Huawei Honor Magic 2

Huawei has brought another Magic to the market but it will only be available in the Asian territory of China. The smartphone which was announced earlier in IFA 2018 event held in Berlin and showed some interesting tech like the in-display fingerprint scanner and top of the line tech. It also flaunts a pop-up camera like the one you have on the Oppo Find X or the recent Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. More so, the smartphone has a nice design with an instantly likeable build along with a refreshing feel.


Huawei Honor Magic 2 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.39-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 (402 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU  with 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB built-in storage space, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Triple 16MP + 16MP + 24MP rear camera and a triple 16MP + 2MP + 2MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
  • Face ID
  • 3, 500mAh none removable Li-Ion battery

Huawei Honor

Design and Display

There is no denying how much of a flagship the smartphone is and it bores to the design on the phone which is quite stunning. Using nano-coating technology, the smartphone has a gradient colour with a rear looking very much like the Huawei P20 Pro.  It employs a butterfly mechanism to reveal the front-facing cameras through five different tracks sliding the rear part up. This makes the screen space to be quite clamouring with no camera to take up space only a very tiny bezel is at the top and little at the other sides.

The display is quite colourful and there is the high screen to body ratio which delivers a bigger 6.39-inch screen without the phone being gruesomely large. Flaunting an AMOLED display, you should know what to expect and with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels it delivers stunning visuals.

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Battery and Camera

You sort of feel like Huawei could have done more with the battery on the phone considering the size and thickness. However, it does feature a 3, 500mAh battery which is not bad for a day’s use and in fact should handle a fair share of intense use. In addition, you also get to use quick charge to refill your battery faster.

Moving to the juicy part which is the plentiful camera, you’ve got on the phone. On that note, there is a 16MP RGB camera, a 24MP monochrome lens and a 16MP wide-angle lens all adorning the rear panel.  Moreso, the smartphone pops up three cameras for selfies including a 16MP camera and a pair of 2MP cameras. There is AI support like scene recognition and pack AIS (artificial image stabilization) as well as tweaks for better portrait pictures.

Hardware and Software

Going for the best Huawei has to offer, the smartphone features an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU with a dual Neural processing unit for AI. Furthermore, the Huawei Honor Magi 2 has an in-depth localization of the AI in the region it is released with its own virtual assistant ‘Yoyo’ better suited for such.  There are there variant with 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB configuration. You can add an additional 256GB with your memory card plus it boots Android 9.0 Pie from the pack.

Huawei Honor Magic 2 Pricing and Availability

The basic one we go for about, 198, 000 Naira, the one after for 224, 000 Naira and the most premium version for 251, 000 Naira depending on the deal.

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Huawei Honor Magic 2 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Honor Magic 2:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor: Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Colours: Blue, Purple
  • Dimension: 157.3 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 206g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.39-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: Trple 16MP + 16MP + 24MP camera, 2160p Video@30fps 1080p Video@30/60fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: Triple 16MP + 2MP + 2MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 19(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A Cat 21 1400/200Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (in-display)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –
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Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 500mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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