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Honor 20 Pro Smartphone Review – Quad-Cam and a lot of Stamina

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Marius S.), 08/02/2019

Camera quadruplets. Honor packs a whopping four photographic objectives on the rear of the Honor 20 Pro, which is a slight upgrade over the Honor 20's setup. Read in our test, whether it and the rather beefy battery justify the 100-Euro (~$111) premium for the Pro model.

Honor 20 Pro

This year, Honor is trying to offer the right type of device to even more types of customers by not only offering a cheaper Lite version, but also a Pro version of the Honor 20, the latter of which we are going to take a look at in this review.

The Honor 20 Pro is equipped with a rather large battery and a slightly modified camera setup compared to the standard version of the Honor 20: Next to the main camera on the back, there is a telephoto, macro and a wide-angle lens. The Honor 20 lacks the telephoto objective and comes with a 2 MP camera that is used for depth of field effects instead. Additionally, the Honor 20 Pro is fitted with 2 GB more RAM.

The premium for the Pro model is 100 Euros (~$111), which brings the manufacturer's suggested retail price to 599 Euros (~$667) total. This price class also includes the Samsung Galaxy A80, ZTE Axon 10 Pro, OnePlus 7, and the Nokia 9. Let us take a look at how the Honor 20 Pro fares against its strong competitors.

Honor 20 Pro (20 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.26 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 412 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 243 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: audio output through USB type-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 154.6 x 74 ( = 0.33 x 6.09 x 2.91 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Honor SuperCharge 22,5-Watt
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.4, laser focus, phase focus, OIS, LED flash, video @2160p/​30FPS, video @720p/​960FPS (camera 1); 16.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 8.0MP, f/​2.4, phase focus, OIS, telephoto (camera 3); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.0, video @1080p/​30FPS
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker on the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, quick charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 3.5mm adapter, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 21/​18 (1400Mbps/​200Mbps); SAR value: 1,06 W/kg (body); A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS; aptX HD; notification LED, fanless
Weight
182 g ( = 6.42 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 98 g ( = 3.46 oz / 0.22 pounds)
Price
600 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 – Iridescent Experience

The case is built on a metal frame, the back is made of glass. Honor calls the colors, which reflect green or violet light, Phantom Blue and Phantom Black, respectively. The effect itself looks very classy and nice, which is why it would be a shame to hide the Honor 20 Pro behind an opaque shell.

At 182 grams (~0.40 lb), the device's weight is identical to that of the OnePlus 7 and not particularly low, but unlike the Galaxy A80 it does not belong to the heavyweights in this comparison either. The measurements of our test model are very similar to the OnePlus 7's as well.

By placing the fingerprint sensor inside of the power button on the side of the device, it remains in a rather intuitive position and the back remains unblemished. Instead of a notch on the screen, the camera is located in the top left corner of the display. According to Honor, the screen takes up 91.7% of the front, our measurements put the screen-to-body ratio at just below 85%, which translates to slim but still very noticeable bezels.

Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro

Size Comparison

165.2 mm / 6.5 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 220 g0.485 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs157.7 mm / 6.21 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs154.6 mm / 6.09 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs155 mm / 6.1 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs

Connectivity – Honor Phone with a Lot of Storage

The memory configuration is excellent - 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space are not available on other models at all, the OnePlus 7 in the same configuration  costs 10 Euros more (~$11). On the other hand, you can save 50 Euros (~$56) on the OnePlus 7 by opting for 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space, an identical configuration is only available on the Honor 20 and not on the Honor 20 Pro.

While two SIM cards are supported, the storage cannot be expanded with a microSD card.

The smartphone also features NFC and USB type-C, although the latter only supports USB 2.0 speeds internally and thus does not allow for very fast data transfer rates. While there is no 3.5 mm audio jack, Honor does include a USB type-C to audio jack adapter. On the top edge, there is an indentation, which could hint at an infrared sensor, although at least on our European test model, it is not active.

There is a notification LED inside of the speaker grill in the earphone.

Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Right: Power button with fingerprint sensor, volume control
Right: Power button with fingerprint sensor, volume control
Top edge: Indentation that serves no function, microphone
Top edge: Indentation that serves no function, microphone
Bottom edge: Microphone, USB type-C port, speaker
Bottom edge: Microphone, USB type-C port, speaker

Software – Honor MagicUI with Bloatware

Honor uses Android 9 with MagicUI 2.1.0 as its operating system. While as of this writing, it is still identical to Huawei's EMUI 9, it is possible for Honor to make a lot of their own changes in the future. Unfortunately, there are some bloatware apps. Users who do not like them have the option to uninstall them completely however. The security patches date back to early June 2019, which means they are fairly up-to-date.

Since Honor has obtained a DRM certification, the Honor 20 Pro is suitable for HD videos from popular streaming services.

Software Honor 20 Pro
Software Honor 20 Pro
Software Honor 20 Pro
Software Honor 20 Pro

Communication and GPS – Wi-Fi Could Be Faster

The Honor 20 Pro offers fast LTE with a download rate of up to 1.4 Gbit/s and supports all of the most important LTE bands and although our version lacks several important bands for the US, it should be suitable for most countries in the world. The Honor 20 Pro's signal strength is good in urban areas and inside of buildings, a trait that it most likely has the glass chassis, which many manufacturers currently use to make the job of smartphone antennas easier, to thank for.

