Huawei, in the face of its feud with the US government, is trying to dominate the over-crowded midrange market elsewhere using its subsidiary Honor. It has launched two new phones with some of the best specifications in the market.
Design and Display
The Honor 20 and 20 Pro look identical. As a layman, you will hardly be able to spot the difference. The only difference in the design is that the regular Honor 20 is a few mm thinner than Honor 20 Pro.
The rest is the same. Both phones feature a glossy gradient finish with triple sensor cameras on the back vertically arranged on the left, with a separate macro camera on the right, while the fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side.
Coming to the front, in both phones, there’s a punch hole display where the selfie camera sits. The duo features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Internal and Storage
The duo is powered by the flagship Kirin 980 SoC which is paired with 6 GB RAM in Honor 20 and 8 GB RAM for Honor 20 Pro.
Honor 20 has 128 GB built-in memory while the Pro version features 256 GB in-built storage. The phones come with a graphene cooling sheet inside, that has a thermal conductivity higher than normal copper enclosures. For smoother gameplay, both phones come with GPU turbo 3.0 which enhances performance.
They run on Honor’s Magic 2.1 UI on top of Android 9.0 Pie.
This is where the real difference is between both phones. Starting with the Honor 20 Pro, its rear camera features the fastest aperture among smartphones, at least according to Huawei, and the aperture directs 60 percent higher light towards the 48 MP main sensor.
The main camera has a Sony IMX586 sensor that features optical image stabilization. Along with the 48 MP main sensor, Honor 20 Pro has an 8 MP telephoto lens that has 3x optical, 5x hybrid and 30x digital zoom. Last but not least is a 16 MP wide-angle camera with 117 degrees FOV. On the side of the triple camera setup is another 2MP macro lens used for capturing close-up shots.
Moving on to the Honor 20, we still have the Sony IMX586 48 MP sensor, however, the fast aperture is not available on this one. Instead of the 8 MP telephoto lens on the Pro, the regular Honor 20 has a 2 MP depth sensor. The 16 MP ultra-wide sensor and 2 MP macro camera are the same.
On the front, both phones feature a single 32 MP sensor.
Battery and Pricing
Huawei Honor 20 Pro comes with a 4,000 mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging. It comes in only one variant at a price of €600.
On the other hand, Honor 20 features a 3,750 mAh battery, also with 22.5W fast charging. It comes at a price tag of €500 in Europe and £400 in the UK.
Huawei Honor 20 and 20 Pro Specifications
|Specifications||Huawei Honor 20||Huawei Honor 20 Pro|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)||Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU||Mali-G76 MP10||Mali-G76 MP10|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)||HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); Magic 2.1||Android 9.0 (Pie); Magic 2.1|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE;||2G, 3G, 4G LTE;|
|Display||IPS LCD, 6.26-inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution||IPS LCD, 6.26-inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution|
|Camera||Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 16MP + 2MP||Primary: 48 MP + 2 MP + 16MP + 2MP|
|Selfie: 2 MP||Selfie: 32 MP|
|Connectivity||LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack||LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||4000 mAh, 22.5W fast charging||3750 mAh, 22.5W fast charging|