We put the Honor Magic6 Pro through our rigorous SBMARK Display test suite to measure its performance
six criteria. In the results of this test, we will analyze how it performed in a series of tests and in several common use cases.


Key Display Specifications:

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


  • Brightness levels suitable for different lighting conditions
  • Best-in-class motion management
  • Accurate, responsive and smooth touch panel
  • Good HDR video experience in low light conditions


  • Immediate color change when viewing at an angle
  • Stripe pattern perceptible on a uniform dark background in darkroom conditions

The Honor Magic6 Pro display achieved top-notch performance, with an all-round excellent user experience across all our use cases, particularly gaming.

The Magic6 Pro’s readability was overall excellent in all lighting environments, with consistent and reliable performance. While maximum brightness didn’t reach the same levels achieved 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 darkness, and not too dark when outdoors to influence the user experience. Furthermore, the external brightness level remained constant for all types of content displayed, which is not the case with most competing devices, whose display luminance decreases as the white areas on the screen increase. Although the device appeared uniform in our test, a faint striping pattern was visible on the screen when room or background conditions went dark. However, this stripe pattern was not visible under other lighting conditions.

Screen colors were generally accurate and fairly stable outdoors, but our testers noticed some immediate color shifts when holding the device at an angle. While most screens shift colors at wide angles, the Magic6 Pro’s colors shift at relatively shallower angles than the competition.

The video viewing experience was quite satisfying and comfortable, with adequate brightness and good details in dark tones, especially when watching videos at night.

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

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

As for artifacts, the Honor Magic6 Pro handled them very well. There was no unintentional touching of the screen and the display was flicker-free.

Test summary

About SBMARK display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, SBMARK
engineers perform a series of objective and perceptual tests under controlled laboratory and real-life conditions.
Please note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image
(gallery) and video apps with default settings.
(For in-depth information on how we evaluate
smartphones and other displays, see our articles “How SBMARK Tests Display Quality” and “A Closer Look at SBMARK Display Tests.”

The following section brings together key elements of our comprehensive testing and analysis performed in SBMARK laboratories.
Detailed performance evaluations in the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

How the display readability score is composed

Readability evaluates how easily and comfortably
users can read fixed content (photos and web) on the display in different real-life conditions. SBMARK uses its
Display bench to recreate ambient light conditions ranging from total darkness to intense sunlight. Furthermore
laboratory tests, perceptual analysis is also carried out in real-life environments.

Readability in an indoor environment (1000 lux).

From left to right: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Readability in a sunny environment (>90,000 lux).

From left to right: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Measurement of luminance uniformity

This graph shows display uniformity with a gray pattern at 20%. More visible is the green
color, the more uniform the display will be.

How the display color score is composed

The color attribute evaluates the device’s ability to accurately reproduce colors. The measurements taken concern fidelity, white point color and gamut coverage. We perform color evaluations for different lighting conditions to see how well the device can handle color in its surroundings. Colors are measured using a spectrophotometer in a controlled lighting environment. The perceptual analysis of the color rendering takes place compared to the reference model displayed on a calibrated professional monitor.

White point under D65 illuminant at 1000 lux

Indoor color rendering (1000 lux)

Clockwise from top left: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Color rendering in sunlight (>90,000 lux)

Clockwise from top left: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Color fidelity measurements

Honor Magic6 Pro, color fidelity at 1000 lux in sRGB
color space

Honor Magic6 Pro, color fidelity at 1000 lux in
Color space Display-P3

Each arrow represents the color difference between a target color model (base of the arrow) and
its actual measurement (arrowhead). The longer the arrow, the more visible the color difference. If the arrow
remains inside the circle, the color difference will only be visible to trained eyes.

Color behavior on the corner

This graph shows the color shift when the screen is tilted. Each dot represents a
measurement at a particular angle. The dots inside the inner circle show no color change in the corner; those among
the inner and outer circles have changes that only trained experts will see; but those who fall outside the outer circle
they are evident.

How the Display Video score is composed

Video rendering in a low light environment (0 lux).

Clockwise from top left: Honor Magic6 Pro, Google Pixel 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Gamut coverage for video content

Primary colors are measured in both HDR10 and SDR. The extracted color gamut shows the extent
of the color area that the device can reproduce. To respect the artistic intent, the measured gamma should match the master
color space of each video.

How the Display Motion Score is composed

The motion attribute evaluates the management of dynamics
Contents. Dropped frames, motion blur, and playback artifacts are examined using games and videos.

Dropped video frames

These long exposure photos have the number of frame irregularities in 30 seconds
video. Good performance shows a regular pattern (a flat gray image or a drop-down pattern).

How the Display Touch score is composed

To evaluate touch, SBMARK uses a tactile robot
and a high-speed camera to play and record a variety of scenarios with smoothness, accuracy and response times

This response time test accurately evaluates the time that elapses between a single touch of the robot on the screen and the displayed action. This test is applied to activities that require high responsiveness, such as gaming.

How the display artifact score is composed

Evaluating artifacts means checking
performance, image rendering and motion defects that can impact the end user experience. SBMARK measurements
precisely the reflectance of the device and the presence of flicker, and evaluates the impact of residual aliasing
when playing video games, among other features.

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