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Honor 20 Lite

Specifications

Honor 20 Lite
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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.84% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 39 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 76%, features: 65%, display: 81% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Honor 20 Lite

84.6% Honor 20 Lite Review: Selfie Smartphone with GPU Turbo | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Honor 20 Lite
Source: Gadgetspeak English
If you want a SmartPhone that can offer almost everything that the latest super offerings can do but at a lower price then this unit from Honor may well tick all the boxes. A lot of recent phones are sold on the cameras capabilities and this one has AI built in.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Honor 20 Lite: Does it delight?
Source: Fudzilla English
The phone is a smart looking little baby with more than adequate performance and certainly looks the part, even if it lacks all of the features its higher end cousins pack. In value for money terms, now the price has dropped to £210, I think it fits the bill.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2019
80% Honor 20 Lite smartphone review
Source: It Pro English
A word on the current Huawei vs US Government situation: Google has confirmed that it will support Huawei and Honor smartphones that have already been released to market and that includes the Honor 20 series (Lite, Normal and Pro). It means that you are likely to see Android 10 and 11 - with full Google Services - land on these smartphones in the future despite the ongoing ban.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Honor 20 Lite review: Savvy SIM-free purchase for those on a modest budget
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Honor 20 Lite is an affordable and well designed phone, bringing good looks with ample performance for the price. If you're looking to grab a SIM-free handset that'll do you proud this is a good option - but there is cheaper competition with similar feature sets out there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Honor 20 Lite Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Honor 20 Lite is one of the funkiest-looking phones in its class. It has a classic Honor gradient finish, a very modern front-on appearance. And the triple camera array will make people guess you spent more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2019
80% Honor 20 Lite review
Source: Stuff TV English
Great-looking phones at affordable prices is Honor's raison d'etre. If you can't afford a proper flagship, but want similar styling punch and a few of the same features, Honor usually has something for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
HONOR 20 Lite review - Nice budget-friendly smartphone just short of perfection
Source: Tech Nave English
For a phone that's RM949 with a triple rear camera setup, has nice gradient phantom colours and decent tech specs that are good enough to get by or get your game on, I think the HONOR 20 Lite is just nice for those who like taking landscape photos with their pretty new smartphone. But the tinny sound quality may make some users a bit put off, so if you're the type that watches or listens to a lot of high quality audio content, maybe you should plug in your 3.5mm headphone or earphones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2019
70% Honor 20 Lite review
Source: Techradar English
Honor has crafted another fine-all-round budget contender in the Honor 20 Lite, with a camera that’s capable of good things. However, it hasn’t advanced much beyond the Honor 10 Lite, and you can find better value elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
92% Đánh giá Honor 20 Lite: Camera selfie 32 MP, ba camera sau, mặt lưng gradient
Source: Tech Times English
Với giá bán gần 6 triệu đồng, Honor 20 Lite đã mang đến được cho người dùng một chiếc smartphone đẹp với mặt lưng chuyển sắc, camera selfie 32 MP, camera sau hỗ trợ chụp ảnh góc siêu rộng, hiệu năng khá và thời lượng dùng pin đáng khen. Honor 20 Lite là đối thủ đáng gờm ở phân khúc tầm trung. Sản phẩm không chỉ sở hữu thiết kế đẹp, hiệu năng khá mà còn đáp ứng tốt các nhu cầu chụp ảnh từ phong cảnh đến selfie. Hơn hết, giá bán lại rất phải chăng.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 93% display: 93% mobility: 85% workmanship: 97%
90% Honor 20 Lite review
Source: PC Advisor English
With the Honor 10 Lite now costing as little as £169.99, you’re paying £80 more for the 20 LIte. And it could well be worth it if those cameras are important to you. But in most other respects, they are very similar phones with similar specs. Really, only a slight change in design and upgraded cameras differentiate the two.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
68% [Review] HONOR 20 Lite – Triple Camera Delight
Source: Hitech Century English
The HONOR 20 Lite offers fair performance for its price range, generous storage capacity and a good rear triple camera shoehorned into a shiny looking package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Recensione Honor 20 Lite by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Honor 20 Lite Recensione: Un Buon Telefono Che Non Convince
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
72% Recensione HONOR 20 lite
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 65%
71% Recensione Honor 20 Lite
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 50% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Honor 20 Lite: vorrei ma non posso | Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2019
75% Review: Honor 20 Lite – niet heel veel beter dan de Honor 10 Lite
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
Honor 20 Lite review: kleurrijk toestel komt niet uit de verf
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; elegant design; long battery life; 128GB ROM. Negative: Poor cameras; average display; only microUSB port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2019
60% Test - Honor 20 Lite : on prend le même et on recommence ?
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% [ TEST ] Honor 20 Lite : une mise à jour aboutie mais loin d’être indispensable
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Test Du Honor 20 Lite : Copier - Coller
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Test du Honor 20 Lite : le principal, c’est l’essentiel
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test du Honor 20 Lite : une concurrence énervée
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Attractive price; beautiful design; great built quality; nice display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: No USB-C; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2019
67% Honor 20 Lite – doprawdy przedziwny sprzęt (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 67%
Kiepski moment na premierę całkiem niezłego telefonu. Recenzja Honor 20 Lite
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; beautiful design; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2019
Test Honor 20 Lite - smartfon bardziej lite niż myślisz
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Attractive design; nice performance; decent autonomy; support NFC chip; good price. Negative: No LED notification; only MicroUSB port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Recenze: Honor 20 lite – sympatické trojočko
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; nice design; great display; excellent cameras; solid workmanship. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2019
82% Đánh giá chi tiết Honor 20 Lite: Xứng đáng với mức giá 5,99 triệu đồng
Source: TechZ VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 82%
Ra mắt Honor 20 Lite với 3 camera sau, giá phải chăng
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Nice triple cameras; good price; decent processor; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2019
Trên tay Honor 20 Youth Edition: Màn AMOLED, 3 camera, Kirin 710F, giá từ 4,6 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice triple cameras; powerful processor; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2019
Honor 20 Lite: Camera 3 ống kính, thiết kế đẹp, cấu hình mạnh, nhưng chỉ hơn 5 triệu đồng!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; powerful hardware; nice performance; great triple cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2019
Honor 20 Lite: Chiếc smartphone 3 camera sau giá trị nhất trong phân khúc
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Impressive triple cameras; premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2019
Đánh giá Honor 20 Lite: đẹp, hiệu năng ổn và 3 camera tiện dụng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice performance; great triple cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Ảnh thực tế Honor 20 Lite với 4 camera tích hợp AI, mặt lưng chuyển màu
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; smart AI mode; beautiful design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2019
Trên tay Honor 20 Lite, có gì hấp dẫn ở mức giá 6 triệu đồng?
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice performance; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2019
Trên tay Honor 20 Lite: Thiết kế tuyệt đẹp, 3 camera chính, camera selfie 32MP, giá chỉ 5,99 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice triple main camera; impressive selfie camera; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2019
Honor 20 Lite ra mắt tại VN - camera selfie 32 MP, giá 6 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive selfie camera; attractive price; beautiful design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2019
Honor 20 Lite ra mắt thị trường Việt: camera trước 32MP, giá 6 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive selfie camera; decent hardware; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2019
66% Test: Honor 20 Lite - Inte självklart val
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 66%

