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Honor View 20 Smartphone Review

Inge Schwabe, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Alex Alderson), 02/12/2019

Clear view - The Honor View 20 is more than just a cheaper Huawei clone. The View 20 is the first smartphone to feature a 48 MP rear-facing camera and is one of the first with a punch-hole display. Read on to find out how the View 20 fares against its Kirin 980-powered counterparts and whether it can keep pace with other modern flagships too.

Honor View 20

The Honor View 20 succeeds the View 10 and appeared to live up to its name better than its predecessor even before we started testing it. Honor has equipped the View 20 with a 48 MP rear-facing camera, which is 32 MP more than the equivalent in the View 20 and should allow for a greater degree of loss-free image cropping than any smartphone before it. Moreover, the View 20 is one of the first smartphones that has a punch-hole display, with its 25 MP front-facing camera sitting within the display rather than above it, as is the case with most smartphones.

The View 20 starts at 569 Euros (~$644), which is 70 Euros (~$79), or over 14%, more than Honor initially charged for the View 10. However, the View 20 is considerably cheaper than the Huawei Mate 20, which is powered by the same HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC. However, the former has up to double the RAM and storage. The Mate 20 Pro is more expensive still and has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage. It is worth keeping in mind that the Mate 20 has now dropped to around 520 Euros (~$589) online, but the Mate 20 Pro remains at around 999 Euros (~$1131). The View 20 does not have expandable storage though, while the Mate 20 series support Huawei’s new nano memory cards, which are noticeably smaller, and more expensive, than microSD cards.

Honor currently sells two versions of the View 20. The base model costs 569 Euros (~$644) and has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage, while the premium version costs 80 Euros (~$90) more for an additional 2 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage.

We have chosen to compare the View 20 against other comparably priced flagships and its Huawei Mate 20 series counterparts. Our comparison devices include the ZTE Axon 9 Pro, Google Pixel 3 XL, Honor View 10, Huawei Mate 20, OnePlus 6T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. These devices retail for between 470 Euros (~$532) and 949 Euros (~$1075) but are all comparably equipped with either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.

Honor View 20 (View Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 64-bit
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.3:9, 2310 x 1080 pixel 398 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, 10-point multitouch, LTPS, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack and USB Type-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Digital compass, Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, USB Type-C 3.1 with DisplayPort and HDMI support
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. UMTS: 800, 850, 900, 1,700, 1,900, 2,100. LTE: 700, 800, 850, 900, 1,700, 1,800, 1,900, 2,100, 2,600. LTE Cat.21, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 156.9 x 75.4 ( = 0.32 x 6.18 x 2.97 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix , Dual: f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8 μm, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) TOF 3D, HDR, LED, Videos at up to 2160p/30 FPS, 1080p/30 FPS, 720p/960 FPS
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix , f/2.0, 27 mm, HDR, Videos at up to 1080p/30 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the underside of the device, Keyboard: Virtual, Silicone case, charging adapter, USB Type-C cable, SIM tool, quick start guide, warranty card, pre-applied screen protector, Magic UI 2.0.1, Smart Control (IR Remote), File Manager, Phone Clone, Backup, 24 Months Warranty, USB On-The-Go (OTG), Huawei Share, USB 3.1 Type-C, Infrared, LTE Cat.21, fanless
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 96 g ( = 3.39 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
649 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

Once again, Honor has designed a smartphone with eye-catching back glass, just as it first did with the Honor 8 in 2016. The Chinese company has given the back glass on the View 20 a nano-vacuum coating, which causes the glass to look like it has a chevron effect when the light catches it.

Honor currently sells the View 20 in Phantom Blue, Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black. The Phantom Blue version is the only one to come with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage, while the other two are equipped with 2 GB less RAM and half the internal storage. There are also two red versions, one which has been created in collaboration with the Italian fashion brand Moschino. However, the red models are only currently available in select markets like China.

Our review unit is well-made with the glass and metal design combining to create a sturdy smartphone. The smooth glass back is surprisingly grippy too, but the device will slip off a surface that is not completely flat. Thankfully, Honor includes a silicone case in the box to protect the View 20 from minor drops and to give it more grip.

Honor has equipped the View 20 with a 48 MP rear-facing camera and a 25 MP front-facing sensor. There is also a time-of-flight (ToF) camera that sits in its own housing on the back of the device with the LED flash.

The two rear-facing camera housings protrude slightly from the back glass, which means that the View 20 can never lie flat on a table, for example. Honor has not equipped the device with an in-screen fingerprint sensor though as Huawei did with the Mate 20 Pro. Instead, the company has placed the fingerprint sensor below the rear-facing cameras like with many smartphones. The View 20 sports Honor’s new logo too, which sits towards the bottom of the back glass.

The View 20 also has slightly curved edges that taper into the metal frame and give the smartphone a premium feel. The device also feels satisfyingly heavy and weighs 180 g, which makes it lighter than all but the Axon 9 Pro out of our comparison devices.

