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ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

Specifications

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G (Nubia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, 8GB / 12GB / 16GB
Display
6.65 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 388 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 128GB / 256GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, USB-C
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 5.1, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 168.6 x 78 ( = 0.39 x 6.64 x 3.07 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.72", 0.8µm) + 8MP (f/2.0, 13mm, 1.12µm) + 2MP (macro)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 1.12µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
218 g ( = 7.69 oz / 0.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.31% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 43 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 93%, features: 98%, display: 87% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

80% Red Magic 5G review: an untamed beast
Source: Phandroid English
The Nubia Red Magic 5G is far from being the perfect everyday smartphone. There are devices with much better cameras, software, and battery life, but there are few smartphones out there that live up to their promises. The Red Magic 5G is a gaming-first smartphone that promises best-in-class performance and that’s exactly what it delivers. If all you want is a powerful smartphone that can deliver an impeccable gaming experience, this is the phone you’ve been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nubia Red Magic 5G review
Source: Techradar English
The Red Magic 5G is a top-tier gaming phone with the world’s first 144Hz refresh rate display. Only a handful of games can make the most of that tech, but the list will expand over the next year, making this phone fully future-proof. You’re also getting top-end specs at a mid-range price, but the software lets it down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Red Magic 5G review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Red Magic 5G probably doesn't have mainstream appeal, but a buttery smooth 144Hz display and stellar performance make it one of the very best gaming phones you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% RedMagic 5G Review : More gamer now than phone
Source: Slashgear English
Is the RedMagic 5G smartphone worth the amount of cash you’ll pay for it here in the summer of 2020? It really depends on what your values are. If you absolutely, positively MUST have a smartphone with a 144Hz image refresh rate, this is currently your best bet. You could also look into the iQoo Z1 5G, but we’ve got no hand-on experience with that brand whatsoever, so cannot attest to quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% RedMagic 5G review: hardware this good deserves better software
Source: Neowin English
nubia's RedMagic phones have always left a great impression on me due to their hardware, and this one is no different. It retains most of what made the previous phones unique, with the active cooling system, the RGB light strip, high refresh rate, and stereo speakers. I would also say the transition to a glass and metal sandwich ends up being good for the phone, as it feels more sturdy than the previous models, and I actually prefer the new implementation of the RGB lighting. The camera is also good enough for me, and the new sensors do add some versatility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Red Magic 5G review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Put simply, the Red Magic 5G is one of the very best gaming phones you can buy. The headlining 144Hz display offers a buttery smooth experience like never before, while the speaker system is a contender for best-in-class. Even the cameras have seen a nice upgrade over last year’s 3S. The design and software might prevent it from having mainstream appeal, but for mobile gamers there are few better options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nubia RedMagic 5G review: Great for gaming, with some compromises
Source: New Atlas English
All that considered, we'd say the Nubia RedMagic 5G ends up with more in the positives column than the negatives column. It definitely has its problems – which you should be aware of before you buy it – but it brings with it a whole load of mobile power and gaming goodness for an eye-catching price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2020
1 week with the Red Magic 5G [Sponsored]
Source: 9to5google English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2020
RedMagic 5G Teardown! - How does the Cooling Fan work?
Source: JerryRigEverything English
Not all gaming phones are created equal... especially on the inside. This Brand new RedMagic 5G gaming phone has a FAN inside. Making it one of the coolest looking phones weve taken apart in awhile. This little motorized hurricane sucks in air from one side to cool the processor (And other random mother board chips) And spits the hot air out the other side of the phone. Today we are going to take apart the Red Magic 5G and see what makes it work from the inside. We'll take a look at the Turbo Cooling fan inside of the Android smartphone, and see if the RedMagic 5g can withstand being taken apart and reassembled. And yes. The fan indeed sucks air in through one side and out the other.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2020
80% Nubia Red Magic 5G review: A gaming great?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Red Magic 5G is all about gaming. And on that front it's got all the goods for success: top-drawer processing, great cooling, long-lasting battery life, a customisable gaming space, 144Hz display, shoulder triggers and optional additional controllers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Red Magic 5G Unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
We go hands-on with Red Magic's latest gaming phone, the Red Magic 5G, with a Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Learn more about it here:
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2020
This Phone Really Blows - Red Magic 5G Durability Test!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Red Magic 5G android smartphone is one of the only phones in existence with an internal cooling fan. Just like a desktop computer, this fan kicks on when the phone is under load, like during an intense game, or tinder swiping real fast. You know how it is. Its time to see if this internal fan makes the phone weaker at all.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2020
60% Nubia Red Magic 5G
Source: PC Mag English
