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 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
3.5 mm jack: Yes
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.
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.
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)
Single: 25 MP, f/2.0, 27mm
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.
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
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.
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%.
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
Infrared port: Yes
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Honor View 20 Price