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Honor 20 Lite Review: Selfie Smartphone with GPU Turbo

Mike Wobker, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Marius S.), 07/26/2019

Primary plus-AI triple-camera. Honor once again challenges the market by attacking the lower mid-range segment. At less than 300 Euros (~$334), buyers receive a triple-camera as the main shooter, a full 32 MP on the front, lots of storage space and a turbo mode for the GPU. In this review, we try to determine how well the Honor 20 Lite fares in practice.

Honor 20 Lite

Earlier this year, the Chinese manufacturer has already shown the potential to unite a modern design and good features while keeping the price low, with the predecessor Honor 10 Lite. Corners were cut elsewhere, a fact that is also reflected by the specifications of the Honor 20 Lite. Overall, the HiSilicon Kirin 710 and the 4 GB of RAM on data sheet at least hint at the capabilities for smooth system operation. On top of that, there is an ARM Mali-G51 MP4 graphics unit and 128 GB of eMMC flash strorage.

In our review, the Honor 20 Lite not only competes against its direct predecessor, but also against other competing devices. We have selected the Samsung Galaxy A40, Motorola One Vision, Huawei P Smart Plus 2019, and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE from the sheer endless number of choices. Further devices can be added for comparison below every table.

Honor 20 Lite (20 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.21 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 415 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 1 TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, eCompass, Micro-USB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G GSM (850/900/1.800/1.900), 3G UMTS (850/900/1.900/2.100), 4G LTE FDD (1/3/5/7/8/20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 154.8 x 73.6 ( = 0.31 x 6.09 x 2.9 in)
Battery
3400 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 24 MPix 24MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (F/2.2) + 8MP (F/2.4), PDAF
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.0, 0.8µm
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, Micro-USB cable, protective case, SIM needle, EMUI 9.0.1, 24 Monate Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.61 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.07 W/kg
Weight
164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case - Solid Honor Smartphone

The Honor 20 Lite comes in Midnight Black, Phantom Red and Phantom Blue. The frame is made of metal and the material on the back of the case appears to be acrylic plastic of some sort. The front is dominated by the screen due to the screen-to-body ratio of more than 90 percent. The build quality is very good and merits no criticism. All transitions between the materials are even and the physical buttons sit firmly in their respective sockets. The microSD/nano-SIM card tray is the only thing embedded slightly too deeply, causing it to not be level with the rest of the frame. The hole that is used for the SIM needle to eject the tray represents another shortcoming. Directly adjacent to it, there is a microphone opening. This can lead to users accidentally jamming the SIM needle into the microphone and damaging the insides of the Android smartphone.

The measurements of the Honor 20 Lite are around the average of the devices we have chosen for comparison and almost match those of the Huawei P Smart Plus 2019. The 20 Lite does weigh slightly more however.

Honor 20 Lite
Honor 20 Lite
Honor 20 Lite
Honor 20 Lite
Honor 20 Lite
Honor 20 Lite
Honor 20 Lite

Size Comparison

160.1 mm / 6.3 inch 71.2 mm / 2.8 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 181 g0.399 lbs155.2 mm / 6.11 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs154.8 mm / 6.09 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 164 g0.3616 lbs147.5 mm / 5.81 inch 70.5 mm / 2.78 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs144.4 mm / 5.69 inch 69.2 mm / 2.72 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 140 g0.3086 lbs

Features - Android Phone with Dual SIM and NFC

Sporting a HiSilicon Kirin 710 and 4 GB of RAM, the Honor 20 Lite offers a standard mid-range configuration. Thanks to the generous 128-GB eMMC flash storage and ARM Mali-G51 MP4 graphics unit, slightly more demanding apps run on it as well. According to the manufacturer, the internal storage can be expanded through a microSD card by up to one terabyte if you do run out of internal storage space. Since the 20 Lite only possesses one hybrid slot, you will end up losing dual SIM functionality. Although both SIM slots support LTE, there were no VoLTE and VoWiFi items in the menu. Streaming fans can enjoy Full HD Netflix, Maxdome or Amazon Prime content thanks to DRM Widevine L1 support.

A Micro-USB port is available for wired data transfer, although it only supports the USB 2.0 standard internally. Additionally, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack for use with headsets and external speakers.

Software - Android Pie and EMUI 9.0.1

Users of the 20 Lite are greeted by a system with Android Pie version 9, which contains security patches from March 1st 2019 and the manufacturer's own custom user interface EMUI 9.0.1. While it is strongly stock Android inspired, it offers many additional apps as well as a different layout of the settings menus. However, both beginners and Android veterans should get the hang of it very quickly.

