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Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR review - A stylish luxury smartphone with a powerful battery

Sleek. The Magic6 RSR represents the second chapter in the collaboration between Porsche Design and Honor. Not only does its design and storage configuration leave an exclusive impression—its price does, too. Read everything you need to know in this review.

The Magic6 RSR is the second smartphone that has come out of the cooperation between Honor and the famous German company Porsche Design. Previously, they launched the foldable Magic V2 RSR.

From a tech standpoint, the Magic6 RSR is nearly identical to the Honor Magic6 Pro, however, it uses higher-quality materials, an exclusive design and features more storage. Within the Porsche universe, the suffix RSR in its name stands for RennSport racing car and is intended for purely competition versions of vehicles which don't have road approval.

Honor Magic6 RSR (Magic6 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
24 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
6.80 inch 19.69:9, 2800 x 1280 pixel 453 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, NanoCrystal Shield, 4320 Hz PWM dimming, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash, 1024 GB 
, 990.57 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
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 (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 (2nd 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, two 100-watt chargers, two USB cables, SIM tool, case, MagicOS 8.0, 24 Months Warranty, HDR: HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision; DRM Widevine L1; GNSS: AGPS, GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B2a, B1C), Galileo (E1, E5a); Bluetooth-Audio-Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, fanless, waterproof
Weight
237 g ( = 8.36 oz / 0.52 pounds), Power Supply: 176 g ( = 6.21 oz / 0.39 pounds)
Price
1900 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Price from
90.7 %
05/2024
Honor Magic6 RSR
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
237 g1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"2800x1280
91.1 %
05/2024
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750
232 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"3120x1440
89.2 %
04/2024
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
219.8 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.73"3200x1440
91.1 %
12/2023
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU
221 g256 GB NVMe6.70"2796x1290

Case and connectivity - The Magic6 RSR with NanoCrystal Shield and titanium elements

The Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR is available in the colors Agate Gray and Frozen Berry and during our test, it proved to be very well made. Its eye-catching looks are immediately reminiscent of the design language used for the Magic V2 RSR. The screen protector that has already been applied can be easily removed, which significantly improves how smooth the touchscreen feels.

Despite its higher weight compared to the Magic6 Pro, the RSR is very comfortable to hold. Fingerprints are clearly visible on both the back and the frame, but the supplied leather-look cover can remedy this. The display is protected by Honor's NanoCrystal Shield and the smartphone is dust and waterproof in accordance with IP68. The hexagonal camera module is surrounded by a stylish titanium frame and is a real eye-catcher.

Its technical features are identical to those of the Magic6 Pro. Only its memory is more generous with 24 GB RAM and 1,024 GB internal storage. The phone's scope of delivery has also been greatly expanded. In addition to the smartphone, two power adapters are included, one with a Type-C connector and one with a Type-G connector, two USB cables (USB 2.0, Type-A to Type-C), a stylish Porsche SIM tool and the aforementioned faux leather case, which is covered with fabric on the inside.

Size comparison

162.5 mm / 6.4 in 75.8 mm / 2.98 in 8.9 mm / 0.3504 in 237 g0.522 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 in 79 mm / 3.11 in 8.6 mm / 0.3386 in 232 g0.511 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 in 75.3 mm / 2.96 in 9.2 mm / 0.3622 in 219.8 g0.4846 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 in 76.7 mm / 3.02 in 8.25 mm / 0.3248 in 221 g0.4872 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Communication, software and operation

Thanks to its broad support for cellular frequencies, the Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR should have no problems establishing a connection anywhere on the planet. Its WLAN does support Wi-Fi 7, but without the modern 6 GHz band. Its telephone features are on par with the Magic6 Pro and we are big fans of them in everyday use.

Google Android 14 is used as the phone's operating system, over which Honor has installed its own MagicOS 8.0. The functions familiar from the Pro model—such as Magic Capsule and Magic Portal—are also on board. The RSR will be supplied with security patches for five years (which will be rolled out monthly), and will receive four version updates (up to Android 18). At the time of testing, both its security updates and the Play system updates were up to date as of April 1, 2024.

The device's linear vibration motor provides crisp and tangible haptic feedback and it isn't too loud. The Magic6 RSR also supports knuckle gestures, a one-hand mode, touchless gestures and much more. Biometric security is taken care of by an optical fingerprint sensor with very good and fast recognition rates. Alternatively or additionally, 3D facial recognition can be set up via the front-facing camera and the adjacent ToF sensor—it does not require any compromises to be made in terms of speed or security.

