Honor View 20 hands-on: the future of bezel-less phones

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
  • The Honor View 20 is one of the first flagship phones to feature a hole-punch display, which is to say it has a selfie camera cutout that’s literally just the camera itself. This cutout is almost exactly the size of the opening that a hole punch makes in sheets of paper, so the name seems apt. And it helps to almost completely eliminate the top bezel of the phone. Coming to the View 20 from something like the jumbo-notch-equipped Pixel 3 XL is a delight and a revelation.
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  • TG Eon
    TG Eon 3 months ago

    Could you send me the IMEI and the serial number from the honor view 20 to @WolfeyZern on Twitter

  • Just a dumb weeb
    Just a dumb weeb 3 months ago

    Could you help a guy out and tell me the imei and sn, for a fortnite skin?

  • K.A.
    K.A. 4 months ago

    Honor4life ‼️❤️

  • lifeofejan
    lifeofejan 4 months ago +1

    I watching this video using my iphone 7 plus, ok.. bye

    • nxpkn
      nxpkn 3 months ago

      7 plus is amazing

  • Guilherme L.
    Guilherme L. 4 months ago

    Seria legal se ele não espionasse o usuário

  • Guy Man
    Guy Man 4 months ago

    I like the phone, in-fact I ordered it and is due to come in four days, but can’t a phone company cut a corner (pun not intended) and make it just enough to fit a front facing camera or make the top bezel as thick as the front facing camera so it can fit in and not waste space?

  • Daniel Álvarez
    Daniel Álvarez 4 months ago

    I have a question about the hole punch display... Afaik on TheXvid app all the screen is used, the same happens with some games like pubgm, but what do happen with Netflix? Thanks for your answer, great video, you won a subscriber

  • Finn Ortmann
    Finn Ortmann 4 months ago

    So as I can see, you can change the settings that you don't have the Home Button etc so you can swipe over the Screen like on the IPhone X

  • Dark Moon
    Dark Moon 4 months ago

    Price? And or this phone gives you hunor skin in fortnute XD

  • Truth Media
    Truth Media 5 months ago

    I think Honor View 20 is more better than OnePlus 6T....

  • Marcos Paulo Assunção

    I just think they could put the hole-punch at the display’s top-middle part. Not only for a symmetric reason, but mainly because when we take selfies or do some video chat that’s the best natural position to looking through.

  • Magnum
    Magnum 5 months ago

    A lot of conjectures here, usual for this guy.

  • Waqar Shigri
    Waqar Shigri 5 months ago

    2020 new invention invisible camera 😂📸🎥

  • yohan outsider
    yohan outsider 5 months ago

    intonation of the host is bad

  • Phlegethon
    Phlegethon 5 months ago +1

    Oh no you didn't just steal that from Apple in the future!!

  • Utooob76
    Utooob76 5 months ago

    Let me guess..No usa LTE bands or seriously lacking

  • Ghost Chilli
    Ghost Chilli 5 months ago

    It's punch hole ..

  • Mirwais Nazari
    Mirwais Nazari 5 months ago

    I cant find it on Amazon!!! How come? Someone help me!!

  • Junglee Medicine
    Junglee Medicine 5 months ago

    Honor view20 vs one plus 6t
    Whose camera is the best...

  • Ahad Chowdhury
    Ahad Chowdhury 5 months ago

    Lol this is more stupid than the notch.

  • C7
    C7 5 months ago

    Disgusting... Bezelless does nothing for anyone. a 2mm extra bezel at the top to house the camera is common sense.

  • Shane Horne
    Shane Horne 5 months ago

    Looks stupid

  • thundergun100
    thundergun100 5 months ago

    They all really need to stop to have the quick draw menu at the top much better when its on the bottom

    AHMAD ZUHAIRI 5 months ago

    Is there any LED notification at the front top of the phone?

  • David Aragon
    David Aragon 5 months ago

    I don’t like chin I like notch better than chin being there my opinion

  • Faiz Ahmad
    Faiz Ahmad 5 months ago

    can someone please tell me can i do direct video call via using 4g network?? with this phone. as honour normally does not provide this

  • Rio the MadHater
    Rio the MadHater 5 months ago

    Chin is too distracting. They'd sell out without the stupid chin.

  • tigergutz
    tigergutz 5 months ago

    What it lacks is symmetry....!! Tear drop notch is better IMO

  • Thomas Anchell
    Thomas Anchell 5 months ago

    It's not really revolutionary either.

  • Thomas Anchell
    Thomas Anchell 5 months ago

    I think I prefer the notch.

