Honor has recently launched its new flagship smartphone, the Magic4 Pro, which promises to battle in the premium segment of the market thanks to an interesting rear camera system that also includes a Periscope telephoto camera.
For its top-of-the-range, Honor has chosen a resolution of 2,848 x 1,312 across a large 6.81-inch LTPO OLED quad-curved screen, and 1.07 billion colors on the front. Its performance is excellent in all situations, also thanks to 1~120Hz adaptive refresh rate and 1920Hz PWM dimming technology, and is able to deliver a truly immersive experience with less power consumption and eye strain. Equipped with an oval “hole” that integrates the double front camera, it has frames reduced to a minimum, while the rear focuses everything on symmetry seeing a large circular module dedicated to cameras and sensors positioned centrally in the upper section of the device.
The core of the Magic 4 Pro is the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 which, with the 8GB of RAM and 256GB of memory available, is a comprehensive upgrade of computing, image processing, and AI performance. It is capable of offering excellent performance both in normal daily use and in more intense activities such as gaming, guaranteeing a lower power consumption with higher power efficiency also thanks to HONOR GPU Turbo X technology. The large 4600mAh battery is able to guarantee a full day of “standard” use, but if you need to drain it faster – for example with long gaming sessions or video playback – the phone supports fast charging thanks to 100w wireless and wired SuperCharge, thus being able to bring the phone back to 100% in about 25-30 minutes.
Particularly Interesting is the all-new Privacy Calling feature supported by AI and powered by Directional Sound Technology, which prevents sound leakage for more private phone calls. In fact, the screen and the receiver work together to adjust the volume of the incoming audio to suit different environments, guaranteeing that even if you are in a very quiet environment, people standing nearby cannot hear the caller’s voice.
On the photographic side, the Honor Magic4 Pro offers an interesting setup from both a hardware and software point of view. It features a triple camera system, which includes two 50MP sensors, the first associated with a wide lens, the second with an ultrawide, and a third, from 64MP, coupled to a periscope telephoto lens that offers a 3.5x optical zoom and a digital zoom up to 100x. The whole system is supported by Honor’s Ultra-Fusion software that allows you to use multiple sensors simultaneously for obtaining images with greater sharpness and definition even in “intermediate” positions between two optics.
Turning to the software, Honor’s Magic4 Pro comes with Android 12 on board equipped with the Magic UI 6.0 interface, a generally simple and intuitive interface to use, especially once you get used to Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard. Like all Honor smartphones launched after the separation from Huawei, the Magic4 Pro also uses Google services and apps, including the Play Store.
If you are on the market looking for a premium device that is aesthetically pleasing and takes excellent photos, the Magic4 Pro may be the right device for you. It is possible to buy the HONOR Magic4 Pro – 5G Smartphone for £ 999 .99 on Amazon UK at the time of writing.