Lucy Eva
CEO and Founder

Lucy Eva is a content writer in Paylessdeal for 4 years, and a part-time contributor focused on the news and features attached to technology. She is always being excited about technology, especially about smartphones.

December 13, 2018

Huawei Honor View 20 vs. Samsung Galaxy A8s

Nowadays, it’s no longer surprised for all of us to see the latest technology and innovation in the world of smartphones as every smartphone brand has decided to be on number 1st worldwide no matter what, no matter why. It’s been so many years since we have been seeing a battle between Huawei and Samsung.

The battle is getting hype more and more day by day and now once again, both Samsung and Huawei’s subsidiary brand “Honor” has officially revealed 2 of the world’s first smartphone alongside a screen holes in the form of Samsung Galaxy A8s and Honor View 20.

Though both devices comprise almost the same screen with a hole-punch, which one is perfect? For your convenience, we have made a comparison of Huawei Honor 20 View vs Samsung Galaxy A8s in Australia with all of their specs, features, availability, and price. So, let’s keep going!

Availability and Price

The official Samsung Galaxy A8s release date in Australia is expected somewhere in 2019 before Samsung Galaxy S10 arrives on shelves. But according to several online rumors, it’s most likely that A8s will start hitting shores before December 2018 ends.

As for Huawei Honor 20 View release date in Australia, it’s yet to be confirmed. However, Honor has all set to launch View 20 in other regions on January 22 as invites have already been sent for a launch event on that date.

Price-wise, Samsung Galaxy A8s Price in Australia is expected to be in between AU$730-999. The handset is likely to be a mid-range smartphone but will be charged quite a high in comparison with other mid-rangers around. No matter how much it will set users back, it’s going to be lower as compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

As far as Huawei Honor View 20 Price in Australia is concerned, there is no authentic news out there but chances are it’ll cost as much as Honor View 10 which launched for AU$800. It won’t be wrong to expect a little hike in price due to a pinhole screen.


Let’s talk about the saucy part which is, of course, Huawei Honor View 20 vs Samsung Galaxy A8s specifications everyone wants to have a look at first.


Samsung Galaxy A8s

Huawei Honor View 20


158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 mm



173 grams


Display Size

6.4-inches IPS LCD

6.3-inches IPS LCD

Display Resolution

1080 x 2340 Pixels 403 PPI

1080 x 2340 Pixels 409 PPI

Display Protection



Operating System

Android 9.0 Pie

Android 9.0 Pie


Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

HiSilicon Kirin 980


Adreno 616

Mali-G76 MP10





128GB (Expandable up to 256GB)

128GB (Expandable up to 256GB)

Rear Camera

24MP + 10MP + 5MP


Front Camera



Camera Features

LED Flash, Geo-Tagging, HDR, and Panorama

LED Flash, Geo-Tagging, HDR, and Panorama


W-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS

W-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS


3400mAh Non-removable

4000mAh non-removable


Blue, Gray, and Green



Features Comparison

All specifications aside for a short while, ahead of their official release, we have rounded up all features of Huawei Honor View 20 and Samsung Galaxy A8s we have heard so far.

Design and Display

The design and display of A8s have created a puffery in Australia. If you are scouting for a smartphone without any kind of notch, stop looking around as Galaxy A8s is an ultimate choice for you – coming up with no notch on the display screen and an Infinity edge to edge screen ensures exceptional and sensational visuals. Though OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro are backed by a waterdrop-like notch, Samsung has gone beyond by attempting a hole in the screen for a front-facing camera placement. Hence you will enjoy your games or movies on a full-screen display without any wide or waterdrop-like notch.

The Honor View 20 isn’t behind as it’s backed be all screen front along with a pinhole camera which is placed in the top-right of the screen. It’s having minimal bezels all around and is a darn sight cleaner – looking amazing as compared to other handsets having a notch.

