Honor View 20 was launched in India in Jan 2019 and priced at Rs. 24500/- . This price tag puts it in an upper mid-range category and puts it in direct competition with the phones such as Oneplus 6. Let’s have a look at the Honor View 20 review and specs of the phone and see what it has to offer to the customers.
One thing’s for sure, the design of the phone is NOT minimalist, it’s rather striking. The back of the phone is glass and has V-shaped patterns that looks good. On the front, there is a punch-hole housing the selfie camera and I personally, don’t hate it. Plus, there are some small things that make this phone a better utility device. For example, there is a notification LED which is a very tiny one but gets the job done. The fingerprint scanner is a capacitive one, mounted on the back of the phone. It is very responsive as well as consistent. The bottom of the phone houses the USB-C port and the speaker and the top has a headphone jack which is a treat these days. Also, at this price point, Honor decided not to provide wireless charging and an IP rating to the phone.
Talking about the screen, it is an IPS LCD panel with a Full HD resolution. The colors are vibrant and the screen is bright enough to provide good outdoor visibility. The screen though has no gorilla glass protection and scratches easily in my experience. So I suggest to put a screen guard rather than regretting.
The device comes with Kirin 980 SoC that is based on the 7nm architecture and comes with 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB Storage options. There is no lag in day to day usage or even when it comes to gaming, Though the UI is not as clean as stock android but Magic UI is fine. There is some bloatware that comes pre-installed with the phone but fortunately you can uninstall most of them. Some features that uses the A.I capabilities of the system are face unlock and digital balance. While the face unlock is very fast it is not as reliable as the fingerprint scanner, guess having both doesn’t hurt. On the other hand, digital balance is a nice implementation of the digital wellbeing that is on every other phone nowadays.
|Body||Dimensions||156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.18 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||180 g (6.35 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 101.4 cm2 (~85.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2310 pixels (~398 ppi density)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|Platform||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), Magic UI 2|
|Chipset||Kirin 980 (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Main Camera||Dual||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
TOF 3D, (depth)
|Features||Panorama, HDR, LED flash|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], (gyro-EIS)|
|Selfie Camera||Single||25 MP, f/2.0, 27mm|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 22.5W, 55% in 30 min (Global)|
|Fast charging 18W – India only|
The Honor View 20 rocks a 48 MP f/1.8 Sony IMX 586 and a 3D ToF sensor for depth analysis. The photos are sharp and detailed thanks to the bigger sensor. The camera though, at times, struggles in low light with some noise in the photos. Also it’s worth noting that the camera has a tendency to have a warm-tint in every other photo which is not generally noticeable but if you are a nit-picker you may notice it. The portrait mode on the device is okay but the photos are smoothed some times. The Night Mode feature is good to have as it reduced noise level at night significantly.
The video quality is sharp and smooth although it’s to be kept in mind that the phone has no Optical Image Stabilization(OIS). This results in shaky videos while shooting 4K.
The front camera is a 25 f/2.0 shooter which takes decent selfies though some times the image looks a bit overprocessed.
The battery in the Honor View 20 is a 4000 mAh that gives a very lasting battery experience. The battery runs me throughout the day easily with around 10-25% left at night depending upon my usage. Also, there is support for the fast charging which charges the phone from 0-100% is just around 1hr 15mins.
That basically wraps up the Honor View 20 review.
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