During the Mobile World Congress 2022, which took place in Barcelona (Spain), Honor presented its new flagships: the Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro, two premium cell phones that have several innovative features, such as technology Honor RAM Turbo. What does it consist of?
La República spoke with David Moheno, director of PR and Communications for Honor Latam, who told us about this innovative technology, as well as other interesting details of these mobile devices that will soon reach the Peruvian market.
According to Moheno, Honor RAM Turbo technology allows the brand’s smartphones to have additional RAM, which is taken from the internal memory (ROM). In this way, the user will be able to have a faster cell phone that allows him to open more apps at the same time
“The Magic 4 Pro has 8 GB of physical RAM and thanks to Honor RAM turbo it will have an additional 2 GB of RAM. This technology is three times higher than what we find in any other brand, so those additional 2 GB perform as if they were six”, explained Moheno.
“At the end of the day, the Honor Magic 4 Pro would have 8 GB of physical RAM and an additional 2 GB of RAM that can work as 6 GB due to compression. So we can have a performance, at a certain moment, of up to 14 GB”, added the spokesperson.
Battery life and fast charging
Something that caught our attention, during the presentation of the Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro, is that the standard version has more battery (4,800 mAh) than the complete one (4,600 mAh), since, in general, this is usually the other way around. In this regard, Moheno explained why the Chinese company made that decision.
“The Magic 4 Pro is a light and slim device. Having a little less battery (which in day-to-day use does not make a big difference) helps us a lot to improve the thickness and weight of the cell phone. Efficiency-wise, they both need to be relatively identical in duration,” he maintained.
Moheno declined to provide an exact number of hours, as battery life is highly dependent on usage patterns; However, he pointed out that users who use the Magic 4 for gaming, photography, among other activities, will be able to use it for a whole day without problems.
Although both phones have fast charging, the truth is that Magic 4 Pro stands out in this aspect, since it supports 100W super fast charging, not only by cable, but also 100W wireless. Thanks to this feature, the battery it can go from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes.
One of the problems with ultra-fast charges is that they tend to degrade smartphone batteries faster, that is, as the years go by, users will begin to notice that they last less. According to the Honor spokesperson, they have implemented a technology to avoid that.
“The batteries in our products are batteries with trident technology that allows us to have a single cell and two terminals. This not only allows us to load the product faster, but also avoid product degradation at the time of loading,” says Moheno.
“Through tests we have done in our laboratories, we have realized that the phone ages only 3.65% over three years, which is the average time that users will stay with the product”, he added.
Finally, another of the strengths of the new Honor phones can be found at the back. We are talking about its huge photographic module with a circular design, which has been dubbed the ‘eye of the muse’, which houses a triple camera and two sensors.
“It is called ‘eye of the muse’ not only because it has a telephoto center. What do the muses do? They inspire us to create content, that’s exactly what our device does. When we see this powerful camera module, the first thing we want to do is go out and record videos or take photos, ”he said.
Although both teams take excellent photos, the Honor Magic 4 Pro stands out above its younger brother, since it has (in the central part) a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto camera that allows for a 3.5x optical zoom and a digital zoom up to 100x.
On the sides of the telephoto we have two 50 megapixel sensors (one wide angle and one ultra wide angle with a field of view of 120 degrees). We can also find a laser focus sensor and a ToF sensor for depth of field.
In addition to having excellent hardware, the Honor Magic 4 Pro has several interesting software features. For example, it allows you to record videos in 4K at 60 frames per second. Additionally, the user can add various filters to give the videos a cinematic look.
“For example, we can make one with warmer light, to make a happier scene, one with more bluish or colder light to make a melancholy scene, raise the contrast to make a more epic scene,” Moheno concluded.