Honor View 20 vs OnePlus 6T: Who’s The New Premium Flagship Champion?

Camera seems the biggest USP of Honor View 20. But can the incredible power of OnePlus 6T be the deal breaker?

Oneplus 6T vs Honor View 20
Oneplus 6T vs Honor View 20

With punch-hole display smartphones, we are close to the full screen display for real. Huawei launched the first smartphone in the world, Nova 4. It comes with an in-display front camera without any notch.

Honor View 20 is going to be the first punch-hole display smartphone in India.

Honor View 20 will launch with the 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 sensor and a display hole. Honor View 20 will launch in India on January 29. The smartphone has already been listed on Amazon India. You can pre-book View 20 by paying Rs 1,000 for a free pair of Honor Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999.

So, can the upcoming Honor View 20 take on another popular flagship in the country, OnePlus 6T?

Let’s find out.

OnePlus 6T vs Honor View 20: In-Depth Comparison

The Honor View 20 has been launched in four colour variants: Honey Red, Black, White and Blue colour options. In India the smartphone will be available by early 2019.

Design & Build

Honor View 20 and OnePlus 6T both feature a glass sandwich design. While OnePlus 6T carries a lot from its predecessor, Honor View 20 come in unique color combinations.

Both the smartphones have similar built qualities. Honor View 20 has a 3D hyperboloid glass body with gradient color finish, and OnePlus 6T has a glass finish at the back with some striking colour options to choose from.

Display

Huawei View 20 has a 6.39-inch Full HD+ with a punch hole housing the front camera offering a screen resolution of 1080 x 2310 pixels. Honor View 20 offers an almost bezel less display with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.8 percent.

In comparison, OnePlus 6T features a slightly larger 6.4-inch display. It offers a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a water-drop notch on top.

With Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top, both the smartphones come with extra protection and awesome looking displays. The new punch-hole design on Honor View 20 is refreshing.

Hardware

Honor View 20 is powered by the latest Kirin 980 octa-processor paired with upto 8GB of RAM, NPU, GPU Turbo, and an i7 co-processor. OnePlus 6T, in comparison, has the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with upto 8GB of RAM (McLaren Edition has 10GB RAM).

With the top-end chips, both Honor View 20 and OnePlus 6T both offer very good performance. Both the smartphones are capable of offering top notch smartphone experience with heavy multitasking and hardcore gaming.

Storage

OnePlus 6T currently is available in four storage variants in the country: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage and the top-end McLaren Edition with 10GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

Honor View 20 on the other hand is expected to be available in India in two versions of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

Software

Honor View 20 runs on the latest Android 9.0 (Pie) with Magic UI 2.0. OnePlus 6T runs on the other hand runs on the latest Oxygen OS based on Android Pie.

In terms of user experience, Oxygen OS is comparatively better. It has lesser bloatware and offers close to stock Android experience.

Camera

Honor View 20 sports a triple rear camera setup comprising of the much-hyped 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 sensor coupled with a TOF 3D sensor. View 20 comes with a dual NPU chipset, which has a capability to recognize hundreds of categories in real time. It can process up to 4500 pictures per minute.

OnePlus 6T, on the other hand, sports a dual camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 20-megapixel secondary sensor.

Up front, Honor View 20 has a 4.5mm hole in the display. It houses the 25-megapixel front camera supporting f/2.0 aperture and EIS. While, in comparison, OnePlus 6T has a 16-megapixel wide selfie shooter.

Battery

Honor View 20 come with USB Type-C and a 4,000mAh battery with 5V fast charging support. OnePlus 6T has come a 3,700mAh battery supporting Dash Charge and Warp Charge on the new McLaren edition.

Variants, Pricing & Availability

Honor View 20 in Europe is priced at 569 Euro (around Rs 46,050) for the base model and the special edition Moschino edition with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage at 649 Euro (around Rs 52,550).

Honor View 20 in India will be a lot more competitive. It will be launched against the likes of OnePlus 6T, so the base variant is expected to priced somewhere around Rs 35,000.

OnePlus 6T has four storage versions available in India priced at:

  • 128GB/6GB: Rs 37,999
  • 128GB/8GB: Rs 41,999
  • 256GB/8GB: Rs 45,999
  • 256GB/10GB: Rs 50,999

OnePlus 6T is available in India exclusively via Amazon India, OnePlus online and offline stores, Croma stores and Reliance Digital stores.

OnePlus 6T vs Honor View 20: CONCLUSION

OnePlus 6T obviously is a great smartphone backed by premium features and excellent performance. But, Honor View 20 is different. The smartphone has a new design, premium features, hardware and top performance. Honor View 20 also features the Sony IMX 586 sensor, world’s first ultra-compact lens offering a pixel size of 0.8um.

Honor View 20 is going to be India’s first punch-hole display smartphone. The new design technology at an entry-premium price point is going to be a deal breaker for Honor.

OnePlus 6T is a winner in the range, but Honor View 20 will be a new threat to its dominance in the segment. If Honor can price View 20 tactfully in India, the Huawei sub-brand can soon have a winner in the entry-premium flagship segment in India.

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