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Honor Magic6 Pro review - The smartphone with magical battery life

Magical high-end alternative. The Honor Magic6 Pro is the manufacturer's premium smartphone and offers a strong overall package in terms of performance, display, battery life and cameras. However, we did find a few small stumbling blocks on the way to happiness. Find out everything in the test.

The Honor Magic6 Pro is the successor to the Magic5 Pro, which impressed last year and only revealed a few weaknesses. These included rather mediocre SoC cooling, the lack of UWB, and the absence of 6 GHz WLAN.

The Magic6 Pro has a fresh design and a faster processor and also offers many other functions that a high-end smartphone should have. The focus is particularly on the super-bright display, the powerful camera setup, which uses a periscope zoom with 180 MP for the first time, and the large battery with silicon-carbon technology.

The Honor Magic6 Pro is only launching in Europe in one storage version (12/512 GB) with a recommended retail price of EUR 1,300.

Honor Magic6 Pro (Magic6 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
6.80 inch 19.69:9, 2800 x 1280 pixel 453 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, NanoCrystal Shield, 4320 Hz PWM-Dimming, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 486.57 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Rotation, Gyroscope, Barometer, geomagnetic Sensor, 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 5.3, 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, 42, 66, 71), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 75, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 162.5 x 75.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.4 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5600 mAh Lithium-Ion, Silicon-Carbon (2. Gen)
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (1/1.3", f/1.4-2.0, OIS) + 50 MPix (Ultra Wide / Macro, 122°, 2.5 cm, f/2.0, AF) + 180 MPix (2.5x opt. Zoom, f/2.6, OIS); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 50 MPix (f/2.0, FF) + 3D-ToF
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, MagicOS 8.0, 24 Months Warranty, HDR: HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision; DRM Widevine L1, fanless, waterproof
Weight
229 g ( = 8.08 oz / 0.5 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1300 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
90.6 %
03/2024
Honor Magic6 Pro
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
229 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"2800x1280
91.1 %
03/2024
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750
232 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"3120x1440
89 %
12/2023
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7
213 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2992x1344
90.7 %
10/2023
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU
187 g128 GB NVMe6.10"2556x1179
89.8 %
01/2024
Xiaomi 14
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
193 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.36"2670x1200

Case - Magic6 Pro with NanoCrystal Shield

The Honor Magic6 Pro is available in Black and Epi-Green. Compared to its predecessor, it is ten grams heavier, slightly narrower, and taller. However, it still feels good in the hand.

The build quality is impressive. Although the high-gloss aluminum frame is susceptible to fingerprints, it gives the Honor smartphone a high level of stability. No cracking or creaking can be heard when trying to twist it. Honors NanoCrystal Shield is used as the protective glass, which promises ten times the shatter resistance of conventional glass. Honor claims that it can withstand drops from a height of 1.5 meters onto a rough surface (e.g. asphalt) or even from two meters onto a wooden surface without damage. The gaps are narrow and even.

The Magic6 Pro is also IP68-certified against the ingress of dust and water. It is, therefore, both dustproof and waterproof.

Size comparison

162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.77 mm / 0.3453 inch 219 g0.4828 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 229 g0.505 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 213 g0.4696 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 79 mm / 3.11 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 232 g0.511 lbs152.8 mm / 6.02 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs146.6 mm / 5.77 inch 70.6 mm / 2.78 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 187 g0.4123 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - USB 3.2 and an IR blaster

The Magic6 Pro has a fast USB 3.2 port (Gen. 1), which can also use external peripherals and storage media thanks to USB OTG. The latter can be formatted with FAT, FAT32, exFAT, or NTFS. In the copy test with an external hard disk (Samsung 980 Pro in an Asus ROG Strix Arion, USB 3.2 Gen. 2), the Honor smartphone achieved an average of 249.78 MB/s. Wired image transfer is also possible on the port, including an optional desktop mode.

Both Miracast and Cast+ are supported for wireless image transmission. In addition to NFC, an IR transmitter is integrated at the top of the Magic6 Pro, which can be used to remotely control compatible devices such as televisions, receivers, air conditioning systems, or cameras.

However, there is still no ultra-wideband chip (UWB), and Bluetooth 5.3 is not the latest version either, meaning that modern Bluetooth LE and the LC3 codec are missing. Auracast is also not yet integrated into the system.

