Honor 8 vs Honor 20

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
412 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.02 %
84.41 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 950
HiSilicon Kirin 980

Processor

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Mali-T880 MP4
Mali-G76 MP10

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
6GB

Internal storage

64GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (9.0 Pie), Honor Magic UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3750 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
48 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 35 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 35 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"

Third camera

 
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera

 
2 MP

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 27 mm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
32 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm)
6.07 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (154.25 x 73.97 x 7.87 mm)

Weight

5.40 oz (153.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.14 oz (174.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue, White
Black, Blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Headphones port

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Infrared, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 20, 2016
 

FCC ID value: QISFRD-L04 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.07 W/kg
 

Body

0.24 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.17 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 499
 

Availability

Officially announced

Jul 11, 2016
May 21, 2019
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