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Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro review - Gaming smartphone with integrated fan and 165 Hz

Rock 'n' roll, baby! The RedMagic 6S Pro wants to score with outstanding performance, a lot of memory, a super-fast 165 Hz display and additional game play buttons. The integrated fan should also enable a stable performance. Find out whether the high-end concept is convincing for less than 600 Euros (~$697) in our review.
Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Brian Burriston (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 🇩🇪 🇨🇳 ...

The Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro is all about gaming on the spec sheet and in its looks. The smartphone is powered by the cutting-edge Snapdragon 888+ with at least 12 GB of working memory. All models feature fan-assisted cooling, which is supposed to ensure stable frame rates. Furthermore, the manufacturer provides an AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a scan rate of 720 Hz. There are also two shoulder buttons on the long edge and an additional sensor button on the back to control games even more efficiently and quickly.

The RedMagic 6S Pro starts at 599 Euros (~$696) with 12 GB RAM as well as 128 GB internal storage. For 100 Euros (~$116) more, 16 or 256 GB are integrated and those who pay 729 Euros (~$847) get the Ghost variant with a transparent back and illuminated fan.

Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (RedMagic Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.80 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 387 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 Hz Multi-finger Touch Sampling, 10 Multitouch-Points, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes, HDR, 165 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Audio Jack (3.5 mm), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Sensor hub, OTG
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (Band 3, 8), 3G (Band 1, 8), LTE (Band 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 34, 38, 40), 5G Sub6 (Band 41, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 169.86 x 77.19 ( = 0.39 x 6.69 x 3.04 in)
Battery
5050 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (S5KGW3, 78.3°, 0.8 µm, f/1.79) + 8 MPix (HI846, Ultrawide, 120°, 1.12 µm, f/2.2) + 2 MPix (OV02A10, 78°, 1.75 µm, f/2.4), Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 1.12 µm)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, 30W-Charger, USB-Cabel, SIM-Tool, Silicon-Case, Quick Start Guide, RedMagic OS 4.0, 12 Months Warranty, ICE 7.0 Multi-dimensional Cooling, Body-SAR: 0.787 W/kg, Head-SAR: 1.048 W/kg; GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a), BeiDou (B1, B1C, B2a)
Weight
220 g ( = 7.76 oz / 0.49 pounds), Power Supply: 89 g ( = 3.14 oz / 0.2 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83.2 %
10/2021
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
SD 888+ 5G, Adreno 660
220 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"2400x1080
87.8 %
04/2021
Asus ROG Phone 5
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
239 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.78"2448x1080
87.4 %
04/2021
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
259 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.92"2460x1080
86 %
07/2021
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
SD 870, Adreno 650
210 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - RedMagic 6S Pro with discreet fan outlet

The RedMagic 6S Pro comes in the Cyborg variant with a fairly discreet look and a comparatively small camera hump that barely protrudes from the casing. The front-facing camera is not integrated into the display, which makes for a slightly thicker bezel, but does not interfere with gaming.

The smartphone's build quality is good and leaves a very robust impression. The frame is made of aluminum and unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass is also used. The additional plastic frame around the display is not annoying, but not visually appealing either.

The Nubia smartphone does not have any special protection against dust and water.

Size comparison

176 mm / 6.93 inch 78.5 mm / 3.09 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 259 g0.571 lbs172.83 mm / 6.8 inch 77.25 mm / 3.04 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 239 g0.527 lbs169.86 mm / 6.69 inch 77.19 mm / 3.04 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 220 g0.485 lbs163.8 mm / 6.45 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 10.4 mm / 0.4094 inch 210 g0.463 lbs

Features - With USB 3.2, but without microSD support

The USB 3.2 port (Gen. 1, up to 5 GBit/s) not only supports OTG, but also enables wired image output to HDMI as well as DisplayPorts, which allows mirroring the content to external displays.

There are two touch sensors on the upper long edge, which are similar to those of the ROG Phone 5, and can be configured to control games. The red toggle switch on the lower long edge activates a gaming mode with its own surface.

Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and an audio jack are also on board.

