Honor seeks to position itself as an alternative to be reckoned with in the high-end mobile sector in 2023. To achieve this, it will use two models as a letter of introduction: the Honor Magic Vs and Magic 5 Pro, the new high-end cell phones from Honor, one foldable and the other with special emphasis on the photographic section. With them, it hopes to maintain the path started in the past to make itself known with other mid-range models such as the Honor 50 or the X8.
Honor Magic VS and Magic 5 Pro Datasheet
|Honor Magic Vs||Honor Magic 5 Pro|
|Screen||6.45-inch external screen|
with OLED technology
Full HD+ resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 pixels
120 Hz refresh rate
1,920 Hz PWM Dimming frequency and 100% DCI-P3 certification 7.9-inch
with technology OLED
Resolution 2,272 x 1,984 pixels
90 Hz refresh rate
1,920 Hz PWM Dimming frequency
|6.81 inches with LTPO OLED technology|
Quad HD+ resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels
Variable refresh rate of 120 Hz
1,800 nits of peak brightness
PWM Dimming frequency of 2,160 Hz
|Main Camera||54-megapixel Sony IMX800 main sensor with f/1.9 focal aperture and OIS stabilization|
Secondary sensor with a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.0 focal aperture
Tertiary sensor with an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 focal aperture, 3x optical zoom, and stabilization by OIS
|1-inch 50-megapixel Sony IMX878 main sensor with f/1.9 focal aperture and OIS stabilization|
Secondary sensor with a 50-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.0 focal aperture and 3.5x optical zoom
Tertiary sensor with a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens with focal aperture f/2.2
|Front Camera||16-megapixel main sensor with f/2.45 focal aperture||32-megapixel main sensor with f/2.5 focal aperture|
|Internal memory||256 or 512 GB||256 or 512 GB UFS 4.0 type|
|Expansion||Not available||Not available|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4-nanometer eight-core|
Adreno 730 GPU
8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5X RAM
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4-nanometer eight-core|
Adreno 740 GPU
12 GB LPDDR5X RAM
|Battery||5,000 mAh with 66 W fast wired charging||5,100 mAh with 66 W fast wired charging and 50 W wireless charging|
|Operating system||Android 12 under MagicOS 7.0||Android 13 under MagicOS 7.1|
|Connections||5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS + GLONASS, Galileo, BDS, QZSS and NavIC, NFC and USB Type C||5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS + GLONASS, Galileo, BDS, QZSS and NavIC, NFC and USB Type C|
|SIM||Dual nano SIM||Dual nano SIM|
|Design||Finished in metal and glass|
Colors: black and green
|Finished in metal and glass|
Colors: black and green
|Dimensions and weight||Folded: 160.3 x 72.6 x 12.9 millimeters and 261 grams|
Unfolded: 160.3 x 141.5 x 6.1 millimeters and 261 grams
|Featured Features||Fingerprint sensor, 2 x signed stereo speakers, face unlock via software||Fingerprint sensor under the screen, 2 x stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos certified sound, screen with LTPO technology, face unlock via software.|
|Price||From 1,600 euros||From 1,200 euros|
Honor Magic VS: Foldable With An Almost Imperceptible Hinge and Quality Screens
The niche of foldable smartphones is gradually adding competitors, and Honor is jumping on this bandwagon with the Honor Magic Vs, a foldable with an almost inappreciable hinge with a 7.9-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. These same features are also seen in the outer screen, which remains at 6.5 inches. One of its main features is its resistance, as well as the 120 Hz refresh rate of the main screen (the secondary screen has it at 90 Hz).
This phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ processor, which guarantees good performance along with its RAM, available in eight and 12 GB versions, and the 256 or 512 GB of internal storage it can offer. Although foldables can’t help but be bulky, the Magic Vs stands at 12.9 mm folded and 6.1 unfolded, weighing 261 grams.
Camera with Sony Sensor and Long Battery Life
In the photographic section, the Honor Magic Vs has three sensors in its rear camera, the main one being a 54-megapixel IMX800 from Sony. Next to it is a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens that also serves as a macro and an eight-megapixel telephoto lens, with 3x optical zoom. On the front, it has a 16-megapixel sensor.
Another feature to take into account in the Honor Magic Vs is its 5,000 mAh battery with 66 watts of fast charging by cable. The operating system on this model is Android 12 with the MagicOS 7.0 customization layer. It also has 5G technology, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC for making payments.
Honor Magic5 Pro: A Fully-fledged High-end Model
In addition to its new folding phone, Honor also presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the Honor Magic5 Pro, its flagship phone for 2023. This mobile, whose design is a tribute to Gaudí with two symmetrical curved bezels on the sides, has the most powerful processor on the market right now, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In addition, the display is 6.81 inches with LTPO OLED technology, which can vary the refresh rate between one and 120 Hz in real time, also reaching a brightness of 1,800 nits for smooth viewing even under the sun. The display also has HDR10+ and IMAX Enhanced certifications.
The Magic5 Pro has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, but what stands out the most maybe its camera. The Honor Magic5 Pro’s rear camera features 50 megapixels on all three of its sensors equally, both the main sensor and the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. This camera features Honor’s image processor called Honor Image Engine which has the Falcon capture algorithm, capable of taking photos in a millisecond.
In terms of connectivity, the Magic5 Pro meets all the requirements of a high-end phone (WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, or 5G technology). It is also equipped with a 5,100 mAh battery with fast charging of 66 watts and wireless charging of 50.
Price and Availability
Honor’s new folding phone, the Magic Vs will be available for a price starting at 1,600 euros (with a configuration of 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage). The Magic5 Pro, on the other hand, will go on sale in May 2023 with a price of 1,200 euros in its most basic configuration (12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage).