The successor to the Mate series, the Honor Magic3 continues its genes

Evan SEP 02,2021

Since the release of the Honor Magic3 series, the most striking thing is not its image configuration, but the appearance of the body: the "Eye of the Muse" type disc-shaped rear camera is somewhat similar to the Mate40 series, while the hexagonal lens module of the Magic3 Ultimate Edition and the previous Huawei Mate40 RS Porsche Design octagonal lens It also looks somewhat familiar.

Although Honor has not officially indicated the relationship between the Magic3 series and the Huawei Mate40 series, the slogan of the Magic3 series is "To the extraordinary" (the slogan of the Huawei Mate40 series is "Leap to the extraordinary"). It is not difficult to see the positioning of the successor of this series. What genes have the Magic3 series inherited from the Mate40 series? Let's analyze the design concept, image strength, hardware configuration and other aspects of the two series.

Design concept "eye of the muse" type circle design tribute to the classic

From the point of view of appearance, the overall design concept of the Glory Magic3 series and Huawei Mate40 series can be said to have "similarities and differences". First on the picture.

Honor Magic3 Pro and Huawei Mate40 Pro
Honor Magic3 Supreme Edition and Huawei Mate40 RS Porsche Design

From the screenshots of the above three models, we can see that the design concept of the Magic3 series and the Mate40 series is relatively close, both series use a fully laminated curved OLED screen (Huawei calls it a waterfall screen) on the front, unlike the Mate40 series, the entire Honor Magic3 series uses a 6.76-inch 89° flexible OLED super curved screen, the front of the three models The appearance remains highly consistent.

Turn to the back of the phone, the image part of the detailed configuration we will talk about in the next section, now focus on its design ideas. The middle and large cups of the Honor Magic 3 both have an "eye of the muse" design, with a round camera module centered on the back of the body, symbolizing the combination of technology and art, conveying the beauty of balance and harmony. Huawei Mate40 series is a continuation of the Mate30 "Leica Eye" star ring design, generous and beautiful. Here we post another comparison image of the white body for your reference.

In terms of specifications, the Honor Magic3 weighs 203g and is 8.99mm thick, compared to the Mate40's 188g & 8.8mm, which is slightly thicker and heavier. The weight of the Magic3 and Mate40 RS Porsche Design, which are often trolled by netizens for their similar design, is 236g and 234g respectively, not much difference overall.

Image strength to the ceiling of specifications

Given that both series are focused on superior image strength, we will compare the three models of the Honor Magic3 series with the Mate40, Mate40 Pro+ and Mate40 RS Porsche Design Edition respectively to see how big the gap between the two is in terms of image strength.

I. Glory Magic3 and Huawei Mate40

We first compare the images of the two mid-cup models, glory Magic3 equipped with 50 megapixel large base main camera + 64 megapixel black and white camera + 13 million wide-angle macro lens, support laser focus. On the front, Magic3 comes with a 13-megapixel front ultra wide-angle lens with 100° super wide angle and 1.22μm super large single pixel size.

Huawei Mate40 series focuses on super perception Leica impact, equipped with 50MP super perception main camera + 16MP super wide angle camera + 8MP telephoto camera, support up to 30x digital zoom, front camera Huawei Mate40 is equipped with 13MP super perception camera.

The rear camera has its own merits, one focuses on the amount of light into the pixel a focus on telephoto photography, like which one is a matter of opinion.

Two, glory Magic3 Pro and Huawei Mate40 Pro+

Glory Magic3 Pro is equipped with a 50 megapixel large base main camera + 64 million black and white camera + 64 million periscope telephoto camera + 13 million wide angle macro lens, while supporting 8 * 8dToF laser focus system, support 3.5 times optical zoom, 10 times hybrid zoom and 100 times digital zoom.

Huawei Mate40 Pro+ takes the imaging aspect to the ultimate level at that time, with a 50MP super-perceptive camera + 20MP free-form movie camera + 12MP telephoto camera + 8MP multi-reflective periscope telephoto camera + 3D deep camera super-perceptive Leica imaging module, with the front camera parameters of 13MP + 3D deep camera combination.

Although the image strength of Huawei Mate40 Pro+ is indeed strong, but its pricing of 8499 yuan is still a bit expensive, so it seems that the glory Magic3 Pro to 5999 yuan starting price to achieve the "three main camera" type four-camera program can be said to be in this aspect of cost-effective efforts.