A look at the Honor View 20 and its packaging
A look at the Honor View 20 and its packaging
A look at the default home screen
A look at the default home screen
A look at the Aurora finish on the back of the Honor View 20
A look at the Aurora finish on the back of the Honor View 20
A look at the Aurora finish on the back of the Honor View 20
The new Honor logo on the back of the Honor View 20
The Honor View 20 in Phantom Red, Midnight Black and Phantom Blue
A look at the back of the Honor View Moschino Edition (Phantom Red)
A look at the Moschino Edition case and its packaging
A look at the Moschino Edition home screen
Using the Honor View 20 in desktop mode
Using the Honor View 20 as a trackpad in desktop mode

Size Comparison

157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 218 g0.4806 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 77.2 mm / 3.04 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs158 mm / 6.22 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 184 g0.4057 lbs157.5 mm / 6.2 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs156.9 mm / 6.18 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs

Connectivity

As mentioned earlier, the Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue versions have 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which puts them on par with many modern flagships. However, the Phantom Blue model has 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, the combination of which we have seen on only a few smartphones. All View 20 variants are powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, which offers a big leap in performance over its predecessor. This also applies to the integrated ARM Mali-G76 MP10 GPU, which is the first smartphone GPU that can create bokeh-effect videos.

Honor has set our expectations high with the View 20’s cameras. The 48 MP rear-facing camera is a higher resolution sensor than the one that Huawei used in the Mate 20 Pro, as is the 25 MP front-facing camera. The rear-facing camera is also complemented by a ToF camera, which provides the View 20 with depth of field data. Incidentally, the View 20 is one of the first smartphones to feature a ToF sensor, so we are intrigued to see whether it adds anything to image quality.

Music lovers rejoice, as the View 20 has a headphone jack, which has become a rarity on modern flagship smartphones. The device also has a USB 3.1 Type-C port should you have Type-C headphones. The View 20 can also be connected to an external display and used in a desktop mode that operates like Samsung DeX or Microsoft Continuum. Honor has equipped the device with an IR sensor too, which allows the View 20 to double as a smart remote via the preinstalled remote app.

Top side: IR port, microphone, proximity sensor, headphone jack
Top side: IR port, microphone, proximity sensor, headphone jack
Left-hand side: dual-SIM card slot
Left-hand side: dual-SIM card slot
Underside: microphone, USB Type-C, mono speaker
Underside: microphone, USB Type-C, mono speaker
Right-hand side: power button, volume rocker
Right-hand side: power button, volume rocker

Software

The View 20 ships with Magic UI 2.0, which is a customised version of Android 9 Pie. We first saw Magic UI on the Honor Magic 2, but the View 20 is the first device running Magic UI 2.0 to be released outside of China.

Magic UI 2.0 largely looks like stock Android, but Honor has implemented additional AI features, some of which are tied to the default camera and Internet browser apps. The device can recognise fine art and buildings, for example, while it can also give nutritional information about certain foods and tell you from where you can buy them.

However, the View 20 lacks some software features that the Magic 2 has like Huawei HiAI, which integrated speech-based caller ID recognition. Moreover, the View 20 lacks the intelligent decision-making algorithms and NPL technology that Honor included on the Magic 2. The inclusion of these features on the Magic 2 may explain why Honor has released the device only in a select few markets.

Magic UI 2.0 introduces new gestures that performed well in our tests. Firstly, you can perform a short swipe from the bottom of the screen, which returns you to the home screen. Secondly, swiping and holding opens the Recents menu. These function much like the gestures on iOS, but Honor has also included a back-button gesture that can be activated by swiping in from either the left or right edge of the screen. All three gestures worked reliably during our tests, unlike those that Google integrates on its Pixel 3 series or within stock Android 9 Pie. Honor still allows you to switch to the traditional Android navigation buttons if you do not like the gesture controls.

The Chinese company also preinstalls numerous apps including a backup app, a health app, HiCare, the Honor app and Party Mode, which allows you to sync music across multiple smartphones that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Our review unit also has the usual suite of Google apps and other third-party apps like Facebook preinstalled.

Connecting the View 20 to an external monitor via HDMI automatically launches Huawei Easy Projection, which is the company’s desktop mode. Easy Projection turns the smartphone’s display into a trackpad, but you can also connect a keyboard and mouse.

Our test device had January 2019 Android security patches installed at the time of testing, which were the most recent patches available at that time.

Default home screen
Default home screen
The Honor theme store
The Honor theme store
App Party mode
App Party mode
Navigation bar options
Navigation bar options
A full list of the apps that Honor preinstalled on our review unit
Preinstalled apps

Communication & GPS

Our review unit performed comparatively poorly in our Wi-Fi tests, which we conducted with our Linksys EA8500 reference router. The View 20 achieved less than 350 Mb/s in both iperf3 Client tests, which is only faster than the View 10 in our comparison tables. By contrast, all our comparison devices achieved at least 150 Mb/s faster transfer speeds with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 consistently maintaining double the transfer speeds that the View 20 could manage.

