Huawei Honor 20 Pro  Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) 
Huawei Honor 20 Pro Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
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Excellence Score
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77.6
Value for Money Score
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88.1
Price ₹ 39,999 announced ₹ 28,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Coming Soon! Jul, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.26 inches 6.39 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 412 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Display Features Camera Punch-hole, 3D Curved Glass HDR, Always-On Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.6 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 980Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #5 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G76 MP10 Adreno 640
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 13MP + 8MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.4 Aperture; 28mm Focal Length (Wide); 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF/Laser Autofocus; OIS, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultrawide); 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 80mm Focal Length (Telephoto); 1/4.4" Sensor Size; PDAF/Laser Autofocus; OIS; 3x Optical Zoom, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length (Wide); Dedicated Macro Camera, HDR, Panorama, Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60fps; Gyro-EIS 48MP: F/1.75 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (wide); 1/2" Sensor Size; 1.6um Pixel Size, 13MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (ultrawide); 1/3" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; 124.8° Wide-angle lens, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 53mm Focal Length (telephoto); 1/4" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; 2x Optical Zoom, Laser Focus + PDAF, HDR, Panorama, Portrait mode, Night More, Video: 2160p@30/60fps; 1080p@30/120/240fps; 1080p@960fps
Secondary Camera 32MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR, Video: 1080p@30fps, Gyro-EIS Motorized Pop-up Camera, F/2.2 Aperture, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 256 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.44 mm 8.8 mm
Weight 182 gm 191 gm
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, SuperCharge (50% in 30 mins) Yes, Quick Charge 4.0 (27W)
Included Fast Charger Yes Yes, 18W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration In-display fingerprint sensor; Noise Filtration; Game Turbo 2.0; Hi-Fi DAC Audio; Hi-Res Audio
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Mesmerising, striking design with a "holographic" rear pattern - this is a phone that will turn heads
  • Excellent build
  • Comfortable to hold, with great ergonomics
  • Hole-punch design means you get a beautiful bezel-less 'full screen' experience at the front
  • Side-positioned fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate
  • Very good display quality - color-accurate, bright display
  • Huawei's custom Magic UI on top of Android adds a lot of features and options
  • Flagship grade, butter smooth performance with the powerful Kirin 980 at the core (between the Snapdragon 845 and 855 in terms of benchmarks)
  • The 8GB RAM on board makes light work of loading multiple apps without issue
  • Excellent, versatile quad camera setup at the rear (wide angle, standard, 3x zoom, macro)
  • Image quality is very good, and comparable to top-end flagships, except it's own elder sibling, and the best cameraphone at present - the P30 Pro, but other than that, it can stand up to other top cameraphones
  • Very good 32-megapixel selfie camera too
  • Large, 256GB internal memory
  • Excellent battery life with a large 4000mAh battery - you will comfortably go through a day and more, even with heavy use
  • SuperCharge fast-charging support
  • On the whole, the Honor 20 Pro is another excellent alternative in the now hyper-competitive budget flagship segment, and can stand up to the best of the pack - the OnePlus 7 (which has AMOLED display, cleaner UI, but not as good cameras), the Asus 6Z (which has cleaner UI, true 'full screen' experience, but again is not as good in the camera department), and the Galaxy 10e (which has cleaner UI, but is not as great in terms of battery life)
  • Xiaomi has gone big on the design front this time - the Redmi K20 Pro has a glass back with one of the most evocative gradient patterns you'll come across on any phone today - it's both premium to feel, and stunning to look at
  • The gradient effect that kicks in under the right lighting condition is quite mesmerising
  • The front is modern and sharp too, with a 'full screen' notch-less display (the selfie camera is a 'popup' one)
  • Good in-screen fingerprint sensor - quick and reliable
  • Gorgeous, 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display - easily one of the best panels you'll find in this price segment - it has vibrant colors and excellent contrast levels, and sunlight readability is great as well
  • Of course, the lack of a cutout means you get an all-screen front, and the minimal bezels at the top and bottom create an immersive experience when playing games or viewing videos on the device
  • MIUI, especially with it's recent improvements continues to one of the better, more cohesive custom Android UIs around - and it's packed with features like gesture navigation, anti-flicker mode, reading mode, second space, dual apps, themes, etc
  • The K20 Pro also adds the POCO Launcher on top of MIUI - which brings the Dark Mode and App drawer to the K20 Pro
  • Xiaomi is also rolling out a Game Turbo feature that prioritizes bandwidth and mutes incoming notifications when you're in a game
  • Top-notch flagship performance with the top-notch Snapdragon 855 chipset at the core - the K20 Pro is expectedly a performance beast - and gets the highest Antutu scores of any Android phone at the moment
  • Very good triple rear camera setup - the phone has a 48MP primary camera backed by an 8MP telephoto lens and a 13MP wide-angle shooter
  • Image quality is great in all sorts of lighting conditions - they look crisp, vibrant, and details are captured well
  • The ultra-wide sensor and 2x telephoto lens also produce generally good results
  • The K20 Pro also comes with a dedicated night mode that does the usual multi-frame processing, and the results are pretty good - it gets more light in, and makes things sharper
