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HONOR Magic5 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

HONOR Magic5 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 10, 2023
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We got our hands on the new HONOR Magic5 Pro but before we publish the review, have a taste of it with our unboxing and first impressions.

HONOR Magic5 Pro Unboxing

HONOR Magic5 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

The HONOR Magic5 Pro comes in a simple black box with the model of the smartphone written on the top. There’s really nothing much to the box apart from it being standard sized rather than the slimmer ones you see in other flagships, and I’m sure you have a good idea why. Inside the box, you can find the following items:

HONOR Magic5 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • 66W HONOR SuperCharge charging brick
  • SIM ejector pin
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty card
  • Clear protective case
  • The HONOR Magic5 Pro itself

A TP Protective Film will be pre-applied prior to phone being sold (in selected countries).

First Impressions

HONOR Magic5 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

For our review unit, we received the Meadow Green colour option, which I feel is a tie with Glacier Blue for the best colour, but that’s subjective. Apart from the two colours, you can also get it in Black, Coral Purple, and Orange. Forget what everyone is saying and pick whichever suits your style best.

The device is made up of a metal and glass combination, with the rear having a more matte finish, which is great because it’s not a fingerprint magnet and it’s easier to grip. The star of the show here is the Eye of Muse design, supposedly inspired by the first image of the black hole at the center of the milky way. You also get some curved elements here which is being referred to as Gaudí curve, named after the architect Antoni Gaudí. As you can see, the Star Wheel camera system takes up a big chunk of space here.

HONOR Magic5 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

Turn it over and you will see its eye-catching 6.81-inch OLED display with dynamic refresh rate up to 120Hz as well as a cutout for the selfie camera on the top-left corner, pill-shaped to accommodate two sensors. Due to the curvature of the display, it might feel a bit slippery to hold on its own but that is no longer a problem when you attach a protective case to it.

Just like the other recent flagship Android-based smartphones, the HONOR Magic5 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This means you can expect great power from it but whether its thermal system can maintain that performance is what we’re going to find out in the review. For now, have a look at the specifications right below here:


SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 4nm
1 x Cortex-X3 @ 3.36 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A715 @ 2.8GHz + 2 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.8 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A510 @ 2GHz
Adreno 740 GPU
Storage 512GB UFS 4.0
Display 6.81″ (2848 x 1312) Quad Curved Floating Screen OLED Display
1800 nits
Rear Camera 50MP f/1.6 wide angle camera, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
50MP f/3.0 periscope telephoto camera, 3.5x optical zoom, PDAF, OIS
50MP f/2.0 ultrawide camera, 122°, AF
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60, HDR10, 10-bit video, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera 12MP f/2.4 wide angle (100°) selfie cam
TOF 3D depth camera
[email protected], [email protected]
Battery 5100mAh Li-polymer
66W HONOR SuperCharge (wired)
50W wireless fast charging
5W reverse wired charging
Reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 162.9 x 76.7 x 8.77 mm
Ingress Protection IP68
Software MagicOS 7.1 based on Android 13
Colours Black, Meadow Green, Glacier Blue, Purple, and Orange

If you want to learn more about the HONOR Magic5 Pro and its launch, click right here.

For now, the HONOR Magic5 Pro is in the middle of benchmark tests. I’ll be publishing my review of the flagship smartphone soon so stay tuned to

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)