HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

Aiman Maulana
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HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

The HONOR Magic V2 comes in a rather large black box, which I initially thought was simply because of the sheer size of it when it’s unfolded. The packaging itself is minimalistic so you won’t be able to find much details on it.

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

Inside the box, we found the following items:

  • Documentations
  • 66W HONOR SuperCharge charger
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Inner screen protective film (pre-installed)
  • External screen protective film (pre-installed)
  • PU case
  • The HONOR Magic V2 smartphone itself

HONOR Magic V2 First Impressions

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

The HONOR Magic V2 is the big screen-type foldable that could replace the use of tablets as opposed to being the stylish flip form factor. Right out of the box, I can tell you two things I immediately fell in love with; the fact that the outer display, at 6.43 inches, looks and feels like what you’d find on a regular smartphone as opposed to it feeling too narrow, and just how thin it is. When folded, it’s just 9.9mm thin and when unfolded, it’s an unbelievably thin 4.7mm. With just numbers alone, it might not pain much of a picture but if you have the opportunity to hold it yourself, you should as it’s simply amazing.

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

Furthermore, the main display is a nice 7.92-inches and uses an LTPO OLED display, meaning that the 120Hz refresh rate is adaptive as opposed to being constant, boosting the battery efficiency significantly. The external display also uses LTPO OLED display, and though the brightness differs (1600 vs 2500 nits peak), you won’t feel like you’re missing out by sticking to one display over the other. In fact, the transition from one display to the other is seamless so far, but I will need to dive further to know how well the software implementation truly is.

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

HONOR Magic V2 Unboxing and First Impressions

In case you weren’t aware, the HONOR Magic V2 is powered by last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship chip, which isn’t a bad thing since it’s still powerful and can be efficient if the thermals are well managed. It also uses MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13, and you get that right out of the box. As for memory, we got a hefty 512GB storage with a whopping 16GBs of RAM. Just keep in mind that there is no way to expand it outside of cloud storage as there is no microSD slot inside here.

Apart from that, you still get a healthy 5,000mAh battery, but we’ll need to run some tests to know how well it lasts when using both the main and external displays separately. For now, check out the specification right below here:

HONOR Magic V2 Specifications

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CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 5nm
1 x Cortex-X3 @ 3.19 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A715 @ 2.8 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.8 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A510 @ 2 GHz
GPU: Adreno 740
RAM: 16GB
Display: Inner Screen

7.92″ FHD+ (2344 x 2156), Foldable LTPO OLED, HDR10+, IMAX Enhanced, 120Hz, 1600 nits (peak), 1 billion colors, 9.78:9

External Screen

6.43″ (2376 x 1060) LTPO OLED, 120Hz, 402ppi, 2500 nits (peak), nanocrystal glass 2.0, 20:9

Storage: 512GB UFS 4.0 (not expandable)
Camera: Main Camera(s)

50MP f/1.9 wide angle camera with PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

20MP f/2.4 telephoto angle camera, PDAF, 2.5x optical zoom, OIS

50MP f/2.0 ultrawide angle camera, 123°

Front Camera

16MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera, 85°

OS: Android 13, MagicOS 7.2
Audio: Stereo speakers, 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, dual-band Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: GPS(L1+L5) /AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou(B1I+B1C+B2a)/Galileo(E1 + E5a)
NFC: Support Reader/Writer Mode,Card Emulation Mode (SIM1, HCE)
Mobile: 5G NR/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA/CDMA1X/EDGE/GPRS, support VoLTE/ViLTE
SIM: Dual SIM (2 x NanoSIM and eSIM)
Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh (non-removable) battery
66W Fast Charging
5W Reverse Wired
Dimensions: Unfolded

145.4 x 156.7 x 4.7 mm

Folded

74 x 156.7 x 9.9 mm

Weight: 231 ~ 237 g
Ingress protection: No
Colors: Black, Black (PU), Purple

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For now, the HONOR Magic V2 is in the middle of benchmark tests among other tests. I’ll be publishing my review of this smartphone soon so stay tuned to Pokde.net for the review.

Check out our review of the HONOR X9b by clicking right here.

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