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13. Honor 10 View

A real contender in the mid-range - great specs for less cash

Release date: January 2018 | Weight: 172g | Dimensions: 157 x 75 x 7mm | OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 6-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | CPU: Kirin 970 | RAM: 4/6GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3,750mAh | Rear camera: 16MP+20MP | Front camera: 13MP

Loads of storage
Big battery
Not water resistant
Camera not top-notch

There's a secret second market brewing in the phone world, and that's brands that are offering great specs for lower money - Honor and OnePlus are the best examples of this, and the View 10 is the best you can buy right now.

Screen: The 6-inch screen on the Honor View 10 is in the new trendy 18:9 format, meaning more screen in a smaller package. It's LCD and is Full HD resolution, but it's still colourful and sharp enough for the price.

Battery life: The 3750mAh battery pack in this phone will last you up to two days if you're a little sparing - it's not great at full power, but for those that just like a few photos, podcast and music streaming it's more than capable.

Camera: The dual camera has as dizzying array of modes, and the two sensors offer great zoom, HDR and bokeh effects. They're not the strongest on the market, but still very capable and offer high spec for the lower price point.

Mini verdict: The Honor View 10 is the best mid-range phone around right now, with a great set of specs for a low, low price. It won't beat the dizzying heights of the iPhone X or S9 Plus, but it's also less than half the price...

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