Honor View20 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s the better gaming phone?

Honor View20 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s the better gaming phone?

Samsung Galaxy S10’s refined glass design, gorgeous colors, and the dazzling AMOLED display make it look very charming and desirable. And apart from looking good, the Galaxy S10 is crafted to serve you really well in terms of performance. After all, what are you paying the $900 price for? But if gaming is more important to you than a luxurious package, Honor View20 can provide for a similar experience for much less. Besides a more attractive price, the Honor View20 also features a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor allowing you to play motion controlled games like an Xbox Kinect and the large price gap is what a major makes difference.

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While the 6GB+128GB variant of Honor View20 comes for 569 euros (~$640, ₹37,999), the 8GB+256GB variant is priced at 649 euro (~$730, ₹45,999). Samsung, on the other hand, did not bother to launch a 6GB RAM variant of the Galaxy S10 and the 8GB variants come with 128GB and 256GB storage options priced at 899 euros ($899 euros,₹66,900) and $1149 (1149 euros, ₹84,900) respectively. If you’re confused between the Honor View20 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 with primarily gaming on your mind, TK Bay for XDA TV and Pocketnow answers the crucial question about the relation between the price of a phone and its value in this comparison video:

CategorySamsung Galaxy S10Honor View 20
Dimensions and Weight70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm, 180g
Display6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi)6.4-inch 19.25:9 IPS LCD manufactured by AUO, BOE, CTC, or LG*; 2310×1080 (398ppi), 4.5mm display hole
91.82% screen-to-body ratio
Rear CamerasTriple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.8 lens, 1/2″ CMOS size, 0.8µm, Quad-Bayer pixel binning, 78-degree angle
Sony IMX316* 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) sensor
LED flash
Video Recording: [email protected][email protected]
Slow Motion: [email protected]
Front CameraUHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)25MP Sony IMX576*, f/2.0, 27mm
Video Recording: [email protected]
Mobile PlatformSnapdragon 855/Exynos 9820CPU: 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 (2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.6GHz, 2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 1.92 GHz, 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8 GHz)
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
Storage128/512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)128/256GB
PortsUSB 3.1, Type-CUSB Type-C (3.1), 3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityDual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, Cat. 20 LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFCDual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, 1.4Gbps Cat. 21 LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC
Link Turbo, IR blaster
SecurityUltrasonic in-display fingerprint scannerRear-mounted fingerprint-scanner
Battery3400 mAh, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.04,000mAh, 4.5V/5A fast charging (22W Super Charge 1.0)
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie with One UIHonor Magic UI 2.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)
Pricing8GB RAM + 128GB storage: $900/₹66,900
8GB RAM + 512GB storage: $1150/₹84,900
6GB RAM + 128GB storage: €569/£499/₹37,999
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: €649/£579/₹45,999
ColorsPrism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Flamingo Pink6GB RAM + 128GB storage: Midnight Black or Sapphire Blue
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: Phantom Red or Phantom Blue
AvailabilityUnited States, Canada, Europe, India, ChinaEurope, India, China

Note: Honor has 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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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Writer for the XDA News Portal. I have been reviewing gadgets for over four years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]