Honor 8A Prime is a budget Honor phone, and TCL 20 R 5G is a budget TCL phone. Honor's phone was unveiled in 2020, and TCL's phone was launched in 2021. Here, we compare Honor 8A Prime vs TCL 20 R 5G to assist you in choosing your better handset.
|Honor 8A Prime||TCL 20 R 5G|
Honor 8A Prime vs TCL 20 R 5G: Specifications
|Honor 8A Prime||TCL 20 R 5G|
|CHIPSET||Mediatek Helio P35||Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8320||Mali-G57 MC2|
|64GB or 128GB|
720 x 1560
720 x 1600
|REAR CAMERA||13 MP main|
|13 MP main|
2 MP macro
2 MP depth
|FRONT CAMERA||8 MP selfie|
|8 MP selfie|
|BATTERY||3020 mAh||4500 mAh|
Honor 8A Prime vs TCL 20 R 5G: Design
Both phones are big. The size of the Honor 8A Prime is 156.3 x 73.5 x 8.2 mm and that of the TCL 20 R 5G is 164.3 x 75 x 9 mm. As a result, both of them are harder to carry and use with one hand.
Honor 8A Prime weighs 150 g. On the other hand, TCL 20 R 5G weighs in at 186 g. TCL's phone is, therefore, heavier compared to Honor's phone.
Both handsets use plastic for the back and the frame and glass for the front. So, the two phones only have budget grade build quality.
Thanks to the minimal bezels, both devices have a sleek look with a high screen to body ratio.
Each device is not water-resistant. Hence, both of them are less durable and we ought to be cautious in close proximity to the water bodies.
Three shades are available for the Honor 8A Prime: Blue, Black, and Green. TCL 20 R 5G, on the other hand, arrives in two different shades: Gray and Blue.
Both Honor 8A Prime and TCL 20 R 5G have similar build quality overall and we can consider this a tie.
Honor 8A Prime vs TCL 20 R 5G: Display
Honor 8A Prime features a 6.09-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels. On the other hand, TCL 20 R 5G has a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.
Honor 8A Prime display also has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. TCL 20 R 5G display, on the other hand, has an aspect ratio of 20:9.
Both handset's low-resolution displays only deliver average sharpness. Consequently, both are not so great for videos.
The display of the TCL 20 R 5G supports a 90Hz refresh rate. Hence, it gives fluid visuals and a smoother gaming experience.
Both phones have small notches at the top of their displays for the front-facing cameras. However, they both are not that distracting because of their smaller size.
Because of the higher refresh rate, TCL 20 R 5G has a better quality display than the Honor 8A Prime.
Honor 8A Prime vs TCL 20 R 5G: Camera
Honor 8A Prime has a single 13 MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. On the other hand, TCL 20 R 5G comes with a 13 MP main camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2 MP depth camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2 MP macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture.
The two devices have primary cameras with comparable quality. They are capable of getting average quality daytime images. However, the low light night photos are noisy and softer.
Both main cameras come with phase detection autofocus. Therefore, they both provide fast and accurate focusing.
The main cameras of both phones have an HDR mode to take photos with a wider color gamut.
The depth camera of the TCL's phone provides the depth information necessary for the portraits. Thanks to this camera, TCL's phone provides the bokeh effect for the portrait photos.
Both phones are capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps from the main cameras.
Thanks to the additional macro camera, TCL 20 R 5G has a better back camera configuration than the Honor 8A Prime.
Each phone features an 8 MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0.
The selfie camera of the Honor 8A Prime also comes with an HDR mode to provide better quality selfies.
Each phone is also capable of recording 1080p selfie videos at 30fps.
Honor 8A Prime vs TCL 20 R 5G: Performance
Honor 8A Prime uses the Mediatek Helio P35 chipset. It has an Octa-core CPU. On the other hand, TCL 20 R 5G uses the Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G chipset. It also has an Octa-core CPU. However, the CPU of the Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G provides a much higher processing power.
The chipset of the Honor 8A Prime comes with the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The chipset of the TCL 20 R 5G, on the other hand, uses the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. Mali-G57 MC2 also has a much better performance than the PowerVR GE8320.
AnTuTu V9 performance benchmarks of the two phones are as follows.
Honor 8A Prime
TCL 20 R 5G
TCL 20 R 5G has a moderate performance. As a result, it can handle gaming at decent quality settings. On the other hand, Honor 8A Prime has a lower performance. Therefore, it can only handle less demanding games at decent quality levels.
Honor's phone features 3GB of memory, whereas TCL's phone features 4GB of memory. Because of the larger memory, TCL's phone handles multitasking better. It also provides better support for memory-intensive applications.
Honor 8A Prime also comes with 64GB of internal storage compared to the 64GB or 128GB of storage in the TCL 20 R 5G. Each of them also supports expandable storage.
Because of the faster chipset and the higher RAM, TCL 20 R 5G has a much higher performance than the Honor 8A Prime.
Honor 8A Prime vs TCL 20 R 5G: Battery and charging
Honor 8A Prime has a 3020 mAh battery. On the other hand, TCL 20 R 5G comes with a 4500 mAh battery. TCL's phone also provides a longer battery life because of the bigger battery.
Both phones come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and we can easily use our headphones with them.
Moreover, both phones come with a single speaker and therefore only create a mono sound.
Software and additional features comparison
Honor 8A Prime comes with Android 9.0 compared to the Android 11 of the TCL 20 R 5G.
Both phones also have a fingerprint sensor at the back. Both of these sensors are accurate and responsive.
TCL's phone has Bluetooth 5.2. As a result, it works well with the latest Bluetooth devices. On the other hand, Honor's phone only has Bluetooth 4.2. As a result, it only provides limited support for the latest devices.
Honor's phone only comes with a micro USB port, whereas TCL's phone has a USB-C port.
TCL 20 R 5G is the winner between the two phones. As a result, if you are looking for a phone with a 90 Hz screen, a higher performance chipset, a macro camera, 5G support, and better battery life, it is better to get the TCL 20 R 5G. It also has Bluetooth 5 and a USB-C port. However, Honor 8A Prime has a lighter weight. As a result, Honor 8A Prime is also a worthy choice.