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Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro review - The gaming smartphone with integrated fan and UDC

Many superlatives. The RedMagic 7S Pro is a thoroughbred gamer, which is not only equipped with a fast SoC, but also promises high frame rates and sampling rates. Additional sensor keys are supposed to improve the gaming experience, while the integrated fan keeps the frames stable. A direct hit?
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro (RedMagic Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
Display
6.80 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 387 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, 480 Hz up to 960 Hz Touch Sampling Rate, DC Dimming, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 211 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: USB-C and Audio Jack (3.5 mm), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-Sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Sensor hub, Shoulder Trigger Buttons: 520 Hz touch sampling rate
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 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, BC0, BC1), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28A, 34, 38, 40, 41, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 41, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.98 x 166.27 x 77.1 ( = 0.39 x 6.55 x 3.04 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (Samsung S5KGW3, f/1.79, 82°, 6P, 1/1.97", 0.7 µm) + 8 MPix (Ultra Wide, HI846, f/2.2, 120°, 5P, 1/4", 1.12 µm) + 2 MPix (OV02A10, f/2.4, 78°, 3P, 1/5", 1.75 Mm); 8k-Video, Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (UDC, f/2.0, 1.12 µm)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, 65W-Charger, USB-Cabel (2x Type-C), SIM-Tool, Clear Case, Page of Mora Sticker, RedMagic OS 5.5, 12 Months Warranty, GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a), BeiDou (B1, B2a, B1C), NavIC (L5); SAR: N/A
Weight
235 g ( = 8.29 oz / 0.52 pounds), Power Supply: 131 g ( = 4.62 oz / 0.29 pounds)
Price
779 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
84.9 %
09/2022
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
235 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"2400x1080
89.5 %
08/2022
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
239 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.78"2448x1080
85.7 %
06/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
220 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85 %
03/2022
Nubia RedMagic 7
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
226 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"2400x1080

Housing and features - 960 Hz sampling rate in the RedMagic 7S Pro

The Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro is available in three designs: Obsidian, Supernova and Mercury. The three variants differ both visually and in terms of memory configuration. The cheapest Obsidian model (779 Euros/~$780, our review sample) offers a slightly reduced configuration and does not have a visible LED fan. Mercury (949 Euros/~$950) looks very similar, but offers a small window on the illuminated fan and a generous 18 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage. Supernova (949 Euros) is identical to Mercury in terms of features, but has a bright, grayish design.

The smartphone's build quality is really good. The gaps are even and tight. The material feel is also decent, only the keys have a bit of play, which spoils the good impression a bit. The sensor keys of the RedMagic smartphone can be felt easily and are a useful addition to the game controls. The slide button on the opposite side puts the smartphone into a gaming mode with its own interface, via which games can be accessed directly and settings can be adjusted individually. The increased sampling rate of 960 Hz has to be enabled in the settings first, otherwise the touchscreen only works with 480 Hz. The control of the rear LEDs is also found here.

Size comparision

173 mm / 6.81 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 10.3 mm / 0.4055 inch 239 g0.527 lbs170.57 mm / 6.72 inch 78.33 mm / 3.08 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 226 g0.4982 lbs166.27 mm / 6.55 inch 77.1 mm / 3.04 inch 9.98 mm / 0.3929 inch 235 g0.518 lbs163.9 mm / 6.45 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 220 g0.485 lbs

Communication, software and operation - Fingerprint with pulse measurement

The RedMagic 7S Pro nominally supports Wi-Fi 6E, but it did not want to find the 6 GHz network in combination with our reference router Asus Rapture GT-AXE11000, and the transmission rates on the 5 GHz frequency are very slow for Wi-Fi 6. For accessing the mobile data network, the RedMagic offers a solid configuration including 5G Sub6, which supports all important bands for Europe.

The voice quality is rather average. When held to the ear, it is okay, but could be a bit clearer. The suppression of ambient noise is rather mediocre. The speaker also reverberates audibly and the microphone range is short. Features like VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are supported.

Google Android 12 with the RedMagic OS 5.5 user interface is used as the operating system. Apart from the Google apps, Nubia does not install third-party applications. Despite an interim update, the security patches are just up to June 1, 2022, and thus no longer up-to-date. The manufacturer does not make any concrete statements about the supply of updates. We rather expect irregular security patches and a maximum of one major upgrade.

