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ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S

Specifications

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S (Nubia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, or 12GB
Display
6.65 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 388 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, 90Hz, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, or 256GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
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, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 171.7 x 78.5 ( = 0.38 x 6.76 x 3.09 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0, 2.0µm
Weight
215 g ( = 7.58 oz / 0.47 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.55% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 87%, features: 100%, display: 88% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S

80% Nubia Red Magic 3S review: The best sub-$500 gaming phone you can buy in the U.S.
Source: Android Central English
Featuring a 90Hz display and Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset, the Red Magic 3S is a gaming powerhouse. The 5000mAh battery allows you to play all day, and the user interface is akin to pure Android and is free from bloatware. Combine all of that with the fact that it's just $479, and you're getting incredible value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nubia Red Magic 3s review: Good successor, but competition has gotten tougher
Source: The Indian Express English
The Nubia Red Magic 3s is a good mid-year refresh, but lacks that special wow factor. As of now, there is a lot of competition in this segment, all priced in a similar bracket. The Asus ROG Phone II is a prime example of a gaming phone, which stands out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Red Magic 3S review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Red Magic 3S builds on the success of its predecessor to provide an almost complete mobile gaming experience. If this is your first foray into the world of gaming phones, the high refresh rate display, front-facing stereo speakers and dedicated gaming mode are a delight to use. However, we’re disappointed with the lack of serious upgrades from the 3, particularly in retaining its chunky bezels and sub-par cameras. The 3S has ultimately fallen victim to Red Magic's very aggressive update cycle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% nubia Red Magic 3s review
Source: GSM Arena English
It all boils down to how much you need a gaming phone and how much you are willing to spend on one because the nubia Red Magic 3s lacks in important departments like the camera and market-ready software. Clearly, this phone has been made with gaming in mind,, and everything else comes second.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nubia Red Magic 3S Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nubia Red Magic 3S is completely gaming-focused and works well for that purpose. The 90Hz refresh rate on the HDR AMOLED panel facilitates smooth gameplay. This phone packs in the best possible hardware for gaming, along with dedicated shoulder buttons. The internal fan helps it run at a lower temperature. However, this phone does very little to stand out in other areas. The camera performance is below average when compared to other devices in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Nubia Red Magic 3S review: Power meets ease of gaming
Source: Gadget Show English
The Nubia Red Magic 3S has certain advantages and disadvantages both when compared with the ROG Phone II but only a serious gamer would be that finicky about the details. We would like to conclude by saying that this is a powerful gaming device that can hold its own without the help of any accessories in long gaming sessions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% The Nubia Red Magic 3S is for the flamboyant gamer, never mind the camera
Source: Business Standard English
Nubia Red Magic 3S is delightfully designed and immensely powerful. The Red Magic 3S, at Rs 35,999, needs nothing more than some UI and camera upgrades to find a place among the best mid-level premium devices. But the gamer in you might not want to think so much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% workmanship: 90%
Red Magic 3S review: The perfect gaming phone?
Source: Android Authority English
The Red Magic 3 is a great gaming phone and represents amazing value for the money. There are lots of good features, and if you don’t mind the mediocre camera then it is certainly worth considering. Of course, there are other gaming phones out there, including the Black Shark 2, the Asus ROG Phone 2, and the Razer Phone 2. But those physical buttons, the bigger screen, the active cooling, and the price, make the Red Magic 3S a worthy contender.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2019
80% Nubia Red Magic 3S review: Brilliant gaming performance but pricey
Source: India Today English
The Nubia Red Magic 3S comes in as a brilliant mid-life update to the raw-in-nature Red Magic 3 from a few months ago. It's got a fast and unbeatable performance that gamers are always looking for. And, despite carrying forward the same design, it still looks interesting. And the cherry on top is the all-round refinement that Nubia has made to it as a premium smartphone, with the more fluid and fast stock Android interface. I feel that there's still more Nubia could do to refine the user experience further.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Red Magic 3S review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Red Magic 3S builds on the success of its predecessor to provide an almost complete mobile gaming experience. If this is your first foray into the world of gaming phones, the high refresh rate display, front-facing stereo speakers and dedicated gaming mode are a delight to use. However, we’re disappointed with the lack of serious upgrades from the 3, particularly in retaining its chunky bezels and sub-par cameras. The 3S has ultimately fallen victim to Red Magic's very aggressive update cycle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Nubia Red Magic 3S
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
88% Nubia Red Magic 3S, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Обзор плюсов и минусов Nubia Red Magic 3s 8/128GB. Игровой смартфон с экраном 90 Гц
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Great display; nice gaming performance; fast system; long battery life; excellent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2019

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs).

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.

855+: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.96 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 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 X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller. Compared to the normal Snapdragon 855, the 855 Plus offers higher clock speeds of the GPU and CPU.» 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.

0.215 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).


79.55%: 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: 2019-11- 3)