Software - RedMagic OS 4.5 based on Android-11

Google Android 11 is used as the operating system, over which the manufacturer has spread its own RedMagic OS 4.5. However, the changes are mainly minor visual adjustments as well as the integration of the fan control and Game Space.

It is pleasing that Nubia does not install third-party apps and provides DRM certification. However, the translation is as bumpy as in the RedMagic 6R in some places.

Communication and GNSS - RedMagic 6S Pro with few frequency bands

The RedMagic 6S Pro supports all current mobile standards, but the supported frequency bands are limited to the bare essentials and are regionally very restricted. The bands N1, N3 and N28, which are important in this country, are also missing for 5G Sub6.

The smartphone supports the most modern Wi-Fi standard with Wi-Fi 6E, but in combination with our reference router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX12, it falls short of expectations, even though the data transfer is still very fast.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Asus ROG Phone 5
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1238 (643min - 1325max) MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1129 (1030min - 1155max) MBit/s ∼91%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
680 (620min - 697max) MBit/s ∼55% -40%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
656 (613min - 676max) MBit/s ∼53% -42%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=234, last 2 years)
482 MBit/s ∼39% -57%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
953 (717min - 1469max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
811 (771min - 835max) MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
789 (660min - 853max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
788 (735min - 867max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=234, last 2 years)
470 MBit/s ∼49% -51%
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Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø951 (717-1469)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø787 (735-867)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1129 (1030-1155)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1216 (643-1325)
GPS test: outdoors
outdoors
GPS test: in the building
in the building

The RedMagic 6S Pro enables a fast satellite fix both outdoors and indoors.

The smartphone has to be compared with the Garmin Edge 500 during a short bike tour. Thereby, the gaming phone shows a quite accurate route recording. Unfortunately, however, this was not completely performed, because it was ended prematurely by the system, although corresponding energy-saving mechanisms were disabled, so the last one and a half kilometers are missing.

GNSS test drive: Lake circumnavigation
GNSS test drive: Lake circumnavigation
GNSS test drive: Turning point
GNSS test drive: Turning point
GNSS test drive: summary
GNSS test drive: summary

Phone features and voice quality

The RedMagic 6S Pro supports both VoLTE and WLAN calling. Users who want to use 5G have to enable it in the settings first. Dual-SIM is possible via two nano-SIM slots, but eSIM support is not available.

The voice quality is quite decent, but the user of the smartphone does not sound very natural and the provided performance is also rather average in noise suppression. Users who rely on the speaker have to put up with a rather short microphone range.

Cameras - Solid triple camera

Selfie with the RedMagic 6S Pro
Selfie with the RedMagic 6S Pro

The front-facing camera of the RedMagic 6S Pro delivers decent results, but it should work with more vivid colors and have more dynamics. Videos can be recorded in Full HD (30 FPS) at best.

The trio on the back consists of a 64 MP wide-angle (Samsung S5KGW3), an ultra-wide-angle and a macro lens. The main camera enables decent pictures, but lacks dynamics, which means that close-ups always look a bit too dark. The ultra-wide-angle lacks details and the peripheral areas are quite blurry. On the other hand, Nubia has done a good job with the macro lens software, since it additionally displays a magnifying glass for the center of the picture to check the sharpness. However, the details are also quite meager with only 2 MP.

Videos can even be recorded in 8k (30 FPS), but the electronic image stabilization has to be omitted in this case. Those who are content with Ultra HD and 60 FPS can still resort to it.

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.

Wide angleWide angleUltra wide angle5x ZoomLow-Light
ColorChecker
4.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
2 ∆E
ColorChecker Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro: 5.25 ∆E min: 1.73 - max: 8.87 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
53 ∆E
38.6 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
53 ∆E
34.7 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
64.9 ∆E
63.9 ∆E
30.7 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
75.6 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
88.4 ∆E
69.8 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro: 46.1 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 88.41 ∆E

Accessories and warranty

The RedMagic 6S Pro comes with a modular power supply (up to 30 watts), a USB-C cable, SIM tool, quick start guide, and a transparent silicone case. The Ice Dock, screen protectors, and various cases are optionally available.

The warranty is 12 months.

