Honor Magic 5 series goes official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The Honor Magic 5 Pro has got the highest DXOMARK score!

The Honor Magic 4 series was launched in the global market last year, and today, the brand launched the Magic 5 series globally. The series includes the vanilla Honor Magic 5 & Honor Magic 5 Pro. The successor to the Magic 4 Ultimate was not unveiled with the other two phones today, but that was the case last year, so we expect the Ultimate model to be launched later this year.

Compared to the “Eye of Muse” camera module design of the last year’s series, the camera module on the Magic 5 series gets a different design. The camera module is still circular and sits in the middle. But this year, the three cameras are placed triangularly with the LED flash.

Both phones look identical from the rear, but they are different when we talk about the front design. While both phones have a Quad curved display, the vanilla model has a single hole punch cutout in the center, whereas the Magic 5 Pro has a pill-shaped cutout in the top left corner.

The display specifications are different for both phones. The Honor Magic 5 has a 6.73-inch10-bit  OLED display with 1224 x 2688 pixels resolution, 1600 nits peak brightness & 120Hz refresh rate. The Honor Magic 5 Pro has a 6.81-inch 10-bit LTPO OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1800 nits peak brightness & 1,312 x 2,848 pixels resolution. The Magic 5 Pro has a discrete display chip that helps get higher frame rates in games & better video-watching experience. The Pro model also has a discrete security chip. The display supports HDR10+ & is IMAX Enhanced certified.

The vanilla model lacks wireless charging support, something the Pro model has. The memory configurations are also different – 8GB + 256GB for the vanilla model & 12GB + 512GB for the Pro model.

Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SOC & boast UFS 4.0 storage. The Honor Magic 5 Pro has LPDDR5X RAM, whereas the vanilla model has LPDDR5 RAM. Both phones have a 5,100mAH battery with 66W wired charging support, but as mentioned above, the vanilla model lacks the wireless charging feature. The Magic 5 Pro can charge wirelessly at up to 50W.

Finally, we have the cameras. The Honor Magic 5 has a primary 1/1.49-inch 54MP sensor, paired with a 50MP ultrawide camera (122-degree) & a 32MP telephoto camera with OIS & 2.5x optical zoom. The Honor Magic 5 Pro has a primary 1/1.12-inch 50MP sensor with an f/1.6 lens and OIS. There is the same ultrawide camera as the vanilla model, but the telephoto camera has a 50MP Sony IM858 sensor with 3.5x optical zoom and OIS. The Magic 5 Pro also has a 3D Time of Flight sensor.

Both phones run on Android 13 out of the box with Magic UI 7.1.

Honor Magic 5 is priced at €899, whereas the Magic 5 Pro is priced at €1,199.