Honor phones normally take technology from Huawei’s latest handsets, water down the specs in a couple of non-critical areas, and sell for a lower cost — but the Honor 20 Guru throws this precedent out the window with all specs that seem to make it an even more attractive prospect than the high-end Huawei P30 Guru .
Much like the P30 Pro the Honor 20 Guru has no less than four back cameras, in addition to the most recent Kirin 980 chipset — but it is also shaking things up with new features such as a’punch-hole’ front-facing camera instead of a notch, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor built into the energy button.
We will not offer our final decision on the telephone until we determine the official cost in Honor.
Huawei’s additional products, such as tablets and laptops, are readily available in the US, and the firm is operating to receive clearance to advertise its own mobiles, so we could see this handset officially launch in the us later on.
That price tag is comfortably below the Huawei P30’s #699 / AU$1,099 (approximately $910) launch price, so when the telephone is made available following the Gravity launch event on May 21, we would expect it to retail for a reasonably low mid afternoon price.
We’ll update this article with the correct pricing when Honor admits it and a launch date when we hear it.
The handset is not quite plus-sized, but it’s still large — with a body of roughly 154mm x 74mm x 9mm, a few users may have trouble reaching the surface of the display, but it’s not just a burden to carry about.
The Honor 20 Pro display is something we will get into later, but while the phone has an astonishing 91.6percent screen-to-body ratio, there is still just enough bezel to house a speaker and notification light directly at the top.
On the ideal side of this handset you will find among the Honor 20 Guru’s most useful attributes: the power button along with fingerprint sensor are just one and the same, so by the time you’ve picked your phone and pressed the power button you’re in.
An indent causes this button simple to find without looking, and it’s a simple system, so we found ourselves draining and equipped to use the telephone far more quickly with this side-mounted detector than with the now-common in-screen scanner. The button also in the perfect height to make it natural to use for hands.
The volume rocker sits over the power button, and there’s a USB-C jack on the base of the telephone — regrettably there’s no headphone jack, that was something that the Honor View 20 did possess, and it looks like a curious omission given that this is a reasonable cellphone geared toward a younger audience.
On the rear of the handset is its own quad-camera installation — this makes for a significant notable bulge, and the telephone will not sit flat on a face because of it, but that’s possibly a little a price to cover all the tech within.
It’s certainly a more elegant design than the Honor View 20, which was a little on the side, however, the Honor 20 Pro is perhaps a little less eye as a outcome.
It’s a good-looking phone, using a balance between functionality and slick design.
1 compromise you are going to need to take on this handset would be the display, because the Honor 20 Pro screen is possibly a small amount of a downgrade compared with competing devices.
The 6.26-inch display utilizes LCD Full HD+ technology, which is not quite like the OLED of the Huawei P30 telephones, so perhaps won’t display colours quite too, even though it has a fantastic brightness range, and holds up well when seen in direct sun.
Honor 20 Pro competitors like the Google Pixel 3a or even OnePlus 6 have better screens, together with OLED and AMOLED screens etc, which means you are not getting top specs specs here, and the screen quality is just one of the key trade-offs for the minimal price.