An optical fingerprint sensor in the display is available for biometric security. It unlocks the RedMagic very quickly and has reliable recognition rates. Furthermore, a pulse measurement can also be performed via this. Face recognition via the front-facing camera is additionally or alternatively available.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Wi-Fi 6E
1616 (1469min - 1714max) MBit/s ∼100% +135%
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
687 (313min - 809max) MBit/s ∼43%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Wi-Fi 6E
227 (74min - 399max) MBit/s ∼14% -67%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Wi-Fi 6E
1553 (1451min - 1625max) MBit/s ∼100% +95%
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
796 (697min - 872max) MBit/s ∼51%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Wi-Fi 6E
717 (608min - 815max) MBit/s ∼46% -10%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Wi-Fi 6E
1730 (1564min - 1806max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
853 (785min - 906max) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Wi-Fi 6E
1617 (1593min - 1641max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
943 (893min - 950max) MBit/s ∼58%
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Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1730 (1564-1806)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1616 (1593-1641)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø795 (697-872)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1551 (1451-1625)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø676 (313-809)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1616 (1469-1714)

Cameras - RedMagic 7S Pro with three lenses and UDC

Selfie with the RedMagic 7S Pro
Selfie with the RedMagic 7S Pro

The main sensor of the triple camera system is a Samsung GW3. It enables good photos, which, however, have a rather cool white balance in practice and are sharpened considerably by the software. The ultra-wide-angle lens only has a few details and cannot really convince. The third lens is probably only used to determine depth information, but Nubia does not provide any concrete information in this regard.

The under-display camera (UDC) in the panel can be seen well when looking at the screen from the side, otherwise it is almost invisible. The imaging performance is certainly not outstanding for social media and messaging, but it is still sufficient. Videos are only recorded in Full HD, but motion pictures in 8K are also possible with the main camera.

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.

Main cameraMain cameraUltra wide-angle5x ZoomLow-Light
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ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
3 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro: 5.02 ∆E min: 1.8 - max: 9.78 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.9 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
65.4 ∆E
65.2 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
48.3 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
92.1 ∆E
70.3 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro: 46.78 ∆E min: 13.2 - max: 92.06 ∆E

Display - 120 Hz only for gaming

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The AMOLED display is just as big as in the RedMagic 7, but it is not quite as bright and only works with up to 120 Hz. The brightness averages 627 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor enabled; a maximum of 464 cd/m² is possible with manual control. With an even distribution of bright and dark areas (APL18), up to 811 cd/m² are achieved. This is sufficient for an appealing display of HDR content, but the RedMagic 7S Pro only supports HLG and HDR10.

The refresh rate is specified by the manufacturer with up to 120 Hz and can be fixed to either 60, 90 or 120 Hz in the settings. If the highest value is selected, the system still works with 90 Hz, and the 120 Hz is only enabled in games.

As with all OLEDs, the RedMagic 7S Pro's also flickers. At minimum display brightness, the period is very unsteady and flickers between 180 and 801 Hz. Above 46% of the panel brightness, we can only measure the refresh rate at 90 Hz. If you activate the DC dimming mode, you get a constant 90 Hz. We cannot determine temporal dithering. For this, we looked at the display with a microscope and a 240 FPS slow motion video (dark gray, at full brightness).

609
cd/m²
613
cd/m²
658
cd/m²
608
cd/m²
618
cd/m²
664
cd/m²
604
cd/m²
610
cd/m²
660
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 664 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 627.1 cd/m² Minimum: 3.89 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 618 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
96.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.35
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.80
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
AMOLED, 2448x1080, 6.78
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Nubia RedMagic 7
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.80
Response Times
8%
-319%
13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
1.27 ?(0.571, 0.698)
1.042 ?(0.5158, 0.5258)
18%
6 ?(3, 3)
-372%
0.912 ?(0.452, 0.461)
28%
Response Time Black / White *
1.3 ?(0.675, 0.6275)
0.998 ?(0.4794, 0.5186)
23%
8 ?(5, 3)
-515%
1.038 ?(0.521, 0.518)
20%
PWM Frequency
801
672.1
-16%
235
-71%
729
-9%
Screen
28%
-8%
-7%
Brightness middle
618
860
39%
642
4%
683
11%
Brightness
627
868
38%
637
2%
685
9%
Brightness Distribution
91
97
7%
96
5%
95
4%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.9
2.4
17%
3.19
-10%
3.6
-24%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.7
3.9
32%
7.12
-25%
6.7
-18%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4
2.5
37%
4.9
-23%
5
-25%
Gamma
2.35 94%
2.08 106%
2.22 99%
2.14 103%
CCT
6098 107%
6640 98%
7671 85%
7537 86%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
18% / 22%
-164% / -112%
3% / -0%

* ... smaller is better

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
1.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.675 ms rise
↘ 0.6275 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 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.571 ms rise
↘ 0.698 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 0.25 (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 (36.2 ms).

