The Honor 20 series recently arrived in India amid doubts on the future of Chinese company’s smartphone business in the wake of US-Huawei dispute. Just like some of the other manufacturers, Honor too launched different smartphones as part of its new series – the Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20, and Honor 20 Lite. While we got our hands on all the three devices at the India launch, we were able to spend more time with the Honor 20 – the flagship which takes on OnePlus 7 and the Oppo Reno. It will soon have two more rivals in India – the Asus ZenFone 6 and the Redmi K20 Pro. And, from whatever little time we have got to spend with the Honor 20, it looks ready for the battle.
The highlights of the smartphone include a modern design with a hole-punch front selfie shooter and Magic UI 2.1 Android skin. Along with this, the Honor 20 also gets a quad rear camera module led by a 48MP primary sensor, just like the Pro model. The company has confirmed that the Honor 20 series will continue to support Android and will receive security updates as well, giving a major relief to potential buyers. So, is the new Honor 20 worth your money? Here is a quick look at what it offers –
Honor 20 Design
The design is probably the most underrated and least talked about USP of the Honor 20. The phone features a 6.26-inch display which is hard to believe when you hold it in hand. The Honor 20 is unbelievably compact which gives it a major advantage over competitors. It fits perfectly in the palm and should serve well if you are looking for a relatively smaller unit. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has gone for a dual-glass design.
We have the Midnight Black colour variant of the Honor 20 with us which is more suited for users looking for a more understated design. The other option is Sapphire Blue which is a bright blue shade.
The question that will hit you as soon as you lift the phone is where is the fingerprint scanner? Honor has embedded the fingerprint sensor on the right side under the volume button. It is easy to locate and extremely quick. Also, the scanner is very accurate, opening the phone almost instantly. The left side of the phone has the dual-SIM tray. At the back, you get the unique ‘quad camera’ setup along with the LED flash. There is a Honor logo at the back too. The primary microphone, speaker, and USB Type-C port are on the bottom.
Two things that are missing from the phone are the microSD card slot which means that the internal storage is not expandable and 3.5 mm jack which means you will have to use Bluetooth or Type-C earphones. Thankfully, the Honor 20 box comes with a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter.
Overall, the Honor 20 has premium look to it and impressed us.
Honor 20 Camera
Cameras have suddenly become the most important part of a smartphone and the Honor 20 does well on that front. It gets a quad camera setup like the Pro model but with a small change. There is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.8 the aperture. The Pro variant gets the ultra wide f/1.4 aperture. The primary camera is assisted by a 16-megapixel super wide-angle camera, and two 2-megapixel sensors – one for depth sensing and the other is a macro lens. On the front, it has a 32-megapixel selfie camera just like the Pro variant.
We clicked a few pictures with the Honor 20 and the results were amazing. The primary 48MP sensor helps capture some impressive stills with rich colours. The front camera doesn’t disappoint you either. We are yet to test the low-light photography on the phone and hope the results are equally good….Read More>>