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Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review - Strong as a gaming phone, weaknesses in everyday life

5G gaming powerhouse at a bargain price. The Nubia RedMagic 5G offers very good technical specifications for less than 600 Euros (~$676). In everyday use, however, noticeable compromises have to be made with the gaming mobile phone, so that a RedMagic 5G is not the right companion for everyone.
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Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

The specifications of the RedMagic 5G state quite clearly that this is a gaming smartphone. The Nubia mobile phone has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a high touch-sampling rate of 240 Hz and an equally very high display refresh rate of 144 Hz. This is complemented by a Snapdragon 865 with active liquid cooling. 

The entry-level version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage costs 579 Euros (~$652) in some countries; for the configuration with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, prospective customers of the gaming smartphone have to pay 649 Euros (~$731).

Nubia RedMagic 5G
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
6.65 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 388 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 229 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, OTG, status LED, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM: 2/3/5/8, WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8/19, CDMA/EVDO: BC0/BC1, TD-LTE: B34/B38/39/40/41, FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B12/B17/B18/B19/B26, 5G: NR n41/n78, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.75 x 168.56 x 78 ( = 0.38 x 6.64 x 3.07 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Ion, 18-watt quick charger, optional 55-watt charger
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (Sony IMX686, f/2.0) + 8 MP (HI846, f/2.0) + 2 MP (OV02A10, f/2.0); Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: on-screen, USB cable, modular charger, RedMagic OS 3.0, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L3
Weight
218 g ( = 7.69 oz / 0.48 pounds), Power Supply: 69 g ( = 2.43 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
649 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
06/2020
Nubia RedMagic 5G
SD 865, Adreno 650
218 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.65"2340x1080
85 %
06/2020
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
SD 865, Adreno 650
253 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash7.1"3120x1440
88 %
05/2020
Xiaomi Mi 10
SD 865, Adreno 650
208 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.67"2340x1080
88 %
06/2020
OnePlus 8
SD 865, Adreno 650
180 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.55"2400x1080
82 %
02/2020
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
208 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
87 %
12/2019
Asus ROG Phone 2
SD 855+, Adreno 640
240 g512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.59"2340x1080
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

The design of the RedMagic 5G is, as usual for gaming phones, very special. In contrast to other upper-class smartphones, the flagship model from Nubia doesn't have a notch or punch hole, since the selfie camera is located in the comparatively wide bezel above the display.

The case, which is available in the Eclipse Black, Hot Rod Red and Pulse colors, leaves a high-quality and stable impression. The buttons for volume control and the on/off switch have well-defined pressure points. However, the power button is positioned very low. Moreover, the RGB light is on the back in all color variants.

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

Size comparison

177.8 mm / 7 inch 83.3 mm / 3.28 inch 10.1 mm / 0.3976 inch 253 g0.558 lbs170.99 mm / 6.73 inch 77.6 mm / 3.06 inch 9.48 mm / 0.3732 inch 240 g0.529 lbs168.56 mm / 6.64 inch 78 mm / 3.07 inch 9.75 mm / 0.3839 inch 218 g0.4806 lbs165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.79 mm / 0.3461 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.96 mm / 0.3528 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs160.2 mm / 6.31 inch 72.9 mm / 2.87 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs

Connectivity - Nubia RedMagic with status LED

Video content on streaming services can't be viewed in HD quality with the gaming phone because the Widevine DRM level is set to L3 in the RedMagic. The internal UFS storage in our test device has a capacity of 256 GB, out of which only about 229 GB is available out of the box. There is no option to expand the storage, but external storage devices can be connected via the USB 3.1 port using USB OTG.

Software - Nubia smartphone with Android 10

As operating system, the Chinese manufacturer has installed Android 10, which is complemented by the strongly modified RedMagic OS 3.0 user interface. With the last security update belonging to March 2020, the security patches are no longer quite up to date at the time of conducting this review.

