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Honor Magic5 Pro review - The smartphone with the full high-end experience

Indulge yourself! The Honor Magic5 Pro is a powerful high-end smartphone with a very good triple camera, a large 5,100-mAh battery, fast charging, 3D face recognition, and finally also with a long period of guaranteed updates. On the other hand, our test also shows a few small equipment gaps.
(photo: Daniel Schmidt)

As expected, the Magic4 Pro is followed by the Honor Magic5 Pro. Honor has upgraded its already powerful flagship smartphone, bringing it to the current state of technology in many areas, but there is also a couple of downgrades as well.

In Germany, only the large storage version with 12 GB of working memory and 512 GB of internal storage will be available. In other countries, you can additionally purchase a model with 8 GB and 256 GB.

Honor also improves the availability of updates, extending the period of guaranteed updates. The price increases by 100 Euros (~$109) compared to the predecessor, now reaching 1,200 Euros (~$1310). Find out in our test, whether it is worth the price.

Honor Magic5 Pro (Magic5 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
6.81 inch 19:54:9, 2848 x 1312 pixel 460 PPI, capacitive, OLED, 2160 Hz PWM dimming, LTPO 1 - 120 Hz, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 488.01 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer, gyroscope, OTG, IR blaster
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 75, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.77 x 162.9 x 76.7 ( = 0.35 x 6.41 x 3.02 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer, wireless charging up to 50 W
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.6, 1/1.12", OIS) + 50 MPix (ultrawide, f/2.0, 120°) + 50 MPix (IMX858, 3.5x optical zoom, f/3.0, OIS); dToF laser focus; Magic Log 10 bit Log 4K 60 fps recording; Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.4, fix-focus) + 3D depth camera
Additional features
Speakers: dual, Keyboard: onscreen, 66W charger, USB cable, TPUC case, SIM tool, MagicOS 7.1, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1, IP68, GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a), BeiDou (B1, B1C, B2a), fanless, waterproof
Weight
219 g ( = 7.73 oz / 0.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90.1 %
04/2023
Honor Magic5 Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
219 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.81"2848x1312
91.2 %
03/2023
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
233 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"3080x1440
90.3 %
03/2023
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16, A16 GPU 5-Core
240 g128 GB NVMe6.70"2796x1290
89.1 %
11/2022
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
212 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3120x1440
89.2 %
03/2023
Xiaomi 13 Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
229 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.73"3200x1440
89.3 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
198.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - Magic5 Pro with a Catalonian bulge

Here in Germany, the Honor Magic5 Pro is available in the colors Black and Meadow Green, with the rest of the color options Coral, Orange (artificial leather) and Blue remaining reserved for the Asian market. While the black model is polished to high gloss, the green model is matte with a slight shimmer.

The thickness of the Magic5 Pro is specified as 8.77 millimeters (~0.35 in), but we measure a clean 9 millimeters, and it is even 12.15 millimeters (~0.48 in) with the camera. The rounded corners all around make the Honor smartphone appear slimmer, and it fits comfortably in the hand. Despite its prominent camera module, it is not too top heavy. The slightly rising bulge toward the camera is called Gaudí Curve as a tribute to the famous Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudí.

The workmanship of the Magic5 Pro is excellent and appears to be of a high quality. In both front and back, glass is used, but the type isn't specified. In the state of delivery, the glass is covered by a protective foil. Another particularity are the rounded display edges on all four sides. The gaps are very tight and even. When trying to warp the smartphone, it appears very robust, but creaks easily.

The color of the SIM tray cover is identical to that of the aluminum frame, but it is slightly darker in the green model. The card tray is able to accept up to two Nano SIM cards. In addition, the Magic5 Pro is dust and waterproof according to the IP68 certification.

Size Comparison

163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 9.15 mm / 0.3602 inch 215 g0.474 lbs163.4 mm / 6.43 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 233 g0.514 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 212 g0.4674 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.77 mm / 0.3453 inch 219 g0.4828 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.38 mm / 0.3299 inch 229 g0.505 lbs161.76 mm / 6.37 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8.39 mm / 0.3303 inch 198.5 g0.4376 lbs160.7 mm / 6.33 inch 77.6 mm / 3.06 inch 7.85 mm / 0.3091 inch 240 g0.529 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Fast USB 3.2 but no UWB

Like its predecessor, the Magic5 Pro uses a fast USB 3.2 port as the physical connection. In our test of the data transfers, it achieves a transfer speed of 502 MB/s. With this, it presents itself as significantly faster than for example the Galaxy S23 Ultra (285 MB/s), which nominally uses the same standard. OTG is also supported, allowing you to connect peripheral devices and external storage media to the smartphone. Wired display output is also possible.

