The ongoing US-Huawei dispute has cast some doubts on the future of the Chinese company's smartphone business, giving many potential buyers of Huawei and Honor-branded phones second thoughts. Still, braving these odds, Huawei subsidiary Honor recently launched its new Honor 20 series of phones, including the Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20, and Honor 20 Lite.
The Honor 20 sports an eye-catching design and has a very compact form factor, which makes it quite easy to hold the phone in palms, but the glossy rear panel is a fingerprint magnet. The side-mounted fingerprint sensor is extremely fast and does not pose any issue with its positioning either. The phone runs Magic UI 2.1 based on Android Pie and it is loaded with features, although it comes with a healthy amount of bloatware and has a learning curve to it.
The 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) All-View display renders vibrant colours and offers good viewing angles, but its temperature is slightly warm by default. Honor 20 is powered by the Kirin 980 SoC, which proves to be a capable performer in all scenarios, be it heavy multi-tasking or gaming. But the phone quickly gets hot while gaming, and the Honor 20's sound output is also not up to the mark either.
Honor 20's quad rear cameras are led by a 48-megapixel sensor, which captures detailed photos with an ample amount of detail and sharpness, however, the colours are a bit oversaturated and there are some consistency issues as well. The selfie snapper gets its job done quite well, but not all people will like the smoothening done to the photos. The phone easily lasts a full day of usage, and its 3,750mAh battery can be fully charged, thanks to the bundled 22.5W fast charger.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Honor 20 (Sapphire Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB)||₹ 32,999|
|Honor 20 (Midnight Black, 6GB RAM, 128GB)||₹ 32,999|
Honor 20 price in India starts from ₹ 32,999. The lowest price of Honor 20 is ₹ 32,999 at Flipkart.
|Release date||May 2019|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3750|
|Colours||Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.26|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||412|
|Processor make||HiSilicon Kirin 980|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.6-micron) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.75-micron) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||32-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/No|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|3D face recognition||Yes|