Although the system interface is predominantly translated to the German language, this effort has been very unenthusiastic so that many areas of the configuration menu require the knowledge of English. 

In addition to numerous customization options, the slider on the right side of the case can be used to activate the Game Space 2.1 gaming mode. Using its own interface and without other distracting apps, numerous gaming settings can be adjusted like controlling the fan or activating the shoulder buttons, for example.

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

Communication and GPS - Fast Wi-Fi 6 in the Nubia RedMagic 5G

As the name of the gaming phone already suggests, the built-in Qualcomm SoC supports the new 5G mobile radio standard with the SDX55 modem. But even in other respects, there are hardly any compromises to be made with the dual-SIM smartphone in terms of communication. The RedMagic 5G can access 18 LTE bands, but band 28 is missing. Bluetooth 5.1 is available for wireless communication, and a chip for near-field communication is also present.

The WLAN module also impresses in our WLAN test with high transfer speeds thanks to the ax standard and MIMO technology. The measured values with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router are, however, sometimes a bit inconsistent. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
946 (911min - 960max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
903 (881min - 916max) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 8
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
894 (864min - 925max) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
817 (785min - 843max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
687 (345min - 697max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
605 (520min - 657max) MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=601)
283 MBit/s ∼30% -70%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
OnePlus 8
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
937 (466min - 960max) MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
926 (463min - 960max) MBit/s ∼99%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
876 (785min - 909max) MBit/s ∼93% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
867 (440min - 907max) MBit/s ∼93% -6%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
530 (410min - 606max) MBit/s ∼57% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
341 (280min - 399max) MBit/s ∼36% -63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=601)
269 MBit/s ∼29% -71%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø945 (911-960)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø911 (463-960)
GPS within building
GPS within building
GPS outdoors
GPS outdoors

In order to be able to assess the location accuracy of the Nubia mobile phone in practice, we record a route in parallel to the GPS Garmin Edge 500 bicycle computer for comparison purposes. The satellite signal is determined quickly, and at the end of the 12-kilometer test track, the determined deviations of the GPS modules amount to approximately 200 meters. In this manner, nothing stands in the way of navigating with the RedMagic 5G.

GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Nubia RedMagic 5G
GPS Nubia RedMagic 5G
GPS Nubia RedMagic 5G
GPS Nubia RedMagic 5G
GPS Nubia RedMagic 5G
GPS Nubia RedMagic 5G

Telephone and call quality - Nubia RedMagic without Wi-Fi calling

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

The call quality is at a good level. We can't detect a Wi-Fi calling option in the settings, but the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) option, which allows voice calls over the 4G network, is supported.

Cameras - Sony IMX686 in the Nubia smartphone

Nubia RedMagic 5G front-facing camera sample
Nubia RedMagic 5G front-facing camera sample

Selfie photos taken with the 8 MP front-facing camera of the RedMagic 5G often lack a bit of sharpness but are qualitatively satisfying for the price range. The main camera's 64-megapixel IMX686 sensor impresses in daylight with a high level of detail and dynamic range, but even here, the photos could be sharper. In the dark, the weaknesses of the Sony sensor become obvious. As with the Redmi K30 5G, low-light photos are poorly lit, grainy and not very sharp.

We liked the 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera of the gaming mobile phone. In daylight, detail-rich pictures are possible, even if the dynamic range in the photos is reduced, and the latter also appear somewhat over-sharpened.

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3Scene 4
ColorChecker
28.5 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
35 ∆E
40.5 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
47.4 ∆E
32.1 ∆E
31.8 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
53.6 ∆E
56.5 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
43.8 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
55.5 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
58.7 ∆E
58.8 ∆E
45.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Nubia RedMagic 5G: 39.79 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 58.82 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.7 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
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9.6 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Nubia RedMagic 5G: 7.86 ∆E min: 3.15 - max: 18.8 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Nubia RedMagic with numerous gaming accessories

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Optional accessories

A quick-charge power adapter is included, but it only supports 18 watts. In addition, a USB-C cable and a SIM tool are included in the box - a protective case is missing. The protective case from Nubia must be purchased separately for 15 Euros (~$17). The manufacturer also offers gaming accessories such as a special gamepad or an adapter.

