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Honor Magic 4 Pro Review – Andrea Galeazzi

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Honor Magic 4 Pro Review – Andrea Galeazzi
Written by aquitodovale

We already knew that Honor was back but now it’s serious! This Magic 4 Pro is a real top of the range, with a top-of-the-range price but also with an excellent OLED display, with high performance, cameras capable of taking and shooting photos and videos from cameraphone and it is also well built.

Weight and size

163.6 x 74.7 x 9.1 mm or 9.2 mm
209 g

Operating system

Android 12, Magic UI 6, Google Play Services

Storage

256 GB

Display

6.81 “
1312 x 2848

Room

50 mpx f / 1.8
Front mpx

SOC and RAM

Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
RAM 8 GB

Net

HSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Battery

4600 mAH

Packaging and content

In packaging we find the 100W power supply, the USB-C to USB-A data cable and a transparent silicone cover maybe not really rugged but certainly thicker than those usually found.

Design and touch-and-feel materials

It is not particularly thin and light, in fact we speak of 9.1mm thick and 215 grams weight but on the other hand it is built entirely of glass and steel and is certified for resistance against water and dust IP68.

L’always-on display is present while as regards the connectivity we find 5G, WiFi 6, GPS, NFC, Google Pay and Android Auto with all the connections side that works well and has proved reliable. The video comes out of USB-C and there is also desktop mode.

Display

As for the display we find a AMOLED LTPO from 6.81 ″ with resolution FHD +, 460PPI and variable refresh rate from 1 to 120Hz. The peculiarity is that it is curved on all four sides. There panel quality it is really excellent and proves it by managing to lower the brightness a lot without highlighting defects or colors that change. Obviously the opposite case is also good, that is the maximum brightness and reliable the sensor that adjusts it automatically.

Processor and memory

The processor it is Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with Adreno 730 GPU and is joined by 8GB from RAM And 256GB from storage UFS 3.1.

Battery

There battery it’s a 4,600 mAh, 23Wh, with charge at 100W is wired that wireless which allows him to reach 50% in 15 minutes and 100% in 32 minutes. The energy management has been optimized well and manages to keep the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 at bay by heating up a little only under stress. He took me to the evening with still the 20% of residual autonomy. Also present is the smart management of the charge.

Software and ecosystem

The interface is that of the MAGIC UI 6 on base Android 12 and updated to the April patches. The first thing to remember is that there are Google services, so no problem from this point of view. Then we also find a good one usability and general reliability.

On the other hand, what doesn’t drive me crazy is a bit there graphics, the fact that there isn’t one swipe down to open the notification curtain and the fact that clicking on one notification just go to open that chat and there is no possibility to open only the application.

Telephone department

There is the possibility of the dual-SIM, good the reception and also good audio quality both in capsule and speakerphone, which is also stereo. The dialer is proprietary but does not report possible SPAM numbers and does not allow you to record calls, better install the Google one from the Play Store.

Photo and video

The room compartment is composed by

  • a principal from 50MP with f / 1.8 aperture and 1 / 1.56 ″ sensor,
  • a ultra-wide angle from 50MP with f / 2.2 aperture and 122 ° viewing angle,
  • a telephoto lens with optical zoom 3X from 64MP and digital zoom 10X without loss of quality or up to 100X with obvious loss of quality but always optically stabilized,
  • a sensor for i data on the depth,
  • a anterior chamber from 12MP f / 2.4 coupled to a depth sensor.

THE results they are really good, the quality of the photo and from cameraphone with contrasts, light management, play of light and truly convincing colors. The same is true for i video and you have also seen the play shot on occasion of the presentation of Elimobile in difficult lighting conditions. I will also try the cinema mode, which looks very interesting, maybe on a next trip.

Audio

L’audio is stereo and it is another strong point, very well balanced, with bass present and a good overall volume. Unfortunately, the headphone jack is absent.

Apps and gaming

The performance obviously they are not a problem, everything runs fast and very smooth. Vibration feedback is also good, although not quite perfect.

Real Racing opens in 8 seconds and it runs just fine, just like any other heavy game or application.

Final judgement

His price and of 1,099 euros, many but actually in focus with the competition and what he is: a top of the range to all effects. It takes great photos, shoots great videos, does not miss anything in terms of performance and even has a quality OLED display.

Defects? A little slippery and heavy, but in any case good Honor for having created an excellent smartphone!

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