[Video] Let’s revisit the Honor View20

[Video] Let’s revisit the Honor View20

It may seem like ancient history at this point, but the Honor View20 launched just a few months ago. We’ve been bombarded with flagship launches since then, so Pocketnow’s Joshua Vergara took a step back and revisited this phone. Does it still stand up to the newer devices on the market?

Honor View20 XDA Forum

Joshua remarks that the View20 is still more than powerful enough to keep up with the competition and battery life has been very good too. Honor talked a lot about gaming enhancements when the phone was launched, and Joshua says they do improve the experience. Especially the cooling system that keeps the device from overheating. One area where the device is a little lacking is the camera, but the affordable price tag makes up for it. Check out the full video below!

SpecsHonor View20
DesignIn-screen camera (display hole), V shape color edge, Nano texture with aurora effect
Display6.4-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 Cameras48MP 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
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Front Camera25MP Sony IMX576*, f/2.0, 27mm
Video Recording: [email protected]
Mobile PlatformCPU: 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
RAM6/8GB LPDDR4X @ 2133MHz
PortsUSB Type-C (3.1), 3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityDual 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
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint-scanner
Battery4,000mAh, 4.5V/5A fast charging (22W Super Charge 1.0)
SoftwareHonor Magic UI 2.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)
Pricing6GB RAM + 128GB storage: €569/£499
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: €649/£579
Colors6GB RAM + 128GB storage: Midnight Black or Sapphire Blue
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: Phantom Red or Phantom Blue

Note: Huawei/Honor has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the View20 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.