Firstly, Honor Magic’s impressive design makes this phone attractive to many customers, but availability could be limited to just China. The phone has a 5-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen with curved glass and a rose gold metal frame around the body. Infrared camera, ambient light and infrared LED light sensors sit above the curved front display.
The bottom of the phone incorporates the SIM card slot, speakers, microphone and charging ports. Honor Magic featured a 12MP dual-lens sensor on the back with f/2.2 aperture and the capacity to capture black-and-white and color pictures simultaneously.
Secondly, the phone runs on a 2.3GHz octa-core Kirin 950 processor and has 64GB of internal storage, coupled with 4GB of RAM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. The smartphone draws power from a 2,900mAh battery with fast charging capacity, which boosts the battery level to 70% in just 20 minutes.
Huawei Honor Magic is curved on all sides
Magic Live brings Google Now features to Honor Magic
While the design and specs are certainly impressive, they’re not the phone’s selling point. Huawei Honor Magic stands out from the crowd thanks to Magic Live, a proprietary OS that provides owners with suggestions for their needs.
Smart Services is incorporated into the OS and is similar to Google Now, giving owners recommendations based on suggestions. The service takes note of when you’re holding a phone and switches to vibrate mode for incoming calls.
It automatically lights up the screen when you’re looking at the phone and displays details of incoming messages only to its owner. It also gives suggestions based on incoming messages and recommends movies, shows the current weather or displays the lowest price for a product that you’re searching online.
Honor Magic goes on sale today
It’s worth mentioning that Huawei made two Magic Live systems available, Magic Live Stable and Magic Live Evolutionary, which is a beta version that contains all the latest features. Magic Live Stable receives monthly upgrades, while the second version gets updated twice a month. Users can switch between the two versions easily.
Honor Magic arrives right on time for the holidays, with a price tag of about $533 at Vmall, JD.com, Lynx and Suning starting today.