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Huawei Honor Magic vs Meizu Pro 6 Plus: two different kind of flagships, both with Quad HD screen, powerful octa-core, 4GB RAM and great camera

Huawei Honor Magic vs Meizu Pro 6 Plus photo

Huawei Honor Magic and Meizu Pro 6 Plus are two different kinds of flagships, but they still have a lot in common.

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Huawei has been the frontrunners in producing great dual-primary camera smartphones and Honor Magic is set to continue that tradition for them. It can even rival those dedicated digital cameras and come close to DSLR level.

Without further ado, let’s begin by taking a closer look at the Honor Magic in all its full glory.

  • 5.09-inch Quad HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or ~577 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 950 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex A53) processor, Mali-T880 MP4 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery with Fast battery charging up to 90% in 30 minutes
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2016 release date
  • $529 USD price tag

Sporting an elegant metal body, Honor Magic has a rather peculiar 5.09-inch screen size to its name. Never mind that, the Quad HD screen on a rather small screen will blow you away with its attention to detail. The 2.5D curved glass brings out the best regarding its look and feels a couple of notches higher.

Under the hood of the Honor Magic is top-notch with the built-in Kirin 950 chipset, speedy octa-core processor, great graphics and 4GB RAM. There’s simply nothing that you can’t run smoothly on this smartphone.

The highlight of the show for Honor Magic is definitely on its camera. Over here you can find it sporting a dual-12MP primary camera which lets you have a magical moment with this excellent camera. The bokeh effect is something that you will be able to perform using this flagship. They say once you try it, you will get hooked with its beautiful effect. Not only that, the 8MP selfie camera lets you take some high-res selfies with it.

Storage-wise, the 64GB internal storage allows for a lot of apps and games to be installed on the Honor Magic. But with no microSD expansion slot, you may have to turn to cloud storage or USB on-the-go for expansion purposes.

A rather small 2900 mAh battery accompanies the Honor Magic which might struggle to keep you up all day if you are a hefty user. But with the fact that it can charge the smartphone up to 90% in just 30 minutes, you won’t have to be tied down for too long and will be up and about in no time at all.

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Now that is covered, we will turn our attention to the Pro 6 Plus. Based on the Pro 6, the Plus brings about larger screen and additional features to its name.

You can check it out as per below:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or ~515 ppi pixel density
  • 3D Touch display
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Exynos 8890 Octa processor, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T880 MP10 and 4GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with Sony IMX 368 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, OIS (4-axis), phase detection & laser autofocus and ten-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.4 µm pixel size
  • 64GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2016 release date
  • $439 USD price tag

To start things off, the Pro 6 Plus comes with a larger 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen. You will have a blast starting at its huge screen where every detail can be seen. Not only that, but it also has an exquisite micro-arc design and a redesigned body curve. The attention to detail can be seen with its unique CD line camera, ring flash and minimalistic antenna design. The new AOD (Always-On Display) feature enables you to check the time, date and battery status at a quick glance.

The 3D Touch technology is improved where you can now preview an app by pressing the button. Linear gravity calibration is also added, so you know there’s some exciting features lined up for you in the near future.

Performance-wise, the Pro 6 Plus is powered by the more powerful Exynos 8 chipset, speedy octa-core processor and 4GB RAM that lets you easily run all of the apps and games out there in the market.

Moving on to the camera side of things, the new CD pattern technology allows the camera to take stunning pictures with the Sony IMX 368 sensor. 4-axis optical image stabilisation with ƒ/2.0 large aperture and 6P lens allows Pro 6 Plus to produce brilliant photos at nighttime. The latest a also significantly improves color, sharpness and noise reduction in photos and videos.

Last but not least, the Pro 6 Plus has a bigger battery capacity to accommodate its larger screen and more powerful hardware. It should have no issues powering up the device for at least a day in between charging. Meizu also said that the battery has a lifetime of over 900 cycles, which is twice the industry’s average against other smartphones.

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Conclusion:

Huawei Honor Magic lets you experience the magic of having a flagship with great body, amazing screen, great hardware and an amazing dual-primary camera to boot. Fans of small-sized smartphone would truly appreciate this device.

Huawei Honor Magic had just been released in China for $3,699 Chinese Yuan or ~$529 USD. It is available in Golden Black and Porcelain White.

On the other hand, Meizu Pro 6 Plus should appeal to fans of large screen devices. Great 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, impressive aspects, improved 3D Touch and Fingerprint sensor technology, great hardware, great camera and great battery makes for an amazing smartphone. And did we also mention that it cheaper by $90 USD as well?

Meizu Pro 6 Plus is currently available for $439 USD and you can choose from either Gold, Silver or Grey colour.

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