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Honor 20 Smartphone Review: a quad camera in a midrange smartphone

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Katherine Bodner), 08/20/2019

In-screen cam and a lot of storage. Honor is pushing down the price for smartphones with high-end equipment. 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage as well as a quad camera sound great on paper and the other features look promising as well. Find out what the $500 phone really has to offer in our review.

Honor 20

Last year's Honor 10 already proved to be a smartphone with a brilliant price-to-performance ratio and a great camera. Unfortunately, the Honor 20 has inherited the missing microSD card reader. But to make up for that, it now has a larger internal storage with a capacity of 128 GB. Honor has also equipped its new midrange smartphone with 6 GB of RAM, a HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC and an ARM Mali G76 MP10 GPU. The Honor 20 Pro offers the same hardware but has even larger storage options. 

We will find out whether the additional $100 surcharge for the Pro version is worth considering and compare our test unit to its competitors. These include the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, the Asus ZenFone 6 and the Google Pixel 3a XL. You can also add other smartphones to the comparison at the bottom of every table.

Honor 20 (20 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.26 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 412 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 116 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 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, GSM (900/1800), 3G WCDMA (900/2100), 4G LTE (1/3/8/20/28/38/40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.87 x 154.25 x 73.97 ( = 0.31 x 6.07 x 2.91 in)
Battery
3750 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Quad: 48MP (f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2", 0.8µm) + 16MP (wide angle, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/3.1") + 2MP (f/2.4, 27mm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.0, 0.8µm
Additional features
Speakers: 2, Keyboard: onscreen, USB AC adapter, USB Type-C cable, USB Type-C to 3.5-mm-audio jack adapter, LED for notifications, Magic UI 2.1.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.84 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.29 W/kg, fanless
Weight
174 g ( = 6.14 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 68 g ( = 2.4 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
499 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 - Android smartphone with fingerprint reader on the side

The Honor 20 is available in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue. Its metal frame has uniform coloring while the back features a slight color gradient. The camera with three lenses and a flash is positioned on the back in the top left corner and stands out slightly. Honor has included a smaller macro lens next to this unit. The fingerprint reader is positioned on the side and is easy to reach with the right thumb. The fingerprint reader also doubles as the power button. The volume rocker and nanoSIM slot sit tight in the case.   

The overall workmanship is very good and we did not notice any shortcomings. The notification LED is positioned below the cover of the earpiece and blinks through the fine mesh.

Size Comparison

159.1 mm / 6.26 inch 75.44 mm / 2.97 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs160.1 mm / 6.3 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 167 g0.3682 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 191 g0.4211 lbs154.6 mm / 6.09 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs154.25 mm / 6.07 inch 73.97 mm / 2.91 inch 7.87 mm / 0.3098 inch 174 g0.3836 lbs149.6 mm / 5.89 inch 71.2 mm / 2.8 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 153 g0.3373 lbs

Connectivity - DRM L1 but no card reader

The Honor 20 is equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC and an ARM Mali G76 MP10 GPU. Both the SoC and the GPU are from mid-2018 and were considered high-end chips when they first came out. They offer sufficient performance for a smooth-running system as well as more-demanding applications. The processors are supported by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The latter cannot be expanded as the Honor 20 is not equipped with a card reader. The two nanoSIM slots support LTE, but neither VoWLAN nor VoLTE were available on our test unit.

Apart from the usual sensors, our Honor smartphone also has an infrared port along the top, which can be used to control electronic devices. The USB Type-C port at the bottom is connected via the USB 2.0 standard, which means it offers rather slow transfer rates. The port still supports OTG functions such as charging external devices or connecting storage devices. Users who enjoy streaming will be pleased to find that they can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime in Full HD thanks to the DRM Widevine L1 support. The Camera2 API is set to "limited".

Left: nanoSIM slot
Left: nanoSIM slot
Bottom: speaker, USB Type-C, microphone
Bottom: speaker, USB Type-C, microphone
Right: volume rocker, fingerprint sensor/power button
Right: volume rocker, fingerprint sensor/power button
Top: microphone, infrared port
Top: microphone, infrared port

Software - Android Pie with recent updates

Owners of the Honor 20 will be using Android Pie (Version 9.0); the security patches were dated April 1, 2019 at the time of testing. The user interface is Honor's own Magic UI 2.1, which is strongly reminiscent of Huawei's EMUI surface and is very similar to Stock Android. The phone uses the manufacturer's own telephone and gallery apps. The settings menu is also structured slightly differently. Even newcomers will not take long to get used to these changes and all functions are easy to use.

Apart from Facebook, Amazon Alexa and booking.com, the Honor 20 also has some of the manufacturer's own apps preinstalled - for example the Honor app store and Huawei's AppGallery. These have special offers for users and recommendations for useful applications. While users can fully remove the previously mentioned third-party apps, the Honor apps can only be deactivated in the settings menu.

