Along with a dew drop display, glasstic design and Kirin 710 chipset, the Honor launched Honor 20i with a lot of the same features as Honor 10 Lite. With a price tag of 14,990 this will go on sale in India soon enough.
By reducing down the version of Honor 20, Honor has introduced Honor 20i which is essentially the Honor 20 lite. It is an affordable mid-range smartphone that succeeds the Honor 10 lite launched earlier.
Honor 20i Features and Sepcifications
Honor 20i is presented with the rear camera which is packed with three lenses, a 24MP color lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, along with a 2MP lens. In accordance with the environment the mobile phone shooting varies. The front camera is of 32MP.
For the FHD screen, diagonal measures to be 15.77cm along with a rounded corner design. A 4GB RAM along with 128GB ROM expandable up to 512GB is provided in this phone.
The processor used in Honor 20i is HiSilicon Kirin 710 Processor along with a battery of 3400 mAh. Honor 20i with its attractive design language and dependable hardware at an affordable price resembles Honor 10 lite at several instincts. As like Honor 10 lite this comes with a similar teardrop notch display, curved glasstic back along with a Kirin 710 chipset.
Honor 20i is a sleek looking phone with its curved back of thickness of 7.9mm. 164 grams is the net weight of Honor 20i. The phone provides a nice grip along with a 3D real panel. With an availability in three colours – midnight black, phantom blue and phantom red the glasstic panel offers a glossy finish. Phantom blue and black are gradient finishes, which look quite attractive.
The fingerprint sensor is still at the back as was in Honor 10 lite. The only change from Honor 10 lite is the triple camera setup on the top left corner. Power buttons along with volume buttons on the side of the frame also be reached easily and allow a nice feedback. With dual VoLTE the phone too supports dual 4G SIM cards.
There is a droplet-shaped notch on top of display. Offering a distraction free display along with a pretty good looks due to minimal bezels and a tiny notch. With gradient themed wallpapers and app icons colours on screen look pleasant. The FHD+ panel offers a sharp resolution for watching videos and playing games.
This phone is powered by 2.2GHz Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB RAM, same as of Honor 10 lite. The Kirin 710 SoC is a mid-range processor that won’t provide blazing fast performance, but adequately fast.
A quick went through the UI felt perfectly smooth. The apps will open slightly slower due to some lag in touch response. Games like PUBG will be able to work on the device in a medium graphics due to the chipset.
The Honor 20i is available with Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top. Some useful features like digital balance and navigation gesture is also available by the software, while EMUI 9 also brings a host of preloaded apps like Hicare, Party Mode etc which makes the UI feel cluttered.
The biggest upgrade is in the camera department. The Honor 20i gets a 24MP triple camera system along with two more cameras. Now Honor is offering consumers a lot of new ways to capture a photo with the ability to switch in to wide angle for landscape shots from regular shots. AIS super night mode is also supported by the main camera. A 32MP AI selfie camera is presented as the front camera.
As for battery. The Honor 20i once again comes with a similar 3400mAh capacity as the Honor 10 lite. No fast charging facility is provided as known so far, a 10W charger is provided in the box for the charging purpose.
It’s very tough for Honor 20i to replace Honor 10 lite from the market. According to my review the only reason one would choose to go against Honor 20i against Honor 10 lite is the triple camera system that was not present in Honor 10 lite. Honor 20i will present a better competition in price list Infront of Galaxy M30, Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro.