Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design review

GSMArena Team, 02 May 2024.


The Honor and Porsche Design design collaboration continues and after the Magic V2 RSR we now have the Magic6 RSR. This one is a reimagined Magic6 Pro that comes with a couple of hard to spot hardware improvements - in contrast to the V2 situation where the differences were skin-deep.

Porsche Design Honor Magic V2 RSR (left) and Magic6 RSR Porsche Design Honor Magic V2 RSR (left) and Magic6 RSR

The Porsche Design Magic6 RSR builds on the regular model's camera system by adding some extra autofocusing assistance. It comes in the form of a 1200-point LiDAR matrix that enables focusing speeds at up to 60fps. Great for pet photo shoots then.

Honor also says it's using a different and more advanced version of the primary camera's sensor that pushes its dynamic range capability up to 15EV. The weather contributed with clouds for that test.

Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design review

The display is also different on the Magic6 RSR, compared to the Magic6 Pro. The size and resolution are unchanged, but it's now a dual-layer OLED panel - or Tandem display - promising improved longevity and a nudge in max brightness (not that the non-RSR version was lacking in that respect).

Regular Magic6 Pro (left) next to Magic6 RSR Regular Magic6 Pro (left) next to Magic6 RSR

We'll have a look at the Porsche Design Honor Magic6 RSR and compare it side by side with the regular version, focusing on the differences mentioned - sort of a mini-review of the display and its effect on battery life, and a brief exploration into the main camera and how it stacks up next to that of the Magic6 Pro.

Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design specs at a glance:

  • Body: 162.5x75.8x8.9mm, 237g; Glass front (NanoCrystal Shield), glass back (NanoCrystal Shield), titanium frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min).
  • Display: 6.80" LTPO OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR, 1800 nits (HBM), 5000 nits (peak), 1280x2800px resolution, 19.69:9 aspect ratio, 453ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm): Octa-core (1x3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 & 3x3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2x3.0 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2x2.3 GHz Cortex-A520); Adreno 750.
  • Memory: 1TB 24GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software: Android 14, MagicOS 8.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.4-2.0, 23mm, 1/1.3", LiDAR AF, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 50 MP, f/2.0, 13mm, 122˚, 1/2.88", AF; Telephoto: 180 MP, f/2.6, 1/1.49", PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom.
  • Front camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/2.93", AF; Wide (main): 50 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/2.93", AF.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, gyro-EIS, OIS, HDR, 10-bit video; Front camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 5600mAh; 80W wired, 66W wireless, Reverse wireless, 5W reverse wired.
  • Connectivity: 5G; eSIM; Dual SIM; Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.3, aptX HD; NFC; Infrared port.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); stereo speakers.

Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design unboxing

The presentation of the Porsche Design version is predictably more upscale than that of the regular Magic6 Pro. The contrast is now even more stark than it would have been in previous years, with the Pro switching to the phone-only approach in 2024 - not so with the RSR.

Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design review

The Porsche Design Magic6 ships in an oversized graphite colored box that does contain more than you'd normally expect. The most surprising development (if you haven't already seen the Magic V2 RSR unboxing) is the inclusion of not one, but two, separate chargers - one with a UK style plug (Type G) and another with a Euro plug (Type F). There's also a separate cable for each adapter. Maybe all the chargers saved from mainstream Magics have been diverted to RSR boxes.

Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design review

The package also includes a snap-on protective case for the back of the phone. It's covered in a leather-like material on the outside, which looks just like that on the Magic V2 RSR's case, but is somehow ever so slightly less supple. It's still pretty nice, of course, it's just that the other one is nicer. On the inside, the alcantara or similar material has a fine pattern of hexagons, just like the phone's camera island.

Reader comments

  • FKM
  • 13 May 2024
  • Hx1

I agree with you big time

Why no speaker test?

a lot cooler with flat scr.