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Honor 20

Specifications

Honor 20
Honor 20 (20 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.26 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 412 PPI, kapazitiv, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 116 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Typ-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Beschleunigungssensor, Gyroskop, Näherungssensor, Kompass, 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 (Weitwinkel, 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-Steckernetzteil, USB-Typ-C-Kabel, USB-Typ-C-zu-3,5-mm-Klinkenadapter, Benachrichtigungs-LED, Magic UI 2.1.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-Wert (Kopf): 0,84 W/kg, SAR-Wert (Körper): 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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.39% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 51 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 90%, features: 82%, display: 82% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Honor 20

80% Honor 20 review
Source: Stuff TV English
A sub-£400 flagship with lots to like, but one major concern: the giant political weight hovering over parent brand Huawei. If that's a deal-breaker, great hardware isn't going to change your mind.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Honor 20 review: Impressive smartphone, but is it the right time to buy a Huawei phone?
Source: The Indian Express English
At Rs 32,999, Honor 20 offers super-fast performance, premium finish, and good cameras. However, I do feel that the phone pales against the competition from the likes of OnePlus 7 and Asus 6Z. There’s also a question mark over future Google support – and until that’s clear it would be really hard to recommend the Honor 20.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Honor 20 review: Makes the cut
Source: Gadget Show English
As a standalone smartphone, there’s little wrong with the Honor 20. Overall, we can say that the device will not disappoint you when it comes to your day-to-day tasks. The smartphone offers a design that looks premium, packs a quad-camera setup, comes powered by a flagship processor and also includes a battery that will last long enough to not make you look for your charger multiple times a day. It offers reliable performance, good design and display and a reasonably good camera. Also, the company is offering up to 90% buyback guarantee on Honor 20 in case buyers choose to return the device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 20 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Honor 20 is an excellent flagship challenger, it combines the elegance, the punch hole display, versatile quad cameras, and top performance to match the modern flagships. Honor has delivered a reasonable smartphone that stands out from the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2019
89% Honor 20 Review : Competent mid-range flagship
Source: Gadget Diary English
Honor 20 is a very competitive option for its price. What particularly helps it stand out is its compact design and light profile, which is something most of its rivals like OnePlus 7 and Asus Zenfone 6Z don’t offer. It also benefits from a long-lasting battery and excellent performance. On the downside, there is no 3.5mm Audio jack and micro SD card support. Also, confirmation about Android Q update for the smartphone is still not there for the Indian consumers but as per reports from T3, the phone should get the update in coming months. So, should you buy the Honor 20? Well, there is no aspect where the Honor 20 particularly disappoints and if you prioritize a compact footprint for your next phone, the Honor 20 is definitely a phone you should consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% performance: 94% display: 90% mobility: 88% workmanship: 94%
80% Honor 20
Source: PC Mag English
Ultimately, the US market is unlikely to get Honor 20 anytime soon. And even if it did, we'd still recommend you buy the Google Pixel 3a. While the Honor 20 boasts a bigger screen and speedy performance, it simply can't beat the Pixel's camera or user interface. So even though the Honor 20 offers a very comfortable experience all around, it pays to take some risks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Honor 20 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
You probably shouldn't buy the Honor 20 right now. It looks and feels great. It’s powerful. And while the camera array may seem better on paper than it is in person, it’s still great. If it were not for the “political” situation Huawei and Honor are currently in, the Honor 20 would be easy to recommend. It’s great value and a highly likeable phone, as long as you are not someone who insists the custom software from Honor and Huawei is still terrible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2019
90% Honor 20 review
Source: PC Advisor English
For the price, the Honor 20 is a great all-round phone with top-notch performance and excellent cameras. There are now assurances from Huawei and Honor about future updates which should put cautious buyers more at ease, but we'd understand if you'd still prefer to spend the same money on the Google Pixel 3a, among other competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
x 20-06-2019
Source: The Techy English
The HONOR 20 is beautiful as well as a powerful smartphone. While it does have excellent features, the camera truly stands out for us. HONOR has truly focused on enhancing the camera experience for its users and it is arguably the best camera smartphone that we have seen, capable of giving other smartphone devices a run for their money when it comes to camera quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2019
HONOR 20 review - A rear quad-camera budget phone that works wonderfully
Source: Tech Nave English