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 801 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 801 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 801 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19846 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25% Display brightness
25%
50% Display brightness
50%
75% Display brightness
75%
maximum manual display brightness
100%

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

Grayscale (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Colors (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Colors (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Color Space (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Color Space (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Saturation (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Saturation (Profile: Natural, Color Temperature: Warm, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
outdoors
outdoors

Performance, emissions and battery life

The RedMagic 7S Pro in our test version relies on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with Adreno 730 and 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM. There are no restrictions when navigating through the system or when gaming. Especially when gaming, the fan, which spins at up to 20,000 RPM, ensures almost stable frame rates, but is also quite loud with up to 45 dB(A).

The two speakers have a clean sound reproduction, as long as they are not set too loud, then the treble-heavy sound is more negatively noticeable and sounds a bit hollow. The audio jack (SNR: 86.10 dBFS) is a good alternative and those who prefer to use Bluetooth have a wide audio codec support (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC) at their disposal.

The battery is larger than the sister model with 5,000 mAh, and Nubia accordingly manages to generate more runtime from this advantage. However, one day of use should still be possible with one battery charge.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1348 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1309 Points ∼97% -3%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1236 Points ∼92% -8%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1244 Points ∼92% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1265 - 1348, n=11)
1316 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=264, last 2 years)
731 Points ∼54% -46%
Multi-Core (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4233 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4162 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3742 Points ∼88% -12%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
3813 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3987 - 4436, n=11)
4203 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=264, last 2 years)
2355 Points ∼56% -44%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13488 Points ∼76%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
17727 Points ∼100% +31%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12578 Points ∼71% -7%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
13295 Points ∼75% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (13488 - 17727, n=10)
15486 Points ∼87% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=191, last 2 years)
10457 Points ∼59% -22%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13959 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
13341 Points ∼96% -4%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
13121 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1067 - 14869, n=6)
11744 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 14869, n=216, last 2 years)
5354 Points ∼38% -62%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
27409 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
27751 Points ∼100% +1%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
25906 Points ∼93% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (27175 - 27751, n=6)
27535 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=215, last 2 years)
7963 Points ∼29% -71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5137 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4735 Points ∼92% -8%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4811 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3341 - 5752, n=6)
4797 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=213, last 2 years)
3323 Points ∼65% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12251 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
11909 Points ∼97% -3%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
11528 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (9166 - 13223, n=7)
11404 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 13223, n=232, last 2 years)
4339 Points ∼35% -65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
20746 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
20955 Points ∼100% +1%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
19364 Points ∼92% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (13986 - 20955, n=7)
19634 Points ∼94% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 20955, n=231, last 2 years)
5682 Points ∼27% -73%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5035 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4743 Points ∼94% -6%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4771 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3224 - 5857, n=7)
4709 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5857, n=231, last 2 years)
3297 Points ∼65% -35%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
Points ∼0%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
10062 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=204, last 2 years)
3129 Points ∼31%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10987 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
11024 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10238 Points ∼93% -7%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
10185 Points ∼92% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (10982 - 11201, n=10)
11050 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 12429, n=220, last 2 years)
3832 Points ∼35% -65%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2810 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
2818 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2606 Points ∼92% -7%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
2604 Points ∼92% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (2754 - 2873, n=10)
2811 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3383, n=181, last 2 years)
1098 Points ∼39% -61%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2733 Points ∼98%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
2760 Points ∼99% +1%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2534 Points ∼91% -7%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
2549 Points ∼91% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (2698 - 2899, n=10)
2787 Points ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 3265, n=176, last 2 years)
1100 Points ∼39% -60%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
75 fps ∼84%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
74 fps ∼83% -1%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
43 fps ∼48% -43%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
89 fps ∼100% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (60 - 104, n=10)
87.6 fps ∼98% +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.7 - 104, n=258, last 2 years)
32.1 fps ∼36% -57%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
98 fps ∼80%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
97 fps ∼79% -1%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
60 fps ∼49% -39%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
123 fps ∼100% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (71 - 136, n=10)
108 fps ∼88% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 136, n=260, last 2 years)
39.6 fps ∼32% -60%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
53 fps ∼81%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
62 fps ∼94% +17%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
58 fps ∼88% +9%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
60 fps ∼91% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (53 - 86, n=10)
65.8 fps ∼100% +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3 - 86, n=259, last 2 years)
22.7 fps ∼34% -57%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
36 fps ∼77%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
36 fps ∼77% 0%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
19 fps ∼40% -47%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
47 fps ∼100% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (34 - 52, n=12)
43.9 fps ∼93% +22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 52, n=260, last 2 years)
15.1 fps ∼32% -58%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
17622 Points ∼33%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
53898 Points ∼100% +206%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (17622 - 54646, n=10)
43447 Points ∼81% +147%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3905 - 74261, n=189, last 2 years)
26497 Points ∼49% +50%
Nubia RedMagic 7S ProAsus ROG Phone 6 ProXiaomi Black Shark 5 ProNubia RedMagic 7Average 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
19%
20%
-3%
-10%
-47%
Sequential Read 256KB
1822.05
1949.16
7%
1945.4
7%
1750
-4%
1781 ?(1330 - 2037, n=60)
-2%
993 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=254, last 2 years)
-46%
Sequential Write 256KB
1258.69
1454.5
16%
1485.2
18%
1260
0%
1019 ?(452 - 1776, n=60)
-19%
545 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=254, last 2 years)
-57%
Random Read 4KB
327.23
297.48
-9%
344.9
5%
306.2
-6%
270 ?(173.5 - 349, n=60)
-17%
179.5 ?(13.5 - 390, n=254, last 2 years)
-45%
Random Write 4KB
287.63
459.66
60%
424.8
48%
282.5
-2%
287 ?(197.5 - 490, n=61)
0%
179.2 ?(30.3 - 503, n=255, last 2 years)
-38%