Networking
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
857 (min: 447) MBit/s ∼92%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
701 (min: 636) MBit/s ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Wi-Fi 7
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
556 (min: 253) MBit/s ∼60%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
801 (min: 397) MBit/s ∼99%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1553 (min: 815) MBit/s ∼86%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1461 (min: 1284) MBit/s ∼98%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
928 (min: 642) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
797 (min: 400) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1814 (min: 939) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1495 (min: 1227) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Wi-Fi 6E
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
931 (min: 893) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
810 (min: 793) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1534 (min: 1415) MBit/s ∼85%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1345 (min: 1298) MBit/s ∼90%
090180270360450540630720810900990108011701260135014401530162017101800Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1526 (815-1800)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1461 (1284-1543)
Honor Magic6 RSR Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø700 (636-741)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø786 (397-819)
Honor Magic6 RSR Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø842 (447-936)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø548 (253-611)

Cameras - Lots of megapixels for great results

Selfie on the Magic6 RSR
Selfie on the Magic6 RSR

The Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR's camera setup is identical to that of the Magic6 Pro, and our verdict is just as positive. Its front-facing camera features a 50 MPix sensor and generates 12 MPix pictures through the use of pixel binning, whereas videos can only be recorded in Ultra HD and at 30fps at best.

There are two 50 MPix sensors on the back and another with a 180 MPix resolution. The latter is the zoom lens, which allows 2.5x optical and 100x digital magnification and features optical image stabilization (OIS). Using this lens, videos can be recorded in Ultra HD at up to 60fps.

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 camera5x zoom5x zoomLow light
ColorChecker
10.5 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
10 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic6 RSR: 9.32 ∆E min: 5.05 - max: 13.81 ∆E
ColorChecker
12.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
12 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic6 RSR: 13.85 ∆E min: 7.17 - max: 18.06 ∆E

Display - The Magic6 RSR with dual-layer OLED

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

On its data sheet, the Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR's display is identical to that of the Magic6 Pro—except for one small detail: the new dual-layer OLED technology. Two OLED layers are placed on top of each other, which should theoretically result in higher brightness values or extend its lifespan. Honor has opted for the latter and claims that the display's lifespan is seven times longer than that of a conventional OLED panel. This feature was previously reserved for the Magic6 Ultimate.

Its brightness is on par with the Magic6 Pro and the specified peak brightness of up to 5,000 cd/m² can only be achieved when displaying Ultra HDR photos. To protect your eyes, Honor uses high-frequency PWM dimming at up to 4,320 Hz. At minimum brightness, we measured flickering at 360 Hz, but its amplitude was quite flat. This may be due to Black Frame Insertion (BFI), which is used to reduce motion blur and as burn-in protection. We believe that complaints due to display flickering are unlikely.

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 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Honor Magic6 RSR
OLED, 2800x1280, 6.80
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3120x1440, 6.80
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Super Retina XDR Display, OLED, 2796x1290, 6.70
Response Times
-20%
-17%
6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2.38 ?(1.291, 1.085)
3.8 ?(1.76, 2.046)
-60%
1.55 ?(0.776, 0.773)
35%
1.58 ?(0.876, 0.7045)
34%
Response Time Black / White *
1.07 ?(0.5295, 0.539)
1.41 ?(0.771, 0.6435)
-32%
1.26 ?(0.711, 0.5535)
-18%
0.88 ?(0.4485, 0.4285)
18%
PWM Frequency
360
480
33%
120
-67%
240
-33%
Screen
-27%
-3%
7%
Brightness middle
1575
1317
-16%
997
-37%
1102
-30%
Brightness
1508
1365
-9%
1002
-34%
1102
-27%
Brightness Distribution
89
94
6%
96
8%
98
10%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.7
3.4
-100%
1.6
6%
1.1
35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.9
5
-28%
3.3
15%
3.1
21%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.4
2.8
-17%
1.8
25%
1.6
33%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2 110%
2.19 100%
2.19 100%
CCT
6398 102%
6458 101%
6493 100%
6555 99%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -25%
-10% / -7%
7% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

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
1.07 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5295 ms rise
↘ 0.539 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. » 2 % 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
2.38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.291 ms rise
↘ 1.085 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. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.5 ms).

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 17682 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

switched-off display
off
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 (the amplitude curve at minimum brightness looks flat, but this is due to the scaling. The info box shows the enlarged version of the amplitude at minimum brightness).

Grayscale (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: normal, target color space: sRGB)
outside (sunny, in the shade)
outside
The Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR's viewing-angle stability
The Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR's viewing-angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR is powered by the fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and has 24 GB of LPDDR5x RAM. Its system performance is correspondingly high. However, its performance dropped sharply during the stress test, and Honor could really do with offering more efficient cooling.

