Pocophone F1 Armored Edition vs Honor Note 10 specs comparison
Flagship chipsets in smartphones are getting more and more affordable nowadays. In this specs comparison, two newly released smartphones of sub-brands will be put side-by-side to see which one is on top. Will it be the Pocophone F1 Armored Edition or the Honor Note 10? Let’s begin!
The Pocophone F1 Armored Edition is arguably the most talked about flagship-level smartphone in August. It sports a 6.18-inch display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/256GB internal storage, 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 20MP front camera, 4,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0.
The Honor Note 10 was announced last July and it is a massive smartphone, no joke. It comes with a 6.95-inch display with 2220 x 1080 resolution, Kirin 970 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 24MP + 16MP dual rear cameras, 13MP front camera, and 5,000mAh battery with SuperCharge.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specs||Pocophone F1 Armored Edition||Honor Note 10|
|Display||6.18-inch Full HD+ edge-to-edge display @ 2160 x 1080px||6.95-inch FHD+ AMOLED display @ 2220 x 1080px|
|Glass protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (version not specified)||Aluminosilicate glass|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core||HiSilicon Kirin 970 2.36GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Mali-G72 MP12|
|RAM||8GB RAM||6GB/8GB RAM|
|Expandable Storage||expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB||expandable via microSD up to 256GB (SIM Slot 2)|
|Rear Camera||12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP Samsung sensor rear cameras, LED flash||24MP + 16MP f/1.8 rear cameras, LED flash|
|Front Camera||20MP front camera||13MP f/2.0 front camera|
|Connectivity||4G+ VoLTE (India)||4G+ LTE, VoLTE|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (hybrid)||Dual SIM (hybrid)|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 80211 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.2, aptX|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, AGPS, Beidou, GLONASS|
|USB||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Audio Port||3.5mm audio port||- Dolby Atmos dual speakers
- 3.5mm audio port
|OS||MIUI for POCO (Android 8.1 Oreo)||EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|Battery||4,000mAh battery w/ QC 3.0||5,000mAh battery w/ SuperFast Charge 5V/4.5A|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Pocophone F1 Armored Edition
- Kevlar Aramid Fiber material
- Wear resistant
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- Higher maximum internal storage variant
- Higher front camera resolution
- Bluetooth 5.0
Honor Note 10
- Larger screen size
- Slightly higher screen horizontal resolution
- Higher rear camera resolution
- Dolby Atmos dual speakers
- Larger battery capacity
The Honor Note 10 definitely bags the display aspect as it is equipped with a slightly larger screen. Don’t get me wrong, the Pocophone F1 still has a nice display. However, the former is the ideal pick for anyone who wants the biggest screen possible.
Since the Honor Note 10 comes with CPU and GPU turbo technology, we can’t say for now if it is better performing than the Pocophone F1. However, we can safely say that users can go to either one of them for quality performance and gaming experience. Both devices also have a liquid cooling system so rest assured that their temperatures will be greatly regulated.
The Honor Note 10 has a higher rear camera resolution but the Pocophone F1 gains the advantage of having a higher front camera. Do note that image quality is not solely dependent on just resolutions. We’ve yet to take sample shots of the Note 10 but we already have images for the Pocophone F1.
Battery-wise, both smartphones have fast-charging technologies but the Honor Note 10 gains the advantage of having a larger capacity. However, it’s not all about the numbers so we’re yet to know which device lasts longer.
Two of the biggest advantages of the Pocophone F1 Armored edition is its Gorilla glass and Kevlar aramid fiber body which provides more durability.
The Pocophone F1 Armored Edition is priced at RS29,999 (~Php 22,930) while the Honor Note 10 variants are priced at:
- CNY 2,799 (~PHP22K) for the 6GB + 64GB
- CNY 3,199 (~PHP25K) for the 6GB + 128GB
- CNY 3,599 (~PHP28K) for the 8GB + 128GB
For durability and storage, the Pocophone F1 is the better pick while the Honor Note 10 is the right choice for a better viewing experience and larger battery capacity. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.