Top: speaker, IR blaster, microphone
Top: speaker, IR blaster, microphone
Left:
Left:
Right: volume, power
Right: volume, power
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM

Software - MagicOS 8.0 and five years of updates

The Magic6 Pro comes with Google Android 14, over which Honor runs its own MagicOS 8.0 user interface (UI). AI functions are also at the heart of Honor - in particular the so-called Magic Portal (see video below). This allows content on the display to be dragged and dropped to the edge of the screen, and the system suggests suitable apps based on the selected content. An address from an email or browser can be dragged to Google Maps for immediate navigation. Photos, on the other hand, can be dragged directly to suitable social media apps or sales platforms. This already works very well in everyday life and saves time.

A local LLM (Large Language Model), which is based on Llama 2, will be delivered later via an update. This works similarly to ChatGPT and Co. but does not require a cloud connection. The eye control shown at the MWC is also not yet final but will also be available via an update.

In addition to the usual system apps, Honor also installs a few third-party apps such as Facebook, TikTok, and WPS Office, but these can all be uninstalled. The Magic6 Pro will be supplied with security patches for five years monthly. The smartphone will also receive a total of four major updates, i.e. up to Android 18.

Communication and GNSS - Wi-Fi 7, but without 6 GHz band

Mobile internet users have a broad frequency band portfolio at their disposal, and with 5G Sub6, the latest standard is also supported.

The same can be said regarding Wi-Fi, as the Magic6 Pro supports Wi-Fi 7 (IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, be), but only in dual-band operation at 2.4 and 5.0 GHz. The Honor smartphone does not support the fast 6.0 GHz band with less interference. The transfer rates to our reference router Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 are comparatively low since the Magic6 Pro can only use Wi-Fi 6 at best with this model.

We then used a TP-Link Archer BE800 to test the connection with Wi-Fi 7 in the 5 GHz range. The stability is similarly high, and the smartphone achieves significantly higher data rates with an average of 1,638 MBit/s (sending) and 1,643 MBit/s (receiving). At the peak, even up to 1,966 MBit/s were possible when sending.

Networking
Honor Magic6 Pro
iperf3 receive AXE11000
806 (min: 404) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
904 (min: 308) MBit/s ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
iperf3 receive AXE11000
801 (min: 397) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
556 (min: 253) MBit/s ∼32%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1553 (min: 815) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1461 (min: 1284) MBit/s ∼84%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
iperf3 receive AXE11000
897 (min: 870) MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
892 (min: 333) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1468 (min: 1069) MBit/s ∼84%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1467 (min: 1304) MBit/s ∼84%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1449 (min: 1287) MBit/s ∼83%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1198 (min: 1116) MBit/s ∼69%
Xiaomi 14
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1623 (min: 1502) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1716 (min: 1119) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1738 (min: 1597) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1737 (min: 873) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
652 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼40%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
687 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼40%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1529 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼88%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1362 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼78%
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Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1738 (1597-1857)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1705 (873-1765)
Honor Magic6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø792 (404-816)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1622 (1502-1707)
Honor Magic6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø904 (308-988)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1716 (1119-1807)
GPS test: outdoors
outdoors
GPS test: in the building
in the building

Outdoors, the Magic6 Pro locates its user very quickly and precisely. Indoors, it takes a little longer but accuracy is still decent.

On a bike ride, we compare the accuracy of the route tracking with the Garmin Venu 2 fitness smartwatch. Neither device works flawlessly, but they are very close to each other, and the Honor smartphone is even slightly more accurate at the turning point. It also delivers very accurate altitude values.

GNSS test drive: Circumnavigation of the lake
GNSS test drive: Circumnavigation of the lake
GNSS test drive: Turning point
GNSS test drive: Turning point
GNSS test drive: Summary
GNSS test drive: Summary

Phone functions and voice quality

The Honor Magic6 Pro supports dual messenger apps, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calls and can accommodate two nanoSIM cards. The second SIM can be deactivated in favor of an eSIM, 5G is available for both active SIMs, but the mobile data cannot be switched automatically if the reception with one SIM is poor.

The voice quality is very natural when held to the ear, and most ambient noise is reliably filtered out, even with more intrusive noise. The loudspeaker mode delivers an appealing quality and also a long microphone range. Even at a distance of almost four meters from the smartphone, we were still easy to understand but then sounded a little tinny.

