Honor Magic 4 Pro review

The Magic 4 Pro is a brilliant camera phone and a bold flagship comeback for Honor

Honor Magic 4 Pro hero image
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Honor Magic 4 Pro undercuts the best from Apple, OPPO, and Samsung, yet still manages to compete on the camera front with an excellent main camera. While not the best camera phone you can buy – specifically in very dark environments, its excellent zoom and clever processing ensure it's still one of the best options at its price. Add across-the-board flagship specs and premium design to the mix, and we can't help but be impressed by Honor's comeback high-end phone.

Pros

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    Excellent camera system

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    Very fast charging speeds

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    A beautiful, bold display

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    Ample 256GB storage

Cons

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    Primary camera misses out on OIS

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    The 4500mAh isn't class-leading

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    A couple of interface issues

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    Glossy finish loves fingerprints

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While Honor’s been making camera phones for almost a decade, the Magic 4 Pro is a landmark device. It's the first flagship from the Chinese smartphone maker to launch in the West since it parted ways with Huawei – the superbrand that spawned Honor in 2013.  

While it isn't the first Huawei-free Honor phone we've seen – the Honor 50 is a premium midrange phone that launched in 2021 (and failed to wow us), Honor's hoping that its flagship Magic line can bedazzle smartphone buyers ready to upgrade.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.