ZTE's subsidiary honors a 24-month warranty on its smartphones (EU and UK store); depending on the location of the retailer, there's also a retailer warranty.

Input devices and handling - Nubia smartphone with deficits

Inputs on the 6.65-inch display are accurately and quickly mapped up to the corners of the touchscreen thanks to a 240 Hz sampling rate (the touchscreen scans the surface 240 times per second). However, these attributes can't be attested to the optical fingerprint scanner below the OLED panel. Fingerprints are only recognized very slowly and often not at all. A biometric authentication via 2D face recognition using the front-facing camera is not offered. The built-in vibration motor doesn't convince us qualitatively either, because the vibrations are not precise. Typing fast with haptic feedback is barely possible with the Nubia mobile phone.

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

Display - Nubia RedMagic with OLED panel

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

With a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, the OLED panel in the gaming mobile phone achieves a pixel density of almost 400 PPI at a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels and a diagonal size of 6.65 inches, which ensures sufficiently sharp display content under normal use and viewing distances.

As is typical with OLED panels, the Nubia mobile phone uses PWM at a frequency of 301 to 595 Hz to control brightness. The maximum brightness of 629 cd/m² measured by us is satisfactory, but with the ambient light sensor disabled, only 415 cd/m² is reached with the RedMagic 5G. The realistic APL50 test (Average Picture Level) with evenly distributed light and dark areas results in a maximum brightness of 862 cd/m².

588
cd/m²
596
cd/m²
629
cd/m²
582
cd/m²
593
cd/m²
620
cd/m²
578
cd/m²
597
cd/m²
628
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 629 cd/m² Average: 601.2 cd/m² Minimum: 3.82 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 593 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 7.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.28
Nubia RedMagic 5G
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.65
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
AMOLED, 3120x1440, 7.1
Xiaomi Mi 10
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.67
OnePlus 8
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
LCD IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Asus ROG Phone 2
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.59
Screen
20%
53%
53%
36%
18%
Brightness middle
593
570
-4%
786
33%
778
31%
658
11%
580
-2%
Brightness
601
589
-2%
791
32%
783
30%
643
7%
599
0%
Brightness Distribution
92
90
-2%
96
4%
95
3%
93
1%
91
-1%
Black Level *
0.49
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
8.1
4.65
43%
1.1
86%
0.9
89%
1.8
78%
4.9
40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
16.2
7.61
53%
2.2
86%
2.2
86%
4.4
73%
9.1
44%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.1
4.9
31%
1.8
75%
1.7
76%
3.8
46%
5.4
24%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.205 100%
2.26 97%
2.25 98%
2.22 99%
2.17 101%
CCT
7566 86%
7500 87%
6315 103%
6481 100%
6255 104%
7487 87%
Contrast
1343

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 595.2 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 595.2 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 595.2 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9599 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display color analysis is performed with the help of a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software. The deviations in color (8.1) and grayscale reproduction (7.1) are still acceptable in view of the product class; nonetheless, they are very pronounced. In addition, at 7,566 kelvin, the panel's color temperature isn't optimally calibrated either.

CalMAN color accuracy (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN color accuracy (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN color space (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN color space (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN grayscales (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN grayscales (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN color saturation (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN color saturation (sRGB target color space)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Outdoors, the RedMagic 5G makes a good impression in auto mode. The high contrast ensures sufficient readability; even in direct sunlight in summer, the display's content is still (partially) visible.

The decrease in brightness as well as in viewing angles is low even when viewing the screen from extremely flat angles.

