Honor 10 Audio Review – Everything Audio tested from Bluetooth, 3.5mm Headphone Jack & Speaker #Honor10 #BeautyInAI

Welcome to my Honor 10 Audio Review. In this review I run through bluetooth, the 3.5mm headphone jack and loudspeaker. Many headphones are used to test the Honor 10 too.

The Honor 10 is a superb phone. It has the following specifications –

– Android 8.1 (Oreo)
– Processor Kirin 970
– CPU Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
– GPU Mali-G72 MP12
– AI
– Display 5.84 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
– Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio 432ppi
– Dimensions 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm
– Weight 153g
– SIM Dual SIM
– 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM storage
– Rear Cameras – Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 24 MP B/W with AI v2
– Front 24 MP, f/2.0 with AI v2
– Front Fingerprint sensor

The cameras on the Honor 10 are great too but whilst all the focus is on these, the audio side of the phone reveals some hidden secrets.

So find out more with my Honor 10 Audio Review.

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Honor 10 Camera Review – The AI Camera

Honor launched the Honor 10 yesterday along with version 2 of their AI Camera.

The Honor 10 features a 24MP + 16MP rear camera.
· The dual rear AI camera recognises 500+ scenarios in 22 categories in real time.
· It can pinpoint the outlines of various surrounding objects, like the sky, plants, people or even a waterfall, and identify their locations instantly
· This feature is supported by industry-first Semantic Image Segmentation technology, which allows the Honor 10 to identify multiple objects in one single image. These industry-first Honor 10 features apply scene-specific parameters to each photo in real time when taking a picture, making every photo you take a professional shot with just one click

· The Honor 10’s 24MP front camera is your intelligent selfie companion. It supports 3D face recognition, optimises facial details and detects over a hundred facial points to pixel-level accuracy
· The Honor 10 front camera also supports studio lighting effects with a range of lighting conditions
· The advanced and precise facial recognition ensures an accurate bokeh, and captures subtle features of everyone’s face, even in a ‘groufie’ shot

Below are some camera samples taken from the Honor 10.

The first shot above has extra saturation. Its too much for my liking, but its easily removed at a touch of the AI toggle.

The above flower shot is superb.

And finally, the colour reproduction is excellent on the above photo.

Now let’s take a more in depth look at the camera app options, AI in action and more video and photo samples with my feedback.

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Honor 10 – Unboxing & First Impressions + Camera #BeautyInAI #Honor10

Honor have just announced the Honor 10 at their UK launch event. And what a gorgeous looking phone it is.

The Full Specifications

– Android 8.1 (Oreo)
– Processor Kirin 970
– CPU Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
– GPU Mali-G72 MP12
– AI
– Display 5.84 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
– Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio 432ppi
– Dimensions 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm
– Weight 153g
– SIM Dual SIM
– 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB ROM storage
– Rear Cameras – Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 24 MP B/W with AI v2
– Front 24 MP, f/2.0 with AI v2
– Front Fingerprint sensor

The Honor 10 is the first is the advanced AI 2.0 technology, applied chiefly to the smartphone’s dual camera. Second is the Honor 10 CMF design, a 3D glass back with a stunning nano-scale optical coating composed of 15 layers of shimmering colour.

The Honor 10 has the industry-first front-placing ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the glass.

The Honor 10 also comes with Honor Super Charge 5V/4.5A with the 3,400 mAh battery, it can recharge 50% of power within 25 minutes.

The Honor 10 has the latest EMUI 8.1, an overall upgrade in software function and capability, and features the Easy Talk function, which reduces background noise in a windy environment when you’re talking handsfree and increases the volume of whispers for quiet conversations.

The Honor 10 is available from Three, Carphone Warehouse, Argos, the HONOR online store hihonor.com, Amazon, AO, Very.co.uk and John Lewis. It is currently in stock in Amazon UK.

AI 2.0 Camera

Featuring a 24MP + 16MP rear camera
· The Honor 10 24MP+16MP dual AI camera recognises 500+ scenarios in 22 categories in real time
· It can pinpoint the outlines of various surrounding objects, like the sky, plants, people or even a waterfall, and identify their locations instantly
· This feature is supported by industry-first Semantic Image Segmentation technology, which allows the Honor 10 to identify multiple objects in one single image. These industry-first Honor 10 features apply scene-specific parameters to each photo in real time when taking a picture, making every photo you take a professional shot with just one click

24MP front camera
· The Honor 10’s 24MP front camera is your intelligent selfie companion. It supports 3D face recognition, optimises facial details and detects over a hundred facial points to pixel-level accuracy
· The Honor 10 front camera also supports studio lighting effects with a range of lighting conditions
· The advanced and precise facial recognition ensures an accurate bokeh, and captures subtle features of everyone’s face, even in a ‘groufie’ shot

Below is my unboxing, first impressions, camera and more.

