Honor 20 Pro: Does It Have Best Camera for It’s Price?

The new honor 20 Pro and Latest 2019 flagship phone.

Overview

This is the honor 20 pro although there’s also a non-pro version and a lite version.

In the box, the charger is one twenty-two and a half watts supercharger. A USB 2 to USB-c cable and a 3.5 mil adapter. Which means there’s no headphone jack.

We get a 6.26inch all view display. It’s a full HD LCD panel and like the view 20, it has a hole punch in the upper left corner. With a 91.7% screen to body ratio, all view display is pretty accurate. It is an edge to edge with this tiny little chin at the bottom.

It’s a great looking screen but we do miss out on a higher quality resolution. The more vibrant colors of an AMOLED panel on the higher-end p30 phones.

Around the back, we have what honor is calling a dynamic holographic design. It’s not as over-the-top shiny as view 20 with a more subtle gradient effect. Catch it in the light through and the color does pop.

We get stereo speakers one on the bottom and one somehow squeezed into the top bezel. A USB-C port, dual sim card slot. Interestingly a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that doubles as the power button.

Performance

The specs are impressive though we’ve got Huawei’s latest kirin 980 processor, 8 gigs of ram, and 256 gigs of storage. So as you would expect this runs every app and game flawlessly.

Combined with their GPU turbo 3.0 technology that limits background activity. And boosts performance in games like fortnight and pubg. This is a great option if you’re a big mobile gamer.

Battery

In terms of battery life, inside we get a 4000 mah. Which is a good size and means we should be looking at around a day and a half of use. With our supercharger, you can get from 0 to 50% in just half an hour now.

Camera

Let’s talk about that camera which for me is one of the biggest selling points. It’s a quad lens setup with a 48-megapixel f /1.4 main lens that’s the widest aperture on any phone right now. An 8-megapixel f /2.4 telephoto 3 x optical and 5 x hybrid zoom. 16-megapixel f/ 2.2 ultra wide and a 2-megapixel f /2.4 macro camera.

By default, the camera is set to 12 megapixels. That’s using honors 4 in one light diffusion technology. Using together the pixels from the 48-megapixel sensor. You can go into the camera settings menu and choose to capture in full 48 megapixels if you prefer.

If you pick the option with ai ultra clarity or if you just tap on the ai icon on the main camera app. This lets the phone use its ai for object and scene recognition to enhance photos. Usually by increasing color vibrancy and sharpness to make it just a little bit more punchy.

The 20 Pro is packed with a ton of camera features. We get a dedicated night mode, ar lens, up to 4k 30 videos + on the front. We can get some pretty great-looking photos from the 32-megapixel f/2 selfie camera.

Specification

  • Dimensions: 154.6 x 74 x 8.4 mm (6.09 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
  • Display Type: IPS LCD
  • Display Size: 6.26 inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie),Magic 2.1
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Rear Camera : 8 MP, f/1.4, 28mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF, OIS
    8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4.4″, Laser/PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
    16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″
    2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide) dedicated macro camera
  • Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Conclusion

I am pretty impressed with what the 20 pro offers in terms of design, performance, camera quality. What we expect to be a very competitive price.