Honor Magic 4 & Magic 4 Pro launched with dual 50MP cameras

Both phones have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC

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Release Date
February 28, 2022
Honor Magic 4 Starting Price
€899
Honor Magic 4 Pro Starting Price
€1099

Honor Magic 4 series is now official in the global market, and it includes two premium flagships under it named the Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro. As the names suggest, these are the successors to the Honor Magic 3 and Magic 3 Pro of last year. Those phones had their cameras as the main USP, and they also had IMAX Enhanced. The Magic 4 series is also the same because it also has the cameras as the main USP. Like last year, there is a big circular camera module on the back that Honor has even given a name to this time. The company calls it the “Eye of Muse.”

Design-wise, both phones look identical with that big camera module on the back. This module is bigger on the Pro version as it packs an extra punch. For example, you will notice that the vanilla model has ’50X’ written on the camera module, whereas the Pro version has the text saying ‘100X’. This is because apart from the telephoto lens, all other cameras are the same on both phones. The primary camera has a 50MP 1/1.56-inch sensor, and the ultrawide has a 50MP 1/2.5-inch sensor. In terms of the telephoto lens, Honor Magic 4 has an 8MP sensor and 5X Optical Zoom (50X digital), whereas the Honor Magic 4 Pro has a 1/2-inch 64MP sensor with 3.5X Optical Zoom (100X Digital).

Speaking of the other two sensors you see on the rear, one is a flicker sensor to reduce flickers, and the other is the dTOF Laser Focusing System. These phones feature IMAX Enhanced 10-bit 4K 60fps video recording. The Multi-Camera Fusion tech can take photos from each camera on the back and put them together to create a better and sharper picture.

For selfies, there is a 12MP camera on both phones, but in the case of the Honor Magic 4 Pro, there is a 3D depth camera as well, hence a pill-shaped cutout instead of a tiny hole punch.

Both phones have a 6.81-inch LTPO with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1000 nits peak brightness, and “Industry’s First” 1,920Hz PWM dimming. The resolution is slightly different for both phones – 1,224 x 2,664 pixels vs 1,312 x 2,848 pixels. This also means a higher pixel density on the Pro version.

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The Magic 4 Pro has an IP68 rating, but the vanilla model lacks it. Both phones have Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC under the hood, and there is 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM paired with 128/256/512GB storage.

Finally, there is a 4,800mAh battery inside the Magic 4 that can be charged quickly, thanks to 66W fast charging. The battery size of Magic 4 Pro is 4,600mAh, and it supports 100W fast wired and wireless charging. Both phones run on Android 12 out of the box, with Magic UI 6.0 running on top.

Speaking of the price, the Honor Magic 4 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at €899, whereas Magic 4 Pro with the exact RAM and storage for €1099.