Cameras - Many possibilities with three times 50 MP plus 180 MP

Selfie with the Honor Magic6 Pro
Selfie with the Honor Magic6 Pro

The front camera of the Honor Magic6 Pro has a generous 50 MPix resolution and uses pixel binning so that the finished photos are around 12 MPix in size. Videos can be recorded in Ultra HD with up to 30 FPS and Full HD with up to 60 FPS. Despite the lack of autofocus, the images are very well-balanced and can even impress in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

All of the Magic6 Pro's sensors come from OmniVision and, according to Honor, were developed in an exclusive collaboration. The main sensor works with 50 MP resolution and can rely on optical image stabilization (OIS). The variable aperture can automatically switch between f/1.4 and f/2.0 to optimally adapt to the lighting conditions. The results are impressive. In daylight, the Magic6 Pro impresses with rich contrasts and an appealing dynamic range. In low light, comparatively good shots are also possible, although the Pixel 8 Pro achieves even clearer contours in night mode. In return, we find the tuning more harmonious thanks to the warmer white balance. A special sports mode is also integrated for moving subjects, which not only works with particularly fast shutter speeds but also captures images before the shutter button is pressed in order to create an image that is as dynamic and sharp as possible using an algorithm. This works quite well with people, but smaller objects are more difficult to capture.

Macro shots
Macro shots
Macro shots
Macro shots

The ultra-wide angle can also fall back on a generous 50 MP and also offers a macro function. Honor also uses pixel binning here, which does not always benefit the photos, as they can become muddy at the edges, and the sharpness in the center of the image is not optimal. This should be improved again with an update.

In fact, the brand-new periscope camera is also macro-capable and delivers a record-breaking 180 MP with 2.5x optical magnification, including OIS. Even 100x magnification is possible digitally. The optical imaging performance is really good and even at 5x hybrid zoom, the Magic6 Pro still delivers convincing results, but the quality drops sharply starting from 10x magnification, where a Galaxy S24 Ultra is visibly better. Nevertheless, the results can be quite useful for social media or for making distant objects legible. Although the image stabilization is very effective, it tends to be jerky at longer focal lengths.

13 mm (opt.)
13 mm (opt.)
27 mm (opt.)
27 mm (opt.)
68 mm (opt.)
68 mm (opt.)
135 mm (digital)
135 mm (digital)
270 mm (digital)
1350 mm (digital)
2700 mm (digital)
2700 mm (digital)

At best, the Honor cell phone records videos in Ultra HD with up to 60 FPS, including HDR. If you want to use the super night mode, this is reduced to 24 FPS. In movie mode, it is also possible to record LOG videos with an increased dynamic range, but these must be post-processed in any case. However, this can also be done directly on the Magic6 Pro. However, Honor cheats with the optional 21:9 format. Instead of adding more pixels in width, the image height is simply reduced so that the supposed 4K recording only uses 3,840 x 1,644 instead of 5,120 x 2,160 pixels. As such, the recording quality is really good.

Mode Aspect ratios Resolution
Photo Full, 1:1, 4:3 12 / 50 MP
Pro (RAW/JPG-L) 4:3 50 MP
Pro (JPG) Full, 1:1, 4:3 12 MP
Video 16:9, 21:9 HD (30/60 FPS), Full HD (30/60 FPS), Ultra HD (30/60 FPS)
Film 16:9, 21:9 Full HD (24/30/60 FPS), Ultra HD (24/30/60 FPS)
Slow motion 16:9 Full HD (120 / 240 FPS)

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.

Main cameraMain cameraUltra wide-angle5x ZoomLow-Light

Under controlled lighting conditions, the Honor Magic6 Pro delivers a very balanced and uniform sharpness. The ColorChecker shows higher DeltaE deviations, particularly in the blue tones, which lead to a strong saturation. The grayscale is also slightly too dark and too warm.

ColorChecker
12.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic6 Pro: 11.43 ∆E min: 6.8 - max: 16.27 ∆E
ColorChecker
18 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
32.9 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
17 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
31.8 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic6 Pro: 24.27 ∆E min: 12.33 - max: 36.41 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Magic6 Pro comes without a power adapter

The scope of delivery of the Magic6 Pro only includes a USB cable (Type-A to Type-C) and a SIM tool. A power adapter must be purchased as an option.