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Huawei P20 Pro Review after 6 weeks – using new firmware + 300+ Photos Camera Showcase

I have now had the Huawei P20 Pro for nearly 6 weeks and have used it every day as my main device. I have waited patiently before completing this review to make sure I covered off everything I could along with any tips and tricks along the way.

In the box you get the following –

– The phone itself, the Huawei P20 Pro
– The battery is built in, all 4,000mAh
– High current charger for super fast charging
– USB Type-CTM digital headset
– Warranty card
– Quick start guide
– A protective case – ideal so you don’t scratch phone within minutes of opening box by accident
– USB Type-CTM to 3.5mm headphone adapter
– Eject tool

The Huawei P20 Pro rear cameras feature a co-engineered Leica Triple Camera New AI-assisted camera system. The 3 lenses are as follows. A 40mp RGB sensor. a 20mp monochrome sensor and a 8mp zoom sensor. The P20 Pro can do 3 x optical zoom and up to 5 x lossless zoom.

– The front camera is 24mp.
– A huge 4,000mAh battery.
– 6gb ram & 128gb storage
– 6.1 inch full vision OLED display.
– Bluetooth codecs APTX, APTX HD , LDAC , HWA

As you will from my main video review below, I comment on audio, bluetooth, camera, speakers, more tips and tricks, new changes with the firmware and include a 300 plus photos camera showcase, in date order including photos from the new firmware.

DxOmark scored the Huawei P20 Pro and overall score of 109 points, which is 10 points clear of any other current flagship phone. And in my testing the versatility and quality of the final product confirms this point. It is also going to be exciting to see what future firmware updates can do to improve the camera quality.

Main Review

Additional Huawei P20 Pro content.

In addition to my main review, I have posted the following articles and videos.

Huawei P20 Pro – Shooting at Night – Its a Beast – Auto vs Night vs Pro mode

Huawei P20 Pro – How to increase the front camera video from 720p to 1080p

Huawei P20 Pro – first analysis of camera plus Adobe Lightroom edited versions

Huawei P20 Pro – What’s in the box? Details of everything included

Huawei P20 Pro – The Photographers Dream Smartphone

Views from the Summit of Staple Tor

Exeter Guildhall – The Medieval Grade 1 Building

Exeter Cathedral – The Architectural Gothic Masterpiece

Bristol City Centre in monochrome and colour

Landhydrock House – One of National’s Trust Best Houses

Below are all the Huawei P20 Pro videos

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Latest pricing on Huawei P20 Pro, cases & accessories on Amazon UK

Fiio F9 Hybrid 3 Way Balanced IEMs Review after 4 months

Welcome to my review of the Fiio F9 Hybrid 3 Way Balanced IEMs Review after 4 months.

Key Features

– Detachable MMCX connector
– Comes standard with a 3.5mm single-ended audio cable
– Customised hybrid 3-way (2 BA + 1 Dynamic)
– Comes with in-line control and a 2.5mm TRRS balanced cable

Video Review

For more info and latest pricing on Amazon for the Fiio F9 Hybrid , click HERE.

iPad Pro 10.5 vs Amazon Fire HD 10 – Is the iPad worth 6 times the price?

The iPad Pro 10.5 costs six times the cost of the Amazon Fire HD 10. Is it worth the extra cost. Let’s take a closer look!

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Huawei P20 Pro – All 16 Articles published in one post from camera, audio, first impressions and a lot more

In about a weeks time, my main review of the Huawei P20 Pro will be live. In the meantime, catch up on all the information I have published on the P20 Pro along with some incredible photos.

Huawei P20 Pro First Impressions Camera and Audio plus my Top 10 Tips and Tricks

Huawei P20 Pro – Shooting at Night – Its a Beast – Auto vs Night vs Pro mode

Huawei P20 Pro Camera Review – Every mode tested

Huawei P20 Pro Audio Review & comparison with Samsung S9+, iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL

Huawei P20 Pro – Top Cases Reviewed

Huawei P20 Pro – How to increase the front camera video from 720p to 1080p

Huawei P20 Pro – first analysis of camera plus Adobe Lightroom edited versions

Huawei P20 Pro – What’s in the box? Details of everything included

Huawei P20 Pro – The Photographers Dream Smartphone

Huawei P20 Pro Camera Showcases

Epic Camera Showcase featuring over 190 photos from major tourist attractions

Views from the Summit of Staple Tor

Spring Flowers shot using AI – Spectacular!

