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Improved Honor Clone: The Huawei Nova 5T has less weaknesses than the Honor 20

A first glance at the two smartphones and another at the specs shows that the Huawei Nova 5T is based on the Honor 20. However, as we found out in our test, there are also some important differences!

This is a clever move: Because the Honor 20 was introduced in the days before the US embargo, the Google services are also still preinstalled on the Honor smartphone. Huawei could not have done this with a newer smartphone. Instead, the roles were reversed, and instead of cloning a Huawei smartphone for Honor, this time, the elegant Honor 20 was taken as the base for Huawei. The whole thing is so obvious that one of the benchmarks in the test even identified the Huawei smartphone as the Honor 20.

So why should it not be done this way around? The Honor 20 is actually a good smartphone, and with 6 GB RAM and Huawei's HiSilikon Kirin 980 it is also very powerful. The good hardware equipment is rounded by 128 GB of internal storage. In addition, the camera also does not need to hide: The main camera on the back offers a resolution of 48 MP and is flanked by a total of three additional lenses - one wide-angle lens and two to support macro shots and portraits.  

All that, we can also find in the Nova 5T. But the Honor 20 also had a few weaknesses. With only two bands respectively in the GSM and UMTS net, the compatibility in the non-LTE net is less than usual. In addition, our Honor-20 test unit supported neither VoLTE nor VoWLAN. So how do things look in the Nova 5T in this regard? They are better - we can already say that much. Our review of the Huawei Nova 5T reveals all the other common features and differences. 

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Inge Schwabe, 2019-12-19 (Update: 2019-12-29)