Suitable power adapters that support the fast charging standard of the Honor smartphone are available from 17 euros. Suitable cases also start in this price range.

The Magic6 Pro comes with a 24-month warranty in Germany.

Input devices & operation - Still with 3D face recognition

The Magic6 Pro's capacitive touchscreen is protected by a factory-installed film. Although its gliding properties are also good, the glass surface is even better. Inputs are always implemented quickly and precisely.

Biometric security is ensured by an optical fingerprint scanner in the display. Its recognition rates are very good, and the smartphone is unlocked quickly. Alternatively, or additionally, 3D facial recognition is available via the front camera and the adjacent ToF sensor, which does not require any compromises in terms of speed or security. Both the user's finger and facial data are stored locally on the smartphone and protected by the dedicated Honor S1 security chipset.

The linear vibration motor provides crisp and noticeable haptic feedback and is not too loud. The Magic6 Pro also offers knuckle gestures, a one-hand mode, touchless gestures, and much more.

Display - 5,000 cd/m² is rarely possible

RGGB subpixel structure
RGGB subpixel structure
Flickering at minimum brightness
Flickering at minimum brightness
Flickering at 10 % brightness
Flickering at 10 % brightness

The 6.8-inch LTPO OLED display of the Honor Magic6 Pro offers an extended Full HD resolution and can dynamically adjust the refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz. With Dolby Vision, it now supports all modern HDR standards.

As expected, the brightness also increases compared to its predecessor and now reaches an average of 1508 cd/m² in a pure white display with the ambient light sensor activated, which is in line with the manufacturer's specifications. In the APL18 measurement, the brightness in the center of the screen drops to 1,445 cd/m², and we cannot measure more than 1,385 cd/m² with YouTube HDR playback - a far cry from the proclaimed peak brightness of 5,000 cd/m². When asked, Honor confirmed that this is the peak brightness for HDR photos.

If you adjust the brightness manually, up to 778 cd/m² is available. The minimum brightness is quite low, but 2.59 cd/m² can still be quite bright, especially in the dark. An optional circadian night display is available in the settings, which controls the color temperature of the display to reduce eye strain.

The high-frequency PWM dimming with up to 4,320 Hz is in the same vein, although it only reaches its full performance from a manual display brightness of around 15 percent. This is significantly lower at minimum brightness in particular, and we can also detect low-frequency flickering with a high amplitude at 360 Hz. We can rule out temporal dithering as the cause. This is probably a comparatively high-frequency black frame insertion (BFI), which is used to reduce motion blur and protect the display against burn-in. In the series of measurements with a fixed zoom level, the amplitude curve at minimum brightness looks quite flat, but this is due to the scaling; an enlarged version of the amplitude at 15 percent can be seen in the info box. For sensitive people, discomfort cannot be completely ruled out, but it will be difficult to find an OLED that is easier on the eyes.

1517
cd/m²
1511
cd/m²
1412
cd/m²
1579
cd/m²
1575
cd/m²
1428
cd/m²
1591
cd/m²
1535
cd/m²
1427
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1591 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1508.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.59 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 1575 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.7 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Honor Magic6 Pro
OLED, 2800x1280, 6.80
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3120x1440, 6.80
Google Pixel 8 Pro
OLED, 2992x1344, 6.70
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Super Retina XDR OLED, 2556x1179, 6.10
Xiaomi 14
OLED, 2670x1200, 6.36
Honor Magic5 Pro
OLED, 2848x1312, 6.81
Screen
-27%
11%
16%
5%
-10%
Brightness middle
1575
1317
-16%
1510
-4%
1092
-31%
1043
-34%
1291
-18%
Brightness
1508
1365
-9%
1467
-3%
1086
-28%
1052
-30%
1289
-15%
Brightness Distribution
89
94
6%
92
3%
99
11%
96
8%
96
8%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.7
3.4
-100%
1.1
35%
0.91
46%
1.1
35%
1.7
-0%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.9
5
-28%
3.8
3%
1.95
50%
2.8
28%
4.4
-13%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.4
2.8
-17%
1.7
29%
1.3
46%
1.9
21%
2.9
-21%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2 110%
2.23 99%
2.215 99%
2.23 99%
2.28 96%
CCT
6398 102%
6458 101%
6670 97%
6481 100%
6740 96%
6472 100%

* ... 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 360 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 360 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 360 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17788 (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 %

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

We use a photo spectrometer and the Calman analysis software to check how naturally the Magic6 Pro display can show colors. We get the best result in the Natural color mode with the preset standard color temperature.