The is an infrared transmitter to control home multimedia devices, air conditioning units, or cameras. NFC is available for contactless payments, but you have to make do without UWB. 

Top: speaker, microphone, IR blaster (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Top: speaker, microphone, IR blaster
Left side (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Left side
Right side: volume, power (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Right side: volume, power
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM

Software - Honor MagicOS 7.1 and five years of updates

The Honor Magic5 Pro is delivered with Google Android 13 and the in-house MagicOS 7.1 user interface. At the time of this test, the security patches are at the level of February 1, 2023, so they are still fairly current. Honor has extended the period of updates, promising three major software updates up to Android 16 and five years of security patches.

MagicOS offers some new features, including a note app that can be synchronized across devices and the option to copy text and phone numbers from pictures. If you connect the Honor smartphone via cable to a display or TV, you can simply mirror the display contents or use a desktop mode. The smartphone can then be used as a trackpad to control the mouse cursor.

In addition to a few apps from the manufacturer, Honor also installs several third-party apps, including Booking, Netflix, and TikTok, but these can all be uninstalled completely.

IR blaster app
Desktop mode

Communication and GNSS - Magic5 Pro comes without 6-GHz WLAN

In terms of the communication characteristics, the Honor Magic5 Pro presents itself very modern on the spec sheet, also handling 5G Sub6 with a wide frequency band support and Wi-Fi 7. However, the latter comes with some limitations in practice, since although the smartphone supports the "be" standard for WLAN, it is not able to use the 6-GHz network. This limits the options for a potentially fast wireless connection unnecessarily.

In combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the transfer rates of the Magic5 Pro still turn out very good, since Honor uses the 160-MHz spectrum (VHT160). The connection stability also gives no reason for complaint.

Networking
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1531 (min: 1445) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1474 (min: 743) MBit/s ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1496 (min: 1387) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1671 (min: 801) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1754 (min: 1618) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1504 (min: 1343) MBit/s ∼92%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
iperf3 receive AXE11000
723 (min: 643) MBit/s ∼47%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
817 (min: 751) MBit/s ∼49%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
904 (min: 453) MBit/s ∼59%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
945 (min: 917) MBit/s ∼57%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
809 (min: 780) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
993 (min: 972) MBit/s ∼59%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1859 (min: 919) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1637 (min: 1603) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
881 (min: 446) MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
839 (min: 531) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1657 (min: 1379) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1522 (min: 1278) MBit/s ∼93%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1369 (min: 720) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1499 (min: 1195) MBit/s ∼90%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
634 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼41%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
671 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼40%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1479 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼80%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1366 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼83%
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1754 (1618-1808)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1504 (1343-1604)
Honor Magic5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1530 (1445-1600)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1496 (1387-1627)
Honor Magic5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1450 (743-1639)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1645 (801-1815)
GPS Test: indoors
GPS Test: indoors
GPS Test: outdoors
GPS Test: outdoors

Even indoors, the Honor Magic5 Pro creates a satellite connection very quickly and accurately. To locate itself, the smartphone supports the four largest satellite networks in all the possible frequency bands.

We compare the Magic5 Pro with a Garmin Venu 2, taking them on a short bike tour. The length of the recorded route is almost identical, and the accuracy of the recording is at a similar level, making the Honor smartphone very well suited for navigation tasks.

GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: turning point
GNSS test route: turning point
GNSS test route: overview
GNSS test route: overview

Phone Functions and Voice Quality

In terms of phone functions, the Honor Magic5 Pro supports VoLTE and WLAN calls, but SIP Konen management is not implemented in the system. The smartphone is also dual SIM capable and can either use two Nano SIMs or an eSIM instead. You can also combine eSIM and a Nano SIM, but dual eSIM is not possible.

Holding the phone to your ear, the voice quality is really good, and the Magic5 Pro also succeeds in suppressing surrounding noises very well. In speaker mode, the smartphone has only a minimal echo, but the volume could be louder.

A special function is the AI protected call, where the volume of the call is adjusted according to the noise level of the surroundings, thereby ensuring that the caller cannot be heard by others that are around, while still making sure that the user can be understood easily. 

Cameras - Three 50-MP sensors and 100x zoom

Selfie taken with the Honor Magic5 Pro
Selfie taken with the Honor Magic5 Pro

In front are two lenses behind the slightly larger display notch. One of them is a 12-MP camera and the other, the 3D sensor for the face recognition. Although the camera doesn't have an autofocus, it still succeeds in taking very attractive selfies, even under weaker light conditions. The portrait mode offers many setting options for the object, such as a softening mode or an adjustment of the face contours and skin tone. In addition, you can also deactivate the Bokeh mode. Even though that blurs the background very nicely, it has some difficulties with hair sticking out. Videos can be recorded in Ultra HD at 30 FPS.

