Honor 80, Honor 80 Pro and Honor Magic Vs: Three new smartphones worth checking out

November 24, 2022  12:48

Honor introduced three new smartphones with quite interesting characteristics.

The Honor 80 is the first smartphone on the Snapdragon 782G SoC; it has a good camera with a 160-megapixel sensor, a 4800 mAh battery, and only costs $375.

The Honor 80 Pro is a mid-budget smartphone with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and 160-megapixel camera that shoots better than the iPhone 14 and costs about $490.

The Honor Magic Vs is a foldable smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery for long battery life. It costs, however, much more than the first two.

All three phones have the latest MagicOS 7.0 firmware based on Android 13.

Honor 80

The Honor 80 is the world's first smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G single-chip system, which is a 6-nanometer SoC.

The CPU in its composition has the following configuration:

  • one Arm Cortex-A78 core with a frequency of 2.71 GHz,
  • three Arm Cortex-A78 cores with a frequency of 2.4 GHz,
  • four Arm Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz.

As for the GPU, here it is Adreno 642L.


The main camera of the smartphone has a 160-megapixel sensor. The optical format of the sensor is 1/1.56 inches, the lens aperture is F/1.8, there is no OIS. There is also an 8-megapixel sensor, which works in conjunction with an ultra-wide-angle lens, also a module with a 2-megapixel sensor for macro photography. The front camera is equipped with a 32-megapixel sensor.

Honor 80 also has a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a frame rate of 120 Hz. At the same time, the phone is only 7.7 mm thick and weighs 180 grams.

The battery capacity is 4,800 mAh, and there is support for wired charging with 66 watts.

The base version of the Honor 80 comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage and costs $375. There are also more expensive options: 12/256GB for $420 and 12/512GB for $460.

Honor 80 Pro

The top-of-the-line mid-range Honor 80 Pro is one of the company's most interesting new products. There is an opinion that this smartphone shoots better than the iPhone 14, and the Super RAW HDR 2.0 technology that it uses can contribute to this.

It deserves attention first of all because of the camera with a 160-megapixel sensor, the pixels in which can be combined in groups of 4 or 16 to capture more light. In the first case, the image resolution will be 40 megapixels, in the second - 10 megapixels. The lens aperture is F/1.8, and there is no optical stabilization in the main module.


The second sensor is 50-megapixel: it can be used for macrophotography (focusing distance - from 2.5 cm), as well as for ultra-wide-format photos.

The third sensor is 2-megapixel.

The front camera has two sensors - 50-megapixel and 2-megapixel.

The screen on the Honor 80 Pro is a 6.78-inch curved AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2700 x 1224 pixels, a frame rate of 120 Hz and a PWM frequency of 1920 MHz.

Powered by the flagship Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 single-crystal system.

The battery capacity is 4800 mAh, there is support for wireless fast charging capacity of 66 watts. Even with such a large battery, the phone is only 7.8 mm thick and weighs 188 grams.

The entry-level version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage costs $490. There are also 12/256GB variants for $530 and 12/512GB for $575.

Honor Magic Vs

Honor Magic Vs is another interesting smartphone that has already said to have the best battery life among foldable smartphones․

The Honor Magic Vs features a dual-cell battery - one in each half of the case. The total capacity of the batteries is 5000 mAh, and the maximum charging power, as in the case of the two previous smartphones, is 66 watts.

According to the manufacturer, the Honor Magic Vs lasts 2.2 times longer than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 in the same modes, and even 1.7 times longer than the iPhone 14 Pro.

The thickness of the phone in the unfolded state is only 6.1 mm, in the folded state - 12.9 mm. It weighs, depending on the version, 261-267 grams.


The external OLED screen is 6.45 inches diagonal, resolution is 2560 x 1080 pixels, frame rate is 120 Hz and maximum brightness is 1200 cd/sq.m. The internal screen also has an OLED panel, but the frame rate is lower - 90 Hz, the resolution - 2272 x 1984 pixels, PWM frequency - 1920 MHz. The Honor Magic Vs display is designed for 400,000 folding and unfolding cycles.

The smartphone is based on the SoC Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, it has two front cameras with 16-megapixel sensors. The main camera sensor is a Sony IMX800 with a resolution of 54 megapixels. The ultra-wide-angle module has a 50-megapixel sensor, while the 8-megapixel sensor module is responsible for 3x optical zoom.

The 8/256GB version costs $1,050, the 12/256GB is $1,115, and the 12/512GB is $1,255. There's also the top-of-the-line Honor Magic Vs Ultimate Edition with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage, and it's priced at $1,520.

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