ZTE Nubia Red Magic – Gaming Smartphone with 8GB RAM: Review, Specs and Price

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic is now official, the company collaborated with Red Magic to launch this gaming smartphone with a rugged-like body. This is coming days after the United States banned ZTE from purchasing Qualcomm chips for seven years.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic

However, this Red Magic gaming smartphone houses the Snapdragon 835 chip with an octa-core processor, there’s a version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It will be in competition with Xiaomi Black Shark gaming smartphone. Well, let’s meet the ZTE Nubia Red Magic.

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Design

ZTE Nubia Red Magic

Looking like a Sumarai weapon from the rear, thanks to its exquisite and unique design. Another highlight here is the NEG Dinorex T2X-1 which the entire device is covered with, offering scratch and shock resistant. However, the device is NOT water or splash resistant but it’s stronger than most smartphones with IP67 certifications.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic

This looks way more attractive than Xiaomi’s Black Shark, thanks to the tall LED light at the rear. The dual antenna lines also adds to the beauty as well, with the rear camera, LED flash and fingerprint scanner. It measures 9.5 mm in thickness, which is really slim for a gaming smartphone. Weighing 185g overall and available in Red and Black colors.

Display

ZTE Nubia Red Magic

The Gaming Phablet dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio, with super minimal bezels, giving gamers the Full View experience while playing games. There’s also a Dinorex T2X-1 glass at the front, offering scratch and shock resistant as well from this side.

Furthermore, the 6-inch FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen should bring all your games to live. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 402 pixels per inch density, enjoy gaming with a sharp screen. The screen stretches up to 78.5% screen to body ratio and has low-temperature polysilicon.

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Hardware and Software

Houses the Snapdragon 835 chip from Qualcomm with Octa-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture as well. The 8-cores of processor here runs at an impressive clock speed of 2.35GHz with 16nm process technology. Administrating graphics is the Adreno 540 graphics processor from Qualcomm.

There are two versions in terms of RAM and internal storage space. The standard version comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage space, while the cheaper variant has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage space as well. The RAM space reaches a memory speed of over 1.6GHz, while the internal storage is not upgradeable. The Nubia Red Magic runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with a new user interface from Red Magic.

Camera

The modern-day gaming smartphones now come with great cameras and the ZTE Nubia Red Magic didn’t disappoint in this department. The 24MP rear shooter with f/1.7 aperture takes beautiful photographs even in low light areas. Features on the camera include phase detection, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, and others. With the device, videos of 2160 pixels can be records at 30fps, while the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture.

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Battery

Powering the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is a 3800mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take up to 1.9 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Full Technical Specifications

General

Device TypeSmartphone
ModelZTE Nubia Red Magic
AnnouncedApril, 2018
ReleasedApril, 2018
StatusAvailable on Shopping stores

Network

2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
4G NetworkYes
SIM TypeNano + Nano
SIM CountDual SIM

Design

TypeAluminium Frame
Dimensions158.1 x 74.9 x 9.5 mm
Weight185g
ProtectionYes
ColoursBlack and Red

Display

Display TypeFHD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size6-inch
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density402ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio78.5%
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionYes
FeaturesMulti-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

24MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, LED
8MP

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo
Red Magic UI
Yes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPUOcta-core 2.35GHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 540
8GB/6GB
Internal Storage128GB/64GB
No
Fingerprint (Rear)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope, Compass
ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
InfraredNo
Wi-FiYes
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, microUSB
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial IdentificationYes
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po Battery
Capacity3800mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Fast ChargingYes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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What is ZTE Nubia Red Magic Price and Availability Status?

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic is available on Shopping stores from $399 (N130,000) to $499 (N160,000). Click on the links above to view the latest ZTE Nubia Red Magic price & availability on Shopping stores.


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