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Honor Magic6 Pro Display test

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We put the Honor Magic6 Pro through our rigorous DXOMARK Display test suite to measure its performance across
six criteria. In this test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key display specifications:

  • 6.8 inches OLED, 109.8 cm2 (~91.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Dimensions  162.5 mm x 75.8 mm x 8.9 mm
  • Resolution: 1280 x 2800 pixels, (~453 ppi density)
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.

Honor Magic6 Pro Honor Magic6 Pro
157
display
161

163

154

164

157

162

159

Best

167

170

141

163

Pros

  • Well-suited brightness levels for different lighting conditions
  • Best-in-class motion management
  • Accurate, reactive, and smooth touch panel
  • Good HDR video experience in low-light conditions

Cons

  • Immediate color shift when viewing at an angle
  • Perceivable striped pattern on a dark uniform background when in dark-room conditions

The Honor Magic6 Pro Display put in a top-scoring performance, with an all-around excellent user experience in all our use cases, particularly in gaming.

The Magic6 Pro’s readability was overall excellent in all lighting environments, with a steady and reliable performance. While the maximum brightness did not reach the same levels attained by the Galaxy S24 Ultra or even some of the Magic6 Pro’s competitors, the screen was consistently and comfortably readable in all conditions – not too bright in low-light or dark conditions and not too dark when outdoors to affect the user experience. Additionally, the outdoor brightness level remained consistent for all types of displayed content, which is not the case for most competitors’ devices, whose display luminance decreases as white areas on the screen increase. Although the device appeared uniform in our test, a faint striped pattern was visible on the screen when room or background conditions turned dark. However, this striped pattern was not visible in other lighting conditions.

The screen’s colors were generally accurate and quite stable outdoors, but our testers did note some immediate color shifts when holding the device at an angle. Although most screens shift colors at wide angles, the Magic6 Pro’s colors were shifting at relatively lower angles when compared with the competition.

The video-watching experience was quite satisfying and comfortable, with appropriate luminosity and good details in the dark tones, especially when viewing videos at night.

The device’s display showed significant improvements over its predecessor the Honor Magic5 Pro in all subscores, especially in motion. The Magic6 Pro achieved a top score in motion thanks to its exceptional management of frame mismatches and motion blur, providing the user with an excellent experience watching high-quality videos or playing video games. Also contributing to the top score in motion was the absence of any delayed playback when sliding forward or backward on a video.

In touch, the Honor Magic6 Pro came very close to the top score, but the screen lacked some smoothness when viewing the gallery. However, users who like to play video games on their phones should take note of the Honor Magic6 Pro’s touch response time, which at 53 ms shows a marked improvement from the Magic5 Pro’s 70 ms, and even surpassed the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+’s measured 65 ms. (For those keeping track, the fastest touch response time we have tested so far was on the Lenovo Legion Y90, which clocked in at 41 ms!)

When it came to artifacts, the Honor Magic6 Pro managed them very well. No unintended touches were being executed on the screen, and the display was free of flicker.

Test summary

About DXOMARK Display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, DXOMARK
engineers perform a variety of objective and perceptual tests under controlled lab and real-life conditions.
Note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image
(gallery) and video apps at their default settings.
(For in-depth information about how we evaluate
smartphone and other displays, check out our articles, “How DXOMARK tests display quality” and “A closer look at DXOMARK Display testing.

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.

Readability

161

Honor Magic6 Pro

163

Samsung Galaxy S24+
How Display Readability score is composed

Readability evaluates how easily and comfortably
users can read still content (photos & web) on the display under different real-life conditions. DXOMARK uses its
Display Bench to recreate ambient light conditions ranging from total darkness to bright sunlight. In addition to
laboratory tests, perceptual analysis is also made in real-life environments.

Luminance under various lighting conditions


Readability in an indoor (1000 lux) environment
From left to right: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
(Photos for illustration only)


Readability in a sunlight (>90 000 lux) environment
From left to right: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
(Photos for illustration only)

Luminance uniformity measurement
This graph shows the uniformity of the display with a 20% gray pattern. The more visible the green
color, the more uniform the display.

Color

154

Honor Magic6 Pro

164

Google Pixel 8 Pro
How Display Color score is composed

The color attribute evaluates the capacity of the device to accurately reproduce colors. The measurements taken are for fidelity, white point color, and gamut coverage. We perform color evaluations for different lighting conditions to see how well the device can manage color in the surrounding environment. Colors are measured using a spectrophotometer in a controlled lighting environment. Perceptual analysis of color rendering is against the reference pattern displayed on a calibrated professional monitor.