Comment

Model: The Honor 20 Lite was introduced as the alternate rendition of the original namesake model in the anticipated line-up of the Honor 20 series. It is meant to represent itself as an affordable option for customers who are both curious and keen to partake in the Honor brand’s latest technology and design while balancing on top of a budgeted expenditure. Be it the low price point or the unique aesthetic appeal, there is much to be discussed in the light of the Honor 20 Lite.

First and foremost, what catches the attention of the eye the most is the Honor 20 Lite’s colorful physical appearance. The Honor 20 Lite takes on an auroral perspective rather than the conventional matte or metallic sheen of a single color choice, which has seen their fair share of competition and lifespan in the industry. The color-shifting properties of the Honor 20 Lite’s physique is credited towards the advancement of 3D photolithography technology. Available in both Phantom Red or Phantom Blue variations, reflection of light upon the Honor 20 Lite’s framed structure ought to play colorful tricks to the eyes, thus making this particular smartphone model an ideal attraction for those who are looking to add gleams and lusters into their life.

For a budget palm-sized smartphone, the Honor 20 Lite offers more than adequate for its clientele’s satisfaction. The Honor 20 Lite comes equipped with 24 MP AI Triple-Lens Rear Camera which guarantees effortless snapshots. This camera features a f/1.8 wide-aperture lens and a Quadra CFA sensor, which functions as a medium to capture color information with precision. The AI feature of the Honor 20 Lite’s camera is capable of recognizing multiple background scenes, 22 categories of objects, and over 500 scenarios in a single snapshot, thus enabling professional-grade films to be produced with as little flaws as possible.

In addition, the Honor 20 Lite is powered by a Kirin 710 chipset. This chipset, fabricated on TSMC’s 12 nm process, features four Cortex-A73 big cores operating up to an impressive pace of 2.2 GHz. These cores are further accompanied by four other Cortex-A53 little cores that can work up to 1.7 GHz. The efficient collaboration of progress contributed from all these cores within the Kirin 710 chipset necessitates the fact that the Honor 20 Lite is more than capable of sustaining heavy editing apps which can potentially demand more raw power from the CPU. Web browsing and messaging apps will bear testimony to a smoothness in performance courtesy of the highly-efficient cores housed by the Kirin 710 chipset.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G51 MP4: Integrated mid range graphics card with 4 clusters. Beware the results in the Mate 20 Lite, that detects benchmarks and boosts the performance.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Kirin 710: ARM based octa-core SoC containing four Cortex-A73 cores for performance tasks (up to 2.2 GHz) and four Cortex-A53 cores (up to 1.7 GHz) to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio (600 MBps down) and a ARM Mali-G51MP4 GPU. The SoC is manufactured at TSMC in 12nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

6.21":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.164 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Honor:

In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).


75.84%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Honor 9X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei Nova 5i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei P20 Lite 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei P Smart Z 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Honor 20i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei P Smart+ 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Honor 10i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei Enjoy 9S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei Nova 4e
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei Y9 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Honor 9X Pro
unknown, unknown, 6.59", 0.206 kg
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.26", 0.182 kg
Honor 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.26", 0.174 kg
Honor 8S
PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, 5.71", 0.146 kg
Honor 8A
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.09", 0.15 kg

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Honor MagicBook VLT-W50
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-05-24)