We suspect that refinements of Huawei's Link Turbo technology could improve the Wi-Fi performance on the View 20 though. Link Turbo uses Huawei AI and Big Data to analyse individual user behaviour and network conditions to intelligently switch between Wi-Fi and LTE for optimal download speeds. However, at present the Wi-Fi performance on the View 20 is below par for what we have come to expect from a flagship smartphone

The View 20 also supports voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling (VoWiFi), but the device must be provisioned by your carrier for the technologies to work on your handset. Moreover, the View 20 is region locked, so the European model cannot utilise VoLTE on a US network even if that carrier has provisioned the device.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
685 (min: 657, max: 705) MBit/s ∼100% +102%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
674 (min: 646, max: 691) MBit/s ∼98% +99%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
635 (min: 315, max: 645) MBit/s ∼93% +87%
OnePlus 6T
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
629 (min: 621, max: 638) MBit/s ∼92% +86%
Huawei Mate 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
507 (min: 496, max: 517) MBit/s ∼74% +50%
Honor View 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
339 (min: 325, max: 351) MBit/s ∼49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼33% -33%
Honor View 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
200 MBit/s ∼29% -41%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Mate 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
663 (min: 565, max: 714) MBit/s ∼100% +122%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
663 (min: 507, max: 704) MBit/s ∼100% +122%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
661 (min: 613, max: 699) MBit/s ∼100% +122%
OnePlus 6T
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
474 (min: 241, max: 497) MBit/s ∼71% +59%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
456 (min: 429, max: 468) MBit/s ∼69% +53%
Honor View 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
298 (min: 278, max: 319) MBit/s ∼45%
Honor View 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
223 MBit/s ∼34% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼33% -27%
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Honor View 20 HiSilicon Kirin 980, ARM Mali-G76 MP10; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø339 (325-351)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø684 (657-705)
ZTE Axon 9 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø674 (646-691)
OnePlus 6T Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø629 (621-638)
Google Pixel 3 XL Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø634 (618-645)
Huawei Mate 20 HiSilicon Kirin 980, ARM Mali-G76 MP10; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø507 (496-517)
Honor View 20 HiSilicon Kirin 980, ARM Mali-G76 MP10; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø298 (278-319)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø663 (507-704)
ZTE Axon 9 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø661 (613-699)
OnePlus 6T Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø466 (241-497)
Google Pixel 3 XL Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø456 (429-468)
Huawei Mate 20 HiSilicon Kirin 980, ARM Mali-G76 MP10; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø663 (565-714)
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors

Honor has equipped the View 20 with dual-frequency GNSS, which it uses on the GPS network. The technology works by receiving two signals from satellites rather than one, which should increase location accuracy. We can confirm this with the GPS Test app, which determines that our review unit can achieve a satellite fix with up to four metres accuracy whether indoors or outdoors. The latter is typical for a modern flagship smartphone, but the former gives the View 20 the edge over many of its competitors in this regard.

We subjected the View 20 to a bike ride to test its GPS accuracy against the Garmin Edge 500, a professional navigation device. Our review unit generally recorded our route accurately and performed even better than the Garmin did in certain sections. However, the View 20 struggled in built-up residential areas and consistently deviated by around 1-2 metres from our actual route. Both devices cut some corners too. Overall, the View 20 is accurate enough for all general navigation tasks.

GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop
GPS Test: Honor View 20 - Overview
GPS Test: Honor View 20 - Overview
GPS Test: Honor View 20 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Honor View 20 – Cycling around a lake
GPS Test: Honor View 20 - Loop
GPS Test: Honor View 20 - Loop

Telephone Features & Call Quality

Telephone interface
Telephone interface
Call options
Call options

The View 20 is a dual-SIM device and has two dedicated nano-SIM card slots.

Our review unit has good call quality, and our call partner remained intelligible throughout our tests. The same is the case from our end too, although the microphone cannot filter out all background noise.

The phone app functions differently from the default Google app. The main difference is that you can directly access calendar events and notes during a call. However, the shortcut opens Huawei’s memo app and not Google Keep, for reference.

Cameras

Photo taken with the 12 MP rear-facing camera
Photo taken with the 12 MP rear-facing camera
Photo taken with the 48 MP rear-facing camera
Photo taken with the 48 MP rear-facing camera

The View 20 is the first smartphone to have a 48 MP camera. Honor has equipped the device with a Sony IMX586 sensor that the Japanese company first introduced in summer 2018. The IMX586 utilised Quad-Bayer technology to either capture images at 48 MP, or combine four pixels into one large pixel, which is known as pixel binning. The effective resolution drops to 12 MP, but this should reduce image noise and improve the quality of low-light photos. It is worth keeping this in mind when setting the resolution, as our examples show.

Our review unit takes impressively detailed photos in good light. Zooming in on our example photos results in hardly any image noise, such is the quality of the IMX586 sensor.

