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Honor Magic5 Pro model – Specifications and Review

Compared to its predecessor, the Honor Magic5 Pro has a higher declared peak brightness and a better 50-megapixel main camera sensor, which this year also has OIS.


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Screen 6,81” LTPO OLED (1.312 x 2.848, 19,5:9, ~460 PPI), 120 Hz
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (8 cores)
RAM / Memory 12 GB RAM/512 GB
Rear camera 50 MP (f/1.6, m.d. PDAF, Laser AF, OIS) + 50 MP ultrawide (f/2.0, 122˚, AF)
+ 50 MP telephoto (f/3.0, PDAF, OIS, 3,5x optical zoom)
Front Camera 12 MP (f/2.4, 100˚)
Connection GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G / Wi-Fi 802,11 / Bluetooth 5,2
Battery 5.100 mAh / 66 W
Headphones conn. No
USB type USB-C
Dimensions/weight 162,9 x 76,7 x 8,8 mm / 219 g
System Android 13, MagicOS 7.1
Date February 27, 2023


Honor greatly refreshed its Magic series at the MWC in Barcelona, presenting even several models – Magic VS, Magic5 Lite, Magic5, and Magic 5 Pro. While the company with the foldable Magic VS model is trying to beat Samsung’s Z Fold and bring the Magic5 Lite closer to a large number of users, for the most demanding users there is the Magic5 Pro.

Honor Magic5 Pro Screen
Photo: Honor


It is, namely, a high-end mobile phone, which is adorned with a large 6.81-inch 120 Hz LTPO OLED screen and is curved on all four sides. The resolution of 1,312 x 2,848 is the same as last year’s model, but the peak brightness has been significantly improved, which is now declared at 1,800 nits. The display is also calibrated for color accuracy at two brightness levels – 120 nits for indoor use and 800 nits for outdoor use. Among the other features for a better display of content, it is certainly worth highlighting the support for HDR10+ and the IMAX Enhanced certificate. Below the screen is an ultrasonic fingerprint reader. There is no protection against scratches and cracks in the form of Gorilla Glass or something similar, but there is an IP68 certificate for resistance to dust and water.

Honor Magic5 Pro Camera Design
Photo: Honor


At the top of the screen is a pill-shaped front camera system with two sensors. One is a 12-megapixel sensor for self-portrait photography and video conferencing, while the other is a 3D depth sensor for facial recognition.

Honor Magic5 Pro Camera
Photo: Honor

On the back of the mobile phone, there is the recognizable “Eye of Muse” camera system, which contains three 50-megapixel sensors. The main sensor with a size of 1/1.12″ and an aperture of f/1.6 is a big upgrade compared to the previous model, and this year it also comes with OIS, which will certainly help in taking photos and recording videos. Next to the main sensor is an ultra-wide camera with a field of view of 122° and Sony’s IMX858 telephoto sensor with 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.

Honor Magic5 Pro Chipset
Photo: Honor


Like most of this year’s high-end mobile phones, the Honor Magic5 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, paired with 12 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512 GB of UFS 4.0 storage. No task, therefore, should be a problem for this mobile phone, and to keep gamers “calm”, there is also a Discrete Display Chipset that helps increase the number of frames per second in mobile games, which also has always-on HDR video enhancement effect. To protect sensitive information, Honor has developed a Discrete Security Chipset in cooperation with Qualcomm, which stores passwords, biometric data, and the like.

Honor Magic5 Pro Battery
Photo: Honor


Honor Magic5 Pro has a battery with a capacity of 5,100 mAh, which is the largest in this range. With the efficiency of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, even the most demanding users can expect their phone to last all day without charging. In addition, the battery supports 66-watt fast charging and 50-watt wireless charging. The charger, to the delight of many, comes in a package with a mobile phone.

Honor Magic5 Pro P68
Photo: Honor


In terms of connectivity, Honor claims to have the industry’s first Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-independent antenna architecture, which should boost Wi-Fi 6 connection performance by up to 200 percent and reduce latency by up to 30 percent. Honor Magic5 Pro normally comes in blue, green, purple, orange, and black colors, at a recommended retail price of 1,200 euros in Europe.






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