Pop-up cameras, slider designs, artificial intelligence… 2018 was the year of innovation and 2019 is going to be the year in which this innovation will become mainstream. The latest aesthetic innovation has been brought by Huawei Nova 4, Samsung Galaxy A8s and Honor V20, the first smartphones with an in-display hole for the front camera. After comparing the first two ones, here we are comparing the Honor V20 with two other important flagships released recently: OnePlus 6T which is one of the actual best-sellers and the even-more-innovative Vivo NEX Dual Display.
Huawei Honor V20 vs OnePlus 6T vs Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition
|Huawei Honor V20||OnePlus 6T||Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm, 180 g||157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm, 185 g||157.2 x 75.3 x 8.1 mm, 199 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2310p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED
Secondary display: 5.49 inches 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD), Super AMOLED
|PROCESSOR||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||10 GB RAM, 128 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, EMUI||Android 9 Pie, Oxygen OS||Android 9 Pie, Funtouch OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Dual 48 MP + TOF 3D Camera, f/1.8
25 MP f/2.0 front camera
| Dual 16 + 20 MP, f/1.7
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 12 + 2 MP + TOF Camera f/1.8|
|BATTERY||4000 mAh, fast charging 22.5W||3700 mAh, fast charging with Dash Charge||3500 mAh, Fast Charging 22.5W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, in-display camera||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, dual display|
Most of the recent smartphones have a design similar to OnePlus 6T, so it offers nothing special or innovative to the market. Honor V20 is definitely better with its punch hole display: it has an in-display hole to maximize the screen-to-body ratio and it even has a stunning back with unique light effects. But in my opinion, the most incredible is the Vivo NEX Dual Display as it features two displays: one of the front side with a screen-to-body ratio close to 100 percent and one on the back allowing to use the rear camera setup as front cameras.
As it features two wonderful AMOLED displays, Vivo NEX Dual Display wins the display comparison. Thanks to the secondary display, you can save energy and use the main cameras as selfie cameras, besides opting for a more comfortable one-handed use. OnePlus 6T has its advantages as well, with its AMOLED panel featuring the strong Gorilla Glass 6 protection and DCI-P3 coverage for accurate color reproduction. Honor V20 has a standard IPS LCD display which represents its weakest point, but it is still a sufficient panel.
The most advanced hardware side belongs to the Honor V20, with the new Kirin 980 chipset by Huawei providing faster performances and way higher benchmark scores. But OnePlus 6T and Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition are still among the best smartphones for speed and multi-tasking. A big disadvantage of the OnePlus 6T and Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is the absence of a micro SD slot, while Huawei Honor V20 has a dedicated micro SD slot allowing to use the dual SIM slot even when the user inserts an external card slot inside it.
On the paper, the new Huawei Honor V20 has the most amazing camera. It comes with a dual camera setup that includes the new 48 MP sensor by Sony. It captures a huge detail and delivers a great lossless zoom. After Honor V20, the best camera phone of the trio is the OnePlus 6T with a bright f/1.7 aperture and good performance in every light condition. Vivo NEX Dual Display is an excellent camera phone too, but it lacks a front camera.
Huawei Honor V20 has the biggest battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh and it should be able to last more than all of its opponents. But note that you can get a lot more battery life by using the secondary display on the Vivo NEX Dual Display. Further, OnePlus 6T provides a full day battery life too, so no one of these devices is disappointing when it comes to battery life. OnePlus 6T has the fastest charging technology: Dash Charge. And this phone is also available in a special McLaren Edition with an even faster charging technology: the new Warp Charge which brings it to 50 percent in just 20 minutes (it reaches 30W).
Huawei Honor V20 recently debuted in the Chinese market with a price tag of about €460 and it is the most affordable device of the trio. OnePlus 6T starts from €569/$569 in its base variant which comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage (not expandable), while Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is available in China at about €700. Given the price, I would definitely choose Huawei Honor V20 because of its higher value for money. For just €460, you get a better camera department, potentially better performances, and even bigger battery life. Further, it is the only which sports a micro SD slot (that is also a dedicated one) to expand the internal storage. The only component which disappoints is the display, which can be considered a midrange-class panel. I would not choose the OnePlus 6T because it lacks the notification LED. Regarding Vivo NEX Dual Display, you mostly pay for the innovation. Which one would you pick? Would you award Vivo’s innovation with its dual display or opt for money saving by choosing Honor V20 or OnePlus 6T?
Huawei Honor V20 vs OnePlus 6T vs Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition: PRO and CONS
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition
- Dual display
- Good hardware
- High screen-to-body ratio
- Innovative design
- Limited availability
Huawei Honor V20
- Micro SD dedicated slot
- Unique design
- Great hardware
- Bigger battery
- Worse display
- Great performance
- Big battery
- Global availability
- Good display
- No notification LED