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Unlike a wired connection, a wireless connection is more susceptible to interference from other radio waves. This is the reason why your phone losses Wi-Fi signal when standing next to a running microwave oven. Both the microwave oven and Wi-Fi operate around the 2.4GHz frequency. Additionally, obstacles like walls can also degrade the signal quality.
To minimize interference, smartphone makers design dedicated network processors and work out the optimum antenna placement. One such smartphone that makes an effort to minimise wireless interference is the HONOR Magic5 series.
It is the first model equipped with HONOR’s self-developed radio frequency (RF) chip called C1. HONOR claims that by using custom hardware and algorithms, the C1 chip can improve call quality in weak cell reception areas.
Moreover, the HONOR Magic5 series also features standalone antennas for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to reduce interference between them. As a result, you get better Wi-Fi performance when there are obstructions in between.
Using the HONOR Magic5 Pro and a smartphone without the C1 chip, we performed a Wi-Fi speed test in our studio with the Wi-Fi router located outside. After running the test several times, we found that the HONOR Magic5 Pro was able to run, on average, 100Mbps faster than the smartphone without the C1 chip. On the other hand, HONOR says that Bluetooth latency is reduced as well.
HONOR Magic5 Pro: Flagship Dark Horse without breaking the bank
Priced at RM4,299, the HONOR Magic5 Pro comes with a 6.81-inch OLED with a variable refresh between 1Hz to 120Hz. To provide a more comfortable viewing experience regardless of lighting conditions and time of day, it features 2160HZ PWM dimming, Circadian Night Display and TUV Rheinland Circadian Friendly certification.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. This hardware combination keeps MagicOS 7.1 running smoothly, which supports Google Mobile Services (GMS).
Around the back, you’ll find a primary 50MP, f/1.6 camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and its AI-powered Falcon Capture algorithm to improve image quality when shooting fast-moving objects. Additionally, there is a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera and another 50MP periscope telephoto camera offering a 3.5x optical zoom with up to 100x digital zoom possible.
The HONOR Magic5 Pro also packs a 5,100mAh battery which can offer an all-day battery life, easily. As for charging, the phone supports 66W HONOR SuperCharge fast charging and 50W SuperCharge wireless charging.
HONOR Magic5: Flagship power at a lower price
For those who want a flagship smartphone experience on a budget, then the RM3,499 HONOR Magic5 might fit the bill. It offers a 6.73-inch OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and 2160Hz PWM dimming. Despite being the more affordable option, it still gets kitted with the same flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and mated to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
In the camera department, the Magic 5 features a main 54MP camera flanked by a 50MP ultrawide shooter as well as a 32MP telephoto camera offering a 2.5x optical zoom and a 50x digital zoom.
Battery-wise, it also gets the same large capacity 5,100mAh pack, providing all-day battery life. There’s also support for 66W HONOR SuperCharge wired fast charging.
Own the HONOR Magic5 series from RM4.80/day
HONOR is offering the Magic5 series starting from RM4.80/day, with 0% interest and no processing fee, for up to 24 months. Additionally, HONOR is offering a chance to win an access pass to Malaysian Airlines Golden Lounges or domestic flight tickets worth 7,000 Enrich points.
Learn more about the HONOR Magic5 series today.