The Honor Magic Vs just made its premiere and we are lucky enough to get one in our office for testing. This being the Chinese unit with non-finalized software we’ll only focus on the hardware, but first, let’s do an unboxing.
The phone comes with a 66W charger, USB cable, and a case for the rear panel.
The Honor Magic Vs is thinner and lighter than its predecessor thanks to a radically improved hinge design. The phone feels similar to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 in the hand.
Inside, the Magic Vs has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with up to 12GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is just around the corner but the Gen 1 is still quite capable, especially in its Plus form.
Both displays on the Magic Vs are wonderful. Inside, there’s a 7.9-inch 2272x1984px OLED with 90Hz refresh rate, while on the outside there’s a 6.45-inch 2560x1080px OLED with a faster 120Hz refresh rate.
The lower inner refresh rate puts the Honor Magic Vs at a disadvantage compared its direct rivals, though the difference between 90Hz and 120Hz isn’t as drastic as the 60Hz to 90Hz one.
Honor’s foldable has a few advantages compared to its competitors. It has a capable imaging setup, which it borrows from the Honor 70 Pro series. It has a 54MP Sony IMX800 main camera, a 50MP ultrawide unit, and an 8MP 3x telephoto shooter. The other key advantage is the 5,000mAh battery, which tops both Xiaomi’s foldable and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold4.
We’ll now get on with the actual testing of the Honor Magic Vs as there’s a lot to cover.