September 29, 2023

Prime Options

Slim, sturdy and interesting design

Lengthy battery life
Good customized UI expertise

At the price of sounding like a damaged document, let’s simply say it yet another time: the competitors within the finances phase of Indian smartphone market is an excessive amount of. Many manufacturers are vying for his or her share within the pie and the customer’s consideration. A lot so it does really feel like hardly per week goes by with no telephone touchdown on this phase. One of many current entrant is the Honor 20i. Honor, for the previous couple of years, has been delivering units within the phase that may be referred to as competent and environment friendly. However now when competitors is hotting up does being competent and environment friendly make you a viable selection?

Honor 20i is available in just one RAM and inner storage choice: 4GB+128GB and has been launched in three color variants: Midnight Black, Phantom Pink and Phantom Blue in India at Rs 14,999. Our assessment unit was the Phantom Blue smartphone mannequin. Right here is our detailed assessment of the gadget that will help you get to understand it higher as a potential shopping for selection.

Honor 20i: Design

Honor 20i is available in a slim body and is light-weight. The telephone weighs about164 grams (battery included) and its dimensions are 154.8 mm x 73.64 mm x 7.95 mm (top x width x depth). The smartphone is available in a shiny plastic end and generally might slip from the grip, so it’s suggested to make use of it with a canopy which comes bundled contained in the pack. The telephone physique is susceptible to fingerprints and smudges.

It’s got a plastic again and has been given a twin color scheme of darkish blue and violet on the rear. The darkish blue within the higher half of the smartphone rear melds with the violet hue within the decrease half in the course of the plastic again. Although a majority of these color combos have been beforehand seen in another smartphones too, we preferred the dual-toned color scheme of Honor 20i.

The telephone comes lined with a skinny protecting movie that covers nearly your complete a part of the show, barring solely the very slender edges on all the edges and the entrance digicam. The show incorporates a dewdrop or water drop notch design on the high with a slender earpiece/ receiver about 1.5cm lengthy mendacity on the area the place the highest of the show joins the highest fringe of the telephone and a 32MP entrance digicam positioned slightly below it on the entrance. So, the notch incorporates the earpiece and the selfie digicam.

The underside bezel of the telephone is thicker than the bezels on the remainder three sides. The highest, left and proper bezels are nearly of the identical thickness (about 0.2cm) whereas the underside bezel, being 0.4cm thick, is sort of double of them.

The left fringe of the telephone would not carry any keys or buttons whereas the precise edge has received the quantity buttons and the ability button from the highest. All three buttons come securely embedded inside the sting of the telephone physique. They did not tilt or shift upon being pressed throughout preliminary utilization however after utilizing the telephone for some days, the buttons started to shift and bend sideways a bit.

The highest fringe of the telephone carries the secondary microphone and the twin nano SIM card slot with a devoted slot for microSD card.

On the backside edge lie a 3.5mm headphone jack, the first microphone, a microUSB port and 4 small round vents that kind the speaker, all aligned horizontally from left to proper.

The smartphone rear options the shiny twin tone look and has received a triple rear digicam setup of 24MP+8MP+2MP on the topmost left nook (with the rear aspect going through up). All of the three lenses are enclosed inside an extended capsule-shaped enclosure which protrudes out of the telephone physique by about simply 0.1cm. Because the protrusion could be very slight, it would not trigger the cellular to slide when it’s mendacity on a desk.

Beneath the triple digicam setup lies the LED flash and close to it, in direction of its proper, lies the fingerprint sensor. In the direction of the underside of the rear aspect, you will discover the corporate brand.

Honor 20i: Show

The smartphone incorporates a 6.2-inch (15.77 cm) FHD+ LTPS touchscreen show with multitouch help with 2340 x 1080 pixels decision and a pixel density of 415 PPI. The show helps 16.7 million colors.

The display brightness, when indoors, is optimum at about 50 to 60 p.c however must be ramped as much as full when utilizing the telephone outside, be it beneath a vivid solar or within the shade. There’s an Auto-adjust function given to take care of a sure brightness degree routinely as per the environment however many of the instances, it must be toggled on and off manually for the modifications to take impact. Generally the brightness would lower a bit after we moved to dimly-lit environments however the slider will not shift to the brand new decrease brightness degree. After utilizing it for days, the automated brightness function began working correctly, with the slider shifting as per the brightness requirement. It turned out to be an adaptive brightness function ultimately, that acts in keeping with person’s desire. So, to place it succinctly, the automated brightness function will not work correctly throughout preliminary utilization however after some days, it’s going to.

On viewing the telephone display from totally different angles, there isn’t any change in display color; solely the brightness felt a bit dimmer which is what to anticipate when trying on the display from some angle, when the display shouldn’t be going through you.

Beneath ‘Color mode & temperature’ setting, you’ll discover two choices for color modes: Regular and Vivid. Regular units up a barely hotter color for the show whereas Vivid brightens the show and makes the display shorn of even a hint of heat colors. You can select from three color temperature settings: Default, Heat and Chilly and even customise the temperature additional by dragging the marker inside a vibrant circle to a spot as per your show color desire.

The Eye Consolation setting permits you to put a hotter color setting that’s stated to scale back blue gentle emission and tire your eyes at a slower charge. Schedule it in keeping with your liking. You can even modify how heat you need the show color to be dragging the slider on the color temperature bar up or down. The extra it goes up, the hotter the color turns into.

