16 January 2019
Honor's latest Android flagship Honor View 20 (aka V20) is packed with different top-of-the-line features and specifications. It boasts a bigger display, in-display selfie camera, flagship processor, higher RAM, and high storage but it is the rear camera which is the true showstopper. It is a 48-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture which seems like one of the best cameras you can get in a smartphone, at least on the paper.
Even Honor left no stone unturned in highlighting View 20's camera prowess which is further complemented by artificial intelligence like most of the modern phones. But we all know that smartphone camera capabilities can be way different in the real world when compared with what is promised. This is the reason it makes sense to put View 20's 48-megapixel rear camera to the real test.
Here are the Honor View 20 camera samples captured using the primary 48-megapixel sensor:
As you can notice, these shots look quite eye-pleasing but one can also see the high image processing that Honor has implemented. It means if you are someone who does not like a lot of processing and over saturation of colors, you are probably going to be dissatisfied with the results. But if you are someone who likes such things in their photos, you will be a lot happier. The low-light shots have also turned out to be good which is one of the areas where the majority of the smartphone cameras tend to struggle.
And here are a few crop shots of the View 20 camera samples:
Overall, the Huwaei View 20 camera samples are looking good. If the camera is one of the priorities for you in your new smartphone, then this phone should definitely be on your shortlist or wishlist.