The Honor 20 Mobile Phone exemplifies the unusual place this Huawei sub-brand finds itself in proper now. It’s a fascinating and succesful almost-flagship cellphone accessible at an extremely aggressive value. However there’s a much-publicized political shadow hanging over it proper now.
We don’t know the way the entire US vs Huawei factor goes to play out on the time of writing, it’s wanting optimistic for the Chinese language producer. However we do know that the Honor 20 can be a powerful contender within the sub-£500/$600 smartphone class if and when issues pan out.
Honor 20 launch date and value
- Out now
- Prices £400 (roughly $560, AU$810)
The perfect factor in regards to the Honor 20 Mobile Phone is that you just’re getting a functionally high-end gadget for half the value of a real flagship. It has been potential to seize the Honor 20 within the UK since June 21, 2019 at a value of simply £400 (roughly $560, AU$810).
That’s the identical value because the Google Pixel 3a, which makes related claims of providing flagship elements for a lot much less cash. In contrast to Google’s cellphone, the Honor 20 truly performs like a champ whereas providing a number of concessions within the digital camera division.
The value additionally pitches the Honor 20 towards a spread of higher-end telephones which were discounted in current months, such because the Nokia 9 PureView and the Xiaomi Mi 9.
- 3,750mAh battery
- Good for 2 full days of average utilization
Honor has slimmed down the battery providing from the Honor 20 Professional. A 3,750mAh unit is a little bit runtier than massive brother’s 4,000mAh equal.
However it’s nonetheless greater than as much as the duty. Honor/Huawei has been the most effective within the enterprise in terms of optimizing battery life in recent times, and the Honor 20 doesn’t let the aspect down.
With mild to average utilization, you would fairly simply run by means of two full days in between costs. Even throughout a extra hectic day involving numerous picture taking and a little bit sport enjoying, we didn’t have to fret about discovering a spare socket earlier than bedtime. There was nonetheless loads of juice left within the tank.
Films, music and gaming
- 6.26-inch show is nice for visible media
- Single bottom-mounted speaker isn’t splendid
- 128GB of inside storage however no microSD slot
The Honor 20 is a potent media-playing gadget with so much going for it. Positive, there are greater, sharper and extra vibrant shows on the market, however to get all three in a single bundle you’d have to spend a good bit extra money – or content material your self with an outdated flagship.
There’s a lovely sense of stability to the Honor 20 Mobile Phone show. Video content material appears good on its 6.26-inch canvas, even when the dealing with of the punch-hole notch leaves a lot of it wanting a little bit lopsided.
That is the best show for gaming content material, too, which appears and strikes nice right here.