Huawei Honor 20i 

price₹ 14,999 onwards

launchJun, 2019


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 Please note that Huawei is currently embroiled in a US imposed ban, that might affect their ability to provide future Google Android updates in a timely fashion

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  • Stunning, captivating gradient design on the rear panel, which reflects light in some very interesting ways
  • The slightly curved rear panel also helps with overall aesthetics and offers a much better fit in the palm
  • Weighing in at 164 grams, the device feels very light too
  • Modern front panel with a dewdrop notch design, and very minimal bezels
  • Overall, the Honor 20i is one of the best designed mid-budget phones that you will come across, at present
  • The side power and volume buttons offer satisfactory tactile feedback
  • Honor has also placed the fingerprint scanner at the right place as it is convenient to reach
  • Both the fingerprint scanner and face unlock are very fast to unlock the phone
  • The glossy back of course attracts smudges and fingerprints, so you will want to use a case


  • Good, 6.21-inch, Full HD+ display
  • There is a ‘Smart Resolution’ mode, which automatically adjusts the screen resolution to save power


  • Honor's EMUI interface offers a lot of additional functionality and customization over stock Android (it is in fact one of the most heavily customized versions of Android)
  • While the software does offer a bunch of useful features, it also brings bloatware - this includes apps like HiCare, Ride mode, Honor Club, Party mode, Vigo Video and more


  • Solid performance with the Kirin 710 (similar to Snapdragon 660) - it handles both day-to-day tasks and games without breaking into a sweat


  • Decent set of triple rear cameras (standard + ultra-wide + depth) - for this price bracket
  • Images in daylight come out pretty good, with good amount of details and sharpness
  • The camera is quick to focus
  • There is also decent separation between the subject and background in macro shots
  • The Night scene mode also works well - it takes multiple shots and blends them to deliver a clearer picture with less noise, better colors and contrast - but, you will have to be very patient as it takes time to produce the final output
  • The front 32-megapixel camera also takes decent selfies with enough details, and support software based portrait mode
  • The ultra-wide camera is average - it produces distorted 8-megapixel images - the details, textures and sharpness are also missing
  • With the regular photo mode, the images taken in low-light are average and lack detail


  • Good battery life with a 3400mAh battery inside - you will comfortably get a day with moderate to heavy use
  • Fast-charging using the supplied 10W charger, is not the fastest - it takes about 2 hours to go from 0 to 100%


  • Overall, the Honor 20i is a polished mid-ranger - you get a sleek and eye-catching design, smooth performance, Android 9 Pie OS, lots of storage and decent battery life - it's a solid option to consider for this price bracket
  • The competition is pretty tough in this price bracket though, so the Honor 20i will have no easy breathing room - it will face the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (offers slightly better performance and cameras, big battery, glass design, and a USB Type-C port), the Realme 3 Pro (again slightly better performance and cameras, and bigger battery), and the Samsung Galaxy M30 (AMOLED display, bigger battery)

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  1. A well-rounded package..but in this range, there are some other great value for money devices too in-depth Read Review »
  2. A complete package in the budget smartphone segment...Go for the Honor 20i if you are looking for a no-nonsense budget smartphone in-depth Read Review »
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Huawei Honor 20i Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.21 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 415 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G51 MP4
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Weight164 gm
Thickness8 mm
Primary Camera24MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 24MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF
  • 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture
  • 13mm Focal Length (ultrawide)
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes

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