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Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR review - Stylish foldable with a sporty touch

Vrumm, vrumm. Porsche's German product design team is working with Honor to launch the company's first smartphone. Technically, it is nearly identical to the Magic V2, but it differs mainly in terms of material, design, included accessories, and price.

With the Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR, Honor becomes the second Chinese company, following Huawei, to collaborate with the traditional German company to market smartphones. Prior to this, there was also a partnership with BlackBerry.

While the technical foundation remains the same, Honor has enhanced certain features and, notably, enriched the package contents. Naturally, the luxury foldable device also carries the distinctive mark of Porsche Design, which has reimagined the back panel and the camera setup. This redesign is reflected in the overall price.

Please be aware that this is a shortened review because the Magic V2's extensive test covers most of the same technical elements that this one does.

Honor Magic V2 RSR (Magic V Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 740, Core: 719 MHz
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
7.92 inch 9.78:9, 2344 x 2156 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, OLED, LTPO 1- 120 Hz; exterior screen: 6.43", 2376 x 1060 px, LTPO 1 - 120 Hz, Nanocrystal Glass 2.0; both: 3840 Hz PWM-Dimming, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash, 1024 GB 
, 985.48 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: Gravity, Infrared, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, OTG
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, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66), 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): 4.7 x 156.7 x 145.4 ( = 0.19 x 6.17 x 5.72 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Silicon-Carbon battery
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.9, OIS) + 50 MPix (Ultra wide, f/2.0) + 20 MPix (2.5x opt. Telezoom, f/2.4, OIS); UHD-video @ 60 FPS; Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.2, UHD-video)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, two 66W-Charger, Case, USB-Cabel, SIM-Tool, Pen, MagicOS 7.2, 24 Months Warranty, GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B2a, B1C), Galileo (E1, E5a); HDR: HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision; DRM Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
234 g ( = 8.25 oz / 0.52 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
89.1 %
02/2024
Honor Magic V2 RSR
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
234 g1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash7.92"2344x2156
89.1 %
08/2023
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
253 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash7.60"2176x1812
87.5 %
11/2023
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
259 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash8.03"2160x1916
84.7 %
08/2023
Google Pixel Fold
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
283 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash7.60"2208x1840

Case and connectivity - More titanium and fibreglass in the Magic V2 RSR

The Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR distinguishes itself visually from the standard V2 primarily through its design. The fibreglass back, with a slightly metallic appearance in Agate Grey, replaces the glass or artificial leather found in the conventional V2. Inspired by the sloping roofline of the Porsche 911, the design is sleek and stylish.

The camera element has undergone a redesign, featuring a 3D glass design that complements the overall aesthetics. The frame, with milled camera details, is crafted from a titanium alloy, enhancing the device's premium look. Notably, the twisting test revealed minimal audible creaking, showcasing improved build quality.

In terms of technical specifications, the Magic V2 RSR remains largely unchanged compared to its counterpart, with the exception of doubling the internal memory to 1,024 GB or 1 TB. However, the scope of delivery is much larger (see video).

The notable expansion lies in the comprehensive accessories included in the package, featuring a faux leather case, a SIM pin in Porsche Design style, the Honor Magic Pen with a storage case, two USB cables (Type-A to Type-C in black), and two modular power adapters (black). The power adapters are equipped with a type C plug and a Commonwealth plug (type G), catering to the charging needs of frequent travelers with a 66-watt capacity.

Size comparison - unfolded

161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 143.3 mm / 5.64 inch 5.3 mm / 0.2087 inch 259 g0.571 lbs158.7 mm / 6.25 inch 139.7 mm / 5.5 inch 6.05 mm / 0.2382 inch 283 g0.624 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 145.4 mm / 5.72 inch 4.7 mm / 0.185 inch 234 g0.516 lbs154.9 mm / 6.1 inch 129.9 mm / 5.11 inch 6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch 253 g0.558 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Size comparison - folded

161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 10.96 mm / 0.4315 inch 259 g0.571 lbs154.9 mm / 6.1 inch 67.1 mm / 2.64 inch 13.4 mm / 0.528 inch 253 g0.558 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 74.1 mm / 2.92 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 234 g0.516 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Communication, software and operation

Broad frequency coverage and support for current 5G Sub6 offer wide-ranging mobile connectivity with the Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR.  While the device supports the latest Wi-Fi standard, it lacks the 6 GHz band. Additionally, there is no UWB chip included in the specifications.

