Honor recently unveiled its flagship Magic 5 series at MWC 2023 on February 27. The lineup includes Magic 5 Pro and Magic 5. We’ve covered the Pro variant in a separate story. Whereas, in this article, we will take a closer look at the full specs, features, availability, and expected price of the Honor Magic 5 in Nepal.
Honor Magic 5 Overview:
Design and Display
The Magic 5 resembles its Pro sibling in many ways. And that starts with the design itself. Here you get the same “Eye of Muse” camera design inspired by black-hole while it also retains the Black color option. Honor has replaced the Meadow Green shade of the 5 Pro with Glacier Blue on the vanilla 5.
On the front is a curved AMOLED screen measuring 6.73 inches. This display refreshes at 120Hz, has 1600 nits of peak brightness, and supports HDR 10+. It also has 2160Hz PWM Dimming support to combat screen flickering.
Along with the Magic 5 Pro, it is one of the first smartphones to receive TÜV Rheinland Circadian Friendly Certification. For this Honor has used a feature called Ciradian Night Display, which adjusts the color temperature of the display to match melatonin secretion in the human body.
For starters, melatonin is a hormone that influences when you sleep and when you wake up. Thus, Honor’s new Circadian feature is said to have less of an impact on your night’s sleep.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. It is a flagship octa-core processor with one Arm-Cortex X3 (@3.19GHz), two Arm-Cortex A715 (@2.8GHz), two Arm-Cortex A710 (@2.8GHz), and three Arm-Cortex A510 (@2.0GHz). For graphics, there is an integrated Adreno 740 GPU, which also supports hardware-level ray tracing, by the way.
It is available in 8/12GB RAM options paired with a 256GB storage variant, with no storage expansion options. Magic 5 comes preloaded with Android 13 and MagicOS 7.1 on top.
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While everything so far is identical to the Pro variant, cameras are where things start to diverge. In comparison to the 5 Pro’s trio of 50MP sensors, the Magic 5 features a triple camera setup led by a 54MP primary camera. Joining the lineup is a 50MP ultrawide and 32MP telephoto lens with 2.5x Optical Zoom and 50x Digital Zoom. For selfies, a 12MP camera is housed inside a tiny punch-hole in the front. Both cameras have 4K video recording capabilities.
Rest of the specs
Moving on, the Magic 5 is fueled by a 5100mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging. Talking about connectivity, it supports dual-band Wi-Fi 7 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be), Bluetooth 5.2, IR blaster, and NFC. Additionally, it comes with stereo speakers with DTS X Ultra sound support. However, it lacks a 3.5mm jack for wired earphones and such.
Honor Magic 5 Specifications:
- Dimensions: 161.4 x 75.5 x 7.8mm; 191 grams
- Display: 6.73″ OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 1600 nits brightness
- Resolution: FHD+ (2688 × 1224 pixels), 19.76:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm Mobile Platform)
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Storage: 256GB storage
- Software & UI: MagicOS 7.1 on top of Android 13
- Rear Camera: Triple
- Primary: 54MP (f/1.9), 1/1.49″, PDAF
- Ultrawide: 50MP (f/2.0), 122˚ (FoV), 2.5cm macro photography
- Telephoto: 32 MP (f/2.4), 2.5x Optical Zoom, 50x Digital Zoom, PDAF, OIS
- Front Camera: 12MP (punch-hole)
- Audio: Stereo speaker, USB-C headphone jack
- Security: Fingerprint sensor (In-Display Optical)
- Battery: 5100mAh with 66W Honor SuperCharge
- Colors: Glacier Blue, Black
Honor Magic 5 Price in Nepal and Availability
The smartphone is available in two memory configurations, 8/256GB and 12/256GB, with prices starting at EUR 899. We expect the price of Magic 5 to be NPR 125,999 if and when it launches here.
|Honor Magic 5||Price in Europe||Price in Nepal (Official)|
|8/256GB||EUR 899||NPR 125,999|
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