Honor 20 Pro review: it’s about the camera
The Honor 20 Pro is the new flagship phone from the expensive Huawei branch, with the Chinese company offering to make it the camera master, but priced at £ 550 a little higher.
Honor 20 Pro is basically the same phone, similar to the Honor 400 £ 20 with a better camera on the back, a slightly larger battery and more storage.
It was supposed to be released along with its cheap siblings, but was postponed due to the blockade of Huawei by Donald Trump.
Phones from the outside are practically identical. Honor 20 Pro and 0.5mm and 0.3mm and Honor 20 to 8G heavier, not that you did not notice. It has a 6.26-inch LCD screen, which looks good, but may not match the OLED display when competitors.
The same 32-megapixel selfie camera passes the same hole with the same size at the top left of the screen.
The body has the same metal sides as the back glass. The Honor 20 Pro has a great reflective finish under the glass, but is likely to spend most of its life in any case.
The fingerprint scanner installed on the side, which doubles as a running button, is equally great for right-hand users, but less so for those who use their phones primarily at their left. There is also no headphone jack.
Overall, the Honor 20 Pro is a good-looking and well-designed phone with a large screen, but it’s not huge compared to some of the monsters available in 2019.
Under the hood, there is a Kirin 980 chip similar to the Honor 20 chip, but the 20 Pro card has a larger RAM of 2 GB (8 GB total) and a double storage space of 256 GB. Unexpectedly it does the exact same thing. I can’t estimate how much RAM is in daily use.
This means you can get a well-rounded rounder, which feels slow to run, but not as sharp and smooth as the OnePlus 7 or 7 Pro.
The battery lasts longer, running more than 36 hours between charges, enough to see me from 7 am to 7 pm. Two days – honoring another 20 to four hours.
There is no wireless charging on the Honor 20 Pro. Charging cables up to 75% in one hour and full power in less than 90 minutes.
Magic UI 2.1
Honor 20 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie based on Magic UI 2.1 like the Honor 20. It works well most of the time, is good on battery and is fully customizable. Some may not see it outside the box, but you can replace it with a theme.
Not as good as OxygenOS in OnePlus or Google Pixel phones, but it gets better with every software version.
Under normal circumstances, you can expect bimonthly software updates for two to three years of release.
But there are still question marks at Trump hanging over Huawei and thus Honor’s ability to work with US companies such as Google.
Honor says he is “convinced” that the 20 Pro can be updated with Android Q.
The Honor 20 Pro includes the same standard 48-megapixel camera, optical image stabilization, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a disappointing 2-megapixel macro camera like the Honor 20.
The new Honor 20 Pro is an 8-megapixel camera with 3x. Optical zoom.
This means you get some good pictures from the main camera, which balance with good color and dynamic range.
Although the overall details are good, the pictures look a little smoother on a surface with a high structure over the entire crop, which is unlikely to happen.
The performance in low-light was also good, although it wasn’t the same way as changing the game like the Huawei P30 Pro.
Obviously, the wide-angle camera is below ideal lighting conditions, but it works well in good light and gives you another perspective to use in photography.
The 8MP telephoto camera produces approximately 3x optical and 5x hybrid optics and then digital zoom up to 30x.
The 3x and 5x zooms actually produce good, usable images even at medium light levels, bringing you closer to motion than 2x optical zoom.
Honor 20 Pro features the highest zoom of the Huawei P30 Pro, with 5x optical zoom, 10x and 50x digital.
The performance in the video was similar to the main competitors, although it has a maximum 4K at 30 fps (not 60 fps).
Although the camera app is usually easy to use, it still offers HDR in custom mode rather than being integrated directly into the main image mode.
The 32-megapixel front camera passes through aperture in the screen and is good, capturing detailed selfies even in difficult lighting conditions.
The phone is very slippery, so when you sit down you’ll need a bag to keep it out of a shallow pocket.
The vibration engine is not as good as its 2019 rivals, as it feels comfortable and messy.
The phone frame is felt and fluttering.
The call quality was good, but the headset is very small and requires little attention to get the correct compatibility with your ear.