The images to the right are of an illusion created by architect Eric Carlson in the 20-metre-high atrium of the Luis Vuitton store in Paris. We used this setting as an example to demonstrate the strength of the View 20’s main camera. The installation is a semicircle of 1,900 stainless steel tubes, which are mirrored by a reflective wall to create a spherical effect. Looking from the centre towards the light-flooded ceiling gives the illusory effect that you are standing in the middle of a huge fountain.

The View 20 does a great job with its 48 MP shot, especially as fine details like the ceiling lighting remain visible even when we look closely. There is some image noise in darker areas, but this is significantly reduced in the 12 MP picture thanks to pixel binning. In short, Honor’s #SeeTheUnseen appears to be one of the few marketing straplines to live up to the hype.

We also chose to take some other tests shots with the Apple iPhone XS, the ASUS ROG Phone and a Canon EOS 70D SLR camera to compare their results with those taken with the View 20. On the one hand, it is possible to make lossless crops at high magnifications with the View 20’s 48 MP shots, but the image quality is noticeably worse at maximum zoom. Zooming in on scene 1 demonstrates this well. Neither the bunny nor the barrel nor the bushes look that sharp. The bunny’s fur looks markedly less detailed in the View 20’s 48 MP photo than it does in the photos shot by our comparison devices.

The View 20 takes a better-quality picture, in our opinion, in scene 3 than the iPhone XS, but it looks worse than what the ROG Phone manages. Moreover, while the wall and the trees are clearly recognisable in scene 2, dark areas are overly underexposed compared to the photos taken with our comparison devices.

The front-facing camera is a 25 MP sensor, which is a resolution we would be impressed with if it were a rear-facing camera let alone a front-facing one. The camera takes good photos, but they can look artificial in some light. The ToF camera cannot take pictures on its own, but it provides depth of field data for bokeh effects. Honor also sells a dock that uses the ToF camera to provide motion tracking in games. Unfortunately, the company currently only sells the dock in China, and its implementation appears to be rather limited, as it is restricted to incorporating AR Mojis within games.

A night shot taken with the 48 MP rear-facing camera
A night shot taken with the 48 MP rear-facing camera
A night shot taken with the 12 MP rear-facing camera
A night shot taken with the 25 MP front-facing camera

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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ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour

We also subjected the View 20 to further camera tests under controlled lighting conditions. Our review unit captures colours vibrantly, although pure white and black tones are slightly warmer than they should be, which affects skin tones.

Our review unit also captured our test chart well. Our chart looks sharp, even at the outer edges of the picture. The only weakness is the contrast, which drops off in the bottom corners of the picture, but this is an issue for most smartphones.

A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail

Accessories & Warranty

The included silicone case
The included silicone case
A look at the bundled fast charger and a USB Type-A to Type-C cable
A look at the bundled fast charger and a USB Type-A to Type-C cable

Honor pre-applies a screen protector to the View 20, as many Chinese manufacturers do with their smartphones. The screen protector is made of plastic and looked tatty by the end of our tests. Honor also includes a SIM tool, a fast charger, a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, a quick-start guide, and a warranty card. There is a clear silicone case too for added protection.

The Phantom Red Moschino edition also comes with a corresponding exclusive case, of which we have included a picture at the start of this review. The View 20 comes with two years manufacturer’s warranty too. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for more country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation

Honor preinstalls SwiftKey as the default keyboard. The keyboard functions just as well as it does on other devices that we have tested. SwiftKey is almost endlessly customisable and has Microsoft Translator integration, which saves you from installing an additional app.

As mentioned earlier in this review, the View 20 doubles as a trackpad when plugged into an external monitor. There is also a sketch mode, but it is worth noting that any drawings disappear as soon as you leave the special mode.

The fingerprint sensor supports up to five fingers, which worked effortlessly during our tests. The sensor can also be used to open the notification shade and to scroll through the gallery app.

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the Honor View 20 as a trackpad in desktop mode
Using the Honor View 20 as a trackpad in desktop mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The View 20 has a 6.4-inch display with a 91.8% screen-to-body ratio thanks to its small front-facing camera cut-out, which we measure at a diameter of 4.5 mm. The camera cut-out sits in the upper-left corner of the screen where it should not disturb during watching videos or while playing games.

While Huawei has moved onto 4K with the Mate 20 Pro, Honor has equipped the View 20 with a 1080p panel, just like its parent company did with the Mate 20. Our review unit achieved an average maximum brightness of 475 cd/m², which puts the View 20 third-bottom in our comparison table and 65% darker than the Mate 20. Our test device is just as evenly lit as our comparison devices though. Moreover, Honor does not use pulse-width modulation (PWM) for controlling the View 20’s brightness.

468
cd/m²
482
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
469
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 492 cd/m² Average: 475.4 cd/m² Minimum: 1.18 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 492 cd/m²
Contrast: 1230:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 3.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
97.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.06
Honor View 20
LTPS, 2310x1080, 6.4
Honor View 10
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.99
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
AMOLED, 2248x1080, 6.21
OnePlus 6T
Optic AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.41
Google Pixel 3 XL
AMOLED, 2960x1440, 6.3
Huawei Mate 20
TFT-LCD (IPS), 2244x1080, 6.53
Screen
9%
28%
1%
7%
-3%
26%
Brightness middle
492
530
8%
599
22%
521
6%
437
-11%
410
-17%
782
59%
Brightness
475
523
10%
593
25%
517
9%
442
-7%
413
-13%
784
65%
Brightness Distribution
94
88
-6%
96
2%
96
2%
95
1%
97
3%
94
0%
Black Level *
0.4
0.35
12%
0.36
10%
Contrast
1230
1514
23%
2172
77%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.4
2.4
-0%
1.4
42%
2.9
-21%
2.21
8%
3.16
-32%
2.3
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.2
5.5
-6%
3.2
38%
5.5
-6%
4.27
18%
5.5
-6%
7
-35%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.2
2.2
31%
2
37%
2.7
16%
2.1
34%
1.7
47%
2.4
25%
Gamma
2.06 107%
2.25 98%
2.25 98%
2.01 109%
2.307 95%
2.219 99%
2.22 99%
CCT
7125 91%
6598 99%
6496 100%
6288 103%
6353 102%
6653 98%
6839 95%

* ... 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 9279 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The View 20 has two colour modes to choose from, which we examined closely with a photo spectrometer and CalMAN analysis software. The default profile, Normal, covers almost all the sRGB colour space and it largely reproduces colours accurately, albeit slightly too cool for our liking. The Vivid profile uses the DCI-P3 colour space, which is best suited for watching videos. Colours look more saturated as the profile’s name suggests, and its colour reproduction looks cooler too.

CalMAN: Colour space – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale – Normal colour profile, sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space – Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space – Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale - Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale - Vivid colour profile, DCI-P3 target colour space

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 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 17 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. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 31 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

The View 20 is easy to read in normal daylight, and its factory-fitted screen protector film reduces reflections slightly, albeit not completely. We would recommend finding a shady spot or turning your back to the sun if possible when using the View 20 in direct sunlight.

Using the Honor View 20 outdoors
Using the Honor View 20 outdoors

The View 20 has excellent viewing angles, as demonstrated by our photos below. A blue tint did appear when looking down or from the right of the screen, but we noticed no brightness distortions. In short, the View 20 should remain usable from almost any angle.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and the View 20 are currently the only smartphones powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC. Our review unit performed on par with its Mate 20 series counterparts in synthetic benchmarks. The Kirin 980 largely outperforms the Snapdragon 845 in benchmarks too.