While Wi-Fi 5, which supports very fast connections, is available on the Honor 20 Pro, the latest standard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) is still being ignored for now. In our Wi-Fi test with the router Linksys EA8500, the Honor 20 shows itself to be rather slow and is unable to compete with the other devices in our comparison due to data transfer rates of between 250 and 290 Mbit/s. At least, the data transfer rates are relatively stable.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 9 PureView
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
638 (min: 561, max: 664) MBit/s ∼100% +125%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
613 (min: 284, max: 694) MBit/s ∼96% +117%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Adreno 618, 730, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
428 (min: 360, max: 501) MBit/s ∼67% +51%
OnePlus 7
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
388 (min: 361, max: 421) MBit/s ∼61% +37%
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
283 (min: 248, max: 294) MBit/s ∼44%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=434)
226 MBit/s ∼35% -20%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
527 (min: 481, max: 556) MBit/s ∼100% +105%
Nokia 9 PureView
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
523 (min: 421, max: 559) MBit/s ∼99% +104%
OnePlus 7
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
330 (min: 232, max: 365) MBit/s ∼63% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Adreno 618, 730, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
282 (min: 249, max: 327) MBit/s ∼54% +10%
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
257 (min: 216, max: 290) MBit/s ∼49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=434)
216 MBit/s ∼41% -16%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø282 (248-294)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø257 (216-290)
GPS Test next to a window
GPS Test next to a window
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

In our test with the app GPS Test, the Honor 20 Pro fares rather well: We measured an accuracy of within 20 meters (~66 ft) when next to a window and an accuracy of within 4 meters (~13 ft) outdoors. Our position was determined accurately in Google Maps as well.

In our real-world test, the Honor 20 does very well: The difference in the measured distance of our bike ride, on which we also take the professional Navi Garmin Edge 520 for comparison, is only 30 meters (~98 ft). On top of that, the representation of the traversed side of the street on the bridge is more accurate, whereas the Garmin Edge is more precise on dirt tracks. Thus, the Honor 20 Pro can be used for navigation tasks that require a high degree of precision, as well. Our test device supports dual-GPS, which refers to accessing two frequencies for more accurate locating capabilities. Additionally, other satellite networks such as Galileo and GLONASS are supported.

GPS Garmin Edge 520 – Overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – Overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – Bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – Bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – Dirt track
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – Dirt track
GPS Honor 20 Pro – Overview
GPS Honor 20 Pro – Overview
GPS Honor 20 Pro – Bridge
GPS Honor 20 Pro – Bridge
GPS Honor 20 Pro – Dirt track
GPS Honor 20 Pro – Dirt track

Telephony and Call Quality – Solid Calls

The telephony software will look familiar to Huawei and Honor users, since there are no differences compared to the other smartphones of the manufacturer yet. Those who have been using a stock Android device will notice the focus on the dial pad, above which there is a list of recent calls; contacts and favorites can be accessed through tabs.

VoLTE and VoWi-Fi are supported, although we were only offered Wi-Fi calling during our test.

The earpiece is installed above the display, which means that there are no gimmicks such as on the Galaxy A80, which supports sound output through the screen. While the call quality is solid, it is accompanied by slight distortions that make our conversational partner sound less present. Regardless of whether we talk loudly or quietly, our voice is captured well.

On the speaker and with hands-free communication, our conversational partner does not sound very present either, although the sound is overall decent here as well. While users will have to pay attention not to speak too quietly, ambient noise is filtered out fairly well in return.

Cameras – Very Flexible Quad-Cam

Front camera picture
Front camera picture

Honor has poured a lot of effort into the 20 Pro's camera: It is supposed to be flexible and aims to offer a high image quality. In order to achieve this, there are four different optics with different focal lengths and Sony's IMX 586 as the image sensor. While it is used in many of the latest smartphones in this price range and sports a very high resolution, we observed in our recently published comparison of multiple smartphones with this specific sensor that the image quality also heavily depends on the software. Thus, it is still all up in the air for the Honor 20 Pro.

Let us first take a look at the different optics, which are supposed to generate a high degree of flexibility through their different characteristics. The wide-angle lens visibly distorts towards the edges and exhibits a lack of sharpness in these areas as well. While the pictures do not appear to represent details particularly sharply, either, exposure is well-balanced. The main optics offers a significantly increased degree of sharpness and captures details precisely. However, sharpness significantly decreases towards the edges here, as well. The image from the telephoto lens is almost too bright and does not offer very precise details, also the edges tend to fray a lot. The macro lens shows somewhat unclean edges as well. The main camera and the telephoto lens use an optical image stabilizer.

The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels and while it is possible to take pictures at this resolution, the camera defaults to 12 megapixel pictures, combining four pixels into one in order to capture more light. In terms of object photography, the smartphone does very well and we particularly like the image sharpness and the high degree of detail, although the colors appear even clearer still on the iPhone XS Max. We also like the exposure and the low amount of image noise in the landscape picture as well as the very detailed sky on the Honor 20 Pro. While it once again falls behind the iPhone when it comes to low-light pictures since the latter captures even more details, the Honor 20 Pro is more than adequate in this category as well.

