Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: What should you buy?

Next week will see the launch of two really impressive phones — the Honor 10 and the OnePlus 6 — but which one should you buy?

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We knew last year itself that 2018 would be a very exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts, as we could predict that various manufacturers would go all out to one-up each other in terms of specifications, features and hardware. We also saw a lot of great features from flagship devices trickle down to the mid-range segment of mobile phones. We have been seeing a lot of great phones make a debut in the last few months that have it all: from dual camera setups to excellent displays to rock-solid processors and even improvements to battery life. And two of the most exciting devices that are due to hit the market in the near future are the Honor 10 and the OnePlus 6. Though we’d have to add here that a lot more people are excited about the OnePlus 6, because of its avid fan following in the Android community. But how do the phones fare when compared with each other? Read on to find out.

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: Launch Date, Sale Date, Expected Price in India

The OnePlus 6 is all set for launch in India as Amazon exclusive on the 17th of May, 2018. It is one of the most anticipated phones of 2018, as the leaks and rumours community was buzzing with details and specs about the device for the last three to four months. The OnePlus 6 is expected to be priced at Rs. 36,999 for the base variant, while the 128GB variant (paired with 8GB of RAM), is expected to be priced at Rs.39,999 in India. The Early access sale for Amazon Prime members starts from 12PM on May 21st, 2018.

The Honor 10 is set to release in India on May 15th, 2018, a couple of days before the OnePlus 6. It will be available for sale from May 16th, 2018 Midnight as Flipkart exclusive. The device is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs. 33,000 to Rs. 35,000.

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: Design, Display

The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display and offers a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. It has a pixel density of 432 pixels per inch (ppi) and as the resolution indicates, it has an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen also comes with Gorilla Glass protection.

The OnePlus 6 will sport with a 6.28-inch optic AMOLED display, offering the same resolution as the Honor 10: 1080 x 2280 pixels. It also offers the same aspect ratio of 19:9 but has a pixel density of 402ppi. The OnePlus 6 comes with Gorilla Glass protection for its display.

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: Hardware, OS Specifications

Under the hood of the Honor 10 is an octa-core Kirin 970 chipset (4 x 2.4GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A53) with a Mali-G72 MP12 graphics processing unit (GPU). The device runs on EMUI 8.1, which is Huawei’s custom version of Android 8.1 (Oreo). The Honor 10 is available in 4GB 64GB, 6GB 64GB and 6GB 128GB variants. The Honor 10 does not support expandable memory.

The OnePlus 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core (4 x 2.7GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4 x 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver) chipset with an Adreno 630 GPU handling the graphics. The phone will be available in three configurations: 6GB 64GB, 6GB 128GB, and an 8GB 256GB variant for the high rollers. The OnePlus 6 runs on Android 8.1, via its OxygenOS ROM. The company recently confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will get Android P Beta.

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: Camera, Battery

The Honor 10’s primary camera is a dual 16MP+24MP combo on the back, which can also record 4K video at 30 frames per second. As for your selfies, the Honor 10 is equipped with a 24MP front shooter so rest assured you’ll get some crisp photos of yourself and your friends. The phone comes with a 3400mAh battery so you should be able to get through a day comfortably on a single charge.

The OnePlus 6 comes with a dual camera (16MP+20MP) setup on the back, with a 16MP front camera for your selfie requirements. The primary camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30 frames per second. We heard rumours of the primary camera featuring optical image stabilisation, but we’re yet to get a confirmation on that. As for battery life, the OnePlus 6 comes with a 3450mAh cell and lasts a day easily on a charge.

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: Which one is better?

While the Honor 10 is an impressive phone and is clearly looking to compete directly with the OnePlus 6, it does slip on a couple of points here and there. The most obvious part is the display — the OnePlus 6 features an AMOLED display while the Honor 10 has an LCD display. Also, while the Kirin 970 is an excellent processor, the Snapdragon 845 is marginally better. On the design front, the devices are on par, the only difference being that the Honor 10 has a fingerprint reader on the front whereas the OnePlus 6 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

All said and done, we’d probably go with the OnePlus 6. It definitely won’t be easy for the competition to take on the OnePlus 6 and we’ll have to wait and see just how much the Honor 10 affects OP6 sales.