ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3


ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 (Nubia Series)
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
, 6GB / 8GB / 12GB
6.65 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 388 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, fingerprint, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 171.7 x 78.5 ( = 0.38 x 6.76 x 3.09 in)
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm, video [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0, 2.0µm
215 g ( = 7.58 oz / 0.47 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
500 Euro



Average Score: 75.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 93%, features: 91%, display: 79% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3

Nubia Red Magic 3 Review – The Gaming Phone For Everyone
Source: Know Your Mobile English
While a great many of us probably don’t feel we need a gaming phone, it’s becoming hard to ignore the fact that if you’re shopping on a budget but still want cutting-edge specs, this is the kind of device you should probably look into. The Red Magic 3 has a fantastic 90Hz AMOLED screen, brilliant sound, optional physical controls and a massive battery, yet it’s around half the price of the Samsung Galaxy S10. Sure, it lacks features like wireless charging, NFC and water resistance, but these are easy to live without when you consider how much you’re actually getting for less than £500. Add in the optional gaming accessories and the fact that it effectively doubles as a proper games console (even more so when you consider all of those lovely emulators you can download), and the Red Magic 3 becomes even harder to ignore. It may be big and the software has its quirks, but this is one gaming phone you should check out, even if you don’t intend to do any actual gaming on it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2019
80% Nubia Red Magic 3 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We have seen a lot of smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC launching in India at reasonable prices. This is a good thing for smartphone buyers. Nubia has a direct competitor in the form of the Black Shark 2 ₹ 39,999, but has an advantage in terms of pricing. The base variant of the Red Magic 3 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Rs. 35,999 while the higher variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced at Rs. 46,999.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Red Magic 3 | A Gamers’ Paradise
Source: The Techy English
The display on the Red Magic 3 gaming phone is 6.65-inches 1080 x 2340 pixels AMOLED panel with 2.5D corning gorilla glass. It has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 430 nits of brightness and a 388 PPI pixel density. Paired with the 90 Hz refresh rate, it takes gaming to a whole new level. What makes the smartphone even more desirable is the LED strip which runs vertically on the back of the phone, just from below the camera. You also get a Red Magic logo underneath it. The LED light strip can be configured as a notification as well as a warning light for low battery etc.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2019
90% Red Magic 3 Review : The Gaming Phone Sweet Spot
Source: Slashgear English
The Red Magic 3 is a gaming phone with highly decent specs for a mere $479 USD. It’s meant to look like a gaming phone and act like a gaming phone, so it has an LED strip down its back and red accents on black all over, as well as a 90hz-capable display. But this phone does not trap its user in a game-obsessed universe – the lights can be deactivated, and you can prolong your battery life to a great extent by skipping use of the phone’s potential high refresh rate until you need it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Nubia Red Magic 3 Review: Another gaming phone, but is it for everyone?
Source: The Indian Express English
Red Magic 3 is a good gaming smartphone for the asking price. Nubia has put in every element a gamer could have asked for in a phone with focus on good performance and display along with a dedicated gaming mode. Considering the price of the Red Magic 3, this is one of the best deals you can get as of now, especially if you are into gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nubia Red Magic 3 review: A new benchmark for gaming smartphones
Source: India Today English
The Red Magic 3 feels like it has been designed by gamers and that’s a good thing if you love games. But if you are looking for a practical all-rounder, you may struggle to find a reason to buy this. As a daily driver, you have to compromise with practicality. This then only makes sense as a secondary device that goes with you in your backpack and comes out when you sit down for an hour-long session of PUBG with friends. Overall, if you want a very powerful smartphone for gaming without hurting your wallet massively, go ahead and buy the Red Magic 3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Red Magic 3 review: Great value in a fun phone
Source: Android Authority English
It’s not perfect. The lack of NFC will hurt for many, the single lens lets down an otherwise impressive camera, there is the occasional lack of polish in the UI, and performance — while amazing — is not significantly better than other devices with similar specs. The looks will certainly be unappealing for certain users and the size alone is going to be a deal breaker in some cases.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/11/2019
Nubia Red Magic 3 Review: World First Coolest Design Gaming Phone
Source: Igeekphone English
What is commendable is that the Red Magic 3 also has a high degree of completion in areas other than games. The typical one is that with the rear single shot of an IMX586, you can take photos that are the same as the mainstream flagship during the day. It is true that the night performance is slightly unsatisfactory and there will be a lack of super wide-angle and super-macro photos. Limited. However, photographs have not been the focus of e-sports mobile phones. E-sports mobile phones are born as partial students. It is very difficult for their cameras to scan from the scanner to the first-line flagship level in some environments.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2019

Foreign Reviews

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 Enormes Potenzial
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2019
85% Nubia Red Magic 3, análisis: los "gatillos" integrados y el ventilador marcan diferencias para jugar con un móvil
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 98% display: 88% mobility: 98% workmanship: 88%
75% Recensione Nubia Red Magic 3 e VS Black Shark 2: ok il gaming, meno lo smartphone
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 91%
Nubia Red Magic 3 hands-on: un potenziale immenso
Source: Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life; great speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2019
40% Test Du Nubia Red Magic 3 : L'Innovation Inutile Et Buggée
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Prise en main du Nubia Red Magic 3 : immense potentiel mais...
Source: French FR→EN
Positive: Fast device; excellent autonomy; great speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2019


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This weight is typical for smartphones.


ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985. The product range includes, for example, USB sticks, routers, smartphones and tablets.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-06-18)