The Honor Magic 4 Pro is the latest and hopefully the best flagship from Honor, and it’s now launched in the UK. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it had previously been unveiled at MWC 2022 in early March, but without a confirmed UK release date. Now, it’s here.
If you haven’t been swayed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series or the OnePlus 10 Pro yet, then perhaps the Honor Magic 4 Pro is the phone that will make you some of your hard-earned money, because it has things those phones don’t. , especially the 100 W wireless charging.
That’s an incredible amount of charging power to deliver without wires and it can deliver a 50% charge in just around 15 minutes. Unlike most phones, you don’t get more charging power if you plug it in, with wired charging also maxing out at 100W, but that beats most phones too.
Beyond that burden, the Honor Magic 4 Pro has a 4600mAh battery, a 6.81-inch 1312 x 2848 OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB. storage
It also has a quad-lens camera, with a 50MP wide-angle sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, a 64MP telephoto lens (offering 3.5x optical zoom), and a depth sensor. Additionally, it has a 12MP selfie camera and sports a premium design, with a glass back, a metal frame, and IP68 water resistance.
The Honor Magic 4 Pro also joins the Honor Magic 4 Lite, which has previously been released elsewhere as the Honor X9, so it’s not entirely new either.
This one has a 6.81-inch 1080 x 2388 LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a mid-range Snapdragon 695 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4800mAh battery, 66W wired charging. and a triple-lens camera, with a 48MP wide snapper, a 2MP macro snapper, and a 2MP depth sensor.
There’s no word on exactly when you’ll be able to buy the Honor Magic 4 Lite, or how much it will cost, but the Honor Magic 4 Pro will be available for pre-order from May 13, priced at £950 (about $1,175/AU$). 1,680). Don’t expect any of them to be in the US though, as they haven’t been announced for there.
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Since the Honor Magic 4 Pro is Honor’s flagship, you might be wondering how it stacks up against key rivals like the aforementioned OnePlus 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and on paper at least, the answer is pretty good.
As noted, it has faster wireless charging than either. The OnePlus 10 Pro has 50W wireless or 80W wired charging, while the S22 Ultra has 15W wireless or 45W wired charging, so it beats both of them in wired charging power too. However, its battery is smaller, and both rivals have a 5,000 mAh battery.
Display specs are largely comparable, though the Honor Magic 4 Pro’s display is marginally lower in resolution and, on paper, they should all offer similar power too.
However, the cameras are another difference. The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 48MP wide sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP telephoto lens, offering 3.3x optical zoom. That’s not much different, but in terms of megapixels and zoom length, the Honor has the upper hand.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is quite different here though, with a 108MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide, a 10MP telephoto lens (with 3x zoom), and a 10MP periscope camera with 10x optical zoom. So Samsung wins on zoom length and has a pixel-packed main sensor, but fewer megapixels on the others.