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Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro

Specifications

Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro (RedMagic Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
6.80 inch 20:9, 2480 x 1116 pixel 400 PPI, capacitive, Touch Sampling Rate up to 960 Hz, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glas 5, DC Dimming, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 244 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: USB-C and 3.5 mm Audio Jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Sensor hub, OTG
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28a, 28b, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 66, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.47 x 164.5 x 77 ( = 0.37 x 6.48 x 3.03 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (Samsung GN5, 1/1.57", 82°, f/1.88) + 8 MPix (Ultra Wide, 120°, f/2.2) + 2 MPix (Macro, 78°, f2.4); 8k-Video, Camera2-API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (Under Display Camera (UDC), 1.12 µm, f/2.0)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, 65W-Charger, USB-Cabel, SIM-Tool, Clear Case, RedMagic OS 6.0, 12 Months Warranty, SAR: -; GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a), BeiDou (B1, B1c, B2a), DRM Widevine L1, 20000 RPM fan; Game Space Switch, 520 Hz Shoulder Trigger Buttons; customizable RGB Light, fanless
Weight
228 g ( = 8.04 oz / 0.5 pounds), Power Supply: 129 g ( = 4.55 oz / 0.28 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 82.96% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 53 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 88%, features: 84%, display: 91% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro

85.9% Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro review - Gaming smartphone with 100% performance | Notebookcheck
The Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro primarily wants to appeal to gamers with a lot of performance, a new design, a well-disguised UD camera, and additional sensor keys. The integrated fan should ensure stable maximum performance. You can find out in the test whether this combination works and how loud such a small fan can get.
80% RedMagic 8S Pro Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The RedMagic 8S Pro is an impressive phone, and one of the best value-for-money offerings out there right now. You get top-of-the-line hardware, an impressive frame, and an improved software experience. The RedMagic 8S Pro is easily the best gaming phone the company has built yet, and it delivers consistent performance, whether you’re gaming or using your phone for less intense tasks. It also nails the battery life aspect, delivering all-day battery from a massive 6,000mAh cell alongside impressive charging speeds. It leaves very little to be desired, especially at the relatively low price. It comes in at £579/$649 for the 12GB/256GB Midnight version, which is stellar value for money. While the Platinum and Aurora colours cost more, they’re just cosmetic upgrades, making the base version an absolute steal for the price. The only two big issues RedMagic has left to solve are dust ingress issues and sometimes shoddy software. The front camera could also use some work, but I believe it’s an acceptable sacrifice in exchange for a seamless screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
RedMagic 8S Pro Review - Still The BEST Gaming Phone Hardware!
Source: SuperSaf English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2023
80% Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The RedMagic 8 Pro is a solid gaming phone with top-notch gaming performance. You get stellar hardware bundled in an attractive and sturdy chassis. The battery life is great, and the phone is able to sustain gaming performance over longer sessions. The camera performance is average, the software has a few bugs, and the software update promise is weak, but overall, this is a good phone for those that want to game on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% RedMagic 8 Pro Review: A Gaming Phone With Lots of Power and Problems
Source: CNet English
The RedMagic 8 Pro gets a lot right with its design, display and specs for gaming, but its performance as a phone is where things start to fall apart. Even though games look and play great on the RedMagic, its confusing customization of Android 13 combined with its short software and security update commitment make the phone hard to recommend. If you buy the RedMagic 8 Pro to use as a phone, you will need to make adjustments to its settings in order to turn off or remove junk, and the less you use the front-facing camera the better. Because of these software issues and the short support commitment, I generally recommend the $1,000 Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate instead, even with its higher price. Its Android UI has a much lighter touch than what RedMagic provides, its gaming modes are stacked with options, it has comparable specs, photography is better and the phone offers a longer support cycle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
