Huawei Honor 20 

price₹ 24,999 onwards

launchJun, 2019

73.0

excellence score

87.4

value for money score

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Design

  • Premium, attractive design - with a outer glass shell that has a beautiful gradient design - this is certainly of the best looking budget flagships at the moment
  • The front feels modern, and cutting edge too, with an 'all screen' experience, and the front camera accommodated into a modern 'hole-punch', much like the Galaxy S10 series
  • The phone feels quite lightweight and compact, and fits well in hands
  • The tactile feedback of the power button and volume keys is good
  • The physical fingerprint scanner mounted on the power button is fast/responsive
  • Face unlock is very quick too
  • The glass body however, like all glass bodies, is slippery, and attracts fingerprints easily - so you will probably be using a case

Display

  • Crisp, vivid 6.26-inch full-HD+ display - with good sunlight legibility
  • It is not AMOLED though, so the quality is not quite as punchy as the OnePlus 7

Software

  • Honor's Magic UI is feature-rich, and one the highly customized Android UIs
  • If you are an Android purist, and prefer stock like Android and minimal bloat, you should look elsewhere

Performance

  • Top-notch flagship performance, with the powerful Kirin 980 at the core (lies somewhere between Snapdragon 845 and 855 in benchmarks) - you will get butter smooth performance, no matter what you throw at the phone

Camera

  • Excellent quad-lens module on the rear - virtually the same as the amazing camera setup on the Huawei P30 Pro - except that it has a depth sensing lens, instead of a zoom lens on the P30 Pro
  • There is a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor along with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, an 2-megapixel depth assist and lastly a 2-megapixel macro sensor - the last sensor allows users to take images in closest (4cms) proximity possible
  • You will get some incredible photos in daylight, especially with AI-scene detection enabled - the shots have great details, contrast levels, brightness and sharpness - and the HDR is easily class-leading
  • Low-light photography is very good too, and again, segment leading
  • The 32-megapixel selfie shooter is very good too
  • Overall, the camera setup on the Honor 20 is excellent for the price bracket, is comparable to the best of flagship camera phones, and is definitely a notch ahead of OnePlus 7, which will likely be its primary competitor

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a solid 3750mAh battery, plus a power efficient chip - you will comfortably get a day of use, even with heavy usage
  • 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging support - it charges a cool 20 percent in 15 minutes, and 100 percent in 1.5 hours - which is pretty impressive

Verdict

  • Overall, Honor is really taking the fight to the OnePlus camp here, and presenting a more-than-worthy alternative to the OnePlus 7 - if you prefer a stock like Android approach, or really want an AMOLED screen, then OnePlus 7 would still be your go-to, but if you are looking to have the best design and camera instead, take a good hard look at the excellent Honor 20

Expert Reviews

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  1. Great all-rounder
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Beautifully balanced, excellent value phone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A very capable phone..the Honor 20 impressed us
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. An impressive all-round package and an excellent affordable alternative to Huawei P30 Pro
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An impressive piece of hardware, at an attractive price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Honor's pedigree for delivering competent mid-range phones shines through, but the Honor 20 falls behind its superior competition
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Impressive smartphone..but there is strong competition from the likes of OnePlus 7 & Asus 6z
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A mid-range marvel....we'd definitely recommend you take a look at the Honor 20 if you're seeking an affordable yet capable flagship phone
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. I see little reason to not go for the Honor 20 as a great alternative to the mainstream offerings
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A fantastic premium smartphone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. This is a phone that can take on far pricier flagships...impressive balance of features to price
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Because of the sum of its design, specs and overall performance, Honor 20 is quite simply one of those rare devices that's very difficult to ignore...Excellent value for money
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A great all-rounder with no obvious weak areas
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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  15. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
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  17. indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
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Huawei Honor 20 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.26 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 412 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • Camera Punch-hole
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.6 GHz, Octa Core, HiSilicon Kirin 980Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G76 MP10
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3750 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, SuperCharge (50% in 30 mins), Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight174 gmMedium
Thickness7.87 mmMedium
Width74.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 28mm Focal Length (Wide); 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultrawide); 1/3.1" Sensor Size
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length (Wide); Dedicated Macro Camera
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60fps; Gyro-EIS
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Gyro-EIS
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO + QZSS
CompassYes
More
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor

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