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Honor Magic5 Pro – A powerful test performance with some small weaknesses

Honor Magic5 Pro
Honor Magic5 Pro
The Honor Magic5 Pro offers a pure high-end experience, now including a guaranteed update period that can keep up even with that of the Google smartphones. In addition to the great 50-MP triple camera setup, it focusses particularly on security and privacy. We summarize the test for you again here.

The Honor Magic5 Pro offers a large 6.81-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2,848 x 1,312 pixels and a dynamic refresh rate (LTPO) of up to 120 Hz. With its use of high-frequency DC dimming, the panel is also particularly gentle on the eyes. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with ample 12 GB of working memory ensures a great everyday performance. With plenty of internal storage, Honor is also generous here, including 512 GB of UFS 4.0. A minor downside at most might be the lack of microSD support. Instead, there is full support of dual SIM, optionally also with eSIM.

A highlight is the triple camera setup of the Magic5 Pro, including three 50-MP sensors. Beginning with macro recordings with a focal distance of 2.5 cm (~1 in), through ultrawide-angle recordings, and up to 100x zoom, a very wide spectrum of usage scenarios is covered, without the quality lacking behind, even if we still noticed a few areas in our test with potential for improvement.

The Magic5 Pro leaves us with a very good impression overall. Only in the maximum display brightness, our measurements fail to reach the promised values, and we miss the 6-GHz frequency band in the WLAN. Considering its price point, it also lacks a UWB chip. On the other hand, with its dedicated security chip, an ultrasound fingerprint sensor, and 3D face recognition, the Honor smartphone is probably one of the most secure smartphones on the market.

With this, Honor offers a powerful overall package, which also gains some additional attraction with its current pre-sale (in Germany). 

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Daniel Schmidt, 2023-04- 8 (Update: 2023-04- 8)