  • sukhveer verma
    sukhveer verma 5 months ago

    I think the concept of punch hole camera is far better than notches because u probably ll get more screen

  • berryfairy68
    berryfairy68 5 months ago +4

    Such a beautiful phone and people are still not happy 😛

  • Vedansh Chauhan
    Vedansh Chauhan 5 months ago

    Huawei has been beating other companies in their pen games and they did it again 😂🔥🔥

  • DANI S
    DANI S 5 months ago

    It's not bezel less, jeez the chin is annoying

  • Rain_Man25
    Rain_Man25 5 months ago

    This Is What Samsung Is Missing Now, No One Is Talking About A8s.
    Market Strategy Of Huawei/Honor And Some Other Brands Are Too Good Which Result Good Sells.

  • Sakib Shahriar
    Sakib Shahriar 5 months ago

    well , I hope more companies use punch hole type display and also use the curved oled display technology. after all we are heading towards the full display phones . I am ready to sacrifice front facing speakers just to accomplish the goal .

    ABDUL HANNAN 5 months ago

    The screen is LCD, So compared to the LCD version of Iphone (XR) these bezels are very small. XR looks as if its bezels are swollen out.

  • FrozenGeese
    FrozenGeese 5 months ago +1

    Samsung came up with this first, it's just huawei copying the competiton as always 😒

    • M X
      M X 5 months ago

      Samsung copied gradient color and triple camera from huawei. 🤔

  • Jack Yarrow
    Jack Yarrow 5 months ago

    Why is it not in the middle tho

  • Illustrious Guest
    Illustrious Guest 5 months ago

    How is that a lot of bezel at the bottom? There's barely anything there.

  • jude
    jude 5 months ago

    what if we make a transparent screen and put the front camera underneath?

  • TheFakeJosh
    TheFakeJosh 5 months ago +2

    so the S10... before the S10

  • Mayank Raj
    Mayank Raj 5 months ago

    Way better than the Notch "City"

  • Nima Jamalian
    Nima Jamalian 5 months ago

    Why not just put the front camera completely on left side? What's the point of tiny screen around camera?!

  • Sharadkumar
    Sharadkumar 5 months ago


  • Debasish Mandal
    Debasish Mandal 5 months ago

    In my opinion waterdrop notch is better than punch holes

  • The Student of IndiA
    The Student of IndiA 5 months ago +1

    I think Samsung tested this feature on Huawei before launch 😂.

  • ریحان ارشد
    ریحان ارشد 5 months ago

    This a good phone .. but comparing it with a flagship phone of Samsung is a mistake. We mustn't forget that Honor is an affordable smartphone line from Huawei and the effort to offer such specs on an affordable / mid-range phone should be applauded.
    For those who complain about having a front-camera either don't take selfies or don't make video-calls. It is very important to have a camera in the front, more important than having 3D sensors -_-. This should push manufacturers to find a solution to hide camera under the screen so that when we open the camera app, the pixels on top of camera lens turns off. Samsung has a patent on similar tech.

  • Henry Darko
    Henry Darko 5 months ago

    My only question is
    Why are manufacturers going by this trend not putting the camera in the center of the device??

  • Not Your Average Trucker

    Seems worse than a notch

  • Bubble Head
    Bubble Head 5 months ago

    It's exactly done by Samsung because apple uses Samsung screens. The only reason Samsung hasn't brought there screen to there phone is they are testing it on other companies. To see how people react to it. Which shows. Not so nice. Everyone is using Samsung stuff even LG does. Now they are making they're move. Its just being claver

  • N Afzal
    N Afzal 5 months ago

    Glad to see they are still innovating with LCD screens 👍

  • Yassi Ne
    Yassi Ne 5 months ago

    i hate that when companies copying others ..
    if they stop copying n work on a new technology it would be better and it changes the game of smartphones

  • samo beats
    samo beats 5 months ago

    Wow looks great

  • Webinatic
    Webinatic 5 months ago

    Please remove the chin.

  • Maximilian Apitz
    Maximilian Apitz 5 months ago

    I like the concept but wouldn't a hole in the middle of the screen make more sense? Android P is optimised for central notches, etc.

  • Ravedaze
    Ravedaze 5 months ago

    How can you be confused from an lcd display to a Oled display?

  • Aryan Gupta
    Aryan Gupta 5 months ago +1

    Samsung gave the idea and honor gave the device😂😂

  • Vishish
    Vishish 5 months ago +1

    Looks good

  • AnibalFTW
    AnibalFTW 5 months ago

    Hole punch display? There’s got to be a better term for it. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Gordon Mak
    Gordon Mak 5 months ago

    Would definitely purchase one of them if it runs iOS (though it's never gonna happen)

  • Swarz o
    Swarz o 5 months ago

    If you are gonna have a hole in the display anyway, at least put it in the centre of the top border. This kinda annoys me more than the notch. At least the notch is symmetrical.

