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The gaming community was in for a treat at the latest Gamescom 2022. One of the announcements made was that Honor Magic4 Pro is the official partner smartphone for Genshin Impact, the free-to-play gacha game which took the world by storm.

Of course, now that Genshin Impact has partnered up with a smartphone company, this means that this is the best phone to play the game on. Is the Honor Magic4 Pro really the best phone to play Genshin Impact on? Read on to find out more about the newest smartphone on the market.

Genshin Impact announces that the Honor Magic4 Pro is the game’s official partner phone

This week belongs to Genshin Impact. From officially releasing the Sumeru region to Travelers and now, the game is partnering up with a smartphone. Can it get any better than that?

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This is a big deal especially for players of HoYoverse’s gacha game. Recently, more and more mobile gamers are trying out Genshin Impact. Most players have fallen in love with it at first play. On the other hand, there are some players making the big switch from PC to mobile for easier access to the game.

What these two players have in common is them trying to find the right phone to play with. For a game like Genshin Impact, specs are everything especially if you are playing on a mobile phone. Because of the game’s vast open world, it can get quite demanding if you want a smooth experience while playing.

Now that HoYoverse announced that a particular phone is the game’s sponsor, it raises a lot of questions for us Travelers. Finding the perfect phone to play Genshin Impact on is quite hard. So we can’t help but ask if the Honor Magic4 Pro is the perfect phone to play Genshin Impact on.

What’s the best phone to play Genshin Impact on? Is it the Honor Magic4 Pro?

Attendees of the Gamescom 2022 hosted in Cologne had a chance to try out Genshin Impact and the Sumeru app on the Honor Magic 4 Pro phone. No phone company that can’t run Genshin Impact smoothly will take this kind of risk.

So that’s one indicator that the company behind the phone is confident in their device’s capabilities. Of course, we can’t make that judgment based on a company’s confidence alone.

Here’s an overall view of the Honor Magic4 Pro’s specs according to GSMArena:

NETWORK
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
LAUNCH
Released to the public on April 9, 2022
BODY
  • Dimensions – 163.6 x 74.7 x 9.1 mm or 9.2 mm
  • Weight – 209 g / 215 g (7.37 oz)
  • Build – Glass front, aluminum frame, glass back
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • SIM – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY
  • Type – LTPO OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1000 nits (peak)
  • Size 6.81 inches, 113.7 cm2 (~93.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution – 1312 x 2848 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)
  • Protection – Aluminosilicate glass
PLATFORM
  • OS – Android 12, Magic UI 6
  • Chipset – Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU – Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.70 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU – Adreno 730
MEMORY
  • No card slot for external memory cards
  • Internal memory per phone type – 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
  • Quad – 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF
    • 50 MP, f/2.2, 122˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.5″, AF
    • 64 MP, f/3.5, 90mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0″, 0.7µm, PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom
    • TOF 3D (depth)
  • Features – LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10, 10-bit video
SELFIE CAMERA
SOUND
  • Loudspeaker –  Yes, with stereo speakers
  • The phone does not have a 3.5mm jack
  • 24-bit audio stereo recording
COMMS
  • WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth – 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS – Yes, with A-GPS. Up to tri-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (3), GALILEO (2)
  • NFC – Yes
  • Infrared port – Yes
  • Radio – No
  • USB – USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES
  • Sensors – Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
  • Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
BATTERY
  • Type – Li-Po 4600 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging – Fast charging 100W, 100% in 30 min (advertised)
    • Fast wireless charging 100W, 50% in 15 min (advertised)
    • Reverse wireless charging
    • Reverse charging 5W

Taking a closer look at the specs of the Honor Magic4 Pro

What every gamer should do before getting a new device is checking its specs. Knowing the specs of the device you’ll be using is important especially since gadgets are considered investments.

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As for the Honor Magic4 Pro, the device’s specs are promising. Let’s take a closer look at the phone, shall we?

Overall performance

According to various reviewers and mobile gamers, the Honor Magic4 Pro does not heat up while you’re using it. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the phone heating up while you’re trying to do multiple tasks at the same time.

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Nowadays, smartphones heat up at the slightest inconvenience. This makes it difficult for gamers to actually focus on their game since they will only keep worrying about the temperature of their phone. Additionally, there are phone coolers for sale on sites like Amazon for this sole problem.

