Huawei Honor 20 lite review

Read our full review to find out how the Huawei Honor 20 lite differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Huawei Honor 20 lite ревю
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In the smartphone market, the variety of models is large. More and more interesting and affordable models are fighting for the attention of consumers. Where does the Honor 20 Lite rank? The answer you will find in the following lines. To begin with, we know that this smartphone is part of the company's series of powerful devices. It is equipped with a triple camera and also a quality display. It impresses with looks and is preferred for its high level of security, thanks to the facial recognition scanner and the fingerprint scanner.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Huawei Honor 20 lite specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, April
  • Colors: Phantom Blue, Phantom Red, Magic Night Black
  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm.
  • Weight: 164 g.
  • Screen: 6.21" inc, 1080 x 2340, LTPS IPS LCD
  • Camera : Triple, 24MP
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3400,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


The body of the Honor 20 Lite is made of glossy polycarbonate, metal and glass. The face impresses with an elongated display with a drop-shaped notch and narrow bezels. The manufacturer has provided a protective 2.5D glass, which is good news as it guarantees a certain period of higher durability. The back of the case is made of a special material that impresses with iridescent colors. Here is located not only the manufacturer's logo, but also a classic fingerprint scanner. In the upper left part you can see a convex vertical block with three lenses. A little further down is the LED flash. You can't help but notice the inscription AI Camera. To the right of the device are the volume buttons and the off/on one.

Considering the nearly bezel-less display and the flowing rear panel, the Honor 20 Lite looks quite attractive. Logically, it stands out among modern smartphones. Because of its dimensions, it fits comfortably in the user's palm. Optionally, you can use the protective silicone case that comes with the device. It eliminates the effect of slipping and protects against scratches.

The model is available in several color solutions. Available colors are magical black night, ghostly blue and ghostly red.

The Honor 20 Lite's dimensions are 154.8 mm in height, 73.6 mm in width, 8 mm in thickness, and weighs 164 grams.


The Honor 20 Lite features a 6.21-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The manufacturer has embedded a quality LTPS matrix with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density per inch is 415 ppi, which speaks for only one thing - excellent image detail.

The rather large display of Honor 20 Lite is characterized by thin side bezels. The picture pleases with high contrast. The viewing angles are ideal. The user can view the screen at different inclinations, and the colors will not change significantly. There is an option to independently adjust the color palette using mode selection. The Honor 20 Lite's matrix is protected with a pretty tough glass. There is a mode that protects the user's vision. This is achieved by substantially lowering the intensity of ultraviolet hues.


The Honor 20 Lite smartphone is based on an 8-core Kirin 710 processor, which is executed on a 12nm tech process. This chip is from the mid-range segment. It has got four standard Cortex-A53 cores (1700 MHz) and also a high-performance quad-core Cortex-A73 cluster clocked at 2200 MHz. A Mali-G51 MP4 graphics accelerator is built in.

The device comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The latter can be expanded using a microSD memory card up to 512 GB. For this, you need to use the second SIM card slot.

According to the manufacturer's assurances, the user can save in the phone's memory up to 500 episodes of your favorite TV series. This is a pretty good indicator and a promise of a huge dose of entertainment.

The operating system is Android 9.0, coupled with a proprietary EMUI 9.0 interface.

You should know that the manufacturer has achieved an excellent level of performance. With the Honor 20 Lite in hand, you'll be handling various apps and services with ease. A quick responsiveness is perceptible. With the help of Turbo-mode, the user has the opportunity to enjoy heavy games at medium graphics settings. Moreover, simple games with unpowered effects work without any slowdowns and slowing down the device. Serious heating is felt only after prolonged load.

Facial recognition

Keeping personal data safe from prying eyes is important these days. Honor 20 Lite offers smart facial recognition, and if you prefer, you can also unlock your device via fingerprint.

The Honor 20 Lite system recognises closed eyes. If you try to unlock the device like this, you won't be successful. The owner's identification data of the smartphone itself is stored in a special location for extra protection.


The Honor 20 Lite offers pretty quality sound with enviable volume. The sound in the headphones delights with depth. Music lovers will be delighted with the built-in FM radio.


One of the most important merits of this model is the triple camera. The main module is a 24-megapixel AI with phase autofocus and 1.8 aperture. It is complemented by an ultra-wide-angle 8-megapixel sensor (f/2.2 aperture). The third sensor has an aperture of 2.4 and is 2-megapixel. It is designed to measure the depth of the frame.

The AI camera detects 22 object categories in over 500 scenarios.

In the Honor 20 Lite, the user also gets an LED flash. Artificial intelligence contributes to higher quality photos. With this device, you won't hesitate to post your shots on social media every day!

The front camera is a 32-megapixel camera with 2.0 luminosity and supports HDR mode. It impresses with AI beautification mode. It adds the finishing touches to selfies to make you irresistible! Among the settings you will find: skin tone adjustment, acne removal, slimmer face, eye enlargement, under-eye bags removal, glowing eyes, teeth whitening, skin smoothing, highlighter effect and more.

Honor 20 Lite records video in FHD resolution.

Autonomous operation

Inside the cute Honor 20 Lite is a battery that has a capacity of 3400 mAh. A fast charging feature is supported using a 10W adapter.

The battery charge lasts for a day and a half of balanced usage of the smartphone. Several hours are required for recharging.


Honor 20 Lite is a mid-range smartphone with an excellent screen and also a camera equipped with as many as three photomodules. This device will win you over with its excellent design. It has furthermore received a lot of memory and is suitable for people who take a lot of photos.


  • Large and quality display;
  • Attractive appearance;
  • Triple camera with AI support;
  • NFC chip for contactless payment;
  • Night Mode;
  • 3.5mm headphone jack;
  • Fast fingerprint scanner;
  • Lots of memory.


  • No USB Type-C port;
  • Processor isn't the most powerful.

Huawei Honor 20 lite video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Huawei Honor 20 lite and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Huawei.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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