Honor 20 vs Honor 20 Pro

Honor 20 vs Honor 20 Pro

Owned by technology giant Huawei, manufacturer Honor officially made its way to the UK in 2019 - and already has an impressive collection of smartphones under its belt. Two of the most notable have to be the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, both of which are part of the 2019 Honor 20 series.

But what makes them so special? Alongside an eye-catching design, powerful AI-fuelled chipset and great battery, you'll find an exciting quad-lens camera system on the rear of both devices too.

We've compared all the specs side-by-side, so you can decide which handset is the right choice for you.

Honor 20 vs 20 Pro - Design and Display

The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are very similar when it comes to design, but there are a few subtle differences between devices.

The Honor 20 has a mirrored glass back, which not only looks extra sleek, but also reflects light beautifully too. Meanwhile, the Honor 20 Pro is created from 3D curved glass and sports a Dynamic Holographic design. The Honor 20 Pro has more of a chromatic finish, which is created by the millions of tiny prisms embedded into the phone. You'll notice a stunning colour shift in the light, and both phones are available in a range of eye-catching colours.

The two handsets have slightly different dimensions, with the Honor 20 measuring 154.3 x 73.9 x 7.99mm and weighing 174g compared to the slightly larger Honor 20 Pro which comes in at 154.6 x 73.9 x 8.44mm and 182g.

Whichever device you choose, you'll get to take advantage of a 6.26-inch Honor FullView display which has an outstanding 91.1% screen-to-body ratio. Stretching from edge-to-edge, the entire front of the phone is screen, with the exception of the tiny punch-hole notch located at the top-left for the front camera. If immersive viewing is important to you, neither device will let you down.


The fingerprint scanner on both phones has been merged with the power button, and it sits neatly on the side of each device. There's a USB-C port at the bottom for your charger, and wireless bluetooth headphones are compatible with both phones.

Honor 20 vs 20 Pro - Cameras

The standout feature for both the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro is the quad-lens camera system, found on the rear of each handset. Created with Sony IMX 586 technology, you can expect professional-looking photos from both. The quad-lens cameras do differ however, so let's take a look at each system in detail.


The Honor 20 Pro is the most premium of the two. It offers a 48MP main camera which features a wide f/1.4 aperture and optical image stabilisation. The phone's AI Ultra-clarity feature helps to refine details and add more light to images, while AI Super Night Mode is designed for perfect shots in darker environments. There's also an 8MP telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom lens and 5x hybrid zoom, a 16MP super-wide angle sensor with a huge 117-degree field of view, and a specialised 2MP macro lens which can focus in on objects and take photos from 4cm away.

The Honor 20 also has a 48MP main camera, 16MP super wide-angle sensor and 2MP macro lens, but the telephoto lens has been replaced with a 2MP Depth Assist lens instead. The Honor 20 Pro's telephoto lens has greater results when it comes to zoom shots, but you can still be confident the Depth Assist lens will deliver a brilliant picture - especially if you love taking portraits.


On the front of both, you'll find a 32MP selfie camera. Achieving a bokeh effect is simple, and AI Beautify naturally enhances images to show off your best side. Speaking of best sides, Honor has tactically placed the front-facing camera at the top left of the device, which is believed to give the perfect angle for flattering selfies.

Honor 20 vs 20 Pro - Power

You'll find the Kirin 980 chipset from HiSilicon on each device, which happens to be the world's first 7nm Mobile AI chipset. An essential for keeping features like the quad-lens camera system operating to its full potential, you'll definitely notice a difference when it comes to device speed and responsiveness.


The Honor 20 offers 6GB RAM while the Honor 20 Pro provides slightly more power with 8GB RAM. Internal storage on the Honor 20 is 128GB while the Honor 20 Pro has double this at 256GB.

Honor 20 vs 20 Pro - Battery

When it comes to battery life, the Honor 20 has a 3,750 mAh cell, while the Honor 20 Pro features 4,000 mAh. On both, you can easily expect a full day's worth of charge and with light to moderate usage, each device can keep you going for up to 48 hours.


Hitting power-hungry apps hard will obviously drain the battery quicker, as expected on all modern smartphones. However, Honor has built three different power-saving modes, so you can limit the energy consumption of background apps, notifications and more to keep you going for longer.

And, when the time does come to boot up, the 22.5W SuperCharge will power you up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

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