Honor Magic 3 & Magic 3 Pro launched with IMAX Enhanced

Both phones have the Snapdragon 888 Plus SOC

Release Date
August 12, 2021
Honor Magic 3 Price in Europe
Honor Magic 3 Pro Price in Europe

The Honor Magic series began in 2016 with the first Honor Magic smartphone that had its design as its main selling point. Later, in 2018, we got the Honor Magic 2 that had a bezel-less design and a magnetic slider for the cameras. Then, in 2019, we got the Honor Magic 2 3D which had 3D Face Unlock, hence the name. The Magic series did not get any new phones under it for the next two years, but today, Honor launched some new phones under this series.

The Honor Magic 3 series is now official, and this series includes three smartphones, the Magic 3, Magic 3 Pro & the Magic 3 Pro Plus. In this article, we are going to talk about the Magic 3 & Magic 3 Pro, and we have dedicated a separate article just for the Magic 3 Pro Plus since it is a pretty interesting device.

Honor Magic 3 & Magic 3 Pro

Design-wise, there are some of the most unique-looking smartphones around, thanks to their camera modules. There is a huge circular camera module that includes various camera sensors. Keeping the Time of Flight and Laser autofocus aside, the regular Magic 3 has three cameras, whereas the Magic 3 Pro has four cameras. The arrangement is also different for both phones. On the front, both the phones have a waterfall display with a pill-shaped cutout for the selfie camera. So, display-wise, there is no difference between the two. The Magic 3 Pro gets an IP68 rating, whereas the regular Magic 3 settles for the IP54 rating.

There is a 6.76-inch FHD+ 10-bit OLED which is curved at almost 90-degrees on the sides (89 to be precise), and this panel sports a 120Hz refresh rate. The pill-shaped cutout on the top left corner of this display has a 13 Megapixel camera for selfies along with a Time of Flight sensor.

Under the hood, both the phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SOC which is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage. The Magic 5 Pro also gets a 12GB + 512GB variant.

Honor Magic 3 & Magic 3 Pro

There is an interesting rear camera setup on these phones. So, both the phones have a primary 50 Megapixel Sony IMX766 camera sensor, a secondary 64 Megapixel monochrome sensor, and a 13-megapixel camera for ultrawide shots. The Magic 5 Pro goes one step ahead and gets a 64 Megapixel periscope-style zoom lens featuring OIS and 3.5X Optical Zoom. There is 10X hybrid zoom and up to 100X Digital Zoom. The Magic 5 Pro also has a 3D Time of Flight sensor on the back, whereas the Magic 5 settles for a Laster Autofocus system.

As the title of this post says, one of the biggest features of these two phones is IMAX Enhanced. This means you can shoot cinematic videos using the Honor Magic 5 series of phones. LOG format is also supported in case you want to do color grading on the video footage you recorded via the cameras on these phones. Honor Magic 5 series phones also come with 8 3D LUTs (Lookup Tables) such as “Classic,” “Gloomy,” “Sunsplash,” etc.

In terms of the battery, Honor Magic 5 & Magic 5 Pro have a 4,600mAh cell that can be charged rapidly, thanks to 66W fast charging support. In addition, there is also 50W fast wireless charging support for both phones. Android 11 based MagicUI runs out of the box.

Honor Magic 3 & Magic 3 Pro

The Honor Magic 3 comes in four color options, and two of these have a leather texture on the back, whereas the rest of the two have a glossy glass back. Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –

  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥4599 (~$710)
  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥4999 (~$771)

Honor Magic 3 & Magic 3 Pro

The Honor Magic 3 Pro comes in three colors, among which one has a leather texture on the back. Here is the pricing –

  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥5999 (~$925)
  • 12GB + 512GB – ¥6799 (~$1049)

For the European market, the Honor Magic 3 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at €899, whereas the Honor Magic 3 Pro with the same configuration is priced at €1,099. The phones will initially be available in China and then later in the global markets.