RedMagic 8 Pro Review: Gaming Phone Gets Lots of Specs for the Money
Source: CNet English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2023
80% The RedMagic 8 Pro is the year’s best phone you haven’t heard of
Source: Digital Trends English
The matte variant of the RedMagic 8 Pro comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It is priced at $649 / 649 euros / 579 British pounds. On the other hand, the titanium and void options that offer a transparent design come with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. These can be bought for $799 /749 euros /709 pounds. The RedMagic 8 Pro is available unlocked in the U.S., including RedMagic’s website and Amazon. The RedMagic 8 Pro is strictly for people who are serious about mobile gaming. It’s a gaming-first smartphone with a few hiccups in software, but you get all-day battery life, a good display without any cutouts or notch, excellent performance, and serviceable cameras. It’s not for everyone, but if this is the type of phone you’ve been looking for, the RedMagic 8 Pro has a lot to offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% The RedMagic 8 Pro is the year’s best phone you haven’t heard of
Source: Digital Trends English
The matte variant of the RedMagic 8 Pro comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It is priced at $649 / 649 euros / 579 British pounds. On the other hand, the titanium and void options that offer a transparent design come with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. These can be bought for $799 /749 euros /709 pounds. The RedMagic 8 Pro is available unlocked in the U.S., including RedMagic’s website and Amazon. The RedMagic 8 Pro is strictly for people who are serious about mobile gaming. It’s a gaming-first smartphone with a few hiccups in software, but you get all-day battery life, a good display without any cutouts or notch, excellent performance, and serviceable cameras. It’s not for everyone, but if this is the type of phone you’ve been looking for, the RedMagic 8 Pro has a lot to offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Nubia Redmagic 8 Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
If you’re looking for a dedicated gaming phone that can also cut it in the day-to-day, then the Redmagic 8 Pro is an excellent choice. Performance is top-notch, while the cameras, display and other general appointments are all good enough at this price point to make the whole package feel like a true bargain. Game on.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
RedMagic 8 Pro Review: A Hot Android Gaming Value Phone
Source: Hot Hardware English
At just $649, the RedMagic 8 Pro is an attractive proposition in the mobile space. It isn’t just the lowest priced Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 handset available in the US, it’s an impressive piece of hardware that boasts a beautiful 120Hz display, US 5G support, remarkable battery life, and superb performance – particularly while gaming. This handset's ultra-cool design is the icing on the cake, however. Just be mindful of the middling cameras and lackluster software. These small niggles aside, the RedMagic 8 Pro delivers exceptional value in a high-quality package. While it can’t compete directly with traditional flagships in terms of overall versatility, it’s perfect for anyone who’s passionate about mobile gaming. And who knows? Maybe someday RedMagic will finally deliver better software and improved imaging performance. For now, you can find the RedMagic 8 Pro on Amazon or at the company's website directly.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2023
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Audio test
Source: DxOMark English
With a DXOMARK Audio score of 103, the Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro did not make it near the upper regions of our ranking. It appears audio was not a top priority during the conception and design of this game-oriented smartphone, and the RedMagic 8 Pro performed poorly both as a playback device with the built-in speakers and when recording sounds. Playback performance was poor across all use cases, but the Nubia did somewhat better when watching movies and gaming, than it did for music. Recording results were slightly better for office and memo use than for recording with the main and selfie cameras, but across all use cases the Nubia was held back by its monophonic recordings.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2023
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Battery test
Source: DxOMark English
The Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro’s excellent global battery score places the device among the Top 10 in our database and in the top spot for its segment. The device outperformed its predecessor, the Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro, because of better autonomy and efficiency, thanks mainly to a larger battery. The Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro’s autonomy lasted 2.5 days in our tests when used moderately. It had an especially good performance when in idle with screen on, which provided excellent autonomy in most test cases, particularly when gaming or streaming videos. On-the-go autonomy was also very good when using the camera or the navigation, two use cases that usually demand a lot of power. Equipped with a 65W charger, the device’s charging experience was excellent. Charging the battery from empty to full took less than 47 minutes, and a quick 5-minute charge provided more than 7 hours of autonomy. The 65W charger’s use of a new charging protocol that slows down the time to fully replenish the 6000 mAh battery should help preserve the life and performance of the device’s battery. Adapter efficiency was the best we ever measured, and the overall charge efficiency was also outstanding. However, the residual power drain of the charger was a bit high and above the average of our database. Finally, the discharge currents were low when streaming video or idling with screen on, meaning that the device was optimized for these test cases. In contrast, the discharge currents were a bit high when the phone was idle with the screen off, which is the main state of devices most of the day. Compared with devices from the Premium segment ($600-$799), the Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro ranked in the first place of our database, achieving the best autonomy score for this segment. The charging experience was also excellent, but the efficiency score was only average compared with device from the same price range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2023
80% Red Magic 8 Pro review: a new challenger awaits
Source: Stuff TV English
Anyone looking for an excellent value gaming phone should definitely think about the RedMagic 8 Pro. At its starting price, the line gives you Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 power and 256GB storage, not to mention a seriously geeky, fit-for-purpose UI that’s perfect for anyone who loves to game and tinker. In its more premium guise, the transparent back nails it, balancing overall style and gaming eccentricity brilliantly, and the boxy shape and expansive screen look striking and feel great in hand when gaming. While the camera won’t deliver best-in-class performance, at the price and with its gaming flourishes, we’re guessing that will be a small price to pay for most given how much gaming value this thing packs. Flawless victory? Not quite – but a PB for RedMagic and a great option for mobile gamers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro
Source: GSM Choice English
In fact, the only problem is the translation of the interface, because it is already almost well suited to European requirements. I will honestly tell you that if you asked me about a solid and not too expensive gaming smartphone, I could recommend it with a clear conscience. Of course, provided that you do not burst with laughter opening the camera and selecting the "timed" option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2023
80% Redmagic 8 Pro Review: Great Form, Excellent Hardware
Source: Make Use Of English
The Redmagic 8 Pro delivers excellent gaming performance, around 30% more than the previous generation. While this is a significant number, it's not enough to outright recommend an upgrade if your current gaming phone is just a year old. The new design language and rectangular slab aesthetic is certainly unique. Nevertheless, you must remember that this phone is, first and foremost, for gaming. It has compromises, particularly in the camera department and some UI elements. But if you overlook these issues, you're getting an excellent device that looks good and can handle hours of gaming every day.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% RedMagic 8 Pro review: A gaming phone unlike any other
Source: Android Central English
RedMagic left no stone unturned with its latest gaming phone. The RedMagic 8 Pro comes in an attractive rectangular body with seriously impressive hardware under the hood. The unmarred display has no notch and the speakers are incredible. Games run as smoothly as imaginable, but the UI isn't as snappy. The cameras need improvements and the brand needs to guarantee software updates to its customers before they can invest in the phone itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Nubia Redmagic 8 Pro review: A cut-throat gaming success
Source: Expert Reviews English
In a smartphone market where most manufacturers seem content to coast, Nubia and its gaming sub-brand have dared to push things forward. Not only is the Redmagic 8 Pro another great phone for gamers, with significant improvements to power and battery life, it’s also a much better phone to use day to day compared to previous models. The new design, while arguably less gamer-friendly, is much easier on the eye, while the bezelless and notchless display is genuinely striking to behold. Significant improvements have been made with the phone’s main camera, too, and the custom UI is more legible and less cluttered. It’s still not a phone I would recommend to non-gamers, but the Redmagic 8 Pro is the most “mainstream” phone in the range yet, and a total bargain when you consider the level of performance you’re getting for such mid-range money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
The Smartphone she told you not to worry about....
