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Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro


Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro (RedMagic Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
12 GB 
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
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
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
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), 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
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 169.86 x 77.19 ( = 0.39 x 6.69 x 3.04 in)
5050 mAh Lithium-Ion
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
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)
220 g ( = 7.76 oz / 0.49 pounds), Power Supply: 89 g ( = 3.14 oz / 0.2 pounds)
599 Euro



Average Score: 85.03% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 90%, features: 83%, display: 91% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 66%

Reviews for the Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro

83.6% Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro review - Gaming smartphone with integrated fan and 165 Hz | Notebookcheck
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.
Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro
Source: GSM Choice English
Red Magic 6S Pro costs $ 599 or $ 699 for the 12+128 or 16+256 GB versions respectively. The previous model, 12+128 GB - costs the same, so the choice is obvious. Choosing Red Magic 6S Pro we get higher refreshment of the touch panel and triggers, a safer fingerprint reader and a quieter fan... and that's about it. We can still talk about a slightly higher efficiency - but the predecessor also fared great in this area. Photo capabilities, connection quality, battery - are similar. However, we should remember that such smartphones are bought almost exclusively by game lovers. And this - I advise you to wait for the next Red Magic model, or buy the previous one. Due to the almost complete lack of translation, the menu for players will be useless! And this - in such a phone - almost a key element. You will say that the update can fix the problem. Yes, but looking at the manufacturer's approach to interface translations, I wouldn't count on it. So - this time I rather advise against the work of Nubia engineers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2022
80% RedMagic 6S Pro review: Get your game on
Source: Pocket Lint English
If your main aim in buying a phone is getting the best, fastest performance and not pay top-tier flagship prices, the Red Magic 6S Pro gets a lot right. It's really fast, has a massive screen, and a battery that'll go for hours and hours. Plus, it doesn't cost all that much. If it wasn't for consistent software issues and a slightly underhwelming camera experience, it would be one of the easiest phones on the market to recommend to anyone - not only gamers. Despite that, if you compare it to the likes of the Asus ROG Phone 5, it comes out looking really rather good considering the price difference. And, it has an RGB fan on the back that you can see through the transparent glass. How cool is that?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Red Magic 6S Pro is the cautious update we’ve come to expect Nubia’s mid-cycle refresh, but its predecessor didn’t leave much room for improvement. Performance remains the highlight, with a move to the Snapdragon 888+ making the phone even more powerful. It works in tandem with the stunning 165Hz display – it's still the highest refresh rate you’ll find on any phone, even if not many games support it. Battery life is respectable, even with 165Hz enabled, although I wish Nubia had upgraded the hit-and-miss cameras. Even if you love playing games, you might still want decent photos. The software is well-optimised for gaming, but frustrating in everyday use, especially as the default launcher can’t be swapped out. Whichever way you look at it, the design and bulk means this phone isn't for everyone. Keen mobile gamers should put it on their shortlist, so long as they don’t own the Red Magic 6 or 6 Pro already, but most other people will be better off with a different phone. In fact, read our roundup of the best phones for alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% The RedMagic 6S Pro still doesn't make the case for gaming phones
Source: Tom's Guide English
Once you get past the disappointing cameras, the RedMagic 6S Pro is a very good phone. It is functionally very similar to the RedMagic 6, but if you skipped that phone and want a great gaming phone, then the RedMagic 6S Pro is a good buy. It has everything you need for mobile gaming, including some of the best battery life we’ve seen from a flagship device. But if you did buy the RedMagic 6, go ahead and give the RedMagic 6S Pro a pass. Side-by-side, the phones are incredibly similar and the new one isn’t worth the upgrade from the not-so-old model. The Snapdragon 888 Plus doesn’t offer any noticeable improvements, especially in games. But Nubia got the value proposition right with the RedMagic 6S Pro. It’s a solid device that accomplishes what it set out to do.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Red Magic 6S Pro Review: An unmatched gaming experience
Source: XDA Developers English
I have analyzed almost all the key features of the Red Magic 6S Pro, but I left the camera aspect of the phone completely out of the equation. This was intentional as I feel that photography is insignificant when it comes to a powerful gaming phone such as this. I will say that the triple camera setup with the main 64MP lens takes perfectly okay photos. It isn’t anything to write paragraphs about, but you won’t be beside yourself with anger either — a flaw that most gaming phones had in the past. Nothing really changes on this end. If you prioritize an impeccable camera, you need to exclude gaming phones from your consideration. At the end of the day, when reviewing a product, I always factor in the price that consumers have to pay. What you spend dictates your expectations and I believe that is completely justified. After all, people work hard to earn their bread. The base 12GB/128GB model of the Red Magic 6S Pro will cost $599. For that amount, you get an unmatched gaming experience in a cool structure made of glass and metal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2021
100% Nubia Redmagic 6S Pro review: A mobile gaming bargain
