Honor 20 Pro review

01 June 2019
Following recent events, the Honor 20 Pro might turn out to be one of the best value smartphones you won’t be able to get, ever. No matter how things unravel in the next few months, we decided to make a review just in case because this is Honor’s great alternative to pricey flagships. Of course, it’s not the Huawei P30 Pro but it does give the phone a run for its money.

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Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Huawei make the best phones because... they just do? Yes Huawei produces a good phone, but with US trade ban its will effects the sales

AF6077, 02 Jun 2019This phone is very beautiful and special camera camera i... moreHonor 20 Pro doesn't use RYYB sensor, rather it sticks to IMX586 with more traditional RGGB bayer.

  • Anonymous

Huawei make the best phones because... they just do?

All the cameras (didn't pixel peep ultrawide, as i don't care nor use it) seem to be on par with Oppo Reno 10x Zoom. Means, pretty shitty, if you compare them to P30 Pro. On other hand, Honor20 Pro 3x optical zoom seems to be as sharp as Oppo Reno 5x optical zoom.

Meanwhile Honor is supposed to be Huawei's budget sub-brand.

Does it have IR and NFC?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Jun 2019No 3.5mm jack as STANDARD = FAIL (There's MORE THAN ENOUGH ... moreAre you talking about the iPhone series?

True Flagship Killer

Don't see how having a longer lasting IPS display is a disadvantage

Oh well good review otherwise

  • Anonymous

No 3.5mm jack as STANDARD = FAIL (There's MORE THAN ENOUGH SPACE at the top OR bottom for old Pete's sake!! Huawei, is that "too difficult" for ya?!)

No microsd slot as STANDARD = FAIL (Convert the 2nd SIM slot into a hybrid one, Huawei!!)

Overall = D.O.A because of 2 essentials for the price it offers which are missing for the sake of PROFIT$$ "feeding" towards Huawei CEO

  • cam

AF6077, 02 Jun 2019This phone is very beautiful and special camera camera i... moreRYYB? That's the same as P30 Pro night mode!

This phone is very beautiful and special camera
camera it's a best because supported 4 OIS and camera use RYYB
it's fantastic.

So, the camera isn't all that super sharp, somehow none of the 48MP's I've seen are, but this one is below them. :(
The macro lens has been proved redundant. I'm surprised that Honor staff didn't check this?!

And the audio quality, where the hell is it going?

How will this phone compete against the best out there?

Only good if it came with Huawei OS.

Whackcar, 01 Jun 2019Seems like a very decent phone, but i prefer the design of ... moreYeah, this one seems too flamboyant and mimics it's more premium brothers. The View 20 looked unique.

  • Shubham

The Rating of 4.0 doesn't seem to match the description in the Review. Other recent phones with a similar "Cons" list were rated 4.3-4.4. Why is that ?

The Best desin caméra batterie hardware... Ecran lcd 😕

no video stabilization samples???

vrvly, 01 Jun 2019In person output seems good, but when you compare it to the... moreKeep it in mind that the "clarity" from Xperia's photos are coming from extremely aggressive oversharpening, which is similar to or even stronger than Samsung's processing. I saw the samples from Xperia 1 and while colors and white balance are very consistent and accurate, the amount of details captured is certainly inferior to Pixel 3, iPhone XS and P30 Pro, although it was still better than S10 that uses equally strong noise reduction to sweep away all the textures. Dynamic range wise it performed surprisingly great except for extreme lowlight.

I wish they could go for F1.8 aperture lens instead of F1.4 one, the lens seems to be really soft compared to P30 and it's especially evident when Auto HDR is triggered - despite having higher megapixel count, the details are really mushy and looks more like oilpaintings. AI Ultra clarity mode works fine but is still not as good as View 20 in terms of detail capture. The rest of the phone is fine(albeit rather disappointing display and audio output), though I gotta say I'm really impressed with its battery life. Overall a very solid phone, but would've I got this phone over P30 if it was available in my country? Even if it was significantly cheaper, certainly not.