Honor View 20 review: More than just a futuristic hole-punch display

Mashable 11 Feb 2019 04:09

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Honor View 20 review

Come for the hole-punch display, stay for the value.

by Raymond Wong

I experienced a serious case of déjà vu while testing the Honor View 20 over the last month.

Here's an Android phone that none of my friends and family have ever heard of, has fast and responsive performance, a long-lasting battery, and costs hundreds less than the best Android phones such as Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 and Google's Pixel 3.

And (yes, there's more) the View 20 comes with a refreshingly original glass back design that glimmers at different angles and is one of the first phones with a "hole-punch" display instead of a screen with a notch.

I didn't have to dig deep to figure out what the View 20 reminded me of: OnePlus. Honor is what OnePlus was a few years ago and the surprisingly good View 20 is the phone with the potential to put the company on the global map and let it stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other mobile giants.

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