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Nubia Redmagic 6S Pro is the most impressive all-round gaming phone we’ve reviewed to date. It’s certainly the most powerful, thanks to its timely use of the Snapdragon 888+ chip, and its 165Hz display provides the most fluid refresh rates yet. Gaming-focused features such as the dedicated cooling fan and super-responsive shoulder buttons work well to enhance the gaming experience, making this a real contender at the very top of the gaming phone tree. Add in a design that’s relatively easy to live with and a price tag that’s hundreds of pounds less than some of its key rivals, and you have an easy recommendation for dedicated mobile gamers – despite a few compromises to the camera and some overbearing software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Nubia Redmagic 6S Pro Review: World’s Fastest Gaming Smartphone 2021
Source: Awaqua English
After fully testing the Nubia Redmagic 6S Pro gaming smartphone, I was under very positive emotions. That is, the smartphone had good performance, but it was not without its drawbacks. On the merits, I can attribute this to the use of a completely new Snapdragon 888+ processor and 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. Also, this smartphone model is the fastest than any other smartphone running on the Android operating system. I also liked the performance of the screen, especially how it rendered colors and contrast levels. In addition, the 165Hz refresh rate will be useful not only in games, but also when using the user interface. On the other hand, constant use of 165 Hz often will drain the built-in battery very much. But on the downside, I can attribute this is not a particularly impressive camera, as for a flagship device. I especially did not like the work of the ultra wide and frontal module. Also, during games or other heavy processes, the device got quite hot, namely up to 53 degrees Celsius.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2021
80% RedMagic 6S Pro review: One of the best gaming phones of 2021 just got better
Source: Irish Mirror English
If you are an ardent gamer looking for a dedicated smartphone on a budget, RedMagic 6S Pro is the best option on the market. It may not be a great everyday phone because of its size, the average camera system or the lack of support for some apps such as Netflix.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% RedMagic 6S Pro Review: Upgrades galore yet pricing stays the same
Source: Android Headlines English
So is RedMagic 6S Pro is a good buy for the money or not as a gaming smartphone. From a pricing perspective, it is extremely attractive for the simple fact that the price is the same as RedMagic 6. There are a few other things that are better such as a brighter display along with a better standby battery drain and an improved cooling system. There is one slight downgrade from 10-bit to 8-bit color display support. And of course, the so-so rear and selfie cameras are a complete carryover. But I don’t think anyone is going to buy this phone for its photo and video capabilities. Lastly, the Game Space software needs some tweaking and at least an English language menu. But aside from these minor quibbles, this is a great gaming smartphone with stellar hardware, superb audio, and reasonable battery life. From a price to performance ratio this device is a good bargain at the $600 starting price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
ZTE nubia Red Magic 6s and 6s Pro Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
When it comes to performance aspects and battery life, the ZTE Nubia Red magic 6s and 6s Pro smartphones don’t disappoint your feelings and delivers the best results. Whether it’s gaming or streaming, you’ll get a first-rate visual experience. Not to forget, the AMOLED panel is an excellent choice for both models, and the high-quality refresh rate adds feathers. With this setup, you’ll get slightly lower camera capabilities, but overall, both are super powerful gaming phones, not the camera phone. If you prefer heavy game customization, Red Magic 6s is worth recommending, but if you’re looking for the best overall, Red Magic 6s Pro steals that spot. If you’re on a tight budget and looking for an alternative option, you can definitely check out the Vivo X60t Pro Plus smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2021
80% RedMagic 6S Pro review: Will the real gaming phone please stand up?
Source: Laptop Mag English
RedMagic knows its audience, and the 6S Pro makes no apologies for that. This is a gamer phone and a damn good one at that. Better yet, the performance it offers for gaming makes this a great phone to use in general. You get breakneck speed and silky smooth display to go along with powerful stereo speakers and lengthy battery life. But the RedMagic 6S Pro is certainly not for everyone. The camera’s not great, there is no IP rating, and the gamer-centric style could embarrass people who prefer their gadgets to have an understated appearance. So, is the RedMagic 6S Pro for you? To find out, ask yourself one question: do I just want a powerful phone that plays games really well? If your answer is “yes,” you can’t do much better than this device. If this doesn’t appeal to you then, well, there are plenty of other fantastic options on the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Red Magic 6S Pro Review: With Snapdragon 888+ Ultra Powerful Performance
Source: Igeekphone English
The Red Magic gaming phone is famous for its unique air-cooled heat dissipation design and a number of black technological innovations. The extreme heat dissipation can ensure that even under the high load of high-quality, high-frame-rate games, the hardware performance can be consistently released.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2021
82% nubia Red Magic 6S Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
Whether or not that's enough to make the Red Magic 6S Pro the better phone overall is an entirely different question, though. One that involves the pricing, the perceived value calculations and, in no small part, important additional aspects of the experience, like UI and support. Depending on your personal priorities, that comparison can easily swing in one direction or the other. Speaking in more quantifiable terms, though, the Red Magic 6S Pro seems to be squeezing the best possible performance, for now, out of what is currently the top-dog Qualcomm chipset and translating that into the most frames on-screen. That definitely counts for something. The Red Magic 6S Pro deserves praise for being a product refresh made by the book - it keeps its competitive position in its product category, and it improves its predecessor in several key aspects, all while selling at the same price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 82%

