Updated on 2019-02-05 by Geetansh Arora
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Honor View 10 came out last year and offered flagship like experience at a price of under 30000. It was a nice smartphone with powerful internals and a good camera. Honor View 20 looks like a big upgrade over View 10 and packs a lot of improvements. Is it the best budget flagship? Is it better than OnePlus 6T? Let's find out in our brief review below.
Honor View 20 comes with a fresh design and it is one of the best we have seen. The back is of glass and is super reflective. It reflects V pattern at different angles. The phone is built well and feels very solid in hand. It has a big battery but doesn't feel too heavy.
The display on the front is a 6.4 inch LCD panel of Full HD+ 1080p resolution. The display has very thin bezels all around and there is no notch. The camera is placed inside a hole. Honor call it In-screen camera while some other manufacturers call it punch hole display. The camera is placed near the left top edge of the screen. The earpiece is in the top middle and is almost not visible. The display is good but not flagship grade at all. The Full HD+ resolution is mediocre these days and the display isn't too bright either. Color accuracy and viewing angles are decent though.
The rear camera on Honor View 20 is a 48MP Sony sensor with a TOF 3D secondary lens. This is the first time we are seeing this sensor on a smartphone. The TOF 3D sensor is for mapping the depth of field and is useful in taking portrait shots, AR games etc. The primary 48MP sensor captures great pictures with natural colors, plenty of details and good dynamic range. Even in low light, the pictures captured looks really good. It is an impressive camera sensor and you will love taking pictures on your View 20.
The front camera(inside the display) is a 25MP sensor and it also takes some beautiful pictures. It does tend to beautify the face which is common on most smartphones. The pictures are well detailed and the bokeh effect looks natural as well.
The Honor View 20 runs on Kirin 980 chipset which is the latest from HiSilicon and performs similarly to Snapdragon 845. It is built on the 7nm process and is very power efficient. There are 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage on View 20. Plenty of RAM and powerful chipset means this phone can handle multiple apps and games without breaking a sweat. Heavy games like PUBG also run smoothly. So, if you are a gamer, View 20 is a good phone for you.
The View 20 comes loaded with EMUI 9 which is a skin based on Android Pie 9. EMUI has been renamed as Magic UI. It has some bloatware but it is well optimized so everything runs smooth. Plus, it has some nice features like dual apps.
The battery inside the View 20 is 4000 mAh and gives excellent battery backup. With low to medium usage, the phone will last for 2 days on a single charge and with heavy usage, you will get 1 to 1.5 days of battery backup. The phone supports fast charging and comes with a fast charger in the box The charger charges the phone from 0 to more than 50% in just 30 minutes.
The phone doesn't have any MicroSD slot to increase the storage. Also, there is no support for Wireless charging and no IP rating as well. These are some of the features which define flagship but Honor has skipped all these.
At around 38000, Honor View 20 is a great option if you need a phone which looks great, takes excellent pictures and lasts long. If you need IP rating, Wireless Charging, and MicroSD slot then this is not for you. LG G7 is an excellent option which doesn't look as good but comes with plenty of features and is a proper flagship. If you are a OnePlus fan, then the 6T is a good option.
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At around 38000, Honor View 20 is a great option if you need a phone which looks great, takes excellent pictures and lasts long. If you need IP rating, Wireless Charging, and MicroSD slot then this is not for you. LG G7 is an excellent option which doesn't look as good but comes with plenty of features and is a proper flagship. If you are a OnePlus fan, then the 6T is a good option at a similar price.