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Vivo X27 looks like a better V15 Pro, comes with a faster processor

The better cousin of the V15 Pro

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Vivo X27 | Vivo

Currently, Vivo‘s main offering is the V15 Pro and it’s already on its way to multiple markets in Asia. Although, there’s a better version of it in China — the Vivo X27. The X27 has been long rumored and it’s definitely a refined version of the V15 Pro.

The Vivo X27 and V15 Pro share a lot in common. They both have 6.39-inch notch-less AMOLED displays with Full HD+ resolution and in-display fingerprint reader. Both have a main 48-megapixel shooter, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a motorized pop-up selfie camera.


Since the X27 is the better cousin, it’s powered by a faster Snapdragon 710 processor paired with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. It also has a higher resolution 13-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter at the back.

Vivo X27 | Vivo

While the designs of the two phones are strikingly similar, you’ll notice that the X27’s rear camera module is flushed to the glass body. The X27 also has a bigger battery: 4000mAh versus 3700mAh. Most importantly, it comes with USB-C.

The new phone has a vapor chamber as well to keep its chipset cool. Android Pie-based Funtouch OS 9 is available out of the box.

Not everything about the X27 is better, though. The front-facing camera inside the pop-up module has been downgraded to a 16-megapixel sensor from 32 megapixels. The motor of the pop-up module is also slightly slower: It takes 0.68 seconds to extend compared to 0.46 seconds on the V15 Pro.

The Vivo X27 is available for CNY 3,600 (US$ 535), which is quite a premium over the V15 Pro. For now, the X27 is exclusive to the Chinese market.

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.


The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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Honor 20 Lite offers triple rear cameras for lower price

The more affordable ones

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Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Apart from the main Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models, there’s another Honor 20 phone: the Honor 20 Lite. As the successor to the Honor 10 Lite, the new budget-friendly Honor 20 variant is meant to be in the lower tier.

The Honor 20 Lite has a 6.21-inch Dewdrop FullView display with a Dynamic prism-shaped gradient color body. It mimics the look of its more premium siblings, but for less cost.


As a midrange-specced Honor phone, it’s powered by the widely used (within the Honor and Huawei family) Kirin 710 processor paired with 4GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. Unsurprisingly, it runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.

Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Camera-wise, it has three rear AI cameras: a main 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside the display’s notch.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery is respectable, but it doesn’t support SuperCharge and it charges through a micro-USB port. For comparison, the P30 Lite from Huawei already has a reversible USB-C. Additionally, the phone’s fingerprint reader is located on its back.

The Lite model is already available in stores in Europe for EUR 299 or around US$ 335 when converted.

SEE ALSO: Honor 20 Pro goes official with four rear cameras and 30x digital zoom

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Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro on DxOMark

Even beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Honor has never been one to make noise on DxOMark’s camera performance charts, but the company finally felt that it’s time to set a high bar for all flagship smartphones to follow.

The Honor 20 Pro, which is the brand’s latest and best smartphone to date, earned a score tof 111 on DxOMark’s mobile ranking. That’s right below the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, plus it ties with the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.


It’s a major statement to say the least, and puts the Honor 20 Pro on the map as one of the best pocket shooters in the market.

When you check out its specs sheet, you wouldn’t be too surprised by the high score. The Honor 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.4 aperture, 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 8-megapixel telephoto unit, and a 2-megapixel macro option. Indeed, that’s as much variety as a smartphone can get.

In addition, the chipset that processes the P30 Pro’s images — the Kirin 980 — does the same work for the Honor 20 Pro’s photos. The broken-down scores of 117 for photos and 97 for videos simply prove that this Honor flagship is every bit as capable as its parent company’s best.

With a starting price of EUR 599, this is quite a deal for the camera performance you get out of it. You can learn more about the Honor 20 Pro in our unboxing and hands-on video:

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