There is also a special dedicated night mode, which takes a series of pictures and combines them afterwards. It works very well and increases the level of detail and the brightness level significantly. While we are satisfied with the artificial Bokeh effect in portrait mode, the tip of the right pencil shows that the calculations are not always perfect.

The front camera, which is integrated directly into a hole in the display, takes decent selfies, although the brightness level could be better.

At 4K, video can only be recorded with 30 FPS, 60 FPS is reserved for Full HD and below. However, various filters can be enabled, which for example turn our video into a monochrome film. We like the high degree of sharpness and the speed at which the sensor adjusts to changes in ambient brightness.

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.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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Low-light picture default settings
Low-light picture default settings
Low-light picture night mode
Low-light picture night mode
Picture wide-angle lens
Picture wide-angle lens
Picture standard optics
Picture standard optics
Picture telephoto lens
Picture telephoto lens
Picture macro lens
Picture macro lens
30x hybrid zoom
30x hybrid zoom
Bokeh effect
Bokeh effect

We performed additional tests with the main camera in our lab under controlled lighting conditions. The test chart reveals that text in front of a red background is displayed slightly inaccurately. There are also small issues with sharpness towards the edges. The color representation is slightly too dark overall.

Test chart, photographed
Test chart, photographed
Test chart, detailed view
Color Checker color chart. The bottom half of each box shows the reference color for comparison

Accessories and Warranty – Honor 20 Pro with Included Headset

Honor includes the following accessories: Aside from the quick charger and the USB cable, there is a SIM tool for opening the SIM tray. Furthermore, there is a headset and a USB type-C to 3.5mm audio jack adapter. The display on the front of the device is fitted with a screen protector that is hard to remove. As of this article, Honor does not offer accessories specifically tailored to the Honor 20 Pro on their online shop.

The smartphone comes with a 24-month Warranty. The HiCare app provides first aid for any issues, shows the closest service centers and even offers a maintenance mode, which can be activated before sending the 20 Pro in for repairs to protect unauthorized access to personal data.

Input & Handling – Swift Fingerprint Sensor

The applied screen protector on the display does not negatively impact navigating the menus and the touchscreen is very precise and reliable all the way towards the edges. Thanks to the fast SoC, navigating the menus is a smooth experience.

The fingerprint sensor is located on the right edge of the case within the power button and using it is a real joy: It was so reliable and extremely fast, we sometimes felt as though we had not even yet touched the button and the smartphone had already been unlocked. At the same time, the sensor is very secure and does not unlock the phone when it does not detect the right fingerprint.

Alternatively, face unlock, which reliably recognizes our face and optionally works together with the fingerprint sensor to verify our identity, can be activated. This unlocking method works rather well, too, and in low-light situations, the screen simply lights up and illuminates our face.

Virtual keyboard - portrait mode
Virtual keyboard - portrait mode
Virtual keyboard - landscape mode
Virtual keyboard - landscape mode

Display – Honor 20 Pro with IPS-Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The IPS display makes the Honor 20 Pro an outcast among high-end smartphones: Here, OLED displays are much more common. A good IPS display does not have to be a drawback however.

That said, a quick glance at our measurements reveals that the Honor 20 Pro cannot quite keep up with the other devices in terms of brightness: While at 514 nits, maximum brightness is far from low, many of the latest AMOLED devices can already reach more than 600 nits with the help of the light sensor.

Furthermore, the black value and contrast ratio of the IPS display are not quite as close to perfect as those of the OLED diodes, which can be switched off entirely. Subjectively however, the screen of the Honor 20 Pro looks very high-quality and shines with a good color representation and a high contrast ratio.

499
cd/m²
503
cd/m²
485
cd/m²
507
cd/m²
514
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
504
cd/m²
499
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 514 cd/m² Average: 495.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.06 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 514 cd/m²
Contrast: 1028:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 5.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.3
Honor 20 Pro
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.26
OnePlus 7
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.41
Nokia 9 PureView
P-OLED, 2880x1440, 5.99
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Samsung Galaxy A80
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Screen
21%
34%
5%
11%
Brightness middle
514
603
17%
648
26%
402
-22%
478
-7%
Brightness
495
605
22%
641
29%
399
-19%
486
-2%
Brightness Distribution
92
94
2%
92
0%
92
0%
96
4%
Black Level *
0.5
Contrast
1028
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.1
3.5
31%
2.3
55%
4.1
20%
2.97
42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.8
7.7
1%
5.2
33%
6.5
17%
10.18
-31%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.8
2.7
53%
2.2
62%
3.7
36%
2.5
57%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.266 97%
2.3 96%
2.23 99%
2.031 108%
CCT
8142 80%
6775 96%
6592 99%
7841 83%
6533 99%

* ... 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 333 Hz ≤ 15 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 333 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 333 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9365 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Under a spectrophotometer, the results of our tests reveal a noticeable blue tint. Color deviations are rather small otherwise, although OLED displays are even more precise.

