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ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5S

Specifications

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5S
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5S (Nubia Series)
Processor
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 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, or 256GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, 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
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 1.12µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
220 g ( = 7.76 oz / 0.49 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 94%, features: - %, display: 91% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5S

RedMagic 5S is the Gaming Phone You Didn’t Know You Wanted [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
The RedMagic 5S is a very interesting proposition. On paper, it’s a really kick butt phone. It’s got crazy specs, a gorgeous display, terrific speakers, and top-notch build quality. On the other side of the spectrum, it’s not IP rated for water or dust which means you’ll have to be super careful with it. That’s really the only downside I see with this phone as everything else on it is superb.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2020
85% RedMagic 5S Review: Mobile gaming done right
Source: Phandroid English
See, RedMagic launched a few new accessories designed to enhance the experience. Including the likes of the Ice Dock for even better cooling, along with the Pro Handle so you can turn the 5S into an Android-powered Switch console. The problem comes in with the general availability of these, as they are not generally available for purchase, or you have to wait upwards of a month for them to arrive. We wish that they would have been more easily accessible, but maybe that will change as we get further away from the launch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
Nubia Red Magic 5S Audio review: Aiming to please gamers
Source: DxOMark English
The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5S’s audio performance scores well for its intended purpose as a gaming device, often outpacing its competitors, such as the Black Shark 3 Pro, which earned an overall score of 55 versus the Red Magic 5S’s 64, and a 68 against the Black Shark Pro 3’s 57 for Playback. Its weaknesses tended to come in non-gaming areas, such as its use as a recording device, or in the fact that its minimum volume is too soft for highly dynamic content such as classical music. In Playback testing, it had an above-average dynamics performance and an excellent artifacts performance. As a recording device it leaves much to be desired, however, with a poor artifacts score and an even worse score in rendering background.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2020
65% RedMagic 5S Review: Would you pay $579 for a great phone with a bad OS?
Source: Mobile Syrup English
In terms of gaming phones in Canada, the RedMagic 5S is a godsend with all of its power and low price, since competitors like Asus have their gaming phones priced above $1,300 CAD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 65%
90% Red Magic 5S review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Nubia has once again succeeded in producing an excellent gaming phone with the Red Magic 5S, but that's no surprise considering it's almost identical to its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
75% RedMagic 5S review: It's what you'd expect, for better and for worse
Source: Neowin English
Just like its predecessors, the RedMagic 5S has stellar hardware, and the company continues to find innovative ways to maximize the performance of its devices. After being the first to add a fan inside a phone, RedMagic is the first OEM to use silver to help cool its smartphones, and adding the external fan makes it even more suitable for intense gaming sessions. That's combined with the faster storage and what were already top-notch specs to make for a very powerful device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
Redmagic 5S Unboxing & Detailed Walkthrough
Source: TechTablets English
Redmagic 5S unboxing and detailed walkthrough of the 579 euro refreshed Redmagic model with SD865, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage. 4500mah battery with support for 55W charging (18W included) main 64MP IMX686 camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2020
80% nubia Red Magic 5S review
Source: GSM Arena English
When we first reviewed the Red Magic 5G, we were pretty sure it has a considerable edge over its competitors in terms of price/performance and feature/performance ratios. But things have changed now, and we have the Asus ROG Phone 3 as an excellent high-end alternative and the Lenovo Legion Duel as a similarly-priced, feature-packed, performance beast.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
RedMagic 5S unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
We go hands-on with the latest gaming phone from RedMagic, the RedMagic 5S, with a 144Hz display, a Snapdragon 865, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2020

Foreign Reviews

Nubia RedMagic 5S
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2020
83% Nubia RedMagic 5S
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Das beste Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis für Gamer?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Nubia Red Magic 5S, análisis: la máxima potencia a precio más ajustado
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 98% display: 93% mobility: 88% workmanship: 88%
Análisis Nubia Red Magic 5S: un móvil gaming que se la juega al precio
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2020
80% Recensione Red Magic 5S, gaming a 144Hz su smartphone
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Redmagic 5S Recensione: L'Hardware Non È Tutto, Il Software È Importante
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Recensione NUBIA REDMAGIC 5S
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 78% workmanship: 83%
Recensione RedMagic 5S: uno smartphone spettacolare!
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; high performance; great built quality; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2020
80% Test du Nubia RedMagic 5S: Un diamant pas assez poli
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nubia Red Magic 5S ra mắt: Snapdragon 865+, màn hình 144Hz, giá từ 542 USD
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2020
Nubia Red Magic 5S ra mắt: Màn hình 144Hz, Snapdragon 865+, tản nhiệt tốt hơn, giá từ 12.6 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; nice gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2020

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 200: Integrated GPU in the Snapdragon S1 SoCs and based on the AMD Z430. Later called Adreno 200 with higher clock speeds.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


S1 QSD8250: Single core Scorpion based SoC with a Adreno 200 GPU and GSM / UMTS radio. » 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.


0.22 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%: 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: 2020-08-15)