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Honor View 20 Review, Specs, Features and Price

by David Obodoakor

Honor View 20 is the newest flagship from Honor. This is said to be arguably the company’s best flagship till date and it’s available at a reasonable price tag. The Honor View 20 features the ultra-fast Kirin 980 processor from Huawei. This processor is a big competitor of the Snapdragon 855 chip. Optimal performance is expected from this flagship device, let’s take a look at its overall specs and features.

Honor View 20

Honor View 20 Design

The View 20 features an ultra-reflective curved glass at the back. And at the front is a 2.5D glass with the frame made up of aluminium. The phone doesn’t feature any official water resistance, not Qi wireless charging which is a letdown, to say the least. It does, however, feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. At the rear also is a dual camera with LED flash arranged vertically at the top left corner.

Honor has dropped the notch display, which usually houses the selfie camera. Instead, the View 20 features a punch-hole on-screen selfie camera. It measures 8.1 mm in thickness and weighs a huge 180 grams.

Dimensions: 156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 180 grams
Build: Front glass, aluminum frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Saphire Blue, Phantom Blue, Phantom Red, Midnight Black
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes

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Honor View 20 Display

Taking over 85% of the front of the View 20 is the 6.4 inches IPS LCD touchscreen. The display quality is decent despite not features an OLED touchscreen. It sports a 1080 x 2310 pixels with 398 PPI density.

Honor View 20

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.4 inches (85.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2310 pixels (398 PPI density)


The camera setup is probably the best selling point of the Honor View 20. It features a dual camera at the back consisting of a 48MP f/1.8 main sensor and a TOF (Time of Flight) 3D stereo secondary camera. The camera system features 4K resolution video recording capability at 30 frames per second. A shooting mode feature is available in the camera and detects various stuff on scenes.

In the punch-hole in-screen camera is a 25MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and HDR. Sadly, the selfie camera can’t record 4K videos, you’ll have to make do with 1080p videos at 30fps.

Main Camera
Dual: 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF + TOF 3D stereo camera
Features: Panorama, HDR, LED flash
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps, (gyro-EIS)

Selfie Camera
Single: 25 MP, f/2.0, 27mm
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps


The HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset built with a super efficient 7nm manufacturing process powers the View 20. This chipset allows for fast and top-notch performance without having to drain the battery life. The Kirin 980 SoC packs 8-cores CPU and Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. The phone is available in a 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and an 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. To avoid overheating during charging or 3D charging, the View 20 comes with cooling tech software.

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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)
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
Memory: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256G
MicroSD: No


The View 20 runs on Magic UI 2.0, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. Apps run smoother on the Magic UI compared to the previous interface and a lot of customization is enabled.

Honor View 20

OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Magic UI 2.0
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


The device packs a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. The smartphone supports 22.5W SuperCharge fast battery charging. According to Huawei, you’ll get from 0-50% with 30 minutes of charging and less than 100 minutes from 0-100%.

Honor View 20

Type: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 5V/4.5A 22.5W (55% in 30 min) – for Global market
– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W – India only


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC: Yes
Infrared port: Yes
Radio: No
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Honor View 20 Price

6GB/128GB: $479
8GB/256GB: $665

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