The phone's two speakers offer a good sound backdrop and are among the better ones inside a smartphone. Even low tones are easy to hear—the sound only becomes a little tinny at full volume.

Its 2nd generation silicon-carbon battery with a 5,600 mAh capacity gives the Magic6 RSR enormously long runtimes. Fast charging (wired up to 80 watts, wireless up to 66 watts) means the Honor smartphone can be fully charged again within 51 minutes.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
2930 Points +37%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
2287 Points +7%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
2254 Points +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (2127 - 2329, n=14)
2224 Points +4%
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
2135 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=120, last 2 years)
1363 Points -36%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
7244 Points +13%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
7102 Points +11%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
6933 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (6426 - 7501, n=14)
6925 Points +8%
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
6426 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=120, last 2 years)
3789 Points -41%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1716 Points
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1695 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1575 - 1702, n=11)
1672 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=202, last 2 years)
922 Points
Multi-Core
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
6426 Points
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
6252 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (5393 - 6543, n=11)
6102 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=202, last 2 years)
3054 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
18672 Points +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (15343 - 21628, n=13)
18319 Points 0%
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
18243 Points
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
17260 Points -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=201, last 2 years)
11979 Points -34%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
17891 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
17677 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (11753 - 20131, n=10)
17501 Points -2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
13956 Points -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (317 - 20131, n=173, last 2 years)
7075 Points -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
31983 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (24304 - 33376, n=10)
30762 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
29081 Points -9%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
28887 Points -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (267 - 33376, n=172, last 2 years)
10254 Points -68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
7451 Points +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (3898 - 8480, n=10)
7073 Points 0%
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
7038 Points
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
4968 Points -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (877 - 8480, n=172, last 2 years)
4362 Points -38%
Wild Life Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  ()
19114 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (395 - 13896, n=124, last 2 years)
2677 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
Points
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
20068 Points +3%
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
19548 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (16691 - 19690, n=11)
19030 Points -3%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
16691 Points -15%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
15260 Points -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (394 - 20068, n=191, last 2 years)
6644 Points -66%
Wild Life Extreme
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
5168 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
5040 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (4444 - 5338, n=12)
5023 Points -3%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
4937 Points -4%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
3765 Points -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (110 - 5226, n=194, last 2 years)
1781 Points -66%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
5124 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (4331 - 5190, n=11)
4946 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
4804 Points -6%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
4690 Points -8%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
3879 Points -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (110 - 5248, n=190, last 2 years)
1787 Points -65%
Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
8687 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
8620 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (7523 - 8758, n=11)
8495 Points -2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
8289 Points -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3229 - 8765, n=33, last 2 years)
6548 Points -25%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
6106 Points -30%
Solar Bay Score
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
8622 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (7523 - 8720, n=12)
8384 Points -3%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
7523 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
7510 Points -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3332 - 8774, n=33, last 2 years)
6547 Points -24%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
6478 Points -25%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
120 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
114 fps -5%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
104 fps -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (60 - 121, n=12)
90 fps -25%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
59 fps -51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.6 - 123, n=214, last 2 years)
45.3 fps -62%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
213 fps
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (92 - 241, n=13)
193.7 fps -9%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
192 fps -10%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
187 fps -12%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
117 fps -45%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.3 - 229, n=214, last 2 years)
66.9 fps -69%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
93 fps
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (60 - 119, n=12)
74.8 fps -20%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
72 fps -23%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
60 fps -35%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
55 fps -41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 119, n=214, last 2 years)
33.6 fps -64%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
91 fps
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
79 fps -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (43 - 96, n=14)
79 fps -13%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
71 fps -22%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
61 fps -33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 94, n=214, last 2 years)
26.9 fps -70%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
41 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
40 fps -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (32 - 42, n=12)
37.8 fps -8%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
37 fps -10%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
25 fps -39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.38 - 42, n=211, last 2 years)
12.8 fps -69%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
86270 Points +142%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
72011 Points +102%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
60574 Points +70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (25953 - 70135, n=13)
53988 Points +51%
Honor Magic6 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 24576
35722 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (2228 - 89112, n=208, last 2 years)
33933 Points -5%
Honor Magic6 RSRSamsung Galaxy S24 UltraXiaomi 14 UltraGoogle Pixel 8 ProAverage 1 TB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-30%
-10%
-69%
-9%
-56%
Sequential Read 256KB
3631.39
3610.25
-1%
4102.56
13%
1501.13
-59%
Sequential Write 256KB
3875.03
1893.63
-51%
3095.36
-20%
257.28
-93%
3273 ?(2863 - 3875, n=5)
-16%
Random Read 4KB
415
437.12
5%
362.88
-13%
156.16
-62%
401 ?(352 - 435, n=5)
-3%
Random Write 4KB
662.63
181.55
-73%
527.15
-20%
258.92
-61%
574 ?(486 - 663, n=5)
-13%

