nubia Red Magic 3: Android 9 Pie smartphone features a 6.65-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 chipset, 48 MP rear camera, up to 12 GB RAM, up to 256 GB internal memory, and a 5000 mAh battery with fast charging.
Nowadays smartphone companies are offering a batch of nice specs, but compromising over others in order to have a lower price tag. ZTE decided to go the other way and threw everything it had to make a monster of a phone, called nubia Red Magic 3.
The new gaming device offers flagship chipset and 12 GB RAM, but it stands out with a huge battery, two types of internal cooling, 8K and 1920 fps slow-mo video recording.
Everywhere you look, the nubia Red Magic 3 has an impressive set of features. The 6.65-inch AMOLED display has a 90 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch refresh rate. The panel itself brings visual pleasure with a thick top and bottom bezel, meaning no notches whatsoever.
There are speakers on both sides for stereo sound, and the phone comes with 4D customizable vibrations.
ZTE put one camera on the back, presumably because gamers don’t need fancy bokeh effects. The talking point is the 8K video recording and up to 1920 fps video shooting, but we’re wondering if this is upscaling of the 960 fps slow-mo feature we’ve seen in other flagships. The sensor is the 48 MP IMX586, sitting behind an f/1.7 lens.
The gaming capabilities of the phone include second-generation ICE liquid cooling and an actual fan that lowers the phone temperature with 16 degrees Celsius. According to the manufacturer, the cooling effects can provide up to 500% heat distribution (whatever that means) and covers 32,000 sq.mm, which should be enough to keep the phone running even in the most heated battles.
The phone has an action button on the top right side, above the cooling grid, and acts as an additional key during gaming. You can also use the diamond-shaped fingerprint scanner on the back.
Since you’ll be doing a lot of gaming, the nubia Red Magic 3 has a 5,000 mAh power cell with 27W fast-charging, supporting Power Delivery.
nubia Red Magic 3 Specifications
- 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
- Software / OS: Android 9 Pie + Red Magic OS 2.0
- Dimensions: 171.7 × 78.5 x 9.65 mm
- Weight: 215 g
- Colours: Black. Red. Red-Violent gradient. Camo.
- Physical Build: Metal + Glass.
- Type:AMOLED, curved glass screen
- Size: 6.65 inches
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio
- Protection: Corning’s Gorilla Glass
- Processor Type: 64-bit, 2.42 GHz Octa-core, Kryo 485
- Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- Graphics Processor: Adreno 640.
- Cooling System: ICE liquid cooling and + fan
- RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB / 12 GB
- Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- Main Camera: Single – 48 MP camera
- Feature: IMX586 lens, f1.7 Aperture, LED flash
- Video: 8k@1920 fps
- Selfie Camera: 16 MP, f2.0 Aperture
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
- Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
- Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers. 4D sound. DTS 7.1.
- Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
- FM Radio:
- Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
- GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB: microUSB v2.0; USB-OTG. USB Type-C.
- NFC: Yes.
Other Features (Sensors)
- Digital Compass: Yes.
- Accelerometer: Yes.
- Proximity Sensor: Yes.
- Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
- Barometer: Yes.
- Pedometer: Yes.
- Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes.
- Face Unlock: Yes.
- Iris Scanner: Yes.
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes.
- Voice Control: Yes.
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes.
- Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 5000 mAh
- Charging: 27W fast-charging + Power Delivery.
- Announced: April 2019
- Market Availability: May 3. 2019
nubia Red Magic 3 Price and Availability
- Country Availability: China. Global.
- 6/64 GB version: CNY2,899 ($430/€385),
- 6/128 GB version: CNY3,199 ($475/€425),
- 8/128 GB version: CNY3,499 ($520/€470),
- 12/256 GB version: CNY4,299 ($640/€575).
The nubia Red Magic 3 will be available from nubia stores and JD.com.
nubia Red Magic 3 Review Rating
We are yet to review the nubia Red Magic 3 and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.
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