The best smartphone of 2018: 15 top mobile phones tested and ranked

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15. Honor 10

A well-performing phone for less money

Release date: May 2018 | Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 5.84-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 | CPU: Kirin 970 | RAM: 4/6GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3,400mAh | Rear camera: 16MP + 24MP | Front camera: 24MP

Bold design
Decent camera
Battery not amazing
Not water resistant

The latest Honor phone offers a decent spec list, while keeping the price exceptionally low - and it looks great while doing so too.

Screen: The Honor 10 screen has the... you've guessed it: notch at the top! It's an LCD screen so lacks the punch of the OnePlus 6 or Galaxy S9, for instance. It's also 'only' Full HD, but for the price it's excellent and more than does the job.

Battery life: You probably won't get a full day's battery life out of this phone every day, but for the most part it's pretty decent. Not the best on the market and we're used to Honor slugging more battery into its handsets, but at 3,400mAh it's a touch too small.

Camera: The Honor 10 struggles here a little, although the 16MP + 24MP sensors work well in tandem. Some of the AI modes worked very well together at times, but it wasn't always processing and improving the picture in the way you'd want before showing it to you.

Mini verdict: Honor phones are often the same - but that's no bad thing. This is a brand that's challenging the incumbents, and while it's admittedly not the prowess of some of the incumbents on this list, it's worth checking the phone out now - you'll never expect the lovely split screen colours on the back.

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