After launching its new super mid-range Honor 50 series with Google Services earlier this year, the company has now announced its first flagship series – Honor Magic 3 series – after the separation from its parent company Huawei. The Honor Magic 3 series consists of three smartphones – Magic 3, Magic 3 Pro, and Magic 3 Pro Plus – which will launch first in China and will then probably get a global release date later.
Each smartphone in the Magic 3 series shares some common specs and comes with Google’s apps and services, which were earlier not present when Honor was under Huawei. So let’s take a look at the specs and features of each device.
Specs and feautres of Honor Magic 3 Series
Processor and Display
Both Honor Magic 3 Pro and Honor Magic 3 Pro Plus are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus Processor, whereas Honor Magic 3 has a Snapdragon 888 processor. The Magic 3 has 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage, where the Magic 3 Pro packs 8/12GB RAM and 256/512GB storage, and the Magic 3 Pro Plus comes with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.
Talking about the display, all three smartphones share the same 6.76-inch curved OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 2772 x 1344p resolution, and HDR10+. The Magic 3 (IP54 certification) and Magic 3 Pro (IP68 certification) feature glass and vegan leather finishes, whereas the Honor Magic 3 Pro Plus has a Nano Crystal ceramic back panel, and also offers IP68 certifications.
All three devices run on Honor’s Magic UI 5 skin on top of Android 11 (with “at least” two Android OS updates) and support stereo speakers, a triple-mic setup, and a USB Type-C port. For connectivity, the devices offer 5G support, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and NFC.
The camera hardware on the Magic 3 series is the main differentiating factor between the three devices. The Honor Magic 3 features a triple-camera setup with a 50MP f/1.9 Sony IMX 766 primary camera, a 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, a 64MP f/1.8 monochrome camera.
The Magic 3 Pro features a quad-camera setup featuring a 50MP f/1.9 Sony IMX 766 primary camera, a 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and a 64MP f/1.8 monochrome camera, along with 64MP f/3.5 (3.5x optical zoom, OIS, 10x hybrid zoom, 100x digital zoom) periscope zoom camera.
Now coming to the Honor Magic Pro 3 Plus, it features a larger 50MP f/1.9 Sony IMX 700, PDAF primary camera, a 64MP f/2.4, 126-degree FoV ultra-wide camera, a 64MP f/1.8 monochrome camera, and a 64MP f/3.5 (3.5x optical zoom, OIS, 10x hybrid zoom, 100x digital zoom) periscope zoom camera.
On the front, all three devices feature a 13MP selfie shooter and a 3D ToF camera for 3D face unlock.
All three phones have a 4,600mAh battery with 66W wired fast charging support, but both Pro variants also have 50W wireless fast charging and reverse wireless charging.
Pricing of Honor Magic 3 Series
Honor Magic 3 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs €899 (about $1,055) and comes in four colors: Blue Hour (vegan leather), Golden Hour Pink (vegan leather), White, and Black.
Honor Magic 3 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs €1,099 (about $1,290) and comes in four colors: Blue Hour (vegan leather), Golden Hour Pink (vegan leather), White, and Black.
Honor Magic 3 Pro Plus with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage costs €1,499 (about $1,760) and comes in two colors: White, and Black.