The best Honor phones (July 2019)

Honor has a number of great phones out there that cover all ranges of budgets. From low-end phones to flagships that make your mouth water, the Huawei sub-brand is killing it.

Editor’s Pick

There’s also a little confusion among the models of phones since many handsets are similarly named, so we put together a breakdown of the best Honor phones out there to help you sort through them. Let’s get started!

The best Honor phones:

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list of the best Honor phones regularly as more devices hit the market.

1. Honor 20 Pro

Honor 20 Pro rear glass

If you want the best Honor phone out there right now, look no further than the Honor 20 Pro. This is a great device for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a fortune but also wants the best performance, great camera performance, and an overall great handset.

After being launched in London on May 21 the phone was mysteriously delayed (likely due to the Huawei Android ban), but Honor is now finally selling the Honor 20 Pro in countries other than the U.S..

Honor 20 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.26-inch, 2340 x 1080p, 412ppi
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 48MP, 16MP Super Wide Angle, 8MP Telephoto
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

2. Honor View 20

It’s always nice to have the latest and greatest flagship smartphone, but sometimes going for a slightly older model saves you a few bucks without giving up on specs or features. The Honor 20 View set the tone for near bezel-less phones with hole-punch displays.

What really makes this mid- to high-tier handset special is its cameras. Whether you’re in good or bad lighting, the Honor View 20 is capable of capturing beautiful shots.


Honor View 20 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, 2310 x 1080p
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Cameras: 48MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

3. Honor 20

Honor 20 rear

The Honor 20 is a slight step between the company’s most premium handsets and its mid-range devices. While the device includes one of the best Kirin CPUs, the rest of the specs bring it back down to the quality of similarly-priced smartphones.

Honor 20 specs:

  • Display: 6.26-inch, 2340 x 1080p, 412ppi
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48MP, 16MP Super Wide Angle, 2MP Depth, 2MP Macro
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 3,750mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

4. Honor Play

The back of the Honor Play.

When you limit your budget, you normally expect to get a pretty disappointing smartphone. That isn’t the case with the Honor Play. For under $300, you get a beautiful 6.3-inch screen, a Kirin 970 CPU, up to 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

Plus, the Honor Play includes the company’s GPU Turbo technology. This allows the handset to ramp up when you game on the device.

While marketed as a gaming phone, with its features and price point this phone is perfect for just about everyone.

Honor Play specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, 2340 x 1080
  • SoC: Kirin 970
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 16MP, 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3,750mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

5. Honor 8X

The back of the Honor 8X.

If you’re looking for a slightly more premium budget handset, check out the Honor 8X. This device is a bit on the larger size compared to other Honor phones, featuring a 6.5-inch display.

The Honor 8X is powered by the Kirin 710 CPU, up to 6GB of RAM, and a maximum of 128GB of built-in storage. A dual-camera setup around back paired with Honor’s AI software enables you to take decent photos.

Honor 8X specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 2340 x 1080p
  • SoC: Kirin 710
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Cameras: 20MP, 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3,750mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

6. Honor 20 Lite

Picture of the Honor 20 Lite 6

The Honor 20 Lite is the best low budget phone from Honor. Not only is it mega affordable, but it also includes features such as a triple rear camera setup that typically only found in high-end smartphones. Under the hood, the Honor 20 Lite and its predecessor are powered by moderate specs that won’t blow you away but are enough to get the job done.

Although the Honor 20 Lite does feature a headphone jack, it also only supports microUSB ports. You won’t find USB-C here, unfortunately.

If you want to go even cheaper the last-gen Honor 10 Lite is still a great phone and is available for below $200 from Amazon.


Honor 20 Lite specs:

  • Display: 6.21-inch, 2340 x 1080p, 415ppi
  • SoC: Kirin 710
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 24MP, 8MP, 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

That’s our look at the best Honor phones that are currently available. Honor is really bringing it in all three price categories. It has solid offerings starting as low as sub-$200 and going all the way up to proper flagship levels. Plus, it has phones in all categories all around the world.

Honor is no up-and-coming brand — it’s here and bringing its A-game. Honor has already made your perfect phone. Now it’s up to you to go pick it up!

Source of the article – Android Authority
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