Honor launched a premium 20 Series Flagship smartphone Named Honor 20 in China, US, India, and other international markets. This Honor 20 SmartPhone was released in India on 11 June 2019.
Honor Released Honor 20 SmartPhone in only 6 GB Ram with 128, Internal storage model. Along this Model Honor Announced Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 Lite Along with Honor 20. when I’m using Honor 20 , I got a premium feeling when holding in the hand with Front and back Glass with IPS LCD Display and Quad Camera setup on the rear Make the Smartphone a true flagship killer in below $500 or 30,000 Indian Rupees.
Honor 20 SmartPhone features the kirin chip from Huawei named Kirin 980 which is available on Mate 20 Series. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 2 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.6GHz, second part features 4 x A576 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.92GHz and Third Part consists 4 x A55 Single core which is clocked at 1.8GHZ. it has Mali G76 MP 10 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to Kirin 970 the last Flagship processor from Huawei. it has a Cat 21 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 1.4GBPS & 500MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does have a built in the NPU in the processor for dedicated Ai Capabilities, it has also Ai Optimizations which helps in AI.
Honor 20 SmartPhone has a Quad Camera setup the on the rear with Laser / PDAF Autofocus and single Camera Setup on the front which comprises a with PDAF Auto Focus on Front and lets user takes normal, ultrawide angle and portrait images from back and front Depth Cameras Will Work For Face Unlock Feature.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of
Honor 20 SmartPhone and Jump into the review.
Honor 20 Pro SmartPhone
- 6.26” Full HD+ IPS LCD Full-screen Punch Hole display
- KIRIN 980 CPU
- Mali G76 MP10 GPU
- 8 GB LPDDR4x Ram
- 256 GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 256 GB Via Micro – SD Card.
- Camera : Rear 40MP f/1.4 (Wideangle) OIS + 16MP f/2.2 (superwide angle) + 8MP (Telephoto Sensor) f/2.4 OIS + 2MP ( Macro Camera) F/2.4 , 4K UHD video Capture with Sony IMX586 Sensor
- 32MP f/2.0 front camera
- 4000mAH battery with 22.5W fast charging support
- Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.1 on top
- Side Mounted fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual band GPS
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C
6.26″ FULL HD IPS LCD screen :
here in Display Department Honor 20 SmartPhone, Features an Excellent FULL HD+ IPS LCD panel screen with 412 pixels per inch, the colors are vibrant and excellent, viewing angles are perfect. There are No issues & problems with the screen quality of Honor 20 Pro. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. This Display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Single Speakers and USB-C Port:
in Honor 20, Honor Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Older Honor V 20 Smartphone. Coming to USB-C Port and earphones, the headphone jack is not provided. insted of that they provided a Dongle to use. the Audio Quality is Good with an excellent base and perfect Volume. there are no special Features like Dolby atoms or others to tune the sound. but the sound Quality is good from the speaker and Type c And 3.5mm Dongle.
Build Quality :
Honor 20 SmartPhone is Build with a 6000 Aluminium frame on the side and Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla glass 6 like OnePlus 7. it provides a good look and feel As it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality.
In Display fingerprint scanner:
Honor 20 SmartPhone Features an Side fingerprint sensor. By looks, it is so Small to see but, very fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. This placement of this sensor is on the Rear middle Side of the phone.
Honor 20 SmartPhone Uses the face unlock with its 32MP Selfie Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the pitch dark conditions with Low Amount of light from the LCD Panel.
Honor 20 SmartPhone weighs 174 Grams, it feels A bit Heavy and with 6.26″ Screen and 3750 mAh battery equipped. This Honor 20 SmartPhone can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done Average on the device. After using a Week You will notice that Heavy of the Device.
My Honor 20 SmartPhone lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 16% of charge left in the phone with Heavy Usage on Cellular which is good for a 3750 mAH Battery. We got 6Hr Sot which is good. If you use with WiFi Network 6 to 6.5 Hr Sot. The ideal drain of Honor 20 SmartPhone is very low as other Latest Flagships like S10 Plus and Apple Smartphones.