The ARM Mali-G76 MP10 struggles in some cases against the Qualcomm Adreno 630 though, but the View 20 consistently outperforms the Pixel 3 XL. The Mali-G72 MP12 integrated within the Kirin 970 performed well too, but it cannot keep pace with its more-powerful successor.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9028 Points ∼67%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
9015 Points ∼67% 0%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
13374 Points ∼99% +48%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13505 Points ∼100% +50%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13341 Points ∼99% +48%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
10876 Points ∼81% +20%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
9870 Points ∼73% +9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (5677 - 9870, n=9)
7355 Points ∼54% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼35% -48%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9868 Points ∼99%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
6785 Points ∼68% -31%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8634 Points ∼87% -13%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8988 Points ∼90% -9%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8995 Points ∼90% -9%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
8292 Points ∼83% -16%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
9965 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (9547 - 10024, n=9)
9838 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼47% -52%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3314 Points ∼99%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
1918 Points ∼57% -42%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
2333 Points ∼69% -30%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2418 Points ∼72% -27%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2384 Points ∼71% -28%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
2325 Points ∼69% -30%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
3360 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3207 - 3378, n=9)
3303 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼42% -57%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9243 Points ∼99%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
6724 Points ∼72% -27%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8326 Points ∼89% -10%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8099 Points ∼87% -12%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8487 Points ∼91% -8%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
9029 Points ∼97% -2%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
9326 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (7567 - 9326, n=9)
8450 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=388)
5333 Points ∼57% -42%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
12778 Points ∼94%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
8306 Points ∼61% -35%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
10052 Points ∼74% -21%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9795 Points ∼72% -23%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
10590 Points ∼78% -17%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
11180 Points ∼83% -13%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
13531 Points ∼100% +6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (9728 - 13531, n=9)
11270 Points ∼83% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14946, n=556)
5785 Points ∼43% -55%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4381 Points ∼99%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
1897 Points ∼43% -57%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
2802 Points ∼63% -36%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3639 Points ∼82% -17%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3681 Points ∼83% -16%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
3676 Points ∼83% -16%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4439 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2227 - 4439, n=9)
3299 Points ∼74% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4683, n=396)
1981 Points ∼45% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3718 Points ∼63%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
2730 Points ∼46% -27%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4480 Points ∼76% +20%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5741 Points ∼98% +54%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5877 Points ∼100% +58%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
5789 Points ∼99% +56%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4319 Points ∼73% +16%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2747 - 4361, n=9)
3868 Points ∼66% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=396)
1787 Points ∼30% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3847 Points ∼74%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
2487 Points ∼48% -35%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3846 Points ∼74% 0%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5088 Points ∼98% +32%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5189 Points ∼100% +35%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
5133 Points ∼99% +33%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4315 Points ∼83% +12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2611 - 4317, n=9)
3680 Points ∼71% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=397)
1658 Points ∼32% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4393 Points ∼98%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
1891 Points ∼42% -57%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3060 Points ∼68% -30%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3649 Points ∼81% -17%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3374 Points ∼75% -23%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
3280 Points ∼73% -25%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4493 Points ∼100% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2421 - 4493, n=9)
3422 Points ∼76% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=424)
1893 Points ∼42% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5327 Points ∼63%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
2062 Points ∼25% -61%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8245 Points ∼98% +55%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8341 Points ∼99% +57%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8397 Points ∼100% +58%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
8380 Points ∼100% +57%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
5893 Points ∼70% +11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2536 - 5893, n=9)
4289 Points ∼51% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=424)
2386 Points ∼28% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5087 Points ∼78%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
2021 Points ∼31% -60%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
6054 Points ∼93% +19%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6487 Points ∼100% +28%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6310 Points ∼97% +24%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
6228 Points ∼96% +22%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
5511 Points ∼85% +8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2525 - 5511, n=9)
4053 Points ∼62% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=424)
2004 Points ∼31% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4175 Points ∼99%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
2931 Points ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
2653 Points ∼63% -36%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3623 Points ∼86% -13%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3537 Points ∼84% -15%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
3605 Points ∼86% -14%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4216 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3380 - 4216, n=9)
3820 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4519, n=476)
1888 Points ∼45% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4256 Points ∼81%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
2994 Points ∼57% -30%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4223 Points ∼81% -1%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5181 Points ∼99% +22%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5241 Points ∼100% +23%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
5089 Points ∼97% +20%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4232 Points ∼81% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2082 - 4400, n=9)
3851 Points ∼73% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=476)
1478 Points ∼28% -65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4238 Points ∼90%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
2980 Points ∼63% -30%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3677 Points ∼78% -13%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4729 Points ∼100% +12%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4734 Points ∼100% +12%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
4662 Points ∼98% +10%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4228 Points ∼89% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2276 - 4264, n=9)
3828 Points ∼81% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=477)
1423 Points ∼30% -66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4214 Points ∼100%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
1906 Points ∼45% -55%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3221 Points ∼76% -24%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3543 Points ∼84% -16%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3483 Points ∼83% -17%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
3594 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4215 Points ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (3548 - 4215, n=9)
3887 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4540, n=516)
1754 Points ∼42% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5252 Points ∼63%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
1954 Points ∼24% -63%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8236 Points ∼100% +57%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8219 Points ∼99% +56%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8272 Points ∼100% +58%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
7780 Points ∼94% +48%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
5245 Points ∼63% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2347 - 5431, n=9)
4073 Points ∼49% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=515)
1936 Points ∼23% -63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4979 Points ∼78%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
1943 Points ∼31% -61%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
6118 Points ∼96% +23%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6355 Points ∼100% +28%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6336 Points ∼100% +27%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
6180 Points ∼97% +24%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4975 Points ∼78% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (2567 - 4996, n=9)
3987 Points ∼63% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8165, n=518)
1674 Points ∼26% -66%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
37164 Points ∼100%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
14556 Points ∼39% -61%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
35987 Points ∼97% -3%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35430 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35022 Points ∼94% -6%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
15614 Points ∼42% -58%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
35932 Points ∼97% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (19993 - 37164, n=9)
27400 Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=676)
14217 Points ∼38% -62%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
67388 Points ∼79%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
22429 Points ∼26% -67%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
83976 Points ∼99% +25%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
81640 Points ∼96% +21%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
84998 Points ∼100% +26%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
53794 Points ∼63% -20%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
67956 Points ∼80% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (42128 - 67956, n=9)
53493 Points ∼63% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=674)
22183 Points ∼26% -67%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
57073 Points ∼88%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
20022 Points ∼31% -65%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
64627 Points ∼100% +13%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
63295 Points ∼98% +11%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
64534 Points ∼100% +13%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
34855 Points ∼54% -39%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
56722 Points ∼88% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (34035 - 57073, n=9)
44122 Points ∼68% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=674)
17924 Points ∼28% -69%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
118 fps ∼78%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
125 fps ∼82% +6%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
152 fps ∼100% +29%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
150 fps ∼99% +27%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
152 fps ∼100% +29%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
140 fps ∼92% +19%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
134 fps ∼88% +14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (68 - 138, n=9)
106 fps ∼70% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼25% -68%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
60 fps ∼97%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
59 fps ∼95% -2%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
60 fps ∼97% 0%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼97% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼97% 0%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
60 fps ∼97% 0%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
62 fps ∼100% +3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (55 - 62, n=9)
58.6 fps ∼95% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼45% -53%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
67 fps ∼77%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
66 fps ∼76% -1%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
81 fps ∼93% +21%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
82 fps ∼94% +22%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼68% -12%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
56 fps ∼64% -16%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
87 fps ∼100% +30%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (40 - 91, n=9)
68 fps ∼78% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼25% -67%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
59 fps ∼98%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
55 fps ∼92% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
56 fps ∼93% -5%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼98% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼98% 0%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
37 fps ∼62% -37%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (37 - 60, n=9)
54.3 fps ∼91% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼32% -67%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
50 fps ∼83%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
21 fps ∼35% -58%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
59 fps ∼98% +18%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +20%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼98% +18%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
45 fps ∼75% -10%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
55 fps ∼92% +10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (25 - 56, n=9)
44 fps ∼73% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼30% -64%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
48 fps ∼87%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
36 fps ∼65% -25%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
50 fps ∼91% +4%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
55 fps ∼100% +15%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
53 fps ∼96% +10%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
25 fps ∼45% -48%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
51 fps ∼93% +6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (24 - 54, n=9)
42.9 fps ∼78% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼30% -65%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
20 fps ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
20 fps ∼91% 0%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼64% -30%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
22 fps ∼100% +10%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
21 fps ∼95% +5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (19 - 21, n=8)
20.3 fps ∼92% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=189)
9.99 fps ∼45% -50%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
14 fps ∼45%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
31 fps ∼100% +121%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
22 fps ∼71% +57%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼45% 0%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
13 fps ∼42% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (13 - 14, n=8)
13.6 fps ∼44% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=188)
6.98 fps ∼23% -50%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
31 fps ∼89%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
20 fps ∼57% -35%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼100% +13%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
34 fps ∼97% +10%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
32 fps ∼91% +3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (18 - 32, n=8)
29.4 fps ∼84% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=193)
14.7 fps ∼42% -53%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
34 fps ∼92%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
30 fps ∼81% -12%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
37 fps ∼100% +9%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
37 fps ∼100% +9%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
34 fps ∼92% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (30 - 36, n=8)
32.8 fps ∼89% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=193)
16.4 fps ∼44% -52%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
32 fps ∼91%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
21 fps ∼60% -34%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
35 fps ∼100% +9%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼100% +9%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼100% +9%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
33 fps ∼94% +3%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
32 fps ∼91% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (17 - 33, n=9)
28.4 fps ∼81% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼35% -62%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
28 fps ∼85%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
21 fps ∼64% -25%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
30 fps ∼91% +7%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +18%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
31 fps ∼94% +11%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
18 fps ∼55% -36%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
30 fps ∼91% +7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (15 - 30, n=9)
23.6 fps ∼72% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼33% -61%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
306296 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
292798 Points ∼96% -4%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
287049 Points ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
294488 Points ∼96% -4%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
285269 Points ∼93% -7%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
302465 Points ∼99% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (268359 - 316199, n=9)
292583 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=295)
143117 Points ∼47% -53%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
252800 Points ∼99%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
173653 Points ∼68% -31%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
228173 Points ∼90% -10%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
231092 Points ∼91% -9%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
228939 Points ∼90% -9%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
215632 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
254229 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (245662 - 254229, n=9)
250407 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼35% -65%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
1404 Points ∼98%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
1184 Points ∼83% -16%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
1386 Points ∼97% -1%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1345 Points ∼94% -4%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1398 Points ∼98% 0%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
1176 Points ∼82% -16%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
1430 Points ∼100% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (1239 - 1430, n=9)
1329 Points ∼93% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=635)
760 Points ∼53% -46%
Graphics (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
7484 Points ∼94%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
3892 Points ∼49% -48%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
7891 Points ∼99% +5%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7930 Points ∼99% +6%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7969 Points ∼100% +6%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
7989 Points ∼100% +7%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
5455 Points ∼68% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (4963 - 7758, n=9)
6356 Points ∼80% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=635)
2070 Points ∼26% -72%
Memory (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5616 Points ∼95%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
4276 Points ∼72% -24%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3791 Points ∼64% -32%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4492 Points ∼76% -20%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4344 Points ∼73% -23%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
2825 Points ∼48% -50%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
5929 Points ∼100% +6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (5210 - 6283, n=9)
5631 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=635)
1530 Points ∼26% -73%
System (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
8594 Points ∼100%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
5195 Points ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8146 Points ∼95% -5%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8212 Points ∼95% -4%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8156 Points ∼95% -5%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
4417 Points ∼51% -49%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
8602 Points ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (7597 - 8604, n=9)
8112 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=635)
2994 Points ∼35% -65%
Overall (sort by value)
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4746 Points ∼100%
Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 MP12, 6144
3181 Points ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4287 Points ∼90% -10%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4454 Points ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4458 Points ∼94% -6%
Google Pixel 3 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 4096
3291 Points ∼69% -31%
Huawei Mate 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 4096
4466 Points ∼94% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980
  (4014 - 4746, n=9)
4419 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=635)
1501 Points ∼32% -68%

