Weekly survey: the Honor Magic Vs and Honor 80 series have arrived, who wins?

The first two models of Honor’s new 80 series went on sale in China on Friday. There’s also the SE model arriving next week and the new foldable flagship a month later.

Have you ever thought about choosing one? Let’s take a look at the Honor Magic Vs first. Honor engineers did a great job, reducing the original V’s 288g/293g (the eco-leather version is a bit heavier) to 261g/267g. They did this by drastically simplifying the hinge from 92 components to just 4. The hinge still allows for minimal creases when the phone is closed and opened flat.

Glory Magic VS

Other improvements over the original Magic V (which is less than a year old) include a faster and more efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a cheaper 8/256GB version (plus 12/256GB and 12/512GB options ). There’s also a new top-of-the-line model, the Magic Vs Ultimate. In addition to having more RAM (16GB), this version also supports the new Magic Pen stylus.

Weekly Voting: Honor Magic Series vs. Honor 80

Pricing for the base model in China is CNY 7,500 ($1,050/€1,015) for 8/256GB, CNY 8,000 ($1,120/€1,080) for 12/256GB, and CNY 9,000 ($1,260) for 12/512GB . and finally, the Ultimate model is priced at 10,888 yuan ($1,520/€1,470). Former parent company Huawei Mate Xs 2 poses little threat to its Snapdragon 888 chip.

However, the Mi Mix Fold 2 is a tough challenger. It weighs the same as the Honor at 262 grams and is thinner. Also, 12/256GB is 9000 yuan, the internal screen is a 120Hz LTPO2 panel, and there is the Leica logo on the back, but the camera hardware is not as good as the Magic Vs, at least on paper. You can check out our Mix Fold 2 review, Magic Vs review coming soon.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 • vivo X Fold+

The vivo X Fold+ is more expensive, and the 12/256GB unit costs 10,000 yuan. It is also 50 grams heavier and has a thicker boot. The internal screen is a 120Hz LTPO panel, but vivo’s real selling point is the camera. There are two telephoto modules: an 8MP 5x periscope and a 12MP 47mm vertical camera. The Magic Vs only has an 8MP 3x tele mod and the 54MP main camera lacks OIS. In addition to wireless charging, the vivo also has faster 80W wired charging, the Vs only has 66W wired charging (and a slightly larger battery, 5,000mAh vs 4,730mAh). Note that neither vivo nor Xiaomi support the stylus.

There is also the upcoming Oppo Find N2, but for now we have only rumors and no prices.

Who is interested in Honor Magic Vs? Vote below or (if it doesn’t work) use This Page.

Moving on to the Honor 80 series, the Honor 80 Pro is best in class with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and large RAM (from 8/256GB to 12/512GB). The phone also has a 160 MP main camera (1/1.56″ sensor, 0.75 µm pixels, but no OIS) and a 50 MP camera, as well as a 50 MP ultrawide camera on the back. 100°) and a 2 MP depth sensor.

The 6.78-inch screen on the front is a 10-bit OLED panel with a resolution of 1224×2700 pixels. All three models in the 80 Series feature curved OLED displays. There is no writing on the glass, however, and neither is the IP rating.

In a nutshell: Honor 80 Pro • Honor 80 • Honor 80 SE

The base Pro model with 8/256GB of memory can be ordered for CNY 3,500 ($490/€475) in China (no word yet on a global version).

Once the Honor 80 Pro is available near you, will you go to the store or not? Vote below or use This Page.

Maybe you prefer the vanilla Honor 80. This one has a smaller screen — 6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels, 10-bit, 120Hz OLED — though it’s physically not much smaller. Also, since it’s based on Qualcomm’s latest mid-range chip, the Snapdragon 782G, performance suffers.

The 160 MP main camera is okay, the ultra wide angle is not, but a basic 8 MP sensor. There’s good news on the front, a smaller hole with no depth sensor, and bad news, a narrower lens and a 32MP sensor for the selfie camera.

The Honor 80 starts at 2,700 yuan ($380/€370) for the same 8/256GB configuration as the Pro. Do you think this is a good deal? Vote below or use This Page.

The Honor 80 SE is the cheapest of the three, but not by much: the 8/256GB drive is currently available for pre-order for CNY 2,400 ($340/€325). The 6.67-inch 120Hz 10-bit display is the same as the vanilla 80, but that’s where the similarities end. The chipset is the Dimension 900, not the 782G equivalent.

Also, this model loses the 160MP action with the base 64MP main camera, and to add insult to injury, the ultrawide mode jumps from 8MP to 5MP. The battery is also slightly smaller, at 4,600mAh instead of the 4,800mAh used by the 80 and 80 Pro (all three support 66W wired charging).

What do you think: Did Honor sacrifice too much when designing the 80 SE? Vote below or use This Page.


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