Honor View 20: a smartphone that has what it takes to compete

The Honor View 20 is the new flagship of the Chinese brand. With its perforated screen and premium configuration, it stands out from the crowd and can be a comfortable place in the market.

[ TEST ] Honor View 20

Honor is a brand that is beginning to establish itself very well in Europe and more particularly in France. It must be said that the Chinese brand seduces. Its catalog is composed entirely of smart phones that offer an excellent quality / price ratio. In addition to properly occupying the entry segment and the middle range with phones such as Honor 8X and Honor 10, the Chinese firm also has a weight at the high level. For this, Honor launched its Honor View 20 at the end of January. Marketed at 549 euros (6 GB + 128 GB) and 649 euros (8 + 256 GB), it is clearly among the best emblematic murderers of the year.

Presentation of the Honor View 20.

The Honor View 20 presents a particularly successful glass design. Its special coating reacts to light and shows a series of "V" on the back of this smartphone. A successful effect! In this same part, Honor's View 20 has a fingerprint reader, a 48-megapixel camera, a depth sensor called TOF for the time of flight and a flash. On the front, there is a large 6.4-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2310 pixels. A small hole in the upper left corner houses the 25 million pixel front camera. On the slices, nothing unusual, controls to adjust the volume and an on / off button.

Honor View 20
With a weight of 180 g for dimensions of 156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm, this smartphone is very convenient to use. The fingerprint sensor falls directly on the index finger. Note that the Honor View 20 also houses facial recognition technology.

Powered by a Kirin 980 processor and 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, the View 20 of Honor has a foolproof configuration on paper. Added storage space of 128 GB or 256 GB of internal memory.

An impressive LCD screen

Honor View 20It is clear that Honor clearly dominates LCD technology. Here, a 6.4-inch display surface is proposed and allows you to live an excellent experience thanks to this famous hole. This slab shows a very high contrast and a particularly interesting maximum brightness. What we enjoy all our content in good conditions in the sun. Also, this screen does not distort colors. For more intelligent or colder colors, it will be necessary to go through the parameters. We are in a definition of 1080 x 2310 pixels for 398 dpi. Suffice to say that this smartphone has what it takes to compete with these rivals in this field.

A new interface with ... little news at the moment.
Honor Huawei's loose EMUI overlay to switch to Magic UI and more specifically to Magic UI 2.0. If the Chinese firm should incorporate several new features in the coming weeks or months, at the moment there is very little difference between the two overlouches.

A high performance smartphone.

Honor View 20Developed by a Kirin 980, the Honor View 20 did not disappoint us. This processor is already in the smart phones that have marked their generation as Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 X and Mate 20 Pro or Honor Magic 2. To admit it, it is 6 GB of RAM or 8 GB of memory. vivid We were able to test the version with 6 GB of RAM and it convinced us completely. The transition from one task to another is done without slowing down. In game, the Honor View 20 performs feats. The greediest and most energy-consuming titles of the Play Store pass without problems and without greatly raising the temperature of this Honor smartphone.

A surprising sensor of 48 million pixels.

The Honor View 20 is the first smartphone that integrates the Sony IMX586 sensor that has no less than 48 million pixels. At first glance, we can think that it is simply a marketing argument but, in fact, we can only be impressed by the quality of the images produced by this sensor. If the brightness management is checked at night, this lens is a wonder of the day. The night shooting mode can sometimes be useful even if you tend to do too much. Next to this camera there is a TOF sensor that is more an accessory than anything else. This equipment allows you to model 3D objects. The 25 million pixel front camera also does the work and its portrait mode is a success.

A spectacular autonomy.

With its 4000 mAh battery, the Honor View 20 has nothing to envy to OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It is even better due to its autonomy in versatile mode (Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, YouTube, PUBG , messages) easily arrives on both days.


The Honor View 20 is full of assets and clearly has the means to compete with the stars of the high end. Its LCD screen is very good, its performance is amazing, your photo is worth it and its autonomy is spectacular. The Chinese manufacturer only has to refine its overlap to seduce us 100%.