How HONOR’s new smartphones can improve your sleep

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These problems, ranging from short and far-sightedness to glaucoma, are increasingly linked to lifestyle choices, including screen time. Some studies have suggested that blue light from screens can damage retinal cells, leading to problems like macular degeneration. Others have linked screen time to a condition dubbed “digital eye strain,” whereby users experience frequent headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes. 

HONOR is acutely aware of this growing global problem and wants to ensure that it’s doing its part to protect its users from vision problems, that could see them struggling to read distant signs or squinting to decipher small print. 

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, the company debuted several innovations alongside the HONOR Magic5 Pro and Magic Vs foldable that will not only help to increase eye comfort and reduce eye fatigue but could also help to improve users’ quality of sleep. 

Blue Light Emission 

TÜV Rheinland, a German company that publishes guidelines to measure and evaluate the claims of companies that deal with the blue light issue, has certified that the HONOR Magic5 pro has passed its Low Blue Light Certification.

Numerous studies have shown that blue light can hinder your sleep by stimulating your brain and fooling it into thinking it's daytime, potentially keeping you awake if you use your device before bedtime. Blue light can also suppress the production of melatonin, your body’s natural sleep-inducing hormone.

The HONOR Magic5 Pro has another feature called the Circadian Night Display. By reducing the levels of blue light emitted from the Magic5 Pro’s 6.81-inch LTPO Display, HONOR ensures that you sleep better at night. This feature will also reduce digital eye strain, so your eyes won't feel so tired by the end of the day.

The HONOR Magic5 Pro is also the first smartphone that gets the TÜV Rheinland Circadian Friendly Certification.


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Dynamic Dimming

HONOR isn’t just a front-runner regarding blue light reduction. The company has pioneered the application of the “Dynamic Dimming Screen” technology with the HONOR Magic Vs and the HONOR Magic5 Pro. This feature simulates the dynamic change of natural light and sees the screen color temperature adjusted automatically according to the circadian rhythm. 

This unique technology can reduce eye fatigue by promoting blood circulation with intelligent rhythmic light technology. Experimental results show that the HONOR Magic Vs can reduce eye fatigue by about 18% in 45 minutes in stable light and that this feature can increase average sleep time by 30%.

The HONOR Magic5 Pro also boasts the industry's first LTPO display with 2160Hz  Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Dimming technology to minimise screen flickering and help improve eye fatigue. This is a feature that’s perfect for those who spend many hours in front of their smartphone.


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DXOMARK champion

With the introduction of these innovative eye comfort features, it’s perhaps no surprise that the HONOR Magic5 Pro reached first place in DXOMARK smartphone display ranking with a top score of 151.

The DXOMARK test indicates that the HONOR Magic5 Pro provided very good readability, with tuning that made it comfortable to see in all tested lighting conditions. Even in outdoor use scenarios, the HONOR Magic5 Pro delivers peak HDR brightness of 1800 nits for clear visuals under bright sunlight thanks to its Novel Display Luminance Enhancement Technology. 

Are you raring to get your hands on the new HONOR Magic5 Pro? If you want to learn more about what the model offers and when you can buy it, visit the launch event site


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