Honor Magic 2

  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Main camera: 16MP+24MP+16MP
  • Front camera: 16MP+2MP+2MP
  • Display: 6.39 inch
  • Processor: Kirin 980
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Gradient Black, Gradient Red, Gradient Blue.
  • OS: Android v9.0 (Pie)

Huawei Honor Magic 2

Reviewing smartphones has become a very cliché and boring experience. Every other smartphone resembles the other in one way or another, sometimes the difference is just the same. I feel smartphone companies should start giving us new features and goodies and stuff that sets their smartphones apart from others, otherwise we will all get tired of new smartphones with nothing new to offer. But, here, with and on Huawei’s very own Honor Magic 2, there has been some magic worked.

Finally, a new thing to talk about and praise. I applaud Huawei for this something I will talk about later on in this review. I see some sites refer to this one as the Huawei Honor Magic 2 Pictures, and I will tell you why. It is one and the same thing so please don’t get confused. Below is a list of the main and key features of the subject smartphone as provided by the company and trusted sources.

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  • Main features
  • GSM, CDMA, HSPA and LTE network technology
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
  • 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • – EMUI 9.0 or Magic UI 2.0
    – DCI-P3 (100% coverage)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) chipset
  • Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU
  • Mali-G76 MP10 GPU
  • 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Primary camera
  • 16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
    16 MP, f/2.2
    24 MP B/W, f/1.8
  • LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@480fps video recording
  • Selfie camera
  • Mechanical pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0
    Mechanical pop-up 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
    Mechanical pop-up 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • HDR
  • 1080p@30fps video recording
  • – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Face ID
  • Fingerprint (under display)
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
  • – Fast battery charging 4A/10V 40W
  • Available in colors Gradient Black, Gradient Red or Gradient Blue

Design and build

This is where Huawei Honor Magic 2 stands out and sets itself apart. It comes with a redefined design and build. Remember back in the days when slide phone were the in thing? The ones you would slide up to access the keypad? Well, although in a different way and to serve a different purpose, we have a slide phone at hand in the Honor Magic 2.

This time you slide your phone up and a bezel that houses selfie camera and Face ID scanner pops. It a very cool feature (I feel I should add extra O’s). Huawei calls it Butterfly Multi-track Sliding Mechanism.The butterfly multi-track sliding mechanism incorporates 5 sliding tracks to deliver increased stability and durability. This mechanism is accompanied by a subtle clicking sound to improve the overall user experience.”

The back has those three cameras on the top right corner while the front is almost bezel less since the selfie cameras are well hidden with the butterfly thingy. It does look and feel very premium this phone.

Fingerprint scanner and face ID

These also constitute the design and build of the Honor Magic 2. That fingerprint scanner is under the display, and this is the first Huawei phone to attempt this features. “The optical in-display fingerprint sensor will not be shown until users touch the screen, at which point the sensor will be activated, enabling users to unlock the phone with one simple touch.”

Face ID on the other hand works with the “The 3D bionic sensor is capable of identifying nearly 10,000 facial features and can exercise precise face detection and recognition when unlocking the device, even in low-light environments. The 3D intelligent deep lens also employs live facial recognition technology.”


The display here is an impressive AMOLED capacitive touch screen. Just about as impressive as any AMOLED panel on a flagship of this caliber. It is a 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 with ~84.8% screen-to-body ratio and accommodates 16M colors. With its 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) resolution you can never go wrong.

Other display features here include EMUI 9.0 or Magic UI 2.0 and DCI-P3 (100% coverage). A crisp, clean and clear display it is. Outdoor visibility is assured and viewing angles are great. You can never go wrong with an AMOLED panel.  


Primary camera

We get three lenses here.

16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF- which is a Red, Blue and Green lens (RBG)
16 MP, f/2.2- which is an ultra wide lens. With it you can capture more estate.
24 MP B/W, f/1.8- which is a monochrome lens

Selfie camera

We also get three here.

Mechanical pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0
Mechanical pop-up 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Mechanical pop-up 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor

They are referred to as mechanical because of the butterfly slide feature. That is six cameras  in total here. All of which are as impressive as they get. This is a phone I would highly recommend for its camera’s performance.

Performance and memory


It runs Huawei’s very own HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) chipset and is well themed by Android 9.0 (Pie). And Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and a Mali-G76 MP10 GPU also ensure sanity in their intended way. It goes without say these are high end and flagship stats that match and even outscore bigger players in the game


Two versions here 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM,

Let it be known that there is no support for micro SD card here.


Its Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery should last up to a whole day of usage. There is fast battery charging 4A/10V 40W thankfully so you can juice your phone from 0-100 real quick.

Pros Cons
  • Great and new design and build
  • Impressive platform performance
  • Great battery life
  • Improved security features
  • Impressive cameras
  • Good internal storage and memory
  • No memory expansion or 3.5mm jack

If you are looking to by a true flagship smartphone with some new twist, look no further than the Huawei Honor Magic 2. It is a smartphone strongly recommend. Buy yours today in color Gradient Black, Gradient Red or Gradient Blue. Oh and some call it the Huawei Magic Honor 2 Pictures because for one, it come with so many camera lenses (6) and also because all these lenses are super impressive at their assignments.  I said I’d mention. Buy yours today.

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