First Shots: Honor Magic 2

First Shots: Honor Magic 2

We take a look at what the cameras of the Magic 2 can do!

A few days ago we unboxed Honor’s newest sliding flagship, the Magic 2, for you. Today we’re going to be taking a look at how the Magic’s triple-lens camera setup fares in a variety of lighting conditions.

The Honor Magic 2’s rear looks like the P20 Pro, thanks to a similar triple-lens camera setup. The Magic 2 sports a 16-megapixel f/1.8 main camera, 24-megapixel f/1.8 monochrome camera, and 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera.

Honor Magic 2 Unboxing, First Impressions: Love At First Slide

Those cameras are supported by AI Vision, Honor’s fancy way of saying that the phone has smart scene detection that’s similar to their mother brand’s AI smarts. That’s not surprisingsince the Honor Magic 2 is powered by a Kirin 980 with dual NPUs, which is the same hardware powering Huawei’s flagships this year.

As far as we can tell the Honor Magic 2’s camera deliver the goods, with excellent color reproduction with photos exhibiting plenty of details.

One nice bonus we found was the fact that the Magic 2 also had the same, AI-stabilized night mode that’s present on the P20 and Mate 20 series of flagships of Honor’s mother brand. The phone basically takes long exposure shots, using AI to stabilize any hand movements, which then produces stunning images even in low-light.

The camera’s wide-angle shots were also pretty good, though we found that it was a little warmer color-wise compared to the main shooter.

We didn’t feel that the 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera with 2x 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensors that are embedded on the sliding mechanism added better bokeh to shot. We’ll have to take more selfies this weekend to see if the two additional depth sensors are worth it.



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