It took less than a year for 5G to become the standard option for all phones in the price segment. If you remember, this option was previously only available for exclusive high-end models. On May 20, the Honor X10 was officially released at a price of 1899 yuan ($ 266). However, it should be noted that the low price does not necessarily mean low quality. This phone is equipped with the Kirin 820 chip that supports the NSA / SA 5G dual mode network and a full range of 9 5G frequency bands. This is completely sufficient to keep up with the current 5G high-end flagships. However, there are other 5G models with similar prices that can also compete fiercely. Suppose the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and the Redmi K30 5G are also very competitive.
Also read the starting article for Honor X10 and the starting article for Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
this price range. For this reason, we chose this comparison article, in which we will compare the Honor X10 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite mentioned above. And if the 5G function is more or less identical, what about overall performance, photography, endurance and other options?
You use different designs.
The Honor X10 uses a pop-up camera design, i.e. H. The front camera is hidden by the mechanical structure. The surrounding borders are further narrowed. A screen share of 92% could be achieved in this way. Although the weight of the smartphone has increased due to the additional mechanical structure, it is still controlled to around 203 g. In relative terms, the Honor X10 can offer an even more intense experience when watching videos, games and surfing the Internet.
In this regard, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite uses a water drop screen design. The "drop" part, however, takes up a smaller area and reduces the influence of the specially shaped screen on the appearance as much as possible. The bezel of this phone has also been narrowed. The chin is a little wider. Since no mechanical structure is used, the weight of the device is also lower at around 192 g.
The Honor X10 has a 6.63-inch LCD screen and a side fingerprint. Although this unlock method does not appear to be "black technology", the speed of the physical fingerprint button is very high. In addition, the Honor X10 supports a screen refresh rate of 90 Hz and a sampling rate of 180 Hz. Such a configuration combination is quite rare at this price.
Compared to the original 60 Hz, more action screens can be displayed, making the animation more fluid, and this smoothness is visible to the naked eye. The 180 Hz sampling rate makes the screen easier to handle and more sensitive. This can greatly improve the user experience.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite uses a 6.57-inch Samsung AMOLED screen. This way the color performance becomes more precise. This is directly reflected in the photos and makes them look more beautiful. This phone also supports the 180 Hz sampling rate. However, the screen refresh rate is still 60 Hz.
The design of the back of the Honor X10 is bolder than that of the previous generation. It is officially referred to as the "Macro Shadow Phantom Change" design. Simply put, it introduces the design style of graphic segmentation and then creates a kind of treatment through different light surfaces. At the same time, the back of the phone was machined with a specific 3D arc to fit the palm of your hand. The camera part in the upper left corner of the fuselage also adopts a matrix design. It is decorated with a red dot.
In contrast, the back design of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is much easier. The monochrome back cover is implemented throughout, and due to the AG matting process, the smartphone lies more comfortably in the hand and is not prone to fingerprints. The quad camera matrix module is also located in the upper left corner of the fuselage and maintains a horizontal line with the Xiaomi logo.
Both phones at the same time Maintain 3.5mm headphone jacks, which is worth praising.
Kirin 820 beats rivals best
Currently, even the so-called thousand-yuan machines are performing well. The two models we compare are no exception and can do almost any task.
The Honor X10 is equipped with the Kirin 820 5G SoC. The latter uses a 7 nm process and a 1 + 3 + 4 chip cluster. There is also a self-developed architectural NPU that enables stronger AI computing. In addition, the chip integrates the same 5G baseband as Kirin 990 5G and ISP 5.0 to improve the overall performance of this chip.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite chose the Snapdragon 765G, which also uses the 7 nm process. However, this chip uses the Kryo 475 architecture and the Adreno620 GPU. Graphics performance is almost 40% better than the Snapdragon 730. There is an integrated X52 5G baseband to support 5G networks.
In the Geekbench 4 test, the Kirin 820 single-core running value was 3095 points and the multi-core running value was 9739 points. The Snapdragon 765G single-core and multi-core scores were 2827 and 7709 points, respectively. The gap between the two phones is pretty obvious.
However, it is not enough to rely on the CPU for power output. We think the GPU should also offer more powerful graphics processing functions. The Kirin 820 is stronger than the Snapdragon 765G in the Sling Shot Extreme and Vulkan mode tests in 3D Mark.
How high is the AI value of the two? With this in mind, we took AI benchmarks for the running score test. The Kirin 820 scored 56584 points, while the Snapdragon 765G scored only 17129 points. The gap is obvious!
Huawei makes great cameras even on mid-ranger models.
The rear triple camera combination of the Honor X10 is a highly sensitive 40 megapixel RYYB lens, an 8 megapixel super wide angle + depth of field 2-in-1 lens and a 2 megapixel macro lens. It is worth noting that the main camera uses the IMX600 RYYB CMOS and relies on the RYYB filter lens to increase the light input from the lens by 40%. This ensures the excellent performance of this lens in daily photography scenes, especially at night.
The rear quad camera combination of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite includes an ultra-clear 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel -Ultra wide angle lens. Megapixel macro lens. Based on the periscope structure, this phone can achieve 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and the highest 50x digital zoom.
The Honor X10 improves the "combat power" of the main camera, while the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is known for its telephoto lens. Let's look at the actual recording effects.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
We can see that the Honor X10 is based on the RYYB filter matrix and larger light-sensitive components and more shows details in the dark.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
In terms of color performance, we can see the difference between the two styles. In this scenario, the color temperature of the Honor model is cold, while that of Xiaomi is warm.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
When taking macro photos, the Honor X10 is used. The color performance is moderate, the imaging is clear and it comes with colors with a bare Eye very close. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite continued the warm color temperature style.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
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If you look at this Watching examples of night scenes, the performance of the Honor X10 is very stable. Note that the skyscrapers behind it are also very clear. However, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite has obvious stains. The color has overflowed, the color cast is serious and the background image is also blurred.
It is worth noting that the samples above were taken from the main camera of the two phones. It can be seen that the Honor X10 is based on the 40 megapixel main camera and the associated IMX600 RYYB CMOS in order to achieve excellent image effects in daily shooting scenes. Although the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite does not work as well as the X10 in low light conditions, it is also sufficient for everyday use.
In addition, the Mi 10 is more balanced in the lens combination than the Honor X10, especially the addition of the periscope telephoto lens. This allows this phone to take pictures further away and achieve a maximum 50x digital zoom. The Honor X10 has a maximum zoom of only 10x.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
(super wide angle)
(10x zoom)  (50x zoom)
(ultra wide angle)
The Bottom Line
After the comparison, we can write down that the Honor X10 in In terms of appearance, performance, photography, etc. is excellent. In particular, the high refresh rate, the addition of the Kirin 820, the 40MP main camera and 5G support make it quite striking. Although the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite outperforms its current competition in terms of performance and main camera, this phone has a periscope telephoto lens. It is rare in this price range. The absorption effect is good.