White point under D65 illuminant at 1000 lux


Color rendering indoors (1000 lux)
Clockwise from top left: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
(Photos for illustration only)


Color rendering in sunlight (>90 000 lux)
Clockwise from top left: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
(Photos for illustration only)
Color fidelity measurements
Honor Magic6 Pro, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the sRGB
color space
Honor Magic6 Pro, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the
Display-P3 color space
Each arrow represents the color difference between a target color pattern (base of the arrow) and
its actual measurement (tip of the arrow). The longer the arrow, the more visible the color difference is. If the arrow
stays within the circle, the color difference will be visible only to trained eyes.
Color behavior on angle
This graph shows the color shift when the screen is at an angle. Each dot represents a
measurement at a particular angle. Dots inside the inner circle exhibit no color shift in angle; those between the
inner and outer circle have shifts that only trained experts will see; but those falling outside the outer circle
are noticeable.

White spectrum with/without Blue Light Filter
Spectrum measurement comparison of a white web page with the Blue Light Filter on and off.

Video

157

Honor Magic6 Pro

162

Samsung Galaxy S23 (Snapdragon)
How Display Video score is composed

Video brightness at 10% APL in the dark ( < 5 lux)


Video rendering in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
(Photos for illustration only)

Gamut coverage for video content
HDR10 Gamut coverage
SDR Gamut coverage
The primary colors are measured both in HDR10 and SDR. The extracted color gamut shows the extent
of the color area that the device can render. To respect the artistic intent, the measured gamut should match the master
color space of each video.

Motion

159

Honor Magic6 Pro

Best

How Display Motion score is composed

The motion attribute evaluates the handling of dynamic
contents. Frame drops, motion blur, and playback artifacts are scrutinized using games and videos.


Video frame drops
30 fps content
60 fps content
These long exposure photos present the number of frame irregularities in a 30-second
video. A good performance shows a regular pattern (either a flat gray image or a pull-down pattern).

Touch

167

Honor Magic6 Pro

170

Samsung Galaxy S24+
How Display Touch score is composed

To evaluate touch, DXOMARK uses a touch robot
and a high-speed camera to play and record a set of scenarios for smoothness, accuracy and response-time
evaluation.

Average Touch Response Time Honor Magic6 Pro
53 ms
Fast
Good
Bad
Slow
This response time test precisely evaluates the time elapsed between a single touch of the robot on the screen and the displayed action. This test is applied to activities that require high reactivity, such as gaming.

Artifacts

141

Honor Magic6 Pro

163

OnePlus Open
How Display Artifacts score is composed

Evaluating artifacts means checking for
the performance, image rendering and motion flaws that can affect the end-user experience. DXOMARK measures
precisely the device’s reflectance and the presence of flicker, and assesses the impact of residual aliasing
when playing video games, among other characteristics.

Average Reflectance (SCI) Honor Magic6 Pro
5 %
Low
Good
Bad
High
SCI stands for Specular Component Included, which measures both the diffuse reflection and the specular reflection. Reflection from a simple glass sheet is around 4%, while it reaches about 6% for a plastic sheet. Although smartphones’ first surface is made of glass, their total reflection (without coating) is usually around 5% due to multiple reflections created by the complex optical stack.
Reflectance (SCI)
Measurements above show the reflection of the device within the visible spectrum range (400 nm to 700 nm). It includes both diffuse and specular reflection.
PWM Frequency Honor Magic6 Pro
4320 Hz
Bad
Good
Bad
Great
Displays flicker for 2 main reasons: refresh rate and Pulse Width Modulation. Pulse width modulation is a modulation technique that generates variable-width pulses to represent the amplitude of an analog input signal. This measurement is important for comfort because flickering at low frequencies can be perceived by some individuals, and in the most extreme cases, can induce seizures. Some experiments show that discomfort can appear at a higher frequency. A high PWM frequency (>1500 Hz) tends to be less disturbing for users.
Temporal Light Modulation
This graph represents the frequencies of lighting variation; the highest peak gives the main flicker frequency. The combination of a low frequency and a high peak is susceptible to inducing eye fatigue. Displays flicker for 2 main reasons: refresh rate and Pulse Width Modulation. This measurement is important for comfort because flickering at low frequencies can be perceived by some individuals, and in the most extreme cases, can induce seizures. Some experiments show that discomfort can appear at a higher frequency. A high PWM frequency (>1500 Hz) tends to be safer for users.

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