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Red Magic 8 pro is adding all the coolness of a wall to wall display with the RGB's we expect in a gaming computer AND a transparent back glass panel. Amazing. Love to see it. Smartphones all need to take a look at what Nubia is doing with this new Red Magic 8 pro gaming smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2023
60% RedMagic 8 Pro review: Gamers only
Source: Laptop Mag English
It’s a tale as old as time. This is a gaming phone. If you want something a little more balanced, buy something else. But if you want the best gaming experience on a blower right now, this is it. Gamers are getting a cracking device here with breakneck speeds, improved thermal management, a gorgeous screen, powerful audio, responsive touch controls and a slick gamer-focussed UI. Don’t expect to take good photos or get this phone out without getting some judgemental looks, but for the players, buy this.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro Review – True Gaming Flagship Phone
Source: Cashify English
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro is no doubt one of the best gaming phones in the market that you can buy currently. You get what you expect – blazing fast performance for heavy gaming. You can literally play any game on high settings without worrying about lags. The massive 6000mAh battery makes sure that you have long gaming sessions without worrying about charging every few hours. The whole look of the phone gives a very futuristic and gaming vibe which is expected from a gaming phone. On the other hand, the UI needs some improvement and the cameras could have been better. But on the whole, the Nubia and done a great job in making the Red Magic 8 Pro and it’s definitely worth taking a look if you are planning to get a gaming phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2023
Redmagic 8 Pro review: Perfect performance, phenomenal price
Source: Android Police English
For its price, the Redmagic 8 Pro offers unbeatable gaming performance. The Matte version, which starts at $649, is a phenomenal price for what you receive, but this low price comes with caveats. While many issues have been fixed with this iteration of Redmagic OS, the software experience still needs to improve beyond the quality found on budget Android phones. For example, I've come to rely on Google Pay on my phone more over the years, and its absence is irritating. The number of crashes I experienced was also worrying, and while I expect some of these bugs to be ironed out post-launch, they are still frustrating. The Redmagic 8 Pro is the best deal you'll find if you're looking for a gaming phone that doesn't compromise gaming performance. It's got all the parts we've come to expect from quality gaming phones, like shoulder triggers and an internal fan. Plus, the Game Space software is a pleasure to use for everyone from streamers to casual gamers. Despite its shortcomings, the Redmagic 8 Pro is easily one of the best gaming phones to date, and $649 is an excellent price for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2023
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro smartphone is undoubtedly a great option in the gaming segment as it offers the most powerful chipset with UFS 4.0 storage, which makes every task for the users smoother. Of course, the company has excelled in those features, especially with the help of the Game Space software support that presents modifications for gaming. Plus, you use different accessories according to your desire. Overall, there’s no issue with recommending the Red Magic 8 Pro to a gamer. However, it can’t be considered a complete package deal as there are a few downsides that are hard to ignore during the review. We won’t deny that it got an admirable performance, but lacks in terms of the display features. Plus, only the main camera sensor quality is increased, while the rest of the sensors are the same as the previous generation. In that case, you can also go for alternative options, such as Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro for decent gaming perks. But if you are looking for an all-in-one deal, you need to consider the Xiaomi Redmi K60 Pro for better camera quality, a beautiful display, and many more exciting features. Finally, if the Red Magic 8 Pro appeals to your needs, then there’s no problem going with it, but make sure to see the export cost for your country before purchasing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2023
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro was announced in December 2022 and lies in the flagship smartphone segment. The smartphone arrives with 5G connectivity and equips a 6.8 inches AMOLED display panel with 120Hz refresh rate support, 1300 nits peak brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Besides this, the smartphone weighs around 228 grams and can be availed in two color options – Black and Transparent. The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro has a massive Li-Po 6000 mAh battery accompanied by 80W(China)/65W(Global) fast charging support on the USB Type C 3.2 charging port. Besides this, an under-display fingerprint scanner is present for security on the phone. The Red Magic 8 Pro smartphone comes with a 50MP main camera setup on the rear that includes an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro lens. You will be able to record 8K videos at 30fps from this primary camera setup. Aside from this, a 16MP camera is present on the front for video calls and selfies. Fortunately, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro runs on the latest Android 13 OS along with Redmagic OS 6 user interface. As for performance, you are offered a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset for flagship performance. For internals, the smartphone can be picked in 128GB/256GB/512GB internal storage accompanied by an 8GB/12GB/16GB RAM option. Furthermore, the device grants stereo speakers support, NFC, OTG, and other necessary comms and sensors. As for pricing, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro is available for $585 (Rs 47,590 in India) approx for the base variant.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2023
Geek Review: Redmagic 8 Pro Gaming Phone
Source: Geek Culture English
Alas, a gaming phone can’t quite compare to the photography prowess of flagship models, with the camera on the Redmagic Pro 8 struggling to retain sharpness at 0.5x zoom and anything above 1x zoom. That shouldn’t be a deal breaker for gaming enthusiasts, though, as there are other perks to look forward to, such as a multi-dimensional cooling system, customisation for the air triggers, and an upgraded 6,000mAh battery with 65W super fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/18/2023
RedMagic 8 Pro Review - The BEST Gaming Phone Hardware!
