Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold Plus: The Honor Magic Vs is the first foldable phone from China to have Stylus (or S PEN) support. And now that it has been launched, it’ll be competing with the vivo X Fold Plus which is one of the best camera foldable phones in the market. Is the addition of S PEN enough for the Magic Vs to be better than the X Fold+?
In this Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold+ specs comparison, I’ll be highlighting the differences and similarities. And also to explain which is better between these two foldable phones.
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Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold Plus
|Specs||Honor Magic Vs||vivo X Fold+|
|Unfolded Display||7.9-inches, 90Hz||8.03-inches, 120Hz|
|Folded Display||6.45-inches, 120Hz||6.53-inches, 120Hz|
|Display Features||HDR10+, OLED||LTPO, OLED, HDR10+|
|RAM||up to 12GB||12GB|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 512GB|
|Back Camera||54MP + 8MP + 50MP||50MP + 8MP + 12MP + 48MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|Software||Android 12||Android 12|
|Battery||5,000mAh (66W)||4,730mAh (80W)|
Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold+: Display, Design, and Durability
Both smartphones have inner and outer displays. The inner and outer displays of the Magic Vs are smaller than those of the vivo X Fold Plus. Due to the size difference, the vivo X Fold+ is heavier and bigger than the Magic Vs. The unfolded display of the X Fold+ is 8.03 inches while that of the Magic Vs is 7.9 inches. The display of the vivo X Fold+ also has more features.
For example, the unfolded display of the X Fold+ is an LTPO panel that can auto-refresh between 1Hz and 120Hz. But the unfolded display of the Magic Vs only supports 90Hz which is not as smooth as the 120Hz of the X Fold+.
Both smartphones have sturdy and really good hinges that can hold steady at different angles. For durability, both phones are made of a Glass back, a foldable front glass for the inner display, and Gorilla Glass for the outer display. When it comes to durability, both phones might not have water and dustproof ratings, but they’re durable foldable phones.
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Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold Plus: Camera
|Camera||Honor Magic Vs||vivo X Fold+|
The Magic Vs has a 54MP main camera which is good but not as good as the 50MP main camera of the vivo X Fold Plus. This is because the main camera of the X Fold+ has OIS stabilization and Laser AutoFocus features which allow it to take better photos and videos.
The X Fold+ has two telephoto lenses – a 5x optical zoom 8MP periscope lens and a 2x optical zoom 12MP telephoto lens. Whereas Magic Vs has one 8MP telephoto lens that can do 3x optical zoom. The vivo X Fold Plus has a more complete rear camera compared to the Honor Magic Vs.
For the selfie cameras, both phones have the same 16MP camera sensors. Both phones have cameras on the inner and outer display. The vivo X Fold+ can record videos in 8K resolution using its camera while the Magic Vs can record videos in 4K resolution. Overall, the vivo X Fold Plus is a better camera foldable phone than the Honor Magic Vs. vivo also partnered with Zeiss to enhance the quality of photos shot with the cameras of the X Fold+.
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Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold+: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The performance of both phones is different because both phones are similar because both phones have the same chipset. The chipset in both phones is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 5G chipset. Both phones have the same CPU cores, the same GPU, the same ISP, the same AI engine, the same 5G MODEM, etc.
The Honor Magic Vs has 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage while the vivo X Fold Plus has 12GB of RAM and up to 512B of storage. None of these phones have space for a microSD card slot. The base model of the Magic Vs has 8GB + 256GB of storage while that of the X Fold+ has 12GB + 256GB of storage.
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Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold Plus: Software
The Honor Magic Vs boots Magic UI 7 based on Android 12 out of the box and will get up to three years of software updates while the vivo X Fold Plus boots Origin OS Ocean based on Android 12 out of the box and will get up to three years of software updates. The user interface, app icons, and navigation settings of both smartphones are different.
Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold+: Battery & Other Features
The Honor Magic Vs is powered by a 5,000mAh which is bigger than the 4,730mAh battery that powers the vivo X Fold Plus. The X Fold+ supports 80W wired and 50W wireless charging while the Magic Vs supports 66W wired charging but does not support wireless charging.
Other features available in both smartphones include Fingerprint (side-mounted), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, Virtual proximity sensing, color spectrum, 24-bit/192kHz audio, Stylus support (SPEN) is only available in the Magic Vs, etc.
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Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold Plus: Price
The starting price of the Honor Magic Vs (8 + 256GB) is $1199 which is cheaper than the 12GB + 256GB model of the vivo X Fold Plus which sells for $1799. The X Fold+ has more RAM and is more expensive than the Magic Vs but you can take advantage of the $200 discount on the vivo X Fold+ now.
|vivo X Fold+||Price|
|Buy on Giztop||$1,599|
|Honor Magic Vs||Price|
Honor Magic Vs vs vivo X Fold Plus: Conclusion
The Honor Magic Vs is a very good and affordable foldable phone that supports S PEN (Stylus), has the same performance as the X Fold+, and similar display features but has smaller RAM and is cheaper. However, the vivo X Fold+ is better than the Magic Vs, and below are the reasons why.
When compared to the Honor Magic Vs, the vivo X Fold Plus has a bigger display, better display features, a better camera system, supports wireless charging, and faster charging. truth is, you’ll enjoy more features when you buy the vivo X Fold+ but if you’re a fan of S PEN/Stylus, then you might consider the Honor Magic Vs or better still, buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.