The main camera offers a resolution of up to 50 MP and possesses a relatively large sensor area, even if those of the Vivo X90 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Pro are even larger. With the pixel binning process, four adjacent pixels are combined into one large pixel, resulting in 12.2-MP photos. You can choose among the 4:3, 1:1, and full screen image formats. Pictures taken in daylight impress with a balanced color composition without any exaggerated sharpening. In pictures taken in the dark, objects are brightened significantly, easily causing the details to look washed out. In this regard, Honor will probably still provide some improvements via updates.

The ultrawide-angle lens also offers a 50-MP resolution, delivering attractive pictures. The depth sharpness is rich in detail and convincing even in the edge areas. In addition, this lens is also handling macro recording. However, here the algorithm tends to even out some areas too much. It can also take some time, before the phone realizes that it has to switch. But the settings also offer a manual switching mode.

The third 50-MP lens of the group is a 3.5x zoom lens with optical image stabilization (OIS). Although the quality of the lens drops quickly in low light conditions, it still strikes a good figure in daylight, even with longer focal distances. While a maximum zoom level of 100x sounds pretty good, it hardly succeeds in taking attractive pictures. The image stabilization succeeds fairly well, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra still stays noticeably more composed when holding it in the hand, particularly with long focal lengths.

In summary, the Magic5 Pro succeeds in taking good to very good pictures, and the smartphone offers a very complete overall package that is additionally rounded by a high camera speed. Not only does the camera start up quickly, but the autofocus is also very fast, and the shutter release delay turns out very short.

In terms of recording videos, the Honor Magic5 Pro also offers some good features, being able to record videos in Ultra HD resolution at up to 60 FPS, if you use the 16:9 format. If you also want to record in HDR10+ or need the 21:9 format, you have to switch to filming mode, but then you can only choose among 24 and 30 FPS. In addition, a 10-bit LOG mode is also available. You can switch to ultrawide-angle during a recording, but zooming only works digitally with zoom levels up to 10x.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

HauptkameraHauptkameraUltraweitwinkel5-facher ZoomLow-Light

When recording our test chart under controlled light conditions, the picture looks attractive at first glance, but the details are slightly blurry.

The color reproduction is not exaggerated but presents the colors relatively naturally. Only bright red has a DeltaE > 10. However, the white balance could have been slightly brighter.

ColorChecker
6.8 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic5 Pro: 6.49 ∆E min: 1.6 - max: 12.53 ∆E
ColorChecker
19.4 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
21 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
31.6 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
33 ∆E
34.2 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic5 Pro: 26.29 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 35.6 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Plenty of accessories

The Magic5 Pro comes with a protective case and charger (photo: Daniel Schmidt).
The Magic5 Pro comes with a protective case and charger.

Honor offers a warranty of 24 months on the Magic5 Pro 24, which cannot be expanded or extended. However, Honor also offers an additional display protection in the first six months, with a maximum service charge of 65 Euros (~$71) if the display has to be replaced.

There are no compromises in the number of accessories, and the box of the smartphone includes a modular 66-Watt charger, a USB cable (Type-A to Type-C), a SIM tool, and a transparent TPU protective case.

Input Devices and Operation - The Magic5 Pro becomes even more secure

The capacitive touchscreen of the Honor Magic5 Pro recognizes up to 10 touch points simultaneously and offers very good sliding characteristics, particularly also with the protective foil above the screen. Inputs are recognized reliably and implemented accurately. There is also an optical fingerprint sensor in the display. Not only does it unlock the smartphone quickly, but it also shows very good recognition rates. Unfortunately, Honor doesn't use an ultrasound version of the fingerprint sensor anymore, as in the Magic4 Pro before.

Unlocking via 3D face recognition (ToF) succeeds even faster, while being no less safe. In order to improve the security further, the Magic5 Pro uses a so-called Discrete Security Chipset, which provides additional protection for passwords and biometric data, in order to ensure maximum privacy.

In addition to Google Assistant, the Yoyo Assistant is also included, handling app suggestions and enabling functions such as Magic Text. The knuckle gestures that we already know from previous models are available again, and otherwise Honor also offers a few additional features such as Multi Window or Smart Sensing, which can be activated in the settings. A mode for single-handed operation is also included.

 

Display - Bright OLED with LTPO and 2.160-Hz DC dimming

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Honor Magi5 Pro has a 6.81-inch display that ensures a high pixel density with an extended Full-HD resolution. The system can adjust the refresh rate dynamically between 1 and 120 Hz, but you can also set this manually to 60, 90, or 120 Hz in the settings. Aside from Dolby Vision, all the usual HDR standards are supported.

