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Honor Magic 4 Pro is here with one of the strongest specs sheets of 2022

But will all those specs be enough to make the phone a hit?
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February 28, 2022
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TL;DR
  • The Honor Magic 4 Pro and vanilla Honor Magic 4 launched today.
  • As far as specs go, the Pro model boasts one of the best specs sheets we’ve seen in 2022.
  • The question, though, is whether or not those specs will add up to a cohesive whole.

With most smartphones (and other tech products in general), a specs sheet is always missing something. Shouldn’t the Samsung Galaxy S22 have a battery larger than 4,000mAh? Why doesn’t the Google Pixel 6 have a 120Hz display refresh rate? Really, why doesn’t the OnePlus 9 Pro have a periscope zoom lens?

The Honor Magic 4 Pro, launched today, aims to have the specs sheet to end all specs sheets. Its triple-lens camera system has a 64MP periscope zoom and it has a 120Hz refresh rate on a WQHD+ display. It charges at an astounding 100W both wired and wirelessly. And yes, it has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 under the hood.

See also: The best camera phones you can get

Meanwhile, the vanilla Honor Magic 4 is no slouch in the specs department, either. In fact, for a few categories, the vanilla model beats the Pro model.

Of course, the best specs sheet in the world doesn’t mean anything if the cohesive whole doesn’t impress you. The Magic 4 Pro does look great and seems, on paper, to be a powerhouse. But will that be enough?

Check out the full specs sheet below for yourself.

Honor Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro specs

HONOR Magic4 series
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Honor Magic 4Honor Magic 4 Pro
Display
Honor Magic 4
6.81-inch curved LTPO OLED
120Hz adaptive refresh rate
2,664 x 1,224 resolution
430 PPI
HDR 10+
Honor Magic 4 Pro
6.81-inch curved LTPO OLED
120Hz adaptive refresh rate
2,848 x 1,312 resolution
460 PPI
HDR 10+
CPU/GPU
Honor Magic 4
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Adreno 730
Honor Magic 4 Pro
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Adreno 730
RAM
Honor Magic 4
8 or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM
Honor Magic 4 Pro
8 or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM
Storage
Honor Magic 4
128, 256, or 512GB
Honor Magic 4 Pro
256 or 512GB
Power
Honor Magic 4
4,800mAh battery
66W wired charging
No wireless charging
Honor Magic 4 Pro
4,600mAh battery
100W wired charging
100W wireless charging
Cameras
Honor Magic 4
REAR:
- 50MP wide (ƒ/1.8)
- 50MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2, 122-degree FoV)
- 8MP periscope telephoto (ƒ/3.4, 5x optical zoom, 50x digital zoom)
- Laser autofocus
- Flicker sensor

FRONT:
- 12MP wide (1.22μm, 100-degree FoV)
Honor Magic 4 Pro
REAR:
- 50MP wide (ƒ/1.8)
- 50MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2, 122-degree FoV)
- 64MP periscope telephoto (ƒ/3.5, 3.5x optical zoom, 100x digital zoom)
- Laser autofocus
- Flicker sensor

FRONT:
- 12MP wide (1.22μm, 100-degree FoV)
- 3D depth camera
Video
Honor Magic 4
4K HDR 10 capture at 60fps
Honor Magic 4 Pro
4K HDR 10 capture at 60fps
Audio
Honor Magic 4
Stereo system with dual speakers
24-bit HDR stereo recording
Bluetooth 5.2
Honor Magic 4 Pro
Stereo system with dual speakers
24-bit HDR stereo recording
Three microphones for recording
Bluetooth 5.2
Durability
Honor Magic 4
IP54 rated
Honor Magic 4 Pro
IP68 rated
Security
Honor Magic 4
In-display optical fingerprint sensor
Honor Magic 4 Pro
In-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
Connectivity
Honor Magic 4
5G/LTE
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6 (2.4/5GHz)
NFC support
Honor Magic 4 Pro
5G/LTE
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6 (2.4/5GHz)
NFC support
Ports
Honor Magic 4
USB-C
USB 3.1 Gen-1
Dual nano-SIM slots
Honor Magic 4 Pro
USB-C
USB 3.1 Gen-1
Dual nano-SIM slots
Software
Honor Magic 4
Magic UI 6
Android 12
Honor Magic 4 Pro
Magic UI 6
Android 12
Dimensions and weight
Honor Magic 4
163.6 x 74.5 x 8.8mm
199g
Honor Magic 4 Pro
GLASS:
163.6 x 74.7 x 9.15mm
215g

VEGAN LEATHER:
163.6 x 74.7 x 9.10mm
209g

Colors
Honor Magic 4
Black, white, cyan, gold
Honor Magic 4 Pro
GLASS:
Black, white, cyan, gold

VEGAN LEATHER:
Orange

Super-fast charging speeds, most advanced display

HONOR Magic4 Series Launch Event 13
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Two aspects of the Honor Magic 4 Pro stick out. The first is its ridiculous charging speeds. A wired charging speed of 100W is very fast, no question. But a wireless charging speed of 100W is ridiculous, and this phone is capable of both.

According to Honor, the 100W speeds allow you to charge the device from zero to 90% in just 30 minutes. We’ll need to test that for ourselves, obviously. But if it pans out, that would be the fastest wireless charging speed we’ve ever seen.

Required reading: Why your Android battery is charging slowly and how to fix it

Of course, in order to see those 100W wireless charging speeds, you’ll need a special wireless charger. Honor will gladly sell you the Honor SuperCharge Wireless Charger Stand, which will be sold separately from the Magic 4 Pro. Launch markets, a release date, and pricing were unavailable for this product at press time.

In addition to these charging speeds, the Magic 4 Pro also has a first-of-its-kind display. The LTPO OLED panel is a third-generation model, which we haven’t seen on a commercial device yet. For LTPO panels, the first and second generations just had an adaptive refresh rate, with the second-gen model being faster and more efficient at switching rates. This third-generation has high-frequency dimming, which causes less eye strain in low-light environments.

So far, we haven’t seen a display like this on the market. Obviously, Honor would need to do a lot of fine-tuning to beat out some of the best displays out there right now. In other words, just because it’s the newest doesn’t mean it’s the best. But it is still a notable inclusion on this phone.

Pricing and availability

The vanilla Honor Magic 4 will start at €899 (~$1,007) for the 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage option. Meanwhile, the Honor Magic 4 Pro will start at €1,099 (~$1,231) for the glass-backed version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The Pro model also has a vegan leather version, although Honor failed to provide the pricing details of this option. This model only comes in one color: orange. Interestingly, you can’t get a glass-backed orange model.

Honor did not provide a concrete launch date for either phone, but did note availability will differ across regions. Expect to hear more details in the coming days.