Apart from the customized stock apps, the Honor smartphone also comes with Huawei's AppGallery, HiCare and the PC software HiSuite. The first application's focus is on Huawei's recommended apps, the second app offers various support features. Finally, HiSuite provides synchronization and update features, which can be deployed from the PC to the smartphone. The preinstalled applications can only be disabled through the settings, uninstalling them is not possible.

The settings menu allows for just one user with a Huawei ID and various accounts. User account control, which allows for setting up multiple user accounts, is not available.

Software Honor 20 Lite
Software Honor 20 Lite
Software Honor 20 Lite
Software Honor 20 Lite
Software Honor 20 Lite
Software Honor 20 Lite

Communication and GPS - Fast LTE but Slow Wi-Fi

The Honor 20 Lite is able to establish a connection to mobile GSM, 3G and LTE networks. LTE Cat. 12 is supported, which translates to download speeds of up to 600 Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s. Furthermore, users have access to NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and the Wi-Fi standards 802.11 b, g and n for near-field communication.

Since Honor does not include the faster Wi-Fi standard ac or 2x2 MIMO antenna technology, the attained speeds in our test are low. At 53.6 Mbit/s and 53.2 Mbit/s for receiving and  sending data, respectively, it comes in last in our comparison.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Motorola One Vision
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9609, 128 GB eMMC Flash
315 (min: 296, max: 330) MBit/s ∼100% +488%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
311 (min: 214, max: 346) MBit/s ∼99% +480%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=423)
224 MBit/s ∼71% +318%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
222 (min: 203, max: 243) MBit/s ∼70% +314%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
167 (min: 108, max: 214) MBit/s ∼53% +212%
Honor 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
53.6 (min: 44, max: 57) MBit/s ∼17%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Motorola One Vision
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9609, 128 GB eMMC Flash
285 (min: 216, max: 312) MBit/s ∼100% +436%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
279 (min: 229, max: 303) MBit/s ∼98% +424%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
268 (min: 244, max: 288) MBit/s ∼94% +404%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
221 (min: 157, max: 243) MBit/s ∼78% +315%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=423)
214 MBit/s ∼75% +302%
Honor 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
53.2 (min: 47, max: 58) MBit/s ∼19%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø53.5 (44-57)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø53.3 (47-58)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

We tested the locating capabilities of the Honor 20 Lite using "GPS Test". The Android smartphone supports GPS, BeiDou and GLONASS and we were able achieve an accuracy of within 5 meters (~16 ft) outdoors. The smartphone was unable to determine our location indoors however.

We compared the GPS of the Honor 20 Lite to our reference device Garmin Edge 520 on our mandatory bike ride. This comparison illustrates that the distance traveled is recorded rather precisely. Only curves and a sudden change in direction throw the Android smartphone off slightly. Despite this, the Honor 20 Lite is suitable for simple navigation tasks.

GPS - Honor 20 Lite
GPS - Honor 20 Lite
GPS - Honor 20 Lite
GPS - Honor 20 Lite
GPS - Honor 20 Lite
GPS - Honor 20 Lite
GPS - Garmin Edge 520
GPS - Garmin Edge 520
GPS - Garmin Edge 520
GPS - Garmin Edge 520
GPS - Garmin Edge 520
GPS - Garmin Edge 520

Telephony and Call Quality - Honor 20 with Clear Connection

Users of the Honor 20 Lite have access to Huawei's own telephony app for calls. It allows direct access to a numeric dial pad as well as contacts and saved favorites in two additional tabs.

Since the volume of our conversational partners is only moderately high, loud ambient noise can interfere with communication. Quieter ambient noise is filtered out reliably however and the call quality is good.

Cameras - Strong Selfie Cam and Main Triple-Camera

Front camera picture
Front camera picture

On the back of the 20 Lite, Honor installs a triple-camera. It contains a 24 MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and two 8 MP sensors, one with an f/2.2 and the other one with an f/2.4 aperture. Additionally, there is a 32 MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 sensor on the front that takes great portrait shots. Details and fine structures are separated clearly and colors look vibrant. Users may influence the image quality through the camera app by enabling a Bokeh mode, various lighting effects or soft focus via the beauty mode. With the AI mode, the 20 Lite selects the best settings for the current motif automatically.