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

Performance - Nubia smartphone with Snapdragon 865

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 found in the RedMagic 5G integrates a fast "Prime Core" running at up to 2.84 GHz and three additional Cortex-A77-based performance cores with a clock frequency of up to 2.42 GHz. To save power, four additional ARM Cortex-A55 cores were also integrated (1.8 GHz). The Qualcomm SoC also features a powerful Adreno 650 graphics unit.

As expected, the system speed of the gaming smartphone is very pleasing. The Snapdragon 865, in combination with 12 GB of memory and the 144 Hz panel, ensures a smooth operation in everyday life. Apps also open very quickly thanks to the fast Universal Flash Storage. The speed of the internal storage is on par with the UFS 3.0 competition, but the Xiaomi mobile phones Black Shark 3 Pro and the Mi 10 offer significantly better values for sequential writing.

In the benchmarks, the Nubia smartphone (without the fan) performs on par with its gaming rival, the Black Shark 3 Pro. Thanks to the lower resolution, the RedMagic 5G is even often ahead. The Nubia mobile phone scores particularly well in the system benchmarks of the PCMark for Android software. The Geekbench 5.1 multi-core result, on the other hand, is somewhat low.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
2487 Points ∼83%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3008 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
2549 Points ∼85% +2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
2663 Points ∼89% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1035 Points ∼34% -58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (2487 - 3259, n=8)
2723 Points ∼91% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=67)
1622 Points ∼54% -35%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
2954 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3080 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
2829 Points ∼92% -4%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3001 Points ∼97% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1212 Points ∼39% -59%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (2829 - 3080, n=8)
2981 Points ∼97% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=61)
1759 Points ∼57% -40%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3076 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3361 Points ∼98% +9%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3309 Points ∼97% +8%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3427 Points ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1520 Points ∼44% -51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3076 - 3449, n=15)
3303 Points ∼96% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=126)
1961 Points ∼57% -36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
909 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
903 Points ∼98% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
910 Points ∼99% 0%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
919 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
569 Points ∼62% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (889 - 924, n=15)
910 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=126)
562 Points ∼61% -38%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9739 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8591 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
7196 Points ∼74% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (9443 - 9739, n=5)
9559 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=358)
4916 Points ∼50% -50%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
13356 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
6213 Points ∼46% -53%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
9705 Points ∼72% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (13186 - 13589, n=5)
13396 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=421)
5027 Points ∼38% -62%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
4276 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2689 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
3603 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4261 - 4304, n=5)
4281 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4965, n=421)
1539 Points ∼36% -64%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
12879 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
10945 Points ∼85% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
10613 Points ∼82% -18%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
10800 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
9989 Points ∼78% -22%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
11690 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (9202 - 15299, n=16)
11346 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=528)
5988 Points ∼46% -54%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
13954 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11839 Points ∼78% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11850 Points ∼78% -15%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
13079 Points ∼86% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
10689 Points ∼70% -23%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
15193 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (10990 - 19989, n=15)
13843 Points ∼91% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=686)
6572 Points ∼43% -53%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3793 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3336 Points ∼88% -12%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3763 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2588 Points ∼68% -32%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
3565 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (1788 - 4061, n=13)
3621 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=179)
2668 Points ∼70% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8321 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8175 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8294 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3167 Points ∼38% -62%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6521 Points ∼78% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8064 - 9104, n=13)
8300 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 9104, n=179)
3070 Points ∼37% -63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
6590 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
6182 Points ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
6543 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2978 Points ∼45% -55%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
5506 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4604 - 6961, n=14)
6410 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=179)
2734 Points ∼41% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5532 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5187 Points ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5401 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2965 Points ∼54% -46%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4737 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5187 - 5780, n=14)
5439 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=531)
2236 Points ∼40% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9467 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9389 Points ∼98% -1%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9542 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3554 Points ∼37% -62%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
7912 Points ∼83% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (9157 - 9567, n=14)
9414 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=531)
2174 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8154 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7957 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8153 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3412 Points ∼42% -58%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6886 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (7957 - 8269, n=15)
8095 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=532)
2027 Points ∼25% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5532 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3973 Points ∼72% -28%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5406 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3198 Points ∼58% -42%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4725 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3956 - 5765, n=14)
5171 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=563)
2153 Points ∼39% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
12750 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12601 Points ∼98% -1%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
12873 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5367 Points ∼42% -58%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
11344 Points ∼88% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (12547 - 12993, n=14)
12729 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=563)
2928 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9877 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8499 Points ∼86% -14%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9850 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4643 Points ∼47% -53%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
