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Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm) Compared

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In this comparison, we compare the Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm) specs and features, so you know the differences between these two fine smartwatches.

Honor a sub-brand of Huawei has announced the Honor Watch Magic 2, it’s the new successor to the Honor Watch Magic released last year. The Magic 2 which is set to be released later in December is available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm, and just like the Huawei Watch GT 2, the Magic 2 46mm model is a more equipped smartwatch than the 42mm model. Like expected, the Magic 2 is a more stylish and classy smartwatch than the Magic. It’s a more comprehensive fitness tracker with a more advanced TruSeeen 3.5 heart rate tracker, Huawei TruRelax for stress management and swim-heart rate tracking. Moreover, there’s onboard music storage unlike it’s predecessor.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm) Specs Compared

 Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm)Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm)
honor watch magic 2 42mm vs 46mmhonor watch magic 2 46mm vs 42mm

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHonor Watch Magic 2
(42mm)
Honor Watch Magic 2
(46mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorHonor Watch MagicHonor Watch Magic
Successor----
Released dateDecember, 2019December, 2019
Ideal forWomenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
800-nit
AMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
800-nit
Display size1.2 inch1.39 inch
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Density326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension42 x 42 x 9 mm46 x 46 x 10.7 mm
Weight32.5g (without strap)41g (without strap)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel Material Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size20mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Charcoal Black
Flax Brown
Charcoal Black
Flax Brown

MEMORY

RAM16MB16MB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.1 LEBluetooth v5.1 LE
Wi-FiNoNo
NFCYes(China only)Yes(China only)
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIM slotNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
StepsYesYes
CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoYes (46mm)
MicrophoneNoYes (46mm)
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYes
Altimeter----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
BarometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensorsMagnetometer
SpO2 (CN Version)
Magnetometer
SpO2 (CN Version)

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin A1HiSilicon Kirin A1
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 215mAh455mAh
Battery lifeStandby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
(46mm)
Standby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
(42mm)
Standby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
(46mm)
Standby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
(42mm)
ChargingCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemYes (China)Yes (China)
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Health appHuawei Health app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandNoYes (46mm)

BOX CONTENTS

Honor Watch Magic 2
(42mm)
Honor Watch Magic 2
(46mm)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $200 (42mm)About $250 (46mm)
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What’s the Difference?

The differences between the Honor Watch Magic 2 46mm and 42mm model is that the 46mm model has microphone and loudspeaker which the 42mm lacks. Moreover, the 46mm has a longer battery life than the 42mm model.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm) Features Compared

  1. Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm): Design

  2. The two models of the Magic 2 look almost alike, this two are fine looking smartwatches with outstanding designs. The 46mm model with a larger display size will let you see more at a glance unlike the 42mm model with a slight smaller display size.

    Although, the 42mm with a smaller case size is a more compact smartwatch, and that makes it a more befitting wear for those with smaller wrist. Moreover, the 42mm model is slimmer than the 46mm model which leaves it with a sleeker appearance.

  3. Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm): Media

  4. Both the 46mm and 42mm model of the Magic 2 come with 4GB onboard storage capacity which allows you to take your favorite tracks along with you. However, while the 46mm model houses a microphone and loudspeaker, the 42mm model lacks these features. As a result, you can make calls directly from the 46mm model via Bluetooth calling, but you can’t do that via the 42mm model.

    Moreover, you can play your favorite media files aloud anywhere with the 46mm model as well as adding more productivity to the voice command feature.

  5. Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm): Battery Life

The 46mm model of the Magic 2 has been tested to last about 14 days from a single charge which is longer than the 42mm tested to last 7 days from a single charge.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs (46mm): Which is Better?

Although these two are outstanding smartwatches and better choices than their predecessor, the 46mm model is clearly a better smartwatch. It’s a more equipped smartwatch with a longer battery life than the 42mm model.

The 46mm will cost you more money, but it gives the best value for money.

Our Pick

The Honor Watch Magic 2 46mm model is our preferred choice. It’s more equipped, has a longer battery life and subsequently gives more value for money.

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