  • Decent 20MP popup selfie camera, with a good portrait mode
  • Overall, the rear camera setup on the K20 Pro is the best for this price bracket, and matches up well to more expensive phones like the OnePlus 7 and Asus 6Z
  • Has a 3.5mm jack, that a lot of flagships these days tend to skimp on
  • Loud (single) downward firing speaker
  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAH battery - combine that with a very efficient 855 processor, and you will comfortably get 1.5 days of use
  • Fast charging support - up to a cool 27W (a 27W capacity charger will however need to be purchased separately for super fast charging - that said, Xiaomi does include a still-very-fast 18W charger in the box)
  • Xiaomi has again hit the ball out of the park with the Redmi K20 Pro, providing a still-excellent-value successor to the super successful Poco F1 - this is the cheapest price point at which you will get the flagship Snapdragon 855, along with all the latest features of 2019 - full screen, popup selfie camera, and in-display fingerprint sensor - people who attach more value to the software experience though might still want to spend a little more and go for the OnePlus 7 or Asus 6Z, for a cleaner experience
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • It's LCD though, not OLED, so blacks are not quite as deep, and colors not quite as punchy, as say the OnePlus 7
  • It's one of the heaviest customizations of Android among the current Android skins from different manufacturers, so if you seek a pure and simple Android experience, you will want to look elsewhere
  • Of the 4 cameras at the rear, while the other 3 are very good, the dedicated macro camera is not, and seems like a needless addition - the results often tend to be grainy and over-processed
  • Large camera protrusion at the rear
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack (though Honor does provides a USB-C-to-3.5mm audio dongle in the retail package)
  • Face unlock mechanism is a little clunky - you have to first wake the screen and swipe up for the camera module to engage (this might get sorted via a software update though)
  • One issue with MIUI in recent times is the ads in the interface & notifications - those are still there (though a little less intrusive) - and while there are ways to disable them, it's a technical solution that a lot of prospective buyers will not be aware of
Expert Reviews
  1. The best camera on a capable phone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Transforming your budget into a premium phone
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Offers a lot relative to its price
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  4. A fantastic phone at a really great price point
    9to5google.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A fantastic device...tough to go wrong with it
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
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  12. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
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  16. t3.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The best smartphone you can buy today in this price bracket...it's the spiritual successor to a rare smartphone blend known as flagship killers, a series that OnePlus may have conceived, but has since forgotten
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Excellent value for money
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A satisfying device that won’t break the bank
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The most affordable flagship you can buy right now, that comes with all the bells and whistles that are in vogue this year
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Xiaomi's 'Fight Song' against OnePlus...If your budget is Rs 30,000 then it hard to look past this smartphone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Simply one of the best deals in smartphones right now
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. As good a flagship as any other..the price works to its advantage
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. This is the flagship to beat
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The best affordable flagship on the market
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Move over OnePlus, there’s a new mid-range king
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  11. Xiaomi has done it again: the Redmi K20 Pro delivers incredible value
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. If OnePlus was the brand for those looking for a reasonably priced flagship smartphone, the Redmi K20 Pro now fills that space
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. The K20 Pro is by far the best smartphone we’ve seen from Xiaomi and it very well deserves a space in your pocket
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  14. A hard-to-ignore Flagship Killer from Xiaomi
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Wears the best budget flagship crown...very hard to beat in terms of sheer value for money
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Top-end features for a low-end price – the rise of Xiaomi continues
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Almost everything other flagships have, but cheaper
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. It's quite simply bonkers the Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) sells for the price it does, given its flagship specifications....easily the best phone at this price
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. Best bang for your buck
    pandaily.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. Embodies almost everything that’s great about flagships in 2019 and it does so at an extremely competitive price
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. Flagship killer...what it manages to deliver at this price point, is commendable, to say the least
    indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. The best part of the K20 Pro is that beauty is not just skin deep...holds excellent value over several flagships in the market right now
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. The most complete phone available at this price point...delivers on everything that matters
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  24. A brilliant mid-premium smartphone...Highly recommended
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. asianage.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. zdnet.com hands-on Read Review »
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