Input devices & operation - With fingerprint sensor in the display

The capacitive touchscreen has a sampling rate of 720 Hz and implements inputs quickly and precisely. The two touch sensors on the long edge are also fast with a sampling rate of 450 Hz and react very reliably in the test. The touch-sensitive surface on the back, on the other hand, has to be searched for from time to time since it cannot be felt haptically, and touches are not always recognized.

An optical fingerprint sensor in the display is available for biometric security. It works reliably and quickly. Alternatively or additionally, unlocking via the front-facing camera can be used, but it is less secure. The fingerprint sensor can also be used for heart rate measurement.

Display - Bright AMOLED with 165 Hz

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The 6.8-inch (17.27 cm, 111.6 cm²) AMOLED display offers a Full HD Plus resolution and a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz.

The brightness of the panel reaches up to 714 cd/m² in the center of the screen with the ambient light sensor enabled, and 505 cd/m² are still available when it is disabled. With an even distribution of bright and dark areas (APL50), the RedMagic smartphone even reaches up to 1,019 cd/m² and is thus perfectly equipped for displaying HDR content.

The OLED flickering shows an unsteady amplitude curve below 48% of the display brightness and flickers between 229.4 and 657.9 Hz. Beyond that, the panel operates constantly at 90 Hz. If DC dimming is activated, it is 90 Hz over the entire range.

717
cd/m²
715
cd/m²
697
cd/m²
709
cd/m²
714
cd/m²
700
cd/m²
700
cd/m²
704
cd/m²
687
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 717 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 704.8 cd/m² Minimum: 2.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 714 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 6.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.25
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.80
Asus ROG Phone 5
AMOLED, 2448x1080, 6.78
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
AMOLED, 2460x1080, 6.92
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
41%
8%
5%
Brightness middle
714
789
11%
463
-35%
676
-5%
Brightness
705
795
13%
466
-34%
669
-5%
Brightness Distribution
96
98
2%
98
2%
98
2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.9
1.4
76%
3.24
45%
5.77
2%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.7
3
66%
5.75
34%
9.81
-13%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
6.8
1.7
75%
4.4
35%
3.7
46%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.27 97%
2.201 100%
1.959 112%
CCT
7774 84%
6596 99%
7273 89%
6584 99%

* ... 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 90.6 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 90.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 90.6 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The color reproduction, which we checked with the photospectrometer and the CalMAN analysis software, is not particularly natural and very saturated. Thus, the white balance is too cool and the colors look a bit too bright. However, we could not detect color distortions.

Grayscale (target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (target color space: DCI-P3)
Colors (target color space: DCI-P3)
Colors (target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (target color space: DCI-P3)

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. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.4 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 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

The RedMagic 6S Pro remains easy to read outdoors, and the smartphone's luminosity reserves might only be insufficient in strong sunlight. However, the very reflective surface is more annoying here.

The viewing-angle stability of the AMOLED panel is very good. A slight turquoise tint covers the display in very flat viewing angles and the brightness decreases a bit.

outdoors
outdoors
Viewing angle stability of the RedMagic 6s Pro
Viewing angle stability of the RedMagic 6s Pro

Performance - Snapdragon 888+ hardly brings more power

The RedMagic 6S Pro is equipped with the fastest SoC from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 888 Plus, which is supported by 12 GB LPDDR5 working memory. For the graphics calculations, an Adreno 660 is responsible. Compared with the Snapdragon 888 the new Plus model is only a small upgrade. The clock frequency of the CPU's prime core has been increased to 3.0 GHz and the Hexagon 780 DSP chip in particular has experienced a strong performance increase.

