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Honor 20 Pro Review

Honor 20 Pro: Compact Size, Exceptional Camera and Competitive Price

The Chinese smartphone brands i.e. Oppo and OnePlus have already made their headlines in Europe and now Huawei’s sub-brand Honor after getting a huge success of Honor View 20, has all set to come up with three new smartphones in Honor 20 series. The Honor 20 Pro in the UK is leading the charge which has already surfaced online – revealing all of its specifications.

 This smartphone has proved that you no longer need to pay a fortune to get a dazzling smartphone camera. It’s equipped with a beautiful unique back panel design and a whopping battery that will keep you online all day long. Obviously, it’s nailing the basics i.e. display quality and performance.

Honor 20 Pro

Honor 20 Pro Specifications:

With a whopping 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard memory, Honor 20 Pro is ready to shine on stores soon. It is also equipped with four rear cameras, HiSilicon Kirin 970 Chipset, 6.26-inches IPS LCD display and 4000mAh battery. Rest of the Honor 20 Pro Specs are as follow:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
PRICEAround 550£
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, May
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2019, June
BODYBuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
Dimensions154.6 x 74 x 8.4 mm (6.09 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight182 g (6.42 oz)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~412 ppi density)
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.26 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); Magic 2.1
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Mali-G76 MP10
STORAGEInternal Memory256 GB
RAM8 GB
Memory CardNot Available
CAMERARear ( Quad )48 MP + 8 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear Camera Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps; gyro-EIS
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
Secondary Camera Video[email protected], gyro-EIS
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
RadioNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4065 mAh battery
ColoursPhantom Blue, Phantom Black

Honor 20 Pro Design and Display:

The smartphone doesn’t look quite different from many already released Android smartphones – but there are some flukes to its design. It’s quite big with 154.6 x 74 x 8.4 dimensions and some users may have trouble using the phone. However, it’s not really that bad!

Honor 20 Pro colours

It has an impressive 91.6% screen-to-body ratio with enough bezel on the top to house a notification light and a speaker. On the right side of the phone, you will find the power button and fingerprint scanner. The volume rockers are also mounted on the same side – but above the power button and there is a USB port on the bottom of the handset. Unfortunately, it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack which was something the Honor 20 View was loaded with.

The size of 6.26-inches is based on IPS LCD Technology which isn’t quite as good as OLED of Huawei P30. There is no waterdrop-like or wide notch on the handset’s screen – instead, it is sporting a punch-hole camera with means the lens is cut out of the screen.

Honor 20 Pro Camera:

Let’s put its design and display aside for a while and take a quick look at the gigantic camera bump. There are four rear cameras – consist of the 48MP main camera, 16MP wide-angle lens, 8MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP macro camera. Captured images, according to some online sources, are amazing with a lot of details. Night performance is great too – especially as it operates in a wide-angle mode which gives you the more creative opportunity. The front-facing camera, on the other side, is hidden in the hole-punch screen. It is 32MP – but lacks details and colours in low-light.

Honor 20 pro design

Honor 20 Pro Software:

As expected, it’s running on Android Pie 9.0 operating system with Magic UI 2.0 on top. Despite its name, it’s the same as Huawei’s EMUI user interface. During the test, online sources have claimed that this device has proved to be reliable without any major software problem.

Though it’s not as attractive as OnePlus’ OxygenOS or Samsung’s One UI – but it’s perfectly serviceable with super-fast performance and hundreds of feature sets. Furthermore, it comes with numerous design elements from Apple iOS such as parts of its animation style and its folder layout.

Honor 20 Pro Onboard Components:

Thanks to the HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset with a gigantic 8GB of RAM, it offers seamless and flawless performance during playing high graphic content games or multitasking. The 256GB of onboard memory also lets you save hundreds of thousands of files, images, and videos. Be mindful that the onboard storage is expandable no further. So, you are left to deal with storage issues on your own.

Honor 20 Pro Battery:

On paper, the 4000mAh battery sounds good but not really great. However, it’s capable enough to keep users online all day long with heavy usage and it seems to last for up to two days under light use. The battery performance is backed by Honor’s SuperCharge 22.5W which is opposed to the faster 40W standard used in Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro.

Honor 20 Pro Pricing and Availability:

The official Honor 20 Pro release date in the UK isn’t known for now but some sources have claimed that it’ll start hitting shelves somewhere in July 2019. However, Honor, in the UK, will put a two-year warranty on its upcoming smartphones – six months out of these two years will be for the battery and charger. Be noted that it’ll not cover water damage, accidental damage or misuse.

As for Honor 20 Pro Price in the UK, we don’t know how much exactly will it set users back – but again, some sources have claimed that it’ll be priced £525 which coverts over to about €599/$670/AU$970. We are keeping an eye on it and will have this article updated as soon as we hear more.

Read Honor 20 Pro Review from GSMArena

Review overview

Design & Display9.5
Software9
Performance9
Battery Life9
Camera9
Onboard Storage8.5
Value for Money9

The Pros

  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Fast Charging
  • Strong CPU Working
  • Best Camera Resolution
  • Quad Camera
  • Brilliant Design & Display

The Cons

  • No 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • No Waterproofing

Summary

9Leaving final remarks is too prompt but based on what we have heard so far, it’s a flagship device which comes with a plethora of features – out of which the display is the major highlight. It has entirely bezel-less screen which provides an exquisite viewing experience. Moreover, it’s punch-hole camera is making it stand out from a crowd and the performance is up to snuff with impressive configuration and an ample amount of battery backup.

Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.

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