Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

The company Honor, for the second time, officially introduced smartphone Honor V20. In early December, the first presentation of the Honor V20 in Hong Kong. There, however, only certain hardware facts and the appearance of the smartphone were presented to the public. Now Huawei officially announced the phone with all the technical specifications and prices.

In world markets, the smartphone will be known as Huawei Honor View 20.

The device is positioned as a flagship phone, offered at affordable prices.

The smartphone is equipped with a Kirin 980 processor, a 6.4-inch display with “Display-Loch” and many specifications that can be attributed to the flagship series.

The manufacturer’s price for Honor View 20 was 2999 yuan (~ $ 435).

Honor View 20 4G Smartphone

Price: from 538.49 $

6.4-inch IPS (FHD+) 2310x1080 pixels, 6GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 4000 mAh Battery, Android 9 MagicUI2.0.1, HUAWAY Kirin980 Octa-core 2.6 GHz

Honor View 20 4G Smartphone

Price: from 538.49 $

6.4-inch IPS (FHD+) 2310x1080 pixels, 6GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 4000 mAh Battery, Android 9 MagicUI2.0.1, HUAWAY Kirin980 Octa-core 2.6 GHz

Honor View 20: Specifications

Display6.4 inch IPS screen (FHD +) 1080x2310 pixels, 398PPI
OS Android 9.0    Magic UI2.0.1
CPUKirin 980 Octa Core 2.6GHz
GPUMali-G76MP10 with 720MHz
RAM6GB / 8GB
ROM128GB
Rear camera48 MP(f/1.8 colorful) + TOF stereo deep lens camera , Support auto focus
Front camera25 MP(f/2.0 colorful )  , Support fixed focal length
InterfaceType-C,USB3.1GEN1 (DP1.2)  3.5mm earphone jack;CTIA Standard
SIM CARDCARD 1 :Nano / CARD 2 :Nano
Battery4000 mAh
ChargeSupport Quick Charge
Size156,9 * 75,4 * 8,1
Weight180 g
ColourCharm Blue Sear, Magic Night Black, and Charm Red

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20:  Packing

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

  • Mobile phone
  • Battery (built-in)
  • Quick Guide
  • SuperCharge Charger
  • Three Guarantees Document
  • Type-C data line
  • Snap pin
  • TPU protective case
  • Glory Promotion Card

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20: Design

Honor View 20 boasts visual appeal thanks to a design solution that combines glass and metal. The back cover is glass, metal frame.

This is the first phone company V-series, which uses a 3D-glass with a V-shaped texture, which manifests itself in the reflection of light.

Almost the entire front surface takes a 6.4-inch screen. In the upper left corner of the display is the “Display-Loch” under the front-facing camera.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Selfie shooter takes up only a small space because its lens diameter is only 4.5 mm. This allowed the phone to get a thinner frame, except for the “chin”, which is still a bit thick.

On the back, in the upper left corner, there is a double main camera and LED flash. The arrangement of the elements is horizontal.

Below the center is the fingerprint sensor.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

The dimensions of the smartphone Honor View 20 are length 156.9 mm, width 75.4 mm and thickness 8.1 mm. Device weight – 180 grams.

The smartphone is available in three color versions: Charm Blue Sear, Magic Night Black, and Charm Red. All versions come with an optical backlight: V-shaped texture at the back, which changes color depending on the viewing angle.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20: Display

Honor View 20 is equipped with a 6.4-inch IPS-display. The screen supports a resolution (Full HD +) of 2310 x 1080 pixels, which is characterized by a pixel density of 398PPI. Due to the presence of “Display-Loch” for the camera, the effective area of the display to the front panel is 91.82%.

The display supports multitouch with 10 simultaneous touches.

The screen has good viewing angles and high maximum brightness.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20: Performance

Under the hood, Honor View 20 is a powerful processor HiSilicon Kirin 980. It is manufactured according to 7-nanometer process technology. The chip is built using the new architecture big.Middle.LITTLE.

The SoC configuration includes three clusters according to the 2 + 2 + 4 scheme. These are 2 cores Cortex-A76  with a frequency of 2.6 GHz, 2 cores Cortex-A76  with a reduced frequency of 1.92 GHz, and 4 cores Cortex A-55 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz.

Together with the new architecture, the Kirin 980 received a new graphics accelerator, the 10-core Mali-G76. The new graphics are 46% more productive than the Mali G72MP12 in the Kirin 970 and 178% more energy efficient.

There are two options for the capacity of RAM – 6 GB and 8 GB LPDDR4X, and two – the capacity of the drive – 128 GB and 256 GB. No memory card slot.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20 received support for GPU Turbo technology to speed up the operation of the graphics processor.

The Chinese manufacturing company claims that the performance of View 20 in graphics tasks is 20 times higher than that of conventional smartphones. The liquid cooling system NINE provides complete dissipation of heat from the main sources of heating of various components – the camera, the processor and the battery.

Users have also invited intelligent assistant YOYO AI.

It works out of the box smartphone running Android 9.0 Pie with an add-in in the form of a proprietary user interface EMUI 9.0 UI.

Honor View 20 offers a new technology called Link Turbo, which combines Wi-Fi and 4G LTE on demand. This means that as soon as the phone detects a slow Wi-Fi connection, it automatically switches to 4G.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20: Camera

Honor View 20 has three cameras.

On the front side, there is one camera with a resolution of 25 MP with a f/2.0 aperture. It is equipped with artificial intelligence and a customizable portrait enhancement feature.

On the back is the main dual camera. It is composed of a Sony IMX586 photo module with a resolution of 48 MP and an aperture of f/1.8 and 3D TOF cameras (Time of Flight). A stereo lens is responsible for accurately measuring the distance to objects, thereby providing the function of determining the depth of the frame.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

The extremely high resolution of the matrix allows you to receive frames of extremely high detail, and its design features, due to which neighboring pixels can be combined into clusters of four, provide the ability to shoot in low light.

It also supports slow-motion video recording at 960 frames per second in HD quality.

Artificial intelligence, consisting of two NPU NeuroProcessor units, performs numerous functions to improve the quality of shooting. With the improvement of the faces in the portraits, everyone has long been familiar, so here we went further, offering the opportunity to improve the figure.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20: Battery

Honor View 20 is powered by a 4000 mAh non-removable lithium-polymer battery. The device supports the function of fast charging 4.5V/5A.

Honor View 20 review: Flagship phone with Kirin 980 and 48 MP camera

Honor View 20: Price

The cost of Honor View 20 c 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory will be 2999 yuan (about $ 435). A smartphone with 8 GB of RAM costs 3499 yuan (about $ 507), and for a version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, 3999 yuan (about $ 580) have to be paid.

You can buy Honor View 20 smartphone on Aliexpress site at a price of $ 538.49.

Honor View 20 4G Smartphone

Price: from 538.49 $

6.4-inch IPS (FHD+) 2310x1080 pixels, 6GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 4000 mAh Battery, Android 9 MagicUI2.0.1, HUAWAY Kirin980 Octa-core 2.6 GHz

Honor View 20 4G Smartphone

Price: from 538.49 $

6.4-inch IPS (FHD+) 2310x1080 pixels, 6GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 4000 mAh Battery, Android 9 MagicUI2.0.1, HUAWAY Kirin980 Octa-core 2.6 GHz

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