The panel is generally well calibrated, but there is a slight green cast in the grayscale, and the light skin tones can show visible deviations. However, this is not disturbing in everyday use.

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
1.28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6765 ms rise
↘ 0.607 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. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.51 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6415 ms rise
↘ 0.8695 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

For outdoor use, the Honor Magic 6 Pro has sufficient brightness reserves to remain easy to read even on sunny days. At most, reflections on the display can be annoying.

Magic6 Pro outdoors
Magic6 Pro outdoors

The viewing angle stability of the Honor Magic6 Pro is good. The brightness drops slightly at flat viewing angles, and there is a faint blue-greenish color cast.

Viewing angles Honor Magic6 Pro
Viewing angles Honor Magic6 Pro

Performance - Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the Magic6 Pro

With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 the Honor Magic6 Pro uses the most powerful SoC from Qualcomm. It has access to 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM. Like other Honor smartphones, this one also has a performance mode. In Geekbench, however, the differences are only minimal; at best, a few percent more performance can be teased out here for GPU-heavy tasks.

In the benchmarks, the Magic6 Pro is at the expected level and delivers consistently good results. This applies in particular to AImark, in which the Honor phone is the only smartphone we have tested to date that achieves the specified score from Qualcomm.

The system performance is above average and shines in everyday use with a smooth display.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
2138 Points +29%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1716 Points +4%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1684 Points +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1575 - 1702, n=10)
1672 Points +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1654 Points
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1486 Points -10%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1274 Points -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=214, last 2 years)
914 Points -45%
Multi-Core
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
6426 Points +4%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6307 Points +2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6157 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (5393 - 6543, n=10)
6103 Points -1%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
5305 Points -14%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
4846 Points -21%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
3624 Points -41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=214, last 2 years)
3002 Points -51%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
2900 Points +36%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
2287 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (2127 - 2329, n=13)
2230 Points +5%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2144 Points +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2127 Points
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1985 Points -7%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1769 Points -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=112, last 2 years)
1373 Points -35%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
7200 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
7102 Points +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (6426 - 7501, n=13)
6948 Points +3%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6914 Points +2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6765 Points
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5119 Points -24%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
4538 Points -33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=112, last 2 years)
3804 Points -44%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
18672 Points +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (15343 - 21628, n=12)
18539 Points +2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
18155 Points
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
17620 Points -3%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15550 Points -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=213, last 2 years)
11876 Points -35%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
11824 Points -35%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2050639 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1624507 - 2162423, n=11)
2005548 Points -2%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1980553 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1837994 Points -10%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
1505982 Points -27%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1398472 Points -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (281399 - 2162423, n=53, last 2 years)
1245321 Points -39%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1113506 Points -46%
CrossMark - Overall
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1474 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1443 Points -2%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
1402 Points -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1043 - 1474, n=8)
1227 Points -17%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1165 Points -21%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
992 Points -33%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
935 Points -37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=164, last 2 years)
842 Points -43%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
10480 Points
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
10370 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8165 - 10966, n=10)
10195 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
9696 Points -7%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
9585 Points -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=163, last 2 years)
5862 Points -44%
System
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
16475 Points +10%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
15741 Points +5%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
14961 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8611 - 15935, n=10)
14165 Points -5%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
13642 Points -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=163, last 2 years)
9816 Points -34%
Memory
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
11252 Points +2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
11039 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8937 - 12716, n=10)
10983 Points -1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
10467 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
10389 Points -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=163, last 2 years)
6368 Points -42%
Graphics
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
35448 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (29938 - 39727, n=10)
34758 Points -2%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
31876 Points -10%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
29649 Points -16%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
27905 Points -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=163, last 2 years)
14624 Points -59%
Web
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2060 Points
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2048 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1661 - 2145, n=10)
2015 Points -2%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1994 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1815 Points -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=163, last 2 years)
1509 Points -27%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
27018 Points +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=148, last 2 years)
21505 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
18852 Points +4%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
18370 Points +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
18147 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (13873 - 18370, n=10)
16833 Points -7%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
11338 Points -38%
AImark - Score v3.x
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
245629 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1381 - 245629, n=9)
108185 Points -56%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
31531 Points -87%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=107, last 2 years)
17669 Points -93%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1518 Points -99%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1381 Points -99%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1266 Points -99%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1109 Points -100%
Geekbench ML
0.6 TensorFlow Lite NNAPI
Average of class Smartphone
  (378 - 3410, n=8, last 2 years)
894 Points +35%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
678 Points +2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
663 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (378 - 663, n=4)
511 Points -23%
0.6 TensorFlow Lite GPU
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1478 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1070 - 1478, n=4)
1264 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1254 Points -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (978 - 1478, n=8, last 2 years)
1185 Points -20%
0.6 TensorFlow Lite CPU
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1317 Points +2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1292 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1141 - 1342, n=4)
1239 Points -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (509 - 1342, n=8, last 2 years)
1129 Points -13%