Exeter Guildhall – The Medieval Grade 1 Building

Exeter Cathedral – The Architectural Gothic Masterpiece

Bristol City Centre in monochrome and colour

Landhydrock House – One of National’s Trust Best Houses

Fotopro UFO2 Flexible Tripod Review vs Joby & Aukey Tripods

The Fotopro UFO2 flexible tripod review.

Key Features

– The Fotopro is a flexible tripod made with high-density rubber-coated robust legs which makes it more sturdy, more durable and better the skid resitance and allowing the phone to be angular in every position. You can wrap it anywhere you want
– The desk tripod stand weighs only 0.28kg and is 28cm tall.
– The smartphone tripod with ball head ensures a 360 ° shooting perspective allowing you to capture the perfect shot. You can simply take horizontal or vertical photos by rotating the phone clamp and selecting the cellular mode
– The Tripod Stick is suitable for Android and iOS devices up to 3.5 inches
– The tripod comes with with 1/4” screw is fully compatible with most devices

Video Review and Comparison

For more info on Amazon as well as the latest pricing, for the Fotopro UFO2 click HERE.

Fiio Q1 MK II Portable Headphone DAC Amp Review after 4 months

Welcome to my Fiio Q1 MK II Portable Headphone DAC Amp Review after 4 months.

Key Features

– Supports up to 384kHz/32bit for PCM format, and native DSD up to DSD256
– MFI certified, compatible with iPods, iPhones and iPads.
– Native DSD decoding
– AK4452 DAC chip, and supports up to 384kHz/32bit for PCM format, and native DSD up to DSD256.
– Hi-Res Audio Certified
– Dual crystal oscillators for faithful audio decoding as well as dual headphone outputs, which both support standard 3.5mm and balanced 2.5mm headphones.

Video Review

For more info and the latest pricing on Amazon for the Fiio Q1 MKII , click HERE.

eniTAB360 Universal Tablet Holder from Filofax – Unboxing and First Impressions

The eniTab360 Universal Tablet Holder from Filofax comes in two sizes.

The Key Features

– Compatible with ANY tablet with a screen size between 8.5″ and 13″ (Tablet not included)
– 360 degree rotation for multiple viewing positions
– 0 to 140 degree fully adjustable friction hinge for unlimited viewing angles
– The non-slip rubber foot offers added stability
– The holder has a slim profile, yet is of a strong, injection moulded construction
– It can be removed from your tablet and reused without leaving any marks.

Video Review

For more info on Amazon for the eniTab360 Universal Tablet Holder from Filofax, click HERE.
For more info on Filofax’s website, click HERE.

Views from the summit of Staple Tor – One of the highest points on Dartmoor National Park – Shot on the Huawei P20 Pro

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

Walking uphill to Staple Tor, the weather didn’t look too clever. Unfortunately, my 4 labradors, George, Fury, Tiggy and Sophie don’t quite understand or care if it rains 🙂

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

At the start of the walk, it was a mixture of strong winds, the odd blast of sun and spits of rain. In fact hail stones had fallen 5 minutes before the start of the walk.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

From a distance, Staple Tor is difficult to distinguish all its features. There are three parts to Staple Tors – Little, Mid and Great. Great Staple Tor is famous for its towers of granite blocks that perch on each other creating unusual shapes. Little Staple Tor has an extensive clitter field. The Staple Tors together with Roos Tor form a chain of tors that stand proud on the west side of the Walkham valley.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

From the summit you have stunning views across Dartmoor National Park.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

In the distance, you can see North Hessary mast.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

Staple Tor is one of the largest Tors on Dartmoor as well as one of the highest. These naturally formed granite stones are incredible to see.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

My 4 dogs love the granite rocks, exploring and jumping over and around them.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

The views are stunning from Staple Tor, but you do have to watch out for flying red flags, as you can see in the distance. This means the army is practising manoeuvres using live ammunition. Therefore, you are not allowed to pass beyond this point.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

There is a published timetable of when the army will be carrying out its activities, so it is possible to walk beyond and into the danger zone.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

After walking downhill, its time to cool off. Well for my 4 dogs.

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

Views from the summit of Staple Tors #dartmoor #huaweip20pro

Staple Tor is definitely one place worth a visit if you are travelling to Dartmoor National Park. Photos shot using a Huawei P20 Pro smartphone.

