Honor 20 Pro: review of the Chinese flagship with a simple design

Immediately after the start of sales, the 20 Pro began to fly like hotcakes, only in the domestic market the smartphone

showed a result of 15 million dollars in a few days.In general, it seems that it turned out to be a decent device that will beIt's interesting to take a closer look.

Design, ergonomics

The 20 Pro looks more solid and austere than most of its siblings, noThe feel of a Christmas tree garland, although there is a gradient on the back panel, it is calm and discreet.Perfect for users who want to have solid accessories and equipment, and not like R&B singers and rap readers.The advantage of this model is that functionality and performance have increased, but the dimensions have not changed.Only for its convenient size, a lot can be forgiven to the device, which, however, has almost nothing to forgive.

Fingerprint scanner especially deliverswhich is built into the lock enable button. Unlike newfangled on-screen scanners, which are completely ergonomic, you just relax here, because the design is as logical as possible. After all, the power button activates the smartphone? Yes, and it would be logical to place a scanner in it that reads biometrics to identify the user. Why on each smartphone, whether or not it’s necessary, to install strange scanners on the screen, who cares? Also here, the front camera fits perfectly in the hole of four and a half millimeters, without bangs and strange leaving modules that spend battery power, and look like devices from the beginning of the last century at the dawn of industrialization.


Display 20 Pro received a diagonal of 6.2 ”, resolution of the IPS matrix 2340x1080, the front panel is covered with a protective glass on top, it is flat and does not glare at the edges. The pixel density of the screen is 512 ppi, the brightness margin is high, enough for comfortable use on a sunny day outdoors. There is an automatic brightness setting depending on the ambient lighting. The oleophobic coating is present and works fine, the picture is bright, contrast and saturated.


The front camera received a 32 sensormegapixel, to the delight of selfie lovers. True, they did not give autofocus and only digital stabilization. Nevertheless, the camera is more than worthy for a selfie, the pictures are obtained with high-quality with excellent detail and color reproduction. At the same time, the camera is not confused by the lack of lighting, noise practically does not appear.

The main camera received three modules, the mainSony IMX589 sensor module with 48 megapixels with laser autofocus, stabilization is full optical. The second model with a sensor of 16 megapixels, and in the interface it is set by default, the third depth sensor is 2 megapixels. The camera has a hybrid 4x zoom. Supported shooting in 4K 30 frames or 1080p at a speed of 60 frames. The video quality is very decent, optical stabilization works out clearly, the smoothness of shooting with your hand is perfect.


Kirin 980 2 is working here under the hood.6 gigahertz maximum, Mali-G76 graphics, 8 gigabytes of RAM on board, 256 gigabyte drive. There is no receiver of memory cards, but with such a drive this is not necessary, moreover, there are always cloud storage facilities at hand. The processor performance is very high, because the platform is top-end, the power is comparable to the Snapdragon 855. Of course, the smartphone pulls all existing games at the highest settings. Autonomy is standard, it lasts a day, it is provided by a 4000 mAh battery. Watching a video eats up a charge in 16 hours.

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