Honor phones generally take tech from Huawei’s hottest handsets, water down the specs in a couple of non-critical locations, and sell for a lower price tag — but the Honor 20 Pro throws this precedent out the window with specs that appear to make it an even more appealing prospect than the luxury Huawei P30 Pro.
Such as the P30 Guru the Honor 20 Pro has no less than four back cameras, as well as the most current Kirin 980 chipset — however, it is also shaking things up with brand new features such as a’punch-hole’ front-facing camera instead of a notch, and side-mounted fingerprint detector built into the energy button.
We do not know the specific cost for its Honor 20 Pro in the UK yet, but it begins in 8GB of RAM for $599 (about #525, $670, AU$970). We will not give our final verdict on the telephone until we determine the official cost from Honor.
This usually means relying upon an online retailers that are unverified or a higher cost, and applications might not be optimized for US networks.
Huawei’s other products, including tablets and laptops, are readily available in the US, and the firm is operating to receive clearance to promote its own telephones, so we could see this handset officially launch in the us later on.
That price tag is comfortably below the Huawei P30’s #699 / AU$1,099 (approximately $910) launch cost, so when the phone is made available after the Gravity launch event on May 21, we would expect it to retail for some fairly low mid price.
We’ll update this article with the right pricing when Honor announces it and a launch date once we hear it.
The handset is not very plus-sized, but it is still large — using a body of approximately 154mm x 74mm x 9mm, some users may have trouble reaching the top of the screen, but it is not exactly a burden to take about.
The Honor 20 Pro screen is something we will get into later, but while the phone has an impressive 91.6percent screen-to-body ratio, there’s still just enough bezel to house a speaker and telling light directly at the very top.
On the right side of this handset you will find among the Honor 20 Pro’s most useful features: the power button along with fingerprint sensor are one and the same, therefore by the time you’ve picked your phone and then pressed the power button you’re in.
An indent causes this button simple to find without looking, and it is a simple system, so we found ourselves draining and ready to use the phone a great deal more quickly with this side-mounted sensor than with the now-common in-screen scanner. The button in the perfect height to allow it to be natural to work with for most hands.
The volume rocker sits above the power switch, and there’s a USB-C port on the bottom of the phone — sadly there’s no headphone jack, that was something the Honor View 20 did possess, and it seems like a curious omission given that it can be a reasonable phone geared toward a younger audience.
On the back of the handset is its quad-camera setup — that makes for quite a notable bulge, and the phone will not sit flat on a face as of it, but that is possibly a small a price to pay for all the technician within.
It’s certainly a more elegant design compared to the Honor View 20, which was somewhat on the garish side, however, the Honor 20 Guru is perhaps somewhat less eye as a result.
It’s a good-looking phone, using a wonderful balance between slick and functionality layout.
One compromise you’re going to have to take on this handset would be the display, because the Honor 20 Pro screen is perhaps a small amount of a downgrade in comparison with competing devices.
The 6.26-inch display uses LCD Full HD+ technology, which is not quite like the OLED of those Huawei P30 telephones, so perhaps won’t exhibit colours quite as well, though it includes a excellent brightness array, and holds up nicely when seen in direct sunlight.
Honor 20 Pro competitions such as the Google Pixel 3a or even OnePlus 6 have better displays, together with OLED and AMOLED displays respectively, which means you’re not getting top specs specs , and the screen quality is just one of the primary trade-offs for the low price.