BARCELONA – Honor Magic 5, Honor Magic 5 Pro e Honor Magic Vs: these are the devices that competed for the attention of the public during the press conference of the Chinese brand at MWC 2023. On the one hand we find the last two members of the Magic 5 family, which we have already tested with the Lite, on the one hand a new leaflet which is now finally ready for the European market. All interesting devices, all top of the range, all with high-end prices. Let’s find out its features.
Honor Magic 5 Series
Honor Magic 5 Pro comes with a new design, an evolution of the already well-known Eye of Muse. The camera module is in fact still circular but is now called Star Wheel Triple Cam and is raised with respect to the main body of the smartphone thanks to soft curved lines inspired by the style of Gaudì.
The same delicate softness can also be found along the edges of this device, with symmetrical double-curved ultra-narrow bezels on both sides.
The display is a 6.81-inch LTPO with a unique quad-curved floating screen, a peak HDR brightness of 1800 nits and Delta = 0.27 for incredible color fidelity. Also on board is the Discrete Display chipset which offers an always-on HDR (High Dynamic Range) effect to improve video sharpness and guarantees a higher frame rate with lower power consumption. Honor Magic 5 Pro also is certified with HDR10+ and IMAX Enhanced so you can enjoy videos and movies with optimized image quality.
Great attention is also paid to the well-being of those who will then use this device, with the function Dynamic Dimming which simulates natural light to relieve eye strain. The new super top of the range from Honor also boasts the Circadian Night Display which aims to improve sleep quality and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Dimming technology at 2160 Hz to minimize screen flickering, perfect for those who spend many hours in front of their smartphone.
However, the Chinese company did not stop there. After all, it wouldn’t be a flagship without an excellent photographic sector: on the front we have a 12 megapixel sensor accompanied by the 3D Depth Camera while on the back we have 3 sensors of 50 megapixel, with a larger sensor that should allow you to capture more light and obtain great photos even in the dark.
To support all this a series of algorithms for razor-sharp 3.5x to 100x zoom imagesa faster shutter speed and the ability to better capture the movement.
On the privacy front we find a Dual-TEE safety system co-developed with Qualcomm, which offers hardware-level protection for user data, and theAI Privacy Call 2.0 which introduces industry-first spatial sound energy control technology, which generates opposing sound waves to avoid sound leakage in private phone calls.
Hardware and software? Honor Magic 5 Pro comes with the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2a battery of 5100 mAh with support for 66W fast charging with cable and 50W wireless and MagicOS 7.1 based on Android 13.
The price of the Honor Magic 5 Pro? €1,119 in the 12/512GB configuration which will hit the shelves in May.
At MWC it was also announced Honor Magic 5, which incorporates the design of its older brother. We always have the floating display and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 while the photographic sector includes a 54 MP main sensor, a 50 MP ultra-wide angle and a 32 megapixel telephoto lens.
The price? 899 euros for the 8/256 GB version.
Honor Magic Vs
Honor Magic Vs it’s Honor’s first foldable smartphone to debut outside of China, and yes, it looks pretty cool.
12,9 mm thick when folded, 267 grams in weight, 5,000mAh battery and a super light hinge, without gears and composed of only 4 elements against the 92 of the previous generation: the Asian company has worked hard to produce a device that on paper seems really ready to give a hard time to the competition.
Two on-board displays: 6.45 inch external, with 21:9 aspect ratio and 21:9 aspect ratio, and one internal 7.9 inch. We also find here the circadian night display and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) dimming.
The chipset animates it Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with Turbo X engines from Honor: a pairing that promises power, fluidity and good autonomy.
Honor Magic Vs comes with an impressive triple rear camera system comprising a 54MP Sony IMX800 main sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide angle and an 8MP 3X optical zoom camera.
On board again MagicOS 7.1 with Android 13 and a series of optimizations related to the natural flexibility of the internal display such as the Vertical and the Horizontal Split Screen.
Available in two beautiful colors, cyan and black, Honor Magic Vs will start from €1,599. However, the launch date in Italy is not yet available.