When it comes to color space coverage, sRGB is covered fully, the cinema color space DCI-P3 coverage is above 97%. This allows users to accurately judge the colors on the display, provided it has been set up correctly, which can be useful if you want to print out the pictures or process them professionally.

We detected screen flickering with a frequency of 333 Hz at brightness levels below 15%, which can most likely be attributed to the use of PWM for reducing the display's brightness. The relatively high response times of the screen are more irritating however, and make the smartphone less attractive for gamers.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space Adobe RGB
CalMAN color space Adobe RGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3

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
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 21 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. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

The viewing angles are great, there are only minor changes in brightness when viewing the display from shallow, lateral angles. While the Honor 20 Pro also does well outdoors and screen contents remain recognizable even in very bright environments, reflections obstruct the view more and more in direct sunlight, which is why users should try to stay within the shade.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use – light sensor
Outdoor use – light sensor
Outdoor use – maximum brightness
Outdoor use – maximum brightness

Performance – Not Quite as Fast as a Snapdragon

Since Huawei manufactures their own SoCs, its subsidiary Honor relies on the in-house chips as well and equips the Honor 20 Pro with a HiSilicon Kirin 980. This octa-core SoC offers 2 very fast, 2 fast and 4 energy efficient, slower cores. While it cannot quite compete with the top player of the high-end segment, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, it is still a very fast processor that enables swift menu navigation during daily use and running almost all apps smoothly.