The Adreno 750 delivers high performance and is currently probably the fastest smartphone GPU. In the modern Vulkan benchmarks, the Magic6 Pro delivers very good results in performance mode and can actually generate a few more frames than the competition. This advantage does not come into play with the older OpenGL ES API.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5167 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4804 Points -7%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4729 Points -8%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
3815 Points -26%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3595 Points -30%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2410 Points -53%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5177 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5040 Points -3%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4744 Points -8%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
4239 Points -18%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3687 Points -29%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2422 Points -53%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
20068 Points +3%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
19545 Points
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
19319 Points -1%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
15577 Points -20%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13827 Points -29%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8922 Points -54%
3DMark / Solar Bay Score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8677 Points
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8264 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7510 Points -13%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
6827 Points -21%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5329 Points -39%
3DMark / Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8689 Points 0%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8679 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8620 Points -1%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
5946 Points -31%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5271 Points -39%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7939 Points +15%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7451 Points +8%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6883 Points
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6231 Points -9%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5044 Points -27%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
32235 Points +33%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
29081 Points +20%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24707 Points +2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24304 Points
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13743 Points -43%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
19187 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
17677 Points +14%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
15555 Points
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14893 Points -4%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9935 Points -36%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps +1%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -50%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
549 fps +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
544 fps
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
538 fps -1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
472 fps -13%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
350.2 fps -36%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
348 fps -36%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps +1%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -50%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
339 fps +4%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
331 fps +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
327 fps
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
260 fps -20%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
209.2 fps -36%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
174 fps -47%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
117 fps -2%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps -4%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -50%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
264 fps +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
261 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
247 fps -5%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
206 fps -21%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
147.7 fps -43%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps -57%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
110 fps +9%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
101 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
83 fps -18%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps -30%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -41%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -41%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
162 fps
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
156 fps -4%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
142 fps -12%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
125 fps -23%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
111.2 fps -31%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps -54%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
93 fps +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
92 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
72 fps -22%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps -32%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -35%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
59 fps -36%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
90 fps
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
84 fps -7%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
71 fps -21%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
68 fps -24%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -33%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps -59%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps +1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
114 fps -5%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
91 fps -24%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps -50%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
228 fps
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
207 fps -9%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
187 fps -18%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
124 fps -46%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
123 fps -46%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98 fps -57%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
42 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
40 fps -5%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
38 fps -10%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
30 fps -29%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
19.6 fps -53%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
16 fps -62%

Surfing the web feels smooth, but the results in the benchmarks with the pre-installed Chrome browser are rather average and sometimes even worse than on the Magic5 Pro.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 15 Pro (Chrome 117)
351.1 Points +200%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
215.569 Points +84%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
209.919 Points +79%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (69.2 - 241, n=13)
158.3 Points +35%
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
117.078 Points
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
116.696 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=169, last 2 years)
107.9 Points -8%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
105.175 Points -10%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
196 Points +75%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
195 Points +74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (112 - 196, n=10)
158.8 Points +42%
Honor Magic6 Pro
112 Points
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
103 Points -8%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
101 Points -10%
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
98 Points -12%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 15 Pro (Chrome 117)
89112 Points +139%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
72011 Points +93%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
68454 Points +84%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (25953 - 70135, n=12)
52801 Points +42%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
49506 Points +33%
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
39825 Points +7%
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
37221 Points
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=214, last 2 years)
33533 Points -10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=169, last 2 years)
1547 ms * -34%
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
1153.9 ms *
Honor Magic5 Pro (Chrome 111)
981.4 ms * +15%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
840.2 ms * +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (624 - 1154, n=11)
800 ms * +31%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
623.9 ms * +46%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
599 ms * +48%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro (Chrome 117)
388.1 ms * +66%

* ... smaller is better

The integrated UFS 4.0 memory is not only fast, but also has an extremely fast connection. In contrast, the competition seems slow in places, even with the same type of memory.

