The RedMagic 6 contends for the 2021 gaming phone durability crown in a new bend-test video
The Asus ROG Phone 5 and its main rival the Lenovo Legion Phone 2 Pro (or Duel 2) is packed with mobile gaming-friendly features including the largest amounts of RAM available to Android smartphones and extensive cooling for their top-end Snapdragon 888 processors, not to mention one of the industry's highest refresh rates for their AMOLED displays: 144Hz.
Then again, there is another new device that outdoes both of these gaming flagships in this respect: Nubia's RedMagic 6, with a 165Hz rate. This phone has also just stepped up to outdo its Lenovo and Asus counterparts in terms of durability, an area in which the two premium devices have suffered profoundly due to their design and esthetics.
For example, the 2021 Legion phone looks like it is divided into three parts from the back due to the placement of its physical fan, and has been found to virtually crumble into the same on encountering a bend test.
The RedMagic 6 also has a spinning fan - something Nubia has pioneered for its series over the last few years. However, this component is hidden behind a much sturdier metallic frame in this case, which, as JerryRigEverything host Zach Nelson found, helped its much improved resistance to bending during this channel's famous tests of device integrity.
Therefore, the RedMagic 6 could be said to lead 2021 gaming phones in terms of durability, holding this position jointly with Xiaomi's Black Shark 4 in this regard. Furthermore, both of these phones have Pro variants, which would presumably be at least as effective in this respect.