Honor 20 vs OnePlus 7: Battle of the Non-Pros

Honor 20 vs OnePlus 7: Battle of the Non-Pros

It’s pretty common nowadays to see a company release two phones at the same time with one being a more powerful “Pro” version. Naturally, these Pro models tend to get most of the attention and the non-Pro variants get unfairly overlooked. Joshua Vergara from PocketNow recently compared two non-Pro variants from popular duos: the Honor 20 and OnePlus 7.

One reason why these two particular phones are overlooked is that they’re hard to get in the US. Regardless of availability, these two phones have a lot in common. Their screen sizes are similar, though the Honor has an LCD while the OnePlus has an AMOLED panel. Performance is mostly similar between the Kirin 980 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 as well, though the latter fares slightly better in gaming. The biggest differences come with the cameras as the Honor 20 is packing four sensors to the OnePlus 7’s two.

Honor 20 XDA Forums / OnePlus 7 XDA Forums

Overall, Joshua is impressed by these phones, despite them not being the more popular “Pro” variants. Check out the full video to see the full 7-minute comparison.

CategoryHonor 20OnePlus 7
Size154.3 x 74 x 7.9 mm, 174g157.7 × 74.8 × 8.2 mm, 182 g
Display6.26-inch FHD+ IPS LCD6.41-inch 2340×1080 (19.5:9) 60 Hz Optic AMOLED
SoC7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980

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

Mali-G76 MP10 GPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU

  • 1x 2.84GHz Kryo 485
  • 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 485
  • 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385

Adreno 640 GPU

RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 128GB
6/8GB + 128/256GB
Battery3750 mAh with 22.5W fast charging support3700 mAh with OnePlus Quick Charge (5V 4A)
USBUSB 2.0 with Type-C connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac support
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Infrared Port
  • Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, with Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD support, LDAC and AAC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Positioning: GPS(L1+L5 dual-band), GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo(E1+E5a dual-band), SBAS, A-GPS
Fingerprint ScannerSide-mountedIn-display
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
  • Sony IMX586 (48MP, f/1.7, 1.6μm) with OIS and EIS.
  • Telephoto: 5MP, f/2.4, 1.12μm.
  • Dual LED Flash
  • PDAF
Front Camera32MP, f/2.016MP, f/2.0
Android VersionMagic UI on top of Android 9 PieOxygenOS on top of Android 9 Pie

Note: Huawei/Honor have stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloaders of their devices cannot 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.