The display brightness is very high with a pure white display and activated brightness sensor, reaching a very bright 1,289 cd/m² on average. With an even distribution of light and dark areas (APL18), this value doesn't increase much higher, reaching only 1,439 cd/m², which is significantly lower than the promised top brightness of 1,800 cd/m². If you adjust the brightness manually, up to 794 cd/m² are available.

In our measurement with the oscilloscope, we see only a constant flickering at 120 Hz. Behind this is some powerful DC dimming at 2,160 Hz, so that the eyes of the users should be protected as much as possible from the typical OLED flickering.

1305
cd/m²
1289
cd/m²
1278
cd/m²
1302
cd/m²
1291
cd/m²
1262
cd/m²
1308
cd/m²
1293
cd/m²
1269
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1308 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1288.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.02 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 1291 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.7 | 0.55-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 2.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.4
98.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.28
Honor Magic5 Pro
OLED, 2848x1312, 6.81
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 3080x1440, 6.80
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Super Retina XDR OLED, 2796x1290, 6.70
Google Pixel 7 Pro
OLED, 3120x1440, 6.70
Xiaomi 13 Pro
OLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Honor Magic4 Pro
OLED, 2848x1312, 6.81
Screen
-4%
11%
21%
18%
11%
-21%
Brightness middle
1291
1117
-13%
1061
-18%
1022
-21%
1230
-5%
1020
-21%
956
-26%
Brightness
1289
1133
-12%
1057
-18%
1025
-20%
1244
-3%
1020
-21%
959
-26%
Brightness Distribution
96
97
1%
99
3%
99
3%
94
-2%
96
0%
94
-2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.7
2.2
-29%
1.3
24%
0.9
47%
1
41%
1
41%
2.4
-41%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.4
3.9
11%
3.1
30%
2.1
52%
2.8
36%
2.8
36%
5.2
-18%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.9
2.3
21%
1.6
45%
1.1
62%
1.8
38%
2.1
28%
3.3
-14%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.37 93%
2.19 100%
2.22 99%
2.24 98%
2.29 96%
2.26 97%
CCT
6472 100%
6572 99%
6511 100%
6650 98%
6446 101%
6502 100%
6804 96%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18889 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
maximum manual display brightness
100%

Measurements with fixed zoom level and various brightness settings

The color reproduction of the display can be very natural if you choose the right settings. For this, you need to select the Normal color mode and Standard color temperature in the display options. While you then won't be able to detect any color deviations with your bare eyes anymore, the white balance will also show a minimal green tint, although that won't be noticeable in daily operation. In the standard settings, the reproduction is cooler and the colors are more saturated, but the Magic5 Pro will then also cover the larger DCI P3 color space.

Grayscale (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Colors (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Colors (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: Normal; color temperature: Standard; target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6225 ms rise
↘ 0.5575 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.87 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.3795 ms rise
↘ 0.491 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.2 ms).

Outdoors, the Honor Magic5 Pro leaves an excellent impression with its display remaining easily readable in all light conditions. Even the annoying reflections remain within limits. 

Outdoors (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Outdoors (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

The viewing angle stability of the Magic5 Pro is very good. From steep viewing angles, we can detect only a minimal loss in brightness and color inversions are not noticeable.

Viewing angle stability of the Honor Magic5 Pro
Viewing angle stability of the Honor Magic5 Pro

Performance - The Magic5 Pro uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The Honor Magic5 Pro is run by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with 12 GB of LPDDR5x working memory. This promises a very high performance, which is also confirmed by our benchmark results to a large extent. However other smartphones with the same SoC are often slightly faster, which already leads us to suspect that Honor is unable to optimally dissipate the heat of the chip.