8651 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8499 - 10090, n=14)
9593 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=563)
2457 Points ∼25% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5209 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4813 Points ∼92% -8%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
4879 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3256 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4438 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4582 - 5209, n=14)
4970 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=612)
2114 Points ∼41% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8432 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8371 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8288 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3287 Points ∼39% -61%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
7081 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (7854 - 9167, n=14)
8320 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9167, n=612)
1833 Points ∼22% -78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
7305 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7190 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
7174 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3277 Points ∼45% -55%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6253 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (6943 - 7653, n=15)
7226 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=613)
1743 Points ∼24% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5049 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4196 Points ∼83% -17%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
4819 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3432 Points ∼68% -32%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4370 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3965 - 5274, n=14)
4860 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=655)
1985 Points ∼39% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
12494 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12234 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11540 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5115 Points ∼41% -59%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
11259 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (11175 - 13305, n=14)
11928 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 13305, n=654)
2430 Points ∼19% -81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9492 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8581 Points ∼90% -10%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8810 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4654 Points ∼49% -51%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
8338 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8215 - 9611, n=14)
9005 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9611, n=657)
2083 Points ∼22% -78%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
26182 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
57583 Points ∼100% +120%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
27026 Points ∼47% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
23203 Points ∼40% -11%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
41296 Points ∼72% +58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (17817 - 58293, n=14)
33439 Points ∼58% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=799)
15611 Points ∼27% -40%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
150654 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
149468 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
144611 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
68634 Points ∼46% -54%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
113347 Points ∼75% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (143643 - 154375, n=14)
147866 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=797)
27419 Points ∼18% -82%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
73143 Points ∼66%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
110468 Points ∼100% +51%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
72524 Points ∼66% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
47824 Points ∼43% -35%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
81679 Points ∼74% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (56045 - 112989, n=14)
82096 Points ∼74% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=797)
21279 Points ∼19% -71%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
206 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
203 fps ∼98% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
202 fps ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
207 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
95 fps ∼46% -54%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
166 fps ∼80% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (168 - 207, n=15)
202 fps ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=800)
46.1 fps ∼22% -78%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
90 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
90 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
90 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
86 fps ∼96% -4%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
61 fps ∼68% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (60 - 138, n=15)
77.2 fps ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=809)
31.6 fps ∼35% -65%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
126 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
122 fps ∼97% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
123 fps ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
125 fps ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
54 fps ∼43% -57%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
100 fps ∼79% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (96 - 127, n=15)
122 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=705)
27.3 fps ∼22% -78%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
88 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
68 fps ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
88 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
48 fps ∼55% -45%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
61 fps ∼69% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (58 - 109, n=15)
72.8 fps ∼83% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=713)
22.8 fps ∼26% -74%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
74 fps ∼84%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
86 fps ∼98% +16%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
86 fps ∼98% +16%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
88 fps ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
37 fps ∼42% -50%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
71 fps ∼81% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (67 - 88, n=16)
84.5 fps ∼96% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=568)
21.9 fps ∼25% -70%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
51 fps ∼68%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
43 fps ∼57% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
75 fps ∼100% +47%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼80% +18%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
33 fps ∼44% -35%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
58 fps ∼77% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (43 - 79, n=16)
60.8 fps ∼81% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=570)
19.8 fps ∼26% -61%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
28 fps ∼90%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
27 fps ∼87% -4%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
29 fps ∼94% +4%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
31 fps ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8.9 fps ∼29% -68%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
27 fps ∼87% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (18 - 32, n=16)
28.3 fps ∼91% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=324)
11.5 fps ∼37% -59%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
20 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
20 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
20 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
20 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼65% -35%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
18 fps ∼90% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (20 - 21, n=16)
20.1 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=322)
8.13 fps ∼40% -59%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
44 fps ∼83%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
53 fps ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
46 fps ∼87% +5%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
48 fps ∼91% +9%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼40% -52%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
41 fps ∼77% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (28 - 53, n=16)
44.2 fps ∼83% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=328)
17.1 fps ∼32% -61%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
