OnePlus 6T vs Honor View 20: Dewdrop Notch vs Punch hole Display

Huawei announced the launch of their first punch hole display smartphone in India through their sub-brand Honor. The Honor View 20 was finally unveiled in India which was getting major traction because of the introduction of punch-hole display killing the Notch-design. The device also created a lot of buzz because of the 48-Megapixel sensor at the back of the device. This is the first flagship by Honor in a very long time after Huawei become the front guy in the flagship department for a fair few years.

The Honor View 20 is launched to be a direct rival to the OnePlus 6T which as OnePlus has told through every channel they can is the highest selling smartphone in India. So we put the two devices to the test against each other.

Here is our comparison between the two devices

Specifications

The OnePlus 6T is powered by 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset and it comes with 6/8GB of RAM. The phone packs 128/256GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 6T hosts a dual cam set up at the back, consisting of a 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel color lenses on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The OnePlus 6T runs Android 9 Pie with the Oxygen OS skin over it and is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery.

The Huawei Honor View 20 is powered by 7nm Hisilicon Kirin 980 paired with 6/8GB of RAM. The phone comes with a 128/256GB storage option with no expandable storage availability. On the optics departments, the phone brings in a horizontal dual camera setup with a primary 48mp and a 3D ToF sensor. For selfies, the smartphone has a 25-megapixel camera sensor.

The Honor view 20 runs on Android 9 pie with EMUI 9.0 skin over it. The phone packs a 4000 mAh battery with Huawei’s 40W supercharger.

Display and Design

huawei honor view 20

The OnePlus 6T has a 6.2-inch AMOLED display with Dewdrop Notch, where the camera module is placed symmetrically in the middle. On the design front, the phone brings in near-bezel less design with a very small chin at the bottom. In reality, the display on the device looks good with strong color reproduction and contrast. Also, the AMOLED display does pitch in for good viewing and a notch in the middle also looks acceptable.

The Honor View 20 also gets a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display but with the front camera resting near the left corner. On the design front, the phone seems beautiful despite some bezels. Huawei might have brought OLED panel in its flagship series but Honor still gets an LCD panel, colors on the phone seems on fader side, while using Netflix on this display gave a pretty satisfying result. The punch-hole does seem a bit odd with camera interfering between regular usage but the elimination of the notch does feel good.

Winner- OnePlus 6T (AMOLED always better than LCD)

Performance

The OnePlus 6T is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6/8GB RAM. The performance of the processor is in no argument, the phone performs every task put forward. The gaming mode on the OnePlus 6T is not very effective. While playing PUBG: mobile on the phone performance, there is no compromise in terms of performance. Lack of good battery saver and gaming mode leads to a faster battery drain.

The Huawei Honor view 20 packs a Hi-silicon Kirin 980 paired with 6/8GB RAM. The Huawei’s Kirin 980 is built on a 7nm chip which is more efficient than the 9nm peer. The GPU turbo provides a special boost for high-performance gaming. There is an uncompromised performance on this device the phone is fast in daily tasks. And on High performance, the GPU turbo kicks in games like PUBG mobile and Asphalt 9 works great, plus EMUI’s with proper battery saver gives a more screen time.

Winner- Huawei Honor View 20 (close margin)

Battery

The Huawei Honor view 20 packs in a 4000 mAh battery and gets its juice from 40W supercharger patented by Huawei. The EMUI 9.0 skin on the phone makes the phone more battery efficient. The LCD display adds on battery time. The phone is expected to pull off around 8-9 hours of screen time easily. While the EMUI ROM also brings in a special Ultra battery saver, which will surely add on extra usage time.

The OnePlus 6T packs in a 3300 mAh battery with Oneplus’s Dash branded charging. The Oneplus gives only a 6 hours of battery life on usage. Battery life is also compromised because of the AMOLED display. OnePlus’s Oxygen OS brings in the stock battery saver which isn’t very much effective but still does the work.

Winner- Huawei Honor View 20

Camera

The Huawei Honor and OnePlus flagship both sports Dual cameras at the back. While OnePlus has put a 16+20mp setup, honor has a 48mp sony Imx series lens and a 3D Tof sensor.

Huawei honor view 20

Honor has the advantage in terms of AI-enriched photos while the OnePlus brings in better software settings getting more vibrant images. The night scale (night sight) mode outperforms honor’s night mode. The AI on the honor does sometimes interfere in the normal photos making colors a bit different, while OnePlus’s camera enables to get natural colors of photos.

Winner- OnePlus 6T(very close margin)

Verdict

Both of the smartphones are priced in the same price range. While the punch hole selfie camera is a new concept and feels attractive enough. The Oneplus 6T brings in quality and an eye-catching in-display fingerprint sensor.

The OnePlus 6T is the phone for the person who likes the seem-less experience of the stock android, plus believes in the raw power of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and a great display. The Huawei Honor view 20 is the phone for peoples who think any kind of notch is bad and Require a better battery life in addition to the new and efficient 7nm Kirin chip.

 

 

Image credits – Frankie tech(honor v20)

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