On the 17th of April 2019, Honor officially unveiled the first smartphone in its hotly-anticipated Glory 20 lineup. Dubbed as the
Honor 20i, the phone was launched at the D Live Living Hall in the 751 East District of Beijing. The phone retains the youth-oriented style, adding a 32MP pre-camera. The Huawei Honor 20i is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It runs on Android OS v9.0 (Pie) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 3400 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 6.21 inches IPS display with 1080 x 2340 px resolution. The IPS technology is one of the most leading LCD technologies in the world.
Design and display
Huawei Honor 20i looks pretty much like other 2019 mid-rangers. The 6.21 FHD+ IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 px resolution is multitouch capable and has a U-shaped notch cutout that houses the single front-facing camera. There is also a chin at the bottom. The back is packed with cameras, three cameras to be exact with an LED flash and of course, a fingerprint sensor for biometric Authentication/verification. In addition, this mobile phone has passed the German Rhine Eye certification as well as other models of Honor, which protects both eyes while achieving good visual effects.
The device weighs 164grams, measures 8mm in thickness and has three colour options to choose from; Gradient Blue, Gradient Red and Magic Night Blue. It uses a Hybrid SIM slot so getting more storage will require your to lose a SIM slot as the second SIM slot doubles as a microSD card slot.
Software, processor and Hardware
Huawei’s Hisilicon Kirin 710 SoC is the Brain of the Honor 20i with 8 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU for gaming and graphics. Honor 20i comes in different configurations; 4GB RAM with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. Regardless of the configuration you pick, you’ll still be able get more storage with a MicroSD card through the second SIM slot. This device runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box which has Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 slapped on top of it.
Camera The camera of the Huawei Honor 20i is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone. The phone houses a vertically-arranged 24MP super wide-angle three-shot AI camera at the back that delivers superior word recognition.
Moreover, the Honor 20i features a 32MP selfie shooter, which is deemed as one of the highest configurations available in the market as far as smartphones are concerned. This kind of configurations is usually found on top flagship phones.
Network connectivity and Battery
Battery capacity is rated at 3,4000mAh with a 10W fast battery. Unfortunately, it uses the old microUSB port for charging and file transfer. It also features 4G LTE connectivity, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Bluetooth, GPS and a 3.5mm jack.
latest operating system of Android 9.0 (Pie)
provides you with nearly every connectivity like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB, 3G & 4G.
3400 mAh battery that lasts for a long time
It does not offer a water & dust resistant
It does not have wireless charging
It does not have Corning Gorilla Glass
To cap up this review, for the average user who prefers the appearance value and wants to choose a versatile and balanced mobile phone, especially the young people, the Honor 20i is a tailor-made model. In this way, after the sale and sale of the Honor 20i, which is priced at a reasonable price and has a balanced configuration, there is no problem in the life cycle of becoming the same price explosion.