The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 event was used by the Honor smartphone company to introduce two of its newest flagship phones . They are Honor Magic 5 and Honor Magic 5 Pro .
As the name suggests, these two cellphones are successors to the Honor Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro which were released in February 2022, and rely on the camera aspect as their flagship, because their specifications are above the average for other Android phones.
Design-wise, the Honor Magic 5 and Magic 5 Pro are almost identical to their predecessors. On the front, for example, these two phones adopt curved OLED screens that are found in most flagship phones.
Then on the back, these two phones also still adopt a camera module with a circular view, but with a camera arrangement that now resembles a symmetrical triangular plane, not a symmetrical square.
Even though the design is more or less similar, Honor certainly presents some improved specifications in the Magic 5 and Magic 5 Pro. Anything?
Honor Magic 5
The Honor Magic 5 has a 6.73-inch screen with a resolution of 1224 x 2688 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This screen supports HDR10+ technology and has a brightness level of up to 1,600 nits .
In the photography sector, the Honor Magic 5 is equipped with three rear cameras consisting of a 54 MP main camera (f/1.9), a 50 MP ultrawide camera (f/2.0, 122 degrees field of view), and a 32 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom).
There is also a 12 MP (f/2.4) resolution camera that is loaded into the punch hole module which is located at the top center of this cellphone screen.
For the performance aspect, the Honor Magic 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset , which is combined with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage media.
The Honor Magic 5 battery has a capacity of 5,100 mAh, which supports 66 watt SuperCharge charging speeds via a USB type-C connector.
Honor Magic 5 Pro
The Honor Magic 5 Pro has a slightly larger screen than the “regular” version, which is 6.81 inches in size and has a resolution of 1312 x 2848 pixels. This screen is also slightly brighter with a brightness level of up to 1,800 nits .
For the photography sector, the number of cameras on the Honor Magic 5 Pro is the same as the Honor Magic 5. However, it has a slightly different configuration, consisting of a 50 MP main camera (f/1.6, OIS), a 50 MP ultrawide camera (f/2.0), and a telephoto camera. 50 MP (f/3.0, OIS, 3.5 x optical zoom).
Meanwhile, the front camera of this phone still has a resolution of 12 MP (f/2.4), but is now accompanied by a 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera sensor. Because it has two camera sensors, the front camera module is made differently and now resembles a pill placed at the top left of the screen.
For the hardware sector , the chipset and battery used by the Honor Magic 5 Pro are the same as the regular Magic 5. However, the RAM and storage configurations are different, namely 12GB and 512GB.
Both Honor Magic 5 and Magic 5 Pro compactly run the Android 13 operating system (OS) which has been polished with the MagicUI 7.1 interface (UI), as summarized by KompasTekno from GSMArena, Tuesday (28/2/2023).
These two phones are also equipped with other supporting features, one of which is support for the new WiFi and Bluetooth antennas which are claimed to improve WiFi 6 performance by up to 200 percent and reduce connection lag (latency) by up to 30 percent.
Price of Honor Magic 5 series
In the global market, the Honor Magic 5 has dimensions of 161.4 x 75.5 x 7.8 mm, weighs 191 grams, and is available in Blue and Black color variants.
Meanwhile, the Honor Magic 5 Pro has dimensions of 162.9 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm, weighs 219 grams, and is available in Glacier Blue, Meadow Green, Coral Purple, Orange and Black color variants.
The Honor Magic 5 sells for 900 euros, while the Honor Magic 5 Pro sells for 1,200 euros