There was a new update available at the time of testing, which included security patches dated July 5, 2019.

Software Honor 20
Software Honor 20
Software Honor 20
Software Honor 20
Software Honor 20
Software Honor 20

Communication and GPS - impressive localization

The Honor 20 supports mobile connections using the GSM, 3G and LTE networks. The latter is supported up to category 21, which enables download rates of up to 1400 Mb/s and upload rates of up to 300 Mb/s. With only two bands for 2G and 3G, the compatibility for slower networks is very limited. The phone also supports NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi for short-range communication.

Our Wi-Fi test with the reference router Linksys EA8500 resulted in average download rates of 302 Mb/s and upload rates of 284 Mb/s. While the Android smartphone can use the fast 802.11ac standard in the 5-GHz band, the missing 2x2 MIMO antenna technology limits speeds and means that our test unit cannot keep up with the Google Pixel 3a XL, for example. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 3a XL
Adreno 616, 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
668 (min: 617, max: 692) MBit/s ∼100% +121%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
447 (min: 201, max: 659) MBit/s ∼67% +48%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
383 (min: 242, max: 434) MBit/s ∼57% +27%
Honor 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
302 (min: 80, max: 331) MBit/s ∼45%
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
283 (min: 248, max: 294) MBit/s ∼42% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=423)
224 MBit/s ∼34% -26%
Honor 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
210 MBit/s ∼31% -30%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 3a XL
Adreno 616, 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
580 (min: 548, max: 602) MBit/s ∼100% +97%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
523 (min: 410, max: 563) MBit/s ∼90% +78%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
389 (min: 366, max: 444) MBit/s ∼67% +32%
Honor 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
294 (min: 235, max: 335) MBit/s ∼51%
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
257 (min: 216, max: 290) MBit/s ∼44% -13%
Honor 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
236 MBit/s ∼41% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=423)
214 MBit/s ∼37% -27%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø302 (80-331)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø294 (235-335)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The GPS Test app helps us test the accuracy of the Honor 20's localization efforts. Our test unit has GPS, GLONASS and Beidou available and manages to position itself within four meters outdoors. The phone did manage to locate itself indoors, but the accuracy was reduced to within 20 meters.

Our obligatory bike ride showed that the Honor smartphone did very well at recording our route. While there were some minor deviations on long, straight stretches, the Android device turned out to be more precise than our reference navigation system Garmin Edge 500 when it came to bends in the road and sudden changes in direction. This makes the Honor 20 suitable for more-demanding navigation needs.

GNSS - Honor 20
GNSS - Honor 20
GNSS - Honor 20
GNSS - Honor 20
GNSS - Honor 20
GNSS - Honor 20
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Telephone and Voice Quality - a good connection

The telephone app on the Honor 20 offers direct access to the dial pad. Two tabs at the bottom lead to the contacts and favorites. The Android smartphone offers medium volume during calls and manages to filter out ambient noise very well. However, you might still have some light difficulties when making calls on busy streets or in other loud surroundings. Our call partner had no difficulties understanding us in calm surroundings and we could hear them very well, too.

Users can connect headsets via Bluetooth 5.0 or USB Type-C. The device comes with a USB Type-C headset that reproduces voices well and is louder than the earpiece.

Cameras - quad camera with good low-light performance

Front camera
Front camera

The Honor 20 is equipped with a quad cam system, which consists of a 48-MP lens with an f/1.8 aperture, a wide-angle 16-MP lens with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2-MP lens for macro shots and another 2-MP lens for depth of field. The front camera has a 32-MP lens with an aperture of f/2.0. This enables detailed portrait shots, although these often appear a little washed-out. Fine structures are recorded nicely and areas of color are clearly delineated. Users can use the beautification mode as well as other effects such as making the background blurry. The camera also offers an AI mode, which automatically chooses the suitable settings for every subject. However, users cannot adjust these settings manually.

The main camera of the Honor 20 takes good panorama photos. Details and fine structures are recorded nicely and the edges of objects only become slightly blurry at high zoom levels. Dark areas are well illuminated, which means that objects in shade are still visible. Colors appear a little too bright and often look washed-out in close-up photos. Nonetheless, the subject is depicted in high detail and is well set off from the background. The macro function only becomes really useful on small subjects. The flower in our test image, for example, is reproduced in high details and good quality. Our test motif remains recognizable in bad lighting and there are no black areas either. The edges of objects start to become a little blurry, however, and surface structures are more washed-out. Users can use various modes such as portrait, night or panorama mode, to influence the resulting image. This camera also offers a pro mode, with which users can manually adjust the ISO, shutter speed, focus and white balance.

The video quality is similar to that of the photographs. Again, you can use a beautification function and color filters. The image stabilizer also manages to compensate for minor shakes. You can choose from the following resolutions in the settings menu:

  • 4K (16:9) at 30 fps
  • 1080p (19.5:9) at 30 fps
  • 1080p (16:9) at 60 fps
  • 1080p (16:9) at 30 fps
  • 720p (16:9) at 30 fps

Videos can be encoded in H.265 or H.264.

