Since the start of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022, we have witnessed some impressive smartphone presentations. Now, Chinese smartphone maker Honor has announced its latest flagship duo, Magic 4 and Magic 4, at MWC last night. Pro smartphones share the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 50MP main camera and fast power storage.
In addition to the duo, the company also introduced the new Honor Watch GS 3 smartwatch and the Honor Earbuds 3 Pro TWS.
Design and Screen
In terms of display, the Magic4 Pro brings four curved 6.81-inch LTPO OLED panels with a resolution of 1224 x 2664 pixels and an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz. The screen also has a pill-shaped cut combined with a 12-megapixel selfie shooter. 3D depth sensor.
The Vanilla Magic4 supports a similar double-curved 6.81-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 1224 x 2664 pixels and a standard 120Hz refresh rate. This time the screen has a hole cut with a 12-megapixel selfie camera. In addition, both panels can reach speeds of up to 1000 nits and have a 1920Hz PWM blackening feature. Magic4 Pro provides an IP68 rating, while vanilla only gets an IP54 rating.
Storage and Hardware
Under the hood, both smartphones are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and can store up to 12 GB of RAM with 512 GB of internal memory. With the Magic series, Honor also brings GPU Turbo X graphics acceleration.
In terms of software, both smartphones run on Android 12 with Magic UI 6.0.
The duo has a large circular camera island called “Muse Eye” for photography. This includes a 50MP main lens with a 50MP ultra-wide sensor for both smartphones.
However, the telephoto lens differs in that the Pro gets a 64MP periscope lens with 3.5x optical and up to 100x digital magnification, while the vanilla model is limited to an 8MP telephoto module with 5x optical and 50x digital zoom.
Both phones have ToF and vibration sensors in the other two sections. With the Magic series, Honor also brings ultra-fusion photography, AI Color, and Movie Master, which allows you to record 10-bit 4K video at 60 frames per second.
Battery and availability
As for battery life, the Magic4 Pro Honor comes with a 4600 mAh block that can charge up to 100 watts, both wired and wirelessly, with SuperCharge chargers. Honor claims that it can fully charge the Magic 4 Pro in just 30 minutes, and a 15-minute wireless charging session will increase the battery by up to 50%.
The Magic4, by contrast, has a slightly larger 4,800 mAh battery, limited by a 66 W charging speed.
The Pro version for Cyan, Gold, White and Black comes with glass backs, and for Orange comes with vegan skin backs. The basic 8GB / 256GB version of the Pro version will start at 1,099 euros (~ $ 1,234), while the vanilla version will start at 899 euros (~ $ 1,009).
This newly introduced Honor Magic 4 series will be available for purchase from the second quarter of 2022.
Honor Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro Specifications
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|OS||Magic UI 6.0 on top of Android 12||Magic UI 6.0 on top of Android 12|
|Display||6.81″ OLED with a 1224 x 2664 px resolution||6.81″ OLED with a 1224 x 2664 px resolution|
|Memory||RAM: 12GBInternal: 512GB||RAM: 12GBInternal: 512GB|
|Camera||Rear(Triple): 50MP (wide)50MP(macro), 64MP(periscope)Front: 12MP||Rear(Triple): 50MP (wide)50MP(macro), 50MP(telephoto)Front: 12MP|
|Colors||Cyan, Gold, White, Black||Cyan, Gold, White, Black, Orange|
|Battery||4,800 mAh||4,600 mAh|