The Nubia smartphone can hardly benefit from the stronger X1 Cortex and only shows a slight plus in a few benchmarks. In the GFXBench, even the ROG Phone 5 is faster most of the time, which is mainly due to the better cooling, as we will see in the emissions.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1170 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1124 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1132 Points ∼97% -3%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
1002 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (1076 - 1170, n=5)
1140 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=262, last 2 years)
653 Points ∼56% -44%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3644 Points ∼98%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
3717 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
3702 Points ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3394 Points ∼91% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (3286 - 3675, n=5)
3577 Points ∼96% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=262, last 2 years)
2151 Points ∼58% -41%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3646 Points ∼59%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5814 Points ∼94% +59%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
6176 Points ∼100% +69%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3871 Points ∼63% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (3646 - 6664, n=5)
5684 Points ∼92% +56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 8702, n=200, last 2 years)
2485 Points ∼40% -32%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4158 Points ∼87%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
4716 Points ∼99% +13%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
4758 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3724 Points ∼78% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (4158 - 4865, n=5)
4674 Points ∼98% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 9069, n=199, last 2 years)
2476 Points ∼52% -40%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
13127 Points ∼80%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
16391 Points ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
16054 Points ∼98% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (13127 - 18567, n=5)
15894 Points ∼97% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=133, last 2 years)
10130 Points ∼62% -23%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
10206 Points ∼90%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
10273 Points ∼91% +1%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
11302 Points ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
11064 Points ∼98% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (9174 - 11389, n=4)
10488 Points ∼93% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13121, n=240, last 2 years)
4809 Points ∼43% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
15118 Points ∼91%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
15263 Points ∼92% +1%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
16586 Points ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
14968 Points ∼90% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (13387 - 17018, n=4)
15480 Points ∼93% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=240, last 2 years)
6610 Points ∼40% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4775 Points ∼83%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
4791 Points ∼83% 0%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5344 Points ∼92% +12%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
5784 Points ∼100% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (4365 - 5293, n=4)
4928 Points ∼85% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=238, last 2 years)
3202 Points ∼55% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
8770 Points ∼89%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
9620 Points ∼98% +10%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
9839 Points ∼100% +12%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
8975 Points ∼91% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (7906 - 9553, n=5)
8788 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11528, n=244, last 2 years)
3936 Points ∼40% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11571 Points ∼90%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
12616 Points ∼98% +9%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
12914 Points ∼100% +12%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
10646 Points ∼82% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (10256 - 12752, n=5)
11550 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 19364, n=244, last 2 years)
4838 Points ∼37% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4748 Points ∼82%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5254 Points ∼91% +11%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5366 Points ∼93% +13%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
5793 Points ∼100% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (4387 - 5260, n=5)
4869 Points ∼84% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=244, last 2 years)
3212 Points ∼55% -32%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5895 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5722 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5887 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
4351 Points ∼74% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (4285 - 5895, n=5)
5506 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=172, last 2 years)
3282 Points ∼56% -44%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5875 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5703 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5876 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
4352 Points ∼74% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (4274 - 5875, n=5)
5497 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=170, last 2 years)
3370 Points ∼57% -43%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1543 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1511 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
1234 Points ∼80% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (1161 - 1564, n=5)
1467 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102 - 3080, n=124, last 2 years)
1000 Points ∼65% -35%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1509 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1501 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
1246 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (1147 - 1532, n=5)
1432 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=121, last 2 years)
978 Points ∼65% -35%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
91 fps ∼64%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
143 fps ∼100% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (91 - 121, n=3)
110.7 fps ∼77% +22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 143, n=204, last 2 years)
67.4 fps ∼47% -26%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
194 fps ∼71%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
273 fps ∼100% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (161 - 197, n=3)
184 fps ∼67% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 428, n=204, last 2 years)
133.7 fps ∼49% -31%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
89 fps ∼74%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
120 fps ∼100% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (81 - 113, n=3)
94.3 fps ∼79% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 121, n=203, last 2 years)
54.5 fps ∼45% -39%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
129 fps ∼93%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
138 fps ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (92 - 134, n=3)
118.3 fps ∼86% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 251, n=204, last 2 years)
76.8 fps ∼56% -40%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
75 fps ∼78%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
96 fps ∼100% +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (54 - 83, n=3)
70.7 fps ∼74% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 121, n=203, last 2 years)
42.1 fps ∼44% -44%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
88 fps ∼85%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
103 fps ∼100% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (62 - 88, n=3)
79.3 fps ∼77% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 169, n=204, last 2 years)
51.9 fps ∼50% -41%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
42 fps ∼76%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
55 fps ∼100% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (35 - 52, n=3)
43 fps ∼78% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 81, n=203, last 2 years)
26.5 fps ∼48% -37%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
51 fps ∼77%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
66 fps ∼100% +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (42 - 55, n=3)
49.3 fps ∼75% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=203, last 2 years)
31.4 fps ∼48% -38%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
51 fps ∼77%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
66 fps ∼100% +29%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
60 fps ∼91% +18%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
53 fps ∼80% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (42 - 65, n=5)
56.6 fps ∼86% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=259, last 2 years)
27.9 fps ∼42% -45%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
61 fps ∼76%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
80 fps ∼100% +31%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
71 fps ∼89% +16%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
61 fps ∼76% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (39 - 81, n=5)
65.2 fps ∼82% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2 - 257, n=260, last 2 years)
33.4 fps ∼42% -45%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
31 fps ∼76%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
41 fps ∼100% +32%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
40 fps ∼98% +29%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
34 fps ∼83% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (31 - 41, n=5)
36.6 fps ∼89% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=260, last 2 years)
19.1 fps ∼47% -38%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
22 fps ∼69%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
32 fps ∼100% +45%
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
27 fps ∼84% +23%
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
23 fps ∼72% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (19 - 30, n=5)
25 fps ∼78% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 101, n=260, last 2 years)
12.9 fps ∼40% -41%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
815441 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (794271 - 815115, n=2)
804693 Points ∼99%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=102, last 2 years)
550205 Points ∼67%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
725649 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
727247 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (695964 - 725649, n=3)
711522 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (77514 - 727247, n=143, last 2 years)
358778 Points ∼49% -51%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
27321 Points ∼16%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
171404 Points ∼100% +527%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (27321 - 286905, n=3)
114318 Points ∼67% +318%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=121, last 2 years)
63547 Points ∼37% +133%
Basemark GPU 1.2
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
115.2 (45.77min - 173.4max) fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
 
115.2 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.7 - 1203, n=52, last 2 years)
58 fps ∼50% -50%
OpenGL Medium Native (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
99.1 (37.34min - 150.49max) fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
 
99.1 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5 - 1905, n=51, last 2 years)
69.5 fps ∼70% -30%
1280x720 Vulkan Simple Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
716 (144.19min - 4670.39max) fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
 
716 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (29.8 - 7929, n=44, last 2 years)
404 fps ∼56% -44%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
109.3 (35.78min - 217.08max) fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
 
109.3 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.79 - 1082, n=49, last 2 years)
59.3 fps ∼54% -46%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
77.2 (33.78min - 146.15max) fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
 
77.2 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (11.2 - 1709, n=49, last 2 years)
66.9 fps ∼87% -13%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
7123 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
6729 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (5711 - 7123, n=3)
6415 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=180, last 2 years)
4141 Points ∼58% -42%
System (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11096 Points ∼98%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
11342 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (8546 - 11096, n=3)
10129 Points ∼89% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=180, last 2 years)
7351 Points ∼65% -34%
Memory (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
7941 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
7579 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (5648 - 7941, n=3)
7017 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=180, last 2 years)
4782 Points ∼60% -40%
Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
15524 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
12630 Points ∼81% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (11374 - 15524, n=3)
13588 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=180, last 2 years)
7035 Points ∼45% -55%
Web (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1882 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1888 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (1665 - 1882, n=3)
1800 Points ∼95% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=180, last 2 years)
1373 Points ∼73% -27%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 5 (Chrome 89)
106.1 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (75.9 - 125.4, n=3)
97.8 Points ∼92% +6%
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (Chrome 92)
92 Points ∼87%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=177, last 2 years)
60 Points ∼57% -35%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 5 (Chrome 89)
186.8 Points ∼100% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (108.5 - 218, n=3)
159.8 Points ∼86% +5%
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (Chrome 92)
152.8 Points ∼82%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=184, last 2 years)
111.5 Points ∼60% -27%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (79.8 - 114, n=3)
91.5 runs/min ∼100% +14%
Asus ROG Phone 5 (Chrome 89)
86.1 runs/min ∼94% +7%
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (Chrome 92)
80.6 runs/min ∼88%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=162, last 2 years)
59.4 runs/min ∼65% -26%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Asus ROG Phone 5 (Chrome 89)
160 Points ∼100% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (120 - 165, n=3)
144 Points ∼90% +20%
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (Chrome 92)
120 Points ∼75%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=189, last 2 years)
90 Points ∼56% -25%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (28695 - 49046, n=3)
38501 Points ∼100% +2%
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (Chrome 92)
37762 Points ∼98%
Asus ROG Phone 5 (Chrome 89)
37629 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=193, last 2 years)
22261 Points ∼58% -41%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=195, last 2 years)
3271 ms * ∼100% -127%
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (Chrome 92)
1443 ms * ∼44%
Asus ROG Phone 5 (Chrome 89)
1342 ms * ∼41% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (1149 - 1443, n=3)
1317 ms * ∼40% +9%