Honestly, that's a pretty good price as it already beats a few triple camera flagships around from a few Ringgit to a two thousand (for real). But the real competition it faces is the Xiaomi Mi 9 with the exact same price, carrying similar high-end tech specs such as the Snapdragon 855 chipset. This is a pretty tough fight, and we like both phones a lot. So I guess it just comes down to which brand you prefer in that matchup.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2019
80% Honor 20 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Honor 20 impressed us with its eye-catching design and good overall performance. The phone runs the feature-rich Magic UI 2.1 and rounds it off with all-day battery life. The starting price of Rs. 32,999 is definitely competitive for the experience and hardware you get. However, this phone is not without its flaws, especially in the camera department. The Honor 20 struggles with colour accuracy, and the benefits of having a dedicated macro lens aren't delivered. The lack of OIS is also sorely disappointing, more so when the alternative provided cannot deliver on its promise.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
90% Honor 20 review
Source: PC Advisor English
In the UK at least, the Honor 20 is good value. For £399, you get a phone that’s powerful and has a great screen. Cameras, too, are impressive for the price and battery life is very good. Combined, these make the Honor 20 a great all-rounder with no obvious weak areas.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Honor 20 review: The almost perfect smartphone
Source: India Today English
There are a lot of questions regarding the future of Honor phones, but the present is still very much in good hands. The Honor 20 is a fantastic premium smartphone that comes at a mid-range price point of Rs 32,999. Like the View 20, the Honor 20 offers a standout design with a punch-hole display, compact form and a unique glass back. But Honor doesn't solely rely on looks. The Honor 20 is as powerful a phone as they come in 2019. The Kirin 980 SoC is not just a powerful and snappy processor, but a highly power efficient one at that. To top it off, you get some versatile cameras that do impressively well in most lighting conditions. EMUI with its bloatware and heavy customisations may not rub off well with consumers. At this same price point, you have the OnePlus 7 which offers a cleaner Android Pie experience and faster performance with the Snapdragon 855 chipset along with an AMOLED display. The Honor 20, however, offers a more versatile set of camera that can do things that the OnePlus 7 cannot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
72% Honor 20 Review: Looking to Unsettle OnePlus
Source: Tech PP English
Priced at Rs. 32,999, the Honor 20 comes with a trendy design and a very impressive spec sheet. While it delivers when it comes to general performance, the device disappoints in the camera department. The phone goes head to head with OnePlus 7 which is the phone to beat in the segment, packing great specs and performance, and comes with a formidable reputation. The Honor 20 is not a bad device by any standards but it is definitely facing an uphill battle against the mighty OnePlus warrior, which stands in its way to keep it from getting to the top. Unless it radically improves that camera (bring on them software updates), we do not see it unsettling the Never Settled One (Plus).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 70%
Hands on: Honor 20 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Despite the uncertain future of newly-launched Huawei and Honor phones right now, the Honor 20 is here and translates most of the Honor 20 Pro experience into a more affordable package with aplomb.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2019
Honor 20 and 20 Pro hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
As always, Honor is offering good value flagship and also a bit more affordable version as well - the regular Honor 20. Both come equipped with plenty of flagship-worthy hardware while keeping up with the recent trends of unique gradient color options, punch-hole camera design and multiple cameras all of which are useful, by the way.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Hands on: Honor 20 review
Source: Techradar English
The Honor 20 presents a serious problem for the Honor 20 Pro, as it's basically the same phone but cheaper, and what downgrades there are don't detract greatly from the user experience. With its easy-on-the-hand design and powerful camera array, the phone felt enjoyable to hold and play with, which isn't something you can say about all phones just from picking them up. At its price point, the Honor 20 could be a serious contender for the title of 'best affordable smartphone' – but we'll have to put it through our full review process before we can say for certain, so check back with TechRadar soon for that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2019
71% Review – HONOR 20: New perspective into the macro world
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The all new HONOR 20 is a decent smartphone with triple usable cameras - one ultrawide angle, one main 48MP camera, and another macro camera. The extra perspective to look at things closeup is unique, though the conditions to take a great picture is quite specific. Overall, the HONOR 20 is still a decent phone if you want all of the features that it has - or lacking. It does not have a 3.5mm audio jack or microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Honor 20 Günstiges Highend-Smartphone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2019
Honor 20 Design-König mit eingebauter KI-Spiegelreflex-Kamera
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2019
91% Honor 20 Spitzenleistung zum attraktiven Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% features: 82% display: 92% mobility: 93%
80% Honor 20 Ein gutes Smartphone im Schatten seines Preises
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Honor 20 Eine erstaunliche Kombination
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Honor 20
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% Honor 20, análisis: pantalla agujereada, cámara cuádruple y un precio ajustado para competir contra los grandes