The View 20 also outs its predecessor in browser benchmarks, while the Kirin 980 largely has the edge over the Snapdragon 845 too. While our review unit does not finish top in our comparison tables, its performance is on par with our comparison devices, nonetheless.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
108.07 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 (Chrome 70.0.3538.80)
106.97 Points ∼99% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (93.2 - 109, n=8)
101 Points ∼93% -7%
OnePlus 6T (Chrome 70)
86.123 Points ∼80% -20%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
85.976 Points ∼80% -20%
Google Pixel 3 XL (Chrome 70)
75.8 Points ∼70% -30%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro (Chrome 71)
70.062 Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=532)
41.9 Points ∼39% -61%
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
34.871 Points ∼32% -68%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
22500 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 (Chrome 70.0.3538.80)
21849 Points ∼97% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (20618 - 23285, n=9)
21662 Points ∼96% -4%
OnePlus 6T (Chrome 70)
16824 Points ∼75% -25%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
16489 Points ∼73% -27%
Google Pixel 3 XL (Chrome 70)
16228 Points ∼72% -28%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro (Chrome 71)
15819 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼30% -70%
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
6729 Points ∼30% -70%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=718)
10523 ms * ∼100% -414%
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
6013 ms * ∼57% -194%
Google Pixel 3 XL (Chrome 70)
2785 ms * ∼26% -36%
ZTE Axon 9 Pro (Chrome 71)
2357.6 ms * ∼22% -15%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
2299.9 ms * ∼22% -12%
OnePlus 6T (Chrome 70)
2281.6 ms * ∼22% -11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (1948 - 3098, n=9)
2189 ms * ∼21% -7%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
2048.1 ms * ∼19%
Huawei Mate 20 (Chrome 70.0.3538.80)
1947.9 ms * ∼19% +5%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Huawei Mate 20 (Chrome 70.0.3538.80)
124 Points ∼100% +25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (86 - 124, n=9)
103 Points ∼83% +4%
Google Pixel 3 XL (Chrome 70)
100 Points ∼81% +1%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
99 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
95 Points ∼77% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=165)
67 Points ∼54% -32%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Huawei Mate 20 (Chrome 70.0.3538.80)
328 Points ∼100% +25%
Google Pixel 3 XL (Chrome 70)
287 Points ∼88% +9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 980 (228 - 334, n=5)
277 Points ∼84% +5%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
263 Points ∼80%
OnePlus 6T (Chrome 70)
260 Points ∼79% -1%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
260 Points ∼79% -1%
Honor View 10 (Chrome 63)
157 Points ∼48% -40%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 362, n=331)
122 Points ∼37% -54%