The ARM Mali-G76 MP10 , which is currently one of the fastest smartphone graphics solutions and supports all of the popular interfaces for mobile graphics, serves as the graphics unit. It also comes with an AI unit, which is supposed to improve the efficiency.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5905 Points ∼44%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7372 Points ∼56% +25%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13272 Points ∼100% +125%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7553 Points ∼57% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
7881 Points ∼59% +33%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (5677 - 9870, n=9)
7355 Points ∼55% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=321)
4685 Points ∼35% -21%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9854 Points ∼87%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11388 Points ∼100% +16%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8909 Points ∼78% -10%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10765 Points ∼95% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
6826 Points ∼60% -31%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (9547 - 10024, n=9)
9838 Points ∼86% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=380)
4703 Points ∼41% -52%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3315 Points ∼94%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3510 Points ∼100% +6%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2421 Points ∼69% -27%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3476 Points ∼99% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2436 Points ∼69% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3207 - 3378, n=9)
3303 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=380)
1420 Points ∼40% -57%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
7825 Points ∼81%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9205 Points ∼95% +18%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8415 Points ∼87% +8%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9664 Points ∼100% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
7177 Points ∼74% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (7567 - 9326, n=9)
8450 Points ∼87% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=372)
5257 Points ∼54% -33%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
10278 Points ∼85%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
12095 Points ∼100% +18%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9917 Points ∼82% -4%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11857 Points ∼98% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
8626 Points ∼71% -16%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (9728 - 13531, n=9)
11270 Points ∼93% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14439, n=543)
5690 Points ∼47% -45%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2190 Points ∼66%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3324 Points ∼100% +52%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2857 Points ∼86% +30%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3134 Points ∼94% +43%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2708 Points ∼81% +24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2106 - 3183, n=4)
2640 Points ∼79% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=58)
2695 Points ∼81% +23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2303 Points ∼39%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5862 Points ∼100% +155%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4978 Points ∼85% +116%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5779 Points ∼99% +151%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2160 Points ∼37% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2232 - 4688, n=4)
3459 Points ∼59% +50%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=58)
2763 Points ∼47% +20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2277 Points ∼45%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5012 Points ∼100% +120%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4273 Points ∼85% +88%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4866 Points ∼97% +114%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2262 Points ∼45% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2203 - 4242, n=4)
3222 Points ∼64% +42%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=58)
2512 Points ∼50% +10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2227 Points ∼50%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4416 Points ∼100% +98%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3456 Points ∼78% +55%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4235 Points ∼96% +90%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3160 Points ∼72% +42%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2227 - 4439, n=9)
3299 Points ∼75% +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4635, n=380)
1959 Points ∼44% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2747 Points ∼39%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7089 Points ∼100% +158%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5828 Points ∼82% +112%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7083 Points ∼100% +158%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2438 Points ∼34% -11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2747 - 4361, n=9)
3868 Points ∼55% +41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=380)
1759 Points ∼25% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2611 Points ∼42%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6249 Points ∼100% +139%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5057 Points ∼81% +94%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6162 Points ∼99% +136%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2568 Points ∼41% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2611 - 4317, n=9)
3680 Points ∼59% +41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6875, n=381)
1633 Points ∼26% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3288 Points ∼75%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4405 Points ∼100% +34%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3368 Points ∼76% +2%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4120 Points ∼94% +25%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3025 Points ∼69% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2421 - 4493, n=9)
3422 Points ∼78% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=409)
1869 Points ∼42% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3612 Points ∼35%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10302 Points ∼100% +185%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8435 Points ∼82% +134%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10279 Points ∼100% +185%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3635 Points ∼35% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2536 - 5893, n=9)
4289 Points ∼42% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=409)
2338 Points ∼23% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3535 Points ∼45%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7940 Points ∼100% +125%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6322 Points ∼80% +79%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7716 Points ∼97% +118%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3479 Points ∼44% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2525 - 5511, n=9)
4053 Points ∼51% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=409)
1966 Points ∼25% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3380 Points ∼83%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4093 Points ∼100% +21%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3418 Points ∼84% +1%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4093 Points ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3215 Points ∼79% -5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3380 - 4216, n=9)
3820 Points ∼93% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4492, n=460)
1866 Points ∼46% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2082 Points ∼33%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6336 Points ∼100% +204%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5123 Points ∼81% +146%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6356 Points ∼100% +205%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2244 Points ∼35% +8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2082 - 4400, n=9)
3851 Points ∼61% +85%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=460)
1451 Points ∼23% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2276 Points ∼40%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5648 Points ∼100% +148%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4612 Points ∼81% +103%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5661 Points ∼100% +149%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
2405 Points ∼42% +6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2276 - 4264, n=9)
3828 Points ∼68% +68%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=461)
1398 Points ∼25% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3899 Points ∼96%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4068 Points ∼100% +4%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3179 Points ∼78% -18%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3919 Points ∼96% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3211 Points ∼79% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3548 - 4215, n=9)
3887 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4454, n=501)
1730 Points ∼43% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3749 Points ∼37%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10008 Points ∼100% +167%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8053 Points ∼80% +115%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9932 Points ∼99% +165%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3478 Points ∼35% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2347 - 5431, n=9)
4073 Points ∼41% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=500)
1890 Points ∼19% -50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3781 Points ∼50%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7556 Points ∼100% +100%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6007 Points ∼79% +59%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7407 Points ∼98% +96%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3415 Points ∼45% -10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2567 - 4996, n=9)
3987 Points ∼53% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8136, n=503)
1635 Points ∼22% -57%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
20828 Points ∼58%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
36069 Points ∼100% +73%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
23877 Points ∼66% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
19389 Points ∼54% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (19993 - 37164, n=9)
27400 Points ∼76% +32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=662)
14069 Points ∼39% -32%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
42308 Points ∼40%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
83854 Points ∼79% +98%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
106799 Points ∼100% +152%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
51091 Points ∼48% +21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (42128 - 67956, n=9)
53493 Points ∼50% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=660)
21672 Points ∼20% -49%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
34420 Points ∼53%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
64782 Points ∼100% +88%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60279 Points ∼93% +75%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
37475 Points ∼58% +9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (34035 - 57073, n=9)
44122 Points ∼68% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=660)
17599 Points ∼27% -49%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
68 fps ∼41%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
167 fps ∼100% +146%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
151 fps ∼90% +122%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
166 fps ∼99% +144%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
84 fps ∼50% +24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (68 - 138, n=9)
106 fps ∼63% +56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=683)
37.5 fps ∼22% -45%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
56 fps ∼93%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +7%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +7%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
59 fps ∼98% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
59 fps ∼98% +5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (55 - 62, n=9)
58.6 fps ∼98% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=692)
27.9 fps ∼47% -50%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
40 fps ∼40%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
100 fps ∼100% +150%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
83 fps ∼83% +108%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
100 fps ∼100% +150%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
42 fps ∼42% +5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (40 - 91, n=9)
68 fps ∼68% +70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=589)
21.6 fps ∼22% -46%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
37 fps ∼62%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +62%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
50 fps ∼83% +35%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
59 fps ∼98% +59%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
36 fps ∼60% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (37 - 60, n=9)
54.3 fps ∼91% +47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=598)
19.2 fps ∼32% -48%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
25 fps ∼36%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
67 fps ∼96% +168%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼86% +140%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
70 fps ∼100% +180%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
30 fps ∼43% +20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (25 - 56, n=9)
44 fps ∼63% +76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=455)
17.7 fps ∼25% -29%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
39 fps ∼68%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼100% +46%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
32 fps ∼56% -18%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
57 fps ∼100% +46%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
26 fps ∼46% -33%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (24 - 54, n=9)
42.9 fps ∼75% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=457)
16.6 fps ∼29% -57%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
21 fps ∼81%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
26 fps ∼100% +24%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13 fps ∼50% -38%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
25 fps ∼96% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
10 fps ∼38% -52%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (19 - 21, n=8)
20.3 fps ∼78% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=173)
10.2 fps ∼39% -51%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
14 fps ∼82%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼100% +21%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼82% 0%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
6.8 fps ∼40% -51%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (13 - 14, n=8)
13.6 fps ∼80% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=172)
7.03 fps ∼41% -50%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
31 fps ∼82%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
38 fps ∼100% +23%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
21 fps ∼55% -32%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
38 fps ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
16 fps ∼42% -48%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (18 - 32, n=8)
29.4 fps ∼77% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=177)
14.8 fps ∼39% -52%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
32 fps ∼74%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
43 fps ∼100% +34%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
37 fps ∼86% +16%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼98% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
18 fps ∼42% -44%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (30 - 36, n=8)
32.8 fps ∼76% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=177)
16.5 fps ∼38% -48%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
25 fps ∼60%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼100% +68%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼83% +40%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼100% +68%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
17 fps ∼40% -32%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (17 - 33, n=9)
28.4 fps ∼68% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=380)
12.1 fps ∼29% -52%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
15 fps ∼41%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
37 fps ∼100% +147%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
19 fps ∼51% +27%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
37 fps ∼100% +147%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
15 fps ∼41% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (15 - 30, n=9)
23.6 fps ∼64% +57%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=384)
10.8 fps ∼29% -28%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
289298 Points ∼78%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
370908 Points ∼100% +28%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
287123 Points ∼77% -1%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
371848 Points ∼100% +29%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
202586 Points ∼54% -30%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (268359 - 316199, n=9)
292583 Points ∼79% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=291)
141726 Points ∼38% -51%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
1274 Points ∼89%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
1407 Points ∼98% +10%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1317 Points ∼92% +3%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1431 Points ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
1117 Points ∼78% -12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (1239 - 1430, n=9)
1329 Points ∼93% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=627)
755 Points ∼53% -41%
Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
6768 Points ∼71%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9477 Points ∼100% +40%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7918 Points ∼84% +17%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9361 Points ∼99% +38%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3855 Points ∼41% -43%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (4963 - 7758, n=9)
6356 Points ∼67% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=627)
2034 Points ∼21% -70%
Memory (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5405 Points ∼86%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5610 Points ∼90% +4%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4072 Points ∼65% -25%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6253 Points ∼100% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3435 Points ∼55% -36%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (5210 - 6283, n=9)
5631 Points ∼90% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=627)
1505 Points ∼24% -72%
System (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
7597 Points ∼85%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8986 Points ∼100% +18%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7940 Points ∼88% +5%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8652 Points ∼96% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
6484 Points ∼72% -15%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (7597 - 8604, n=9)
8112 Points ∼90% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=627)
2953 Points ∼33% -61%
Overall (sort by value)
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4338 Points ∼84%
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5089 Points ∼98% +17%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4285 Points ∼83% -1%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5188 Points ∼100% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A80
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 8192
3129 Points ∼60% -28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (4014 - 4746, n=9)
4419 Points ∼85% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=627)
1479 Points ∼29% -66%