  • Aneil Bedasie
    Aneil Bedasie 5 months ago

    He literally didn’t show us how the front facing camera works

  • thedarkman 1337
    thedarkman 1337 5 months ago

    They copied samsung galaxy S10

  • Eric the Bleach man
    Eric the Bleach man 5 months ago +1

    I'll just wait for Samsung to do it. I really hope the s10+ doesn't have a front double camera
    If it does I'll get the smaller one. I think I'm gonna get the small one anyway because of my smaller hands.

  • Vohn Mcknight
    Vohn Mcknight 5 months ago

    I actually like this design.

  • Data Grab
    Data Grab 5 months ago +1

    *I'd rather have Mi Mix 3 or Lenovo Z5 pro GT's slider mechanism.*

  • Awesome Kid
    Awesome Kid 5 months ago

    What video was he watching on the phone, something about a tablet seemed cool so please tell me!!

  • Xpert_Destroyer 4
    Xpert_Destroyer 4 5 months ago

    Uhh still has a chin on the bottom why dont people copy apple with removing that chin

  • Jarrad Kertész
    Jarrad Kertész 5 months ago

    I hate Huawei for copying Samsung's ideas. Samsung should use patenting more.

  • Richard Francis
    Richard Francis 5 months ago

    Hey! Does this come with the option to change the icon pack??

  • Hongzuo Hu
    Hongzuo Hu 5 months ago

    Haters can stop complaining iPhone's high price. Because all those cheap manufactures don't even need to put money on innovation. They just completely copy all of the system design and assembly cheap components.

  • TheMoises1213
    TheMoises1213 5 months ago

    Horrible optimization. The status bar doesn’t go AWAY! and you see that on google maps? The space both bars take up wow

  • Imoh Balu
    Imoh Balu 5 months ago

    Why can't phone makers can't remove the bottom bezzle

    • Mr Heru
      Mr Heru 5 months ago

      Because its expensive and cost more... this is a midrange phone not a flagship 😏

  • Diego Jimenez
    Diego Jimenez 5 months ago

    Samsung may not be the 1st to release their hole punch phone
    But they'll release the best one yet

  • Audrey Zondo
    Audrey Zondo 5 months ago

    That's a cool iPhone

  • Vlad the guru
    Vlad the guru 5 months ago

    You meant samsung

  • Harri G
    Harri G 5 months ago

    the hole punch takes more vertical space than a notch, making it worse. if the top of the camera hole was combined with the very small top bezel, it would take out less vertical space, making more room for useful content. the notch is more space efficient

  • Cheeseswissstyle
    Cheeseswissstyle 5 months ago

    Huawei = hole
    Samsung = meteor crater

  • George Mackenzie
    George Mackenzie 5 months ago

    (Just wondering) Does this phone have a proximity sensor?

  • Ns Kumar
    Ns Kumar 5 months ago +1

    Samsung did it first!

  • Chanvannark Kath
    Chanvannark Kath 5 months ago

    Kinda cool.

  • Lineage2Ertheia
    Lineage2Ertheia 5 months ago

    You know Honor payed for this review.

  • Lineage2Ertheia
    Lineage2Ertheia 5 months ago

    LCD in 2019 ? R I P.

  • Niklas Bartholet
    Niklas Bartholet 5 months ago

    I think Samsung s10 is better 🤷

  • Doms Molina
    Doms Molina 5 months ago

    I feel like you are eating your words when you talk.

  • Zainudin Zolkafli
    Zainudin Zolkafli 5 months ago

    classic design and size,no notch! 😊

  • Sky King
    Sky King 5 months ago

    How can they bent on the top but not bottom? Can someone explain to me?

    ADMIN NIMDA 5 months ago

    Hope iphone XI have such punch hole camera.

  • Lorenzo G
    Lorenzo G 5 months ago

    Let’s please call it a hole punch. I don’t think I can call it a pimple

  • Pradeep singh
    Pradeep singh 5 months ago


  • Flybee
    Flybee 5 months ago

    Future of bezelless ? Still got a visible chin

  • MEDiAgamer
    MEDiAgamer 5 months ago

    Thats way worse than the notch. My OCD is going crazy.

  • Defy Convention
    Defy Convention 5 months ago

    Beat Samsung to the punch?

  • DnishYan
    DnishYan 5 months ago +1

    Honor is copying

  • khairol.i
    khairol.i 5 months ago

    Good job Huawei

  • john basco
    john basco 5 months ago

    No to china brand..

  • MrZubeen64
    MrZubeen64 5 months ago

    What's he trying to say? Lol

  • Eric V
    Eric V 5 months ago

    Who cares about notches, as long as they offer some sort of advanced technology. Not just a camera.

  • Christian Leonardo Vergara Marin