54 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
27 fps ∼50% -50%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
53 fps ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
54 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
23 fps ∼43% -57%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
47 fps ∼87% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (27 - 55, n=16)
51.5 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=327)
19.7 fps ∼36% -64%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
51 fps ∼98%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
51 fps ∼98% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
50 fps ∼96% -2%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
52 fps ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼40% -59%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
43 fps ∼83% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (39 - 53, n=16)
50.1 fps ∼96% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=493)
14.7 fps ∼28% -71%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
42 fps ∼91%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
25 fps ∼54% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
42 fps ∼91% 0%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
46 fps ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
19 fps ∼41% -55%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
38 fps ∼83% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (25 - 48, n=16)
40.1 fps ∼87% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=497)
13 fps ∼28% -69%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
607937 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
572807 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
566256 Points ∼93% -7%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
563466 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
298925 Points ∼49% -51%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
501784 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (538107 - 607937, n=16)
578953 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=122)
322931 Points ∼53% -47%
Basemark GPU 1.1
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
23.1 (11.15min - 38.98max) fps ∼55%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
42.16 fps ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7.73 - 85.6, n=74)
19.1 fps ∼45%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
fps ∼0%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
35.02 fps ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 63, n=64)
16 fps ∼46%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21.97 (12.98min - 44.43max) fps ∼56%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
38.94 fps ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 71.6, n=62)
19.9 fps ∼51%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
7649 Score ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3258 Score ∼43% -57%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
5025 Score ∼66% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4988 - 7649, n=3)
6598 Score ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 7649, n=89)
2609 Score ∼34% -66%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
1505 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
1429 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
1276 Points ∼85% -15%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
1498 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1378 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
1465 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (1276 - 1650, n=15)
1467 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=739)
828 Points ∼55% -45%
Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11648 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11445 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11730 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11654 Points ∼99% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5087 Points ∼43% -56%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
10467 Points ∼89% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (11399 - 12073, n=15)
11679 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=739)
2557 Points ∼22% -78%
Memory (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8398 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5688 Points ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7450 Points ∼89% -11%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
6912 Points ∼82% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5278 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6077 Points ∼72% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5564 - 8874, n=15)
7314 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=739)
1910 Points ∼23% -77%
System (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9723 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8622 Points ∼86% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9810 Points ∼98% +1%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
10021 Points ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
6870 Points ∼69% -29%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
8693 Points ∼87% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8421 - 10147, n=15)
9744 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=739)
3510 Points ∼35% -64%
Overall (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
6149 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5302 Points ∼86% -14%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5752 Points ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5897 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3990 Points ∼65% -35%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
5335 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5264 - 6273, n=15)
5896 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=739)
1797 Points ∼29% -71%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
67.333 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (50.9 - 77, n=14)
64.1 Points ∼95% +4%
Nubia RedMagic 5G (Chrome 83)
61.492 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
53.145 Points ∼79% -14%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (Chrome 83)
53.053 Points ∼79% -14%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
51.341 Points ∼76% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
50.878 Points ∼76% -17%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=197)
41 Points ∼61% -33%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
118.64 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (79.1 - 126, n=14)
112 Points ∼94% +8%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
109.2 Points ∼92% +6%
Nubia RedMagic 5G (Chrome 83)
103.45 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
94.778 Points ∼80% -8%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
79.083 Points ∼67% -24%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=628)
47.8 Points ∼40% -54%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (Chrome 83)
67.7 runs/min ∼100% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (30.6 - 74.5, n=14)
64.1 runs/min ∼95% +8%
Nubia RedMagic 5G (Chrome 83)
59.6 runs/min ∼88%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
56.2 runs/min ∼83% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
54.9 runs/min ∼81% -8%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
50.8 runs/min ∼75% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=178)
43.1 runs/min ∼64% -28%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
39.1 runs/min ∼58% -34%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
118 Points ∼100% +19%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
111 Points ∼94% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (97 - 120, n=15)
104 Points ∼88% +5%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (Chrome 83)
101 Points ∼86% +2%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
99 Points ∼84% 0%
Nubia RedMagic 5G (Chrome 83)
99 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
80 Points ∼68% -19%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=266)
69.9 Points ∼59% -29%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 2
24571 Points ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
22016 Points ∼90% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (15745 - 24467, n=15)
21893 Points ∼89% +4%
Nubia RedMagic 5G (Chrome 83)
21048 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (Chrome 83)
20976 Points ∼85% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
18809 Points ∼77% -11%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
15745 Points ∼64% -25%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=797)
7984 Points ∼32% -62%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1854 - 59466, n=823)
9690 ms * ∼100% -304%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
2787 ms * ∼29% -16%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
2538.1 ms * ∼26% -6%
Nubia RedMagic 5G (Chrome 83)
2401.34 ms * ∼25%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
2103.5 ms * ∼22% +12%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (Chrome 83)
2061.3 ms * ∼21% +14%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
2006.5 ms * ∼21% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (1860 - 2538, n=16)
1984 ms * ∼20% +17%

