Performance & Gaming

The HONOR 20 Lite has a tradeoff in terms of specs compared to the 10 Lite. Though the core specs are the same, the HONOR 20 Lite’s RAM and storage configurations have been bumped up. The specs are as such:

  • 6.21-inch IPS LCD display with 2340×1080 pixels in resolution
    • Waterdrop notch
  • HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset
    • 4x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53
    • Mali-G51 MP4 quad-core GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0.1 (comes with GPU Turbo 2.0)

With such similar specs, we expect the benchmarks to be more or less the same as well – given that more RAM does indeed help in certain benchmarks and in multitasking.

HONOR 20 Lite 3DMark benchmark HONOR 20 Lite VRMark benchmark HONOR 20 Lite Geekbench benchmark HONOR 20 Lite Antutu benchmark

Not sure if it’s more RAM or EMUI has been optimized further to run better on the Kirin 710 chipset, but I do realize that some of the benchmarks do indeed run better.

Obviously with more RAM, you do get better multitasking capability as well. In day-to-day usage, that 4GB RAM is actually adequate for most users.

The HONOR 20 Lite also comes with performance mode which can be enabled in the battery settings menu – like the HONOR View20. We also did a comparison benchmark with performance mode turned off and on to measure how much of a performance boost we are taking about – but it’s not that much.

HONOR 20 Lite performance mode vs normal mode 3DMark benchmark HONOR 20 Lite performance mode vs normal mode VRMark benchmark HONOR 20 Lite performance mode vs normal mode Geekbench benchmark HONOR 20 Lite performance mode vs normal mode Antutu benchmark

We suggest to turn off the performance mode instead.

Gaming

Honestly, no difference with the HONOR 10 Lite or the HONOR 8X. However as mentioned earlier, the HONOR 20 Lite does come with performance mode. We are going to use it to test the gaming prowess of this phone.

Honkai Impact 3 runs fine at highest settings at 30FPS. Once again, if God Kiana is involved, then please lower the graphical settings as the Kirin 710 found in the HONOR 20 Lite just can’t keep up.

HONOR 20 Lite

Asphalt 9 runs fine at the highest graphical settings too – so no issues on that. I’m honestly impressed by how smooth the gameplay is, actually.

Then comes PUBG Mobile. Balanced graphics at high frame rate with anti-aliasing turned off is all it can do, and I can actually enjoy the game quite well on the HONOR 20 Lite.


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Performance and gaming
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Camera
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