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HONOR 20 vs OnePlus 7: Which smartphone should you buy?

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HONOR recently launched its latest device called the HONOR 20 and has officially fired the first shot to change the game and overtake OnePlus, the original ‘flagship killer’. OnePlus did its best to lure the consumers at that price-segment, but with the launch of HONOR 20, the audience is now spoilt for choice. Both the companies have spent time developing its user base and communities simultaneously taking feedback to improve their devices. In order to instill confidence amongst the user base, HONOR has come up with first of its kind challenge, where it will offer up to 90% Buy Back Guarantee in 90 days on HONOR’s “Love it or Return it Challenge”. Customers using the HONOR 20 can return their smartphone before 90 days if they do not like the device. We compared the recently launched HONOR 20 against the OnePlus 7, which is priced similarly at Rs 32,999 to find out which device should one go for. Here are the results –

Camera

Camera quality is a pivotal feature when it comes to phones these days, and HONOR 20 wins big here. With a quad camera setup, the HONOR 20 outshines in its segment giving a tough competition to OnePlus 7, which packs a Dual camera setup. HONOR 20 with its quad camera setup makes a home run with each camera working flawlessly at any given point of time. Unlike the OnePlus, the 4-rear camera setup in the HONOR 20 work seamlessly as per the user’s requirement. The HONOR 20 primary snapper has an incredibly high-resolution 48-megapixel sensor. Other sensor includes 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel dedicated macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. OnePlus 7 only has 48-megapixel main sensor along with 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor.

Macro Shot on Honor 20

Macro Shot on Honor 20

 

Due to lack of macro lens, OnePlus 7 can’t capture detailed macro shots. On the other hand, HONOR 20 in its macro mode allows you to shoot your subjects as close to 4CM. Both HONOR 20 and OnePlus 7 utilize pixel binning which allows the 48-megapixels sensor to produce a 12-megapixel image. However, HONOR 20 tends to take a better quality shot. The HONOR 20 captures astounding photos with its wide-angle lens in daylight and even in challenging environment thus making it handy and hardy at the same time. The depth sensor on HONOR 20 captures highly detailed shots by differentiating between the subject and the background without compromising on the quality. OnePlus 7 does capture portrait shots, but missing a depth sensor does not provide proper edge detection.

For nighttime photography, OnePlus 7 has night mode and the HONOR 20 has a smart AIS Super Night Mode. While the OnePlus 7 night photography misses details, HONOR 20’ night photography captures a highly detailed shot with more light. Additionally, the HONOR 20 features background blur in a video, which means that it can focus on the subject while maintaining a blurry background with perfection. HONOR has also dominated the front camera with the 32-megapixel sensor, while the OnePlus 7 offers only 16-megapixel sensors. While both the phone cameras can capture beautiful selfies, the HONOR 20 gets an edge as it packs more pixels giving more sharpness and clarity. Additionally, the HONOR selfie camera uses AI scene detection and offers beautification giving a perfect selfie at every situation.

The HONOR 20 excels when it comes to scene detection, the Dual NPU offers up to 60-scene detection. The AI mode automatically boosts the saturation and makes the colours stand out resulting in attractive pictures. For those of you who love to click at night, HONOR 20 offers an AIS Super Night Mode, allowing you to click clear and alluring pictures even in the night, thus making you wonder and marvel at the ability of this economical phone to surpass the OnePlus 7 with each click, each time. Supported by EIS and AIS, the HONOR 20 also allows you to shoot videos in UHD 4K through the rear cameras, and up to 1080p in the front cameras. The HONOR 20 is a photographer’s delight!!!

DESIGN

In today’s competitive ecosystem, the design and aesthetics can make a lot of difference when a consumer decides to buy a smartphone. Between HONOR 20 and OnePlus 7, the HONOR 20 has the flattest design offering glass form-factor that gives it a rich feel while holding it in hands. Both phones sport a very similar design but the HONOR 20 comes with Dynamic Holographic design and it is eight grams lighter at 174 grams.

Honor 20 One Plus 7

HONOR and OnePlus chose separate ways to place the front camera. While OnePlus stuck inside a tiny notch, HONOR decided to go with a trending punch hole. With the recent wallpapers designed especially for punch hole, we surely fell in love with the HONOR 20 punch-hole design.

Never Settle

OnePlus 7 comes with an AMOLED display, which offers bright colours and saturation. Though the HONOR 20 comes with an IPS display, it still manages to pack more pixels that make up for its picture quality. HONOR 20 has 91.7% screen to body ratio giving it more screen real estate as compared to OnePlus 7.

PERFORMANCE

From a hardware point of view – HONOR runs Kirin 980 processor while Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor powers OnePlus 7. However, in terms of performance what sets HONOR 20 apart is the GPU Turbo 3.0 technology. This gives an edge to HONOR 20 over the OnePlus 7 in terms of gaming performance without putting any strain on its battery.

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The HONOR 20 outperforms most other devices when it comes to gaming, thanks to the Kirin chipset combined with a GPU Turbo 3.0 technology. Users can easily play PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 and Modern Combat 4 at maximum settings without experiencing any lag or shutter. What’s better is that it also consumes less battery consumption as compared to OnePlus 7.

VERDICT

The HONOR 20 made its debut recently and has stunned us with its class-leading camera setup and powerful features. HONOR 20 takes the prize as they have packed amazing features in a stylish handset along with a power packed camera which is an absolute photographer’s delight. HONOR sure knows how to combine effortless styles with great features and a mind-blowing camera, thus setting it ahead and apart in its segment.

 

Specs HONOR 20 Competition
HONOR 20 OnePlus 7
Launch Date 11-Jun-19 14-May-19
Launch MOP 32999 32999
Current MOP 32999 32999
Design Dynamic Holographic 3D Curved Glass Design Glass
OS Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Screen to Body Ratio 91.6%+ 91%+
PPI 412ppi 403ppi
Clock Speed 2×2.6GHz + 2×1.92GHz +4x 1.8GHz 1×2.84GHz + 3×2.42GHz + 4x 1.8GHz
NPU Dual NPU Single NPU
GPU Mali G76 Adreno 640
Front Camera 32MP in Screen Camera, F/2.0 16MP, F/2.0
Low Light Tech 4 in 1 Light fusion 4 In 1 Pixel Binning
AI Scene detection Yes, 8 scene NA
Rear Main lens 48MP, IMX586, F/1.8 48MP , IMX586, F/1.7
Wide angle lens 16MP, F/2.x 16MP
Telephoto Lens NA NA
Macro Lens 2M, F/2.x NA
Depth Sensing Lens 2MP, F/2.x NA
Camera Stabilization EIS +AIS OIS + EIS
AI Scene detection Yes, 60 Scene NA
RAM 6GB 6/8/12GB
ROM 128GB 128/256GB
Battery 3750mAh, TUV Rheinland Certified 4000mAh
Finger Print YES, Side fingerprint sensor Yes, In screen fingerprint
Charging Type Super Charge Fast Charging
Special Features 1. Triple Wi-Fi Antenna
2. Dual Frequency GPS
3. AI Color mode in Video
4. GPU Turbo 3.0
NA

 

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