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February 25, 2020

HONOR's Magic UI 3.0: A System that's Proactive, Not Reactive

We're all familiar with the experience of jabbing at our phone repeatedly, but getting only a delayed response. Frustration kicks in, and before you know it, you've touched the wrong app, or accidentally activated some unnecessary feature.

HONOR's Magic UI 3.0: A System that's Proactive, Not Reactive

Somehow, this always seems to occur at the most inopportune time. Maybe it's when you're trying to complete a payment at the counter, with a long line of annoyed customers behind you, or perhaps it's happened when you're about to set a new high score on Candy Crush.

Regardless, you've probably assumed that phone lag is just a fact of modern life, right? Well, think again!

The lag that you're familiar with likely stems from the resource bottleneck in the Linux kernel on an Android phone, which results from the system giving each task equal precedence, even those from apps running in the background.

Magic UI 3.0 is supported by a Deterministic Latency Engine that gets to the root of the issue, modifying the Linux kernel directly, to ensure that system resources are allocated in the most efficient manner possible. The engine gives priority to foreground tasks that are critical to user interaction, such as a graphically-demanding game, bypassing the cluttered queue of lower-priority tasks that is characteristic in Android.

This radical solution reduces response latency, or lag, by a staggering 25.7%, and latency fluctuation, the degree of lag inconsistency, by 55.6%! In other words, the phone is more responsive to your touches, and more consistent in how it responds, making everything that you do on your phone so much easier, from shopping and mobile payments, to audio and video streaming.

But if you're a serious gamer, it gets even better! If mis-touches and lag are just an annoyance for most operations, they're far worse during gameplay, life and death in fact, if you're skidding around the corner at a high speed, or being chased by a demon.

Fortunately, Magic 3.0 comes with upgraded GPU Turbo technology, which reduces touch latency by 40%, meaning that the phone's system works for you rather than the other way around. When you tap the screen gently, the game reacts with buttery smoothness as if pulled by an invisible string. It's a level of true-to-life fluidity that will astound you at first, but after a while you'll be amazed that you used to live without it!

But don't take our word for it… touch and see for yourself!