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 3Scene 4
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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

The ColorChecker passport helps us control the color reproduction of the Honor 20 camera. Colors often appear brighter on the Honor 20's photos while dark grays are too dark.

The Honor smartphone manages to depict our test chart in high detail under controlled lighting. The photo retains fine details and structures, but again colors appear too bright. We also noticed that the bottom corners are significantly washed-out. With the brightness set to one lux, the test subject is just about visible. Rough structures remain blurry with washed-out edges.

Honor 20 - test chart
Honor 20 - test chart (detail)
Honor 20 - test chart (1 lux)

Accessories and Warranty - great scope of delivery

Scope of delivery
Scope of delivery

The Honor 20 comes with a USB AC adapter and a connecting USB Type-C cable, a USB Type-C stereo headset as well as a USB-Type-C-to-3.5-mm-audio-jack adapter. The manufacturer's website also offers general smartphone accessories such as Bluetooth headphones, smart bands and more.

Honor gives users of the Honor 20 a warranty of 24 months.  

Input Devices & Handling - preinstalled SwiftKey app

Users of the Honor 20 can use the keyboard app SwiftKey. This allows fast typing of long texts and can easily be adapted to your personal needs. The touchscreen reliably registers every input and its surface is easy to glide over, which means that users will have no difficulty with long drag-and-drop movements. The position sensor also adjusts the content quickly when the smartphone is tipped onto its side or back into portrait mode.

The fingerprint sensor on the right side of the case recognizes stored fingerprints quickly. Face recognition works even faster and we did not have any issues with this feature during testing.

Display - average screen with high resolution

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The screen of the Honor 20 consists of a 6.26-inch IPS panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels. The average brightness is 481 cd/m², which is a little lower than those of the other smartphones in our comparison field. To make up for this, the Honor's brightness distribution is very good at 95%. We measured a maximum brightness of 445 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor deactivated and 471 cd/m² in the APL50 test.

Our measurements also show that the phone does not use PWM to regulate its brightness. This means users with sensitive eyes do not need to worry about getting headaches or eye strain from using this smartphone.

482
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 493 cd/m² Average: 480.9 cd/m² Minimum: 1.32 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 491 cd/m²
Contrast: 875:1 (Black: 0.55 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
98.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.12
Honor 20
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.26
Honor 20 Pro
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.26
Honor 10
IPS, 2280x1080, 5.84
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.4
Google Pixel 3a XL
OLED, 2160x1080, 6
Screen
-119%
-47%
-33%
-66%
-12%
Brightness middle
481
514
7%
555
15%
594
23%
569
18%
409
-15%
Brightness
481
495
3%
537
12%
607
26%
537
12%
410
-15%
Brightness Distribution
95
92
-3%
94
-1%
91
-4%
79
-17%
96
1%
Black Level *
0.55
0.5
9%
0.39
29%
0.31
44%
Contrast
875
1028
17%
1423
63%
1835
110%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.1
5.1
-364%
2.3
-109%
1.51
-37%
3.5
-218%
1.3
-18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.1
7.8
-271%
6
-186%
4.27
-103%
6
-186%
2.3
-10%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.3
5.8
-346%
3.9
-200%
2.6
-100%
5.1
-292%
1.5
-15%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.3 96%
2.19 100%
2.219 99%
2.36 93%
2.22 99%
CCT
6442 101%
8142 80%
6212 105%
6390 102%
6827 95%
6621 98%

* ... 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 not detected

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.

The contrast ratio of the Honor 20 is comparatively low at 875:1, while the black value is accordingly high at 0.55 cd/m². This gives blacks a gray haze and makes colors appear blander. The Honor 20 lands on last place for both values compared to its competitors.

Users can freely adjust the color display of the Honor 20 on a scale or choose from preset profiles. Both the color mode and color temperature can be adjusted. The screen shows very balanced colors when using a combination of normal and standard. Adjusting the settings to vivid and standard increases blue tones significantly, leading to a cooler display. Vivid and warm increases all colors, making them appear stronger. Users can also activate an eye-protection mode, which makes the display warmer by increasing yellows (this can also be adjusted).

