- Page 1: Introduction
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Display
- Page 4: Connectivity & Ports
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Magic UI 2.0.1 with Android 9.0 Pie
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the HONOR View20 review
Connectivity & Ports
Remember when we said there is a preinstalled screen protector on the HONOR View20? Looking at that screen protector itself, there is a little cutout on the top right side of the screen. Upon further inspection, that is where the ambient light sensor is found.
This ambient light sensor it only samples light from a tiny little slit between the screen and the edge of the display. Yet it works like any other phone. Marvelous.
At the top of the phone is where we can find another row of electronics. We have the 3.5mm audio jack (thank you, HONOR!) and then we have the proximity sensor (more on that later), a microphone, and also an IR blaster to control your TV or AC.
The proximity sensor – again – works just like on any other phone. Its function is the same since the early Android smartphones – to detect if the phone’s earpiece is near your ear. Even when the proximity sensor is placed at the top, it still works fine.
At the right side of the phone is where we can find the usual volume rocker and power button.
At the left side is where we can find the dual nano SIM card slot. That’s right – the HONOR View20 does not have any expandable memory card slot. They just have a big internal storage – which is fine by me.
At the bottom is where we can find the speaker grill, the USB-C port, and a microphone.
What’s interesting here is that HONOR still retained all nearly all ports for the View20, and yet still packs a huge 4,000mAh battery. That means the HONOR View20 almost does not have any compromises in terms of connectivity and ports.