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HONOR View20 vs HONOR 20 — by the numbers
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HONOR View20 vs HONOR 20 — by the numbers

by Vyncent ChanAugust 19, 2019
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We have seen many questions in the communities about which HONOR flagship to pick. HONOR now offers three flagship-tier devices, the HONOR View20, HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 Pro. The former two are priced pretty similarly, so it is understandable if consumers get confused between which of the two to choose. Here we compare the duo to help you decide on which phone to get, depending on what you need.

Get the HONOR View20 if…

1. …you enjoy mobile gaming

The HONOR View20 is HONOR’s best smartphone for gaming yet. It features a liquid cooling system to help sustain optimal performance even during extended gaming sessions. There’s also a headphone jack to plug in some earphones for a better audio experience when gaming. Both these features are absent on the HONOR 20.

2. …you think AR gaming is fun

In addition to the primary 48MP f/1.8 camera, the HONOR View20 sports a 3D ToF camera on its back. While its uses for photography are somewhat limited to AI Slimming and also portrait mode enhancements, HONOR used the 3D ToF sensor to offer something unique. With AR games like Fancy Skiing and Fancy Darts to play around with, the HONOR View20 can easily turn into a party trick at a moment’s notice.

3. …you like them big

If you prefer having bigger batteries and bigger screens, the HONOR View20 is right up your alley. The HONOR View20 sports an expansive 6.4″ HONOR AllView display and a large 4000 mAh battery that just enhances your smartphone experience.

Meanwhile, the following are reasons for you to pick the HONOR 20 over the HONOR View20:

Get the HONOR 20 if…

1. …you like taking photos

The HONOR 20’s main claim to fame is its quad-camera setup. While the HONOR View20’s camera setup is no slouch either, the HONOR 20’s is quite a bit better. In addition to the 48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX586 primary camera shared with the HONOR View20, the HONOR 20 throws in an additional 16MP f/2.2 super-wide camera, a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. I have always been a fan of the different perspective that ultra-wide lenses bring to the table, and the HONOR 20 delivers it. For those who prefer taking photos of tiny objects, the Super Macro feature will also come in handy.

Even the selfie camera on the HONOR 20 is improved, with a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera here instead of the HONOR View20’s 25MP one.

2. …you prefer smaller phones

While I personally prefer larger displays, I am sure there are those from the fairer sex who find big phones unwieldy to use daily. The HONOR 20 features a considerably smaller body and yet offer a large 6.26″ HONOR AllView display with an amazing 91.76% screen-to-body ratio. The sacrifice is a smaller 3750 mAh battery, but the Kirin 980 is efficient enough that a day’s battery life is easily achievable even with the smaller battery.

HONOR View20 vs HONOR 20 Specs

HONOR View20HONOR 20
CPUKirin 980 (2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 @ 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz), 7nm FinFET
GPUMali-G76MP10 @ 720 MHz
RAMUp to 8GB LPDDR4x6GB LPDDR4x
StorageUp to 256GB UFS 2.1128GB UFS 2.1
CameraRear Camera(s)
48MP f/1.8, Sony Exmor IMX 586, 0.8μm pixels + 3D TOF sensor
AIS, PDAF, laser AF, 48MP AI Ultra Clarity, Night Mode
Front Camera
25MP f/2.0 selfie camera
Rear Camera(s)
48MP f/1.8, Sony Exmor IMX 586, 0.8μm pixels + 16MP f/2.2 super wide angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro lens + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
AIS, PDAF, LED flash, 48 AI Ultra Clarity, Super Night mode
Front Camera
32MP f/2.0 selfie camera
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh
22.5W HUAWEI SuperCharge
Li-Po 3750 mAh
22.5W HUAWEI SuperCharge
Dimensions156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm153.25 x 73.97 x 7.87 mm
Weight180g175g
Price6GB + 128GB: RM1499
8GB + 256GB: RM1899
RM1699

I hope this comparison helps you decide on whether the HONOR 20 or HONOR View20 is a better fit for you! Both phones are designed to satisfy their specific niches, and depending on what you need your phone for, you can pick one or the either. As a bonus, regardless whether you choose the HONOR View20 or HONOR 20, you will enjoy 1+1 extended warranty. Also, HONOR is now running their 62nd National Day Double Celebration, so you will be getting a lot more freebies with both the HONOR 20 and HONOR View20. What other devices would you like to see us compare? Let us know in the comments!

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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