While the Red Magic 5G features a lot of power for the price, it’s hard to recommend for all but the most serious gamers. Simply put, it doesn’t offer extensive band support for any US carrier, and 5G will never be an option for most US users. While there isn't a direct alternative with all of the bells and whistles for gamers, the OnePlus 8 features similar hardware, more extensive 5G support, and a better camera for a similar price. And if you’re willing to spend more, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G offers sub-6GHz support for all carriers (and mmWave support on Verizon), as well as solid gaming features including dedicated buttons on its optional second display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Nubia Red Magic 5G review
Source: Techradar English
The Red Magic 5G is a top-tier gaming phone with the world’s first 144Hz refresh rate display. Only a handful of games can make the most of that tech, but the list will expand over the next year, making this phone fully future-proof. You’re also getting top-end specs at a mid-range price, but the software lets it down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
144hz Fan Cooled Gaming Beast! RedMagic 5G Review
Source: TechTablets English
RedMagic 5G Review (global version) A detailed review covering, the build, camera review, 8k video, performance, gaming modes, battery life 90hz Vs 144hz, NFC, video out and more. Snapdragon 865 5G gaming phone with cooling fan, 4500mAh battery, 64MP Sony IMX686 for only 579 euros.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2020
Nubia Red Magic 5G hands-on: 144Hz!
Source: 9to5google English
5G smartphones are becoming more commonplace, and one of the cheapest is undoubtedly the Nubia Red Magic 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2020
90% Red Magic 5G review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Put simply, the Red Magic 5G is one of the very best gaming phones you can buy. The headlining 144Hz display offers a buttery smooth experience like never before, while the speaker system is a contender for best-in-class. Even the cameras have seen a nice upgrade over last year’s 3S. The design and software might prevent it from having mainstream appeal, but for mobile gamers there are few better options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Coolest Smartphone You've Never Heard Of...
Source: Unbox Therapy English
The Redmagic 5G is the first smartphone I've tested featuring a blazing fast 144Hz display.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2020
80% nubia Red Magic 5G review
Source: GSM Arena English
One of the biggest advantages of the Red Magic 5G over the alternatives is the 144Hz display. So far there's no other phone on the market that can achieve this level of smoothness. Hardcore gamers will probably spot the difference between the Red Magic 5G and the second-best option out there - 120Hz. On the other hand, aside from the OS animations and the standard non-gaming apps, there aren't many places where you can show off your 144Hz screen. There's only one game that supports 144fps and only a few that go beyond 60Hz.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Günstiges Smartphone für echte Gamer
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Tolle Hardware trifft auf durchwachsene Software
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2020
70% Nubia RedMagic 5G
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2020
80% Nubia RedMagic 5G Mit 144 Hertz im Sturm erobert
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Nubia RedMagic 5G
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
82% Nubia Red Magic 5G, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Nubia Red Magic 5G, análisis: el rival a batir en relación calidad/precio para los móviles gaming de 2020
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 98% display: 93% mobility: 93% workmanship: 88%
95% RedMagic 5G, análisis: pantalla de 144Hz y potencia bruta para el mejor móvil gaming del mercado
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 95%
Review: Nubia Red Magic 5G (smartphone gaming)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; excellent display; great speakers; good cooling system; nice connectivity. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2020
66% Nubia Red Magic 5G Review: Ainda tem muito a melhorar!
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
83% Redmagic 5G Recensione: Snapdragon 865 E Schermo Da 144 Hz A Buon Prezzo
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Recensione Red Magic 5G, gaming ad alte prestazioni su smartphone
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Recensione Red Magic 5G: perfetto per giocare ma…
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
65% Recensione NUBIA RED MAGIC 5G
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 70% display: 90% mobility: 69% workmanship: 80%
88% Recensione RedMagic 5G: più di un gaming phone, il flagship killer 2020
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% mobility: 84% workmanship: 75%
83% Recensione RedMagic 5G
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85% features: 95% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
RedMagic 5G, uno smartphone gaming folle dal prezzo WOW. La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: High display; top performance; support 5G. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2020
Review Nubia RedMagic 5G: krachtige gametelefoon, vol fouten
Source: Bright.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice gaming performance; support 5G; good price; quick charging. Negative: Too many bugs; heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2020
70% [Test] Nubia RedMagic 5G, le rapport qualité-prix des gamers mobiles
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test du Nubia Red Magic 5G : à quelques marches du podium
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test du Nubia RedMagic 5G: prendre d'assaut le monde avec 144 Hertz
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test du Nubia Red Magic 5G : Nubia met une pièce et retente sa chance
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Smartphone chơi game siêu "chất" RedMagic 5G sẽ ra mắt vào tuần sau
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Impressive display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2020

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 865: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 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 6 modem (including 60 GHz mmWave support), a Hexagon 698 DSP (up to 15 TOPS) and a Spectra 480 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 2,750 MHz. LTE is not included anymore in the SoC, but the external Snapdragon X55 5G modem has to be used.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.65":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.218 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


ZTE:

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.

The ratings of the relatively many reviews have a wide range from below-average to very good (as of 2016).


79.31%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-05- 2)