In terms of browser performance, the Honor 20 Pro is in the middle range of our comparison. This still translates to fast browsing speeds and short loading times for web pages during daily use. Those who want the fastest browsing experience possible should take a look at the OnePlus 7, which comes in first among the devices in our comparison.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
63.057 Points ∼100% +23%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (48.4 - 60.9, n=6)
53.1 Points ∼84% +4%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
52.718 Points ∼84% +3%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
51.24 Points ∼81%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
44.6 Points ∼71% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A80 (Chrome 75)
40.021 Points ∼63% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=100)
35.5 Points ∼56% -31%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
OnePlus 7 (Chome 74)
67.9 runs/min ∼100% +14%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
66.3 runs/min ∼98% +12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (58.3 - 67.8, n=6)
61.7 runs/min ∼91% +4%
Honor 20 Pro (Chome 75)
59.4 runs/min ∼87%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
50.47 runs/min ∼74% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=89)
39.6 runs/min ∼58% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A80 (Chome 75)
38.9 runs/min ∼57% -35%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
110 Points ∼100% +11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (86 - 124, n=9)
103 Points ∼94% +4%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
99 Points ∼90%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
98 Points ∼89% -1%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
89 Points ∼81% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A80 (Chrome 75)
77 Points ∼70% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=158)
66.8 Points ∼61% -33%
Octane V2 - Total Score
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
25640 Points ∼100% +24%
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
25051 Points ∼98% +22%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (20618 - 23285, n=9)
21662 Points ∼84% +5%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
20618 Points ∼80%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
16484 Points ∼64% -20%
Samsung Galaxy A80 (Chrome 75)
16358 Points ∼64% -21%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=685)
6706 Points ∼26% -67%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=710)
10594 ms * ∼100% -337%
Samsung Galaxy A80 (Chrome 75)
3027 ms * ∼29% -25%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
2424 ms * ∼23%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
2375 ms * ∼22% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (1948 - 3098, n=9)
2189 ms * ∼21% +10%
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
1958 ms * ∼18% +19%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
1851.7 ms * ∼17% +24%

* ... smaller is better

While the UFS 2.1 flash storage inside of our Honor test model is a very modern storage medium, OnePlus has already set new standards with their latest phones and UFS 3.0 storage. Due to this, the Honor 20 is equipped with rather fast storage, but unable to match the OnePlus 7, particularly in terms of sequential reading and writing. On the other hand, it is significantly faster when it comes  to random reading operations.

Access times are quick overall on the Honor 20 Pro, which benefits the loading times of apps and makes the system more responsive overall.

