Honor Magic4 Pro review

23 May 2022


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Anonymous, 24 May 2022LG tried to sell flagship for much lower price than other (... moreLG had the bootloop fiasko and their marketing department was non existent.
Also their software support was the worst in the industry.

So yeah, no wonder they flopped so hard in sales.

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    • Rkm
    • FY0
    • 25 May 2022

    Lccy, 24 May 2022From the review "Still, it has to be said that the res... moreYeah, that is not a minor upsampling. Taking a 27/28mm crop from a 23/24mm is much more significant than taking a 55mm crop from a 50mm or 90mm crop from a 85mm.

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      • Kev
      • CcS
      • 25 May 2022

      Haplo, 25 May 2022S22 Ultra has the inferior Exynos chipset in Europe. Also ... moreThe most important part:

      The Honor is 1000 euros with its base configuration, 256GBs.

      If you want a 256GB S22 Ultra, that'll easily be an additional 100 euros more expensive. And Samsung doesn't have SD card support anymore.

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        • Haplo
        • MIn
        • 25 May 2022

        Sawsan, 23 May 2022Who would buy this thing when the Samsung S22 Ultra, which ... moreS22 Ultra has the inferior Exynos chipset in Europe.
        Also Magic4 Pro likely beats it in main camera performance - which is the most important camera by far - in my opinion. Plus according to the article, the sound is also better on the Honor.

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          • Anonymous
          • 3Rs
          • 24 May 2022

          Cant wait to buy

            captain fokou, 24 May 2022Lol. Huawei failed world wide? I hope you are joking. They ... moreExactly Honor has GMS nd 5g don't know why people are getting it wrong

            This smartphone is like a perfect smartphone with no major flaws Except
            -agressive app killing nd the ultrawide(but these aren't dealbreakers)

            This really shows Huawei trained Honor very well

            The only reason why most people will not buy this smartphone is because of the Honor badge

            I really wish consumers will stop neglecting some Brands or saying this smartphone is too expensive(even though the price is same with the competition) just because its not the normal brand they know eg Samsung,Apple,Google etc

            I mean there is noting wrong with Honor or any other brand crossing the $1000+ mark if the smartphone is worth it nd the magic 4 pro is

            Wish reviewers can treat brands as equals nd be neutral when necessary

              yalim, 24 May 2022probably but huawei failed worldwide with that price range,... moreLol. Huawei failed world wide? I hope you are joking. They failed after they could not make their socs and could not use GMS.


              AND HONOR HAS GMS AND 5G
              (many people are saying they don't)

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                • Anonymous
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                • 24 May 2022

                Sawsan, 23 May 2022Who would buy this thing when the Samsung S22 Ultra, which ... moreWhy should Google support Honor? Google themselves can't produce worthy Mobile phones, lol

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                  • yalim
                  • T4}
                  • 24 May 2022

                  walkman8, 24 May 2022I mean, they were hoping people remembered Huawei and they ... moreprobably but huawei failed worldwide with that price range,too :) they just cannot understand the dynamics,reception outside of china. I don't like this attitude because, chinese brands cannot put competitive pressure over the others with these prices. competition is always good for consumer.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • Lkg
                    • 24 May 2022

                    LoneOwl, 24 May 2022Hardware wise the phone looks great despite the unimpressiv... moreLG tried to sell flagship for much lower price than other (v60 below $800).
                    You know how it ended up.

                      yalim, 24 May 2022chinese brands just don't understand how value for mon... moreI mean, they were hoping people remembered Huawei and they were just expecting from people to hop on that reputation train, but that doesn't work like that.

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                        • yalim
                        • T4}
                        • 24 May 2022

                        chinese brands just don't understand how value for money works. no one buys a chinese phone equal to apple or samsung flagship price. first,chinese brands need to sell those flagships so that,people start experiencing them for a few years and start recommending by long term experience. once they get some market share and brand confidence,that's when they can request for similar prices.

                          HuaweiFan82, 24 May 2022Hi just to let you know it's only £949 or if on contra... more950 pounds= 1110 euros. Thats a lot of money for a(very good)Honor smartphone.

                          Besides Honor only sells well in China, so i expected in Europe the prices to be a bit lower.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • 3Rs
                            • 24 May 2022

                            My next phone

                              LoneOwl, 24 May 2022Hardware wise the phone looks great despite the unimpressiv... moreHi just to let you know it's only £949 or if on contract can get it for as little as 937

                                Hardware wise the phone looks great despite the unimpressive battery life.

                                Price wise though the phone is a letdown. Not as big as Xperia 1 IV ,but 1100euro starting price is a bit too much, because of honors questionable software support.

                                Why is it so hard for android manufacturers to price their flagships under 1000euros?

                                  [deleted post]That makes no sense. Did you even try?

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                                    • ILE
                                    • 24 May 2022

                                    Love the inclusion of 3D face unlock.

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                                      • Anonymous
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                                      • 24 May 2022

                                      Sawsan, 23 May 2022Who would buy this thing when the Samsung S22 Ultra, which ... moreInform yourself before posting comments...

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                                        • 24 May 2022

                                        From the review "Still, it has to be said that the resulting photos still have a resolution of 12.5MP - the sensor's binned output - so there must be some minor upsampling as you can't crop the sensor and still get the same resolution. But we didn't notice any impact on the overall quality."

                                        To calculate how much upsampling there is
                                        27/23= 1.174, square that which is 1.378
                                        Now divide 12.5 by 1.378 and you get 9.

                                        So by taking a 27mm crop from a 23mm equivalent lens paired with a 12.5mp output sensor, the effective resolution is around 9mp.

                                        On the dxomark review of the honor magic 4 pro, in the comparison images with the pixel 6 pro which has outputs a wider image, the small text in the first comparison with the pharmacy building is more legible with the pixel 6.

                                        I have seen numerous other examples with the Huawei p50 Pro compared to the pixel 6 and iPhone 13 where small text is more legible on rival cameras. Dxomark don't seem to notice this loss in resolution.