Honor’s newest flagship telephone, the Magic 5 Pro, packs a sturdy lineup of specs, together with the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and a triple digital camera array. Combine within the vibrant 6.8-inch show and IP68 water resistance ranking and this telephone ticks many of the packing containers you’d count on from a flagship in 2023.
However it must pack as a lot as it will possibly as its anticipated £1,000 price ticket places it squarely within the elite class. There is no phrase on US availability, however for reference that UK worth converts to $1,195.
Honor was once a sub-brand of Chinese language cell agency Huawei. Extra just lately, Honor separated out to change into its personal firm, which crucially permits Honor to make full use of Google providers and 5G connectivity — two issues which Huawei remains to be unable to do on account of ongoing restrictions from the US.
The Magic 5 Pro appears to be like good, with a curving glass again and massive round digital camera unit. The show is massive and brilliant sufficient to do justice to YouTube movies. In my transient arms on time, the telephone appears highly effective and nippy with no annoying lag as I navigated across the Android 13 interface. Demanding 3D recreation Asphalt 9: Legends performed with extraordinarily easy body charges at max settings.
The rear cameras embrace a 50-megapixel primary digital camera, a 50 megapixel ultrawide and a 50-megapixel zoom lens providing 3.5x optical zoom and as much as 100x digital zoom. My early checks look first rate, with even exposures and correct colours.
Honor Magic 5 Pro, primary digital camera
Taken from the principle digital camera, this picture has fairly a sturdy HDR look, with very toned-down skies and lifted shadows on the buildings. However it’s captured the small print properly and the colours are vibrant.
Honor Magic 5 Pro, extremely broad lens
Switching to the ultra-wide, I am happy to see a good grasp on publicity and no main shift in coloration tones.
Honor Magic 5 Pro, 3.5x optical zoom
Zooming in to three.5x, the telephone has captured a sharp shot right here.
Honor Magic 5 Pro, 10x zoom
And even digitally zooming as much as 10x, the picture nonetheless has loads of element.
Honor Magic 5 Pro, portrait mode
The portrait mode has captured me properly right here, with a first rate blur across the edge.
Honor Magic 5 Pro, selfie digital camera
And the 12-megapixel selfie digital camera delivers vibrant, crisp photographs too.
Honor Magic 5 Pro, macro mode
There’s additionally a macro mode that may be nice enjoyable for getting shut up views on numerous topics.
Honor additionally boasts some AI smarts, with a movement operate that is designed that will help you take higher footage of topics in motion like skate boarders or basketball gamers. The AI will apparently be capable of study when one of the best second is to take a picture, however how this works in follow stays to be seen.
Different specs embrace 5G connectivity, a capacious 5,100mAh battery, 66W quick charging, 8 or 12GB of RAM and as much as 512GB of storage.
The telephone actually ticks many top-end packing containers, however it’s acquired stiff competitors and with such a excessive worth I really feel Honor will battle to get many takers, particularly when telephones just like the OnePlus 11 affords many related options at a a lot lower cost. I am wanting ahead to see how the telephone fares in our full checks, and the way it compares to the competitors.