Following months of teasers and leaks, Honor’s latest flagship, the Magic 5 Pro, is finally out on the global market. It was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 alongside the more affordable (yet capable) Honor Magic 5. The 5 Pro is the best of Honor you can get in 2023, and the brand is bringing a lot to the table with it. So, let’s take a look at the Honor Magic 5 Pro’s detailed specs and features, as well as its expected price in Nepal.
Honor Magic 5 Pro Overview:
Let’s first address the elephant in the room—cameras. This layout of camera sensors (that forms a triangle) is actually inspired by the image of the black hole, and Honor calls it the “Eye of the Muse” setup.
Not only the design, but the Honor Magic 5 Pro also has an equally capable set of 50MP triple cameras which has scored 152 points on DxOMark camera testing, the highest score for any smartphone to date. This beats the previous champion Huawei Mate 50 Pro’s score of 147.
Here, leading the show is a 50MP primary lens with an f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS) support. This 50MP shooter is a 1/1.12-inch 8P lens allowing a 37% increase in image definition by capturing more light.
Likewise, there is a 50MP optically stabilized telephoto lens with 3.5X optical zoom. The digital zoom game goes up to 100X here. Continuing the setup is a 50MP ultrawide unit with a 122° FOV which also doubles as a 2.5cm macro camera.
To assist this setup, there is an 8×8 dTOF sensor for laser focusing that captures real-time depth information for swifter and more accurate focus. Even the dual LED flash gets a flicker and multi-spectrum color temperature sensor, aiding the color accuracy and less flickering in low-light situations.
Moving to the front, the pill-shaped cutout sports a dual setup with a 12MP camera along with a 3D TOF sensor, acting as a 3D face scanner for biometrics and security. Thankfully, Both the front and back cameras are capable of capturing 4K videos.
Display and Design
The highest DXOMARK rating extends to the display too, with a score of 151. The Honor Magic 5 Pro sports a 6.8-inch OLED panel with curves on four sides. The 120Hz display comes with LTPO technology, which means it can refresh from 1 – 120Hz based on the content.
The phone’s display is also the first one to secure the TÜV Rheinland Circadian Friendly Certification. It reduces eye training and adjusts the display color tones as per the melatonin secretion (the brain’s response to darkness) of the user for better sleep cycles. On top of that, there is a Dynamic Dimming feature that can simulate the brightness as per dynamic changing in lighting situations. This aids in the reduction of eye fatigue.
Furthermore, other specs of the screen include a 480Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, 2160Hz PWM dimming, and up to 1800 nits of peak brightness. Design-wise, the Magic 5 Pro boasts a metal-glass combo chassis with an 8.8mm thickness and 219 grams weight. Bearing an IP68 dust/water resistance, the smartphone is available in two colors; Black and Meadow Green.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Moving on, the smartphone gets the horsepower from Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. This flagship processor includes one high-performance Cortex-X3 (@3.2 GHz), two mid-performance Cortex-A715 (@2.8 GHz), another two mid-performance Cortex-A710 (@2.8 GHz), and three efficiency-focused Cortex-A510 (@2.0 GHz) cores.
The phone boots on Honor’s MagicOS7.1 built on top of Android 13. As for the memory configurations, the Magic 5 Pro comes in a sole 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB UFS 4.0 storage combo.
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Magic 5 Pro gets its juice from a 5100mAh battery with 66W fast charging support. It also supports 50W wireless charging. However, things are a bit different in China in this aspect. As per GSMArena, the Magic 5 Pro is getting a bigger 5450mAh carbon silicon battery in China.
Carbon silicon is a new battery tech that brings quite a few improvements over the usual Lithium-ion or Lithium Polymer cell. With this, Honor promises a 12.8% higher energy density in the battery. To put this in context, the Magic 5 Pro has a 5100mAh Li-ion battery, but a carbon-silicon battery could have a capacity of 5450mAh, likely in the same size.
Moreover, when a standard lithium cell’s voltage drops to 3.5 volts, there is not much power left in it. But the silicon carbon one has 240% more capacity left at 3.5V, which caters to the overall 12.8% improvement.
Other features of the smartphone include 5G, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and USB 3.1 for connectivity. There is an X-axis linear motor for haptics, an under-display fingerprint reader for biometrics, and Dolby-powered dual speakers.
Honor Magic 5 Pro Specifications:
|Attributes||Honor Magic 5 Pro|
|Material||Glass back/front, Metal-Glass chassis|
|Display||6.81-inch OLED Panel, LTPO, 120Hz Refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, 2160Hz PWM dimming, 1800 nits (peak)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)|
|Front Camera||12MP Camera, 3D ToF sensor|
|Memory Configuration||12/512GB, UFS 4.0|
|Battery||5100mAh, 66W Fast Charging|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC|
|Security||Fingerprint, 3D face Scanning|
|OS||MagicOS 7.1 based on Android 13|
Honor Magic 5 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
The Honor Magic 5 Pro is only available in 12/512GB configuration for EUR 1,119. We expect the price of Honor Magic 5 Pro to be NPR 167,999, if and when it makes its way to Nepal.
|Honor Magic 5 Pro||Price (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|12/512GB||EUR 1,199||NPR 167,999|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Honor X9a.