Since breaking free from Huawei, Honor has launched a couple of great smartphones based on entry-level, midrange and flagships. The growth of the Chinese brand’s flagship smartphones cannot go unnoticed since the company is used to making excellent phones. Honor launched the Honor Magic 5 Pro on the 27th of February 2023 and this phone ticks all the checkboxes when it comes to defining a true flagship phone.
A true flagship phone is defined by its specifications, design, build quality, software, price and other extra features. All smartphones come with these features as well, but some phones go extreme than others. And that is what makes them flagship.
At the flagship level, all manufacturers try to battle their ways to the very top with some great spec sheets, design, features and price tag. However, most of them drop a point or two in their flagship devices. So far, Honor’s new flagship is the only flagship that does not seem to drop a lot of points this year.
Display of the Honor Magic 5 Pro
The Honor Magic 5 Pro has one of the biggest displays on the smartphone market. It features an AMOLED display of 6.81-inch. With a peak brightness of 1800 nits, it also comes with one of the brightest displays on a smartphone. The 120Hz display also covers about 91% of the phone’s body. The 1312 x 2848 pixels resolution is a bit lower than the 1440 x 3088 pixels on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, but it still stands up against a lot of other flagship phones. Unlike the previous edition, the Magic 5 Pro does not have its display too curved nor too flat. With a display of this nature, whether you are a fan of flat display or curved display, you will have very little to complain about.
Design of the Honor Magic 5 Pro
One of the main highlights of the Honor Magic 5 Pro has to do with its unique and clean design. It has both front and back glass with aluminum frame sandwiched between them. The camera module has a circular design with the triple cameras arranged to look like a triangular shape. The camera module is also covered with a beautiful glass with sharp curves on the edges.
Turning to the front of the phone, you will be greeted by the large 6.81″ OLED LTPO display. Honor calls the display a floating display due to the gentle curves on all the four sides of the display. This design makes the screen looks like it is really floating on the frame of the phone. The Honor Magic 5 Pro is the kind of device that is really going to catch the eye of many people when holding it in your palm. If you are a fan of unique looking phones, you may have to check it out.
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Feature of the Honor Magic 5 Pro
Like I stated earlier, this phone does not seem to leave any stone unturned in the flagship department. It comes with all the flagship features that you can think of. It features a triple 50MP rear camera sensor, with a main wide sensor, Ultrawide sensor and a Telephoto Periscope Lense as well.
It features an Ultrasonic under display fingerprint scanner for fast and secured fingerprint unlocking. It has a feature called video enhancer which makes bad quality videos look better when viewing. Another feature that enhances video viewing experience on this device is “Frame Rate Booster”. With this turned on, the device automatically converts lower frame rate videos to higher frame rate videos when watching on platforms like YouTube.
This device has a single 12MP selfie camera as a well as a 3D sensor for face unlock and great portrait shots. It also comes with a camera feature called the AI Fast Moving support. With this, you don’t have to worry about capturing great images of fast-moving objects like your pets or kids. Just point, shoot and watch the Honor Magic 5 Pro do the magic.
Other Features of the Honor Magic 5 Pro
Just like any other flagship device you can think of, the Magic 5 Pro is really packed with all the features you would need. It comes with other features such Infrared sensor, dual stereo speakers, 66W Superfast charging, 50W wireless charging, reverse wireless charging as well as reverse wired charging.
With the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB UFS 4.0 storage on board, the Honor Magic 5 Pro truly cements its name as one of the best flagship devices ever made. In addition to the energy efficient chip, you also get 5100mAh battery. This should be more than enough to take you through the whole day with no issues at all. And guess what? The device also comes with the 66W charger in the box. So, you don’t have to worry about spending extra money on a charger.
Price and Availability of the Honor Magic 5 Pro
The new Magic 5 Pro does not just come with flagship features, it also comes with a flagship price tag. The official pricing is not yet out but reports say the 12/512GB version will have a price tag of 1,200 EUR. This means you can get the 256GB version for even less. The device just launched on the 27th of February 2023. It is expected to go on sale from the 31st of March 2023.
The Honor Magic 5 Pro truly carries some bragging rights around. It will be a true competitor for other big names this year. In fact, it is the smartphone to beat in the year 2023. For the icing on the cake, the Magic 5 Pro has just dethroned the Huawei Mate 50 Pro to become the best camera phone in the world on DxOMark ranking. Not just the camera, the display also ranks first.
Do you think any other phone out there beats the Honor Magic 5 Pro in your own overall score? Comment the name of that phone below, we may have to check it out.