Honor Magic3 official: it’s a top with a porthole

Honor Magic3, Magic3 Pro and Magic3 Pro+ are the first top-of-the-line smartphones from the "new" Honor: here are the features, availability, price.

We have been talking for weeks about the return to the top of the smartphone industry for Honor, a company born from an initiative of Huawei several years ago (now almost eight, it was 2013) and that in November 2020 passed under the control of Shenzen Zhixin New Information Technology. This comeback has just happened with the Honor Magic3, a phone with fine technical features and a design dominated by an element impossible to miss: a huge porthole on the back, which houses an excellent rear camera compartment.

If it had not been sold, Honor would have had to deal for an indefinite period with the same sanctions applied by the U.S. to Huawei, so it could not have done business with American companies. Instead, Honor was able to request, among other things, the 5G chips from Qualcomm and the Android operating system with its services and all the "basic" apps from Google, arriving at absolute top of the range devices such as the Honor Magic3, just presented. They are moreover the first ones made by the new property, which in this way has shown how it clearly cultivates the ambition to attract customers left orphaned by Huawei, at least in Europe, with products with features (and price) absolutely premium.

Honor Magic3, the technical characteristics

Honor Magic3, Magic3 Pro and Magic3 Pro+ all share the same 6.76-inch display. An OLED with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, support for the DCI-P3 color space, HDR10+ certification and 89-degree side curvature, with an "atypical" resolution, higher than Full HD+ but lower than Quad HD+: beyond the numbers, the definition is excellent and in the end is the only thing that really matters.

Slight differences in terms of chip, with Honor Magic3 having to "settle" for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 while on Honor Magic3 Pro and Pro+ there is the Snapdragon 888+, an evolution of the former that improves processing capabilities in terms of AI, artificial intelligence. Beyond differences that should be slight, all have OS Turbo X technology - and it's the first time it comes on a Snapdragon chip - which manages the available resources according to priorities and should also slow down the decay of performance over the years.

In terms of RAM, Honor Magic3 and Magic3 Pro+ have the same approach: a single option, 8 GB for the first, 12 GB for the second, while Magic3 Pro leaves the customer the choice between the two levels. Storage space side, 128 or 256 GB for the first, 256 or 512 GB for the second, only 512 GB for the third. Honor Magic3, Magic3 Pro e Magic3 Pro+ condividono tutti la stessa batteria da 4.600 mAh con ricarica rapida cablata da 66 watt e wireless rapida fino a 50 watt, e naturalmente offrono all’utente l’interfaccia Magic UI 5.0 su base Android 11.

Honor Magic3, le fotocamere

Le differenze tra i tre si fanno ben più importanti in fatto di fotocamere, il tema che origina forse più di altri la discrepanza tra i prezzi. Sul posteriore di Honor Magic3 ci sono tre sensori: il principale da 50 MP, un ultra grandangolare da 13 MP e campo visivo di 120 gradi ed un monocromatico da 64 MP.

C’è una fotocamera in più sul retro di Honor Magic3 Pro e Magic3 Pro+, ossia un teleobiettivo da 64 MP con zoom 3,5x ottico (10x ibrido e 100x digitale) con lunghezza focale equivalente di 90 mm e stabilizzazione ottica. Su Magic3 Pro+ la risoluzione della fotocamera ultragrandangolare arriva a 64 MP.

Prezzo e disponibilità di Honor Magic3

Non sappiamo ancora quando Honor Magic3, Magic3 Pro e Magic3 Pro+ arriveranno in Europa, ma l’azienda ha già comunicato i prezzi di listino in euro:

  • Honor Magic3 8+256 GB a 899 euro;
  • Honor Magic3 Pro 8+256 GB a 1.099 euro;
  • Honor Magic3 Pro+ 12+512 GB a 1.499 euro.