* ... smaller is better

Nubia RedMagic 6S ProAsus ROG Phone 5Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2Xiaomi Black Shark 4Average 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
7%
5%
1%
-8%
-43%
Sequential Read 256KB
1607
1779
11%
1999
24%
1663
3%
1567 ?(1030 - 1898, n=34)
-2%
897 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=259, last 2 years)
-44%
Sequential Write 256KB
765
795
4%
754
-1%
760
-1%
752 ?(233 - 1095, n=34)
-2%
435 ?(11.9 - 1465, n=259, last 2 years)
-43%
Random Read 4KB
285.8
291.4
2%
262.6
-8%
283.1
-1%
232 ?(126.2 - 322, n=34)
-19%
159.3 ?(13.5 - 325, n=259, last 2 years)
-44%
Random Write 4KB
254.9
278
9%
261.5
3%
259.9
2%
232 ?(121.4 - 323, n=34)
-9%
151.6 ?(269 - 449, n=260, last 2 years)
-41%

Games - Rock 'n' Roll for Gamers

The RedMagic 6S Pro can convince in its core competence and delivers a lot of performance with nimble input surfaces. The two touch sensors on the long side work reliably and are a real plus in all games where maximum overview is important. However, the configuration is a bit confusing.

As soon as a game is started, the integrated fan starts up. If you don't want this, you can change it in the settings, but we noticed that the GPU's displayed clock is actually lowered in this case.

In the benchmarks, which we performed with GameBench and enabled fan, the RedMagic smartphone does not leave anything to be desired. The frame rates are stable or on such a high level that a drop is not noticed.

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Call of Duty Mobile
Call of Duty Mobile
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Call of Duty Mobile; low; 1.0.28: Ø90.5 (85-91)
; Call of Duty Mobile; very high; 1.0.28: Ø60.2 (58-61)
; Dead Trigger 2; 1.8.0: Ø163.2 (136-167)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.6.0: Ø90.4 (87-91)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.6.0: Ø60.4 (59-61)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.6.0: Ø60.4 (59-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 1.6.0: Ø40 (39-41)

Emissions - Loud fan and shaky without it

Noise emissions

The integrated fan is already audible in idle mode and whistles at a high frequency. It spins up early during gaming and then works constantly at full power. Especially in games where noise plays a role, it is drowned out, so it is best to use headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.139.434.735.12529.22328.629.23119.117.821.319.14025.82520.825.85032.932.629.432.96321.721.921.221.78024.222.617.524.210024.425.220.624.4125191616.51916019.616.713.619.620019.718.814.519.725018.517.715.618.531518.61515.318.640015.9151415.950016.91413.316.963017.414.213.317.480020.517.612.420.5100023.91913.323.9125028.324.113.128.3160038.233.712.538.2200040.13512.540.1250030.326.312.730.331503227.912.932400029.922.913.429.9500025.719.313.225.76300282113.72880002316.815.4231000022.115.613.722.11250019.21514.219.21600018.31413.518.3SPL44.739.925.544.7N3.52.30.73.5median 22.1median 17.7median 13.5median 22.1Delta5.14.40.85.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseNubia RedMagic 6S Pro

Noise Level

Idle
39.9 / / dB(A)
Load
/ 44.68 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.5 dB(A)

Temperature

The surface temperatures stay within limits and reach up to 38 °C (100.4 °F) under permanent load, which is absolutely harmless.