Honor Magic6 ProSamsung Galaxy S24 UltraGoogle Pixel 8 ProXiaomi 14Honor Magic5 ProAverage 512 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-31%
-70%
-12%
-34%
-11%
-57%
Sequential Read 256KB
3923.31
3610.25
-8%
1501.13
-62%
3385.74
-14%
3344.12
-15%
Sequential Write 256KB
3678.35
1893.63
-49%
257.28
-93%
2906.65
-21%
2651.87
-28%
3042 ?(1524 - 3678, n=19)
-17%
Random Read 4KB
415.68
437.12
5%
156.16
-62%
420.99
1%
267.91
-36%
Random Write 4KB
678.39
181.55
-73%
258.92
-62%
594.78
-12%
298.31
-56%

Games - Smooth gaming with small compromises

The Adreno 750 in the Honor Magic6 Pro ensures strong gaming performance and supports all modern graphics APIs, including ray tracing. With GameBench we analyzed selected games in more detail.

Asphalt 9 and PUBG Mobile can be displayed in the highest detail levels and then run at a stable 60 and 40 FPS respectively. There are no noticeable stutters here. In PUBG, the Extreme+ refresh rate is displayed in the settings for the lowest detail level, which suggests that this is the 90 FPS mode, but far from it - even with these settings, no more than 60 FPS is possible. The Ultra setting is not available for Diablo Immortal and with low settings the frame rates are high, but there are also noticeable drops. However, without any visible stutters.

For most people, the gaming performance on offer is perfectly adequate; only full-blooded gamers who really want to exhaust the technical possibilities will have to reckon with minor limitations when playing demanding games.

Diablo Immortal
Diablo Immortal
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Honor Magic6 Pro; Asphalt 9: Legends: Ø59.4 (52-61)
Honor Magic6 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø59.4 (52-61)
Honor Magic6 Pro; PUBG Mobile; HD; 3.1.0: Ø59 (52-61)
Honor Magic6 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 3.1.0: Ø39.4 (34-41)
Honor Magic6 Pro; Diablo Immortal; 2.2.3: Ø59.3 (45-61)

Emissions - Honor smartphone with good speakers

Temperature

Under constant load, which we simulate with the burnout benchmark, the surface temperatures rise to a rather high 48.2 °C in places. This is very warm but still harmless.

The waste heat generated by the SoC is not optimally dissipated by Honor. In the 3DMark stress tests, the Magic6 Pro faces similarly high performance losses, like the other smartphones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. One exception is the Wild Life Unlimited test, where it remains surprisingly stable.

Max. Load
 46.2 °C
115 F
46.5 °C
116 F
42.5 °C
109 F
 
 48.2 °C
119 F
47.6 °C
118 F
46.5 °C
116 F
 
 47 °C
117 F
47.9 °C
118 F
46.4 °C
116 F
 
Maximum: 48.2 °C = 119 F
Average: 46.5 °C = 116 F
40.2 °C
104 F
41.5 °C
107 F
40.2 °C
104 F
40 °C
104 F
41.1 °C
106 F
40.1 °C
104 F
37.1 °C
99 F
40.9 °C
106 F
41.8 °C
107 F
Maximum: 41.8 °C = 107 F
Average: 40.3 °C = 105 F
Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 46.5 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 48.2 °C / 119 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.8 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
84.9 % +82%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78.8 % +69%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
46.7 %
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
46.1 % -1%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
40.8 % -13%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
95.9 % +99%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
76 % +58%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
56.4 % +17%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
48.1 %
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
46.9 % -2%
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 128 GB NVMe
88.9 % +86%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
71 % +49%
Honor Magic5 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
68.1 % +42%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
53.9 % +13%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
47.8 %
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Honor Magic6 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø23 (15-31.1)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø21.3 (17.6-31.2)
Honor Magic6 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø74.2 (51.2-109.6)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø61 (47.5-102.9)
Honor Magic6 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø114.7 (110.2-116.7)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø87.8 (72-121.8)
Honor Magic6 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø25.1 (14-29.2)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø21.1 (16.3-31.3)
Honor Magic6 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø25.7 (13.8-28.9)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø17.6 (13.8-25.6)

