The Honor Magic 5 Pro is Honor’s latest flagship smartphone designed for photography enthusiasts. Packed with triple rear cameras, a 6.81-inch OLED quad-curved display, and a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chipset, the Magic 5 Pro delivers a compelling experience.
The standout feature of the Magic 5 Pro is its camera setup, featuring a 50MP main sensor with f/1.6 aperture for stunning low-light photography, a 50MP telephoto camera with 3.5x optical zoom, and a 50MP ultrawide camera, empowering users to capture exceptional photos in any scenario.
The device features a captivating 6.81-inch OLED display with a 120Hz LTPO refresh rate, ensuring a seamless and immersive visual encounter across gaming, video playback, and web browsing. With intelligent LTPO technology, the screen optimizes refresh rates, conserving battery life effectively.
Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chipset, one of the fastest mobile processors available, the Magic 5 Pro effortlessly handles demanding tasks. The smartphone’s massive 5000mAh battery ensures extended usage, capable of lasting up to two days on a single charge. Additionally, with 66W fast charging support, topping up the battery is impressively quick.
|162.99 x 76.7 x 8.77 mm
|Approx. 219 g
Honor SuperCharge (Max 66 W)
|6.81 inches, 2848 × 1312 Pixels
1.07 billion colors LTPO OLED Quad-Curved Floating Screen
|12MP Front Camera + 3D Depth Camera
Image Resolution Support up to 4096×3072 pixels
Video Resolution Support up to 3840 × 2160 pixel Supported 3D face unlock
|50MP Wide Camera (f/1.6, OIS)
50MP Ultra Wide Camera (f/2.0)
50MP Periscope Telephoto Camera (f/3.0, 3.5x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom, OIS)
Rear single LED flash EIS+OIS Stabilization Mode
Image Resolution Support up to 8192×6144 pixels
Video Resolution Support up to 3840 × 2160 pixels
|INTERNAL STORAGE & RAM:
|12 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
1x Cortex-X3 3.19GHz
2x Cortex-A715 2.8GHz
2x Cortex-A710 2.8GHz
3x Cortex-A510 2.0GHz
|5G, Dual-SIM, BT 5.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC
|Fingerprint, gravity, IR, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, ambient light, compass
|Water and Dust Resistance
View full specifications here.
The Honor Magic 5 Pro comes in a white Honor-branded black cardboard box with the phone and accessories well protected in different compartments.
The box includes:
- Magic 5 Pro
- HONOR SuperCharge
- Type-C Cable
- TPU Protective cover
- Quick Start Guide
- Eject Tool
- Warranty Card
- TP protective film (Attached on the phone before delivery)
Design & Display
The Honor Magic 5 Pro is a stunning device, available in two captivating colors: Meadow Green and Black. Crafted with a mix of metal and glass, the phone feels exceptionally premium in hand, albeit slightly slippery. Ensuring both style and durability, the device features protective glass and boasts IP68 water resistance.
Measuring 162.99 x 76.7 x 8.77 mm and weighing 219g, the Magic 5 Pro is a large phone, comparable in size to the latest Samsung S23 Ultra. But it is only 8.8mm thick and the weight distribution is well-balanced, with a slightly heavier top than the bottom, which we found to be comfortable to hold even with one hand.
The front of the device showcases a “quad-curved” display, housing a pill-shaped selfie camera cutout at the top left and the circular “eye of the muse” camera array at the rear. A 12MP selfie camera with 3D depth sensor ensures fast biometric face-unlocks. Conveniently placed on the right side are the volume up/down buttons and the power button for easy access.
The 6.67-inch OLED display, featuring a 120Hz LTPO refresh rate, provides a sharp, bright, and colorful visual experience. With LTPO technology, the screen intelligently adjusts its refresh rate, optimizing performance while conserving battery life. The display offers vibrant visuals with exceptional brightness that remains visible even under bright outdoor conditions. It’s minimal bezels and a curved screen further enhance the immersive viewing experience, boasting striking contrasts and wide viewing angles.
