The world premiere of the flagship HONOR 20 line has just taken place in London, but w3bsit3-dns.com is already ready to share its first impressions of the new product. In a nutshell, the manufacturer has focused on the design of new products and advanced photo opportunities. What came out of it – we understand the first look.
Externally, the HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 Pro differ only in the design of the rear camera. The main differences are hidden inside: a slightly simpler camera, less memory and a less capacious battery in the HONOR 20. Therefore, we focused on the Pro-version, but most of the above will apply to the regular model.
Design and ergonomics
The flagships of HONOR have been pleasing with unusual variations of the hull design for years, and the new HONOR 20 Pro is no exception. Our sample of purple color is poured at angles in blue shades – the manufacturer calls this the effect of multidimensional dynamic holography. The truth for a long time to enjoy this beauty does not work – the glass case instantly becomes covered with prints.
The dimensions of the HONOR 20 Pro traditionally for modern flagships are large and one cannot speak of full use with one hand. Due to the elongated shape of the case, it is difficult to reach the top of the screen. But the power button, combined with a fingerprint scanner, is in a small recess and at a comfortable height. Unlike onscreen scanners, it can be easily groped blindly, and it works extremely quickly and accurately.
A volume control swing is located above the power button – owners of small hands can have trouble reaching it. From the connectors in the smartphone only symmetrical USB Type-C. Tray for SIM-cards located on the left side.
Located in the corner of the back cover, the main camera unit tangibly protrudes from the case, because of which the device is lying on the table unstable. To hide it, you have to use a sufficiently thick case, which significantly increases the already considerable dimensions of the device.
More than 90% of the front panel took a 6.26-inch IPS-display with a resolution of Full HD + (2340×1080). In the upper left corner is a small hole under the front camera. It does not take up much space, and the screen itself feels more solid than in devices with a notch in the center. The user interface is adapted to the "hole" and it never covers important elements.
About the quality of the picture, you can give a number of epithets, but briefly – it is good, as you would expect from a modern flagship. The stock of brightness on the first sensations is enough to comfortably use the device even in solar conditions. Optionally, in the settings you can adjust the color temperature and saturation. At the corners of the color is not distorted. Black, even though it is IPS, is difficult to find fault with normal use, but it is clearly not as deep as in OLED.
HONOR 20 Pro got a camera with four lenses lined up in the shape of the letter “L”. The main module is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with optical image stabilization and an f / 1.4 aperture lens – for the first time in smartphones. The second camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels is used for shooting wide-angle photos with a viewing angle of 117 degrees. The third is 8 megapixel with optical stabilization for shooting with a triple optical zoom and a five-fold hybrid approximation without loss of quality.
The last module with a resolution of only 2 megapixels and a pixel size of 1.75 microns is needed for shooting in macro mode with the ability to focus at a distance of only 4 cm. For faster focusing, the smartphone is additionally equipped with a laser autofocus.
And this is how the triple optical zoom works.
It is extremely difficult to assess the quality of the photo as part of a quick acquaintance with the device. According to the first sensations, the optical zoom gives a good approximation with preservation of detail, but when using a wide-angle lens, the image distortion is noticeable.
Traditionally for the flagships of HONOR, a huge number of modes are available in the camera application for a variety of shooting scenarios. Separate attention deserve the night mode AIS Super Night Mode and the mode of high definition AI Ultra Clarity Mode. The second makes a photo with a resolution of 48 megapixels, lightening dark areas of the frame and increasing the saturation of colors.
Filling and Performance
The HONOR 20 Pro has already installed the Kirin 980 eight-core processor, which has already been tested by time and tests. There is support for technology that improves the performance of GPU Turbo 3.0. PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, Vainglory and other popular online titles have already been announced among the supported games. A smartphone is available only in one version with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB drive.
Proprietary shell Magic UI 2.1 based on Android 9 Pie works quickly and smoothly. Launching applications and switching between them happens almost instantly. By actively using the device for some time, we did not feel any particular heating. It is likely that this is due to the cooling system using graphene.
When I first met the HONOR 20 Pro, it was not possible to fully appreciate the possibilities of the new camera, which clearly has great potential. Also, I can't wait to try out the virtual 9.1-channel sound in headphones – according to the manufacturer, there was no such thing in any smartphone yet. Also to test the autonomy of the battery at 4000 mAh. All this you can read in the full review.