22.5W Fast Charging
Huawei Used their 22.5W Quick charging In Honor 20. this 22.5W makes a difference and charges the phone in less than 80 min which is good. The good thing is it charges 50% in just 30 min.
Magic UI Based On Android 9 Pie Operating System :
Magic UI 2 based Android 9 Pie present on the Honor 20 SmartPhone is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It has a ton of bloatware like huawei and Xiaomi Devices. There are some extra features like Inbuilt Face Unlock System, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display, Perfect Gaming Mode makes this MAGic UI special for Honor 20 SmartPhone. there are some Battery Optimizations Present on EM UI makes Honor 20 SmartPhone last longer.
My Honor 20 SmartPhone managed to do day to day tasks very well like the lastest Flagships. there are No issues and problems with the Operating system and there are no heating issues with Honor 20 SmartPhone.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Honor 20 SmartPhone. It features 6GB LPDDR4X RamModel. I did not notice any lags with the device and there are no reloading of apps on this Honor 20 SmartPhone. Multitasking experience is nice.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. Kirin 980 Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.
Call Quality :
the Call quality on Honor 20 SmartPhone is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality on Dual Volte Network. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is placed in the top Bezel and it is very loud. the Voice Calls From speaker is also Good and Clear.
Coming to the Camera Department,
Honor 20 SmartPhone features a Quad Camera setup on the back & Single Camera Setup front of the device. this Camera system works perfectly in P30 Pro SmartPhone. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.4 and PDAF Auto Focusing. The daylight pictures are great and contain Excellent details like a Natural photo. Exposure is in control with Perfect Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. this 48MP Image has Great Image Quality with Excellent Details and Perfect Dynamic Range. AI Makes sense and Captures Photo with good Colours. in Nighttime AI Does make Difference for Normal photo and AI photo. in low light Conditions, the images are very clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see
2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 16MP ultra wide angle lens on
P30 Pro SmartPhone is average in good lighting conditions. the exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 16MP camera has a bit noisy because of F/2.2 Aperture which is negligible.
3. Macro Camera: the 2MP Telephoto on Honor 20 SmartPhone does a good job in good lighting conditions. it captures Good Pictures In 4 Cm Range. The Picturue Quality is Good, But in Low Light Conditions It Worse Because of 2MP Camera With f/2.4 Aperture.
the 2MP Depth Camera on Honor 20 works and Gives Bokeh Effect. The Edge Detection is Average In Honor 20.
We can Also Capture Portrait Images With Honor 20 also. Edge Detection is good. we can also Adjust the Depth Of Image in Honor 20.
Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is not good in 4K@30fps And 1080p FHD recording. The video quality in the low night conditions is also Good with decent Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.
Selfie camera :
Honor 20 Smartphone features a 32MP normal selfie camera 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. Picture quality is good. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.
Front Selfie camera can record Video at 1080p @ 30fps which is good with EIS On which is good. the picture is not wide Because of EIS Cropping the Footage.
there is an Aperture mode in Honor 20 Pro gives an Extra feature to user take Selfies in Different Aperture modes like F/0.95, F/1.4, F/2.8, F/16. here you can Adjust the Aperture for Different types of selfies.
- Fastest Fingerprint sensor
- Awesome Camera Quality except wide angle lens
- Great battery life
- 6GB / 128GB configuration for base variant is amazing
- Attractive colours with 3D Gredient effect.
- No OLED Display
- Audio Quality from Headphone jack is Average
- No 3.5mm Headphone jack
- US ban on Honor and Huawei is makes less interest on Smartphone.
Who can Get Honor 20 SmartPhone view:
if you want a Killer Flagship Phone with Bright LCD Full HD+ screen, with Kirin 980 processor and 22.5W Wired fast charging Quad Cameras, then you can go with Honor 20 SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then
Asus Zenfone 6
Mi 9T / Redmi K20
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Oneplus 7 Pro
Honor View 20 can be your Alternatives to Honor 20.
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