ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars


ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars
ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (Nubia Series)
Graphics adapter
10240 MB 
6 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, glossy: yes
256 GB eMC
Card Reader: undefined, Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 158.2 x 75 ( = 0.39 x 6.23 x 2.95 in)
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
193 g ( = 6.81 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 75.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 85%, display: 68% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

Nubia Red Magic Mars review: A new challenger approaches
Source: Android Authority English
Not only is this a great gaming phone — but it’s also generally a very good value option. If you love mobile gaming but don’t want to fork out for the current best gaming phone, the ROG Phone, this is an excellent choice and the best budget gaming phone in town. For those not into gaming, the question will probably be whether or not you can live with the slightly garish gamer design. Either way, this is definitely one to watch.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2019
Hands on: Nubia Red Magic Mars review
Source: Techradar English
Given that Nubia’s Red Magic debuted the better part of a year ago, the slightly-upgraded Red Magic Mars no longer qualifies as the hottest gaming device on the mobile market: in the interim, Razer and Asus both introduced powerful phones with advanced gaming performance features and accessories.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2019

Foreign Reviews

90% ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars Spielerisch verzockt
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars Günstig, Griffig, Gamy
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2019
70% Nubia Red Magic Mars: ha senso il gaming phone economico?
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Recensione Red Magic Mars
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% features: 85% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
80% Nubia Red Magic Mars: betaalbare gamingsmartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Test Du Nubia Red Magic Mars : Toujours En Bêta
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Prise en main du Nubia Red Magic Mars : du Snapdragon 845 dans un format gaming convaincant
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2019


Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption.

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.

845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

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.

0.193 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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).

75.6%: 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: 2019-02- 8)