Temperature

Max. Load
 35 °C
95 F
35.3 °C
96 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 35.4 °C
96 F
35 °C
95 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
 34.5 °C
94 F
35.1 °C
95 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 34.7 °C = 94 F
32.4 °C
90 F
32.6 °C
91 F
33.3 °C
92 F
31 °C
88 F
32.5 °C
91 F
33.4 °C
92 F
31.4 °C
89 F
32.6 °C
91 F
33 °C
91 F
Maximum: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Average: 32.5 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.4 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.7 °C / 94 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 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.9 °C / 89 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.


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Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø16.7 (16.4-16.9)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; with Fan: Ø16.7 (16.6-16.7)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 1.0.9.1: Ø64 (62.3-65.1)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; without Fan: Ø61.5 (59.8-62.8)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability; with Fan: Ø65.7 (65.6-66.1)

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204337.42530.434.93123.2304023.325.65036.438.36324.126.28020.323.210017.625.912515.727.316013.845.520016.249.625015.154.331512.657.140013.162.950013.168.763012.774.780014.776.7100013.473.9125012.875.9160012.877.6200012.878.8250013.279.3315013.778400013.979.5500013.173.1630013.970.3800013.367.8100001469.91250014.264.71600013.652.6SPL25.688.3N0.773.3median 13.6median 69.9Delta0.910.942.640.32944.427.841.225.845.432.547.922.446.224.548.519.449.316.552.618.458.712.858.49.958.311.363.113.163.911.473.21177.211.680.712.381.21282.112.482.812.283.61383.412.881.513.280.913.480.413.882.513.379.313.372.913.567.613.161.324.993.30.6101.6median 13median 77.20.79.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNubia RedMagic 7S ProAsus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 51% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.5% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 18% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
6000 mAh
1097 min ∼42% +47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 1953, n=265, last 2 years)
895 min ∼34% +20%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
4650 mAh
752 min ∼29% +1%
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
5000 mAh
748 min ∼28%
Nubia RedMagic 7
4500 mAh
667 min ∼25% -11%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 104)
12h 28min

Pros

+ high gaming performance
+ additional sensor keys
+ fast touchscreen
+ 65W GaN charger in the scope of delivery

Cons

- loud fan
- 120 Hz only for games
- lame WLAN
- uncertain update supply

Verdict - Fast gamer with a loud fan

In review: Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro. Test device provided by Nubia RedMagic.
In review: Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro. Test device provided by Nubia RedMagic.

The Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro is a good gaming smartphone, but it is a bit user-unfriendly in some places. If you want to use the 960 Hz sampling rate for the touchscreen, you have to activate it first, and you also have to set the higher refresh rate first. It is also a pity that the navigation in the system is limited to 90 Hz.

However, if you are looking for pure performance and do not want to lug around a clunky plug-on fan, the RedMagic smartphone is the right choice, but you will have to put up with a loud, high-frequency fan. However, it manages very good long-term performance. The 520 Hz sensor keys are also a useful addition and work well.

The RedMagic 7S Pro offers a lot of performance and a cool gaming look.

However, the 7S Pro has to accept criticism for its Wi-Fi speed. The nominal Wi-Fi 6E neither supports the 6 GHz network nor is it particularly fast. The update supply is also uncertain; there are no concrete statements from the manufacturer in this regard.

Strong gaming alternatives without an integrated fan are the Black Shark 5 Pro and especially the class leader ROG Phone 6 Pro.

Price and availability

The RedMagic 7S Pro can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's store at https://eu.redmagic.gg/de/products/redmagic-7s-pro but is also available from Amazon

Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro - 09/15/2022 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
59 / 70 → 84%
Weight
87%
Battery
89%
Display
89%
Games Performance
70 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
94 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
92%
Noise
61%
Audio
76 / 90 → 85%
Camera
61%
Average
79%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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