07 April 2022
Honor has taken wraps off its flagships for the year Magic 4 5G and Magic 4 Pro 5G at MWC 2022. Both these phones are largely the same but do differ in a few aspects to justify demanding different names. These come with a unique-looking camera module design and are packed with high-end specifications and features.
The Honor Magic 4 Pro 5G is the star of the show as it offers the best that the company has to offer. It sports a 6.81-inch Quad HD+ (2848 x 1312 pixels) LTPO OLED curved display. It supports 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, SDR to HDR upscaling, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits. The choice of processor is Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snap 8 Gen 1 with Adreno 730 GPU.
There are two configuration variants: 8GB RAM with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM with 512GB storage. The phone has a huge ring-like camera module on the back panel. It houses a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3.5x optical zoom, 100x digital zoom, and f/3.5 aperture. There are two more cutouts which are for ToF and flicker sensors.
On the front, it has a pill-shaped punch-hole cut out for a 12-megapixel selfie camera and a 3D depth sensor. The whole package is powered by a 4,600mAh battery. It is supported by 100W wired and wireless fast charging speeds. The wireless SuperCharge is claimed to deliver a 50% charge within just 15 minutes.
Other features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, 3D face unlock, IP68 rating, USB Type-C port, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and stereo speakers. The phone will boot Magic UI 6 based on Android 12 out of the box. The Honor Magic 4 Pro will start at EUR 1,099 as and when it will go on sale in Q2 2022. The color options include White, Black, Gold, Cyan, and Orange.
The vanilla Magic 4 5G has the same display panel and features as the Pro model except for a slightly lower 2664 x 1224 pixels resolution. The processor and configuration options are unchanged but there is an additional 128GB storage option. In the camera department, the third rear sensor is 8-megapixel with 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom. It does not have a 3D depth sensor on the front either.
The battery capacity is 4,800mAh with 66W wired fast charging support. It has an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance. The Honor Magic 4 5G is priced at EUR 899 for the base model. Its color options are Gold, Cyan, White, and Black.