Source: TechTablets English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2023
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro review: Sharp and speedy
Source: Pocket Lint English
The RedMagic 8 Pro is an excellent gaming phone, and if you're looking for the ultimate in performance, this is currently the top dog. The cooling solution works well and the software adds some useful and novel touches to the gaming experience. We like the new shape, too, the sharper edges make the large uninterrupted display look more impressive than ever. This luxurious display comes at the cost of a decent selfie shooter, though, and we'd prefer a traditional camera in a small bezel, rather than an under-display camera that offers such poor results. The software, in its current state, is too buggy for our liking. Though, as we mentioned, we're sure this will improve dramatically as the updates start to roll out. You may wish to wait for bugs to be ironed out before taking the plunge. As usual, the RedMagic 8 Pro is all about performance, and on that front, it leaves little to be desired.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2023
80% RedMagic 8 Pro review: The first great gaming phone of 2023
Source: Tom's Guide English
The RedMagic 8 Pro builds on past successes but without addressing the two biggest traditional weaknesses for RedMagic phones — photography and software localization. This model delivers plenty of power, a long battery life and a slew of handy tools for gamers though, plus a new sleeker design that could draw in users that don't want their gaming phone to look like a gaming phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% nubia Red Magic 8 Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
There is a lot to like about the nubia Red Magic 8 Pro. It offers the latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset alongside fast UFS 4.0 storage, which translates to an amazingly smooth experience no matter what you task the phone with. Of course, gaming is the bread and butter of the Red Magic line, and the Red Magic 8 Pro excels at it like few others. Not only does it have the raw power to chew through even the heaviest modern titles, but nubia's extra Game Space software layer has gotten better than ever. We found ourselves particularly impressed with how well the Red Magic 8 Pro handles gaming on an external monitor via a display connection or through the excellent Windows game streaming software, both wired and wireless. If excellence in gaming is all you are after, then we have no issue wholeheartedly recommending the Red Magic 8 Pro. However, as a complete all-around package, it still has some rough edges that are hard to ignore. For instance, despite performing quite admirably, its display is not really on par with the industry's current high-end panels. And while we can live perfectly fine with a 120Hz refresh rate in practice, the lack of things like HDR video support and LTPO are a bit tougher to swallow. Sure, both are "nice to haves" rather than truly essential, but it's these kinds of things that ultimately add up to a great overall smartphone experience. The same goes for the camera. We definitely appreciate the upgrades to the main snapper. Those are evident. But the rest of the camera experience on the Red Magic 8 Pro tends to be lackluster and lacking in both features and performance. And last but definitely not least, as smooth and feature-rich as it is, Redmagic OS is still a half-translated mess more often than not. Even after the latest Redmagic OS 6 update running on the Red Magic 8 Pro, the state in which a lot of text, menus and options appear in the UI is very poor. Nubia has had plenty of time to address this issue, as we've reported on it for years now, but obviously, the company is not interested in perfecting that aspect for its Western audience. All of this ultimately makes the Red Magic 8 Pro an amazing Android gaming device, and a somewhat compromised Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 84%
REDMAGIC 8 Pro Gaming Smartphone: The Beast Unveiled [Review]
Source: Tech Acute English
The REDMAGIC 8 Pro is the latest gaming smartphone to hit the market, and it’s a beast. This phone has some of the best specs that you’ll find on any device currently available. It’s perfect for gamers who want to take their mobile gaming experience to the next level. We’ve had a chance to test out the REDMAGIC 8 Pro, and in this article, we’ll talk about its features, as well as how it compares to other gaming smartphones on the market. Stay tuned, because later in this article we’re also going to give our opinion on whether or not this phone is worth buying. To start the article I just want to thank the REDMAGIC team for trusting us enough to send us a review unit ahead of the launch of the new smartphone. I enjoyed checking it out for a couple of days to see what it’s like to have as well as for gaming and everyday use. So, let’s jump right to it and find out what this futuristic-looking gaming smartphone has got under the hood.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2023
Red Magic 8 Pro Unboxing & Gaming Review | Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Beast!
