Honor Magic 5 official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 54MP triple cameras

Honor Magic 5 Price In Nepal
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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.Honor Magic 5 Design and Display-1

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

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.


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.

Honor Magic 5 Star Wheel Camera

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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