The main camera takes great panorama shots that capture a lot of details and separate the boundaries of objects well. Shots against the light cause the image to become too dark however, which also negatively impacts colors. Close-up shots capture focused objects with a lot of detail and retain a lot of sharpness, even at greater magnification levels. The colors appear somewhat dull however. While the camera of the 20 Lite is able to capture our test image even under poor lighting conditions, the resulting picture noticeably lacks sharpness. Aside from the aforementioned options also found on the front camera, the main camera includes modes such as various color filters and a pro mode. The latter allows for adjusting the brightness, ISO-setting, shutter speed, exposure value, focus and color balance.

The quality of video recordings is similar to that of our sample pictures. The camera manages to offset transitions from bright to dark image areas after a short delay and users have the option to use a beauty mode here as well. Furthermore, there is wide-angle mode and the option to choose between different resolutions. The following modes are available:

  • 1,080p FHD (18.7:9) at 1,920x920 pixels
  • 1,080p FHD (60 FPS) at 1,920x1,080 pixels
  • 1,080p FHD 1,920x1,080 pixels
  • 720p HD at 1,280x720 pixels

Video recordings can be saved using either the H.264 or the H.265 format.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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ColorChecker passport
ColorChecker passport

We use ColorChecker passport to determine how well the camera of the Honor 20 Lite is able to capture colors. It reveals that colors appear too dark.

The Honor smartphone is able to depict our test chart well under controlled lighting conditions. Fine details and structures remain clearly distinguishable and colors look vibrant. There is a noticeable paleness towards the middle of the left edge.

Honor 20 Lite - Test chart
Honor 20 Lite - Test chart (detailed view)

Accessories and Warranty - Android Smartphone with Included Protective Case

The Honor 20 Lite's scope of delivery includes a USB charger with a matching Micro-USB cable, a protective case made of silicone and a SIM needle. Honor does not offer additional accessories specifically tailored to the 20 Lite. That said, the manufacturer offers numerous generic smartphone accessories in an online shop, ranging from headphones to powerbanks to smart wristbands.

Honor offers buyers of the 20 Lite a warranty period of 24 months. Further information on this topic can be found in our FAQ regarding guarantees, return policies and warranties.

Input Devices & Handling - SwiftKey Preinstalled for Rapid Typing

The keyboard app SwiftKey is available for the typing needs of users of the Honor 20 Lite. It allows users to quickly enter longer sentences without too much of a hassle. Additionally, there are numerous customization options, which can for example,  change the size, layout or color theme of the keyboard. The touchscreen responds to inputs reliably and relays them directly to the system. The installed screen protector tends to get in the way of drag-and-drop movements however. The position sensor reacts reliably to rotations of the smartphone and quickly adjust the display orientation of the phone.

There is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the Android smartphone for unlocking the phone. It quickly recognizes stored fingerprints and unlocks the Honor 20 without delay.

Display - Large Smartphone Display with a Mediocre Contrast Ratio

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Honor 20 Lite's screen consists of a 6.21-inch IPS panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a resolution of 2,340x1,080 pixels. 456 nits brightness and 94 percent illumination place the 20 Lite in the middle range of our comparison. With the ambient light sensor enabled, maximum brightness is 470 nits and up to 450 nits in the APL50 test.

The display begins to flicker with a frequency of 100 Hz at brightness levels below 15 percent.

465
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
460
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 470 cd/m² Average: 456.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 455 cd/m²
Contrast: 784:1 (Black: 0.58 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.43 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 5.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
99.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.248
Honor 20 Lite
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.21
Samsung Galaxy A40
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 5.9
Motorola One Vision
IPS, 2520x1080, 6.3
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.21
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 5.97
Screen
-28%
6%
45%
36%
Brightness middle
455
358
-21%
626
38%
427
-6%
583
28%
Brightness
456
370
-19%
564
24%
415
-9%
577
27%
Brightness Distribution
94
94
0%
84
-11%
84
-11%
97
3%
Black Level *
0.58
0.41
29%
0.2
66%
Contrast
784
1527
95%
2135
172%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.43
7.4
-67%
5.7
-29%
1.95
56%
1.6
64%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.81
12.5
-84%
10.5
-54%
4.47
34%
3.9
43%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.4
4
26%
7.8
-44%
2.3
57%
2.7
50%
Gamma
2.248 98%
2.084 106%
2.13 103%
2.07 106%
2.27 97%
CCT
7336 89%
7078 92%
8662 75%
6414 101%
6267 104%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 100 Hz ≤ 15 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 100 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 15 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 100 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9394 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our measurements from the Honor 20 Lite reveal a relatively low contrast ratio of 784:1 and an elevated black value of 0.58 nits. This causes colors not to be clearly distinguished and black areas of the picture to appear as though they have a faint gray veil. Due to both values being low, the Android smartphone comes in last in our comparison.

