As the notches go out, the holes on the screen (hole-punch) are gaining ground. The Honor View 20 phone is one of the precursors of this new movement, as well as being a great device, with a powerful Kirin 980 processor, a massive screen and an elegant appearance. But for its part, the OnePlus 6T has a strong presence in the market of mid-range phones, with power, appearance, and features that go well beyond its price of $600 dollars. Can Honor claim a place among the best mid-range phones of 2019? To find out, we face side by side Honor View 20 vs. OnePlus 6T.
The design is one of the most important points when deciding on one phone or another, especially in similar ranges. Companies know this, and that is why it is a section that pampers so much.
The Honor View 20 and the OnePlus 6T belong to totally different generations. One, the OnePlus 6T is the heir of the notch but opts for the drop type notch that conceals the eyebrow at the top of the screen.
The Honor View 20 bets on what appears to be the new trend, the hole in the screen that houses the main camera. In the end, it is an important decision, but it depends entirely on the user choice.
In terms of materials, both have a premium touch thanks to a design with much glass. Although it is true that the View 20 is somewhat more striking, and even strident, due to a design that causes a kind of waves to be generated in the backside depending on how you receive the light.
Although it does not seem so by size and resolution, there are differences between the OnePlus 6T and the Honor View 20 screens. The main one is that the Honor terminal has an IPS panel, while the OnePlus terminal has an AMOLED screen.
The benefits of an AMOLED screen are obvious: greater chromatic range, purer blacks, and improvements when managing the battery because the pixels that show the black color remain off.
Both screens are very, very good inside each panel, and the certain thing is that, although the AMOLED is saturated more, compared to the calibration of IPS panels and may offer better user experience.
Processor, gross power on both fronts
In both phones, we find the best in their respective fields. The OnePlus terminal mounts the Snapdragon 845 and a 6 or 8 GB RAM configuration. It is a classic configuration in the high-end phones of 2018 and, although it is no longer the best processor in terms of processing, the GPU continues to be very war.
For its part, the Honor View 20 has the Kirin 980, the HiSilicon chip (Huawei) that also assemble the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X. Three mobiles that, as we have told you in their respective analysis, have excellent performance in all subjects.
Taking into account that we are going to have the same good performance in games. Perhaps we should keep in mind that the Kirin is much more powerful in the calculations of artificial intelligence, and that translates into a more efficient and versatile camera.
If in the SoC they are very similar, the fight between the Honor View 20 and the OnePlus 6T differs in the section of the cameras. It is an element that has made a great leap in quality in recent months, and Huawei has taken the lead in this regard.
Honor is the sub-brand of Huawei, but here we lose the Leica lenses. However, we have a single 48-megapixel camera with aperture f / 1.8 and a TOF sensor. The Honor View 20 camera, as we told you in our analysis, is very versatile and also has artificial intelligence, zone recognition, and predictive focus.
The TOF helps to create a great bokeh effect, or background blur, by drawing a second plane that is capturing the main camera too, thus, achieve a better trimming of the main element.
Though, the OnePlus 6T does go barefoot on the subject of cameras. It has two sensors, one of 16 megapixels f / 1.7 and another of 20 megapixels, also f / 1.7. The two cameras capture a lot of light and their performance in any situation, both with good and bad light, is spectacular.
The Honor View 20 has a 4,000 mAh battery, more than enough for a day and a half of use. In addition, it has fast charge thanks to Huawei’s SuperCharger. The loading time from 0% to 100% is only 84 minutes. The OnePlus 6T has a slightly smaller battery 3,700 mAh, but it will also allow us to reach the end of the day, and overcome it, with a single charge. It also has a fast charging system, which OnePlus has called Dash Charge and which allows us to charge the phone from 0% to 100% in 87 minutes.
As you can see in this comparison of the Honor View 20 and the OnePlus 6T, the two terminals are very similar in almost all aspects, the design and the screen being the element in which they differ the most. In the end, as we said, it depends on your likeness more.