Foreign Reviews

95% Top Gaming-Smartphone mit Grafik-Power und 165 Hertz
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 98% features: 90% display: 97% mobility: 98%
87% Gaming wird salonfähig!
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 92% performance: 93% mobility: 91% workmanship: 86%
70% RedMagic 6S Pro Schnellstes Handy der Welt zum Budget-Preis?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
89% Redmagic 6S Pro, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 89%
94% Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 100%
80% Recensione RedMagic 6S Pro
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
83% Redmagic 6S Pro Recensione: Prestazioni Ancora Al Top E Tante Novità
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Recensione RedMagic 6s Pro
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 89% mobility: 79% workmanship: 91%
80% Test Red Magic 6s Pro : une recette gaming qui gagne en style et en performances
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test RedMagic 6S Pro, quand le challenger se sent pousser des ailes
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Recenze Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro: starý kabát s novými vnitřnostmi
Source: CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 98% features: 95% mobility: 84% workmanship: 87%
Đánh giá Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro: Cày game cực khỏe, ít nóng, thiết kế chất chơi, giao diện vẫn cần phải cải thiện
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling system. Negative: Mediocre interface.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2022
Đánh giá hiệu năng chơi game Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro: “Ông vua gaming phone, sát thủ nhiệt độ”!
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design; great built quality; good cooling and silent system; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2022
Mở hộp và trải nghiệm nhanh Nubia Red Magic 6s Pro Cyborg, một trong những chiếc gaming phone tốt nhất hiện nay!!!
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; solid workmanship; large screen; excellent display; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2021
Đánh giá Red Magic 6S Pro: Hiệu năng khủng, camera tầm trung, pin trâu
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2021
Nubia REDMAGIC 6S Pro – cel mai puternic smartphone are un preț special
Source: →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good price; stylish design; good cooling system. Negative: Noisy under loads; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2021



Nubia’s RedMagic 6R has shown what a gaming phone is and now the RedMagic 6S Pro is turning the concept up to 11. In terms of its design, it would be honest enough to say that the visual design of the 6S Pro is not for everyone as the gamer aesthetic would not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, it is undeniable that from the geometric line pattern on the back and the bright red gaming mode switch to the customizable RGB fan and space age industrial stylings, the RedMagic does not shy away from its gaming base in any way. Whether that is a benefit or a detriment, is up to individual taste.

At 6.7 x 3 x 0.37 inches and 7.6 ounces, the 6S Pro is smaller and lighter, but definitely thicker than the Asus ROG Phone 5 (6.8 x 3.1 x 0.36 inches, 8.4 ounces). However, when compared to a more traditional flagship phone like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (6.5 x 3 x 0.35 inches, 8.01 ounces), this phone is way lighter but quite a chunky to hold.

As far as its display is concerned, the RedMagic 6S Pro sports a gorgeous 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 8-bit color depth and a 165Hz refresh rate. The high refresh rate in particular is essential for nailing gaming performance on a phone and also for a silky smooth visual experience. In addition, Nubia has also added another layer of security to the under-screen fingerprint reader with a heart rate sensor, which is not just a nice fitness addition, but also quickens the response time.

Talking about its performance, this model has been incorporated with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ chipset with a Kryo 680 CPU clocked at 3GHz and paired with an Adreno 660 GPU. In addition, multitasking is handled by up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and this can be configured up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is worth noting that even under intense workloads, the phone does not break a sweat.

As a gaming phone, the camera system is not a focus for the RedMagic 6S Pro. The pictures taken on the 64MP main camera with its f/1.8 aperture are average, the details are crisp, but colours tend to be oversaturated and any slight reduction in light creates a lot of noise. On the other hand, the 8MP 120-degree ultra wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture produces spongey results that have poor detail and are noisy around the edges. Finally, the 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 is much like other macro phone shooters in that the results are pretty ugly.

In terms of its battery, the RedMagic 6S Pro has been equipped with a 5,050 mAh air-cooled battery and support for up to 66W fast charging which simply means that charging from 0% to full will take around 45 minutes.

Qualcomm Adreno 660: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 35% faster than the Adreno 650 in the Snapdragon 865 SoC and offers a 20% better power efficiency.For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2021.

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 888+ 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2021 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 3 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 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 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.» 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.

85.03%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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