As the CalMAN analysis shows, colors on the 20 Lite exhibit a significant blue taint. Users also have the option of adjusting the color temperature through the modes standard, normal, and vibrant. There is also a freely adjustable gamut, which allows users to individually influence color representation.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color space
CalMAN - Color space
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27 ms rise
↘ 31 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

The Honor 20 Lite is well-suited to outdoor use, as long as you stay in the shade. Its brightness is sufficiently high for display contents to remain discernible. Glare and reflections of surrounding objects do occur however, impeding the readability of screen contents.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The Honor 20 Lite's IPS panel has great viewing angles. Screen contents are recognizable at almost every angle without distortions or misrepresented colors. As long as there are no reflections from objects in the near vicinity or glare, the Android smartphone can be used from unusual viewing angles.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Honor 20 Lite Offers Mid-Range Performance

The Honor 20 Lite is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 710 and an ARM Mali-G51 MP4 graphics unit. On top of that there are 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage available. The hardware is able to run most apps that are needed during daily use, while also possessing a few additional resources for slightly more demanding applications.

The 20 Lite achieved scores not unlike those of the Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 in our benchmarks, putting it in the middle range in our comparison. While the 2019 P Smart Plus is equipped with an identical SoC and GPU, it comes with just 3 GB of RAM. However, it only falls behind by a small margin and sometimes even outperforms the Honor smartphone.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2631 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3722 Points ∼51% +41%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4866 Points ∼67% +85%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
3133 Points ∼43% +19%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
7282 Points ∼100% +177%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2631 - 4083, n=9)
3500 Points ∼48% +33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=317)
4676 Points ∼64% +78%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5335 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4105 Points ∼69% -23%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5273 Points ∼88% -1%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5426 Points ∼91% +2%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5975 Points ∼100% +12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (5266 - 5615, n=9)
5457 Points ∼91% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=376)
4682 Points ∼78% -12%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1537 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1329 Points ∼71% -14%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1601 Points ∼85% +4%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1539 Points ∼82% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1875 Points ∼100% +22%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1523 - 1614, n=9)
1561 Points ∼83% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=376)
1413 Points ∼75% -8%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5829 Points ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5293 Points ∼77% -9%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6812 Points ∼100% +17%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5855 Points ∼86% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
6832 Points ∼100% +17%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (5803 - 7141, n=8)
6377 Points ∼93% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=367)
5225 Points ∼76% -10%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7388 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6923 Points ∼78% -6%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8902 Points ∼100% +20%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7004 Points ∼79% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
8346 Points ∼94% +13%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (7004 - 9424, n=9)
8073 Points ∼91% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14439, n=538)
5652 Points ∼63% -23%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2336 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2061 Points ∼77% -12%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2103 Points ∼78% -10%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2272 Points ∼85% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2338 Points ∼87% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2272 - 2336, n=2)
2304 Points ∼86% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=54)
2680 Points ∼100% +15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1220 Points ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
604 Points ∼22% -50%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1249 Points ∼46% +2%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1121 Points ∼42% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1907 Points ∼71% +56%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1121 - 1220, n=2)
1171 Points ∼43% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=54)
2699 Points ∼100% +121%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1365 Points ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
717 Points ∼29% -47%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1373 Points ∼56% +1%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1263 Points ∼51% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1988 Points ∼81% +46%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1263 - 1365, n=2)
1314 Points ∼53% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=54)
2460 Points ∼100% +80%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2109 Points ∼84%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1691 Points ∼67% -20%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2045 Points ∼82% -3%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2006 Points ∼80% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼100% +19%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1851 - 2789, n=10)
2337 Points ∼93% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=373)
1938 Points ∼77% -8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
829 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
549 Points ∼26% -34%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1210 Points ∼56% +46%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
770 Points ∼36% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼100% +159%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (470 - 1194, n=10)
823 Points ∼38% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8206, n=373)
1701 Points ∼79% +105%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
958 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
646 Points ∼29% -33%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1331 Points ∼60% +39%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
892 Points ∼40% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼100% +131%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (563 - 1351, n=10)
957 Points ∼43% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6312, n=374)
1589 Points ∼72% +66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2124 Points ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1710 Points ∼68% -19%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1979 Points ∼79% -7%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1887 Points ∼75% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼100% +18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1656 - 2723, n=10)
2351 Points ∼94% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=401)
1848 Points ∼74% -13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1233 Points ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
823 Points ∼37% -33%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1712 Points ∼77% +39%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1065 Points ∼48% -14%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼96% +74%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (740 - 1378, n=10)
1217 Points ∼55% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 14951, n=401)
2227 Points ∼100% +81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1360 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
930 Points ∼42% -32%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1765 Points ∼80% +30%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1179 Points ∼53% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼100% +63%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (844 - 1534, n=10)
1361 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 8141, n=401)
1905 Points ∼86% +40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2378 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1675 Points ∼67% -30%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2504 Points ∼100% +5%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2246 Points ∼90% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼99% +4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1924 - 2716, n=10)
2444 Points ∼98% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4320, n=452)
1844 Points ∼74% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
710 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
539 Points ∼27% -24%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1200 Points ∼61% +69%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
692 Points ∼35% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼100% +179%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (457 - 856, n=10)
732 Points ∼37% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 6362, n=452)
1404 Points ∼71% +98%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
841 Points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
635 Points ∼31% -24%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1357 Points ∼65% +61%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
818 Points ∼39% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼100% +146%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (550 - 990, n=10)
865 Points ∼42% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 5734, n=453)
1357 Points ∼65% +61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2441 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1687 Points ∼68% -31%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2282 Points ∼92% -7%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2307 Points ∼93% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼100% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1907 - 2654, n=10)
2437 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4454, n=494)