So if you are looking for a phone which won’t turn into a portable stove while you’re using it, people claim that the Honor Magic4 Pro does its job good. You may be wondering, how exactly does the Honor Magic4 Pro pull it off?

The phone boasts its GPU Turbo X and AI visual engine.

Having a GPU Turbo X in a phone means that it can give you a delightful gaming experience overall. For a game like Genshin Impact where visuals are an important part, you’ll want a smartphone that can handle the resources it needs to properly run.

Furthermore, the Honor Magic4 Pro phone features an industry first AI Super Rendering technology. Partner it with the GPU Turbo X and you can say goodbye to those pesky framerate drops!

In a review from News24, they capped the FPS for Genshin Impact at 60fps.

Display

Like we mentioned above, visuals are an important part of the gaming experience nowadays. And for a title like Genshin Impact, you’ll really want to invest in a phone which can display the beautiful and majestic world of Teyvat.

The Honor Magic4 Pro features a 6.81-inch LTPO Quad-Curved Display. Its edges are virtually invisible which makes the gaming experience even better. You’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the world of Teyvat with this phone.

The phone’s LTPO display helps in delivering users 1920Hz of Pulse Width Modulation.

  • This phone is perfect for any gamer who prefers spending most of their time with their mobile device in hand.
  • With its high PWM, the Honor Magic4 Pro minimizes eye strain for its users. Additionally, it can also reduce visual fatigue.

Moreover, the Honor Magic4 Pro has an HDR 10+ video source which helps in enhancing every frame. Furthermore, this video source gives users a great experience with its amazing color display and dynamic range.

And finally, the phone has an independent MEMC display chip which is paired with HDR rendering technology. Take these two and put them together to get an awesome viewing experience.

So not only is the phone great for gaming, you can also stream your favorite shows on it without having to worry about the color being wrong or the display acting up.

Device and battery strength

The Honor Magic4 Pro has very good protection against water and dust. Specifically, the phone boasts an IP68 water and dust resistance. According to the same review from News24, it can withstand being in water as deep as 1.5 meters for over 30 minutes.

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Its battery life also has an endurance rating of 82 hours from GSMArena. And like we mentioned, most gamers and reviews praise the ability of this phone to not overheat while it is being used.

Personally, we’ve run into a few phones that are relatively new in the market but overheat at the slightest inconvenience. So if you’re looking for a phone which can handle the heat, the Honor Magic4 Pro is definitely something you should consider.

RAM, OS, and storage

Finally, any gamer should also prioritize these three before making a purchase. The RAM is usually responsible for determining whether a phone can run a game or not. Lucky for you, the Honor Magic4 Pro comes in either an 8GB or 12GB RAM. For games like Genshin Impact, CPU and RAM are vital.

As for the phone’s OS, it runs on Android 12 + Magic UI 6. That’s impressive already especially if you’re really looking for a phone dedicated to gaming.

And finally, any gamer should also prioritize the storage of their device. Games like Genshin Impact are live service games. What this means is you’ll be constantly updating the game every time a patch is released.

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Similar to other phones on the market nowadays, the Honor Magic4 Pro comes in either the 256GB and 512GB internal storage. The only problem we find with its storage is the phone does not have an external memory card slot.

So if you’re considering getting this phone, make sure that you get the one with the most storage. You might tell yourself that you don’t need that much storage, but you’ll be thanking us when the games you play require you to update from time to time.

Final verdict

Is it worth it to get the Honor Magic4 Pro? Honestly, we’d love to have the device ourselves. From the specs and reviews it has so far, the phone looks promising as a gaming phone.

Moreover, we play Genshin Impact ourselves and honestly, it’s demanding when it comes to devices. With each update that HoYoverse releases, we just know we’re a step closer to needing a device upgrade.

So if you’re looking for a game which can make playing Genshin Impact very satisfying, you may want to consider the Honor Magic4 Pro. And if HoYoverse themselves have this phone as their sponsor, that only means they trust the device’s capabilities.

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What do you think about the Honor Magic4 Pro? Do you think it’s the phone gamers should get if they want to have a great mobile experience of Genshin Impact? We would love to hear your insights in the comments.

If you have other suggestions on which devices can run Genshin Impact smoothly, feel free to drop them below. Or if you had the chance to try out the Honor Magic4 Pro, we’d love to hear your experience with the device as well.


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SOURCES: NotebookcheckPocket-lint, HoYoverse