Honor is making its return to the flagship segment with the three-strong Magic3 lineup. The vanilla and Pro models are joined by an Honor Magic3 Pro+, which is the top dog in the series. This phone brings four cameras with very large sensors and gorgeous looks while sharing its screen and internals with its siblings.
This means the Magic3 Pro+ has a 6.67” Flex OLED with 89-degree curvatures on the sides and a 120Hz refresh rate. HDR10+ support is also part of the deal and unlike the other two Magic 3 phones here Honor used a “Nano Crystal Shield” that is three times tougher than typical protective panels.
The hexagon camera setup is arguably where most of the upgrades for the Pro+ took place. Instead of Sony IMX766, Honor has placed a 50MP IMX700 1/1.28” sensor by Sony with a 1.22um pixel size. It sits behind a 23mm f/1.9 lens and supports Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus.
The ultrawide camera is also a major step forward compared to the other Magic3 devices - it has a 1/2" 64MP sensor and f/2.4 aperture.
The other two snappers are shared with the Magic3 Pro - 64MP f/1.8 monochrome shooter and 64MP telephoto lens with 3.5x optical zoom. The fifth camera cutout is for an 8x8 dTOF for clear portrait shots.
The front-facing camera in the pill-shaped punch hole has 100-degree FoV and sits next to a ToF sensor.
Honor calls the design “iconic”, and while some might say it is a lot similar to the Huawei Mate 40 Porsche Design, we can’t blame them for seeking inspiration from the once-mightier parent company. The device looks great and features a Nano Ceramic back panel that is supposed to be really durable.
The rest of the specs sheet is pretty much transferred from the Magic3 Pro - IP68-graded water and dust resistance, Snapdragon 888+ chipset, video editing tools from IMAX Enhanced and 66W SuperCharge charging through the wire for the 4,600 mAh battery.
The Magic Pro+ runs Magic UI 5 on top of the Android 11 OS, but no word from the Honor execs on stage about Google services, since the phone is first heading to China.
The Honor Magic3 Pro+ has only one memory option - 12/512 GB. Offered in either Ceramic Black or Ceramic White, it will cost €1,499. The global rollout of the phone is expected at a later date.
I don't actually mind the pill shape on the screen if it allows secure 3D face unlock and maybe an extra camera to take better pictures. I'd pick that over a tiny camera that is easy to miss. Plus, it's nothing compared to the block on...
Xiaomi phone? Lol You must be kidding. Xiaomo exploited absence of Huawei on the world stage,but now when Honor is back,they are going down.