1714 Points ∼69% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
667 Points ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
702 Points ∼35% +5%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1730 Points ∼87% +159%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
744 Points ∼38% +12%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼100% +197%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (568 - 1327, n=10)
1021 Points ∼52% +53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 10008, n=493)
1844 Points ∼93% +176%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
795 Points ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
807 Points ∼39% +2%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1828 Points ∼88% +130%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
876 Points ∼42% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼100% +161%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (673 - 1490, n=10)
1167 Points ∼56% +47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7820, n=496)
1603 Points ∼77% +102%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12321 Points ∼55%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
22441 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13686 Points ∼61%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (11158 - 22668, n=8)
15042 Points ∼67%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=653)
13917 Points ∼62%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13821 Points ∼32%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
24388 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
43514 Points ∼100%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12426 - 22605, n=8)
20033 Points ∼46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 162695, n=651)
20570 Points ∼47%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13457 Points ∼46%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23927 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
29316 Points ∼100%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12120 - 22168, n=8)
18433 Points ∼63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 83518, n=651)
17077 Points ∼58%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
39 fps ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
25 fps ∼34% -36%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
40 fps ∼54% +3%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
34 fps ∼46% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
74 fps ∼100% +90%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (33 - 39, n=9)
37.8 fps ∼51% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 251, n=675)
36 fps ∼49% -8%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
36 fps ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
23 fps ∼40% -36%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
36 fps ∼62% 0%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
32 fps ∼55% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
58 fps ∼100% +61%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (31 - 36, n=9)
34.9 fps ∼60% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=684)
27.6 fps ∼48% -23%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21 fps ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼36% -38%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
24 fps ∼67% +14%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19 fps ∼53% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
36 fps ∼100% +71%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (17 - 21, n=9)
20.3 fps ∼56% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 132, n=581)
20.5 fps ∼57% -2%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
19 fps ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼36% -37%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
21 fps ∼64% +11%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
17 fps ∼52% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +74%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (16 - 19, n=9)
18.4 fps ∼56% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=590)
18.9 fps ∼57% -1%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
14 fps ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼31% -42%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
14 fps ∼54% 0%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
13 fps ∼50% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
26 fps ∼100% +86%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12 - 14, n=9)
13.7 fps ∼53% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 88, n=447)
16.8 fps ∼65% +20%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
13 fps ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps ∼31% -43%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
13 fps ∼54% 0%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
12 fps ∼50% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
24 fps ∼100% +85%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (11 - 13, n=9)
12.6 fps ∼53% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=449)
16.2 fps ∼68% +25%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.2 fps ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2.9 fps ∼31% -31%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5 fps ∼53% +19%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
4.1 fps ∼44% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
9.1 fps ∼97% +117%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2.2 - 7, n=9)
4.22 fps ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 59, n=165)
9.37 fps ∼100% +123%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.6 fps ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.8 fps ∼28% -31%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.2 fps ∼49% +23%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2.6 fps ∼40% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5.8 fps ∼89% +123%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2.6 - 3.5, n=9)
2.76 fps ∼42% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 31, n=164)
6.54 fps ∼100% +152%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.4 fps ∼46%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.2 fps ∼30% -34%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.1 fps ∼58% +27%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.9 fps ∼49% +8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼100% +119%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4.6 - 6.9, n=9)
5.93 fps ∼42% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 59, n=169)
13.9 fps ∼99% +117%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.7 fps ∼29% -33%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.3 fps ∼58% +33%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.4 fps ∼40% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
16 fps ∼100% +129%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4.6 - 7, n=9)
6.31 fps ∼39% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 63, n=169)
15.3 fps ∼96% +119%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7.7 fps ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5.2 fps ∼35% -32%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.3 fps ∼62% +21%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7.7 fps ∼51% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
15 fps ∼100% +95%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (6.9 - 7.7, n=9)
7.57 fps ∼50% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 54, n=372)
11.5 fps ∼77% +49%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.8 fps ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.6 fps ∼35% -32%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.8 fps ∼60% +15%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.8 fps ∼52% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼100% +91%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (6.4 - 7.1, n=9)
6.74 fps ∼52% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 58, n=376)
10.4 fps ∼80% +53%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
131614 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
103205 Points ∼58% -22%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
139138 Points ∼78% +6%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
124870 Points ∼70% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
179353 Points ∼100% +36%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (124870 - 140188, n=9)
134298 Points ∼75% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 398720, n=283)
136819 Points ∼76% +4%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1024 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
974 Points ∼83% -5%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1168 Points ∼100% +14%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1051 Points ∼90% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1172 Points ∼100% +14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (982 - 1212, n=9)
1101 Points ∼94% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1731, n=621)
751 Points ∼64% -27%
Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1462 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1114 Points ∼32% -24%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1942 Points ∼56% +33%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1465 Points ∼42% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3453 Points ∼100% +136%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1450 - 1489, n=9)
1466 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 15969, n=621)
1986 Points ∼58% +36%
Memory (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3096 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1935 Points ∼59% -37%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2588 Points ∼79% -16%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2823 Points ∼86% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2969 Points ∼91% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2823 - 4360, n=9)
3267 Points ∼100% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=621)
1487 Points ∼46% -52%
System (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5238 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3788 Points ∼64% -28%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4474 Points ∼75% -15%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
4826 Points ∼81% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5932 Points ∼100% +13%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4826 - 5568, n=9)
5248 Points ∼88% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 12202, n=621)
2910 Points ∼49% -44%
Overall (sort by value)
Honor 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2220 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1679 Points ∼58% -24%
Motorola One Vision
Samsung Exynos 9609, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2264 Points ∼78% +2%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2140 Points ∼74% -4%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2906 Points ∼100% +31%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2140 - 2445, n=9)
2273 Points ∼78% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=621)
1460 Points ∼50% -34%