Source: Tech Spurt English
Unboxing Nubia's Red Magic 8 Pro phone with a review of the gaming prowess, including full benchmark and testing of that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with Genshin Impact & CODM. The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro is one of the best gamer smartphones of 2023, offering next-level performance, impressive battery life and great gaming features. Here's all you need to know, including how it compares to the ROG Phone 6D and other big phone rivals. ZTE's gamer smartphone is one of the first handsets to launch globally with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and that beefcake chipset, plus the excellent ICE cooling setup, means gaming is smooth and satisfying. Genshin Impact played with a perfect frame rate, even when maxed out. Call of Duty Mobile, PubG and other competitive online games also run well on the Red Magic 8 Pro, with a full-view experience. That's thanks to ZTE's in-display selfie camera, as shown off on their Axon phones (which I've also done unboxing and review videos for). The Red Magic 8 Pro offers up shoulder triggers and loads of other gaming features, plus the Mora assistant who's built into Game Space. Here's a closer look at all of that shenanigans too!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2023

Foreign Reviews

86% Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
90% Schnell wie ein Galaxy S23, aber viel billiger
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Schnell wie ein Galaxy S23, aber viel billiger
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Redmagic 8 Pro im Test: Mehr als ein weiteres Gaming-Smartphone?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; decent main camera. Negative: Poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2023
Redmagic 8 Pro im Test: Mehr als ein weiteres Gaming-Smartphone?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; decent main camera. Negative: Poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2023
92% RedMagic 8 Pro Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 92% performance: 100% mobility: 93% workmanship: 93%
REDMAGIC 8 Pro, la nueva bestia de nubia para jugadores
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive price; high gaming performance; powerful hardware; beautiful display; stereo speakers; good cooling system; nice connectivity. Negative: Poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2023
94% ZTE REDMAGIC 8 Pro
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 100%
86% RedMagic 8 Pro review: uma 'máquina' gaming a preço de amigo
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
90% Redmagic 8 Pro Titanium Recensione: Il Top Per Il Gaming Sotto Gli 800 Euro
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Recensione Redmagic 8 Pro
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% REDMAGIC 8 Pro, la recensione del gaming phone Android più potente sul mercato
Source: Multiplayer IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Recensione RedMagic 8 Pro: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 e uno schermo senza interruzioni
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
La recensione di Redmagic 8 Pro: letteralmente imbattibile
Source: Techprincess IT Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive battery life; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2023
Recensione Nubia REDMAGIC 8 Pro: un vero diavolo con Snapdragon 8 Gen 2!
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2023
93% RedMagic 8 Pro : Test, avis et présentation du smartphone Gaming
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 90% performance: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
88% Test RedMagic 8 Pro : Un smartphone gaming qui fait renaître le téléphone carré
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80%
100% Test Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro : smartphone gaming ultra puissant avec une caméra sous l’écran qui se paie le luxe d’être abordable
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Test RedMagic 8 Pro, un nouveau design et toujours plus de puissance
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
On a testé le plus puissant des smartphones Android, le RedMagic 8 Pro
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; attractive price; long battery life; good cooling and silent system. Negative: Poor cameras in low light condition; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2023
70% Bestia w formacie slim fit. Recenzja Nubia Redmagic 8 Pro
Source: Geex X-kom Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Najszybszy smartfon świata. Testujemy Nubia Redmagic 8 Pro
Source: Telepolis Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro
Source: m GSM Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; lots of RAM; excellent display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2023
78% Recenze Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro: mobil jen na krátkodobé vztahy
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 44% features: 96% mobility: 92% workmanship: 94%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 740: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 730 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and first benchmarks show that the GPU can beat the Apple A16 iGPU (previously the fastest smartphone GPU). 

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 8 Gen 2: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 with a fast prime core based on a ARM Cortex-X3 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Two more performance cores are based on the A715 and also support only 64 bit applications. The two additional A710 cores support also 32 bit applications as do the power saving Cortex-A510 cores. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 7 modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5x memory with up to 4,200 MHz. 5G is included in the chip with the Snapdragon X70 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.80":

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.


82.96%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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

 

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