The Magic V2 RSR boasts two touchscreens with responsive and precise input processing. The inclusion of the active stylus in the Porsche edition enhances user interaction, offering versatility across both displays. The fingerprint scanner, integrated into the power button, demonstrates reliable recognition rates. Facial recognition via the front cameras is also available, although it is considered less secure.

Operating on Google Android 13 with MagicOS 7.2, the device benefits from Honor's commitment to providing four major updates and five years of security patches.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
994 (919min - 1015max) MBit/s +7%
Google Pixel Fold
950 (481min - 980max) MBit/s +2%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
932 (460min - 972max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
924 (456min - 950max) MBit/s -1%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Google Pixel Fold
920 (888min - 932max) MBit/s +19%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
911 (867min - 927max) MBit/s +18%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
886 (764min - 954max) MBit/s +15%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
772 (722min - 829max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
1867 (1829min - 1894max) MBit/s
Google Pixel Fold
1714 (856min - 1766max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
1631 (1075min - 1812max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Google Pixel Fold
1684 (1447min - 1788max) MBit/s
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
1645 (811min - 1673max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
1601 (1511min - 1667max) MBit/s

Legend

 
Honor Magic V2 RSR Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Google Pixel Fold Google Tensor G2, ARM Mali-G710 MP7, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1631 (1075-1812)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1598 (1511-1667)
Honor Magic V2 RSR Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø771 (722-829)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø884 (764-954)
Honor Magic V2 RSR Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø917 (460-972)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø909 (456-950)

Cameras - A total of five lenses for the Porsche mobile phone

Selfie with the Magic V2 RSR front camera
Selfie with the Magic V2 RSR front camera

Despite the slightly different appearance of the rear camera setup, the Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR shares the exact same camera configuration as the Magic V2. The front cameras, which capture impressive selfies, are situated on both the external and foldable displays.

The main camera performs exceptionally well and offers the added convenience of capturing selfies when utilizing the cover display. While the main camera generally produces high-quality images, there is a tendency to overexpose white areas, particularly evident in shots featuring our rabbit motif.

Video recording capabilities on the rear camera extend to Ultra HD at 30 or 60 FPS. Full HD recording allows for the utilization of a 21:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, the Pro mode enables the creation of 10-bit LOG videos.

Image Comparison

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

HauptkameraHauptkameraUltraweitwinkel5-fach ZoomLow-Light
ColorChecker
8.6 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic V2 RSR: 6.55 ∆E min: 2.54 - max: 11.77 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.8 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
32.7 ∆E
42 ∆E
31.6 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
16 ∆E
38.4 ∆E
28 ∆E
31.3 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
21 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magic V2 RSR: 29.98 ∆E min: 12.23 - max: 43.75 ∆E

Display - Bright OLEDs with high PWM dimming

Subpixel array (main display)
Subpixel array (main display)
Subpixel array (front display)
Subpixel array (front display)

Both displays on the Honor Magic V2 RSR utilize LTPO technology, allowing for variable refresh rates ranging from 1 to 120 Hz. In our observations, we did not discern any significant disparities between the panels, which are consistent with the V2 in terms of quality.

The external display exhibits slightly higher brightness with a pure white display and an active ambient light sensor. Honor indicates peak brightness values of 2,500 cd/m² for the external display and 1,600 cd/m² for the internal display. In our testing, the foldable panel achieved a peak brightness of 926 cd/m² with even distribution (APL18) and 1,589 cd/m² during HDR playback. The cover display reached 1,053 and 1,399 cd/m² respectively. When adjusting brightness manually, 576 cd/m² (front: 600 cd/m²) is available.