Equipped with a triple-lens rear camera system (50MP wide-angle, 50MP telephoto, and 50MP ultrawide), the Magic 5 Pro excels in capturing stunning photos across diverse conditions.
The stereo speakers, positioned at the top and bottom of the device, deliver rich audio. Charging is facilitated through the USB Type-C port at the bottom, where the SIM tray is also located. It’s worth noting that the phone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, so wireless audio options or USB Type-C headphones are recommended.
Performance & Connectivity
At its core, the Honor Magic 5 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, ranking among the market’s fastest mobile processors. This ensures seamless handling of even the most demanding tasks. With 12GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in storage, the phone offers ample space for all your needs.
The Honor Magic 5 Pro can easily handle multiple apps simultaneously without any lag or slowdown. Demanding games like Fortnite and Asphalt 9 Legends pose no challenge, effortlessly managed by the device. Connectivity is a highlight too, featuring 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, and IR support.
The Honor Magic 5 Pro features a powerful triple camera setup. The 50MP main sensor, with f/1.6 aperture, comes with Phase Detection AF, Laser AF, and OIS for detailed, naturally balanced images without excessive sharpening. Even in low light, it delivers impressive results with effective noise control.
The second sensor, a 50MP Telephoto Camera with f/3.0 aperture and 3.5x optical zoom, captures abundant light, allowing for astounding 10X optical zoom capabilities and exceptional clarity.
The 50MP ultrawide-angle lens performs admirably, offering natural colors, though some distortion at the edges may be noticed.
The Magic 5 Pro’s camera system excels in various scenarios, from zoomed-in shots to low-light environments and macro photography. Images display vibrant colors, sharpness, and balance. The optical zoom focuses quickly, enabling stunning close-ups with intricate details. Even in dim lighting, the device performs remarkably, producing clear and accurate images.
For selfies, the 12MP front camera, paired with a 3D depth sensor, captures well-composed shots. The added customizable bokeh effect creates depth and artistry, beautifully separating the subject from the background.
Regarding video recording, the Magic 5 Pro impresses with the flexibility to record up to 4K at 30fps from the front camera and 4K at 60fps from the rear camera.
HONOR Magic 5 Pro OS
The HONOR Magic 5 Pro runs on Magic UI 7.1, a customized version of Android 13. It includes some preinstalled third-party apps, which can be uninstalled. While the UI design has seen improvements, the interface remains familiar and offers high levels of customization.
Battery & Audio
The Magic 5 Pro comes with a massive 5,000 mAh battery, providing at least two days of worry-free use, thanks to optimized power management for impressive battery life.
With 66W fast-charging capability, recharging is a breeze, taking just around 40 minutes to reach 100% from 0%, keeping you on the go.
For audio, the top and bottom-firing speakers deliver clear, immersive sound for music, videos, and calls, capable of filling a small room with quality sound. The high-quality microphones ensure crystal-clear audio transmission during calls, free from distortion or interference.
HONOR Magic 5 Pro Verdict
The HONOR Magic 5 Pro impresses with its exceptional photography capabilities, powered by the triple-camera setup, delivering stunning and balanced images even in low-light conditions. The large, vibrant 6.81-inch OLED quad-curved display with a 120Hz LTPO refresh rate ensures an immersive viewing experience.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset guarantees seamless performance for even the most demanding tasks. The device’s 5,000 mAh battery provides extended usage time, and the 66W fast-charging feature allows for quick replenishment. Overall, the HONOR Magic 5 Pro is a beautifully designed flagship smartphone that caters to photography enthusiasts and tech-savvy users alike, making it a compelling choice in the high-end smartphone market.
It uses everything we like about Huawei’s premium design, display and camera system but with support for Google Play Services. The Magic 5 Pro is available in two beautiful, premium finishes – Meadow Green and Black at a starting price of AED 3,999.