Honor Magic 6 RSR Porsche Design review: absolute luxury

It has a striking design and a hefty price tag, but does Honor’s latest Porsche Design smartphone offer enough to be worth the cost?

Honor Magic 6 RSR Porsche Design on a table in front of blurred blue lights
(Image: © Luke Baker / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

With subtle but meaningful improvements to an already excellent camera system, an impressive design and tonnes of cutting-edge tech packed in, the Magic 6 RSR is an ultra-premium phone that justifies its asking price.


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    Great performance

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    Innovative camera system

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    Impressive dual-layer OLED display

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    Best-in-class battery life


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    Very expensive

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    Can’t deliver at longer focal lengths

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    MagicOS won’t be for everyone

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The Honor Magic 6 Pro launched internationally in late February, and now it’s back with a fresh new look from the talented folks at Porsche Design. We gave the Magic 6 Pro a thorough testing when it launched, and if all that had changed here was the looks, we wouldn’t have very much to talk about. Thankfully, that’s not the case, and there’s plenty to explore with the RSR.

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Rear cameras50MP f/1.6-f/2.0 main, 50MP f/2.0 ultrawide, 180MP f/2.6 telephoto (2.5x zoom)
Front camera50MP wide-angle with autofocus
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Screen Size6.8in Dual-layer OLED 120Hz
Colour optionsAgate Grey, Frozen Berry
Dimensions162.5 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is the defacto choice of big-screen ultra-premium Android phone, and for good reason. It’s an excellent all-rounder and goes toe-to-toe with the Magic 6 RSR in every area. I prefer the photos from the Honor at lower zoom levels, but the S24 Ultra is much more impressive at longer focal lengths.

iPhone 15 Pro Max

iPhone 15 Pro Max
If you’re open to the idea of an Apple device, the 15 Pro Max is well worth considering. The 1TB model costs the exact same as the Magic 6 RSR, and while the camera specs are less impressive on paper, the iPhone’s results speak for themselves - especially in video recording.

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Luke Baker
Freelance Writer

Luke is a freelance tech journalist who has been working in consumer electronics for over a decade. His specialties include cameras, drones, computing, VR, and smartphones. Previously Features Editor at Pocket-lint, Luke can now be found contributing reviews and features to a variety of tech publications, as well as running a YouTube channel called Neon Airship in his spare time.