The Magic 5 Pro has finally been announced, with a release date sometime in the second quarter of 2023, and no pricing information yet.
With all this new information coming out about the phone – with its triple camera and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor – we wanted to take a closer look and see how the Magic 5 Pro stacks up against some of the other Android phones on the market, such as OnePlus 11.
Read on to learn the four main differences between the Magic 5 Pro and the OnePlus 11 so you can decide which phone is worth investing in.
The OnePlus 11 has an AMOLED display
The OnePlus 11 comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a resolution of 3216×1440. Adaptive refresh rate means that the device can drop the refresh rate to a lower one to save battery, and still be able to achieve a high enough refresh rate to provide seamless scrolling.
We really liked the OnePlus 11 screen with the app Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+ delivering an impressive dynamic range in supported titles when viewing multimedia in programs such as Netflix.
Instead, the Magic 5 Pro has a 6.81-inch LTPO display with a resolution of 1312×2848 and an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz. Honor claims an HDR peak brightness of 1,800 nits, as well as advanced features such as PMW 2,160 Hz dimming, which Honor says should make flickering less obvious and therefore cause less eye strain when used at night.
On paper, the OnePlus 11’s display is more impressive, with a higher resolution and a larger screen overall. However, the Magic 5 Pro still feels great to use and should deliver a clean and sharp experience thanks to its adaptive refresh rate, making both attractive options.
The Magic 5 Pro has three 50MP camera sensors
Honor decided to use three 50-megapixel sensors on the Magic 5 Pro, which means that the wide camera, ultra-wide camera and periscope camera are capable of taking 50-megapixel pictures. The main lens is the most interesting, boasting an f/1.6 aperture that should provide decent low-light performance and a 1/1.12-inch sensor, which is quite large for a smartphone.
Honor claims that the main sensor is 35% larger than the Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max, resulting in 13% and 24% better light consumption, respectively. While we don’t know how much bigger it is compared to the OnePlus 11, it does suggest that the Magic 5 Pro will be able to produce larger images that have a lot of light.
The OnePlus 11 also has an impressive array of cameras, including a 48-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 32-megapixel telephoto sensor for portrait photography, a 50MP primary sensor, and a 13-channel Accumulator Spectrum Light Color ID.
We found the OnePlus 11’s primary camera to be impressively capable in low light, with far more detail in photos than we could see with the naked eye. It also reproduced colors very well, with notable HDR performance in the main camera, which was able to capture the foreground of images despite bright backlighting.
More memory on the Magic 5 Pro
The Magic 5 Pro comes in one configuration that has 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of storage. The inclusion of LPDDR5X is ideal as it means the Magic 5 Pro benefits from higher data transfer speeds of up to 8533Mbps, which is 33% faster than devices running on LPDDR5 memory.
The OnePlus 11 also uses LPDDR5X memory with 8GB/128GB and 16GB/256GB RAM and storage configurations available. While both phones benefit from the latest memory standard, the Magic 5 Pro comes with double the memory of the OnePlus 11.
This may be more suitable for users who like to store a lot of files on their devices, as the Magic 5 Pro will be able to store more photos and downloaded movies than the OnePlus 11 without having to transfer data to a cloud service. or hard drive as often.
The OnePlus 11 boasts Bluetooth 5.3
Both handsets come with support Wi-Fi 7 as well as Bluetooth, but the OnePlus 11 really has the upper hand as it takes advantage Bluetooth 5.3and the Magic 5 Pro supports Bluetooth 5.2.
Bluetooth 5.3 is the latest connectivity standard that allows Bluetooth peripherals to perform channel classification when data packets are transmitted on different frequencies. This was previously unavailable and means that the new method should reduce the chance of packet collisions, thereby improving throughput.
It’s also more energy efficient, which should result in longer battery life when connecting to devices via Bluetooth, as well as a more stable wireless connection over long distances.