In the system benchmarks, the smartphone performs at the expected level, placing with the top group in PCMark and AnTuTu and only remaining behind the expectations in CrossMark. However, we cannot complain in everyday operation, since the system runs butter smooth.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1885 Points ∼100% +27%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1556 Points ∼83% +5%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1499 Points ∼80% +1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1486 Points ∼79%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1191 - 1499, n=11)
1457 Points ∼77% -2%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1328 Points ∼70% -11%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1226 Points ∼65% -17%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1048 Points ∼56% -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 1885, n=242, last 2 years)
822 Points ∼44% -45%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
5533 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5201 Points ∼94% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
5082 Points ∼92% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4192 - 5243, n=11)
5001 Points ∼90% +3%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
4846 Points ∼88%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4251 Points ∼77% -12%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3377 Points ∼61% -30%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3222 Points ∼58% -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 5538, n=242, last 2 years)
2637 Points ∼48% -46%
Geekbench 6
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1976 Points ∼100% +1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1952 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1753 - 2008, n=9)
1941 Points ∼98% -1%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1753 Points ∼89% -10%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1487 Points ∼75% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (188 - 2531, n=40, last 2 years)
1260 Points ∼64% -35%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5422 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4742 - 5702, n=9)
5342 Points ∼99% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
5221 Points ∼96% 0%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5208 Points ∼96%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3862 Points ∼71% -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 6460, n=40, last 2 years)
3374 Points ∼62% -35%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1277795 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1227867 - 1322448, n=11)
1275561 Points ∼100% +4%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1227867 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1226224 Points ∼96% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1073804 Points ∼84% -13%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
949107 Points ∼74% -23%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
940036 Points ∼74% -23%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
773857 Points ∼61% -37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1322448, n=163, last 2 years)
655899 Points ∼51% -47%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
17340 Points ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
15991 Points ∼92% +3%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15550 Points ∼90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (12471 - 19783, n=11)
15045 Points ∼87% -3%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
14789 Points ∼85% -5%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14283 Points ∼82% -8%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
11397 Points ∼66% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4780 - 28378, n=229, last 2 years)
10641 Points ∼61% -32%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1329 Points ∼100% +34%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1226 Points ∼92% +24%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1224 Points ∼92% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (778 - 1356, n=10)
1139 Points ∼86% +15%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1103 Points ∼83% +11%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1079 Points ∼81% +9%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
992 Points ∼75%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
886 Points ∼67% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1356, n=127, last 2 years)
795 Points ∼60% -20%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
9585 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
9091 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (7376 - 9585, n=10)
8688 Points ∼91% -9%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8164 Points ∼85% -15%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7567 Points ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7376 Points ∼77% -23%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
6164 Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9585, n=163, last 2 years)
5118 Points ∼53% -47%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
System
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
14275 Points ∼100% +5%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
13642 Points ∼96%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13412 Points ∼94% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (10786 - 14494, n=10)
12912 Points ∼90% -5%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10990 Points ∼77% -19%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
10786 Points ∼76% -21%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
9294 Points ∼65% -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=163, last 2 years)
8861 Points ∼62% -35%
Memory
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
10467 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
9075 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (6601 - 10821, n=10)
9058 Points ∼87% -13%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8777 Points ∼84% -16%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7806 Points ∼75% -25%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7232 Points ∼69% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=163, last 2 years)
5620 Points ∼54% -46%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5456 Points ∼52% -48%
Graphics
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
29649 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
28497 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (22837 - 30125, n=10)
26904 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
22986 Points ∼78% -22%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
21737 Points ∼73% -27%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
19247 Points ∼65% -35%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
16375 Points ∼55% -45%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 30125, n=163, last 2 years)
11138 Points ∼38% -62%
Web
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1994 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1960 Points ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1850 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1564 - 2001, n=10)
1818 Points ∼91% -9%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1758 Points ∼88% -12%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1739 Points ∼87% -13%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1665 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=163, last 2 years)
1448 Points ∼73% -27%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
80599 Points ∼100% +611%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
42662 Points ∼53% +276%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=111, last 2 years)
23156 Points ∼29% +104%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
16511 Points ∼20% +46%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15778 Points ∼20% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11338 - 16880, n=10)
15580 Points ∼19% +37%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
14572 Points ∼18% +29%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
11338 Points ∼14%
AImark - Score v3.x
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
39328 Points ∼100% +3006%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (941 - 157948, n=10)
16970 Points ∼43% +1240%
Average of class Smartphone
  (365 - 103259, n=41, last 2 years)
12152 Points ∼31% +860%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1354 Points ∼3% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1312 Points ∼3% +4%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1266 Points ∼3%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1008 Points ∼3% -20%

