Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus 2019 is a mid-range smartphone from Huawei targeted at those looking for a great device on a budget. The phone features a great-looking display, a powerful Hisilicon Kirin processor and a high-capacity battery that will suit even the most demanding phone users.
Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus release date was on September 2019. However, it is not yet available in Nigerian retail stores. However, according to gsmarena, Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus price will be about $300 (about 108,900 Naira) once it reaches local retail outlets. The device features a motorized selfie camera which leaves the immersive Full HD display uninterrupted by a notch as is often the case.
Here is a quick look into the pros and cons of the Enjoy 10 Plus.
- Excellent Full HD display without a notch
- Great-looking images from the primary camera
- A decent 4000 mAh battery
- Excellent performance especially with the 8GB RAM option
- IPS LCD panels’ colours and contrast are inferior to AMOLED panels
- The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is not as fast as the new under-display sensors
- 10W charging is barely fast enough by modern-day standards
Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus specs
- Release date: September 2019
- Dimensions: 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 163.5 grams
- SIM card: Hybrid Dual Nano-SIM
- Display type: IPS LCD touchscreen
- Size: 6.59 inches
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Operating system: Android Pie (9.0) overlaid with EMUI 9.1
- Internal memory: 128GB ROM & 8GB, 6GB or 4GB RAM
- Expandable memory: Shared SIM slot up to 1TB
- Camera: 48MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide camera and 2MP depth sensor
- Selfie camera: 16 megapixels
- USB: Version 2.0, Type-C reversible connector with OTG
- Bluetooth: Version 4.2 with A2DP & LE
- Sensors: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, gyro, proximity and accelerometer
- Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Charging: 10W fast charging
- Colours: Magic Night Black, Red Tea Orange, Emerald and Gradient
In this Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus review, we take a look at the device’s hardware features.
The device’s design is relatively similar to what is common across various smartphone manufacturers nowadays. A 6.59-inch Full HD screen occupies the front of the device. The Enjoy 10 Plus is one of the new devices to feature a display without a notch at the top. The notch usually houses the earpiece, selfie camera, and in some instances, the proximity sensor. Huawei chose to adopt a motorized selfie camera, thus resulting in a beautifully clean display.
The back of the device houses the triple camera setup, a fingerprint sensor and the company’s brand name. Rear-mounted fingerprint sensors are becoming less common as manufacturers switch to the faster and more efficient under-display sensors. Below the three cameras, there is an LED flash to assist in low-light photography. The volume rocker and power button are located on the right side of the device.
The Enjoy 10 Plus comes in a choice of four colours, namely; Magic Night Black, Red Tea Orange, Emerald and Gradient.
The smartphone has a 6.59-inch IPS (in-plane switching) LCD with a 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution. The sharpness is undoubtedly up to modern standards. However, with the increasing number of devices featuring QHD panels, Full HD versions such as the one on the Enjoy 10 Plus are beginning to look dated. Vibrancy looks excellent, as is usually the case with IPS LCDs.
LCD technology is often criticized for the lack of deep blacks and colour saturation available with AMOLED panels. Sunlight legibility is quite okay on the device since brightness levels can go sufficiently high. The only downside is the reflections that will result when using the phone under direct sunlight. One of the most significant upsides to the Enjoy 10 Plus’s display is the lack of a notch. This gives users an immersive viewing experience.
The screen size and resolution combine for a pixel density of 391PPI. While not bad, it is also nowhere near industry-leading devices which have more than 500PPI. However, text and images will still be sharp and clear.
Processor, performance, and storage
An octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710F processor powers the Enjoy 10 Plus. This is Huawei’s in-house chipset that competes with the likes of Mediatek and Snapdragon. The Kirin 710F is not the most powerful chipset by Hisilicon, but it gets the job done, especially on mid-range devices. Compared to its Snapdragon counterparts, The Hisilicon chipset is only slightly inferior. This explains why the Enjoy 10 Plus handles multitasking without lagging.
Users will have no problems using multiple apps at a go. The smartphone comes with 128GB internal memory and a choice of three RAM configurations (4GB, 6GB or 8GB). Gamers and other heavy users will be best suited with the 8GB RAM option. The device uses a Mali-G51 MP4 graphics processing unit which is relatively common among mid-range smartphones.
The inbuilt 128GB storage is more than enough for a majority of users. However, if one needs additional storage, one of the dual SIM slots can be used as a MicroSD slot for cards up to 1TB.
One of the aspects in which the Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus truly excels is the battery performance. The 4000 mAh non-removable battery will last users a whole day even under relatively heavy usage. The Full HD resolution also means the battery has fewer pixels to push as compared to devices sporting QHD displays. This results in significantly better battery life as compared to higher resolution smartphones.
The downside to the phone’s battery has to do with the charging system. The phone only supports fast-charging up to a maximum of ten watts. This is quite low as compared to devices which allow more than 20W fast charging. The limited wattage means that the device will take longer to charge as compared to devices that support higher wattage charging.
Speaker and call quality
Like most modern phones, the Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus features a single bottom-firing speaker. While the sound quality is impressive, the loudness and richness are nowhere near devices with dual speakers. The speaker is okay for watching films and listening to music. Call quality, on the other hand, is excellent. Calls sound clear despite the lack of a front-facing earpiece.
Here is a quick look into this phone’s software features.
Operating system and features
The phone comes preinstalled with Android Pie (9.0) overlaid with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1. There is no word yet regarding possible updates to Android 10. According to Huawei, the latest EMUI 9.1 skin provides users with a wide range of system and performance-related enhancements. These include GPU, speed and space optimizations for a better overall experience. Custom skins often lead to a different experience from that of stock Android. Huawei’s customization adds some useful features.
Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus camera review, video, and image quality
The Enjoy 10 Plus follows the modern trend of triple-camera setups. The device features three cameras on the back arranged in a vertical strip below a single LED flash. The first primary camera uses a 48MP sensor. Below it is an eight-megapixel camera for taking ultra-wide images. The last camera housed at the bottom of the strip is a 2MP depth sensor for rendering amazing out-of-focus effects.
The pictures from the primary camera have excellent detail, clarity and colour reproduction. The same cannot be said of the ultra-wide photos which are lacking in detail. There is also some noticeable barrel distortion in the ultra-wide images, although that is to be expected. The phone can take 1080p videos at thirty frames per second. The video quality is excellent, although not at par with devices that can shoot 4K videos.
Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus has its pros and cons, but for its price point, one will probably not find a better bargain. Its main advantages include an excellent battery, immersive Full HD display and fantastic performance from the high-end 8GB RAM model. The use of Huawei’s in-house processor could be a downside, and the company’s heavily customized OS skin deviates too far from the original stock Android experience.
Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus is undoubtedly a compelling choice for buyers looking for a decent mid-range device without spending a fortune. Standout features such as the high-capacity battery and excellent images from the primary camera will make the device worth considering. The phone is let down by relatively slow charging as well as the lack of a high-end Snapdragon processor. However, the downsides are not exactly deal-breakers, and the device seems worth every penny.