CalMAN - color accuracy (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color accuracy (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (normal, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color accuracy (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - color accuracy (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - color space (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - color space (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - grayscales (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - grayscales (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - saturation (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - saturation (vivid, standard, P3)
CalMAN - color accuracy (vivid, warm, P3)
CalMAN - color accuracy (vivid, warm, P3)
CalMAN - color space (vivid, warm, P3)
CalMAN - color space (vivid, warm, P3)
CalMAN - grayscales(vivid, warm, P3)
CalMAN - grayscales(vivid, warm, P3)
CalMAN - saturation (vivid, warm, P3)
CalMAN - saturation (vivid, warm, 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
24.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 14.8 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.8 ms rise
↘ 25.2 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. » 72 % 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 brightness of the Honor 20 is sufficient to read image content outdoors in the shade. The reflective surface soon leads to reflections of surrounding objects, however, which makes it more difficult to read the screen.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel of the Honor 20 has very stable viewing angles. Content can be read from almost any angle without the image being warped or colors inverted. The Android phone can be used from very unusual positions as long as there are no reflections that make reading the screen difficult.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - average performance in normal mode

The Honor 20 is equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 980 and 6 GB of RAM, which ensure a smooth system. The SoC is accompanied by an ARM Mali G76 MP10 and internal storage with a capacity of 128 GB. This hardware should be able to support more-demanding applications and we do not expect any issues with system performance.

