Honor 20 Pro review

Honor 20 Pro review

Honor 20 Pro

  • Body: 154.6 x 74 x 8.44 mm, 182 grams, glass front and back, metal side frame.
  • Screen: 6.26″ All-view IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340px resolution; ~412 ppi.
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU; (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G76 MP10.
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 256GB built-in storage.
  • OS: Magic 2.1 UI based on Android 9.0 Pie.
  • Rear camera: Main: 48MP, f/1.4, PDAF, EIS, OIS, AIS; Ultra-wide: 16MP, f/2.2, 117° FOV, no AF; Telephoto: 8MP, f/2.4, OIS, 3x optical lossless, 5x hybrid; Macro: 2MP, f/2.4, 4cm fixed focus; LED flash; Laser autofocus; [email protected] video recording with all cameras except for the macro.
  • Front camera: 32MP, f/2.0; [email protected] video recording.
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh, 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging.
  • Misc: IR blaster, side-mounted fingerprint reader, punch-hole camera design, Vitual 9.1 Surround Sound (with headphones only), Dynamic Holographic back design coming in Phantom Blue and Phantom Black.

 

Following recent events, the Honor 20 Pro might turn out to be one of the best value smartphones you won’t be able to get, ever. No matter how things unravel in the next few months, we decided to make a review just in case because this is Honor’s great alternative to pricey flagships. Of course, it’s not the Huawei P30 Pro but it does give the phone a run for its money.

It has what it takes to be a modern day flagship device – full-screen design (excluding the punch-hole camera, of course), big battery, flagship SoC and a quad-camera setup with all four units having a purpose of their own.

Unfortunately, though, the display is where Honor had to cut some corners. The use of IPS instead of OLED might put off some users, especially those that are coming from OLED and will most probably miss those deep blacks.

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