The high-end Adreno 740 GPU handles the graphics acceleration. In the benchmarks, this results in a similar picture as in the CPU performance, with only the differences being smaller here. Only in the onscreen tests, the frame rates are often capped at 60 frames per second.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3791 Points ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3784 Points ∼100% +5%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3595 Points ∼95%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
3196 Points ∼84% -11%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2768 Points ∼73% -23%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2585 Points ∼68% -28%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1807 Points ∼48% -50%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3843 Points ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3829 Points ∼100% +4%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3687 Points ∼96%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
3365 Points ∼88% -9%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2796 Points ∼73% -24%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2639 Points ∼69% -28%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1847 Points ∼48% -50%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14369 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13984 Points ∼97% +1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13827 Points ∼96%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
12367 Points ∼86% -11%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10982 Points ∼76% -21%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10317 Points ∼72% -25%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6721 Points ∼47% -51%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6293 Points ∼100% +1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6231 Points ∼99%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5857 Points ∼93% -6%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4672 Points ∼74% -25%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3801 Points ∼60% -39%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24707 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
23070 Points ∼93% -7%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20640 Points ∼84% -16%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18581 Points ∼75% -25%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10987 Points ∼44% -56%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14893 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14487 Points ∼97% -3%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13223 Points ∼89% -11%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9968 Points ∼67% -33%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8449 Points ∼57% -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼100% +140%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼83% +100%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps ∼83% +100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps ∼83% +100%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼83% +98%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼42% 0%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps ∼42%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
497 fps ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
492 fps ∼99% +4%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
472 fps ∼95%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
456 fps ∼92% -3%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
455 fps ∼92% -4%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
439 fps ∼88% -7%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps ∼51% -47%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼100% +140%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps ∼83% +100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
119 fps ∼83% +98%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps ∼80% +92%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
84 fps ∼58% +40%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼42% 0%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps ∼42%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
331 fps ∼100% +27%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
289 fps ∼87% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
261 fps ∼79% 0%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
260 fps ∼79%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
237 fps ∼72% -9%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
182 fps ∼55% -30%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
139 fps ∼42% -47%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼100% +98%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
109 fps ∼92% +82%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps ∼85% +68%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
91 fps ∼76% +52%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼50% 0%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps ∼50%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps ∼47% -7%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
222 fps ∼100% +8%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
206 fps ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
190 fps ∼86% -8%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
187 fps ∼84% -9%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
179 fps ∼81% -13%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps ∼68% -27%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps ∼45% -51%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps ∼100% +48%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
65 fps ∼73% +8%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
63 fps ∼71% +5%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps ∼67%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼65% -3%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼42% -38%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
126 fps ∼100% +1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
125 fps ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
123 fps ∼98% -2%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps ∼82% -18%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
98 fps ∼78% -22%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps ∼77% -22%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼54% -46%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps ∼88% +2%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
59 fps ∼87%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
54 fps ∼79% -8%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
51 fps ∼75% -14%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps ∼66% -24%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼41% -53%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
68 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67 fps ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps ∼90% -10%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼76% -24%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps ∼68% -32%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
41 fps ∼60% -40%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼46% -54%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps ∼100% +73%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
84 fps ∼81% +40%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
82 fps ∼79% +37%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼64% +12%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼58% 0%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps ∼58%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps ∼37% -37%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
157 fps ∼100% +28%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
157 fps ∼100% +28%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
133 fps ∼85% +8%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
123 fps ∼78%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼76% -3%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps ∼72% -8%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼48% -39%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps ∼100% +3%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
30 fps ∼97%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
28 fps ∼90% -7%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
23 fps ∼74% -23%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
23 fps ∼74% -23%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼71% -27%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14 fps ∼45% -53%

In the browser benchmarks with Chrome, the Magic5 Pro delivers mostly rather average results within its performance class. However, this is not noticeable in everyday operation, since websites load very fast.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
278.979 Points ∼100% +139%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Chrome 109)
159.102 Points ∼57% +36%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
137.873 Points ∼49% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (83 - 162.1, n=11)
130.9 Points ∼47% +12%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
117.894 Points ∼42% +1%
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
116.696 Points ∼42%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
98.153 Points ∼35% -16%
Average of class Smartphone (16.9 - 282, n=165, last 2 years)
85.3 Points ∼31% -27%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
77.337 Points ∼28% -34%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
371 runs/min ∼100% +234%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Chrome 109)
143 runs/min ∼39% +29%
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
111 runs/min ∼30%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
110.9 runs/min ∼30% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.9 - 151, n=10)
108.5 runs/min ∼29% -2%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
104 runs/min ∼28% -6%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
99.2 runs/min ∼27% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (13.3 - 375, n=154, last 2 years)
79.5 runs/min ∼21% -28%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
65.5 runs/min ∼18% -41%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
201 Points ∼100% +105%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
157 Points ∼78% +60%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Chrome 110)
145 Points ∼72% +48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (98 - 157, n=10)
127.1 Points ∼63% +30%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
101 Points ∼50% +3%
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
98 Points ∼49%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=85, last 2 years)
92.5 Points ∼46% -6%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
90 Points ∼45% -8%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
71 Points ∼35% -28%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
72024 Points ∼100% +81%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Chrome 109)
59214 Points ∼82% +49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (27938 - 60432, n=10)
45439 Points ∼63% +14%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
44245 Points ∼61% +11%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
42544 Points ∼59% +7%
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
39825 Points ∼55%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
37098 Points ∼52% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 74261, n=194, last 2 years)
29454 Points ∼41% -26%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
27730 Points ∼39% -30%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 10797, n=168, last 2 years)
1998 ms * ∼100% -104%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
1440.1 ms * ∼72% -47%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
1104 ms * ∼55% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (658 - 1773, n=10)
1029 ms * ∼52% -5%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
1011.5 ms * ∼51% -3%
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
981.4 ms * ∼49%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
690.6 ms * ∼35% +30%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Chrome 109)
685 ms * ∼34% +30%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
469.9 ms * ∼24% +52%

* ... smaller is better

The Honor Magic4 Pro possesses 512 GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The storage speed turns out correspondingly fast, at least in sequential reading and writing of data. With smaller data blocks, the smartphone performs below its potential.