* ... smaller is better

Nubia RedMagic 5GXiaomi Black Shark 3 ProXiaomi Mi 10OnePlus 8Xiaomi Redmi K30 5GAsus ROG Phone 2Average 256 GB UFS 3.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
24%
20%
27%
-41%
-11%
8%
-74%
Random Write 4KB
193.57
261.45
35%
215.95
12%
203.85
5%
100.99
-48%
165.26
-15%
183 (24.8 - 272, n=19)
-5%
37.1 (0.14 - 319, n=895)
-81%
Random Read 4KB
201.64
218.2
8%
207.04
3%
215
7%
96.8
-52%
165.95
-18%
206 (169 - 265, n=19)
2%
60.3 (1.59 - 324, n=895)
-70%
Sequential Write 256KB
388.38
657.92
69%
679.51
75%
747.87
93%
312.76
-19%
386.4
-1%
536 (387 - 756, n=19)
38%
131 (2.99 - 911, n=895)
-66%
Sequential Read 256KB
1654.41
1398.36
-15%
1498.15
-9%
1706.7
3%
889.67
-46%
1487.05
-10%
1595 (1398 - 1789, n=19)
-4%
348 (12.1 - 1802, n=895)
-79%

Games - Nubia RedMagic with up to 144 FPS

Since this is a gaming mobile phone, we naturally test the RedMagic 5G's gaming suitability extensively. Fortunately, the Nubia mobile phone also turns its high performance and the 144 Hz screen accordingly into high frame rates.

With the app from Gamebench we measure an excellent 144 FPS (with fan) in the Dead Trigger 2 first-person shooter and the Real Racing 3 racing game. PUBG mobile reaches a good 60 FPS with the current firmware (v.409), but Nubia itself advertises the first-person shooter at 90 FPS - we can't confirm this. 

In Game Space 2.1, the special interface in the RedMagic 5G, the touch-sensitive shoulder buttons can be assigned functions such as drifting and boosting in Asphalt 9. Like with the Black Shark 3 Pro as well, the racing game is only reproduced at 30 frames per second. The classic touch-screen control and the position sensors work without problems.

