Honor is the new leader in smartphone cameras

Honor presented an Ultimate edition of its smartphone Magic 4 which was announced at Mobile World Congress 2022 just under a month ago, and it looks like the company has put in everything they can find in terms of photography and demonstrates that I, too, am making good use of everything I’ve learned of Huawei and the partnership with Leica.

The result could not be better and culminates with the announcement of the test results of the well-known site DxOMark, which is a reference in the world of cameras, especially for smartphones. And, the result couldn’t be better for the “new” builder.

The Honor Magic 4 Ultimate features a quad rear camera setup led by a 50-megapixel wide camera with a custom 8P lens. It is accompanied by a 64MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 64MP periscope telephoto lens and a 50MP spectrum camera. Finally, there’s an all-new custom image processor.

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The 1/1.12-inch primary sensor has an f/1.6 aperture that would rival cameras with a 1-inch sensor and an f/1.8 aperture in terms of the light capacity it lets in . or low-light portraits are brighter, with more vivid colors, sharper objects, and minimal visual artifacts.

The custom 8P lens delivers a 37% improvement in center sharpness and 30% improvement in edge sharpness, helping produce photos and videos that look detailed even when zoomed in. Adding to the 64MP periscope camera, it is undoubtedly a great candidate for the zoom present in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Honor comes with 3.5x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom.

The 50-megapixel main camera also features Ultra Anti-Reflective Coating (UAR) and an Infrared Cut Filter (IRCF) that allows you to effectively minimize the reflection of strong light sources. The 64MP ultra-wide-angle lens delivers a 126-degree field of view using the world’s first Dual Free-Form lens, which keeps edge distortion to 0.5%.

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All of the above is achieved using a new custom image processor that supports faster and more efficient artificial intelligence such as calculations to take better photos even in difficult lighting conditions. You can also record in 4K in night mode on this Ultimate smartphone. It also features an all-new professional-grade video format: Magic-Log2 that captures 15% greater dynamic range for recording video footage.

The Honor Magic 4 Ultimate features a 6.81-inch LTPO OLED display supporting 120Hz refresh rate. Like the Honor Magic 4 Pro, the Ultimate is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system on a chip. It comes with MagicUI 6.0 based on Android 12, with Google Play Services and all common Google apps installed.

With all this, the Honor Magic4 Ultimate scored 146 points in the DxOMark ranking, which puts it in first place in the smartphone photography ranking, a place that belonged to the Huawei P 50 Pro for a while, which, as mentioned above, demonstrates that Honor has made good use of the knowledge -do obtained from Huawei. According to the website, the smartphone obtained the top results in the photo and in the zoom, given that alone in the video it obtained 117 points, while the first place belongs to the iPhone 13 Pro Max with 119 .

Honor announces that the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate will go on sale in China later this year for 7,999 Chinese yuan, or around €1,139 or R$6,388. We don’t know if the smartphone will reach more countries, however, just for reference, if the value in China is equivalent to that, imagine when it will reach the rest of the world, which is usually much more.

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