The Honor 20 has a performance mode that can be activated in order to improve performance. We decided to run our benchmarks without this mode. The results position our test unit in the bottom midrange of our comparison devices. The results are slightly lower in graphically demanding benchmarks, but the Honor 20 can often still beat the Google Pixel 3a XL. Running the benchmarks with the performance mode turned on significantly improves results. For example, our test unit reaches 4302 instead of 2106 points in the 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme - Vulkan benchmark.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5677 Points ∼66%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5905 Points ∼68% +4%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
8634 Points ∼100% +52%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7703 Points ∼89% +36%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
6479 Points ∼75% +14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (5677 - 9870, n=9)
7355 Points ∼85% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=317)
4676 Points ∼54% -18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
9813 Points ∼89%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9854 Points ∼90% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
6610 Points ∼60% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10976 Points ∼100% +12%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10878 Points ∼99% +11%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
5172 Points ∼47% -47%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (9547 - 10024, n=9)
9838 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=376)
4682 Points ∼43% -52%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3297 Points ∼96%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3315 Points ∼96% +1%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
1890 Points ∼55% -43%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3429 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3444 Points ∼100% +4%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1616 Points ∼47% -51%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3207 - 3378, n=9)
3303 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=376)
1413 Points ∼41% -57%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
7945 Points ∼81%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
7825 Points ∼80% -2%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
7046 Points ∼72% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9296 Points ∼95% +17%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9814 Points ∼100% +24%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7377 Points ∼75% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (7567 - 9326, n=9)
8450 Points ∼86% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=367)
5225 Points ∼53% -34%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
9825 Points ∼75%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
10278 Points ∼79% +5%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
8530 Points ∼65% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11167 Points ∼86% +14%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
13047 Points ∼100% +33%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
9397 Points ∼72% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (9728 - 13531, n=9)
11270 Points ∼86% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14439, n=538)
5652 Points ∼43% -42%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2106 Points ∼79%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2190 Points ∼82% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
2657 Points ∼99% +26%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2492 Points ∼93% +18%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2314 Points ∼86% +10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2106 - 3183, n=4)
2640 Points ∼99% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=54)
2680 Points ∼100% +27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2232 Points ∼39%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2303 Points ∼40% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5702 Points ∼99% +155%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5747 Points ∼100% +157%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1416 Points ∼25% -37%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2232 - 4688, n=4)
3459 Points ∼60% +55%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=54)
2699 Points ∼47% +21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2203 Points ∼48%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2277 Points ∼50% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4548 Points ∼100% +106%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4454 Points ∼98% +102%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1550 Points ∼34% -30%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2203 - 4242, n=4)
3222 Points ∼71% +46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=54)
2460 Points ∼54% +12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2540 Points ∼77%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2227 Points ∼68% -12%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2533 Points ∼77% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3280 Points ∼99% +29%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2840 Points ∼86% +12%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2532 Points ∼77% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2227 - 4439, n=9)
3299 Points ∼100% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=373)
1938 Points ∼59% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3062 Points ∼43%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2747 Points ∼39% -10%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2963 Points ∼42% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6739 Points ∼95% +120%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7069 Points ∼100% +131%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1612 Points ∼23% -47%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2747 - 4361, n=9)
3868 Points ∼55% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8206, n=373)
1701 Points ∼24% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2928 Points ∼54%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2611 Points ∼48% -11%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2855 Points ∼52% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5440 Points ∼100% +86%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5311 Points ∼98% +81%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1754 Points ∼32% -40%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2611 - 4317, n=9)
3680 Points ∼68% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6312, n=374)
1589 Points ∼29% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2598 Points ∼55%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3288 Points ∼70% +27%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2706 Points ∼58% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3288 Points ∼70% +27%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4703 Points ∼100% +81%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2495 Points ∼53% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2421 - 4493, n=9)
3422 Points ∼73% +32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=401)
1848 Points ∼39% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3459 Points ∼34%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3612 Points ∼35% +4%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
3682 Points ∼36% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6730 Points ∼65% +95%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10290 Points ∼100% +197%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2537 Points ∼25% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2536 - 5893, n=9)
4289 Points ∼42% +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 14951, n=401)
2227 Points ∼22% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3222 Points ∼40%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3535 Points ∼43% +10%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
3409 Points ∼42% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5460 Points ∼67% +69%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8141 Points ∼100% +153%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2528 Points ∼31% -22%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2525 - 5511, n=9)
4053 Points ∼50% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 8141, n=401)
1905 Points ∼23% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3685 Points ∼85%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3380 Points ∼78% -8%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2582 Points ∼60% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3724 Points ∼86% +1%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4320 Points ∼100% +17%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2466 Points ∼57% -33%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3380 - 4216, n=9)
3820 Points ∼88% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4320, n=452)
1844 Points ∼43% -50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4184 Points ∼66%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2082 Points ∼33% -50%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2993 Points ∼47% -28%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6325 Points ∼100% +51%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6336 Points ∼100% +51%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1487 Points ∼23% -64%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2082 - 4400, n=9)
3851 Points ∼61% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 6362, n=452)
1404 Points ∼22% -66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4062 Points ∼71%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2276 Points ∼40% -44%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2891 Points ∼51% -29%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5475 Points ∼96% +35%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5705 Points ∼100% +40%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1631 Points ∼29% -60%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2276 - 4264, n=9)
3828 Points ∼67% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 5734, n=453)
1357 Points ∼24% -67%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3557 Points ∼80%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3899 Points ∼88% +10%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
2773 Points ∼62% -22%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3726 Points ∼84% +5%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4454 Points ∼100% +25%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2489 Points ∼56% -30%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3548 - 4215, n=9)
3887 Points ∼87% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4454, n=494)
1714 Points ∼38% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3292 Points ∼33%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3749 Points ∼38% +14%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
3573 Points ∼36% +9%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6325 Points ∼63% +92%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9973 Points ∼100% +203%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2428 Points ∼24% -26%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2347 - 5431, n=9)
4073 Points ∼41% +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 10008, n=493)
1844 Points ∼18% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3347 Points ∼43%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3781 Points ∼48% +13%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
3358 Points ∼43% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5478 Points ∼70% +64%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7820 Points ∼100% +134%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2441 Points ∼31% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2567 - 4996, n=9)
3987 Points ∼51% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7820, n=496)
1603 Points ∼20% -52%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
22337 Points ∼66%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
20828 Points ∼62% -7%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
21070 Points ∼63% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
27278 Points ∼81% +22%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33697 Points ∼100% +51%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
14631 Points ∼43% -34%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (19993 - 37164, n=9)
27400 Points ∼81% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=653)
13917 Points ∼41% -38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
43622 Points ∼42%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
42308 Points ∼41% -3%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
32674 Points ∼31% -25%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
103955 Points ∼100% +138%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
35596 Points ∼34% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (42128 - 67956, n=9)
53493 Points ∼51% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 162695, n=651)
20570 Points ∼20% -53%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
35999 Points ∼56%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
34420 Points ∼54% -4%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
29111 Points ∼46% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
63969 Points ∼100% +78%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
26999 Points ∼42% -25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (34035 - 57073, n=9)
44122 Points ∼69% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 83518, n=651)
17077 Points ∼27% -53%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
69 fps ∼41%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
68 fps ∼41% -1%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
124 fps ∼74% +80%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
167 fps ∼100% +142%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
167 fps ∼100% +142%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
58 fps ∼35% -16%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (68 - 138, n=9)
106 fps ∼63% +54%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 251, n=675)
36 fps ∼22% -48%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
56 fps ∼81%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
56 fps ∼81% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
59 fps ∼86% +5%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
69 fps ∼100% +23%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼87% +7%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
53 fps ∼77% -5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (55 - 62, n=9)
58.6 fps ∼85% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=684)
27.6 fps ∼40% -51%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
41 fps ∼42%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
40 fps ∼41% -2%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
59 fps ∼61% +44%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
90 fps ∼93% +120%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
97 fps ∼100% +137%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
29 fps ∼30% -29%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (40 - 91, n=9)
68 fps ∼70% +66%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 132, n=581)
20.5 fps ∼21% -50%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
57 fps ∼95%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
37 fps ∼62% -35%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
50 fps ∼83% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
59 fps ∼98% +4%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +5%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
28 fps ∼47% -51%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (37 - 60, n=9)
54.3 fps ∼91% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=590)
18.9 fps ∼32% -67%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
25 fps ∼36%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
25 fps ∼36% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
39 fps ∼57% +56%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
62 fps ∼90% +148%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
69 fps ∼100% +176%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
20 fps ∼29% -20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (25 - 56, n=9)
44 fps ∼64% +76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 88, n=447)
16.8 fps ∼24% -33%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
24 fps ∼42%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
39 fps ∼68% +63%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
34 fps ∼60% +42%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
51 fps ∼89% +113%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
57 fps ∼100% +138%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
19 fps ∼33% -21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (24 - 54, n=9)
42.9 fps ∼75% +79%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=449)
16.2 fps ∼28% -32%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
21 fps ∼88%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
21 fps ∼88% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
14 fps ∼58% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼71% -19%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
24 fps ∼100% +14%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7.2 fps ∼30% -66%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (19 - 21, n=8)
20.3 fps ∼85% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 59, n=165)
9.37 fps ∼39% -55%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
14 fps ∼58%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
14 fps ∼58% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
8.4 fps ∼35% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
24 fps ∼100% +71%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼67% +14%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
4.5 fps ∼19% -68%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (13 - 14, n=8)
13.6 fps ∼57% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 31, n=164)
6.54 fps ∼27% -53%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
31 fps ∼86%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
31 fps ∼86% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
21 fps ∼58% -32%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
36 fps ∼100% +16%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼100% +16%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼31% -65%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (18 - 32, n=8)
29.4 fps ∼82% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 59, n=169)
13.9 fps ∼39% -55%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
32 fps ∼76%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
32 fps ∼76% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
22 fps ∼52% -31%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼100% +31%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼100% +31%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼29% -62%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (30 - 36, n=8)
32.8 fps ∼78% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 63, n=169)
15.3 fps ∼36% -52%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
17 fps ∼40%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
25 fps ∼60% +47%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
23 fps ∼55% +35%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
36 fps ∼86% +112%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼100% +147%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼26% -35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (17 - 33, n=9)
28.4 fps ∼68% +67%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 54, n=372)
11.5 fps ∼27% -32%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
15 fps ∼37%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
15 fps ∼37% 0%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
20 fps ∼49% +33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
41 fps ∼100% +173%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼88% +140%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼27% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (15 - 30, n=9)
23.6 fps ∼58% +57%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 58, n=376)
10.4 fps ∼25% -31%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
285950 Points ∼72%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
289298 Points ∼73% +1%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
205297 Points ∼51% -28%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
372734 Points ∼93% +30%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
398720 Points ∼100% +39%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
158868 Points ∼40% -44%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (268359 - 316199, n=9)
292583 Points ∼73% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 398720, n=283)
136819 Points ∼34% -52%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
1281 Points ∼96%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
1274 Points ∼96% -1%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
1316 Points ∼99% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
1076 Points ∼81% -16%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1321 Points ∼99% +3%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1186 Points ∼89% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (1239 - 1430, n=9)
1329 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1731, n=621)
751 Points ∼57% -41%
Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
6681 Points ∼71%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
6768 Points ∼72% +1%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
4397 Points ∼47% -34%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8700 Points ∼92% +30%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9416 Points ∼100% +41%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2815 Points ∼30% -58%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (4963 - 7758, n=9)
6356 Points ∼68% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 15969, n=621)
1986 Points ∼21% -70%
Memory (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5683 Points ∼76%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5405 Points ∼72% -5%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
3808 Points ∼51% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3922 Points ∼52% -31%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7500 Points ∼100% +32%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
3316 Points ∼44% -42%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (5210 - 6283, n=9)
5631 Points ∼75% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=621)
1487 Points ∼20% -74%
System (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
7639 Points ∼84%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
7597 Points ∼84% -1%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
5882 Points ∼65% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7423 Points ∼82% -3%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9094 Points ∼100% +19%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
5507 Points ∼61% -28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (7597 - 8604, n=9)
8112 Points ∼89% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 12202, n=621)
2910 Points ∼32% -62%
Overall (sort by value)
Honor 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4390 Points ∼81%
Honor 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4338 Points ∼80% -1%
Honor 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 4096
3374 Points ∼63% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4045 Points ∼75% -8%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5397 Points ∼100% +23%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2794 Points ∼52% -36%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (4014 - 4746, n=9)
4419 Points ∼82% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=621)
1460 Points ∼27% -67%

