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Nubia RedMagic 5G


Nubia RedMagic 5G
Nubia RedMagic 5G (RedMagic Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
12 GB 
6.65 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 388 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 229 GB free
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
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
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.75 x 168.56 x 78 ( = 0.38 x 6.64 x 3.07 in)
4500 mAh Lithium-Ion, 18-watt quick charger, optional 55-watt charger
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
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
218 g ( = 7.69 oz / 0.48 pounds), Power Supply: 69 g ( = 2.43 oz / 0.15 pounds)
649 Euro



Average Score: 84.2% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 52%, display: 83% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Nubia RedMagic 5G

84.2% Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone review - Strong as a gaming phone, weaknesses in everyday life | Notebookcheck
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.
Red Magic 5G review: Big on gaming, small on everything else
Source: Android Authority English
The Red Magic 5G is a solid gaming phone, and the 144Hz screen makes it unique. There are lots of good features, like the hardware shoulder buttons, and if you don’t mind the mediocre camera, the uncertainty around future updates, and the inability to change the default launcher, then it is certainly worth considering. There are two models of the Red Magic 5G. One variant comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and is available in Eclipse Black or Hot Rod Red. It costs $579/€579/£539. The other has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage and costs $649/€649/£599. At under $600 for the 8GB/128GB model is well priced. However, competitively priced devices with flagship Snapdragon processors used to be a rarity, but not any more. Devices like the Redmi K30 Pro and Realme X50 Pro 5G are two good examples. Right now there isn’t a better processor, so the Snapdragon 865 is certainly a big plus. On top of that, you get active-cooling, at least 8GB of RAM, and now NFC (something that was missing in the Red Magic 3S).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2022


Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 865: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6 modem (including 60 GHz mmWave support), a Hexagon 698 DSP (up to 15 TOPS) and a Spectra 480 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 2,750 MHz. LTE is not included anymore in the SoC, but the external Snapdragon X55 5G modem has to be used.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

84.2%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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