964
cd/m²
953
cd/m²
964
cd/m²
954
cd/m²
961
cd/m²
957
cd/m²
933
cd/m²
932
cd/m²
934
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 964 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 950.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.33 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 961 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.8 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Honor Magic V2 RSR
OLED, 2344x2156, 7.92
Honor Magic V2 RSR
OLED, 2376x1060, 6.43
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Dynamic AMOLED, 2176x1812, 7.60
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
AMOLED, 2160x1916, 8.03
Google Pixel Fold
OLED, 2208x1840, 7.60
Response Times
-15%
-164%
-80%
-148%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
1.18 ?(0.51, 0.6075)
2.21 ?(1.172, 1.039)
-87%
6.16 ?(2.936, 3.22)
-422%
3.32 ?(1.384, 1.937)
-181%
5.59 ?(2.4, 3.187)
-374%
Response Time Black / White *
2.09 ?(1.106, 0.9795)
1.19 ?(0.611, 0.575)
43%
1.55 ?(0.8445, 0.704)
26%
1.55 ?(0.7815, 0.7715)
26%
1.59 ?(0.7815, 0.808)
24%
PWM Frequency
2272
2272
0%
120
-95%
367
-84%
120.2
-95%
Screen
-58%
-98%
2%
-43%
Brightness middle
961
1093
14%
1104
15%
1307
36%
993
3%
Brightness
950
1087
14%
1107
17%
1308
38%
997
5%
Brightness Distribution
97
96
-1%
97
0%
96
-1%
94
-3%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.8
1.4
-75%
3.1
-288%
1
-25%
1.4
-75%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.5
4.1
-173%
4.2
-180%
1.7
-13%
3.2
-113%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.2
2.7
-125%
3
-150%
1.5
-25%
2.1
-75%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.21 100%
2.01 109%
2.24 98%
2.24 98%
CCT
6396 102%
6412 101%
6594 99%
6313 103%
6796 96%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-37% / -43%
-131% / -120%
-39% / -25%
-96% / -78%

* ... 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
2.09 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.106 ms rise
↘ 0.9795 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. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.51 ms rise
↘ 0.6075 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. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 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 2272 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 2272 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 2272 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17924 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

External display: greyscale (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
External display: greyscale (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
External display: colours (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
External display: colours (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
External display: colour space (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
External display: colour space (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
External display: saturation (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
External display: saturation (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: greyscale (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: greyscale (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: colours (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: colours (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: colour space (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: colour space (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: saturation (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Main display: saturation (colour mode: normal, colour temperature: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
outdoors
outdoors
Viewing angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a generous 16 GB of RAM. Despite not featuring the latest generation of Qualcomm's top-of-the-range SoC, it provides ample power for all tasks, applications, and games. The collaboration with Gameloft for Asphalt 9: Legends, as seen in the Magic V2, is also present in the RSR, making for a fitting inclusion.

Surface temperatures on the Magic V2 RSR remain within acceptable limits, with noticeable warming mainly concentrated around the area housing the SoC. During 3DMark stress tests, the foldable does not excel, experiencing a significant drop in performance over time. However, thanks to its substantial performance reserves, this should only be noticeable in rare cases, such as demanding gaming scenarios.