Compared to other devices in our comparison, the Honor 20 Lite reaches an average result in our browser benchmarks. Here, it also sometimes scores marginally higher or lower than the Huawei P Smart Plus 2019, depending on the benchmark. During daily use, the browser of the 20 Lite displays web pages quickly and smoothly. Media content loads quickly as well.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 (Chrome 74)
51.398 Points ∼100% +1%
Motorola One Vision (Chrome)
51.084 Points ∼99% 0%
Honor 20 Lite (Chrome 75)
51.061 Points ∼99%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (47 - 55.1, n=8)
50.1 Points ∼97% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
42.7 Points ∼83% -16%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 273, n=518)
39.6 Points ∼77% -22%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.214 Points ∼100% +24%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 108, n=94)
31.9 Points ∼86% +6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (30 - 32.1, n=4)
31 Points ∼83% +3%
Motorola One Vision (Chrome)
30.916 Points ∼83% +3%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 (Chrome 74)
30.18 Points ∼81% +1%
Honor 20 Lite (Chrome 75)
30.008 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
22.65 Points ∼61% -25%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.5 runs/min ∼100% +14%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 123, n=84)
34.9 runs/min ∼93% +6%
Honor 20 Lite (Chrome 75)
33 runs/min ∼88%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (31.2 - 33, n=3)
32 runs/min ∼85% -3%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 (Chome 74)
31.16 runs/min ∼83% -6%
Motorola One Vision (Chrome)
29.9 runs/min ∼80% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
24.1 runs/min ∼64% -27%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
72 Points ∼100% +16%
Motorola One Vision (Chrome)
68 Points ∼94% +10%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 161, n=150)
64.2 Points ∼89% +4%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 (Chrome 74)
63 Points ∼88% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (58 - 69, n=8)
62.3 Points ∼87% 0%
Honor 20 Lite (Chrome 75)
62 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
52 Points ∼72% -16%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
13562 Points ∼100% +41%
Motorola One Vision (Chrome)
9807 Points ∼72% +2%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 (Chrome 74)
9695 Points ∼71% +1%
Honor 20 Lite (Chrome 75)
9591 Points ∼71%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (9041 - 10288, n=9)
9547 Points ∼70% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
7798 Points ∼57% -19%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 43280, n=677)
6450 Points ∼48% -33%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=702)
10678 ms * ∼100% -120%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
4975.8 ms * ∼47% -3%
Honor 20 Lite (Chrome 75)
4852.6 ms * ∼45%
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 (Chrome 74)
4250.7 ms * ∼40% +12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (3999 - 4853, n=9)
4247 ms * ∼40% +12%
Motorola One Vision (Chrome)
4216 ms * ∼39% +13%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
2911.8 ms * ∼27% +40%