Three, glory Magic3 to the best version and Huawei Mate40 RS Porsche Design

Glory Magic3 to the best version directly take the "four main camera" level rear camera module, placed in the most central is 64 megapixel black and white lens, from left to right are 64 megapixel wide-angle lens, 64 megapixel periscope optical zoom lens, 8 × 8 dToF laser focus system and 50 megapixel The super large bottom main camera is a strong enough configuration. The front lens is a 13MP wide-angle lens + 3D depth lens combination.

Huawei Mate40 RS Porsche design is based on the Mate40 Pro+ upgrade, the new AIS anti-shake function and infrared temperature measurement function, the front camera parameters are still 13 megapixels + 3D deep lens combination.

After sorting out the detailed gap between the three models, we can see that the image strength of the Magic3 series actually goes in a different style from the Huawei Mate40 series. Compared to the Mate40 Pro+ and Porsche Design's multi-faceted features, the Magic3 Pro and Ultimate Edition focus on the quality of individual lenses, and their price points are slightly more "affordable" than their Huawei Mate series counterparts.

Hardware configuration equipped with the latest generation of mobile platform leading Android phones

Huawei Mate40 series is released last year, the Mate40 equipped with Kirin 9000E and other models in the series equipped with Kirin 9000 mobile platform performance until now is still in the flagship level. In the first half of 2021 mobile chip performance ranking released by Lu Master, Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E overall score ranked fourth and fifth. Of course, the progress of cell phone chip technology cannot be ignored, and the performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and 888 Plus mobile platforms equipped with the Honor Magic3 series is definitely better than the two Kirin chips.

Continuity, Huawei Mate40 series is also Mate40 a gear, the other three models a gear, the former built-in 4200mAh battery and 40W wired + 40W wireless; the latter three models are upgraded to 4400mAh, 66W wired + 50W wireless. On the contrary, the entire Honor Magic3 series has a built-in 4600mAh battery, and the Cup Magic3 is only equipped with 66W wired fast charging, while the Pro version and the Ultimate version both include 50W wireless fast charging. In addition to the slight difference in the rated capacity of the battery, the charging methods of the two series of large and large cups can be said to be quite similar (exactly the same).

Other aspects Full-featured product positioning forward-looking clarity

Glory Magic3 series is equipped with OS Turbo X three engines, including ultra-low latency engine can be divided into task priorities, matching system resources, anti-aging engine can only clean up the system garbage, so that your machine used for a long time as new, only memory engine can easily cope with multitasking, background applications continue to online. Secondly, the front 3D face unlock system of the Honor Magic3 has also reached the financial payment level of certification, recognition is faster and more secure. Honor Magic3 is also equipped with a "black technology": switch clone, Huawei Mate, P series users in the technology of the minimalist transmission protocol and Wi-Fi 6 + support, without the need for data lines or registration software to complete the entire machine pixel-level porting, with a seamless switch experience.

Huawei Mate40 series is equipped with AI spaced control, users can wave their palms overhead to complete a series of operations such as turning pages, answering calls, etc.; AI subtitle function can support real-time video translation, helping you understand the interpretation of foreign language videos. The most important function in Huawei's ecosystem, multi-screen collaboration, is also equipped, connecting infinite possibilities. The Porsche Design version also adds an infrared temperature measurement function to keep an eye on your family's health.

In fact, we can also see some clues from the series positioning. Huawei has Mate, P, McMansion, Nova and other series of cell phones, of which the Mate series is the top flagship products, performance strive to do the best, pricing is also undoubtedly the most expensive. The first two generations of the Glory Magic series are in fact mainly to explore the future as its own positioning, but this time the Magic3 series is to maintain the forward-looking premise to focus on the high-end flagship market, from the above-mentioned slogan we can also taste Glory's tribute to the old owner Mate40 series attitude.

Summary Mate series "successor" deserves the name

Overall, after a simple comparison of the two series of models, we can draw a conclusion that the Honor Magic3 series is better than the Mate40 series in terms of screen quality, chip performance, battery life and charging, the image of the Magic3 series and the Huawei Mate40 series have their own characteristics, not blindly stacked materials, the price of the three models are controlled in a more acceptable to the user The three models are all priced at a more acceptable level for users. As the "successor" to the Mate series, it has achieved the top level of the industry in many aspects. If you are very interested in the Huawei Mate40 series and want to follow the trend of the times to buy a technology-leading 5G model, the Magic3 series is definitely the right choice for you.