Mar 3rd, 2022

Honor showed up at MWC 2022 to unveil the new Honor Magic4 Pro. While the brand mainly focused on budget-friendly devices when it was under Hauwei’s umbrella, Honor is finally stepping out with a true flagship device of its own — poised to go head-to-head with Oppo, Samsung and Apple with a device that’s packed to the gills with top-of-the-line features and hardware.

Simply by looking at the back of the phone, you know immediately that it’s built with an emphasis on the camera experience. The circular camera module is massive on the Honor Magic4 Pro, taking up roughly one-third of the real estate on the back of the phone. It’s truly impressive.

But the size isn’t just for show as Honor has equipped the device with four rear cameras on the back and another two cameras on the front.:

Rear cameras: 

  • 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF
  • 50 MP, f/2.2, 122˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.5″
  • 64 MP, f/3.5, 90mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0″, 0.7µm, PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom
  • TOF 3D (depth)
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10, 10-bit video

Front cameras: 

  • 12 MP, f/2.4, 100˚ (selfie), 1.22µm
  • TOF 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

While the camera software hasn’t been finalized yet, Honor did allow us to take the hone for a spin for a few hours to test out the camera performance. Portrait mode wasn’t enabled yet on our test unit and it doesn’t seem like background noise reduction was turned on for video capture either. Other than that, the images and video clips we were able to capture seemed to turn out pretty well.

If Honor is able to tweak things even more and deliver better results by the time this Honor Magic4 Pro hits the market in Q2 of this year, it may be a great option for anyone looking for a Samsung Galaxy S22 series alternative.

Take a look at the video and image gallery below to get a quick preview of what the cameras on the Honor Magic4 Pro will be capable of.

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