Out of all the phones that are going to be showcased this month in Paris, none are more intriguing than the View 20. Produced by Huawei sub-brand Honor, this release offers powerful features at an affordable price. While its predecessor the View 10 had a respectable amount of specs, its dull design failed to entice customers. After reviewing View 20, it appears Honor learned from last year’s mistakes. From the 48-megapixel camera to the all-new design, Honor went the extra mile to make the View 20 stand out. It already made its debut in China and is poised to take the West by storm.
The stakes are high with this new release since it has the potential to prove Honor’s place in the market. If they can convince consumers to jump on board, this brand will become more than a Huawei knockoff. Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about View 20. To showcase this phone’s potential, we compiled the most in-depth review of the View 20 online. Prepare to get an intimate glimpse of this innovative release since we spared no details. There were multiple groundbreaking features that prove Honor has a chance to shine!
Overview of the Honor View 20
When first holding the View 20, it’s impossible not to be enchanted by its design. On top of having a metal case, Honor equipped this release with a gorgeous reflective surface. Hailed as the Light for Honor, this 300-nanometer multi-layer super-micro pattern paints a V-shape on the screen. It’s only visible under certain angles in the light, which adds a nice touch of creativity to the design. Users can choose between phantom blue, midnight black and phantom red. These vibrant colours show that Honor is making a conscious effort to not repeat the same mistakes as the View 10.
25-megapixel front camera
Even though the reflective surface is subtle, it’s contrasted by a major adjustment to this year’s major smartphone designs. Instead of housing the front camera in a central notch, Honor placed it in its own punch hole. By accommodating the 25-megapixel front camera in the top left corner, users can enjoy a delightfully unique All-View Display. This welcome deviation from tradition gives its 6.4-inch screen a 19:25.0 aspect ratio. No other phone has a 91.8% screen-to-body ratio, which is an impressive achievement. Equipped with Full HD+ resolution, this screen provides breathtaking details.
GPS and Triple-antenna Wi-Fi
When examining the hardware, Honor keeps delivering surprises. The View 20 boasts liquid cooling, dual-frequency GPS and triple-antenna Wi-Fi. The first feature utilizes AI to start the cooling process through an S-shape cooling tube before heat even begins to build up. AI is also used by the dual-frequency GPS to select the best satellites while the third antenna ensures quality W-Fi even when the phone is horizontal. These impressive features are powered by the same Kirin 980 processor utilized in the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.
This Rear Camera Boasts a Slew of Amenities
Out of all the features, none are more memorable than the 48-megapixel rear camera. Despite being a single camera, it still achieves all the coveted features of dual camera setups. By packing Sony’s IMX586 sensor alongside 3D Time-of-Flight sensors, users get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Everything from bokeh to portrait shots is available in a level of detail that’s unprecedented. The 48-megapixels allow 3D modelling, augmented reality and quality low-light photos. Even though it’s solo, this camera is in a league of its own.
128GB or 256GB internal storage
At the end of the day, it’s impossible to negate the Honor View 20’s charm. From its innovative features to revamped design, Honor created a phone that fans can be proud of. Users can pick between 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB internal storage. The first option is expected to retail at $580, which is a competitive price for its premium capabilities. Even though this phone will be met with fierce competition, we expect the View 20 to stand its ground. While it may not make Honor a household name, it definitely proves that this brand needs to be taken seriously.