The Honor Magic – Review

The Honor Magic – Review

 Hey guys , today I am presenting THE HUAWEI HONOR MAGIC . THIS BEAUTY IS PACKED WITH INTERESTING TECH, FROM A DUAL-CAMERA SYSTEM ON THE BACK TO AN EYE-TRACKING SENSOR FROM TOBII ON THE FRONT.

 

HONOR MAGIC SPECIFICATIONS AND SOFTWARE

 Honor Magic
Display5.09-inch AMOLED display
2560 x 1440 resolution
577ppi
Processor2.3GHz octa-core Huawei Kirin 950
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
CamerasRear: 12MP dual lens sensor with an f/2.2 aperture
Front: 8MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture
Battery2,900mAh
Non-removable
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
MicroUSB (USB 2.0)
GPS/AGPS/Glonass/BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
SensorsHall effect sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Accelerometer
Phone status indicator
Gyroscope
SoftwareAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Honor Magic Live
ColorsGolden Black, Porcelain White
Dimensions and weight146.1 x 69.9 x 7.8mm
145g

 

 

First the bad news: this phone is only slated to be sold in Huawei’s home country of China. It will be available from several retailers, including Vmall.com, JD, Tmall and Suning, starting today. Pricing is also unknown as of this writing, but I will update this post when I learn furthermore. It’s possible that Honor will bring the Magic to other markets but there is no official statement on the matter. I really hope this phone should be available in Asian continent.

DISPLAY

Well the display underneath that lovely smooth glass is a 5-inch AMOLED one with a 2560×1440 resolution, giving Honor an exceedingly high 577 PPI. Dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back, one color and one monochrome, should produce excellent imagery.

The frame is itself a sensor hence the home button is also a fingerprint reader. The front is an eye-tracking unit from Tobii, which generally builds them into laptops and monitors — this is the first smartphone they’ve put one in.

 

 

 

It’s used for a multi-factor authentication technique Huawei calls WiseScreen . When you pick up the phone, the frame senses how you’re holding it, and Tobii sensor checks your eyes. If you pass, it unlocks right away. Face recognition is also built in . And you can register your face and a few other ones that can check notifications. The usual caveats for biometric authentication apply, of course.

 

USER INTERFACE

 

As if that wasn’t “Magic” enough, Huawei’s custom Android build adds context-sensitive information to Wechat, maps, and the browser, giving you the usual AI assistant stuff: movie times, directions, tracking numbers, that sort of thing. One I might actually use if I get this phone : hold down the home button in the browser and it’ll pull up lots more info on whatever page you’re visiting, presumably more news stories, Wikipedia entries and so on.

BATTERY

The phone’s battery is supposed to be made of a “special graphite molecular structure” and when combined with a new charging circuit design, the Honor Magic is only supposed to take 10 minutes to get up to 40%charge, and 20 minutes to charge up to 70%.

WRAP UP

Huawei clearly wants the Honor brand to be a leader in offering innovative smartphone design and features. On paper, the Honor Magic seems to fulfill that goal, but it’s too bad that it will only be available in China. We look forward to seeing some or all of these features making their way to more widely available phones from the company in the future.

What is your opinion on the Honor Magic?

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