Smartphone companies have been aggressively pushing their limits to kill the notch trend. And Huawei has also recently joined the notch-killing trend with the Honor Magic 2 Slider smartphone. In order to remove the notch, which basically accommodates the selfie camera, the phone comes with a manual slider to unveil the hidden selfie camera.
Honor Magic 2 Slider Overview
A manual slider to pop the selfie camera is definitely interesting. It evades the reliability and durability issues, which may arise on the phones with motorized cameras like the Vivo Nex. Motorized or an automatic slider, which was found on the Oppo Find X may also face the wear and tear issue over time. Honor Magic 2 Slider is slightly on the safer side in that respect. But that’s not all when the slider pops out, one can see three cameras. Yes, the phone has three selfie cameras. The primary 16MP selfie shooter on the phone is complemented by two 2MP depth sensor. Huawei told that it is basically for correctly 3D mapping the face for proper edge detection in the portrait images.
The phone also comes with three cameras at the back. The triple camera setup on the phone embraces a 16MP primary shooter backed by another 16MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 24MP monochrome shooter.
In terms of performance, it can prove to be a performance beast. The phone comes with the latest and the powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, which is the same chipset found on the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Kirin 980 is manufactured with 7nm architecture and it is more capable than the Snapdragon 845 chipset found on most of the flagship handsets of 2018. The processor is supplemented by either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone comes in 128GB and 256GB format.
The phone also comes with Under-display fingerprint sensor just like the newly launched Oneplus 6T. It may not be as fast the traditional fingerprint sensors but it is good to see to such an innovative piece of technology in such an affordable handset. But sadly, the phone ditched the 3.5mm headphone.
Talking about the battery, there is a 3500mAh battery to inject power to the phone. To shorten the charging time, the phone also comes with 40W (10V/4A) charging. In terms of price, the 6/128 variant is priced at 3799 Yuan, which is approximately equal to $545 or NPR 64,800. Similarly, the 8/256GB variant costs 4799 Yuan, which translates to $690 or NPR 81,850 approximately.
Honor Magic 2 Slider Specifications
- Dimensions: 157.3 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm; Weight: 206 grams
- Display: 6.39-inch AMOLED display, 100% DCI-P3 Coverage
- Resolution: Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) @ 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 403PPI
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980, 7nm mobile platform
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 + 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 + 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
- RAM: 6GB or 8GB
- Storage: 128GB/256GB, Expandable up to 256GB via SD card (Uses SIM2 slot)
- Rear Camera: (16 MP, f/1.8, wide-angle, PDAF) + (16 MP, f/2.2, ultra-wide angle) + (24 MP B/W sensor, f/1.8), LED flash
- Front Camera: (16 MP, f/2.0, primary sensor) + (2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor) + (2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor)
- Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC, No 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
- Battery: 3,500mAh, supports 40W Fast Charging 4.0 (10V/4A)
- Sensors: Face ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Colors: Blue, Purple
- Price (6GB/128GB): 3799 Yuan (Approx. $545 or NPR 64,800)
- Price (8GB/256GB): 4799 Yuan (Approx. $690 or NPR 81,850)