Honor Magic 5 Pro: Goog flagship phone with great gaming performance

Honor Magic 5 Pro is a new flagship phone from Honor that comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 512GB of storage, and 12GB of RAM. Honor made it clear from the start that this phone was designed for those who want to create and view content in the highest possible quality. The Honor Magic 5 Pro has a large, vibrant screen, multiple high-quality cameras, as well as an extremely powerful gaming setup. If the primary purpose of a phone is to watch and create content, this is a good option to consider.

Specifications Table

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
No of cores8 (octa core)
Weight219 grams
ColoursBlack, Blue, Orange, Purple, Meadow Green
Resolution1312 x 2848 pixels
Display TypeOLED, Curved Display, HDR 10+
Colour Reproduction16M Colours
TouchScreenYes, Capacitive, Multi-Touch
Rear camera setupTriple
Rear Camera50MP(Primary), 50MP(Secondary), 50MP(Tertiary)
Front camera12 MP Resolution
FlashLED Rear flash
Video Resolution3840×2160 @ 30 fps
Camera FeaturesAuto FlashAuto FocusFace detectionTouch to focus
Battery Type and capacityLi-Polymer, 5100 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, 66W
Internal memory type256 GB, UFS 4.0
Operating SystemAndroid v13
Custom UIMagic UI
SIM ConfigurationDual SIM
BluetoothBluetooth v5.2
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
Fingerprint sensorYes, On-screen
Face UnlockYes
Other SensorLight SensorProximity SensorAccelerometerCompassGyroscope


The Honor Magic 5 Pro we received was a vibrant Meadow Green colour. It’s a simple design with a clean matte finish (and matte is always preferable to gloss because it attracts fewer fingerprints), but I really like the gold glitter finish around the back of the phone, which adds a nice shine to the design.

The phone has a Star Wheel Triple Camera setup, similar to that of an iPhone, but it is located in the top centre of the device. I know some people find these odd to look at, but I don’t mind. It’s quite unique and makes positioning shots a breeze. It also has a dual speaker setup with one at the bottom and one at the top. A sim card slot is located at the bottom, alongside the speaker, which is extremely useful for a phone. If you use your phone for photography or video recording, being able to quickly transfer data from the phone to a computer is a huge convenience.

Since the Honor Magic 5 Pro measures 162.9 x 76.7 mm and weighs only 219g, it’s a little on the large side, but that also means a larger screen, which makes watching movies and videos far more enjoyable. Overall, using the phone’s large screen to watch movies, series, or YouTube is very relaxing.


In terms of display, the Honor Magic 5 Pro has an OLED 6.81-inch screen with a resolution of 28481312 and Quad-Curved Floating Screen technology. The screen used is of the LTPO variety, which can provide an adaptive dynamic refresh rate of up to 120Hz, allowing for a smooth transition between video scenes.

With its large screen size and fast refresh rate, I can say that I enjoy watching videos on it. Because it has a peak brightness of 1800 nits, it is suitable for use even in direct sunlight. It does, however, have high-frequency PWM dimming that can support up to 2160Hz, allowing for a comfortable viewing experience even in complete darkness.


The Honor Magic 5 Pro features a Star Wheel Triple Camera setup, which includes a 50MP Wide Main Camera, a 50 MP Ultra Wide Camera (2.5cm macro & 122o Ultra-Wide FOV), as well as a 50MP Periscope Telephoto Camera (3.5x optical zoom & 100x digital zoom).

What’s most interesting about the phone’s camera is the AI Motion Sensing Capture feature, which can capture fast action very well. Even a sloppy photographer like myself can take good pictures of moving objects with this, whether during the day, noon, or night, and in very natural colours. Due to the high-quality camera, videos made with the phone are very smooth, and even a novice can capture some cool shots.

Gaming Performance

Honor Magic 5 Pro is a flagship phone with 512GB ROM and 12GB RAM, powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. According to my testing, the phone has a lot of advantages if you’re into gaming, videography, and content creation because it has more storage and RAM.

In terms of gaming performance, I really like how the Honor Magic can handle even the most demanding games. Even after hours of playing a variety of titles, the phone still has a good amount of battery life and is comfortable to use. The device also includes a Game Manager, which regulates performance. There are two modes to choose from: Balanced Mode, which balances resolution and performance, and Game Mode, which focuses on FPS. If you want to measure the exact performance, you can also see the CPU and RAM usage. Overall, gaming on the Honor Magic 5 Pro was a fantastic experience that allowed me to play a variety of games without lag or stuttering.


The Honor Magic 5 Pro comes with a 5100mAh battery, which is quite large for a phone. This means that even if you play a game for an hour, the device could last the rest of the day without charging. After an hour of playing Genshin Impact, the battery was only about 10-15% charged.

Furthermore, the phone supports extremely fast charging of up to 11V/6A and only takes 34 minutes to charge from 65% to 100%. This means that even if you only have a short time to charge it, it may still be near the maximum battery capacity and you will be able to use it for hours on end.


Honor Magic 5 Pro, in my opinion, is a good flagship smartphone that performs best in gaming, photography, and overall content creation. The large screen provides crisp images, and the powerful battery allows you to go for an entire day without needing to charge. Overall, the Honor Magic 5 Pro is a good flagship phone for those looking for a more powerful device to handle the more demanding tasks that make up so much of today’s world, such as recording and gaming.

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