* ... smaller is better

Our test device handles multi-tasking with ease thanks to its 8 GB of RAM. The 6 GB base model is also well-equipped and holds its own against other modern flagships.

The 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage should be plenty too, but 48 MP pictures will quickly start eating up memory, so expandable storage would have been useful, as would a cheaper 64 GB version. However, the View 20 has more storage than most flagships, so it scores well here too.

The View 20 has class-leading read and write speeds. Our review unit even finished first in our AndroBench 3-5 comparison table and even 4% ahead of the Mate 20. Overall, Honor has does a great job with the View 20 here, and it outperforms considerably more-expensive competitors.

Honor View 20Honor View 10Xiaomi Mi Mix 3ZTE Axon 9 ProOnePlus 6TGoogle Pixel 3 XLHuawei Mate 20Average 256 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-7%
-36%
-34%
-33%
-17%
-4%
-11%
-71%
Random Write 4KB
138.85
160
15%
19.54
-86%
22.52
-84%
22
-84%
132.7
-4%
158.15
14%
98.1 (22.1 - 160, n=7)
-29%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=752)
-84%
Random Read 4KB
168.91
144.3
-15%
133.24
-21%
141.34
-16%
138.5
-18%
120.8
-28%
157.95
-6%
153 (127 - 174, n=7)
-9%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=752)
-72%
Sequential Write 256KB
250.06
194.3
-22%
206.76
-17%
196.43
-21%
204.4
-18%
228.6
-9%
196.66
-21%
245 (228 - 253, n=7)
-2%
97.6 (2.99 - 590, n=752)
-61%
Sequential Read 256KB
847.48
810.3
-4%
674.98
-20%
719.1
-15%
735.3
-13%
632.6
-25%
839.57
-1%
807 (687 - 873, n=7)
-5%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=752)
-68%

Games

The View 20 is a powerful gaming smartphone, especially the 8 GB version. We doubt that most people could tell the difference between the Mali-G76 MP10 and the Adreno 630, as both achieve smooth frame rates in the most complex of modern games.

The optional dock that we mentioned earlier in this review has the potential to utilise the ToF camera to deliver motion-tracking within games. However, as the dock is only currently available in China, the 3D fun is currently limited to just placing an AR Moji within videos that simulates the movements of those who are being recorded.

The View 20 does come with an exclusive Fortnite skin though: The Honor Guard skin will be exclusively reserved for View 20 buyers and will become available around three weeks after Honor sets officially selling the View 20.

The View 20 is also one of the first Android smartphones that can run PUBG stably at 60 FPS, which our test device replicated in Real Racing 3 too.

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