ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G is a gaming-focused smartphone with top-tier specs, a 144Hz display, active cooling, and 5G connectivity.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

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The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G is a gaming-focused smartphone that offers top-of-the-line specifications and advanced gaming features. It boasts a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate for smooth and immersive gaming experiences. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and up to 16GB of RAM, it delivers exceptional performance for demanding games. The device also features an active cooling system to prevent overheating during extended gaming sessions. With its triple-camera setup, 4,500mAh battery, and 5G connectivity, the Nubia Red Magic 5G is a powerhouse designed specifically for gamers.


Bottom Line

With its high refresh rate display, powerful performance, and gaming-specific features, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G is a top choice for mobile gamers seeking an immersive gaming experience.


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Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2020
Announced Date Thursday March 12, 2020
Released Date Thursday March 19, 2020
Warranty 1 Year
Versions NX659J
Variants 8GB/128GB,538
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Network Technology GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE, 5G
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A, 5G 7.5 Gbps DL
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G Bands 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Extra Network
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, aptX, LE
Connectivity Features USB Type-C 3.0
Accessory Connector
Dual Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 168.6 mm
Width 78 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm
Weight 218 g
IP Rating
Colours Eclipse Black, Hot Rod Red, Black, Mars Red, Cyber Neon, Transparent
Body Features Glass Front (Gorilla Glass)
Glass Back (Gorilla Glass)
Aluminum Frame
RGB light panel (on the back)
Pressure sensitive zones (300Hz touch-sensing)
Built-in cooling fan
Screen & Display
Display Type AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Screen Size 6.65 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 82.5
Ppi 388
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-Touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, with Punch Hole Display
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G (7 nm+)
Processor Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-A77 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Adreno 650
RAM 8GB, 12GB, 16GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Storage Features UFS 3.0
Card Slot
AnTuTu 557056 (v8)
GeekBench 13370 (v4.4), 3387 (v5.1)
GFXBench 46fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
8 MP, f/2.0, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, (macro)
Rear Camera Video 8K@15fps
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features
Speakers Yes, with Stereo Speakers
Multimedia Features 32-bit/384kHz Audio
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 55W
Fast Charging 55W
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 10
Custom UI Redmagic
Custom UI Version 3.0
Sensors & Features
Sensors Accelerometer
Magnetometer / Compass
In-Display Fingerprint - Optical

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