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 88%
84% Recensione Honor 20 – Sempre più cura nei dettagli anche per la versione base
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 75% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Honor 20 recensione: un buono smartphone oscurato dal prezzo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Honor 20 Recensione: Lo Smartphone Con Super Macro Alla Prova
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Recensione Honor 20
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 60% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
83% Recensione HONOR 20: il solito HONOR, una certezza anche nelle difficoltà
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 85%
75% Recensione Honor 20: grande autonomia ma momento sbagliato
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 92%
80% Recensione HONOR 20
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 79% mobility: 90% workmanship: 78%
Honor 20: fa (quasi) bene tutto. Meglio però aspettare il fratello? La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; great performance; excellent main camera; premium design; metal case. Negative: Relatively high price; no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2019
Honor 20, design e autonomia TOP ma tanti punti interrogativi | Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; stylish design; great built quality. Negative: Poor cameras; no headphone jack; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2019
Honor 20 e 20 Pro sono ufficiali. Ecco l'anteprima video con tutte le specifiche
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2019
Honor 20 review: niet de prijsvechter die we gewend zijn
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; long battery life; nice cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2019
90% Honor 20
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% workmanship: 90%
86% Test du Honor 20 : une montée en gamme réussie… qui tombe au pire moment
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
70% Test du Honor 20 : du neuf avec du View
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test du Honor 20 : du neuf avec du View
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test du Honor 20 : un bon smartphone, sans artifice
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Du Honor 20 : Un Air De Déjà View
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Telefon wart grzechu i… swojej ceny. Honor 20 – recenzja Antyweb
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Attractive price; excellent cameras; fast fingerprint sensor; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2019
Обзор смартфона Honor 20: с камерным квартетом
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/16/2019
75% Обзор Honor 20: флагман с 4 камерами
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Опыт использования Honor 20: автотрип со смартфоном
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice performance. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2019
Обзор смартфона Honor 20: все по Фэн-шую
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: High performance; decent autonomy; excellent cameras; premium design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/15/2019
Обзор плюсов и минусов Honor 20 6/128GB. Недорогой камерофон с топовым процессором
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent cameras. Negative: No headphone jack; no memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2019
Мастер фотографии: тест-обзор смартфона Honor 20
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Great display; fast fingerprint sensor; nice cameras; great built quality; support NFC chip; dual SIM. Negative: No headphone jack; unsupported waterproof; marked case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2019
Первый обзор Honor 20 и Honor 20 Pro: четыре камеры и Kirin 980 — теперь в среднем классе
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; impressive cameras; powerful processor; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2019
68% Test: Honor 20 – Trevande nystart
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 68%

Comment

ARM Mali-G76 MP10: Integrated graphics card based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. Uses 10 of the 20 possible clusters and according to ARM offers twice the performance per cluster than the old Mali-G72. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 980: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x Cortex-A76 up to 2.6 GHz (performance), 2x A76 with up to 1.92 (balance) and 4x Cortex-A53 with up to 1.8 GHz (power saving). Furthermore, it integrates a fast LTE modem with up to 1.4 GBit/s and is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.26":

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

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

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Honor:

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

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


79.39%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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

Huawei Nova 5 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Huawei P30
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Huawei P30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 7.2", 0.233 kg
Huawei Mate X
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 8", 0.295 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Honor 20i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.164 kg
Honor 8S
PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, 5.71", 0.146 kg
Honor 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.164 kg
Honor 10i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.164 kg
Honor 8A
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.09", 0.15 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Honor MagicBook VLT-W50
GeForce MX150, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.5 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-06-16)