Speaker

The Magic6 Pro's two speakers deliver a comparatively good sound backdrop and even low tones are relatively present. At medium volume, the result is a very pleasing sound, which is also suitable for longer listening sessions, but it reaches its limits when used in a room. This is because the sound becomes a little tinny and the treble overpowers the lower tones too much.

The sound can also be output wired via USB-C, while Bluetooth is available wirelessly. Unfortunately, the codecs cannot be read out at Honor, so we have to rely on the manufacturer's specifications. However, these are limited to just a handful, and modern codecs such as LC3 or aptX Adaptive are missing.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.241.12530.727.33125.622.34026.727.85036.737.26324.630.58017.62210018.732.312518.244.416015.957.120017.357.925015.260.331514.157.940013.458.550013.864.663014.366.380013.770.8100012.474.4125012.775.1160012.172.4200012.975.3250012.578315012.275.9400012.879.4500013.177.8630013.576.2800013.175.31000013.776.5125001470.71600013.359.8SPL25.287.7N0.772.4median 13.5median 72.4Delta1.28.236.246.130.739.625.643.926.742.836.743.624.644.317.64618.743.218.245.715.956.617.356.115.260.214.160.413.461.313.866.514.367.713.774.912.478.112.778.612.177.212.981.612.584.612.284.112.88413.18413.578.513.176.913.7741466.813.36425.2930.792.2median 13.5median 74.91.210.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor Magic6 ProSamsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor Magic6 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 18% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life - Magical endurance with the Magic6 Pro

Power consumption

The power consumption of the Magic6 Pro is at a balanced level. The load values, which are fairly close together, can be explained by the fact that the performance of the CPU and GPU is throttled at simultaneous 100% utilization.

The Magic6 Pro can be charged with up to 80 watts wired and up to 66 watts wirelessly - provided the right chargers are used. This means Honor increases the charging speeds compared to the Magic5 Pro (66/50 watts). Assuming full power, the Magic6 Pro is fully charged within 51 minutes (50%: 20 min, 80%: 33 min) on the cable; wireless charging took 72 minutes in the test (50%: 14 min, 80%: 34 min).

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.06 / 0.36 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.32 / 1.37 Watt
Load midlight 11.62 / 11.65 Watt
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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 Magic6 Pro
5600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 8 Pro
5050 mAh
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
3274 mAh
Xiaomi 14
4610 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-13%
10%
25%
29%
8%
8%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.73
9%
0.63
21%
0.7
12%
0.51
36%
0.818 ?(0.51 - 1, n=9)
-2%
Idle Average *
1.32
1.22
8%
1.47
-11%
0.9
32%
0.89
33%
Idle Maximum *
1.37
1.34
2%
1.55
-13%
1.1
20%
0.92
33%
1.279 ?(0.91 - 1.6, n=9)
7%
Load Average *
11.62
16.52
-42%
8.45
27%
6
48%
9.08
22%
Load Maximum *
11.65
16.58
-42%
8.63
26%
10.1
13%
9.11
22%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Honor Magic6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.75 (0.1675-19.9)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø4.99 (0.642-9.1)
Honor Magic6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.949 (0.822-1.242)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.653 (0.601-1.034)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Honor Magic6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø10.5 (9.47-11.5)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø8.99 (8.91-9.05)
Honor Magic6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.949 (0.822-1.242)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.653 (0.601-1.034)

Battery life

The 5,600 mAh battery uses silicon-carbon technology to store a denser amount of energy in a smaller volume in the cell. Longevity should also benefit from this technology.

In the tests, the Magic6 Pro sprints ahead of the competition, apart from under full load. In particular, the runtimes with adjusted display brightness (150 cd/m²) are excellent.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
58h 39min
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 122)
25h 48min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
33h 47min
Load (maximum brightness)