Honor 20 ProOnePlus 7Nokia 9 PureViewZTE Axon 10 ProSamsung Galaxy A80Average 256 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
13%
-36%
25%
-46%
-14%
-72%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
68.2
49.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=417)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
88.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.6
67.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=417)
Random Write 4KB
160.4
28.7
-82%
20.18
-87%
189.53
18%
21.6
-87%
98.1 (22.1 - 160, n=7)
-39%
21.5 (0.14 - 250, n=735)
-87%
Random Read 4KB
173.6
175.3
1%
131.98
-24%
150.36
-13%
117.5
-32%
153 (127 - 174, n=7)
-12%
46.6 (1.59 - 196, n=735)
-73%
Sequential Write 256KB
247.3
392
59%
200.3
-19%
503.04
103%
190.4
-23%
245 (228 - 253, n=7)
-1%
95.5 (2.99 - 590, n=735)
-61%
Sequential Read 256KB
843.1
1463
74%
727.97
-14%
768.93
-9%
501.5
-41%
807 (687 - 873, n=7)
-4%
269 (12.1 - 1504, n=735)
-68%

Gaming – 60 Hz on the Honor 20 Pro?

The Honor 20 Pro is able to run games at 60 Hz and the appropriate frame rate is maintained consistently in "Arena of Valor". In "Asphalt 9", it maintains a steady 30 FPS, which hints at very high gaming performance as well.

The Controls via touchscreen and gyroscope work very well, we were able to confirm this again with the endless runner "Temple Run 2".

The Magic UI 2.1 also includes GPU Turbo 3.0, which aims to improve battery life in certain games, without negatively impacting the frame rate. This is a nice feature for gamers who travel a lot, although it is not exclusive to the Honor 20 Pro but also available on cheaper models such as the Honor 20 Lite.

Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
010203040506070Tooltip
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.30.2.4: Ø59.9 (35-61)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.30.2.4: Ø59.9 (44-61)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 1.6.3a: Ø29.6 (28-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 1.6.3a: Ø29.6 (28-31)

Emissions – High Temperatures are Possible

Temperature

GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test T-Rex

The Honor 20 Pro gets very warm under continuous load, we were able to measure up to 43.7 °C (110.66 °F) on the upper half of the front. This is a very noticeable increase in temperature that can feel uncomfortable, depending on the circumstances. Those who only run games and demanding applications occasionally will experience substantially more modest temperatures.

Due to an odd bug, we are unable to provide GFXBench results here: After completing the battery test, we are not presented with the results and instead get sent back to the benchmark selection screen. The high temperatures of the exterior, which no other device with the same SoC has exhibited thus far, may force the processor to throttle when under continuous load. GFXBench's less demanding T-Rex battery test runs without any issues however and during it, the SoC is not throttled.

Max. Load
 43.5 °C
110 F
40.8 °C
105 F
39.9 °C
104 F
 
 43.7 °C
111 F
40.8 °C
105 F
40 °C
104 F
 
 43.1 °C
110 F
40.8 °C
105 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
Maximum: 43.7 °C = 111 F
Average: 41.3 °C = 106 F
38.3 °C
101 F
40.6 °C
105 F
41.9 °C
107 F
38.2 °C
101 F
41.2 °C
106 F
43.2 °C
110 F
38.4 °C
101 F
40.3 °C
105 F
43 °C
109 F
Maximum: 43.2 °C = 110 F
Average: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.8 °C = 107 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.3 °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 43.7 °C / 111 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 43.2 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Thermal image (back)
Thermal image (back)
Thermal image (front)
Thermal image (front)

Speaker

Speaker test pink noise
Speaker test pink noise

A mono speaker for a phone of the Honor 20 Pro's caliber (and price) is not in line with current trends and something OnePlus has done away with with its latest device family. This just makes the 20 Pro's single speaker on the bottom edge all the more irritating for Honor fans.

At least, it is relatively loud and the sound reproduction is relatively linear according to the chart, both of which are a good thing. The lower mids are less present than on the OnePlus 7, although the upper mids on the Honor 20 Pro appear more balanced.

There is no longer an analogue audio output on the Honor 20 Pro, but there is an adapter for the USB type-C port. Those who wish to use a headset can either opt for the wired variant or use Bluetooth, the latter of which supports Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD. The Honor 20 Pro also supports virtual 9.1 sound via headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2046.944.52538.3373131.831.64034.132.25044396331.729.4802524.510026.731.112523.933.216021.843.420020.351.125019.657.431518.860.540017.563.850020.166.963019.767.580017.368.2100017.472.7125015.473160016.476.1200016.477.2250015.573.5315015.669.2400015.768.8500016.174.763001673.8800016.571.91000016.363.91250015.962.11600015.854SPL2969.784.9N1.223.761.2median 16.5median 67.5Delta2940.242.244.145.434.135.238.141.338.939.5303425.928.825.329.123.236.120.546.220.451.92056.918.658.617.356.217.255.820.263.119.667.616.173.913.978.515.280.815.574.414.56614.266.714.169.515.969.815.368.814.96714.662.514.960.714.757.174.265.528.362.985.62818.11.115.556.2median 15.9median 63.12.46.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor 20 ProOnePlus 7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor 20 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 6% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 62% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

OnePlus 7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 12% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life – Honor 20 Pro with Long Runtimes