The ‘Textual content and show dimension’ setting has received two components. The primary is the textual content dimension and the setting lets you change the dimensions of the textual content on Messaging, Contacts and Dialler by selecting anybody from Regular, Giant, Additional Giant and Big. The show dimension, however, will change the dimensions of all interface components, textual content and pictures included. Small, Default and Giant are the three show dimension choices.

The show settings have additionally received a Sensible decision setting that’s meant to routinely decrease display decision to avoid wasting energy. Both allow that or select manually from two resolutions which can be HD+ (1560 x 720) or FHD+ (2340 x 1080). You might also disguise the notch by going to ‘Extra show settings’.

Honor 20i: Battery

The telephone took about 2 hours and Quarter-hour for an entire cost from zero to a hundred percent. It received charged to 30 p.c inside 40 minutes. After about half-hour of charging, the smartphone rear begins getting heat and stays heat until the time the telephone is charging.

The 3400mAh battery will final simply for at some point in case you watch some 15-20 minutes movies, recreation for about an hour, take some calls that final for 10-Quarter-hour and examine social media feeds. For very gentle customers, the telephone may even run for a day and a half.

In case the battery ranges are dropping low and you do not have a plug level or a laptop computer close by, you’ll be able to choose Extremely Energy Saving Mode, enabling which shuts down many of the apps besides probably the most fundamental ones like Dialler, Messages and Contacts. You possibly can have as much as six working apps on this mode and might take away any variety of them from the listing everytime you need.

Honor 20i: Efficiency

Honor 20i runs on firm’s EMUI 9.0.1 customized UI based mostly on Android 9 Pie OS. It’s powered by Hisilicon Kirin 710F processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The native inner storage of the gadget is 128GB which might be expanded to 512GB through a microSD card.

Navigating via the apps and switching from one app to the opposite are quick. There are a number of bloatware apps that come pre-installed with the gadget like Fb, and many others that may be simply uninstalled from the telephone.

The safety features of the telephone like face unlock and fingerprint scanner labored correctly.

Enabling Easy Mode from the settings enlarges the icon dimension. You possibly can simply exit from this mode because the exit choice might be seen instantly opening the settings in Easy Mode.

The telephone has additionally received Journey Mode enabling which makes the telephone reply calls with pre-set voice or SMS messages for a protected journey. The mode additionally disables the Bluetooth and headset.

We would not advocate this telephone for enjoying graphic-intensive video games like PUBG Cellular and Mortal Kombat on increased body charges. With Balanced graphics and Medium body charge, PUBG Cellular would run easily with none stutter largely however with HD graphics and Excessive body charges, the sport might lag a whole lot of instances. Additionally, after taking part in for about 20 minutes, the smartphone rear additionally begins to warmth up.

The audio output of the telephone fills up a smallish room on full quantity. The sound distorts on full quantity although. Use earphones when gaming or watching movies on this gadget.

On Geekbench 4 check, the telephone received a single core rating of 1528 and multi core rating of 5457.

On AnTuTu benchmark check, the telephone received a rating of 124642.

Honor 20i: Digital camera

Honor 20i has been outfitted with a triple rear digicam setup of 24MP(f/1.8)+ 8MP(f/2.4)+2MP(f/2.4)PDAF and a entrance digicam of 32MP. Right here we’ll talk about the digicam efficiency of the telephone in some element.

The digicam efficiency of the telephone is sort of good in the case of taking photographs (rear and entrance digicam each) in vivid daylight and overcast circumstances each.

Towards the sunshine, the digicam sensor takes a second to regulate and provides clear sufficient photographs even in some darkish parts that lie within the shadows.

Rear digicam photographs in daytime are clear, sharp and would not have any noticeable grain. The colors captured are additionally largely pure, with solely the greenery within the photographs popping out to be brisker within the photographs than it truly is.

The background objects are additionally captured clearly. Generally, the shifting objects got here out a bit blurry in some photographs.

Selfies throughout daytime and beneath synthetic gentle additionally got here to be pure and fairly sharp. Additionally they got here out nicely towards the daylight.

The portrait mode photographs should not that good due to lack of edge detection within the photographs. Though there isn’t any further whitening of the face and the background blurring is ample, the perimeters of the face should not sharp.

Rear digicam photographs within the evening lack sharpness and element. Objects fairly near the digicam come out to be clear and outlined however the ones far-off got here out a bit smudged out.

Selfies in low-light circumstances and when outside within the evening got here out well-defined and retain the pure pores and skin tone because it ought to come out within the snaps. There isn’t a blowing out of color within the photographs and the entrance digicam photographs, although not as clear as they might have regarded had they been taken beneath extra gentle, suffice for a very good shot in low-light. The Evening mode barely enhances the picture high quality by brightening up darkened areas a bit and giving a livelier hue to the unique colors of the objects.


At 14,999, Honor 20i offers you a handsome, neat and durable design. It’s a light-weight telephone with a powerful and neat UI that is straightforward to handle. Battery life is lengthy sufficient to final you a day on some common utilization. The rear cameras work fantastically throughout the day and the entrance one shoots good selfies, solely those in low-light should not that passable.

The triple rear digicam setup did not take nice photographs within the evening. There have been some heating points on lengthy utilization, so we would not advocate taking part in high-end video games on this telephone. In a nutshell, the telephone would not lob it out of the park in the case of all-round efficiency but it surely does handle to please as a sub-15K gadget.


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