Exeter Guildhall – The Medieval Grade 1 Building – Shot on the Huawei P20 Pro

Exeter Guildhall #exeter #huaweip20pro

Exeter Guildhall is located in the High Street, Exeter, Devon, England. It has been the centre of civic government for the City of Exeter for at least 600 years. Much of the fabric of the building is medieval, though the elaborate frontage was added in the 1590s and the interior was extensively restored in the 19th century. It is now a Grade I listed building and is still used for a range of civic functions.

The building appears to have been on its current site since the 12th Century and therefore it has been claimed to be the oldest municipal building in England still in use.

Exeter Guildhall #exeter #huaweip20pro

The elaborately carved oak door, dated 1593, was made by Nicholas Baggett, a local carpenter. It leads via an anteroom to the council chamber which apparently dates to 1468-70, though it was much restored in Victorian times. The arch-braced roof with seven bays is original; its main trusses rest on carved corbels representing grotesque animals.

A large chandelier hangs from the centre of the roof. It was made by Thomas Pyke of Bridgwater and installed in 1789. Apart from this and the roof, all the internal fittings are Victorian, including the stained glass, the gallery, the furniture and the stone floor, all 1863, and the heavily restored Tudor panelling (year 1887). Above the fireplace is a bust of Queen Victoria by Henry Hugh Armstead.

Exeter Guildhall #exeter #huaweip20pro

Under the council chamber there is an early 14th-century cellar. This was once a prison that was known as the “pytt of the Guyldhall”. In the 16th century another prison, for women, was built on the ground floor at the back of the building. It remained in use until 1887. In 1858 a room was built above this to store the city’s records; it was later used as a jury room.

Exeter Guildhall has been a Grade I listed building since 1953 and is also a scheduled ancient monument. Exeter City Council still use the Guildhall for civil purposes such as official receptions, mayoral banquets, some City Council meetings, other meetings and exhibitions and occasionally as a magistrates’ court.

Inside Exeter Cathedral – The Architectural Gothic Masterclass – Shot on the Huawei P20 Pro

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

Exeter Cathedral was founded in 1050, and the construction of a Cathedral on the present site began in 1114.

The two towers and the lower part of the Nave walls of this Norman (Romanesque) building survive in the present Cathedral. A major rebuild, in Decorated Gothic style, was carried out under six bishops between c.1270 and c.1350.

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

The magnificent Bishop’s Throne is one of the greatest treasures of medieval woodwork in Europe. It was made in the early 14th century using local Devon oak and is 18m (59ft) tall.

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

The 14th century stone vault which forms the nave and quire ceiling is one of the glories of Exeter Cathedral. It is the longest continuous medieval stone vault in the world. As there is no central tower, the vault can run all the way from the west wall of the nave to the Great East Window at the far end of the quire, a distance of approximately 96m (315ft).

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

Either side of the Cathedral, about half way along the north and south sides, there are two square towers. They were built between 1114 and 1133 as part of the Norman cathedral.

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

The West Front Image Screen of Exeter Cathedral is one of the great architectural features of Medieval England. The addition of the image screen around 1340 marked the completion the re‑building of the cathedral in the Gothic style. Work continued on the screen with the additional top tier completed about 1470.

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

An extensive project to repair and reset lead crestings along the Cathedral roof was completed in 2014. The leadwork, comprising over 400 single pieces, each in the shape of a fleur de lys, is a unique feature of the Cathedral’s roof. Over the centuries some of it had slipped and there was a significant risk of lead falling from the roof. Work was carried out to remove and examine each piece, and cost £70,000. Part of the project was funded by the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

In 2016 a specialist survey (carried out every five years) examined the state of any remaining colouring (the original polychrome) as well as investigating the condition of the carved statues.
This survey informed a phased programme of works around the following areas:

Non-invasive cleaning of the polychrome areas. Repairs to the statues with lime mortar to prevent water from pooling around the stonework and, where possible, halt further decay. The cotton wool used around these repair sites prevents the mortar from drying out too quickly and failing.
Application of a sheltercoat to protect the image screen from the weather. The work was carried out by the Cathedral’s own stonemasons, supported by The Prince of Wales who made a donation through The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation.

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

The Cathedral stonemasons have commenced the repair and conservation of the stonework and glazing to three bays of the South Quire ‘Clerestory’. This work will be completed during 2018.

Exeter Cathedral - inside the Cathedral #huaweip20pro

Exeter Cathedral is one of the great Cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. It is well worth a visit.

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Source of info Exeter Cathedral website.