Revisiting the Honor 20: Still Stuck in Limbo [Video]

Revisiting the Honor 20: Still Stuck in Limbo [Video]

Everyone knows about Huawei/Honor’s recent troubles in the US. For the most part, the situation actually hasn’t changed much for consumers. One particular phone, however, that hasn’t made it to the US is the Honor 20. We’ve talked a lot about its “Pro” sibling, but not as much about this slightly more affordable option.

Honor 20 XDA Forums

Pocketnow’s Joshua Vergara recently revisited the Honor 20. The future of the Honor 20 is still very much up in the air, but Joshua talks about why that’s a shame. The phone has a few nice little touches that make it stand out from the rest of the competition in this price range. Not many devices in this range offer four cameras. The macro camera might not be something that the average person uses a lot, but it’s an added bonus.

Joshua talks about how Honor kinda nailed a lot of the features you want in a phone. You get a large display in a relatively small body, great gaming performance with GPU Turbo (if your favorite games support it), a smart fingerprint scanner on the power button, and good cameras. The moral of the story hasn’t changed over the last few months: this is a good phone held back by an unfortunate situation. Check out the full video below!

CategoryHonor 20
  • 154.3 x 74 x 7.9 mm;
  • 174g
Display6.26″ FHD+ IPS LCD
SoC7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980:

  • 2x Cortex-A76 @2.6GHz +
  • 2x Cortex-A76 @1.9GHz +
  • 4x Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz

Mali-G76 MP10 GPU

RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 128GB
Battery3750 mAh with 22.5W fast charging support
USBUSB 2.0 with Type-C connector
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac support
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Infrared Port
Fingerprint ScannerSide-mounted
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.8, 0.8μm, PDAF
  • 16MP, f/2.2, 117° wide-angle camera
  • 2MP, f/2.4, macro camera
  • 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera32MP, f/2.0
Android VersionMagic UI 2.1 on top of Android 9 Pie

Note: The review unit for the Honor 20 was provided by Honor for an unbiased review. Honor sponsors XDA-Developers, but they had no inputs or contributions to the contents of this video/article. The opinions stated within the video are those of Joshua Vergara and Pocketnow.

Note: Huawei/Honor has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloaders can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.