The Honor 20 again reaches average results in our browser benchmarks. The browser runs smoothly in everyday use and websites are loaded quickly. Users will not have to wait very long for media content to load, either.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
59.651 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Chrome 75)
58.746 Points ∼98% +20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (48.4 - 60.9, n=6)
53.1 Points ∼89% +8%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
51.24 Points ∼86% +4%
Honor 20 (Chrome 75)
49.159 Points ∼82%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
32.083 Points ∼54% -35%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 108, n=94)
31.9 Points ∼53% -35%
Honor 10 (Chrome 74)
29.172 Points ∼49% -41%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
66.7 runs/min ∼100% +14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (58.3 - 67.8, n=6)
61.7 runs/min ∼93% +6%
Honor 20 Pro (Chome 75)
59.4 runs/min ∼89% +2%
Honor 20 (Chrome 75)
58.3 runs/min ∼87%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Chrome 75)
42.5 runs/min ∼64% -27%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 123, n=84)
34.9 runs/min ∼52% -40%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
32.5 runs/min ∼49% -44%
Honor 10 (Chrome 74)
32.2 runs/min ∼48% -45%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
108 Points ∼100% +26%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Chrome 75)
107 Points ∼99% +24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (86 - 124, n=9)
103 Points ∼95% +20%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
99 Points ∼92% +15%
Honor 20 (Chrome 75)
86 Points ∼80%
Honor 10 (Chrome 66)
69 Points ∼64% -20%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 161, n=150)
64.2 Points ∼59% -25%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
62 Points ∼57% -28%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
24313 Points ∼100% +14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (20618 - 23285, n=9)
21662 Points ∼89% +1%
Honor 20 (Chrome 75)
21358 Points ∼88%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
20618 Points ∼85% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Chrome 75)
20598 Points ∼85% -4%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
11056 Points ∼45% -48%
Honor 10 (Chrome 66)
10965 Points ∼45% -49%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 43280, n=677)
6450 Points ∼27% -70%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=702)
10678 ms * ∼100% -245%
Honor 10 (Chrome 66)
3899 ms * ∼37% -26%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
3360.7 ms * ∼31% -8%
Honor 20 (Chrome 75)
3098.1 ms * ∼29%
Honor 20 Pro (Chrome 75)
2424 ms * ∼23% +22%
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Chrome 75)
2333.5 ms * ∼22% +25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (1948 - 3098, n=9)
2189 ms * ∼21% +29%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
2029.5 ms * ∼19% +34%