Honor Magic5 ProSamsung Galaxy S23 UltraGoogle Pixel 7 ProXiaomi 13 ProMotorola Edge 30 UltraHonor Magic4 ProAverage 512 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-7%
-40%
33%
-5%
-17%
28%
-47%
Sequential Read 256KB
3344.12
3426.56
2%
1346.78
-60%
3587.83
7%
1717.77
-49%
1868.5
-44%
3762 ?(3344 - 4512, n=3)
12%
1180 ?(215 - 4512, n=235, last 2 years)
-65%
Sequential Write 256KB
2651.87
1389.84
-48%
874.73
-67%
2601.45
-2%
1363.58
-49%
1367.48
-48%
2864 ?(2652 - 3062, n=3)
8%
741 ?(13.6 - 3062, n=235, last 2 years)
-72%
Random Read 4KB
267.91
449.77
68%
219.01
-18%
387.72
45%
349.08
30%
268.76
0%
372 ?(268 - 450, n=3)
39%
207 ?(22.2 - 543, n=235, last 2 years)
-23%
Random Write 4KB
298.31
152.92
-49%
253.18
-15%
546.98
83%
446.25
50%
366.13
23%
459 ?(298 - 572, n=3)
54%
217 ?(13 - 572, n=236, last 2 years)
-27%

Games - PUBG Mobile at up to 90 FPS

The Adreno 740 offers more than sufficient performance for all the games from the Play Store and in addition supports all the current graphics connections. However, we can still see a few limitations in the Honor Magic5 Pro.

But this isn't the case in PUBG Mobile. The shooter game runs absolutely free from any stutters in all the graphics settings. In Ultra-HD mode, this means a stable 40 FPS, and if you reduce the settings to a minimum, you even get 90 FPS. World of Tanks likewise doesn't show any stutters at any time and can be run in all its glory, but the 120-FPS option is unfortunately not available. We tested both games using GameBench.

In addition, the Honor offers a so-called Game Manager in its system, which includes a few comfort functions. However, screen recordings are only created at the slightly peculiar resolution of 1,280 x 588 pixels.

Honor Game Manager
Honor Game Manager
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
World of Tanks
World of Tanks
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Honor Magic5 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.5.0: Ø88.8 (85-91)
Honor Magic5 Pro; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.5.0: Ø59 (53-61)
Honor Magic5 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 2.5.0: Ø39.7 (37-41)
Honor Magic5 Pro; World of Tanks Blitz; 9.8.0.690: Ø60 (59-60)

Emissions - Honor smartphone with weak SoC cooling

Temperatures

During idle operation, the Honor Magic5 Pro remains comfortably cool at all times. Under load, it gets noticeably warmer, without ever getting too hot at a maximum of 34 °C (93 °F).

We already saw some indications in the benchmarks, and the stress test of 3DMark Wild Life (Extreme) then confirms that the performance doesn't remain stable over long time periods. In all three scenarios, the performance of the Honor smartphone drops by at least 50% of its original value. Until now, this has not been the case for any other smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that we tested. While this is not noticeable in system operation or while gaming, it also explains the FPS limit in World of Tanks. 

Max. Load
 33.9 °C
93 F
31.8 °C
89 F
34 °C
93 F
 
 32.4 °C
90 F
31.3 °C
88 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 32.3 °C
90 F
32 °C
90 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
30.8 °C
87 F
30.8 °C
87 F
30.8 °C
87 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30.7 °C
87 F
30.6 °C
87 F
30.2 °C
86 F
30.6 °C
87 F
31.6 °C
89 F
Maximum: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.2 °C = 81 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.7 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 32.6 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 34.9 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.6 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.7 °C / 89 F, compared to the device average of 32.6 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
83.1 % ∼100% +104%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
80.1 % ∼96% +96%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
69 % ∼83% +69%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.9 % ∼82% +66%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65.3 % ∼79% +60%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.6 % ∼72% +46%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
40.8 % ∼49%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
88.2 % ∼100% +88%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75.6 % ∼86% +61%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
66.7 % ∼76% +42%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63.1 % ∼72% +35%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62.6 % ∼71% +33%
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
58.7 % ∼67% +25%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
46.9 % ∼53%
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Honor Magic5 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø18.3 (10.4-22.2)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø16.8 (13.5-23)
Honor Magic5 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø56.7 (31.6-77.5)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø60 (53.6-77.7)
Honor Magic5 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø76.6 (37.1-83.4)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø72.7 (55.1-86.1)

Speakers

The Honor Magic5 Pro offers an attractive pair of speakers that ensure a good sound output including DTS:X. While the mids could be slightly more present, this isn't very noticeable at medium volume levels.

