Honor Magic 4 Pro initial review: How much camera
(Pocket-lint) – Honor announced the Magic 4 Pro in February 2022, just 6 months after the international launch of the Honor Magic 3. Indeed, look at these phones and you might not immediately see the difference, but different they are.
Instead this perhaps is a signal of intent: Honor wants to be taken seriously and no sooner had the Honor Magic 4 Pro been announced, but the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate was also unveiled, more or less replacing the Magic 3 Pro+ position.
The Honor Magic Pro 4 will be available to pre-order from 13 May in the UK – we are working on a full review of this device.
The Honor Magic 4 Pro certainly packs in the ingredients to make a flagship phone. There’s the impressive charging speeds and that powerful Qualcomm hardware at its core – as well as a display that seems to tick all the right boxes.
What we can’t assess is how it all comes together, how well the battery lasts and whether that huge camera delivers. That leaves us plenty to investigate as we pull together a full review of this phone.
Design and build
- 163.6 x 74.7 x 9.15mm; 215g
- IP68 protection
- Curved glass finish
- Cyan or Black
The Honor Magic 4 Pro looks a lot like the Honor Magic 3, defined by the huge camera on the rear. Some might be wondering where the Honor Magic 3 has got to. Having been confirmed for an international launch, that didn’t seem to happen – and Honor has confirmed that the Magic 4 series will be opening for pre-ordering soon, so we can probably dismiss the Magic 3 completely. We just have to hope that the Honor Magic 4 series does launch as planned.
What the Magic 4 Pro gives Honor is a veritable flagship phone, designed to be at the top of its game and the build quality reflects that, although it has more than just a passing resemblance to the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. These companies may be separate, but the design of the phones hasn’t totally diverged, yet.
There’s an IP68 protection rating, curved glass front and back so that this large phone fits in your hand: it’s very much running from the flagship phone playbook. It looks great too, that rear Cyan colour shimmering in the early morning sunshine in London when we saw the phone.