Honor recently announced the launch of its new Honor 20 series with Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite. The Huawei’s sub-brand latest launches bring new technologies and better camera proposition.
Although the Honor 20 Pro is all set to give a stiff competition to the OnePlus 7 Pro, it is Honor 20 that will be against the OnePlus 7. Both smartphones come with a price point that will attract the majority of the customers. However, which one of them is better? Let’s find out.
Starting off the design first, both the smartphones are designed keeping in current trends in mind. The OnePlus 7 is equipped with a gradient finish at the back panel and there is a waterdrop notch. The smartphone dons a similar skin seen in OnePlus 6T. Moreover, you will not distinguish between the two smartphones with a first glance. However, on the other hand, Honor 20 is equipped with a gradient finish as well. The company has added a new finish, which surely looks premium and it sure looks better than the OnePlus 7. You also get a punch-hole design, which is present in limited smartphones.
This means you get a much immersive display as compared to the OnePlus 7. The Honor 20 is slimmer as compared to the OnePlus 7 with 7.9mm thickness and it is lightweight with 174 grams. The OnePlus 7 is 8.2mm thick and weighs 182 grams. So, if you need to pick a winner in this round than it has to be the Honor 20 with a premium design and the new punch-hole design.
Winner: Honor 20
Coming to the display, the OnePlus 7 is equipped with a 6.41-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 402ppi pixel density, DCI-P3 colour gamut and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Honor 20 features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 412ppi pixel density.
Both the smartphones are loaded with similar display size and both of them are equipped with a Full HD+ resolution. However, the OnePlus 7 has an advantage of sporting an AMOLED screen, which should ideally deliver better colours along with some strong deep blacks as compared to the Honor 20. So, naturally, this round goes to the OnePlus 7.
Winner: OnePlus 7
On the camera front, the Honor 20 is equipped with an interesting quad-camera setup at the rear panel. The primary sensor is loaded with a 48-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture, there is a second sensor of 16-megapixel super wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The phone is loaded with a 32-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The OnePlus 7 is equipped with a dual-camera setup with a combination of a 48-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, the phone is equipped with a 16-megapixel lens with f/2.0 aperture.
The answer is pretty obvious here. The Honor 20 shines brightly in this department as it is loaded with better cameras as compared to the OnePlus 7. Although both of them are equipped with a 48MP sensor as the primary lens, the Honor 20 gives you better options with a wide-angle lens and macro lens, which is certainly a new thing in this industry. The macro lens will help in click 4cm macro photography, a feature that is more associated with professional cameras.
Winner: Honor 20
Honor 20 is powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset along with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. The phone is available in 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The OnePlus 7 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU. The phone is loaded with 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage option.
The Honor 20 has added quite a few features to optimise the performance of the smartphone. The company has added GPU Turbo 3.0 for frame-by-frame optimisation. However, the chipset seems to be a bit less powerful as compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset present in the OnePlus 7. Hence this rounds goes to OnePlus 7 as it is loaded with a better processor and have more RAM option.
Winner: OnePlus 7
On the software front, both the smartphones run on Android 9.0 Pie. The Honor 20 runs on Magic UI 2.0. The OnePlus 7 runs on OxygenOS. Both the user interfaces come loaded with different features. On one hand, the Magic UI 2.0 offers highly customised experience and it is similar to the EMUI that runs on Huawei smartphones. The OnePlus 7 offers a near-to-stock experience.
Although the choice of user experience depends on each user but judging by the past experience, OnePlus has a much better track record of rolling out timely updates as compared to Honor. So, if you want a near stock experience then you can opt for OnePlus 7, while those who want a customised experience can go for Honor 20.
Winner: OnePlus 7 for timely updates
On the battery front, the Honor 20 is equipped with a 3750mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support. The OnePlus 7 is equipped with a 3700mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. The competition is quite tough in this department as both the phones are loaded with similar battery hardware. However, the Honor 20 seems to do a better job in fast charging with a 22.5W fast charging solution that the company claims can charge 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes. Hence, this round goes to Honor 20.
Winner: Honor 20
In short, the Honor 20 gives a stiff competition to the OnePlus 7. The Honor 20 is loaded with a premium design, which looks modern as compared to the OnePlus 7. The phone is also loaded with a better camera with quad-camera setup at the rear panel and selfie camera seems to be better than the OnePlus 7. OnePlus 7, on the other hand, delivers slightly better display experience and it is loaded with a better Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and software is smoother and cleaner as compared to the Honor 20.