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

ZTE Nubia Red Magic: Review

ZTE Nubia Red Magic

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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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.


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.


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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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


Device Type Smartphone
Model ZTE Nubia Red Magic
Announced April, 2018
Released April, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Aluminium Frame
Dimensions 158.1 x 74.9 x 9.5 mm
Weight 185g
Protection Yes
Colours Black and Red


Display Type FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 402ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 78.5%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
ISO settings
Scene mode
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
Red Magic UI
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core 2.35GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 540
Internal Storage 128GB/64GB
Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light
Gyroscope, Compass
Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification Yes


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3800mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones

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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