The best Honor smartphones of 2020: which is better to buy?

The Honor brand was formed recently, but is well known in many countries, including Russia. The brand belongs to Huawei and is designed for a younger category of users. Moreover, it should be noted that even externally, the smartphones Huawei and Honor look different, although the “stuffing” can be very similar. In this review, we have collected the most interesting Honor smartphones..

Honor View 30 Pro

And here the new flagship arrived. It should be noted that this is one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market, which can put much more expensive devices on the belt..

For example, the new rear camera, consisting of three modules (wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and optical zoom), is able to produce a photo level of Huawei P30 Pro, which is considered one of the best camera phones. Or the display is a chic 6.57-inch IPS matrix. The processor power reserve of the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G is enough for a long time. There is no protection against water, but there is both fast and wireless charging.

Google service on this model, alas, no.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.57 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 206g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/12/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Honor 20 Lite 4 / 128GB

The Honor 20 Lite practically copies the Honor 20S, and that, in turn, copies the Huawei P30 Lite (both brands belong to the same company). What distinguishes this model from similar devices?

The smartphone has a high-quality display with high resolution, a good main camera and a very good front (there is even a special night mode!), A good platform based on HiSilicon Kirin 710 and 4 GB of RAM.

And of course, the Honor 20 Lite captivates with a nice price. Yes, NFC is also present.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 24/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 20 6 / 128GB

A cool and at the same time relatively inexpensive flagship smartphone from Honor of the past generation.

Apparently, the emphasis is placed on the number of modules in the main camera – there are 4 of them right away! Bend your fingers: a wide-angle lens, the main one, to create bokeh, as well as a separate module for macro photography. Removes the device very worthy for its price group.

Please note that it uses a 6.26-inch matrix created using IPS technology, not AMOLED. The processor is HiSilicon Kirin 980, the memory capacity is 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is 3750 mAh, but, according to reviews, battery life is not amazing.

Interestingly, the fingerprint scanner is located in the power key.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/16/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Honor 20s 6 / 128GB

Suspiciously familiar smartphone, especially in gradient colors … Yes – it looks exactly like the Huawei P30 lite! However, in the case of the Honor 20s, a new body shade appeared – white.

Other serious differences include a triple rear camera, which has much more interesting characteristics, as well as the amount of RAM that has grown to 6 GB.

And it’s still a relatively inexpensive budget device.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2312 × 1080
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 9X 4 / 128GB

Need an inexpensive device with a retractable front camera? We advise you to pay attention to the new Honor 9X model – thanks to a sliding front-end display, the display has lost cutouts. By the way, its diagonal reaches 6.59 inches.

The device is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 710 chip, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. There is an NFC module, on the back cover there is a dual camera, and the battery capacity reaches 4000 mAh (supports fast charging).

We strongly recommend considering the smartphone in a bright blue color.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.59 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 197g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 10 4 / 64GB

It seems that the former flagship Honor 10 is not going to resign. And that’s good – for the money, the Honor 10 turns out to be a very worthy smartphone..

What will please? A well-assembled case, finishing materials, an excellent 5.84-inch display, a fingerprint sensor under the display, decent sound, a powerful platform based on the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset and 4 GB of RAM, worthy of the shooting quality, considering the current cost of the smartphone, the NFC module.

In fact, Honor 10 competes with mid-budget smartphones – and in many ways ahead of them.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/24 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Honor 8S

Simple and inexpensive 8S budget. Since this is an inexpensive solution, you will not find a fingerprint scanner here, and you can not even remember about NFC. However, this model has everything you need: a pretty appearance, a rather large display with a diagonal of 5.71 inches, moreover bright and contrasting, a good platform based on the MediaTek Helio P35 processor (MT6765), a good camera for its price segment.

A choice of several body colors.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.71 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 146g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 10 Lite 3 / 64GB

At the time of writing, this device is estimated at an average of about 12 thousand rubles and, it seems, will become cheaper over time. For your money – a great offer.

This smartphone contains all the most interesting solutions, including a cool design and gradient colors, a large 6.21-inch display with a high resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, good cameras, a platform based on the well-known HiSilicon Kirin 710 chip and 3 GB of RAM, a battery at 3400 mAh, a fingerprint scanner on the back cover.

As for the NFC module, it is declared for official devices for the Russian market.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 10i 128GB

Honor 10i is somewhat similar to 10 Lite, including its design, but it still looks a little different.

There are other differences besides design. For example, this is a triple main camera, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.

Honor 10i received a HiSilicon Kirin 710 chip, and the memory capacity reaches 4 GB and 128 GB (operational and main, respectively).

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 24/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 8X 4 / 64GB

We must say right away that this is by no means the latest smartphone from Honor, but still relevant.

What is there? A large 6.5-inch display with a high resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, a dual main camera, an NFC module, a 3750 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor located on the back, as well as a nice body design, coupled with cool colors.

The camera shoots well, but you should not expect a miracle from it.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 8A

Despite the fact that the Honor 8A is slightly more expensive than the 8S, it makes sense to pay extra.

Causes? There are several of them. So, here we use a display with a larger diagonal (6.09 inches), higher resolution of the front camera, and a fingerprint sensor is clearly visible on the back of the case. And also – the presence of the NFC module, which on budget smartphones is still not as common as we would like.

The devices look similar, but at 8A, as it seems to us, the design is still more interesting..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor View 20 6 / 128GB

An alternative flagship from Honor. It attracts attention with the unusual design of the back cover and colors, respectively, as well as the fact that the front camera is “embedded” in the display – this is noticeable in the image below.

It is interesting that the main camera is actually single and has a resolution of 48 MP, but in the appendage to it there is a ToF camera, which is also used to blur the background. At the same time, experts say that the main camera View 20 shoots just fine, especially for the device in its price group.

The processor is the flagship HiSilicon Kirin 980, there is fast charging (battery capacity – 4000 mAh), a fingerprint sensor on the back cover, NFC of course.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2310 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 48 MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Honor 7A

Budget smartphone, and not the newest, however, is on sale.

Given the cost, you should not expect something impossible from the device. Users like: build quality, small dimensions, separate slots for two SIM cards and a memory card, nice design, good screen.

May not suit: battery life, lack of a fingerprint scanner, camera.

In our opinion, at a cost of 6 thousand rubles, the Honor 7A can be a good buy.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 20 Pro 8 / 256GB

Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro almost look the same, but the dimensions are albeit slightly, but still vary.

Where are the big differences between the cameras. So, in the 20 Pro, the main lens received f / 1.4 aperture, optical stabilization, and even laser autofocus. The camera is different; it offers 30x digital zoom and 3x optical.

It also has more memory and battery capacity..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/16/8/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no