During long gaming sessions, the processor in the smartphone is actively cooled by a fan, which ensures a cool case in everyday use, but the fan noise is somewhat annoying without a headset. 

Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
PUBG mobile
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; Balanced: Ø59.9 (58-61)
; HD: Ø59.8 (58-61)
Real Racing 3
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: Ø145 (123-146)
Asphalt 9 Legends
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: Ø29.7 (27-32)

Emissions - Nubia smartphone with stereo speakers

Noise emissions

The fan is clearly noticeable, but we don't hear any annoying whistling or beeping sounds.

Noise Level

Idle
28.4 / 28.5 / 28.7 dB(A)
Load
41.1 / 45.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26.8 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.537.133.937.343.64130.52533.132.128.726.837.23333.13129.730.327.424.634.329.929.74032.629.323.330.125.92432.65040.139.531.633.732.631.540.16327.727.123.825.130.427.227.78024.623.220.520.324.223.824.610022.82320.518.822.521.422.81252220.218.319.218.419.92216017.22019.218.82017.417.220019.317.317.716.320.315.719.325017.318.216.416.917.217.117.331516.217.416.114.516.715.616.240018.317.716.315.116.316.818.350018.617.11514.41414.518.663016.716.114.11414.514.916.780019.918.816.41515.214.919.9100021.821.314.514.413.814.721.8125031.836.915.115.214.814.231.8160041.928.617.12019.613.941.9200027.122.714.715.215.614.427.1250033.329.817.517.517.713.933.3315038.533.419.319.319.514.838.5400030.526.317.216.116.714.330.5500027.723.314.81514.614.427.763002726.414.614.614.714.82780002818.815.314.81515281000020.616.61514.814.915.120.61250019.916.814.914.814.814.519.9160001715.815.215.415.315.317SPL45.841.128.428.528.726.845.8N42.91110.84median 21.8median 20median 16.1median 15.2median 15.6median 14.9median 21.8Delta5.44.41.21.32.21.35.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseNubia RedMagic 5G

Temperature

The case only heats up noticeably under load in everyday use. In our test under sustained load, the RedMagic 5G's heat development behavior provides stable FPS values in the Manhattan 3.1 test of the GFXBench app both with the fan on and without active cooling. However, more power is available to the gaming phone with the fan activated.

Manhattan 3.1 test with fan
Manhattan 3.1 test with fan
Manhattan 3.1 test with fan
Manhattan 3.1 test with fan
Manhattan 3.1 test without fan
Manhattan 3.1 test without fan
Manhattan 3.1 test without fan
Manhattan 3.1 test without fan
Max. Load
 39.1 °C
102 F
38.7 °C
102 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
 39.3 °C
103 F
40 °C
104 F
37.7 °C
100 F
 
 39.3 °C
103 F
39.1 °C
102 F
36.9 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 38.6 °C = 101 F
32.7 °C
91 F
35.1 °C
95 F
37 °C
99 F
33.2 °C
92 F
34.6 °C
94 F
37.2 °C
99 F
34 °C
93 F
35.6 °C
96 F
37.9 °C
100 F
Maximum: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.8 °C = 84 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.6 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review
Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review

Speakers

Speaker test: Pink Noise
Speaker test: Pink Noise

The stereo speakers can become quite loud at 83.4 dB(A). The sounding bodies provide for decent music reproduction, but the sound pattern is characterized by mid- and high-frequency tones; basses are not perceptible.

For an immersive sound experience while gaming, however, the 3.5 mm audio jack can be used.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.536.62529.424.83122.826.44025.3275030.2336323.326.18021.923.21001921.412519.625.21601944.520016.148.525018.954.331516.657.240014.358.55001560.763015.262.980014.364.3100014.366.8125014.269.7160014.871.9200014.874.5250014.475.13150