Turning the Honor 20 Pro into a desktop with Easy Projection [Video]

Turning the Honor 20 Pro into a desktop with Easy Projection [Video]

Technology trends tend to be cyclical. Several years ago, devices like the Motorola Atrix 4G tried to bridge the gap between phone and laptop. It was seen as a gimmick and not super useful at the time. Recently, we’ve seen a comeback in this technology with features like Samsung DeX. The Honor 20 Pro (and other Huawei and Honor devices running EMUI 8+) also has a similar feature called Easy Projection, and XDA TV‘s Adam Conway took a look at it.

Honor 20 Pro XDA Forums

Easy Projection on the Honor 20 Pro can be used in two ways: you can simply cast your phone’s screen or use a “desktop mode.” With the desktop mode, your phone becomes a touchpad and a PC-like desktop interface is displayed on your TV/monitor. Easy Projection works with devices that support Miracast Screen Mirroring, like many smart TVs. Apps open in windows just like you’d find on a real desktop for easy multitasking.


Desktop mode on the Honor 20 Pro is not without issues, however. The input lag on the touchpad can be pretty bad and images on the screen can be distorted when quickly scrolling. Overall, it’s a neat little tool that might be useful for some people. Check out the video below to see it in action, or read our full EMUI 9 review for more details on it and other EMUI features.

Specification Honor 20 Pro
Dimensions 154.6 x 74 x 8.4 mm
Weight 182 g
Display 6.26 inch (1080 x 2340) 19.5:9 ratio with hole-punch notch. 84.1% screen-to-body ratio.
CPU/GPU HiSilicon Kirin 980 with Mali-G76 MP10
Storage 256GB
Battery 4000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP (Wide), 8MP (Telephoto), 16MP (Ultrawide)
Front Camera 32MP
Software Android 9.0 with Magic 2.1
Security Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Colors Phantom Blue, Phantom Black

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

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