Battery runtimes are impressive, exceeding 12 hours, but the RSR could potentially achieve even longer durations with lower power consumption.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1526 Points +3%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1478 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1048 - 1574, n=18)
1452 Points -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=216, last 2 years)
914 Points -38%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5005 Points +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4192 - 5243, n=18)
4945 Points +4%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
4774 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=216, last 2 years)
2997 Points -37%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2084 Points +3%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2014 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1999 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1534 - 2104, n=11)
1940 Points -4%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1480 Points -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=102, last 2 years)
1400 Points -30%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5525 Points +2%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5425 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
5384 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4255 - 5648, n=11)
5170 Points -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=102, last 2 years)
3858 Points -29%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3533 Points -35%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
17279 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
16311 Points -6%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
15761 Points -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11562 - 19783, n=19)
15689 Points -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=212, last 2 years)
11756 Points -32%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
11617 Points -33%
3DMark
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
14671 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
14599 Points +3%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
14107 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (13827 - 14737, n=17)
14089 Points 0%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
6849 Points -51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (394 - 20068, n=202, last 2 years)
6307 Points -55%
Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
3928 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
3901 Points +4%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
3740 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (3192 - 3935, n=18)
3698 Points -1%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1760 Points -53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 5226, n=206, last 2 years)
1697 Points -55%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
3892 Points +5%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
3800 Points +2%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
3708 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (3173 - 3900, n=19)
3661 Points -1%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1711 Points -54%
Average of class Smartphone
  (110 - 5248, n=201, last 2 years)
1705 Points -54%
Solar Bay Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (3332 - 8774, n=30, last 2 years)
6464 Points +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (5329 - 5700, n=5)
5444 Points +1%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5380 Points
Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (3229 - 8765, n=30, last 2 years)
6469 Points +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (5271 - 5669, n=5)
5406 Points +1%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5356 Points
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (45 - 143, n=19)
86.1 fps +41%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
80 fps +31%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
77 fps +26%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
61 fps
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.6 - 123, n=224, last 2 years)
43.8 fps -28%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
35 fps -43%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
157 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
153 fps -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (82 - 181, n=19)
149.2 fps -5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
125 fps -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.3 - 229, n=224, last 2 years)
64.4 fps -59%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
64 fps -59%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
65 fps +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (43 - 97, n=19)
64.8 fps +38%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
63 fps +34%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
47 fps
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.8 - 105, n=224, last 2 years)
32.5 fps -31%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
28 fps -40%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
66 fps +6%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
62 fps
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (24 - 72, n=19)
60.9 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
59 fps -5%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
29 fps -53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 94, n=224, last 2 years)
25.6 fps -59%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
31 fps +11%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
31 fps +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (25 - 33, n=17)
29.5 fps +5%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
28 fps
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
14 fps -50%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.38 - 42, n=211, last 2 years)
12.5 fps -55%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
65418 Points +47%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
60317 Points +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (19870 - 65418, n=20)
44774 Points +1%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
44542 Points
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
43817 Points -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4633 - 89112, n=210, last 2 years)
33573 Points -25%
CrossMark
Overall
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1262 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1253 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (778 - 1356, n=17)
1154 Points -9%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
895 Points -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=164, last 2 years)
835 Points -34%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
Points -100%
Productivity
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1332 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1283 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (784 - 1332, n=17)
1131 Points -15%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
993 Points -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (199 - 1428, n=165, last 2 years)
849 Points -36%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
Points -100%
Creativity
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1189 Points +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (710 - 1450, n=17)
1160 Points +2%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1136 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (183 - 1587, n=165, last 2 years)
803 Points -29%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
775 Points -32%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
Points -100%
Responsiveness
Honor Magic V2 RSR
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1472 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1283 Points -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (974 - 1474, n=17)
1250 Points -15%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1008 Points -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (269 - 1552, n=164, last 2 years)
894 Points -39%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
Points -100%
Honor Magic V2 RSRSamsung Galaxy Z Fold5Xiaomi Mix Fold 3Google Pixel FoldAverage 1 TB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-15%
-7%
-56%
-2%
-54%
Sequential Read 256KB
3359.31
4384.43
31%
3572.73
6%
1606.37
-52%
Sequential Write 256KB
3399.45
2449.23
-28%
2897.27
-15%
1169.32
-66%
Random Read 4KB
416.98
459.94
10%
389.81
-7%
219.11
-47%
401 ?(352 - 435, n=3)
-4%
Random Write 4KB
568.29
161.39
-72%
506.41
-11%
238.72
-58%