The A8s is equipped with 6.4-inches based on IPS Technology with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 and 403 PPI density whereas Honor View 20 comprises only 6.3-inches screen (IPS Technology with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution) with 409 PPI density for immersive visuals.

And in terms of colors, Samsung Galaxy A8s comes with 3 dazzling color options to choose from – Blue, Gray and Green while View 20 lets you pick it up in a choice of various colors (actual colors are yet to be confirmed).

Camera and Performance

Though online sources haven’t yet tested the performance of both handsets, considering a whopping 6GB of RAM of Honor View 20 which is partnered with HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset and A8s’ 6GB/8GB of RAM with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Chipset, the performance is expected to be up to snuff. One will be able to work on multiple apps simultaneously or play graphics enriched games.

Optics-wise, things are yet to be tested as well. However, Samsung Galaxy A8s is comprising a tri-camera configuration – 24MP + 10MP + 5MP alongside LED Flash, Panorama and HDR. And out front, you’ll see a 24MP sensor for selfies and videos.

The Honor View 20 – though, doesn’t comprise a combo of dual or triple rear cameras but a solid single rear 48MP rear camera is quite enough to compete for all other devices in this price tag. The front camera is 24MP for selfies as well as let you record 1080p videos at 30fps.

Storage and Battery

In terms of onboard memory, both devices are comprising a whopping 128GB of ROM for accommodating users’ files and all other stuff with ease. Most important of all, both devices allow users to expand it further up to 256GB with a help of microSD card.

Things are pretty blurred in terms of battery if you are looking to buy Huawei Honor View 20. But relying on rumors wouldn’t be wrong as it is being suggested that Honor View 20 is sporting a whopping amount of battery – 4000mAh which will last users an entire day with a heavy usage even with 20% juice left in the tank. The battery capacity of A8s is now confirmed – 3400mAh but the overall performance of that much amount of battery is yet to be tested.

OS and Connectivity

Every smartphone brand with their upcoming handsets have now been shifted to Android Pie 9.0 from Android 8.1 Oreo and the Honor View 20 and A8s both handsets are no exception. The Samsung Galaxy A8s runs on Android Pie 9.0 Oreo operating system just like Honor View 20’s operating system which also runs on Android Pie 9.0.

As for connectivity, if you’re getting you are getting your hands on View 20, you’ll have options like 4G with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, NFC, and a micro USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. The A8s, on the other hand, comes with options such as Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and micro USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector.

The Bottom Line (That’s How We See)

The Samsung Galaxy A8s undoubtedly an excellent flagship smartphone – equipped with fully-baked features one would want. It promises a bright and biggest screen which will make users feel the depth and with long-lasting battery backup, one will be able to enjoy all day long without running out of a battery.

The Huawei Honor View 20 isn’t that bad – it is a company’s first smartphone having an on-screen front camera, it’s getting a lot of hype worldwide and that’s exactly what View 20 makes stand out from a crowd. An ample amount of battery backup which provides plenty of hour’s non-stop entertainment and an exquisite configuration of cameras reveal its excellence. Let’s finish this off by saying that, no matter which one you select for your needs, you will get what you are actually looking for without leaving a solid dent on your wallet.


Related Articles

Best Laptops under $1000 – Top Quality and Value Laptops...

Expecting a good quality laptop is natural when it comes to buying it under $1000 in Australia. Howe...

Lucy Eva CEO and Founder

Samsung Galaxy S20 /S11 Review – Sports Everything One Would...

Rumours and leaks are still circulating around suggesting a lot more about Samsung Galaxy S11 or Gal...

Lucy Eva CEO and Founder

OnePlus 6 Australia: Here’s everything you need to know about...

OnePlus 6 is an upcoming flagship smartphone by OnePlus Company, which is going to release in Q2 of...

Lucy Eva CEO and Founder

All you need to know about new Apple iPhone 9...

Although it has not even been a year since Apple’s iPhone X released, rumours are already revolving...

Lucy Eva CEO and Founder