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Honor Magic4 Pro Battery test

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We put the Honor Magic4 Pro through our rigorous DXOMARK Battery test suite to measure its performance in autonomy, charging and efficiency. In these test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key specifications:

  • Battery capacity: 4600 mAh
  • 100W charger (included)
  • 6.81-inch, 1312 x 2848, 120 Hz, OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • Tested ROM / RAM combination: 256 GB + 8 GB
Honor Magic4 Pro
59
battery
43

104

50

96

47

100

104
charging
107

118

93

111

81

105

43

121

Charging Time
1 day 15h
Battery life
Charging Time
0h22
80% Charging time
Charging Time
0h43
Full charging time

Pros

  • Only 22 minutes to fill 80% of battery capacity when charging by wire and 34  minutes when charging wirelessly
  • More than 6 and a half hours of autonomy after a 5-minute charge
  • Very efficient charge, especially when charging wirelessly

Cons

  • Less than 2 days of autonomy in moderate usage
  • Below-average performance across all autonomy test cases
  • High discharge currents, especially during GPS navigation

The Honor Magic4 Pro’s battery was excellent in charging, but the device fell short on autonomy.
Despite having a sizeable 4600 mAh battery, the Magic4 Pro could not reach 2 days of autonomy in the typical usage scenario; nor did it perform well in the calibrated and on-the-go tests. The device’s discharge currents were higher than average in nearly all the test cases, something that was similarly observed on other devices equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The Honor Magic4 Pro, however, handled charging very well. Thanks to its 100W charger, it took only 22 minutes to fill the battery to 80% of its capacity. The wireless charging was even more impressive, taking only 34 minutes to reach the 80% mark and making the device one of the best in wireless charging that we have tested so far. On average, a quick 5-minute charge yielded an ample 6.5 hours of autonomy.
In the Ultra-Premium device segment (> $800 at launch), the Honor Magic4 Pro takes the top spot in the charging ranking, but lingers near the bottom in the autonomy and efficiency ranking.

Test Summary

About DXOMARK Battery tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone battery reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests over a week-long period both indoors and outdoors. (See our introductory and how we test articles for more details about our smartphone Battery protocol.)

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Battery Charger Wireless Display Processor
Honor Magic4 Pro 4600mAh 100W
(included)
100W (LTPO) OLED
1312 x 2848
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Xiaomi 12 Pro 4600mAh 120W
(included)
50W LTPO AMOLED
1440 x 3200
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
OnePlus 10 Pro 5000mAh 80W
(included)
50W LTPO AMOLED
1440 x 3216
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Autonomy

42

Honor Magic4 Pro

98

Wiko Power U30
How Autonomy score is composed

Autonomy score is composed of three performance sub-scores: Stationary, On the go, and Calibrated use cases. Each sub-score comprises the results of a comprehensive range of tests for measuring autonomy in all kinds of real-life scenarios.

Light Usage
54h
Light Usage
Active: 2h30/day
Moderate Usage
39h
Moderate Usage
Active: 4h/day
Intense Usage
25h
Intense Usage
Active: 7h/day

Stationary

43

Honor Magic4 Pro

104

Vivo Y72 5G

A robot housed in a Faraday cage performs a set of touch-based user actions during what we call our “typical usage scenario” (TUS) — making calls, video streaming, etc. — 4 hours of active use over the course of a 16-hour period, plus 8 hours of “sleep.” The robot repeats this set of actions every day until the device runs out of power.

Typical Usage Scenario discharge curves

On the go

50

Honor Magic4 Pro

96

Samsung Galaxy M51

Using a smartphone on the go takes a toll on autonomy because of extra “hidden” demands, such as the continuous signaling associated with cellphone network selection, for example. DXOMARK Battery experts take the phone outdoors and perform a precisely defined set of activities while following the same three-hour travel itinerary (walking, taking the bus, the subway…) for each device

Autonomy for on the go use cases (full charge)

Calibrated

47

Honor Magic4 Pro

100

Samsung Galaxy M51

For this series of tests, the smartphone returns to the Faraday cage and our robots repeatedly perform actions linked to one specific use case (such as gaming, video streaming, etc.) at a time. Starting from an 80% charge, all devices are tested until they have expended at least 5% of their battery power.

Autonomy for calibrated use cases (full charge)

Charging

104

Honor Magic4 Pro

121

Realme GT Neo 3
How Charging score is composed

Charging is fully part of the overall battery experience. In some situations where autonomy is at a minimum, knowing how fast you can charge becomes a concern. The DXOMARK Battery charging score is composed of two sub-scores, (1) Full charge and (2) Quick boost.

Wired
Wired
97%
in 30 min
0h22
0 - 80%
0h43
Full charge
Wireless
Wireless
70%
in 30 min
0h34
0 - 80%
0h51
Full charge

Full charge

107

Honor Magic4 Pro

118

Realme GT Neo 3

Full charge tests assess the reliability of the battery power gauge; measure how long and how much power the battery takes to charge from zero to 80% capacity, from 80 to 100% as shown by the UI, and until an actual full charge.

Power consumption and battery level during full charge
The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.
Power consumption and battery level during wireless full charge
The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.
Time to full charge
Time to full charge

Quick boost

93

Honor Magic4 Pro

111

Realme GT Neo 3

With the phone at different charge levels (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%), Quick boost tests measure the amount of charge the battery receives after being plugged in for 5 minutes. The chart here compares the average autonomy gain from a quick 5-minute charge.

Average autonomy gain for a 5 minute charge (wired)

Efficiency

47

Honor Magic4 Pro

102

Apple iPhone 13 Pro
How Efficiency score is composed

The DXOMARK power efficiency score consists of two sub-scores, Charge up and Discharge rate, both of which combine data obtained during robot-based typical usage scenario, calibrated tests and charging evaluation, taking into consideration the device’s battery capacity. DXOMARK calculate the annual power consumption of the product, shown on below graph, which is representative of the overall efficiency during a charge and when in use.

Annual Consumption Honor Magic4 Pro
5.9 kWh
Efficient
Good
Bad
Inefficient

Charge up

81

Honor Magic4 Pro

105

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

The charge up sub-score is a combination of four factors: the overall efficiency of a full charge, related to how much energy you need to fill up the battery compared to the energy that the battery can provide; the efficiency of the travel adapter when it comes to transferring power from an outlet to your phone; the residual consumption when your phone is fully charged and still plugged into the charger; and the residual consumption of the charger itself, when the smartphone is disconnected from it. The chart here below shows the overall efficiency of a full charge in %.

Overall charge efficiency

Discharge

43

Honor Magic4 Pro

121

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The discharge subscore rates the speed of a battery’s discharge during a test, which is independent of the battery’s capacity. It is the ratio of a battery’s capacity divided by its autonomy. A small-capacity battery could have the same autonomy as a large-capacity battery, indicating that the device is well-optimized, with a low discharge rate.

Average discharge current

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