The Honor Magic4 Pro had its global launch last week. My review sample came a bit later than expected, so I haven’t been able to complete the full review yet.
I have been impressed with it so far, and I have already done a post covering the benchmarks and battery.
This post is dedicated to its camera. As I haven’t had the phone that long, I don’t have an extensive album of camera samples, but I will add to this as I use the phone.
Camera Specification vs Other Phones
- Rear Cameras:
- 50 MP Sony IMX766, 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)
- Front Camera:
- 12 MP, f/2.4, 100˚ (ultrawide), 1.22µm
- TOF 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
I struggled to find the exact camera specification, but the primary sensor spec matches up with the excellent 50 MP Sony IMX766, which is used on the OPPO Find X5 Pro and Realme GT 2.
The other two sensors are a bit harder to work out. The periscope zoom lens could be the OmniVision OV64B, which usually is a primary sensor used on mid-range phones.
While the Sony IMX766 is superb, I think the periscope zoom lens is something that differentiates this phone. It is a better sensor than the OPPO Find X5 Pro or OnePlus 10 Pro and is a similar spec to the Google Pixel 6 Pro.
However, unlike the Google Pixel 6 Pro, you also get a high-resolution ultra-wide lens. The ultra-wide lens isn’t as good as the OPPO/OnePlus Sony IMX766, but overall you end up with a well-rounded camera specification.
Initial impressions of the zoom lens are excellent. It is significantly better than the zoom on the OPPO Find X5 Pro, which I have just finished reviewing.
For the shots of the Blackpool Tower, I am unsure of the zoom settings, obviously one is standard and I assume 3.5x and then likely 10x. Obviously, the last photo isn't great, but no phone is at this level of zoom and when you use digital zoom. The fact that you can make out people in the window is still impressive.
While the ultrawide isn’t as good as the OPPO, it is still an excellent camera
So far, I have been very impressed with the Honor Magic4 Pro.
However, I have intermittently experienced some focus issues. When I click on a spot for it to focus on, the phone seems to occasionally struggle as if it is focussing on something else. This was especially true for small or shiny objects. My Pixel 6 has been doing this a lot recently, so it might just be my shaky hands and the fact I am rubbish with photography.
Beyond that, there is nothing else bad I can say about the camera. I think the three rear cameras make this one of the most well-rounded camera orientated phones of the year.