The SoC's cooling is in dire need of airflow. The frame stability turns out quite stable in the 3DMark stress test, but the performance is lower than that of the ROG Phone 5 with the nominally somewhat weaker SoC. If the fan is also disabled, the RedMagic 6S Pro threatens to overheat and restarts. Unfortunately, we could not read the results from the battery test of GFXBench because the app crashed during the attempt, but the test as such ran through.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø32.2 (30.3-34.9)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø33 (31.8-34.7)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; no Fan: Ø33.1 (31.2-34.4)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø8.74 (8.24-9.31)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.4.2: Ø8.8 (8.48-9.15)
Max. Load
 36.6 °C
98 F
36.8 °C
98 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 36.8 °C
98 F
35.6 °C
96 F
35 °C
95 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
37.1 °C
99 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 37.1 °C = 99 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
34.2 °C
94 F
37.8 °C
100 F
37.2 °C
99 F
32.9 °C
91 F
33.6 °C
92 F
38 °C
100 F
32.9 °C
91 F
35.9 °C
97 F
36.9 °C
98 F
Maximum: 38 °C = 100 F
Average: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.3 °C = 85 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.1 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.9 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.
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Speaker

The two speakers of the RedMagic 6S Pro have a rather treble-heavy sound output, sound a bit hollow at high volumes and then tend to distort. However, the sound is quite alright in the medium volume range.

If you use the smartphone's audio jack, you get an average sound output (SNR: 78.57 dBFS), where the lack of a powerful DAC is quite noticeable. All common audio codecs can be used via Bluetooth.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.838.32532.2403125.143.6402137.35034.440.8632444.78028.94110022.847.312517.647.816019.253.220015.85625015.558.431515.7594001362.550012.468.263014.469.180014.769.3100012.874.3125014.675.4160013.577.4200013.179.2250013.580.7315013.484.6400013.382.6500013.384.6630013.485.6800013.777.41000013.271.11250013.267.71600012.265SPL25.992.8N0.793.1median 13.5median 69.3Delta1.71032.637.625.544.129.739.831.142.234.940.423.94323.650.22351.617.350.218.458.514.45913.658.714.963.811.967.610.274.211.580.111.678.111.97913.277.713.278.613.282.112.784.113.483.913.881.614.580.113.978.614.173.61472.514.373.416.266.625.592.40.794.7median 13.8median 74.20.98.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNubia RedMagic 6S ProAsus ROG Phone 5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.7% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 11.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Asus ROG Phone 5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 0% of all tested devices in this class were better, 0% similar, 99% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - RedMagic 6S Pro with optional 66-watt charge

Energy consumption

The power consumption of the RedMagic 6S Pro is quite high when idling with minimum panel brightness, which is probably due to the 165 Hz panel. However, it is very low under load despite an activated fan. However, looking at the benchmarks, the performance is also lower here than for example in the ROG Phone 5.

The Nubia smartphone can be charged with up to 66 watts, but the fan also starts. This is also the case with the included, weaker power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.41 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.05 / 1.75 / 1.78 Watt
Load midlight 3.31 / 7.18 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
5050 mAh
Asus ROG Phone 5
6000 mAh
Nubia RedMagic 6R
4200 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 11i
4520 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-0%
-26%
-15%
9%
-6%
Idle Minimum *
1.05
0.59
44%
1.21
-15%
0.98
7%
0.59 ?(0.12 - 1.05, n=3)
44%
0.915 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=205, last 2 years)
13%
Idle Average *
1.75
1.08
38%
1.65
6%
1.4
20%
1.23 ?(0.9 - 1.75, n=3)
30%
1.704 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=205, last 2 years)
3%
Idle Maximum *
1.78
1.14
36%
1.73
3%
1.46
18%
1.503 ?(1.23 - 1.78, n=3)
16%
1.931 ?(0.69 - 4, n=205, last 2 years)
-8%
Load Average *
3.31
5.29
-60%
5.73
-73%
6.21
-88%
4.45 ?(3.04 - 7, n=3)
-34%
4.46 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=205, last 2 years)
-35%
Load Maximum *
7.18
11.44
-59%
10.97
-53%
9.62
-34%
7.81 ?(7.18 - 8.4, n=3)
-9%
7.33 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=205, last 2 years)
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)