Honor Magic 5 Pro Review – An Ultimate Guide


Updated on: honor magic 5 pro honor magic 5 pro – Enthusiasts don’t mind investing more when outstanding performance is guaranteed. And the Magic 5 Pro promises exactly that for immersive and competitive mobile gaming.

Features of the Honor Magic 5 Pro

With bleeding-edge hardware components specially geared for gaming, the Honor Magic 5 Pro offers truly top-tier performance that matches other premium gaming phones.


  • 12GB/16GB LPDDR5X RAM options with 256GB/512GB UFS 4.0 storage ensures smooth gameplay
  • Vapor cooling chamber with high thermal conductivity for sustained performance during intensive gaming


  • 6.81-inch flexible OLED display with quad-curve design
  • 144Hz high refresh rate and up to 1200Hz touch sampling rate results in ultra-responsive visuals


  • Quad stereo speakers tuned by Devialet provides cinematic surround sound
  • Triple camera system (50MP main + 50MP ultrawide + 50MP telephoto lens) capable of 4K video recording

Battery & Charging

  • Large 4600mAh battery
  • 100W wired charging fuels phone from 0-100% in under 30 minutes


  • 5G enabled with Wi-Fi 6 compatibility
  • Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and USB-C port


  • Runs Android 13 out of the box with custom Magic UI 7.0
  • Gaming mode and other optimization tools for enhanced gaming experience
  • Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset for fast performance
  • 50MP main camera, 50MP ultra-wide camera, 50MP portrait camera – advanced triple camera system
  • 100x digital zoom capability
  • Large 5100mAh battery with fast charging support
  • MagicOS 7.1 based on Android 13 out of the box
  • In-display fingerprint scanner for secure biometric authentication
  • Sophisticated design with glass front and back

Pricing of the Honor Magic 5 Pro

12GB/256GB variant: $999 to $1099

16GB/512GB variant: $1199 to $1299

This would make the Magic 5 Pro compete head-on with other flagship gaming phones like –

Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (starting $1099)

Red Magic 7S Pro (starting $729)

Of course, regional taxes and customs duties could alter the final pricing to some extent. We expect to confirm the official Euro/dollar pricing shortly before the global launch. Availability across Europe and Asia should follow soon. These tentative prices point towards an ultra-premium but worthy gaming smartphone package offered by Honor here. 

Specifications of the Honor Magic 5 Pro

Here is a table comparing the key specifications of the Honor Magic 5 Pro with some of its competitors:

Specification Honor Magic 5 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Display 6.81-inch LTPO OLED, 1224 x 2664 pixels 6.7-inch OLED, 1284 x 2778 pixels 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3088 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Apple A16 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM 12GB 6GB 8GB, 12GB
Storage 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear Camera 50MP + 50MP + 50MP 48MP + 12MP + 12MP 200MP + 10MP + 10MP + 10MP
Front Camera 12MP 12MP 12MP
Battery (mAh) 5100 mAh 4323 mAh 5000 mAh
Charging 66W Wired 20W Wired 45W Wired
Biometrics In-display fingerprint scanner Face ID Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
Software MagicOS 7.1 (Android 13) iOS 16 One UI 5.1 (Android 13)

Pro and Cons of the Honor Magic 5 Pro

Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of the Honor Magic 5 pro:


Pros Cons
Powerful performance
Vibrant 120Hz OLED display
Great triple camera setup No wireless charging support
Large battery with fast charging No IP rating for dust/water resistance
MagicOS based on latest Android 13
Premium design and build
Flagship specs at affordable price



Some drawbacks like lack of wireless charging support and IP rating mean it does compromise on certain aspects compared to premium category leaders. But the amazing value for money proposition makes the Magic 5 Pro a great choice for users who want an ultimate flagship without spending extra for additional niceties in 2024.

FAQs of honor magic 5 pro

Q: Does the phone have wireless or reverse wireless charging support?

A: Unfortunately no, wireless and reverse wireless charging features are not included with the Magic 5 Pro.

Q: Can the pricing be expected to change or drop over time?

A: Yes, the launch pricing often reduces slightly some months after a device first goes on sale. And there are also occasional discounts and deals that may lower the Magic 5 Pro price further later this year.

Does it support wireless charging?

No, the Honor Magic 5 Pro does not support wireless or reverse wireless charging. It comes with a 100W wired Supercharge capability instead for rapid charging.

What gaming accessories can be used with the smartphone?

It supports Bluetooth controllers like gaming pads, gamepads from Razer, SteelSeries etc. However, compatibility will depend on individual games. Accessories like phone mounts, triggers, and cooling fans can further enhance the gaming experience.

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