Huawei Honor View 20 review




Operating system
Android
Processor
2.6 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
41+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

The Honor View 20 is the first flagship phone of 2019, and it has the potential to already be one of the best. It’s a lovely looking device with a load of exciting features.

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews
GSMArena

The gorgeous rear glass alone is stunning and will certainly turn heads. As for the hole-punch camera, we find that it's a more practical and less obtrusive method of maximizing display area. As far as we can tell, we anticipate the hole-punch to be the new notch. The 48MP camera is certainly a new...

- GSMArena
Tech Advisor

The View 20 is stunning to look at - from just about any angle, thanks to the one-two punch of the pinhole camera on the front and the genuinely unique holographic V effect on the glass rear. The specs are plenty powerful to match, but it remains to be seen how the cameras themselves will hold up -...

- Dominic Preston, Tech Advisor
Android Authority

The selfie camera cutout isn’t the only unique thing about this phone though. The Honor View 20 is one of the first devices to use Sony’s new IMX 586 sensor, enabling the 48MP camera Honor has stuffed into this thing. There is also a 3D camera seated next to the 48MP sensor for depth detection and f...

- David Imel, Android Authority
TechRadar

The Honor View 20 has an attractive design and a modern, next-generation screen on the front. The camera packs a lot of potential for sharp, well-created images, but 48MP is a lot of pixels to allow for well-made low-light snaps. However, for a powerful phone with alternative technology, the Honor V...

- Gareth Beavis, TechRadar


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Screen Size
6.4"

The Huawei Honor View 20's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2310 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.6 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
41+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 41+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1560 minutes.

Honor View 20 Specs

Overview
Release date January 22, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/2100/800 /850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Unknown
Languages English, Chinese
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1560 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 21.7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Magic Night Black, Sea Blue, Phantom Blue, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.69 x 7.54 x 0.81 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2310 pixels
Pixel density 398 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, All-View Display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
41+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, TOF 3D stereo camera, Dual camera feature, HDR, gyro-EIS
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
HDR, f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei Honor V20

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Critic Reviews


TrustedReviews

Ditches the notch for a 'hole-punch'-style cutout

from TrustedReviews

The Honor View 20 is the first flagship phone of 2019, and it has the potential to already be one of the best. It’s a lovely looking device with a load of exciting features.

Read full review

The Honor View 20 is the first flagship phone of 2019, and it has the potential to already be one of the best. It’s a lovely looking device with a load of exciting features.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Honor's top-of-the-line flagship

The gorgeous rear glass alone is stunning and will certainly turn heads. As for the hole-punch camera, we find that it's a more practical and less obtrusive method of maximizing display area. As far as we can tell, we anticipate the hole-punch to be the new notch. The 48MP camera is certainly a new benchmark for phones of this category.

Read full review

The gorgeous rear glass alone is stunning and will certainly turn heads. As for the hole-punch camera, we find that it's a more practical and less obtrusive method of maximizing display area. As far as we can tell, we anticipate the hole-punch to be the new notch. The 48MP camera is certainly a new benchmark for phones of this category.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

Could be one of 2019's first best phones

from Tech Advisor

The View 20 is stunning to look at - from just about any angle, thanks to the one-two punch of the pinhole camera on the front and the genuinely unique holographic V effect on the glass rear. The specs are plenty powerful to match, but it remains to be seen how the cameras themselves will hold up...More

The View 20 is stunning to look at - from just about any angle, thanks to the one-two punch of the pinhole camera on the front and the genuinely unique holographic V effect on the glass rear. The specs are plenty powerful to match, but it remains to be seen how the cameras themselves will hold up - high megapixel counts don't always mean a lot, and recent Honor devices have been hit or miss on actual photo quality. 

Read full review

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Android Authority

A hyper-competitive option from a traditionally mid-range company

from Android Authority

The selfie camera cutout isn’t the only unique thing about this phone though. The Honor View 20 is one of the first devices to use Sony’s new IMX 586 sensor, enabling the 48MP camera Honor has stuffed into this thing. There is also a 3D camera seated next to the 48MP sensor for depth detectio...More

The selfie camera cutout isn’t the only unique thing about this phone though. The Honor View 20 is one of the first devices to use Sony’s new IMX 586 sensor, enabling the 48MP camera Honor has stuffed into this thing. There is also a 3D camera seated next to the 48MP sensor for depth detection and for creating virtual versions of objects.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

New screen technology packs a real punch

from TechRadar

The Honor View 20 has an attractive design and a modern, next-generation screen on the front. The camera packs a lot of potential for sharp, well-created images, but 48MP is a lot of pixels to allow for well-made low-light snaps. However, for a powerful phone with alternative technology, the Honor View 20 has a lot to offer.

Read full review

The Honor View 20 has an attractive design and a modern, next-generation screen on the front. The camera packs a lot of potential for sharp, well-created images, but 48MP is a lot of pixels to allow for well-made low-light snaps. However, for a powerful phone with alternative technology, the Honor View 20 has a lot to offer.

Read full review

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