Honor announced the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro at an event on 21 May. The two models feature the same power under their hoods and a similar design, so what defines the Pro model?

Here are the Honor 20 Pro specifications against the Honor 20 to help you decide which might be the right one for you and what the differences and similarities are.

What's the same?

  • Design
  • Display
  • Processor
  • Storage
  • Front camera

The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro feature a very similar design, along with the same size and resolution display, measuring 6.26-inches with 2340 x 1080 pixels.

The two models also both offer a fingerprint on the side and they both have a 32-megapixel punch-hole front camera within the display, situated in the top left corner.

They also deliver the same internal power in the Kirin 980 chip and 256GB storage. Neither offer microSD support for storage expansion.

What's different between the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro?

While there are multiple similarities between the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20, there are also a couple of differences, albeit only a few.

Design finishes

  • Honor 20: Dynamic holographic design
  • Honor 20 Pro: Dynamic holographic design, 3D curved glass

The Honor 20 Pro has a more striking finish compared to the Honor 20. Both feature what Honor is calling a Dynamic Holographic finish but the Pro model features 3D glass, which the standard model does not.

Measurements

  • Honor 20: 154.3 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, 174g
  • Honor 20 Pro: 154.6 x 73.9 x 8.44mm, 182g

While the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro offer almost identical measurements, the Honor 20 is the slimmer and lighter of the two devices. 

The Honor 20 Pro measures 154.6 x 73.9 x 8.44mm and weighs 182g, while the Honor 20 measures 154.3 x 73.9 x 7.9mm and weighs 174g. 

Rear camera

  • Honor 20: 48MP main + 16MP super wide + 2MP depth assist + 2MP macro
  • Honor 20 Pro: 48MP main + 16MP super wide + 8MP telephoto + 2MP macro

The rear camera is the main point of differentiation between the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20.

Both models have quad rear cameras and both feature a 16-megapixel super wide-angle sensor with a 117-degree field of view and an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel dedicated macro lens with an aperture of f/2.4 and the ability to capture objects 4cm from the lens.

Where they differ, is the Pro model offers an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation and an aperture of f/2.4. The standard model has a 2-megapixel depth assist lens with an aperture of f/2.4.

The Pro model also has a 48-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.4 aperture, while the standard model has a 48-megapixel main sensor with a slightly narrower aperture of f/1.8. 

RAM

  • Honor 20: 6GB RAM
  • Honor 20 Pro: 8GB RAM

Despite offering the same storage capacities and the same processor, the Honor 20 has 6GB of RAM, while the Honor 20 Pro has 8GB of RAM.

Battery

  • Honor 20: 3750mAh
  • Honor 20 Pro: 4000mAh

The Honor 20 Pro has a 4000mAh battery, while the Honor 20 has a 3750mAh battery.

Both offer Honor's 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging, offering 50 per cent battery in 30 minutes, but neither support wireless charging.

Price

  • Honor 20: £399/€499
  • Honor 20 Pro: €599

The Honor 20 Pro is only €100 more than the Honor 20. Both phones come in as pretty affordable given that they have flagship specs. We're awaiting confirmation of UK prices for the Honor 20 Pro, but at £399 in the UK, it's a bargain for the Honor 20.

Conclusion

The Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 are very similar in their specifications - more so than the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro or the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

The Honor 20 Pro has a larger battery capacity, more RAM, a slightly more striking design finish and a slightly more capable rear camera, for only €100 more.

The standard model meanwhile, still offers a quad camera, still has a good design and still offers the same power as the Pro model, whilst also offering a slightly cheaper price tag.