New Honor Magic5 Pro storms camera and display analyses
DxOMark has already published detailed analyses of the Magic5 Pro, Honor's latest smartphone. According to the website, the device lives up to its potential, with 152 points for its cameras and 151 points for its display. In other words, the Magic5 Pro now sits atop both DxOMark leaderboards with clear gaps between it and the Pixel 7 Pro, Mate 50 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro or Galaxy S23 series.
The combination of a 50 MP primary camera with an f/1.6 aperture and a 1/1.12-inch optical format, a 50 MP (f/2.0) ultra-wide-angle camera and a 50 MP (f/3.0 telephoto camera that supports 3.5x optical zoom is not world-beating on paper. However, DxOMark considers the trio to fall short in a few minor areas, such as the default camera app underrepresenting the dynamic range of an eventual photo. Skin tones can look unnatural now again too, as can the texture rendering of faces.
Reputedly, the device's ultra-wide-angle and telephoto cameras are some of the best around, while the primary main camera scores well with its fast and precise autofocus, great detail, its high dynamic range and convincing portrait mode. DxOMark stresses that the iPhone 14 Pro series remains stronger when shooting videos, although the Magic5 Pro is only second to Apple's flagships here. Meanwhile, DxOMark considers the Magic5 Pro to have a superior display than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, even with a lower peak brightness (1,450 nits/2,234 nits) and a higher minimum brightness (8 nits/2 nits). The Magic5 Pro redeems itself with excellent response times, colour representation and no PWM flickering, which remains a rarity among devices with AMOLED or OLED displays. The Magic5 Pro will be available in Q2 2023, starting at €1,199; please see our launch article for more details.