Honor launches its Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphones with a distinct dedicated macro camera. On the other hand, the ‘Pro’ version in the series carries the brightest aperture on a phone ever. The sub-brand of Huawei launched these two devices amidst tension going on between the US Government and Google.
Anyways let’s talk about the devices here.
Honor 20 Pro
The Honor 20 Pro carries a 6.26-inch LCD display with 1080p+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the side but the phone supports face unlock as well.
It’s powered by the Kirin 980 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. Kirin 980 is a flagship chipset from Huawei and features a graphene cooling sheet that has a thermal conductivity 1.5x better than copper.
On the camera department, the primary camera on the Honor 20 Pro offers the fastest aperture on any phone ever, i.e. f/1.4 — it convoys 60% more light than an f/1.8 aperture. It also has both the optical and electronic image stabilization.
There’s an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical and 5x hybrid zoom and the digital zoom that climbs up to 30x. It has also got the optical image stabilization to help you with low-light portraits and distant shots. And in case you want to shoot something up close, there’s the dedicated macro lens — the first one in any phone.
Similarly, there’s a 2MP sensor optimized to shoot images just from 4cm away, i.e. around 1.5-inch. Again, there’s a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 117° field of view.
On the front of the Honor 20 Pro is a 32MP selfie camera lens that is housed inside a punch hole with f/2.0 aperture.
The AIS Super Mode complemented by dual NPU and ISP allows capturing several images at a time, eliminating the blurry ones and combining the remaining shots into one high-quality image even in the low light conditions. And the 48MP AI Clarity Mode in the device performs the same in daylight.
The phone carries a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge support.
The Honor 20 Pro is priced at €600.
The Honor 20 has the same 6.26-inch LCD display with 1080p+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio as in Honor 20 Pro. Also, the fingerprint sensor is placed on the side.
As in the Pro version, the ‘non-Pro’ version is also powered by the Kirin 980 SoC but with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The graphene sheet is missing here. But the GPU Turbo 3.0 software is present to provide smoother gameplay to the users.
However, there’re major differences in the camera department. There’s the 48MP Sony sensor with slower f/1.8 aperture and there’s no optical image stabilization as well. The telephoto lens is replaced by the depth sensor. However, the 2MP macro and the 16MP ultra-wide-angle cameras are still on board. Similarly, the front side camera is a 32MP lens housed inside a punch hole.
The phone carries a 3,750mAh battery again with the 22.5W SuperCharge support.
It’s priced at €500 in Europe and £400 in the UK and will be available soon from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Three, Amazon, and Argos.
Finally, both the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 features 9.1 Surround Sound virtualization to provide a cinema-like experience to the users.