The Honor 20S is essentially the same phone as the Honor 20, except with a different chipset and one camera fewer – and a noticeably lower price tag.

The Honor 20S sports an IPS LCD panel that measures 6.26-inch with 1080p+ resolution and covers 96% of the NTSC color gamut.

The 20S is powered by a Kirin 810 chipset instead of the Kirin 980 (both are 7nm chips). The major change is the GPU – a Mali-G52 MP6, down from a Mali-G76 MP10. The downgrade in CPU performance is smaller, as you get two Cortex-A76 cores (instead of four) and six A55 cores. Anyway, the phone comes with 128GB of storage and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. There’s no microSD card slot.

The triple camera on the back keeps the 48MP main sensor (f/1.8 aperture). However, the chipset tops out at 1080p/30 video recording, which means that camera loses 4K video capture.

An 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 2MP dedicated macro camera round off the triple camera on the back (note that the Honor 20 has a 16MP ultra wide cam). The 2MP depth sensor is gone, but we’re not sure how many will miss it. The NPU hardware of the Kirin chipset is used to power the AI-based Super Night Scene mode.

The Honor 20S boasts a 32MP selfie camera placed inside a punch hole in the screen. Both the selfie camera and the 48MP rear cam have 0.8µm pixels and support pixel binning.


The battery has 3,750mAh capacity and supports 20W fast charging (a minor downgrade from the 22.5W charge speed of the Honor 20). The fingerprint reader is mounted on the side of the phone.

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Honor 20S

Honor 20S Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 19(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A


  • Announced: September, 2019
  • Status: Available, September 2019


  • Dimensions: 154.3 x 74 x 7.9 mm (6.07 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 172 g (6.07 oz)
  • Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
  • Colours: Black, Blue, White
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.26 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~412 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); Magic 2.1


  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MP6
  • Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Card slot: No


  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), dedicated macro camera
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: [email protected]
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Honor 20S rear camera


  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 32-bit/192kHz audio


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
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Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 20W

Honor 20S Price & Availability

The price starts at;

  • 6GB RAM/128GB model: CNY 1,900 (~ $265/€240)
  • 8GB RAM/128GB model: CNY 2,200 (~ $310/€278)

The Honor 20S is available on VMall, TMall and JD among others.


TellForce Blog Buyer’s Guide Verdict

The Honor 20S is essentially the same phone as the Honor 20, except with a different chipset and one camera fewer – and a noticeably lower price tag.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as TellForce Blog may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Honor 20S Review Rating

We are yet to review the Honor 20S and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about Honor 20S are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.



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