Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20, Honor 20i Launched in India at a Starting Price of Rs 14,999: Features, Specs


Honor has launched three new smartphones in India today at an event in New Delhi – the Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20, and the Honor 20i. While the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 are currently the high-end flagship smartphones from the brand, the Honor 20i is a mid-range smartphone. These three smartphones have already been launched in many countries; they are available to purchase in a few markets as well. And today, the three smartphones have made it to the Indian market. Let us have a look at their specifications, price in India, as well as their availability and offers for the Indian market.

Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20, and Honor 20i Price in India, Availability, Offers

The Honor 20 Pro come in only one configuration – 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. And it costs INR 39,999. Honor hasn’t revealed the exact sale date of the 20 Pro for India. According to the brand, it is ‘coming soon.’

Moving on to the Honor 20, it comes in a single configuration as well – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. And it costs INR 32,999. The Honor 20 will be available starting 25th June from Flipkart.

Just like the other two smartphones launched today, the Honor 20i also comes in only one configuration – 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. And it is priced at INR 14,999. The Honor 20i will be available to purchase starting 18th June from Flipkart.

All three smartphones are being offered with No Cost EMI. They also come bundled with up to 2.2TB of data, and INR 2,200 cashback from Jio. That’s not all; Honor is also offering 90% buyback guarantee in 90 days on Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro. This, in my opinion, is an amazing deal for those who are not sure if they should buy the Honor 20 or the Honor 20 Pro. If you do not like the smartphone, you can return it within 90 days and get 90% of the device’s original value.

Honor 20 Pro Specifications

Being a high-end, flagship smartphone from the brand, the Honor 20 Pro brings with it cutting-edge hardware. According to the brand, the smartphone focuses on aesthetic design and imaging capabilities.

Starting with the imaging on the device, the Honor 20 Pro has a 48MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP quad-camera setup at the rear. The 48MP sensor, as you might have already guessed, is the primary camera; it is aided by OIS, and laser-detection and phase-detection autofocus. The 16MP sensor is an ultrawide camera with 13mm focal length. The 8MP sensor is a telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and similar to the primary camera, the telephoto unit too comes with OIS, and laser-detection and phase-detection autofocus. Lastly, the 2MP sensor is a dedicated macro camera.

With these four cameras, the Honor 20 Pro has one of the most sophisticated camera setups in the market. Not only that, the Honor 20 Pro’s rear camera has scored 111 points in the DXOMark test, making it the second-best smartphone in terms of camera performance. The rear camera setup, unfortunately, cannot record 4K videos at 60 frames per second, because the chipset does not support it. The camera can record only 4K 30FPS videos. This, I think, is a significant drawback because almost all smartphone in this price range can record 4K60FPS videos. For selfies, the Honor 20 Pro has a 32MP front-facing camera.

The Honor 20 Pro sports a 6.26-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution. And just like the recently launched Honor View20, the Honor 20 Pro has a punch-hole for the front-facing camera, instead of the traditional notch. Honor, however, hasn’t revealed if the display has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Moving on to the processor, the Honor 20 Pro comes with the flagship chipset from its sister brand Huawei, the Kirin 980. This SoC has four Cortex-A76 cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, and Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. And just so you know, the Kirin 980 is currently one of the most powerful smartphone chipsets in the market. Honor has also equipped the Honor 20 Pro with GPU Turbo 3.0; it helps in adjusting the aspects of CPU and GPU to offer optimal performance. The Honor 20 Pro is available in only one configuration, and it has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The smartphone comes loaded with Android 9 Pie OS that has EMUI 9 customization.

Powering the device is a 4000mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging. The connectivity options on the Honor 20 Pro include dual-SIM with dual-VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The device does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack, but it isn’t surprising considering that most smartphones in the same price range skip on the 3.5mm audio jack as well. Unlocking options on the Honor 20 Pro include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and face unlock.

Honor 20 Specifications

The Honor 20 is basically the Honor 20 Pro, but with the different rear camera setup, smaller battery capacity, and different memory configurations. So, I’ll only explain the differences here.

While the Honor 20 Pro has a 48MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP quad-camera setup, the Honor 20 has a 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP quad-camera configuration. Honor has replaced the 8MP telephoto camera with a 2MP depth sensor on the Honor 20. That’s not all; Honor has also removed the OIS from the primary camera. Due to the lack of OIS, the 48MP camera on the Honor 20 might not perform as good as the 48MP camera in the Honor 20 Pro.

Coming to the battery, the Honor 20 has a 3750mAh battery instead on the 4000mAh unit in the Honor 20 Pro. And for the memory configurations, the Honor 20 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, instead of the 8GB + 256GB configuration of the Honor 20 Pro. Rest of the specifications of the Honor 20 are the same as the Honor 20 Pro.

Honor 20i Specifications

The Honor 20i has a 6.21-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution. And unlike the other two smartphones, which have a punch-hole in the display for the front-facing camera, the Honor 20i has a traditional, U-shaped notch for the front-facing camera.

Powering the Honor 20i is none other than the Kirin 710 SoC, which does duty in almost all the non-flagship smartphones from Honor and Huawei. The Kirin 710 has four Cortex-A73 cores, four Cortex-A53 cores, and Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. Like the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor, the Honor 20i also comes in only one configuration – 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. The smartphone, needless to say, comes loaded with the Android 9 Pie OS with EMUI 9 customization.

In terms of imaging, the Honor 20i has a 24MP + 8MP + 2MP triple-camera at the rear. The 24MP sensor has a conventional FoV, the 8MP sensor is an ultrawide camera, and the 2MP module is the depth-sensor. The Honor 20i, in spite of its launch price of INR 14,999, does not feature 4K video recording in its rear camera; it maxes out at Full HD video recording at 60 frames per second. This I think, is a huge drawback, because almost all smartphone around INR 14,999 in India right now can record 4K videos. Anyway, moving on to the front-facing camera, it is the same 32MP module that is in the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20.

The Honor 20i packs a 3400mAh battery, which again, is smaller than most smartphones of its price. What’s even worse is that the smartphone does not have a USB Type-C port. Yup, it comes with the outdated, microUSB port. Other connectivity options include dual-SIM with dual-VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.