, however, results may still be useful, 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" mode. For this, you'll need to look at the Huawei P20


Huawei Honor 10 White-balance test images

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

When shooting 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 colour, 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 viewing images at 100%. This is particularly noticeable in the corners of images. 


Huawei Honor 10 Digital filters

Digital Filters - The Honor 10 has 8 filters available under the More tab, these are Sentimental, Impact, ND, Valencia, Blue, Halo, Nostalgia and Dawn. The maximum resolution you can shoot with filters at is 16 megapixels. There are also lots of effects that you can apply to images after you've taken them. 


Video - Video quality is very smooth, however as OIS isn't built 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 image stabilisation is available when shooting FullHD video. There is a beauty mode which can be activated as well.


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