Review of Honor View 20 with 48 Megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor and Kirin 980
ocworkbench 4/3/2019

Last year, we reviewed the Honor 10 and was impressed by it’s night shooting capabilities. This year, Honor launched a new flagship phone the Honor View20.

This flagship smartphone is powered by the Huawei Kirin 980 Dual NPU AI processor that is found on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It is powered by Magic UI 2.0.1 with Android PIE and comes in two variants, a 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM and a 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM edition.


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HONOR View20 Package Box
Huawei Charger with USB 3.0 cable


The Honor View20 has a 6.4″ screen with a resolution of 2310×1080 pixels at 398 ppi and it adopt the punch hole design instead of the notch. The most exciting feature of this smartphone is it’s adoption of the SONY IMX586 sensor which is capable of shooting in 48 megapixel. It has a f/1.8 aperture and a 1/2 inch large CMOS size. The front camera is a 25 megapixel for better selfies with portrait lighting.

The smartphone comes with a 4000mAH battery which can charge up within 55% in 30 minutes with supercharge.

The main User interface

Good news for those who listen to music on the go, there is a 3.5mm jack. The phone supports dual nano-SIM and VoLTE. Other features include GPU Turbo 20 for optimal game play, a PC grade liquid cooling system to dissipate heat better than conventional designs.

Other software include a AI video editor and AI calorie counting which shows the calories of the food you shoot.*

The vivid dynamic Chevron shape colour gradient that stands out from the other smartphones.

* The unit we test is a review unit and do not have these applications installed.

By Harry