Those who want to connect headphones or speakers to the smartphone can use the USB port for wired connections or Bluetooth 5.2 for a wireless connection. Unfortunately, there is no readout of the audio-codec support, but using headphones with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC worked without any problems.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs202935.32525.334.93125.7354026.724.55029.336.16321.130.38017.8211001727.812513.13716012.651.820011.752.525011.154.13151256.140010.958.350011.964.363010.459.18009.765.9100010.774.6125011.973.9160011.172.2200011.777250012.377.7315013.578400012.573.1500012.671.5630013.369.1800013.670.51000014.171.11250013.570.21600013.270.5SPL24.486N0.561.7median 12.3median 70.2Delta1.18.233.834.727.935.324.334.828.240.536.739.422.237.525.442.32144.318.648.315.458.615.159.213.161126112.76211.868.212.967.310.473.413.374.813.27812.179.312.279.912.982.314.88115.882.516.182.614.479.613.680.413.578.614.473.51570.225.991.80.789.6median 13.5median 73.51.19.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor Magic5 ProSamsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor Magic5 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 26% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 20% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 75% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - 5,100 mAh for long runtimes

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Honor Magic5 Pro is at a low level, and it was improved particularly at maximum brightness.

In our tests at an adjusted display brightness (150 cd/m²), the Honor smartphone presents itself as efficient, with the consumption only being fairly high during idle operation. Using the included 66-Watt charger, the battery can be completely recharged within 47 minutes, reaching the 50% mark already after 16, and 80% after 32 minutes. While this is still very fast, Honor has reduced the charging performance compared to the predecessor (100 watts) here. On the other hand, you can still use wireless charging at up to 50 watts, and reverse charging is also supported.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.91 / 1.63 / 1.67 Watt
Load midlight 2.61 / 4.57 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Honor Magic5 Pro
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
5000 mAh
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
4323 mAh
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 13 Pro
4820 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
4610 mAh
Honor Magic4 Pro
4600 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-11%
-11%
-8%
-18%
-2%
-42%
-24%
-22%
Idle Minimum *
0.91
0.9
1%
0.61
33%
0.78
14%
1.02
-12%
0.74
19%
0.87
4%
1.005 ?(0.7 - 2.37, n=10)
-10%
0.884 ?(0.12 - 2.37, n=172, last 2 years)
3%
Idle Average *
1.63
1.05
36%
1.7
-4%
1.61
1%
1.36
17%
1.84
-13%
2.04
-25%
1.422 ?(0.8 - 1.98, n=10)
13%
1.485 ?(0.65 - 2.98, n=172, last 2 years)
9%
Idle Maximum *
1.67
1.1
34%
1.73
-4%
1.63
2%
1.58
5%
1.86
-11%
2.26
-35%
1.585 ?(1.13 - 2.04, n=10)
5%
1.699 ?(0.69 - 3.11, n=172, last 2 years)
-2%
Load Average *
2.61
3.99
-53%
3.85
-48%
3.29
-26%
4.29
-64%
2.75
-5%
4.97
-90%
4.37 ?(2.61 - 10, n=10)
-67%
4.27 ?(2.1 - 10, n=172, last 2 years)
-64%
Load Maximum *
4.57
7.82
-71%
5.94
-30%
6.01
-32%
6.15
-35%
4.54
1%
7.46
-63%
7.35 ?(4.57 - 13.7, n=10)
-61%
7.08 ?(3.56 - 13.7, n=172, last 2 years)
-55%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Honor Magic5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.4: Ø5.72 (1.004-11.4)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Geekbench 5.4: Ø6.7 (1.089-14.7)
Honor Magic5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.325 (1.182-2.72)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.938 (0.899-1.321)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Honor Magic5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø10.5 (9.88-11)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø11.6 (10.3-12.7)
Honor Magic5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.325 (1.182-2.72)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.938 (0.899-1.321)

Battery Life

With its powerful 5,100 mAh battery, the Honor Magic5 Pro offers a long battery life, surpassing most of its competitors. But particularly during video reproduction, the Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max still last significantly longer.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
43h 00min
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 111)
17h 54min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
20h 49min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 36min
Honor Magic5 Pro
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
5000 mAh
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
4323 mAh
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 13 Pro
4820 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
4610 mAh
Honor Magic4 Pro
4600 mAh
Battery Runtime
14%
27%
-28%
-18%
-5%
-16%
Reader / Idle
2580
2139
-17%
3473
35%
1210
-53%
1509
-42%
2206
-14%
1346
-48%
H.264
1249
1543
24%