* ... smaller is better

The Honor 20 is equipped with 128-GB eMMC flash storage, of which around 116 GB is available to the user for apps or storing personal data. The write and read rates of our test unit are similar to those of other smartphones with UFS 2.1 storage devices in our comparison field.

Honor 20Honor 20 ProHonor 10Xiaomi Mi 9T ProAsus ZenFone 6 ZS630KLGoogle Pixel 3a XLAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
10%
-1%
-4%
0%
-39%
-15%
-69%
Random Write 4KB
156.98
160.4
2%
163
4%
148.51
-5%
160.18
2%
86.96
-45%
86.8 (18.2 - 250, n=39)
-45%
21.3 (0.14 - 250, n=730)
-86%
Random Read 4KB
156.7
173.6
11%
145.88
-7%
142.5
-9%
153.29
-2%
92.12
-41%
139 (98.9 - 158, n=39)
-11%
46.1 (1.59 - 196, n=730)
-71%
Sequential Write 256KB
196.41
247.3
26%
192.12
-2%
196.87
0%
195.6
0%
179.09
-9%
205 (182 - 503, n=39)
4%
94.6 (2.99 - 590, n=730)
-52%
Sequential Read 256KB
829.3
843.1
2%
827.69
0%
808.76
-2%
831.4
0%
315.6
-62%
751 (427 - 912, n=39)
-9%
266 (12.1 - 1504, n=730)
-68%

Games - good gaming performance

The graphics unit in the Honor 20 is an ARM Mali-G76 MP10. It can display current games smoothly at high details. We did not notice any judders in the titles we tested (Arena of Valor and Asphalt 9: Legends) even without activating the performance mode. There were no issues controlling the games via the touchscreen. The position sensor also responded reliably and translated our movements into the game. 

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arena of Valor
010203040506070Tooltip
; min: Ø59.9 (55-61)
; high HD: Ø60 (59-61)
Asphalt 9: Legends
010203040Tooltip
; High Quality: Ø29.7 (28-31)
; Standard / low: Ø29.8 (28-31)

Emissions - average speakers

Temperature

GFXBench - Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench - Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench - ES 2.0
GFXBench - ES 2.0

According to our measurements, the Honor 20 reaches surface temperatures of up to 30.9 °C while idling and up to 34.9 °C under load. Subjectively, this only makes the phone feel warm and never too hot to hold. The performance drops quickly during the demanding GFXBench continual load test. While it remains relatively constant during the ES 2.0 round, the results drop significantly in the more-demanding Manhattan 3.1 test. This means that users will have to expect a decrease in performance when using very demanding applications.

Max. Load
 34.3 °C
94 F
33.1 °C
92 F
33.9 °C
93 F
 
 34.9 °C
95 F
34.7 °C
94 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 34.8 °C
95 F
34.2 °C
94 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 34.9 °C = 95 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
28.8 °C
84 F
31.1 °C
88 F
33.6 °C
92 F
28.9 °C
84 F
31.2 °C
88 F
34.1 °C
93 F
26.9 °C
80 F
30.9 °C
88 F
34 °C
93 F
Maximum: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Average: 31.1 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.8 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.2 °C / 94 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 34.9 °C / 95 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 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat map while idling
Heat map while idling
Heat map under load
Heat map under load