* ... smaller is better

128 GB of eMMC storage are available to users of the Honor 20 Lite, although only about 115 GB are available for apps and personal data. In our storage benchmarks, the 20 Lite, again, scores an average result compared to other devices in our comparison. It also narrowly outperforms the Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 in this test.

According to the manufacturer, the internal storage can be expanded by up to 1 TB with a microSD card. With our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the integrated card reader achieves data transfer rates that are on par with the other devices in our comparison.

Honor 20 LiteSamsung Galaxy A40Motorola One VisionHuawei P Smart Plus 2019Xiaomi Mi 9 SEAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-5%
55%
-2%
49%
2%
-25%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
68.76 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
66.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
65.9 (58.8 - 73.5, n=13)
-1%
49 (3.4 - 87.1, n=410)
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
75.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
78.11 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
76.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
77.6 (72.3 - 85.9, n=13)
3%
67.2 (8.1 - 96.5, n=410)
-11%
Random Write 4KB
73.1
13.2
-82%
126.63
73%
77.3
6%
21.86
-70%
35.4 (8.48 - 127, n=15)
-52%
21.3 (0.14 - 250, n=730)
-71%
Random Read 4KB
38.7
75.7
96%
108.15
179%
40.3
4%
115.83
199%
68.5 (20.7 - 108, n=15)
77%
46.1 (1.59 - 196, n=730)
19%
Sequential Write 256KB
200.9
99.6
-50%
192.17
-4%
152.8
-24%
190.1
-5%
172 (90 - 201, n=15)
-14%
94.6 (2.99 - 590, n=730)
-53%
Sequential Read 256KB
288.1
295
2%
499.45
73%
295.4
3%
492.48
71%
286 (144 - 499, n=15)
-1%
266 (12.1 - 1504, n=730)
-8%

Gaming - Enough Gaming Prowess for Popular Titles

The ARM Mali-G51 MP4 graphics unit offers enough performance to display modern games smoothly at medium graphics settings. The titles we tested, "Arena of Valor" and "Asphalt 9: Legends", ran smoothly even on high settings. The touchscreen controls were responsive and did not appear to have any delays. Only longer drag-and-drop movements are hindered somewhat by the applied screen protector. The gyroscope reacted reliably as well and directly relayed smartphone movements to the respective game.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

Emissions - Honor 20 Lite with Decent Speakers

Temperature

Our measurements of the Honor 20 Lite's surfaces reveal temperatures of up to 35.4 °C (~96 °F) during idle and up to 45.1 °C (~113 °F) under load. The smartphone feels particularly warm in the upper half of the device. During our testing, we did not experience any limitations that could be attributed to excessively high temperatures.

Max. Load
 43.9 °C
111 F
39.4 °C
103 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
 45.1 °C
113 F
39.1 °C
102 F
39.4 °C
103 F
 
 43.9 °C
111 F
39.7 °C
103 F
38.6 °C
101 F
 
Maximum: 45.1 °C = 113 F
Average: 40.9 °C = 106 F
34 °C
93 F
36.1 °C
97 F
40.7 °C
105 F
34.8 °C
95 F
37 °C
99 F
41.6 °C
107 F
35.9 °C
97 F
38.6 °C
101 F
42.5 °C
109 F
Maximum: 42.5 °C = 109 F
Average: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.6 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.9 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45.1 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.5 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Thermal image - Front
Thermal image - Front
Thermal image - Back
Thermal image - Back

