Honor 20i

Full Specifications, Price, Pros & Cons, Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 6.21 inches, FHD+ Bezel-less 19.5:9 display with notch
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 128 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 512 GB
  • 24 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple cameras, 32 MP Front camera
  • Android 9.0 Pie, 3400 mAh battery, 10W charging, microUSB
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, 4G VoLTE, Dual Sim
Honor 20i Price in India:

 14,999
on
Availability Details:
Flipkart Exclusive.
OS Updates?
Future Android updates look very uncertain due to US ban on Huawei


Strength

  • Excellent front camera & Good triple rear cameras
  • Good quality display with tiny notch
  • Good performance for day to day usage & light gaming
  • Looks beautiful with gradient back
  • Face unlock + Fingerprint scanner
  • Decent value for money
  • Big internal storage
  • Latest Android with lots of features in EMUI

Weakness

  • Plastic Body
  • No 4K video recording & EIS
  • No notification LED
  • Just 10W charging
  • No protective glass on the display
  • No USB Type-C


Should You Buy?

Whether you should buy the Honor 20i or not? We will break our answer to this question in two parts, first how the phone actually is and in the second part, we will consider the US ban on Huawei.

Part 1: The Honor 20i packs big numbers in the camera department with 3 cameras in the back with a wide angle lens and though it captures good quality images, it doesn’t come close to the Redmi Note 7 Pro and also, the Samsung Galaxy M30 which also has triple rear cameras has better wide angle image quality. However, the Honor 20i also comes with a huge 32 MP front camera, which is pretty good and is one of the best for the price. It comes with Huawei’s own processor which is good & efficient for day to day usage & light gaming but is far behind the Qualcomm processors offered by the competitors. The phone’s display is good, it has the latest software and design-wise it looks good but has a plastic body. Overall, the Honor 20i does most of the things right but as a package, it is good at best while, the competition is a lot better and overshadows it in most departments.

Part 2: Coming to the US ban on Huawei, first let’s understand what it means for the Huawei and Honor phones globally and in India. Due to the ban, Google has to stop working with Huawei and stop providing Android’s pre-release builds and Play Services, including Google’s app store ‘Google Play’ to the company. The Honor 20i runs on the latest Android 9 Pie and also comes with Google Play store and it should keep running fine but there is a lot of uncertainty over the updates and neither Huawei nor Google has officially cleared whether the existing phones will get the updates or not. Meanwhile, Huawei is also developing its own operating system and is also expanding its own app store but, they are far from ready and there is no knowledge if Huawei will sort out the issue or stop seeding new updates or will update the existing users to open source Android without Google Play or some new platform. So, in this whole atmosphere of uncertainty, we recommend you to not buy Huawei phones until there is some clarity.

Our Score
77
Out of 100
Performance:
47%
Rear Camera:
70%
Front Camera:
85%
Battery:
64%
Value for Money:
88%
User Experience:
75%

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Honor 20i VS its Top 3 Competitors:
₹ 13,999
86
What's better compared to Honor 20i?
Performance, Rear camera, Design, Bigger screen, Display, Bigger battery
What's weaker compared to Honor 20i?
Selfies, Storage, Thicker, Less features
₹ 13,999
84
What's better compared to Honor 20i?
Performance, Rear camera, Bigger screen, Display, Bigger battery
What's weaker compared to Honor 20i?
Storage, Thicker, Less features
₹ 14,990
85
What's better compared to Honor 20i?
Performance, Rear camera, Design, Bigger screen, Display, Bigger battery, More features
What's weaker compared to Honor 20i?
Selfies, Storage, Thicker

Honor 20i Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Honor 20i
Manufacturer Honor
AnnouncedApril 2019
ReleasedJune 2019
Body
BuildPlastic body with gradient back
Colors
Phantom Blue
Phantom Red
Midnight Black
Dimensions154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95 mm
Weight164 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rockers
Display
Screen Size6.21 inches
Display TypeLTPS IPS LCD bezel-less display with notch
ResolutionFHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density415 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area-
Protection-
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor2.2 GHz Octa-Core Hisilicon Kirin 710, 12nm
RAM4 GB
GPUARM Mali-G51 MP4
Storage
Internal128 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 512 GB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 9.0 Pie
User InterfaceEMUI 9.0.1
Cameras
Rear Camera24 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple cameras with Single LED flash
Details24 MP sensor: f/1.8 aperture lens, PDAF
8 MP sensor (ultrawide): f/2.4 aperture lens, 13mm
2 MP sensor (depth sensor): f/2.4 aperture lens
Video Recording1080p @30/60fps
Front Camera32 MP
Detailsf/2.0 aperture lens, 0.8µm, 6528 x 4896 pixels
Video Recording1080p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (hybrid slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3400 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingYes, 10W fast charging
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable Battery No
Talk TimeUp to 19 hours
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
SensorsAmbient light sensor, Digital compass, Gravity sensor, Accelerometer sensor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, AGPS
USB TypemicroUSB (2.0)
FM RadioYes
NFC No
Infrared No
Sound
SpeakersYes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM: B2/B3/B8
3G BandsWCDMA: B1//B5/B8
4G BandsLTE TDD: B38/B39/B40/B41; LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B8
Speed-
SAR Values
Head0.64W/kg
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDNo
Water ResistanceNo
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Honor 20i, Charger, TPU Cover, Data Cable, Warranty Card, User Manual
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Honor 20i Review:

The review has not been added yet.

Honor 20i (Phantom Blue):

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Honor 20i (Midnight Black):


Honor 20i is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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