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Compare: Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro and Huawei P30 Pro

Comparison between the new Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro and the Huawei's P30 Pro.

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Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro have finally been launched in India today. Both these smartphones come with specifications similar to the Huawei’s flagship P30 Pro handset but costs half the money. They too pack the quad-camera setup and offer a premium built and performance. Here we are comparing the two newly launched devices – the Honor 20 with the Honor 20 Pro with Huawei’s P30 Pro. Read on to find out how they differ and how they are similar to each other.

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Honor 20: 6.26-inch full-HD+ display

Honor 20 Pro:  6.26-inch full-HD+ display

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Huawei P30 Pro: 6.47-inch full-HD+ OLED display

Display-wise, the Huawei is the winner with its OLED display panel and a bigger screen. It may come at a cost, but OLED screens are any day better than Full HD+ displays.

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Honor 20: Huawei’s Kirin 980 SoC

Honor 20 Pro: Huawei’s Kirin 980 SoC 

Huawei P30 Pro: Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor

All three smartphones are powered by the same Huawei’s Kirin 980 SoC which so their performance would somewhat be similar. In the end it all comes down to the software optimization.

Rear camera(s)

Honor 20: 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with AI image stabilisation (AIS) + a 16MP secondary super-wide-angle lens  + a 2MP depth-assisting sensor + a 2MP macro lens.

Honor 20 Pro: 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor with 4-axis OIS + a 16MP super wide angle sensor + an 8MP telephoto sensor + a 2MP macro lens.

Huawei P30 Pro: 40MP primary sensor with OIS and f/1.6 aperture + 20MP wide-angle sensor with OIS + 8MP sensor with periscope style zoom system + ToF sensor. The cameras have support for 5X optical zoom and 10X hybrid zoom and 50X digital zoom.

All three smartphones come with a quad-camera setup. While the Huawei P30 Pro has a 40MP main camera, the other two devices pack a 48MP Sony camera as their main sensor. But then, Huawei’s smartphone has support for up to 50x zoom and that is a capability that isn’t found in any other handset.

Selfie camera

Honor 20: 32MP front camera

Honor 20 Pro: 32MP front facing camera

Huawei P30 Pro:  32MP sensor that has support for AI HDR+

In terms of the front facing camera, all three devices come with the same 32MP selfie camera, but the Huawei P30 Pro has support for AI HDR+ mode making it a superior camera.

RAM and storage

Honor 20: 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage

Honor 20 Pro: up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage

Huawei P30 Pro: 8GB of RAM paired with 256GB of internal storage

In terms of RAM and storage, Huawei P30 pro and the Honor 20 Pro comes with the same setup with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. But the Honor 20 comes with less 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Support for microSD card

Honor 20: Yes

Honor 20 Pro: Yes

Huawei P30 Pro: Only nano-memory card.

The Huawei is at a loss here even though it has support for additional storage because it only supports nano-memory cards which are rare and costly.


Honor 20: 3,750mAh battery

Honor 20 Pro: 4,000mAh battery

Huawei P30 Pro: 4,200mAh battery

In terms of battery backup, Huawei P30 Pro is the clear winner because it packs a larger battery and it also has a great backup which easily lasts 1.5 days on heavy usage.

Operating system

Honor 20: Android 9 Pie skinned with Magic UI 2.1.0.

Honor 20 Pro: Android 9 Pie skinned with Magic UI 2.1.0.

Huawei P30 Pro:  Android 9.0 Pie skinned with EMUI 9.1.

All three devices run Android 9 Pie which is the current version of the OS, but there is a chance they might not get the Android Q update in the future.

Starting Price

Honor 20: Rs 32,999

Honor 20 Pro: expected around Rs 46,500

Huawei P30 Pro: Rs 71,990

Huawei P30 Pro costs almost double of the two smartphones. However, it also packs a number of unique and premium features. Users who want a top-class camera smartphone with flagship performance and specifications but they don’t want to burn a hole in their pocket can go for either of the Honor 20 or the Honor 20 Pro depending on their requirements. But then if you do want a smartphone that is premium, you would also have to pay more for it.

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Aman Singh
Aman Singh
Aman Kumar Singh has a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a journalist, a photographer, a writer, a gamer, a movie addict and has a love for reading (everything). It’s his love of reading that has brought him knowledge in various fields including technology and gadgets. Talking about which, he loves to tweak and play with gadgets, new and old. And when he finds time, if he finds time, he can be seen playing video games or taking a new gadget for a test run.
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