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The Honor 20 Lite's speaker offers a moderate volume level and a relatively balanced sound, which is characterized by a sharp decline of frequencies below the mids and an underrepresented high end of the spectrum. Thus it is definitely suitable for occasional media playback in quiet environments. For prolonged listening sessions, users should invest in external speakers or headphones, which aside from Bluetooth can also be connected via the 3.5 mm audio jack of the 20 Lite. Plugs snap in firmly and the connection does not negatively impact the sound quality.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.949.12543.643.73138.343.54038.344.55041.244.56334.140.2802733.110028.634.812527.929.116026.131.820025.143.12502245.131520.554.740020.559.350020.661.463018.666.380018.170.8100018.574.4125017.970.4160018.670.3200017.869.8250017.568.8315016.967.1400016.866.550001771.563001771.8800017.269.51000017.1721250017.154.21600017.356.9SPL74.766.430.381.9N34.418.71.453median 18.1median 66.5Delta2.710.3434739.139.832.935.738.838.342.238.732.433.626.728.625.936.929.230.824.930.720.141.719.142.718.952.418.55719.561.117.167.616.170.916.272.515.67216.468.51767.116.363.615.36015.471.515.274.615.271.615.468.715.565.915.45215.548.671.367.173.666.728.781.826.720.828.218.51.250.3median 16.3median 63.62.410.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor 20 LiteHuawei P Smart Plus 2019
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor 20 Lite audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 51% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 41% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - Android Smartphone with Good Battery Life

Energy Consumption

According to our measurements, the Honor 20 Lite consumes at least 0.9 watts during idle and up to 9.1 watts under load. These consumption values are slightly higher than those of other smartphones in our comparison, only the Samsung Galaxy A40 has an identical average consumption.

The included USB charger delivers 10 watts and is thus sufficiently equipped to power the Honor 20 Lite regardless of the load level.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.6 / 2.2 Watt
Load midlight 6 / 9.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Honor 20 Lite
3400 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A40
3100 mAh
Motorola One Vision
3500 mAh
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
3400 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
3070 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
0%
7%
15%
42%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
0.8
11%
0.75
17%
0.8
11%
0.53
41%
Idle Average *
1.6
1.4
12%
2.14
-34%
1.2
25%
1.18
26%
Idle Maximum *
2.2
2.3
-5%
2.27
-3%
2.3
-5%
1.2
45%
Load Average *
6
7.4
-23%
4.36
27%
4.5
25%
3.04
49%
Load Maximum *
9.1
8.6
5%
6.48
29%
7.3
20%
4.83
47%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our Wi-Fi test, which aims to mirror real-world conditions, the Honor 20 Lite lasts for about eleven and a half hours before it needs to be reconnected to a charger. This is a much better result than that of the Huawei P Smart Plus 2019, which despite its identical battery lasts for a significantly shorter amount of time.

The included charger can fully charge the 3,500 mAh battery of the Honor 20 Lite within approximately two hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 25min
Honor 20 Lite
3400 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A40
3100 mAh
Motorola One Vision
3500 mAh
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019
3400 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
3070 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
685
643
-6%
778
14%
523
-24%
510
-26%

Pros

+ good front camera
+ good battery life
+ storage can be expanded by up to 1 TB

Cons

- no USB type-C port
- slow Wi-Fi
- mediocre contrast and black value

Verdict - A Lot of Camera and Not a Lot of Wi-Fi

In review: Honor 20 Lite. Test device provided by:
In review: Honor 20 Lite. Test device provided by:

In our test, the Honor 20 Lite presented itself as solid mid-range smartphone. While the performance level is just average compared to similar devices, the large internal storage and the handy triple-camera are definitely good arguments for a purchase. Additionally, battery life is long and users can expand the internal storage by up to one terabyte. The 20 Lite does lack a true highlight however, although it does not have a lot of competition within its device class when it comes to its strong 32 MP front camera.

While the Honor 20 Lite shines with a 32 MP front camera, it also includes slower Wi-Fi.

The Honor 20 Lite's screen possesses an average brightness; the contrast ratio and black value are mediocre at best compared to the competition however. Additionally, the slow Wi-Fi connection is only able to communicate on the 2.4 GHz band. Since NFC is available and for those who prefer to browse using the mobile network and LTE as well as take high-resolution selfies often, the Honor 20 Lite may still be the right Android smartphone.

Honor 20 Lite - 07/26/2019 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
39 / 60 → 65%
Weight
91%
Battery
94%
Display
85%
Games Performance
46 / 63 → 74%
Application Performance
63 / 70 → 90%
Temperature
85%
Noise
100%
Audio
65 / 91 → 71%
Camera
73%
Average
75%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-07-26 (Update: 2019-07-28)