Energy Consumption

There are noticeably more economic smartphones than the Honor 20 Pro, even within the same price class. Under maximum load, our test devices was relatively economical compared to its competitors, although the OnePlus 7's consumption was slightly lower in all of the other categories.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.4 / 2.6 Watt
Load midlight 5 / 6.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Honor 20 Pro
4000 mAh
OnePlus 7
3700 mAh
Nokia 9 PureView
3320 mAh
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A80
3700 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
16%
-27%
20%
18%
-6%
7%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
0.6
33%
1.65
-83%
0.76
16%
0.6
33%
0.794 (0.6 - 0.97, n=9)
12%
0.877 (0.2 - 3.4, n=769)
3%
Idle Average *
1.4
1.1
21%
2.34
-67%
1.15
18%
1.2
14%
2.04 (0.9 - 2.6, n=9)
-46%
1.734 (0.6 - 6.2, n=768)
-24%
Idle Maximum *
2.6
2
23%
2.43
7%
1.18
55%
1.4
46%
2.37 (1.83 - 2.77, n=9)
9%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=769)
22%
Load Average *
5
4
20%
5.02
-0%
3.95
21%
5
-0%
4.91 (3.74 - 6.3, n=9)
2%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=763)
19%
Load Maximum *
6.9
8
-16%
6.51
6%
7.49
-9%
7.1
-3%
7.51 (6.15 - 9.85, n=9)
-9%
5.9 (1.2 - 14.2, n=763)
14%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

At 4,000 mAh, the Honor 20 Pro's battery capacity is fairly generous, the other devices in our comparison tend to have smaller batteries. This is very noticeable when it comes to runtimes as well, since devices such as the Nokia 9 PureView with its battery capacity of only 3,320 mAh cannot compete with the P20 Pro.

As for the actual numbers: Our test device lasts for 13:16 hours in our Wi-Fi test and for 4:47 hours under full load. While these results are very good, the OnePlus 7 tops them despite its slightly smaller battery, particularly in the Wi-Fi test. Overall, both smartphones play at around the same, high level, even though the OnePlus device has the edge by a small margin.

The new quick charging technology Honor SuperCharge with 22.5 watts of power has proven itself during our test: Charging the battery, which does have a rather large capacity, only takes less than an hour. Those who can only charge their smartphone for a short time still get close to 20% charge after just 10 minutes.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 50min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
13h 16min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
15h 14min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 47min
Honor 20 Pro
4000 mAh
OnePlus 7
3700 mAh
Nokia 9 PureView
3320 mAh
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A80
3700 mAh
Battery Runtime
3%
-32%
-7%
-13%
Reader / Idle
2030
1989
-2%
1250
-38%
1927
-5%
1796
-12%
H.264
914
933
2%
732
-20%
1068
17%
902
-1%
WiFi v1.3
796
901
13%
486
-39%
680
-15%
713
-10%
Load
287
278
-3%
202
-30%
217
-24%
200
-30%

Pros

+ very sleek case
+ extremely snappy fingerprint sensor
+ high-speed quick charge
+ long battery life
+ very flexible camera...
+ ... with great details (depending on the scene)
+ precise locating capabilities
+ a lot of storage space

Cons

- slow Wi-Fi
- not a world phone
- mono speaker
- display with slow response times
- camera exhibits a few sharpness issues

Verdict – Unique with a Lot of Highlights

In Review: Honor 20 Pro. Test device courtesy of Honor Germany
In Review: Honor 20 Pro. Test device courtesy of Honor Germany

Honor has taken bold steps with the 20 Pro: An IPS display in a high-end smartphone? That is a rare choice nowadays. The display is of high quality regardless and displays colors rather accurately with the right settings. Since stereo speakers can be found on many current smartphones, the mono speaker, much like the comparatively slow response times of the screen, represents a much bigger blunder.

At the same time however, Honor's latest flagship shines with a few real highlights: Both the incredibly fast fingerprint sensor inside of the power button and the new quick charging technology, which allows for very fast charging regardless of the smartphone's large battery, are worth mentioning. Apropos battery: Although the battery lasts for a long time, users do not have to relinquish performance, devices with a Snapdragon 855 are a smidgen faster however.

A monster in terms of storage space and battery capacity: The Honor 20 Pro offers a lot relative to its price and only comes with minor drawbacks.

Additionally, the large storage configuration gives the Honor 20 Pro an edge in terms of price/performance and makes the lack of microSD support slightly less painful. Another strength of the phone is its very precise GPS.

Although the most heavily advertised feature, the camera, is very flexible thanks to its four different optics, it cannot quite compete with the very top end of high-end cameras in terms of image quality. This is due to the minor sharpness issues towards the edges, the 30-FPS limit for 4K video and the good but not great Bokeh effect. We were impressed by the great amount of detail however.

If the minor drawbacks do not bother you too much, the Honor 20 Pro is most definitely a good choice.

Honor 20 Pro - 09/27/2019 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
98%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
85%
Games Performance
33 / 64 → 51%
Application Performance
74 / 86 → 86%
Temperature
85%
Noise
100%
Audio
80 / 90 → 89%
Camera
66%
Average
77%
83%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-08- 2 (Update: 2019-08- 4)