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers of the Honor 20 offer average volume and a rather unbalanced sound spectrum. Voices are reproduced well at low volume, but music starts to sound rather tinny at medium volume. While the Honor 20 speakers can be used to watch an occasional video or listen to a song, we would recommend using external speakers or headphones for regular use. These can be connected via the USB Type-C port (either with the included headset or using the included USB-Type-C-to-3.5-mm-audio-jack adapter). The audio jack adapter is nice and tight and does not have a negative impact on audio quality. Another option to connect speakers or headphones is via Bluetooth 5.0, which also supports aptX HD, LDAC and HWA.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.732.22537.133.33128.129.94027.624.35037.538.16322.925.38023.827.310021.324.512519.130.216018.444.420017.946.125017.752.431517.959.240014.658.750015.95963015.263.780016.264.910001469.512501570.1160014.768200014.470.3250014.672.8315014.271.3400014.770.3500014.669.9630014.967.2800015.163.61000015.158.41250014.851.11600015.136.9SPL27.281N0.947.9median 15.1median 63.6Delta1.411.537.134.327.43325.524.424.527.536.135.426.12724.322.622.129.619.136.620.253.219.452.416.553.515.156.715.3571461.414.567.81467.914.571.214.570.714.371.114.668.31470.314.769.114.367.214.860.214.666.414.473.914.677.314.774.11566.926.782.20.853.2median 14.6median 67.21.57.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor 20Google Pixel 3a XL
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor 20 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Google Pixel 3a XL audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - Android smartphone with a good battery life

Power Consumption

According to our measurements, the Honor 20 consumes a minimum of 0.88 watts while idling and up to 6.63 watts under load. This is an average consumption rate for our comparison field. The included charger has a rated output of 22.5 watts, which is easily large enough to always provide the Android smartphone with sufficient power. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.22 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.88 / 2.27 / 2.34 Watt
Load midlight 4.81 / 6.63 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Honor 20
3750 mAh
Honor 20 Pro
4000 mAh
Honor 10
3400 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
4000 mAh
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 3a XL
3700 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
3%
-10%
12%
-7%
30%
Idle Minimum *
0.88
0.9
-2%
1.12
-27%
0.7
20%
0.81
8%
0.7
20%
Idle Average *
2.27
1.4
38%
2.26
-0%
1
56%
2.35
-4%
1.63
28%
Idle Maximum *
2.34
2.6
-11%
2.3
2%
1.3
44%
2.37
-1%
1.67
29%
Load Average *
4.81
5
-4%
5.14
-7%
5.2
-8%
5.33
-11%
2.64
45%
Load Maximum *
6.63
6.9
-4%
7.89
-19%
10
-51%
8.55
-29%
4.62
30%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Honor 20 managed to keep going for almost 11 hours in our realistic Wi-Fi test. This is what we would have expected from this battery capacity, although some smartphones such as the Google Pixel 3a XL keep going for a little longer with a similar-size battery.

The included USB AC adapter supports Huawei's SuperCharge technology. This means that the 3700-mAh battery can be fully recharged in around 1.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
21h 02min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 75)
10h 54min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
10h 06min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 28min
Honor 20
3750 mAh
Honor 20 Pro
4000 mAh
Honor 10
3400 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
4000 mAh
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 3a XL
3700 mAh
Battery Runtime
43%
2%
35%
110%
37%
Reader / Idle
1262
2030
61%
1162
-8%
1768
40%
2114
68%
1822
44%
H.264
606
914
51%
662
9%
987
63%
2138
253%
960
58%
WiFi v1.3
654
796
22%
663
1%
762
17%
801
22%
709
8%
Load
208
287
38%
216
4%
249
20%
409
97%
289
39%

Pros

+ good camera quality
+ USB Type-C to 3.5-mm audio jack adapter included
+ DRM L1
+ Bluetooth 5.0

Cons

- average performance
- storage cannot be expanded
- only a few GSM and 3G bands

Verdict - a lot of storage and a good camera

In review: Honor 20. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.com
In review: Honor 20. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.com

The Honor 20 proves to be an impressively well-rounded smartphone. It is available for just under $500 and offers good camera quality, a lot of internal storage and sufficient performance for both everyday use and more-demanding applications. The device's performance can be enhanced by activating its high-performance mode, although this impacts battery life. This is very good at almost 11 hours and can easily keep up with its competition. 

The Honor 20 scores well with its good camera and decent battery life. Users will have to make do without a microSD card.

We did not find much to criticize about the Honor 20: Its punch-hole design is a matter of taste and some users might not appreciate the fingerprint sensor being placed on the side. It is a real shame that Honor hasn't included a microSD card reader, particularly since the dualSIM slot could have easily been made into a hybrid slot.

Honor 20 - 08/19/2019 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
98%
Connectivity
45 / 60 → 75%
Weight
90%
Battery
94%
Display
91%
Games Performance
61 / 63 → 96%
Application Performance
81 / 70 → 100%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Camera
81%
Average
80%
89%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-08-20 (Update: 2019-08-20)