Reviewing the Honor Magic V2 after two weeks of using this foldable as my full-time phone, including an unboxing, camera test, gaming, battery life and beyond. The Honor Magic V2 is one of the most impressive bendy smartphones of 2023, even against rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Pixel Fold.
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When it comes to the camera performance, the Honor Magic V2 isn’t as powerful as the Pixel Fold, with Google’s excellent image processing. It’s fine for most everyday shots, but struggles when it comes to the telephoto zoom – while the Samsung Z Fold 5 beats it for video.
However, the Honor Magic V2 has them both beat for design. It’s ridiculously skinny and light, with zero gap and a smooth hinge (although it can’t stay open quite as wide when sat on a desk). Likewise, I really liked the external display, which is much easier to use than the Galaxy foldable.
Battery life is another area where the Magic V2 absolutely smashes the competition. While the Pixel Fold and Samsung Z Fold 5 occasionally die within the day, I never had that problem with the Honor foldable.
And while the Honor Magic V2 isn’t as accomplished for multi-tasking, I’d happily use it for longer as my full time phone. That’s what I think, let us know your thoughts below!
Honor Magic V2 Review Chapters:
0:00 – Bendy blowers
0:49 – Unboxing
1:34 – Design
3:15 – External screen
4:10 – Internal screen
5:47 – Magic OS
6:23 – Multi-tasking
9:41 – Performance & gaming
10:42 – Battery life
11:55 – Cameras
15:21 – Verdict