Honor 20 in for review

22 July 2019
The vanilla Honor 20 is here and we're going to test how it stacks up to the competition.

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THE-TRUTH-REVEALER, 22 Jul 2019Damn, that's sad with PUBG. I always hated the QC of Exynos... moreDont forget Huawei got advantage on the GPU Turbo. Those things really shows on real life gaming.

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019https://youtu.be/LMeW5BnEaNUDamn, that's sad with PUBG. I always hated the QC of Exynos chips and it just shows here.

In spite of having better hardware, it still performs poorly against a weaker chip. Almost makes it seem like they dropped the performance intentionally.

  • walauweh

THE-TRUTH-REVEALER, 22 Jul 2019 Do you have a source? I think that is not possible (though... morediff clock speed can make a diff, even using the same gpu cores. exynos has extra 2 cores while kirin has higher gpu clock speed. u can check with anandtech.

  • Anonymous

THE-TRUTH-REVEALER, 22 Jul 2019 Do you have a source? I think that is not possible (though... morehttps://youtu.be/LMeW5BnEaNU

  • Anonymous

No jack = no buy

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019But when I check gaming tests. Kirin 980 destroys exynos Do you have a source? I think that is not possible (though I would like to be corrected if I am wrong).

Exynos uses Mali-G76 MP12. And Kirin 980 uses Mali-G76 MP10 (as per GSMArena specs page). As you see they are using the EXACT SAME core architecture but Exynos has 2 more cores, which will directly translate to better GPU performance (most GPU related tasks are multi-threaded tasks). No amount of software optimization can compensate for the two core hardware difference.imho.

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Dude , 22 Jul 2019Too little too late. Overpriced and dated already.compare to what dude?

  • Anonymous

THE-TRUTH-REVEALER, 22 Jul 2019Yep, that's the case. BUT, Honor/Huawei at present, don't... moreBut when I check gaming tests. Kirin 980 destroys exynos

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019Some people will complain why not amoled. But IPS is much m... moreexactly. most of the people doesn't even understand which tech for display they should go for. a top of the line IPS is as good. maybe the black is not as good as oled but brightness makes up for that. websites like gsmarena and their reviewers should share part of the responsibility to praise some stuff like bezelless displays, prefer oled over ips. I personally would prefer a display with thin bezels and a great ips over mediocre oled. even though people coming to read about tech stuff on this websites and feel that they are tech savvies, most of them just blindly follow what this websites or their reviewers say.

  • Dude

Too little too late. Overpriced and dated already.

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019Looking at the throttling results of Kirin 980 under sustai... moreYep, that's the case.
BUT, Honor/Huawei at present, don't have a better chipset than the 980.

So it has to be called "Huawei's" flagship chipset. Even though it is outperformed by upper-midrange SD730 after an hour of sustained intensive activity like gaming or heavy processing. Might suit 'em casuals/average Joe's.

I personally stick with SD 8xx series(SD855 as of now), or A-series if the rest of the device is good. But 99% it is SD8XX. I also appreciate Exynos processors, a little more QC and they can match the top tier performances of SD855.

  • Anonymous

Looking at the throttling results of Kirin 980 under sustained load (only 60% performance after one hour) as per GSMArena tests, I think it is officially incorrect to call Kirin 980 a flagship chipset, right?

  • Anonymous

Kangal, 22 Jul 20192019 Upper Midrange Phones: (better) Nubia RedMagic 3 Le... moreBoth red magic 3 and lenovo z6 pro have have poor cameras. They don't deserve first and second spot.

  • Flying donkey

Honor 20 comes in 8 gb and 256 storage

2019 Upper Midrange Phones:
(better)
Nubia RedMagic 3
Lenovo Z6 Pro
Redmi K20 Pro
Oppo Reno Zoom
Vivo iQoo
Huawei P30
Huawei Mate 20
ASUS ZenFone 6
Xiaomi BlackShark 2
Honor View 20
OnePlus 7
Meizu 16s
Xiaomi Mi 9
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 -------------------Lowest on the hierarchy list
(worse)

Flagship/Luxury qualifier: IP68 protection and/or User Removable Battery, and the Best Processor QSD 855/Kirin 980/Exynos 9820, and Great Camera. Usually demands a premium price ($600 or above).

Upper Midrange/High-end qualifier: Best processor QSD 855/Kirin 980, but no IP68 protection or User Removable Battery, and Good-Great Camera. Usually priced sensibly ($300 or above).

Midrange qualifier: Any processor from the slowest QSD 636 to the fastest QSD 730, with a Good Camera. Usually priced affordable ($150 or above).

Low-end qualifier: Cheap but functional, great for kids or poor populations. Usually priced cheap ($80 or above).

Entry-grade qualifier: Even cheaper and less capable, basically landfill. Price not a factor.

  • Anonymous

Some people will complain why not amoled. But IPS is much more durable. Better colors or more durable. Choice is yours. And don't forget about amoled burn in as it will happen for sure.

I appreciate that, but please work on that 20, which actually matters for most of us.

Yes, Redmi K20 Pro. Please work on its review.

  • 0000

Boring and ugliest UI