Temperature

Max. Load
 44.8 °C
113 F
44.3 °C
112 F
36.1 °C
97 F
 
 36.7 °C
98 F
40.3 °C
105 F
38 °C
100 F
 
 28.7 °C
84 F
28.2 °C
83 F
28.2 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 44.8 °C = 113 F
Average: 36.1 °C = 97 F
37.4 °C
99 F
38.2 °C
101 F
45.3 °C
114 F
37.4 °C
99 F
41.2 °C
106 F
43.9 °C
111 F
26.6 °C
80 F
27.9 °C
82 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 45.3 °C = 114 F
Average: 36.1 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.7 °C = 82 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 36.1 °C / 97 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 44.8 °C / 113 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 45.3 °C / 114 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 Magic V2 RSR Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø16.4 (10.3-22.5)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø17.2 (15.6-23.3)
Honor Magic V2 RSR Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø55.4 (30-80)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø57.3 (50.1-83.6)
Honor Magic V2 RSR Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø13.9 (5.8-17.5)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.634.22525.933.13123.432.84027.3295036.234.26325.4278016.62810016.930.512514.73716013.151.620015.150.725014.35131511.652.34001055.45009.162.763011.163.18009.167.4100011.868.212501568.5160011.373.420001271.2250012.376315012.778400012.682.1500013.180.4630013.476.7800013.572.61000013.571.31250013.665.71600013.652.6SPL24.788.1N0.666.8median 13.1median 67.4Delta1.31130.937.222.325.323.225.625.42731.137.82026.317.82217.531.217.340.41555.215.154.816.358.113.556.713.956.113.463.813.365.311.769.61471.91475.413.377.21379.613.577.414.378.513.479.414.778.413.674.914.171.91467.314.26413.85725.888.40.771.1median 14median 69.60.710.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor Magic V2 RSRSamsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor Magic V2 RSR audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 24% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 44% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
4800 mAh
923 min +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 2844, n=226, last 2 years)
913 min +23%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
4400 mAh
763 min +3%
Honor Magic V2 RSR
5000 mAh
743 min
Google Pixel Fold
4821 mAh
651 min -12%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 121)
12h 23min

Pros

+ super slim and stylish design
+ good cameras
+ plenty of storage space
+ great battery life
+ generous scope of delivery

Cons

- no 6 GHz WLAN
- no IP certification
- no wireless charging

Verdict - Magic V2 RSR as a sleek alternative for Porsche fans

Testing: Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR. Test device provided by Honor.
Testing: Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR. Test device provided by Honor.

While it doesn't bring any new technological advancements, the Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR has a sleek, sports car-inspired appearance. Its broad accessory list and excellent craftsmanship really won us over during the test. Much like the Magic V2, it is an exceptionally good and notably thin foldable phone, with the Porsche version weighing three grams more.

The compact silicon-carbon batteries are powerful, the camera setup is impressive, and the display is bright, eye-friendly, and supports all modern HDR standards. 

The Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR embodies pure luxury, accentuated by its premium pricing. 

As expected, the price of the Porsche Design foldable is even higher, making it more of a luxury indulgence than a rational decision. The extensive package, which includes the Honor Magic Pen, fails to fully compensate for the elevated price. 

Despite drawbacks such as Wi-Fi limitations and the absence of wireless charging and IP certification, the Porsche Design | Honor Magic V2 RSR remains an excellent foldable, characterized by its extravagant luxury. 

Incidentally, in the Porsche universe, RSR stands for RennSport racing cars and is designated for vehicles in pure competition versions without road approval. The Porsche 911 RSR, in particular, is considered the ideal representation of an endurance racing car.

Price and availability

The Magic V2 RSR can be ordered directly from Porsche Design or Honor for ~$3,000.

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Chassis
89%
Keyboard
70 / 75 → 94%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
69 / 70 → 99%
Weight
87%
Battery
89%
Display
94%
Games Performance
61 / 64 → 95%
Application Performance
96 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
77 / 90 → 86%
Camera
78%
Average
84%
89%
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, 2024-02-26 (Update: 2024-02-28)