At the 2018 IFA Fair in Berlin, Honor quickly introduced her Magic 2, a smartphone that immediately made an impression.
Thanks to its sliding screen using the Amoled technology, its under-screen fingerprint sensor, its triple rear photo sensor, its triple front photo sensor and its Kirin 980 processor, the new terminal seems to have all the qualities of a future best-seller.
Unfortunately for us, this Honor Magic 2 can not be officially distributed in Europe.
The fault lies with an Artificial Intelligence named YOYO requiring too much data to be compatible with European regulations.
We will develop this in a future article.
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Although the Magic 2 will not be officially sold in France, some consumers will be able to discover it in detail during an evening organized in partnership between Honor France and one of our confreres.
This event will take place on December 6th, as part of a Parisian cabaret.
Twenty happy few handpicked will be able to participate.
For those who will not be able to attend this meeting, let them reassure themselves since TFP has already been able to take in hand a preview of the Honor Magic 2.
Here are my first impressions.
First, we discover a magnificent device made of glass (screen and back) and aluminum (contours).
Then, when we take the smartphone in hand, we say “P …. what is it heavy! “. But after 10 minutes of use, this feeling disappears quickly. We get used to it
The terminal is very slippery: once placed on a table, he fled alone
Regarding the sliding side of the smartphone, by default we tend to push on the screen when we must shoot.
It must be said that the gesture to perform is the opposite of what we used to do with the old sliding mobiles.
Once the screen is on, we discover a beautiful image in Full HD + that is not polluted by any notch.
The navigation in the various menus is very fluid and you can choose between the usual Android touch keys or the gestures.
The fingerprint reader under the screen is fast and efficient.
The Magic 2 I was able to take in hand was powered by EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie 9.0.
It seems that another version running Magic UI also exists.
For the interface, there is a choice: with or without an application drawer.
The Honor Magic 2 is equipped with the Kirin 980 home processor with a score of more than 301,000 points on Antutu Benchmark 7.1.
The copy that I could take in hand embarked 6GB of RAM and 128GB ROM, but a version of 8GB + 256GB also exists.
Regarding fast charging, we have a charger 40 W.
However, no wireless charging!
We also regret the lack of micro SD port and of mini-jack port
During my quick grip, I could not test the photo side but have no doubt, it will be done during the full test expected to arrive in the coming days, or even in the coming weeks.