Temperature

Max. Load
 43.5 °C
110 F
45.5 °C
114 F
41.8 °C
107 F
 
 46.3 °C
115 F
44 °C
111 F
43.4 °C
110 F
 
 46.3 °C
115 F
42.9 °C
109 F
43.3 °C
110 F
 
Maximum: 46.3 °C = 115 F
Average: 44.1 °C = 111 F
38.2 °C
101 F
39.3 °C
103 F
28.2 °C
83 F
39 °C
102 F
39.2 °C
103 F
38.7 °C
102 F
37.8 °C
100 F
39.9 °C
104 F
38.5 °C
101 F
Maximum: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Average: 37.6 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.9 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 44.1 °C / 111 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 46.3 °C / 115 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 39.9 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.6 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.


3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Honor Magic6 RSR Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø19.5 (15-31)
Google Pixel 8 Pro Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø12.4 (11-14.5)
Honor Magic6 RSR Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø70.6 (51.3-110.2)
Google Pixel 8 Pro Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø45.7 (40.7-51.6)
Google Pixel 8 Pro Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø47.9 (43.4-53.7)
Honor Magic6 RSR Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø16.9 (13.8-28.8)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.936.62532.433.93128.126.94031.3295029.3376321.929.28017.630.710025.13512516.747.816017.659.620017.756.525014.858.231512.257.640011.15850012.465.563011.667.680012.271.310001474.4125012.875.9160012.873.2200012.876.7250013.578.6315013.577.1400014.480.2500014.178.9630013.676.8800013.577.61000013.677.81250014.273.41600013.864.4SPL25.588.7N0.776.3median 13.6median 73.4Delta1.28.636.246.130.739.625.643.926.742.836.743.624.644.317.64618.743.218.245.715.956.617.356.115.260.214.160.413.461.313.866.514.367.713.774.912.478.112.778.612.177.212.981.612.584.612.284.112.88413.18413.578.513.176.913.7741466.813.36425.2930.792.2median 13.5median 74.91.210.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor Magic6 RSRSamsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor Magic6 RSR audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% 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
» 17% 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
» 30% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Runtimes

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Honor Magic6 RSR
5600 mAh
1562 min
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
4422 mAh
1163 min -26%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
5000 mAh
1148 min -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (476 - 2844, n=214, last 2 years)
929 min -41%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
5000 mAh
751 min -52%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 124)
26h 02min

Pros

+ high-quality and attractive design
+ superb battery life
+ good camera setup
+ 3D facial recognition
+ extensive features

Cons

- pro mode missing for video
- few Bluetooth audio codecs
- no 6-GHz WLAN
- only Bluetooth 5.3

Verdict - The sleek Magic6 RSR with lots of storage

Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR review. Test device provided by Honor.
Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR review. Test device provided by Honor.

The Porsche Design | Honor Magic6 RSR offers all the features of the Magic6 Pro, such as a powerful camera setup, enormously long battery life and comprehensive features—but with an eye-catching design and a generous scope of delivery.

The Magic6 RSR is another chapter in the successful collaboration between Honor and Porsche Design. 

From a technical standpoint, its dual-layer OLED panel is an innovation that should significantly extend the display's battery life. The phone also comes with more storage. Unfortunately, however, the technical flaws of its sister model also remain. Whether this justifies the surcharge of around US$600 is probably a matter of taste and your own wallet. In any case, the Magic6 RSR is a very good smartphone.

If you like the Porsche design look but would prefer to use a foldable phone, you should take a closer look at the Magic V2 RSR. Alternatively, both the Galaxy S24 Ultra (MRSP: US$1,659.99) and the iPhone 15 Pro Max (MRSP: US$1,599) are available in 1 TB versions and are similarly priced.

Price and availability

Currently, the Magic6 RSR is not available to purchase in the United States. You can, however, purchase its sister model, the Magic6 Pro, from Amazon.

Honor Magic6 RSR - 05/21/2024 v7 (old)
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
94%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
71 / 70 → 100%
Weight
87%
Battery
96%
Display
92%
Games Performance
75 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
97 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
87%
Noise
100%
Audio
83 / 90 → 92%
Camera
80%
Average
86%
91%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Daniel Schmidt, 2024-05-21 (Update: 2024-06- 7)